Should I add a small refugium to my 10gal nano reef???

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    My tank is about 3 weeks old and coming along nicely, I am beginning to see the diatome bloom. I would eventually like to grow some macro algae/seaweed...

    Do you guys think that it'd be a good idea to buy or make a small refugium for my tank? Is it even worth it? Although it may be a bit excessive... it couldn't hurt...right? I was thinking about buying the pieces of glass or plexiglass that I need, and making a hang-on refugium.

    Thoughts... suggestions?


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    I think any way you can increase the water volume of your tank is beneficial, especially on the nano tanks.

    I think adding a small fuge would be a great thing for your tank.
     
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    Welcome to the site...
    It won't hurt to have one...you could also buy a hang on back(hob) filter and place some cheato in there.
     
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    Thanks for the words of advice!!!
     
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    Cool thank you. My LFS doesn't sell Chaeto... Do you know of any reputable sellers online?? I've tried searching for Cheato online before, and a bunch of the websites seem a little sketchy.


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    yep, pm bifferwine and she will sell you some of her magical cheato!
     
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    Rad! Do you know how much she charges for it?
     
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    like $10ish. You would have to ask her for the official price.
     
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    It's $10, and that includes shipping.
     
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    Oh :D Haha, thanks!

    I was just getting ready to send you an email!

    What payment method do you prefer?
     
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    PayPal. You can send me a PM if you want more details.
     
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