1. Ian Baxter

    California Eshopps sump, Skimmer, UV sterilizer, RO/DI unit

    Let’s start with pick up only. San Diego area. Everything is used. ESHOPPS RS-200. 3rd generation sump with refugium -$260 ESHOPPS PSK-100H HOB protein skimmer - $150 AquaFX Barracuda RO/DI 100gph - $120 Coralife Turbo Twist 3x UV Sterilizer 9 watt (needs new bulb) - $60 Aquarium LED bar...
  2. Strawberry

    Chaeto reactor and light recommendations?

    I have seen a few pre-built options through Marine Depot, but the reactors and lights are out of stock with no guarantee they will return. I have seen some close substitutes, but I’m not really sure what would work best for my tank. I’m not really obsessed with adding more water volume, but I...
  3. KJones90s

    Kessil H350

    Is a H350 magenta a good light for growing Chaeto? Thinking about getting one for my refugium, found one for $115. Worth the investment?
  4. T

    My new Sump & Refugium plum/design, any advise?

    Hello, I've been out of Aquariums for 10 years, after running all sorts for 15 before hand. So I had lots of pieces and parts and someone needed their 150g gone, I gladly accepted! I have about 200lbs dry rock that sat for a week in RO flushed every other day. Roughly 120lbs of live rock...
  5. Zoaologist

    Nevada WTB Designer Macro Algaes

    Let me know what you have. I would need it to be shipped to Las Vegas, NV.
  6. R

    FOWLR filtration?

    I’m posting on behalf of my friend, he’s shut down his 180g planted discus tank and wants to go FOWLR as he’s figured for all the time and money he puts in to the planted he’d rather go FOWLR.... he not ready to reef just yet. He wants to know if he would be better off with a cheato refugium...
  7. Dloy90

    Reefer 350 refugium

    Evening folks, I am wanting to add a refugium to my red sea reefer 350 sump but don't want to get rid of the ATO. I just added bio balls today which I want to keep as well but this leaves no room as far as I can see for a fuge. The photo below has rock but that will come out so that's not the...
  8. Saltyfox

    advice needed on nuvo sump refugium

    I need some ideas/advice on the best place to put a refugium in my nuvo lagoon 25’s sump section. If you have done it or know how you’re going to do it let me see/know please!!
  9. Kelsea

    AI Prime Fuge

    I’m really impressed and excited to share my refugium growth with the community! I added the light to my tank in the middle of July and soon after started documenting the algae growth. This is in the sump of a Waterbox Peninsula 7226. I have A LOT of fish in this tank, meaning I feed very...
  10. Zachvet

    Need Sump/Refugium Advice

    I recently bought a drilled 125 and would like to build a sump/refugium under the tank. An overflow box is included that fell off the back of the tank so I cleaned all the old silicone off and plan to reattach it. Before I do, I want to get a good understanding of how the plumbing will work as...
  11. ChelseaBidwell

    Copepods & Rotifers

    Quick, newbie question. I have all the equipment needed for 5 seperate cultures of copepods/rotifers and for 3 cultures of phytoplankton. My question is what types of copepods do you guys recommend? I was reading about Tisbee, Tig, Psedodiaptomus, and Zoopods. Is there any significant...
  12. Saltwater Bugs Chaeto in biocube 32 8 days after setup

    Saltwater Bugs Chaeto in biocube 32 8 days after setup

    Bugs in chaeto after 8 days of being set up.
  13. P

    RSM Reefer Nano & 170 Refugium

    I searched for hours for the largest capacity skimmer that would fit and allow me to run a larger refugium in the skimmer compartment .... The eshopps AXIUM x-120 fits next to sock area which I’m going to run the media cup instead . Thought I’d share just have to cut a little of the tab off on...
  14. Peach02

    Cycling a refugium?

    essentially I am planning a new tank and I've decided to make a external refugium for it however I cannot afford the new tank as of right now. My question is do I need to cycle the refugium if I start it now as all I would be putting in it is some cheato some media. My question is will this need...
  15. M

    NEW to R2R!

    Hello everyone, No stranger to the hobby but have been fish free for last several years. Just purchased a 185 corner and now looking for some tips as I have been out of the game for a bit. I have kept Salt, Reef, Africans, SA Cichlids, Designer Goldies. Pretty much everything. Now getting back...
  16. Ceciliaz

    Texas Radion Gen2 pro and Kessil H80

    Great condition radion Gen2 pro with mounting arm. Manufacturer date is Sep. 23 2013. There’s nothing wrong with the light, I just upgraded to gen 4. Kessil h80 tuna flora is about 14 months old but I’ve only used for about a month. I ordered 2 but end up only need 1 for my refugium. It’s been...
  17. S

    Chaeto algae

    Hey guys, I’ve got the aqua top 29 gallon all in one. I want to start some sort of refugium, Is there a way to place chaeto in that small sump area, light it up,and have it stay healthy? Can it just roll around the tank? Any words of advice for more experienced saltwater keepers in greatly...
  18. S

    FS: Eshopps R-200 3rd Generation Refugium Sump

    Delivery Includes 1 x Used R-200 sump 2 x Flex Hoses (Never been used) 2 x Used foam filters Asking Price: $210 Shipped
  19. ReefNerd

    Grow Algae to Fight Algae - Santa Monica RAIN2 Review

    In this video I discuss growing algae with a focus on the RAIN2 Algae Turf Scrubber. In my opinion, there is no better way to keep nutrients in check, and combat algae in your display than a properly size refugium, algae reactor or algae turf scrubber.
  20. RomoFL

    Florida WTB Kessil H80 Flora & mini gooseneck

    Looking for both of these products: Zip code 33426 Thanks guys!
  21. Wonderboy

    The UGFuge 2.5G Pico Reef

    Hey everyone! I'm experimenting with an atypical build, and I figured I'd share here, too. It originally was one of those old school pico reef entries for's recent contest, but some aspects hindered it's inclusion; however I went forward with the "experiment". I am attempting to reef...
  22. Dr. Dendrostein


    I need phytoplankton, so going to setup refugium outside, any tips,advice?
  23. bar|none

    SPS Dominant Reefer 170 Full Triton LED/T5 Hybrid

    (NEW SPS!!) My goal is to build out a Red Sea Reefer 170 with modifications to run a Mixed LPS/SPS tank on the Full Triton method. Refugium as primary nutrient export with Hybrid LED/T5 lighting. Small skimmer rather than full sized, to guard real estate for refugium. I am new to salt water so...
  24. potatocouch

    misc. algae & macro in refugium (in sump)

    in the ideal world, we would love to have only Chaeto (or some prefer Caulerpa) in their fuge (sump) but in saying that, if worst come to worst, the refugium is filled with all sort of misc. algaes i.e. GHA, Caulerpa, Chaeto, Red Dragon, Bryopsis .. does it really matter? I mean as long as they...
  25. Powerphoto

    Refugium grow light glow into tank

    I have converted a aqua clear 110 into a HOB refugium , my question is , I turn the grow light on when the tank light goes out, but the purple light spills into the tank a little , is that ok?? Will it cause algae growth in the DT, Or hurt any of the corals? Thanks