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Old 07/19/2018, 09:11 PM   #1
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Refugium

I donít have a sump, I have a hang on back skimmer and was wandering if I should add a hang on back refugium. I have a 75 gallon tank. Thanks in advance for any advice.


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Old 07/19/2018, 09:16 PM   #2
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Depends on if you want one. They arent needed but if your wanting to have a safe spot for pods or if you want to grow macro for nitrate/phosphate reduction help. Or just grow/have one because you enjoy it. Some macros are very pretty and some people make a display fuge for this reason. Lots of reasons to have one if you want one but not a requirement


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Old 07/19/2018, 09:17 PM   #3
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Are you having issues with high nitrates or phosphates? re you trying to increase your pod population? If so then adding a refugium would be a good idea, if not then there s no need.


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Old 07/19/2018, 10:00 PM   #4
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I’m still learning, my tank is only 3 weeks old. Just wanting to make sure I have all the right stuff.


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Old 07/19/2018, 10:02 PM   #5
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My nitrates have been staying at around 20 so I do need to get that down.


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Old 07/20/2018, 04:31 AM   #6
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My nitrates have been staying at around 20 so I do need to get that down.
The tank is still VERY new..
Give it time to mature before thinking you have problems..
All tanks have slight nitrate issues when new..


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