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KoraLagoon Refugium Substrate
Brightwell Aquatics KoraLagoon Refugium Substrate 1.4 kg
Our Price: $16.00
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  • A blend of high-purity aragonite particulate grades to simulate the natural substrate particle profile of tropical reef lagoons
  • Multiple particulate grades encourage biochemical reactions (e.g. nitrification and denitrification) within the sediment to facilitate continuous release of constituent ions (calcium, carbonate, strontium, magnesium, potassium, and sixty minor and trace elements), encouraging the growth of reef-building organisms and helping stabilize pH
  • Over 39% calcium and 57% carbonate by dry weight
  • Applications include refugia, sea grass and macroalgae bed systems, mangrove systems, and other methods of filtration employing substrate to facilitate natural reduction of organic and nitrogenous waste, and reef aquaria of all sizes (notably nano-reef systems)
  • Formulated by a marine scientist
KoraLagoon Refugium Substrate
Brightwell Aquatics KoraLagoon Refugium Substrate 5.4 kg
Our Price: $54.60
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  • A blend of high-purity aragonite particulate grades to simulate the natural substrate particle profile of tropical reef lagoons
  • Multiple particulate grades encourage biochemical reactions (e.g. nitrification and denitrification) within the sediment to facilitate continuous release of constituent ions (calcium, carbonate, strontium, magnesium, potassium, and sixty minor and trace elements), encouraging the growth of reef-building organisms and helping stabilize pH
  • Over 39% calcium and 57% carbonate by dry weight
  • Applications include refugia, sea grass and macroalgae bed systems, mangrove systems, and other methods of filtration employing substrate to facilitate natural reduction of organic and nitrogenous waste, and reef aquaria of all sizes (notably nano-reef systems)
  • Formulated by a marine scientist
CaribSea Refugium Mineral Mud, 1 Gallon
CaribSea Refugium Mineral Mud, 1 Gallon
Our Price: $33.99
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CaribSea's Mineral Mud is a unique blend of sediments that duplicate tropical fringing coastal mangrove environments.
Mineral Mud is in a size range compatible with soft, burrowing infaunal, macro animal assemblages. Ideal for mud refugiums, seagrasses, macro-algaes, and mangroves, Mineral Mud provides a variety of trace elements, chelated trace elements, natural bio-available iodine, plus calcium, strontium, iron, and free carbon. In addition, Mineral Mud contains live marine bacteria, to complete the tropical ecosystem.
   
 
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REFUGIUM GENERAL INFO
A refugium is a tank that shares water with the main aquarium--much like a sump. Some refugiums hang off the back of the tank and some sit under the tank. The refugium can be used to grow macro algae and to provide a safe haven for animals that may be preyed on in the main tank.
  • Refugiums provides a controlled growing area for macroalgae, reducing the unappealing algae in the main tank. A great benefit of this is that the algae in the refugium will consume phosphates, nitrates and ammonium.
  • Organisms you might create a safe haven for in a refugium include "feeder" organisms such as feeder fish, copepods and amphipods. These organisms can be reproduced safely and then added to the main tank as needed.
  • New fish or fish that are being bullied can find safe haven in a refugium.
  • A refugium increases the amount of water in your system, which is always beneficial.
We carry a number of CPR Refugiums, including hang-on and sump style.

Refugium lights are small compact lights with full spectrum bulbs. Although many lights could be used for a refugium, these lights are either designed specifically for refugiums or were designed with refugiums in mind.