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Hang on Refugium?

Postby 2kids1dog on Sat Jun 22, 2013 9:31 pm

Me again--thanks for the ideas on the lights from my last post!! I visited a new fish store...the Feed Bag, yesterday. I was like a kid in a candy store!! I actually lost 1 1/2 hours of time looking at stuff (my poor Mom, son and step-Dad were not so patiently waiting LOL) I will be going back---ALONE!
While I was there, I was told very briefly about a HOB style small refugium with a protein skimmer built in. Does anyone know about these? How well do they work for a small tank (like mine, 30 gallons?) It did sound very interesting!!
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Re: Hang on Refugium?

Postby MadCityReefer on Sat Jun 22, 2013 9:49 pm

cpr aquafuge 2 hang-on refugium is awesome but I would recommend staying away from the built in skimmer. The cpr skimmer sucks!!
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Re: Hang on Refugium?

Postby O&J'sdad on Sun Jun 23, 2013 6:44 am

Same here. Refugiums are great but skimmers really don't work that we'll on smaller tanks. The cheap ones really don't work that we'll.
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Re: Hang on Refugium?

Postby 2kids1dog on Sun Jun 23, 2013 7:11 am

I was thinking of that particular model because you don't need to have special plumbing for your tank to use it...is the regular, just HOB 'fuge going to work the same way? Also, what did you find to be the best materials to use in it ( a deep sand bed, live rock rubble and macro algae?) I'm looking for another way to lower my nitrates a little...they are not quite where I'd like to see them compared to everyone else LOL. I'd like to get as much info as I can before investing in it....
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Re: Hang on Refugium?

Postby MadCityReefer on Sun Jun 23, 2013 5:29 pm

2kids1dog wrote:I was thinking of that particular model because you don't need to have special plumbing for your tank to use it...is the regular, just HOB 'fuge going to work the same way? Also, what did you find to be the best materials to use in it ( a deep sand bed, live rock rubble and macro algae?) I'm looking for another way to lower my nitrates a little...they are not quite where I'd like to see them compared to everyone else LOL. I'd like to get as much info as I can before investing in it....



I've used the CPR AquaFuge2 Hang-On Refugium for years and love it. What's really like bout it, is that its has a gravity return so all the beneficial copepods and ampipods fall back into the tank. \What I recommend on the small or med CPR AquaFuge2 to skip any sand or live rock rubble and have more room to grow micro algae, that is what I did on mine. Depending on how much room you have on the back of your tank I would recommend the AquaMaxx HOB-1 Hang-On-Back Protein Skimmer or AquaC Remora-S Hang-On Protein Skimmer w/ Drain Fitting & Cobalt Aquatics MJ1200 Powerhead/Pump. Both would work great for that size tank.
Lonelyreef on WRS or MARS has or had a Aquamax hob1 skimmer 100$
http://www.wireefsociety.com/viewtopic. ... 45#p100545

http://www.marinedepot.com/CPR_AquaFuge ... EB-vi.html
http://www.marinedepot.com/AquaMaxx_HOB ... NW-vi.html
http://www.marinedepot.com/AquaC_Remora ... SI-vi.html
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