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Old 06-20-2010, 05:15 PM   #1
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turning sump to refuigium

hey all i currently have a sump with the bio filter material and im going to turn it into a refugium. my lfs told me to take half the material out of the sump then the rest of it a week later.. i did in fact take about 1/4 of it out today n now im wonrdering if that will affect my tank in anyway and is that the right way to slowly go about turning it that way. if its not right i do have the material in a bag n willl put it back in if i can n need to.. all the advice i can get would be greatly appreciated ty

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what do you have in your tank? LR?

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When you remove biomedia, you're removing nitrifying bacteria. If you remove too much too fast, you'll put your tank through a cycle.
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