filtration setup.


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So I get the idea of a refugium and what is to be placed into it.
But I would still need some type of "filter" right?
I was thinking of using my current canister filter.
But since it only pushes at MAX 250GPH it wouldn't really help too much.
Can I have just exclusively a refugia?
or should I do something like this?
I'm concerned though.
Isn't the idea of a refugia to grow organisms that can later get INTO the tank?

If so the impeller in the pump would destroy almost everything.
Should I do two seperate tanks.
One for a refugia that took the overflow from the display tank, then dumped it into the sump which then pumped the water back to the display???

What should I do? What would be better?