Thread: DIY HOB Refugium
08-23-2013, 03:06 AM #1
DIY HOB Refugium
I saw on a lot of forums that people were converting their filters from previous setups into HOB refugiums. So I decided to cut turn my Penguin Bio wheel 150 that I got with my tank into on.
So far, I've cleaned the crap out of it. I used my dremel to cut down the top of the filter so that only the intake pump part is covered.
Removed the Biowheel.
I will getting a small lamp to place over the media tray once I figure out what Media to use.
Here's what It looks like right now.
Haven't decided if I'll be adding a Surface skimmer to it instead of the normal intake.
Once I find the right light fixture to place of the Media tray all will be well.
10-24-2013, 07:18 PM #2Member Platy
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I can't find any information on this. What does the HOB refugium do?
11-04-2013, 01:57 PM #3
basically, the HOB refugium will allow him to grow out macro algae aswell as small pods. the macro algae will keep ph stable and consume nitrate, while the pods are a great food source for many saltwater critters.your friendly neighbourhood arowanaman!
11-04-2013, 04:03 PM #4
I stuck a small amount of chaeto algae in their and got a small clip on light for 10 gallon tanks. It's runs on my night cycle.