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chunchma 07-02-2007 09:52 AM

How to start a refug
I have a 20 gallon tank I want to make into a refug. I will add this to my 58 gallon tank. I plan on having it go through my sump.

How do I start this? Do I make fresh salt water and add it to the 20 gal tank? Then I assume I start it up.

Will there be a spike in the refug? Do I have to let the refug sit for 6 weeks till it levels out before I mix it with the main tank?

Any help is appreciated

usmc121581 07-03-2007 08:05 PM

No you can just start it up and let it run though the system.

SKAustin 07-03-2007 08:48 PM

Think of it as adding more water to a bigger system. If the tank is already cycled, it wont take long for the beneficial bacterias to spread to the sump/refuge.

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