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Old 07/26/2009, 12:26 AM   #1
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Question What do i put in my refugium? why?

i just had my wetdry replace with my shinny new refugium, put sand in it, some liverock, and chaeto algea---- what else? why----

at the fs a clerk was saying to put live rock with chalerpa, and i see red algea at the fs--- asking him what to put--- his reply well people put all kinds of stuff in there for all kinds of reasons?

would i want a sand sifter in it?-- crab/star? snails? what other kinds of algea? why?

i choose chaeto instead of chalerpa becasue what i have read-- was it was safer and wouldn't spread.


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Old 07/26/2009, 01:27 AM   #2
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I would just go with what you have. It sounds like all you really need. What was the reason you got the refugium?


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Old 07/26/2009, 06:00 AM   #3
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^^ agree with the above post. Also if you going to put fish and inverts in a refuge then it becomes a tank not a refuge. Understand a few snails to keep the alage down or maybe a starfish depending on the size of the fuge.


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Old 07/26/2009, 09:28 AM   #4
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got the fuge for the prupose of keeping down nitrites/phosphates--also put in some frags that i want to grow quickly---

is there any other kind of algea i would want to put in there?
can i buy copopods and put in there to jump start developemtn of micro organisims?


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Old 07/26/2009, 10:44 AM   #5
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do you want something to turn over sand like a dt< ? ie sand sifter or do you want sand to be left alone?


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Old 07/26/2009, 11:04 AM   #6
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any suggestions


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Old 07/26/2009, 11:24 AM   #7
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got the fuge for the prupose of keeping down nitrites/phosphates--also put in some frags that i want to grow quickly---

is there any other kind of algea i would want to put in there?
can i buy copopods and put in there to jump start developemtn of micro organisims?
your selection of chaeto macro algae was really wise--that's all you need.
You have copopods in your tank already--the idea of the refugium is to give them a save haven from predators so they will multiply

I would not put frags in a refugium--the light is usually not strong enough and they can get covered with different kinds of algae.

I would suggest some reef rubble in the bottom of the refugium then chaeto--that's all you need.

Have a look at this thread--I suggested some ways to encourage chaeto growth

http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/sh...readid=1677542


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Old 07/26/2009, 04:24 PM   #8
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sweet thanks alot--captn you always have good words


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Old 07/26/2009, 08:14 PM   #9
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sweet thanks alot--captn you always have good words
thanks---and a few bad ones two esp when I go down to the basement and find my refugium has overflowed because a snail has crawled into the drain


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Old 07/27/2009, 07:51 PM   #10
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ok, will keep an eye on that.


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