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CPR CITR In-Tank Refugium - Large (includes pump)

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This item has been discontinued.

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The CITR In-Tank Refugium is a "Safe House" that provides a protected area to help newly added fish or invertebrates easily acclimate to a new tank while also providing a place for injured fish or corals to regenerate damaged tissue without the need for a seperate quarantine tank.

The CITR also functions as a culturing area for small organisms that are intended to be provided as a food source for the inhabitants of the main portion of the tank. Included with the CITR is a Rio Powerhead that provides the necesary circulation to keep fresh water moving through the CITR at all times. The versatility and easy use of the CITR makes it a valuable addition to every aquarist`s tank.

Rio pump is included.
Dimensions: Length: 12" Width: 6" Height: 8"


Product Manuals & Documentation

CPR CITR In-Tank Refugium - Large (includes pump)

Owner's Manual available for download in Adobe PDF file format

Manufacturer Info

CPR Aquatic Aquarium Supplies
In Arcata, located in Northern California, the sea is a way of life. From the advanced Marine Biology department at Humboldt State University, just up the hill from CPR’s headquarters, to Humboldt Bay, about a mile west, CPR is nestled in a perfect environment to develop equipment for marine aquariums. CPR was started in a small garage in 1987 to produce biological filters for local aquarists. People who used CPR filters were impressed by the high quality and affordable prices. Word spread and the company grew. Since then, CPR has expanded to a 10,000 sq. ft. production facility and has developed many innovative products over the years. CPR is incorporating new ideas and technologies all the time. Their goal is to allow aquarists to place the highest performing products in their tanks at reasonable prices.

20 Reviews

JENNIFER FUCHS from Ashburn, VA UNITED STATES

06/14/2014

Experience Level: Intermediate

not great

The suction cups do not support the weight of the refugium. If you put a little sand, a small rock, and your macroalgae and attempt to stick it to the wall, it will sink right to the bottom. The macro floats out and gets hung up in the filters and other pumps. You might as well skip it. In addition, the pump in not very strong so it doesn't do much in the way of moving water. Save your money or try the one that hangs on with an actual hanger (no suction cups).

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ANGEL SEGARRA from SAN BERNARDINO, CA UNITED STAT

05/29/2014

Experience Level: Expert

In tank refugium

Was great for introducing new fish to the tank

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PETER RAMUNDO from NEWTOWN, CT UNITED STATES

02/25/2014

Experience Level: Expert

Well made and BIG

This is a well made useful refugium, there is plenty of space in this, would be nice if there were some holes in the long side, but no biggie, biggest complaint is the suction cups, little to flexible to really hold this steady, i have the smaller one as well and those hold tight with a lot less flex, they look like they may break they are so soft. will see, pump is bigger than small units and strong, looking forward to using this in the tank, just fits my 72g Bow front with enough flow space(barely)

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KEITH KAUFFMANN from ANNA, OH UNITED STATES

01/04/2014

Experience Level: Intermediate

Tank is nice, pump is junk

Used as breeding area for pods. Was working until pump stopped working, which was about a week.

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TIM S. from BOONE, NC UNITED STATES

09/01/2013

Experience Level: Intermediate

It works

It's not invisible, but it's not obtrusive either, at least in the back corner of a 27 cube. I installed it about three weeks ago with some small pieces of live rock and macroalgae. No sand. No problems with the suction cups so far (I did thoroughly scrape the glass before attaching.) Definite plus for growing pods. My nitrates are 0, but the tank has a light bioload at present. I've also found that if you're creative, you can hide probes, cords, and other miscellany behind it and if your OCD kicks in, you can mess with the rock, algae, etc. and decorate it like a tiny aquarium. I think it's a nice addition for a sumpless tank and lots cheaper than a hang-on model.

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JOSEPH DEVITO from BROOKLYN, NY UNITED STATES

03/05/2013

Experience Level: Intermediate

Save your money for a real re

Maybe good for acclimation but your better off buying a full size refugiums - all this product really did was add 60.00 to the final price of my 10 gallon refugiums save your money and just do it right from the start - you'll thank me later

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Bill from MARICOPA, AZ UNITED STATES

06/05/2012

Experience Level: Intermediate

Used to acclimate fish

I have a 120 gal. tank that is about 17 months old and I have had a Powder Blue and Blue Hippo Tang since the begining...amongst other fish. I really wanted a yellow eyed tang (Kole), but was scared the other would tear it up, as they have with the past several fish I have tried to add. I placed the new yellow eyed tang in the CPR CITR In-Tank Refugium for about 7 days and their have been no attacks on it now after 3 days of beignn free in the tank with the others. So maybe I am lucky with 3 tangs...fox face....clown fish, goby,etc......but I do think that the CPR tank helped make this addition a success, as the last few fish I tried to add were dead within 2 days. I would give it a try if you have the same type of issues.

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MICHAEL KRAMP from LEWISVILLE, TX UNITED STATES

03/28/2012

Experience Level: Intermediate

Awesome

Thought it would e an eye sore in my 115 gallon but it looks and functions great!

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SHIRLEY WEST from SIMPSONVILLE, SC UNITED STATES

06/11/2011

Experience Level: Intermediate

Nitrate reducer

I have a 90 gallon saltwater reef aquarium. My nitrate level was around 5 ppm (mg/L). I added the CPR CITR In-Tank Refugium to my tank, added some live sand, mangrove and Chaeto plants, and now my nitrate level is at 0 ppm (mg/L). I would recommend this product to everyone who doesn't want to buy an expensive refugium. This is a great product and does the job just fine. It also adds to the overall beauty of the tank.

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BRANDON MURPHY from CASTLE ROCK, CO UNITED STATES

02/02/2011

Experience Level: Intermediate

Does The Job Well

I got this refugium for my 28g reef in hopes of better nutrition for my tank. I put a deep sand bed, live rock, and chaeto algae in the refugium. And it did give the tank more nutrition as small orginisms were able to grow, without preditors eating them.

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