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Skimmer King
12-27-2005, 04:07 AM
ok i have a question out there for you refugiums experts. I want to run a small refugium on my tank for the green spot mandrin that i have . Will a Aqua clear 500 do the trick on my tank. The reason that I'm asking is I dont really have the room in my fishroom. well i do but would like to keep it pretty simple.

Mike

and if you have one for sale can you PM me ..

thanks:mrgreen:

smokinreefer
12-28-2005, 12:03 AM
well i dont see any direct feeding competitors to the mandarin in your fish list, IMO a refugium wouldnt be necessary.

provided your 170 is fairly established, there should be plenty of microfauna for it to feed.

having said that, you could use the 500 still, there is no harm in trying to boost the amount of microfauna in the tank. though it would be a fairly small refugium and probably wouldnt create much of an impact for a tank your size.

if you have a decent amount of rock in your tank thats all you really need. you very well could just add some small pieces of rock and rubble. little critters will grow, thrive and populate in the tiniest of crevices, nooks and crannies.

hope that helps.:mrgreen: