Posts Tagged refugium

Sump Or Refugium?

All aquarists know the difference between a reef, mixed reef and fish only aquarium. However, confusion arises on occasion about the sump and refugium. There are many systems of whatever type that include a sump. Usually they are put there in the design stage and this is

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How Long Should You Leave Refugium Lights On For

Refugiums are becoming more and more popular nowadays as people are starting to realise the beneift that they can have upon the aquarium. Refugiums, as the name states are a refuge for animals to live without fear of predation. It is also an area where macro algae

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What Is Natural Aquarium Filtration

There is one thing that I have learnt in all my years of keeping aquariums – do not underestimate nature! It still amazes me today how powerful natural aquarium filtration actually is and how many ways there are to actually filter an aquarium or provide additional nutrient

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Caulerpa

Mention the word ‘algae’ to a marine aquarist and the aquarist’s face might turn white, before he or she spins round to look at their aquarium and ask, in a panicky voice, ‘Where?’ We are all aware of that concern: nuisance algae! The stuff that covers everything

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Can Tonga Live Rock Provide Enough Filtration?

Live rock as has been said time and time again is a phenomenal filtration medium. There are various different types of live rock available all of which provide the required filtration to the aquarium if enough is placed into the aquarium. There is one in particular however

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At What Times Should The Lighting Be On Above The Refugium

In the refugium we are attempting to grow macro algae. The reason for this is that as they grow they remove nutrients like nitrate and phosphate out of the water. In a previous post I have discussed what type of lighting should be used so that you

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What Lighting Should You Use Above The Refugium

A refugium can be made from many things in the aquarium but for the concept of this article we shall classify a refugium as an area which contains a sand covering and macro algae being grown. This type of refugium allows for two things to be completed

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DIY reef aquarium sumps

Sumps are being used more and more in the salt water aquarium hobby nowadays. The reason is that a lot of the required equipment can be hidden from view in the [tag-tec]aquarium sump[/tag-tec]. Equipment such as protein skimmers, heaters, calcium reactors etc. A lot of people nowadays

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