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    clownfish14
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    Display Refugium?

    Post by clownfish14 on Tue Jun 19, 2012 5:21 pm

    Hey guys im looking into setting up a display refugium with macro algae and sea horses and i was wondering if anybody has any info on them. I cant seem to find anything on them.

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    Re: Display Refugium?

    Post by dfladermaus on Tue Jun 19, 2012 6:28 pm

    what kind of info? Vivid has a few in their show room, but you can do all sorts of cool stuff with that. Deep sand bed, macro algae, mangroves, low flow. You wont need a ton of light unless you want sea grasses. Great place to keep anemones and clams too.
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    Re: Display Refugium?

    Post by clownfish14 on Tue Jun 19, 2012 6:47 pm

    I just wanted some general info. What can i keep? What cant i keep? Is it benifitial to have many species of macro algae or just cheato? Is there any specific type i need to have for the sea horses?


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    Re: Display Refugium?

    Post by MxReEfEr92 on Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:02 pm

    you need like a 1000000000000 gallon tank Smile


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    Re: Display Refugium?

    Post by clownfish14 on Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:09 pm

    Why is that?


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    Re: Display Refugium?

    Post by dfladermaus on Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:45 pm

    So chaeto* is not a good algae for a refugium, typically chaeto likes higher flows and more exposure to movemnt than other "lower" flow algaes. If you want a low flow refugium you can do things like Ulva, Mangroves, Maidens hair, Halimeda, Sea grass etc...You can also have clams, anemones, shrimp etc. I would refrain from too many fish or any fish for that matter. Sea horses might be ok, but a good bit of work and they are hunters, though that is a great environment for them. You can also do sponges in the refugium or other NPS corals if you decide to do very low lighting.

    *Not the best...it will still work, but its more apt to grow out of control in a high flow environ...when I tried to grow it in my low flow fuge/sump it died.
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    Re: Display Refugium?

    Post by clownfish14 on Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:57 pm

    Ok and that would still work as a goodnutrient export?


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    Re: Display Refugium?

    Post by dfladermaus on Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:59 pm

    The whole point of a refugium is to be a "refuge" from predators, while it might double as a place that exports some nutrients, that shouldn't be its primary goal. If you want straight nutrient export, try remote DSB or algal turf scrubbers, way more effcient.
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    Re: Display Refugium?

    Post by clownfish14 on Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:52 pm

    Ok that makes sence. Thanks!


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