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Old 01/31/2018, 06:03 PM   #1
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Refugium: Size vs. Clear??

I have a 180g tank, and a slightly undersized but “good” sump that fits my skimmer but has no space for a fuge. I was thinking of solving both problems with a large fuge. Unfortunately I cannot find any decent options with a “standard” sized aquarium - the 40 Breeder just misses (too big one direction, and good luck finding a “standard” Aqueon or Marine Land 38 g.

So, I went to target and got three options: a clear plastic bin that is 27g (and would have to be elevated for a gravity drain to sump), and opaque large storage bins of 40g and 45g.

I am inclined to go with the 45g as it fits snugly but in there, larger capacity, and I could do a gravity drain to the sump. Right move??????


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Old 01/31/2018, 07:32 PM   #2
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I would go for the largest you can fit in your space.


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Old 02/01/2018, 04:32 AM   #3
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I'd take bin #3 on the right Monty...


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Old 02/01/2018, 04:37 AM   #4
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If you have the space go for the biggest you can find.


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Old 02/01/2018, 04:49 AM   #5
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Thanks folks that’s what I thought. Biggest one “fits” but one of my support posts does push on it a little bit. I think I’m still going with it, though since it won’t be filled to top, but at about 13” or so to gravity drain into my shorter sump.


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Old 02/03/2018, 06:41 PM   #6
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Thanks folks that’s what I thought. Biggest one “fits” but one of my support posts does push on it a little bit. I think I’m still going with it, though since it won’t be filled to top, but at about 13” or so to gravity drain into my shorter sump.


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So instead I decided to build my own new sump with an in-line refugium. Got a 75 g last night, cross your fingers.


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Old 02/03/2018, 07:34 PM   #7
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Way better than the rubber maids


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Old 02/04/2018, 06:39 AM   #8
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Way better than the rubber maids

^^^This^^^

Great choice and it is looking good!


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Old 02/04/2018, 06:54 AM   #9
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Is that glass or acrylic for those baffles?
Looks too thin IMO and I'm crossing my fingers for you that they don't break.. They likely will from what I see here..


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Old 02/04/2018, 08:28 AM   #10
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they do look thin.

you think they could break though? no pressure to speak of, just dividers?


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Old 02/04/2018, 08:55 AM   #11
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Looks like acrylic to me.

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I need to do something like this and take my stock tank out.


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It’s glass, feels plenty wide, keep in mind that is a 75g tank.


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