Thought I'd share the hob refugium I knocked up yesterday/ this afternoon.
I have been trying to work out where I could grow some macro for nitrate reduction and somewhere for the pod population to expand.
Space is fairly tight in my sump and cabinet as you can see in the photos and my wife would not approve of an external refugium so I decided to build one to fit in the little space that I have left in the cabinet between the sump and chiller.
I was inspired by the CPR aquafuge but was not willing to part with a few hundred dollars to get one from the states.
So, using some old acrylic shelves that I picked up from my wife's work when they were doing a store change, a few tools and a tube of weldon acrylic glue from my favourite reef shop the total build cost came to $17.10
This is what I came up with.
First picture is the cabinet
Second and third are just after gluing
Third and fourth are after I filed, sanded and polished the edges and leak tested.
Last pictures are finished with tank side painted black to prevent unwanted algea growth in the sump.