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Old 03-24-2005, 09:20 PM   #1
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sponge in refuge???

I just set up a 20gal tall tank that I made into a sump / refugium for my 50gal tank. My main question is:

I have an area between the "refug part" and the return pump that I have a sponge in. Is this bad? This area is where I plan to keep carbon.

Tips? Suggestions?

-50gal tank
-20gal tall sump / refugium.
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-60 lbs (3") of sand.
-2x65w power compact lights
-2x18w power compact in the refug.
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-3 LARGE feather dusters all differebt colors
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-fire fish
-12 or so hermits
-50-60 nassairus snails
-about 12 turno snails
-emrald crab
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Old 03-24-2005, 09:27 PM   #2
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If you are using the refugium as a place to produce pods to feed your main tank a sponge may prevent those critters from being passed back into the tank. Another concern may be clogging so it would need to be cleaned often.
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