Sumps and Refugiums

Sumps and Refugiums (6)

Information and articles on sumps and refugiums.

Monday, 16 February 2015 14:53

Aquarium Sumps

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       It was not long ago that a sump was merely a place to have a pump to send water to the main tank and to provide surface skimming by having an overflow system. Of course it did not take long for a number of hobbyists to figure out that such a space could be put to many other good uses. The linked articles below provide a multitude of great ideas that you…
Tuesday, 06 January 2015 03:34

Make a Sump using a 20g Long Featured

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Do It Yourself sump using glass or acrylic baffles: Building your own sump using a glass tank isn't hard, nor does it have to be expensive. Many hobbyists choose to use a glass aquarium, and then insert 1/4" (glass or acrylic) baffles, bonding these into place. Below is merely an example. You may tailor the design to your particular needs and space. Prior Layout:┬áThe 20g Long aquarium above had some baffles wedged in place…
Monday, 16 February 2015 21:09

Marine Aquarium Sump Design

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  SUMP & REFUGIUM DESIGNS SUMP ARTICLES   Basic sump design     A Usual Sump Setup Note: Any of these setups can use drilled tanks for overflows instead of the usual overflow boxes as well as using external pumps instead of submersable types.     Sump with a side refuge setup This design is well suited for growing mangroves in the refuge to allow for overhead room as well as to provide for a…
Monday, 16 February 2015 14:57

Refugiums

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    As the name implies, a refuge is meant to be a place where other animals and plants can be kept away from the main tank and given refuge from the main tank's inhabitants, most of the time though, they are used more as algae scrubbers, in that macro algaes are grown to absorb nutrients out of the water and when trimmed and thrown away, the nutrients are exported from the tanks water.  This…
Friday, 16 October 2015 14:26

The Refugium

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THE REFUGIUM The popularity of marine plants in the aquarium is no more evident today than in the addition of a “refugium”. The use of a refugium is a natural, beneficial way to balance and promote a healthier marine aquarium. A refugium can be defined as any separate system that is connected to another tank for the purpose of creating a protected environment for beneficial marine flora and fauna to grow without predation by fish…
Tuesday, 06 January 2015 02:34

What is a sump? Featured

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A sump gives you greater control over your reef or fish-only display tank. The benefits far exceed the risks, and thus most successful aquariums you'll see utilize a sump. Some even incorporate a refugium as well. Here are the numerous benefits derived from incorporating a sump into your current setup: Increased total water volume - This dilutes your water of accumulating pollutants, and helps avoid issues that occur quickly in sumpless tanks. Skims the surface…

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