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    refugium for 25g long tank

    What would be the most economical way to add a refugium to this tank?
    Just buy a pre-fabricated hang on back refugium or make my own ten gallon sump?

    Beware: I am dumb and need an easy solution.
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    Do you already have a sump? Or thinking off adding one? If no to both then I would probably look at a HO unit. I have seen a couple small pre fabbed ones that look nice or have also seen people use the large HO fluval filters and just put in a couple of dividers in and a small light on top.
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    oh I've got an aquaclear 30 (200) but it looks kind of small to divide, and I'd much rather have a bigger fuge.
    I suppose and overflow would work but tis expensive...
    I'll keep thinking. Thanks for the idea.
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    adding a sump to your existing set up will take alot of work, just buy a hang on. hang on refugium work better imo if u want to grow pods. i have one of harley's refugium and they work great.
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    And, further, a hang on refugium allows the "pods" to enter the tank without having to pass through a pump (passing through a pump doesn't always leave pods in the best of heath ;-).
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    I've been browsing the hang on tank refugiums, nice and neat and some come with lighting too.
    CPR has a good one.
    I think its what I'll do. I never thot of the pump hurting the wee pods!!

    Thanks for the input before I went nuts and started making a mess, with pvc, pumps and glue and doohickeys.
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    Not to say there aren't a number of benefits to having a sump, but, just to get a refugium, it isn't the best or only approach.
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    To sump or not to sump is the question. More thinking.
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