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Old 09-01-2012, 11:35 AM   #1
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refugiums question?

If I add a hang on the back refugiums to my tank will I be able to add bio balls in it for bio filtration?
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Old 09-01-2012, 12:07 PM   #2
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Bio balls are best to have water dripped over them not submerged. You should have enough LR to provide bio filtration and with a refugium you want as much space as possible so you don't wanna take away from that with bio balls.
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Ok so if I add a filter with no bio filtration and Add the refugium on back which I'll include a few live rock pieces....that will provide adequate bio filtration for my tank?
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Do you have atleast 1lb per gallon of LR in your tank? If so thatll provide enough bio filtration in a correctly stocked tank.
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I honestly don't know how much I have in total. Due to the fact that I bought my rock here and there I couldn't tell you the weight all together! But I think it's close! When you say stocked right, what do you mean by that?
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Old 09-01-2012, 05:28 PM   #6
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If you are over stocked the the bio filtration can't keep up (too many fish).
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Ok thanks for the information...I'll take a look into it because my tank has hair algae growing everywhere and I need to find a method to stop it????
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Are you using Ro/Di water and do you know your parameters especially your nitrates and phosphates?
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Yes, I use ro water. Every time I check phosphates they're 0 and my nitrates are around 20 and I can't get it to go down...I do water changes once every two weeks, but still doesn't change...
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A refugium is a good idea. What fish do you have? How often do you feed and how much? What size is your tank?
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