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    Beaming refugium

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    Beaming refugium

    Post by Sandman on Fri May 11, 2012 10:34 pm

    I found this video and wanted to share it. This is a refugium that is kept in darkness, and the amphipods are massive! notice the HUGE feather duster.


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    Re: Beaming refugium

    Post by nikecivic on Fri May 11, 2012 11:38 pm

    OMg, the pods are freakin huge!

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    Re: Beaming refugium

    Post by sisterlimonpot on Fri May 11, 2012 11:44 pm

    Back when I was running a sump with bioballs, it was considered a benthic zone (in terms of light) and there were tons of amphipods, copepods, worms and mysis, they were all living in the confines of the balls.

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    Re: Beaming refugium

    Post by Crusty Old Shellback on Mon May 14, 2012 1:36 pm

    When I had my big skimmer running, it sat in a 30G sump in an enclosed box so it was mostly in the dark. When I would open it to clean out the skimmer, the sump was full of monster pods, even though there was nothing for them to "hide" in. The walls of the sump were covered with small featherdusters. I even had babby snails living inside of my skimmer.


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    Re: Beaming refugium

    Post by reefsUP on Mon Dec 24, 2012 8:38 pm

    Now thats a natural food source cant wait for my pod population.

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