Precision Marine Refugium R24 Review by Daniel - Marine Depot Product Test Team

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Precision Marine Refugium R24: http://goo.gl/klv2Q5

ABOUT THE PRODUCT
The Precision Marine Refugium R24 is handcrafted using CNC cut optical-grade cast acrylic in a practical design for reef aquariums. It measures 24" x 11.5" x 14" and is best suited for aquariums up to 100-gallons. It is a sump (a reservoir) that is gravity fed with water from your display tank. Water is drained from the display tank through a filter sock to remove food, detritus, organic waste, dust and other particulates. Next, water is is pumped into a protein skimmer (sold together or sold separately) to remove organic waste before it breaks down into nitrate and phosphate. The next section is the refugium chamber. Macro algae like Chaetomorpha or even Mangrove Trees can be planted in a refugium chamber to absorb nitrate and phosphate from water as they grow. A refugium light can be set up to run opposite of the display tank's daylight schedule to maintain stable pH. Additional filtration equipment, like a media reactor, can also be placed here. Finally, filtered water is pumped back into the display tank to replenish the aquarium ecosystem with food (microfauna, like copepods and amphipods in the refugium), clean water and trace elements. Unsightly equipment, like heaters and auto top-off systems, can also be set up inside the R24 to reduce in-tank clutter for a more natural environment.

ABOUT THE REVIEWER
Daniel lives in Warren, OH with his wife and daughter (with baby #2 on the way!). He loves reefing and currently has 4 systems running: a 180-gallon mixed reef, a 120-gallon anemone tank, a 14-gallon BioCube (the only tank allowed in the living room) and a 24-gallon JBJ Nano Cube that he is just starting to set up.

ABOUT MARINE DEPOT'S PRODUCT TEST TEAM
In early 2014, we invited aquarium hobbyists from across the United States to join us for 6-month assignment as an aquarium product tester. The five finalists whose sample videos received the most social votes were invited to join our inaugural product test team.

ABOUT MARINE DEPOT
Marine Depot sells the best aquarium equipment, nutrition and supplements the world has to offer. To us, aquarium technology is like fine art. Nobody loves it more than we do! That is why we scour the world to find the equipment, nutrition and supplements that will most benefit aquarium owners and their wet pets. Our approach to product selection is to carry only products we ourselves would use. For more info, please give us a call at 1-800-566-FISH or head over to our website: http://www.marinedepot.com/help_md_general_information_about_marine_depot.html

Precision Marine Refugium R24: http://goo.gl/klv2Q5