Modifying an AC HOB filter into a mini refugium?

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An employee at my LFS mentioned doing this, for a smaller tank on a budget and without the space for a full sized sump. How would one go about modifying a HOB to grow algae and whatnot?
 

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I personally don’t see this being worth the trouble honestly. For not all that much more money you can get a good sized refugium and just get a clamp on loght from homedepot with a proper LED bulb and you’ll be much better off. The volume in these filters is very low.
If you’re really short on cash and have all the stuff sitting around it’s worth trying it.

Can I ask why you want a refugium?
 
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Mainly curiosity. I'm not getting into saltwater anytime soon due to my living situation but I'm still interested in it. I like the idea of simulating the natural environment as much as possible to keep a tank stable so I'm looking into some methods.
 

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Cool. I just didn’t want you to think a small one would work motivated that’s all.
a sump or a larger refugium will accomplish that. Live rock and water volume are some of the best things you can do to accomplish your goal. A refugium will work towards you accomplishing this for sure.
 

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