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    Default What exactly is a Refugium and a Sump?

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    Im just wondering LOL!!

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    Actually a really good question!

    While most people think of an "aquarium" being the same as a "tank". In MOST cases that is true, but an aquarium really consists of the entire system. Point in fact, you can have (as I do) an aquarium that consists of both a display tank (or several) and a "sump".

    So, "sump" is a part of your aquarium separate from the display tank that is used for many things: add water volume to the system, hide equipment, or house things like a trickle filter that requires gravity to feed it. It can also contain, or be a refugium.

    A "refugium" provides a safe place, or a "refuge", for things that would be eaten in the main tank. This most often includes algaes or invertebrates. I have used mine to grow sponges to feed nudibranchs.
    80 Gallon: Native Temperate Reef

    5 Gallon Native Temperate Invert tank

    20 Gallon Planted: Cherry Barbs, Common Pleco, Floating frog, Fire Bellied Newt

    10 Gallon Planted: Apple Snails/Cherry Barb Breeder.... fingers crossed

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    Thank you SO MUCH for anwsering that for me, ive been wondering!!!

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    Pretty good explaination Micheal
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
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