Rena SmartFilter55 Refugium

sphistak

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Well here goes my wondering mind!

I had a Rena SmartFilter55(hob) just laying around and it caught my eye! Perfect for a hob refugium! I gutted out the filter cartridges holders (simply pull out) and I'm left with a pretty decent area for my cheato.

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I'll be updating soon with more pics and details.... Notice (if you can see; I'm using a camera phone) there is a small bafled area from where the pump exits water from the tank and enters where the three filter chambers are supposed to be housed. I'm going to check the water flow and see if I can add sand, or simply some live rock rumble. The later being my most sensible option...
 
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sphistak

In Memoriam
I forgot to show how the actual filter looks like before breaking it down (kitty in background not included)

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sphistak

In Memoriam
So here's the rest of my diy hob Rena Refugium

Added live rock rubble first
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The cheato and water next.
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And excuse the crappy pic, but I added a mesh screen to the hood of the filter to trap any exciting cheato.... (needs some perfecting because a few strands still escaped)
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