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February 2, 2023
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Item#: AL1013

AR-Pro Refugium B Add On Refugium / Mud Filter 15 AR-Pro Refugium B Add On Refugium / Mud Filter 15 AR-Pro Refugium B Add On Refugium / Mud Filter 15
  Type Use:
  Units/Case: 1
  Wt Each: 30.00

Other Important Information About This Product
  Related Product:
AR-Pro Refugium C Add On Refugium / Mud Filter 10 1/4" x 10 1/4" x 18 1/4"

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Product Name: AR-Pro Refugium B Add On Refugium / Mud Filter 15" x 10 1/4" x 18 1/4"
Category: Filtration*
Subcategory: Trickle, Refugium, Wet Dry and Berlin
Manufacturer: Aquarium Life Support Systems

AR-Pro Refugium B Add On Refugium / Mud Filter 15" x 10 1/4" x 18 1/4"

-15" x 10 1/4" x 18 1/4"

-11.85 Gallons

-Reduce Nitrates

-Reduce Phosphates

-Better water quality

-Keep small animals not suited for display

-Better fish health

-Naturally grows live food for corals and small fish

Q. Should the refugium /mud filter be built into the middle of the filter?

A. No. It takes up too much space and takes away from the water handling capacity of the filter. In addition, there is no way to turn the refugium off in order to medicate the main tank. Make it independent so you can add it to any filter system or build it on the end of the filter.

This is the question we asked and answered with the all new AR-Pro refugiums. The units are designed to be added specifically to any of the Aquarium Life Support Systems filters. However, they can be added to any filter system, bringing all the benefits mud filters/ refugiums provide.

Medicating the tank or wanting to add Mud? Not a problem. Simply turn your refugium off and place the pump you feed it with in it for circulation. If you are feeding it off the main pump, turn it off and add a powerhead or air pump. This is why we designed it separate from the main system.

The uniquely designed drain has a safety overflow in it in case macro algae clogs the main drain screen. The return is a 1/2 inch tank adapter with a Locline outlet. Simply place the unit near a refugium or filter, hook up a small pump like a Oase Optimax 285 or Danner 190 (not included), or tee off of the main pump, and drain the unit back into the filter or sump. The drain water can be sent directly into the filter, into a Model G Reactor (optional), or onto the secondary sponge.

The sponge should be in the forward position in P series filters. The UP1700 has a forward sponge and a Model G Reactor. The UP2000 has a Model G and a 1 inch hole that can be used for a heater or for a drain.

The unit comes with a Polycarbonate lid that will hold a light of choice.

The recommended but optional items that you will need for hookup can be purchased by us. They are as follows:

1) Substrate Options:

Miracle Mud (EC8577) 10lb or (EC8579) 5lb (Note: Minimum 5lbs for model A, 10-15 lbs for B and C, and 15-25 lbs for Model D. More can be used for a deeper substrate.)

or CaribSea Mineral Mud (CS8449) (Note: Minimum 1 for model A, 1-2 for models B and C, and 2-4 for Model D. More can be used for a deeper substrate.) More can be added later as needed.

2) Pump Options:

Oase OptiMax 285 Pump (OA233), Quiet One 1200 (RP1001), or Danner 190 (DA6630)

3) Light Options:

Aqualight 24 in 65 watt Power Compact (CL8562) - Fits Model D Refugium

Aqualight Mini with two 9 watt Power Compact bulbs or 18 watts total (CL1200) - Fits A, B, and C resting on lid

Aqualight T-5 24 inch two 14 watt or 28 watt total - Fits Model D (CL4501) (Note: Lower Lumen output than Power Compact units)

Special Note! We will provide basic plumbing and fittings at no charge when Refugiums are being purchased with a trickle filter from Aquarium Life Support Systems and a pump to run it. Please request this at the time of purchase. We do not provide extra tubing or pipe if the unit is being run more than 1 ft from the filter.

Other Important Instructions:

Refugiums/ mud filters are excellent ways to increase the filtration of any system. The Mud brings a range of benefits to the system that benefit fish, corals, and water quality. In addition, Macro algae grown in the refugium/ mud filter can reduce phosphate and nitrate. Remember to leave lighting on 24 - 7 for macro algae to prevent sporing. Also, weed out algae and feed it to fish or discard it. This prevents the filters from being overgrown and helps remove nutrients from the system. If macro algae is not growing, try Iron or a macro algae supplement.

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