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Old 07-30-2013, 07:01 PM   #10
crazymittens
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Refugium issues
Thought about this...the physical space is just not there. At least under the tank...

So there are a few options here:
  • Use a 10G nano cube next to the sump
  • Use a 20G tall on my desk (blocks the view quite a bit)
  • Use the 30G on the far end of my desk, not connected to this sytem

It really comes down to 'do I need a refugium?' Discuss.

Pros
  1. More water in the system
  2. More space for growing plants, thus better filtration
  3. Functions as shrimparium

Cons
  1. Takes up more space
  2. Somewhat complicated plumbing
  3. More complexity to the system as a whole

I just had visions of a second Beananimal drain system using 3/4" plumbing. Hm. I'll do more measuring tonight.
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