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I am doing a water change and cleaning the refugium out at the same time. An idea hit me to clean out the sand/mud mixture and replace it with the plethora of rubble that I have.

 

Is this a good idea? Would you do it? What do you think?

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As long as you can get all of it out of there and not go back to the main tank - your ok.

 

The refugium area is isolated and would be completely cleaned out. My thought is the rubble and macro would be a little cleaner and hold onto less crap.

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I have been thinking of doing the same thing. My fuge in my sump is fairly nasty and I wonder if some of my phosphate issues are coming from it. I do have a lot of unique sponges and stuff down there though. Thought it would be a good idea to just pull my entire sump out and give it a good cleaning. Let us know how it looks and if all seems good when done. I have got almost 4 years of gunk built up down there.

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I have been thinking of doing the same thing. My fuge in my sump is fairly nasty and I wonder if some of my phosphate issues are coming from it. I do have a lot of unique sponges and stuff down there though. Thought it would be a good idea to just pull my entire sump out and give it a good cleaning. Let us know how it looks and if all seems good when done. I have got almost 4 years of gunk built up down there.

 

Everything looks good. I even moved equipment around to make maintenance a little easier.

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