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  1. #1

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    Default for the pros... reef tank filtration

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    I am curious if it is a good idea to have a wet/dry trickle sump along with a seperate refugium for a reef tank. would this be overdoing it or would it be all the better to keep corals thriving? i know that a good wet dry can sufice with a good protein skimmer and that a refugium can help to level nitrate/nitrite levels. so im thinkin a combo of both would be good. what are some thoughts?

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    If you are using live rock, a wet/dry isn't necessary
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    Wet/dry filters are not good if you plan to have coral. A sump without a wet/dry filter will work better.

    - 29g FW - Community - Congo Tetras and a mated pair Kribensis
    - 55g SW - Royal Gramma, 6-Line Wrasse, 2 Ocellaris Clownfish, and various corals and inverts

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    All you need in your sump is a lot of live rock for the water to hit when it first enters the sump, then have your skimmer next to your live rock, put a plexiglass divider and drill holes or make it short for water to flow over, middle section is your refugium so put live sand and put chaetomorpha algae and like others, then another divider and your return pump. If you are using an overflow box you can even put a sponge in it to create a prefilter.

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