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    Little help

    Would it be in my best interest to get a "refugium?"

    A friend of mine has a decent sized one with a built in protein skimmer (I already have one) and a pump and everything.

    I was just wondering if this is something I should buy. He's asking $75 for it.

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    Need more info.

    A refugium in its simplest form is just a place of low flow that is lighted enough for some cheato or calurpa(sp?) to grow and some live rock and sand for 'pods to establish themselves.

    I'm not a big fan of sumps that have everything built in from the manufacturer, which likely explains why your friend only wants $75 for it.

    It would be helpful if you could list what you have, and what your looking to buy, to get a better answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thisisthepart View Post
    Would it be in my best interest to get a "refugium?"
    yes, a refugium is an excellent way to remove nitrates and phosphates from your system, with very little work or expense on your part.

    is your tank drilled, or would you have to use an external overflow??
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    I would have to use an external overflow, my tank is not drilled

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