FAQ #45: Can a refugium be too effective at absorbing nutrients?

March 29th, 2017
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Today on BRStv, we have another episode of BRS 52 FAQ where we answer all of your frequently asked reefing questions from our popular 52 Weeks of Reefing series.

This week we are answering googlereallysucks question: "Can macro algae in a refugium drive nutrients too low?"

Overall a refugium is very unlikely to strip your tanks nutrients to a level that is too low. When it comes to nutrients in a reef tank, a majority of people are only referring to nitrate and phosphate, but they are very far from the only important nutrients found in a reef tank. Refugiums are usually packed with chaetomorpha algae that in some systems can grow very quickly to the point that it may concern some reefers that it may be absorbing too much nutrient from the tank and possibly starving the corals.

So follow along as we answer today's question, provide some helpful insight, and help make reefing just bit more fun and easy for you and your tank.

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