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Old 11-15-2005, 09:16 PM   #1
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Refugium!!!

I want to get a refugium for my 50 Gal... is it not a good idea to go with an in-tank one??>>> http://www.drsfostersmith.com/Produc...&N=2004+113080

Or how about a hang on one???>>> http://www.drsfostersmith.com/Produc...&N=2004+113080

Which one and which size??? PLeasse Help Me!!! TIA!!!!
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Quite frankly an intank or hang on refuge would have minimal benifit to your tank unless you can get them in a size that wil be 10%+ the volume of the tank. While its always "bigger is better" when it comes to fuges and sumps a good suggested size is 20% of the main tanks volume. I shy away from anything in tank because that just ends up taking away room for your fish to swim.
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For the price those in your link you could add a nice one under your tank and purchase a return pump and still save money.
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I agree also with the tank under and return pump. Much better
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Old 11-16-2005, 01:16 AM   #5
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thats my first choice also but i have no room for one right now...
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thats my first choice also but i have no room for one right now...
is the tank sitting on the floor? 20% of 50 gallons is only a 10 gallon sump/fuge.. I dont see how you couldnt find room for that.. JMHO
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Old 11-16-2005, 01:35 AM   #7
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well i have my aquarium sitting on dressers...
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the sump/fuge can sit beside it or behind it or on a shelf beside it the options are endless.. :P
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could it sit on the floor a couple feet to the left or right?/
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you would need a stronger pump to get the same GPH but sure it could sit on the floor.. my guess is the dresser is taller then a stand but if not it wouldnt really be any diffent then under the stand..
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