Sit on top refugium

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    ReeferRob

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    So I've been kicking this idea around for some time of a fuge to sit on top of the sump. I have the room, and an old Reef Lake sump that has donated itself to the cause. Gonna put a tray of mud in it as well as a 4" remote deep sand bed with assorted algaes in there. Pics will come some time this weekend as I still need a bag of sand to do the photo shoot. I got a returned fuge light from Amazon for $38 and change delivered so this is gonna be on the cheap cheap because I'm going to tap into the return for water to the fuge. I have already bored out a 46mm hole in the bottom for the standpipe return to the sump. I just don't have the room in my sump for algae and I'm not sure I want it there, there's already a 70mm deep sand bed in there.
     
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    My only sump is a refugium with a protein skimmer in the receiving side of the tank. the refugium has been up and working now for about 8 years and i am sold on the benifits. I know there is a lot of controversy that surrounds a refugium but as for this old fart i think they are the only way to go to reduce nitrates, nitrites, phosphates and ammonia.

    My sand bed is six inches deep in refugium and i do not have any invets in the tank other than pods.
     
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    OK, the fuge is in, I need more sand though, it's only a little over 4" deep and I want it at least 5" deep.
     
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