Natural Filtration and Amazing Refugium

Discussion in 'Biological/Natural Filtration and Deep Sand Beds' started by dallasg, 22 Oct 2013.

  1. dallasg

    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Guys check this refugium sump! check the life out keeping the water pristine, great setup @Fuzzy



    no idea how to post video here :p
     
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  3. Fuzzy

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    @dallasg thank you..theres literally thousands in there.. i totally enjoy looking at refugiums to see what life there is in them..and with these little guys in my refugium my main tank sometimes cries for my attention :blush:
     
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    Awesome!!!! Bet you can keep a mandarin or 2 alive for a while in that refuge... lol
     
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    haha i should stand a decent chance :tt2:
     
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    it will die from over eating
     
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    :biggrin:
     
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    That is awesome ,how long did it ake you since setting it up to get it to this level
     
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    @Fuzzy
    great refugium i am busy sorting out my man cave and would love to chat about your successes.
     
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    Wow, that's absolutely teaming with life.
     
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    Hmmm methinks I am going to come to Fuzzy's house and raid the refugium :whistling:

    I would also like to chat to you as I am in the process of getting my Miracle Mud shipped to me and would love to get a few sprigs of your macro algae. I suppose if you add special blend in there one ought to see similar results?
     
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    Imagine a mandarin going on a diet...its response would probably be: "Ain't nobody got time for dat!" :lol:
     
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    Where are you getting it from? why Miracle mud and not other substrates?
     
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    I ordered it from the Eco-systems Miracle Mud creator Leng Sy in the states. 20lbs being sent to me within the week.

    I chose Miracle Mud because it is one of the best substrates for nutrient export (NO3) - old pros across the seas swear by it. I also like to do things naturally rather than chemically that was also a driving force.
     
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    Great thanks @BlackSpark want to put in a DSB again and also 3 refugiums. not sure what mud to use yet. Hoping that the macro algae and the sea grass that I am planning to put in will take care of the Phosphates for me. if not the Algae scrubber will help with this.
     
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    Hi, I ordered Miracle Mud from Idol Marine a few months ago, they managed to get it in in a couple of days and was very reasonably priced. Im sure they can still get it in.
     
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    Mind sharing the price you paid and for what quantity?
     
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    To be honest, I cant remember as I bought quite a bit that day, but give them a call.
     
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    Thanks. I have already placed my order with Leng Sy overseas. Bringing in almost 10kg.
     
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    You sure it wasn't mineral mud from caribsea?
     
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    Can't believe I missed this thread but at least seen those clips & really dig the life in this refugium... Well done @Fuzzy...
     
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