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Old 07-03-2017, 01:23 PM
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Sheed's 60 Gallon Display Refugium

So I've been finding myself laying down on the floor and watching my refugium because all the life there is pretty cool. I then figured why not just have a display refugium to the right of my tank that could potentially have sea horses Well wife has finally approved so this is happening people. I would be happy with any suggestions and thoughts based on the drawings I put together this morning. Here is what I'm thinking:

-60 gallon rimless drilled tank
-Connected to my 220 gallon mixed reef tank
-6 inch sand bed, in the back of the tank I will divide the tank with an acrylic glass and bring the sand bed up to 16 inches for the mangroves

Plants - 28 Mangroves, culerpa and open to any additional suggestions

Flow - Low flow going in and out of the refugium

Light - Kessil A380H Light turned on when lights are off to keep PH better balanced

Happy 4th Everyone!
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Old 07-03-2017, 07:22 PM
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Interesting. Tagging along.

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Amazing, See one problem is approval from the wife, Idk I am on of those guys who doesn't give a ****, but at the same time, Happy Wife Happy Life, UNLESS She's into it, then you struck gold. But here is what I think, AMAZING IDEA! Find a way to hide the Skimmer with out a clog, and man you should MOST DEF add some Red Algae.
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https://www.live-plants.com/index.htm has a good selection of macroalgae.
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Old 07-04-2017, 03:45 PM
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Thanks brotha, I just bought the stand yesterday and putting in in two Apex DOS. One water for water change and the other for Mag and not something else since I I already DOS Kalkwasser.
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Amazing, See one problem is approval from the wife, Idk I am on of those guys who doesn't give a ****, but at the same time, Happy Wife Happy Life, UNLESS She's into it, then you struck gold. But here is what I think, AMAZING IDEA! Find a way to hide the Skimmer with out a clog, and man you should MOST DEF add some Red Algae.
You said it right man!! Happy Wife Happy Life for sure! I have spent so much time in automating the maintenance in this tank so that the process is seamless. This was mostly so the wife doesn't see buckets everywhere etc. Yes I'm definitely going to get some Red Algae.

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Old 07-04-2017, 09:13 PM
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It'll be kind of cool, if you plant different type of algae like they do in a planted tank. Have some LR branches and tie some cheatos to them.

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Old 07-05-2017, 12:27 AM
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It'll be kind of cool, if you plant different type of algae like they do in a planted tank. Have some LR branches and tie some cheatos to them.

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Thats a good idea. I was also thinking I can have a few kenya trees in there.
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Thats a good idea. I was also thinking I can have a few kenya trees in there.
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Stand setup

Stand finally setup and now just waiting on the tank spent about 2 days re doing all the wiring behind my tank now that I will not have access to it from the right side. Lots of fun ha!
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