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CPR CITR In-Tank Refugium with Rio 50

CPR CITR In-Tank Refugium with Rio 50

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CPR CITR In-Tank Refugium with Rio 50 Information

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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 50 pump is included.
Dimensions: Length: 7 3/4" Width: 4" Height: 7 1/2"

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.
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CPR CITR In-Tank Refugium with Rio 50 Reviews

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Well made and BIG

Reviewers Rating Great

Posted: 2/25/2014 from NEWTOWN, CT UNITED STATES
4.0 5
Experience Level: Expert

Comments: 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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Tank is nice, pump is junk

Reviewers Rating Below Average

Posted: 1/4/2014 from ANNA, OH UNITED STATES
2.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

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

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It works

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 9/1/2013 from BOONE, NC UNITED STATES
4.5 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: 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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Save your money for a real re

Reviewers Rating Average

Posted: 3/5/2013 from BROOKLYN, NY UNITED STATES
3.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: 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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Used to acclimate fish

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 6/5/2012 from MARICOPA, AZ UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: 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 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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Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 3/28/2012 from LEWISVILLE, TX UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

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

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Nitrate reducer

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: 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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Does The Job Well

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 2/2/2011 from CASTLE ROCK, CO UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: 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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exactly what i expected

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 5/27/2010 from HOLLYWOOD, FL UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: not sure how good pump is,but its what it says it is.also dont look for the plastic piece in the box,pump already has it on.and it will only fit on a specific hole to the side of the fuge.

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Perfect for in sump refugium

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 1/25/2009 from RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA UNITED ST
5.0 5
Experience Level: Expert

Comments: If you dont want the hassle of a large seperate refugium, this will work great.

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