Triton Refugium

Discussion in 'Triton Applied Reef Bioscience' started by gpwdr, Sep 25, 2015.

  1. gpwdr

    gpwdr Well-Known Member

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    I have had a lot of detritus in the refugium. Siphoning it out seems to remove a lot of live coral food, copepods, etc, plus if the plants are disturbed it creates a lot of detritus in the water column.
    Some of the Europeans are putting a power head in the refugium to keep the detritus in suspension.
    I'm trying out a new method to remove the excess detritus, by adding 14 star serpents to the refugium.
    When I was snorkeling in the reefs, I found out by flipping over large rocks I would see many star serpents and brittle stars.
    So lets see how this works out?
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    Charlie Denmark Well-Known Member

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    Exciting!

    I'm gonna follow :)
     
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    gpwdr Well-Known Member

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    Charlie, have you tried this reef keeping method?
     
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    Your refugium is a beauty all on its own. Any full tank and full refugium shots?
     
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    gpwdr Well-Known Member

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    Following this. Curious about how this works out for you...
     
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    Two and a half years later this is how it worked out.
     
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  9. TimT

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    That is very nice! The bristle stars are still crawling around in the sump?
     
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    gpwdr Well-Known Member

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    Yes, they had something like 100 babies. Now their everywhere, in the main display too.

    today;
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    Haha that's great! Aren't they damaging any corals? That acro in the last picture.....amazing colours, well done!
     
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    That is a beautiful display, as is the refugium!
     

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