View Full Version : refuguim experiment

09-15-2007, 04:56 AM

gonna try this lil puppy, see if i can make a in-tank refugium for the 20g high! i have a spare 1g acrylic. put some live sand in and some small LR pieces, ad im done!

09-15-2007, 05:05 AM
Take a look at these: http://www.cpraquatic.com/products/index.html
They are what I use.


09-15-2007, 05:13 AM
those are excellent! im gonna try the 1g, and if all goes well i might get one of the ones you posted

09-15-2007, 05:18 AM
actually, the more i read about that link, those are perfect! think i'll just grab one of those instead!

09-15-2007, 05:49 AM
Thought that in-tank they sell would be the perfect size you need. I've been using cpr stuff for years.


09-15-2007, 11:50 AM
Okay, I'm going to jump in here with a question since you both know what you are talking about and I have zero idea. Complete the sentence: "A refugium is used for..."

Thanks for tolerating the interruption!

09-15-2007, 03:06 PM
...a refugium is generally an area of your sump that you use to grow out frags, house extra macroalgae, such as chaeto, put an injured fish into, put a crabby (heh heh) fish into...grow 'pods' for food (copepods, isopods)...it adds to your total water volume too...which is a good thing...

09-15-2007, 04:08 PM
a refugium is a spare tank on the outside about 2g-5g. it has water pumping from the main tank. you use it for damaged corals, new fish that are scared, acclimating fish, and fish that are beat up.

09-15-2007, 04:16 PM
wow you've been really busy with all your tanks lol. good luck

09-15-2007, 04:17 PM
lol, i am. im trying to get the 20g high nice enough to enter in the saltaquarium.about.com contests

09-15-2007, 04:20 PM
Thanks for the answers about a refugium, sorry for the intrusion!

09-15-2007, 04:35 PM
lol, no prob, the thread is done. im gonna grab one of the ones dave showed me