i just got done reading the refugium article and i have a question? (which was very good might i add)
I'm making my own from an aqarium I understand that i nees aprximatly 22gal of refuge for my 110gal tank. (20% of 110 =22).
The entering water from the tank should be in a seperate compartment prior to the fuge. should i use a sponge or floss to capture the large pieces, or will this catch all the good things that your tank needs and ruin the whole purpose of having the fuge? would this be where i would place activated charcoal?
After the fuge it should go into a sump that in turn returns the water to the main tank. Is this where i put my protein skimmer, heater, or will this filter or hurt the the "goodies" also? or should i have a seperat sump? that would take a lot of room.
thanks in advance, i know its a lot of quetions