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Thread: saltwater 55g questions
07-13-2008, 04:38 AM #31
Originally Posted by NickFish
hey are these supplies for a fowlr tank? if not can you post supplies for fowlr instead of reef
07-13-2008, 04:46 AM #32
nick hit it. the sump and refugium arent 100% needed, but are always a good idea
you need everything on his list for a fowlr, but you can use regular lighting for no corals
07-14-2008, 01:53 AM #33
whats a refrigium???
07-14-2008, 01:59 AM #34
A refugium is an area of lower flow either in a sump or separate from the sump where generally sand, live rock rubble, and macro algae is kept. The sand and LR rubble are not found in all. The main benefit of a refugium is the production of copepods, amphapods, and isopods for the main tank. Many claim that they are also great for nitrate reduction, however they really are not great at this process, this is the least of their benefits. They do reduce nitrates to an extent however not to any extent that will rival a deep sand bed or sufficient live rock. They basically allow for a isolated area for the pod population to multiply free from predation.
07-14-2008, 02:22 AM #35
so what are the benefits of 'pods exept a food source for fish
07-14-2008, 02:23 AM #36
Also, when the macro algea is lighted on a reverse cycle from the main display, it can help reduce the natural pH swing from day to night.
A great food source is their main benefit, but they are also good detrivores.
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