Hey everyone out there,
I have a question for you. I have a mandarin fish (Synchiropus splendidus) and I have had them for some time. He is in a 90 gallon reef tank with 185 LBS of live rock. I was looking at refugiums to help with the reproduction of copepods. I understand that the benefits of a refugium outweigh the negatives but I have a number of questions surrounding this topic.
I do not have a sump...it kills me to say this but I dont. I have wanted one but alas I have a canister filter...but I was wondering if there was a way to put a refugium on the tank some how without the sump. I have seen the "hang on type" which I cannot find a site to ship to canada and none of my LFS
have them (or will be getting any of them).
This is kind of wierd but im just trying to make this work...I love, I mean I LOVE my mandarin (he was the guy who got me all started in the hobby) and im just trying to give him the nuetrition he needs to survive. Also I cannot run the Reverse light cycle...I understand the whole "photosythesis and resperation bit" but I dont want this to hurt my tank.
Well I hope that at least someone can awnser this for me and provide me with a way to help make this refugium a possiblility. Thanks a million in advance and happy fish keeping