RedSea Refugium prior to skimmer chamber? Why?

Discussion in 'New to Saltwater & Reef Aquariums? Post Here' started by MAKeefe, Aug 3, 2017.

  1. MAKeefe

    MAKeefe Member

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    I have a Peninsula 650 arriving this week and I'm trying to figure out which side to mount the doors on but this leads to my question, what is the philosophy to have the water flow in the sump go through the refugium first and before the skimmer?
     

  2. Freddy0144

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    There are fine nutrient rich particles the skimmer will pull out prior to going to the Refugium these serve as food for cocopods and amphapods plus help the algae grow. Otherwise the growth will be less productive.
     
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