Need help with possible refugium!

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  1. Clownfishdude1

    Clownfishdude1 New Member

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    Hello everyone! I have an aio reef tank that I want to add a small refugium too, not necessarily for the benefits, more for just a challenge and aesthetics. I have 2 options, I could use one of the unused back chambers and put a light in it which I think I could grow chaeto and a mangrove. Would this work? I could also get a hob refugium and I was wondering about jellyfish in there? I've seen some people put jellies in their refugium. Could I put a mangrove in with the jelly fish, chaeto? Is it even a good idea to put a jellyfish in a a refugium? Thanks!
     
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    Crabs Mcjones Tank Mechanic R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader Reef Tank 365 Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    HOB would probably be the best option, you'd get more volume than in one of the chambers. As far as jellyfish go, I am unfamiliar with jellys, so I cannot answer. From what I've read you want an empty space for jelly fish, so I don't know that putting them in with mangroves would be best...
     
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    I agree a hob would give you more room to grow mangroves and or cheateo I to do not now about putting jellies in there.
     
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    Jellyfish require specialized situations. They are open water creatures. It is hard to keep an open water creature in an aquarium. I think there has been some success with circular tanks..... no corners. Also, I would think that when one dies, it would produce all sorts of bad products that it could cause a tank crash.
     
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    IIRC jellyfish like a lower salinity than our reef tanks run at
     
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