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    that Reef Guy - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    I have a Refugium question.

    If I get one for my tank will it lower my Nitrates to Zero?

    I always have Zero Ammonia and Zero Nitrites but I have never gotten Zero Nitrates.

    So will a Refugium do the trick for me?

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    What do you plan on keeping in the refugium?

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    Cheato

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    What are your nitrate readings? How old is your tank?
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    A fuge is a great addition to any tank IMHO. It can add to biodiversity, system volume and is fascinating to watch.

    As far as nitrate reduction to zero? May be yes, may be no... too hard to tell. It depends on a lot of factors; including stocking rate, age of system, how much you feed, the ratio of refugium to display, ect. It should drop your nitrates a least a little though. So, I say add one and see how much it drops.

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    that Reef Guy - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    I found an idea online that I will post Links to.

    My LFS sold me Cheato and said that it was the best thing to do to lower Nitrates.

    They just said to place in an area of high flow and light and it would grow like crazy so I did.

    Problem was:

    1. It blew all over the Tank.
    2. Fish ate it until it was all gone.

    So I gave up untill I found this product.

    http://www.petsolutions.com/storefro...Refugiums.html

    http://www.fosterandsmithaquatics.co...fm?pcatid=3621

    Benefits:

    1. Absolutley no maintenance.
    2. Will not crash a Tank like in sump Refugiums under the Tank would.
    3. It is enclosed with a Power Head for flow so the Fish cannot get at it and eat it.
    4. I would not have to buy a light for it since it would already be in the Tank.
    5. It would be at the top of the Tank so it will get the most light just like a Frag Rack.

    So with all that in mind do you guys recommend this product?

    Let me know and Thanks in advance.

    I am placing an order online soon and need to know if I should add this.
    Last edited by that Reef Guy; 02-21-2011 at 02:39 AM.

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