Fish rearing is one of the most common activities that a large number of people have engaged in across the world. The growth of technology has also facilitated the improvement of the fish farming and rearing activities across the world. Traditionally, people used rear fish in the ponds dams and reservoirs unlike in the modern eras where various people across the world use the aquariums to not only keep and rear fish but also other important aquatic animals.
To make your aquarium set up look much attractive and complete, it is always very important to also learn about the refugiums and the many reasons why adding it to this kind of a set-up is very important. A refugium is actually very important in making sure that that the whole aquarium set-up is properly preserved. To however understand more refugiums and why they are added to the aquariums, below is a simple discussion about them and the different types refugiums.
Most are the times when various fertilizers being added to the aquariums result to an increase in the level of nitrates in the water which can negatively affect the living environment of the fish and thus the reason why it is important to add the refugiums to the aquariums. One of the major ways through which the refugiums help to minimize or eliminate the nitrates in the aquarium water is by facilitating the growth of the algae which help to absorb the released nitrates. Refugium also helps to make sure that any kind of pollution that would affect the or pollute the main tank, that is the aquarium is also eliminated. The other great reason why the refugiums are very important is because they help to increase the safety of the aquatic animals in your aquarium. One of the major ways through which the refugiums help to promote the safety in the aquariums is by making sure that the feeder or small organisms getting a safer living place free from larger organisms.
The refugiums are used in so many different ways where various people who use aquariums to rear or keep fish and other aquatic animals use the refugiums as sump pumps to promote a very smooth flow of water in the aquariums. The stability of the aquarium is very important for the survival of the aquatic animals and thus the reason why the refugiums are also very important as they increase the overall amount of water in the aquarium and thus making it very stable.
There are however several types of refugiums that you can add to your aquarium. The first type of a refugium is the sump based refugium which is placed below the aquarium. Other common types of refugiums that also come with their many advantages include the hang-on refugiums as well as in-tank refugiums.