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Old 03/29/2015, 02:06 PM   #1
Reef Obsessed
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Hi folks. I am new here and I'm not exactly sure where the best place to post this is. I am building a 250 gal refugium out of an IBC, basically a plastic cube 4' on a side. I' like to grow macro algae, pods, and hopefully feeder shrimp. Does that sound reasonable so far? Next, I wonder about the best lighting and lighting schedule for what I am trying to achieve. Any suggestions?

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Old 09/21/2016, 11:19 AM   #2
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The size sounds like it will work. Usually 8-12 hours, opposite of the display tank, is how long and when the sump light should be on. This is the best in order to keep the oxygen/pH level steady throughout a 24 hour day

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Old 10/25/2016, 06:51 AM   #3
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+1 Yeah. Just run it opposite the tank. That is a big refugium.

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feeder shrimp pods, light, marco algae, refugium

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