I built my sump out of a 20 gal tank...I recently added chaeto as an experiment.Anyone built themselves a DIY refugium out of household items? A local reefer is giving me some chaeto but I have no place to really put it, I have the Red Sea 170 so there’s just not that much space in the sump between my skimmer and mechanical filtration
Wondering if anyones come up with some good ideas for a small refugium, maybe Tupperware with holes drilled in it for flow that will keep the chaeto in?
It's in a tupperware with holes as you mention. I placed it under the outlet of my carbon reactor so it gets water movement. I light it with a cheap grow led from ebay set on a timer opposite of the light on the display tank.
It has grown very slowly, but my nitrates and phosphates are pretty low, so we will see how it does.
If it grows I plan on adding a plexi baffle in the sump and maybe a small power head for movement. I think I have more room for this, as you said your space is limited.