Do I need a pump in my refugium?
The water will simply flow from one side of the refugium to the other. Generally, for generating laminar flow, supplementary pumps are not necessary.
Can the sump be a refugium?
Having a refugium in a sump is the cheapest and most beginner friendly option. You may have other kinds of filtration and equipment such as carbon, GFO, reactors, and dosers, but essentially the best place for your refugium is the last section of filtration.
Is a refugium the same as a sump?
A sumps purpose is to hold additional water and equipment. A refugium is lit and usually contains macro algae.
What should I put in my refugium sump?
The most common setup includes substrate sand, live rock, macro-algae, and water. Be aware of the type of water you put though; not just any water is desirable in a refugium. The water must be at the same temperature and level of salinity with the water in the aquarium tank.
What is refugium in a fish tank?
In fishkeeping, a refugium is an appendage to a marine, brackish, or freshwater fish tank that shares the same water supply. It is a separate sump, connected to the main show tank. For some applications water flow is limited in order to protect plants or animals that require slow flow.
What is a refugium good for?
A refugium is generally used to provide delicate species with safety, protecting them from the larger fish in the main tank. Refugiums are often used to grow copepods as food for their aquarium fish, or to raise delicate species of fish or coral.
Can you put fish in a refugium?
Fish, snails, shrimp, corals, crabs, corals, and copepods can all be put in the refugium. Though all of these animals can live in the refugium doing so could impact the goals you may have for your refugium.
Do you need a protein skimmer with a refugium?
I recommend a skimmer as well. For a refugium volume plays a role. So if you have a good volume, then its fuge with a very good light.
Does a refugium replace protein skimmer?
a skimmer removes organics immediately. a refugium holds onto them untill it is removed. they both accomplish the same thing. it is just a matter of how often you want to completely redue a refugium.
Can you use a reef sump for a fish tank?
Sumps do not have to be used on just reef tanks with coral and fish, but can also be used as a fish tank sump for fish only systems. Reef sumps are the best way to add a refugium to your system, and also makes it easy to keep your display aquarium clear of equipment and filters.
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What is the best aquarium sump?
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