Innovative Marine

Auqa Gadget ChaetoMax 2-n-1 Refugium LED

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Targets algae growth at a cellular level!

Innovative Marine's ChaetoMax 2-n-1 Refugium LED was designed for sumps and AIO tanks that utilize a refugium. With multiple mounting options and 45 carefully selected LEDs, the ChaetoMax will help increase your algae growth and yield. 

  • Designed for Sumps and AIO Aquariums
  • Efficient LEDs
  • Mounting Bracket or Hook & Loop
  • Small Form Factor
  • No Heat Transfer

Manual Owners Manual


Maximize your algae growth within your refugium to help absorb nutrients like nitrate and phosphate, that you can harvest and export. Over the past few years, specific spectrums have been found to be very beneficial where others are just wasting light. Certain spectrums that fall between 400-470nm along with 620-680nm target the plants cellular growth structure, leading to faster growth, with no wasted energy.

The ChaetoMax has 45 high-efficient LEDs packed into a super slip housing. Innovative Marine carefully selected LEDs in the proper spectrum for rapid algae growth. You can add the ChaetoMax to almost any sump or AIO aquarium with its dual mounting options. Either use the included bracket to mount the refugium light directly to the rim of your sump or tank, or use the included hook & loop pieces to securely attach the light to the side of your refugium. 


Optimal Coverage Area - 9" x 4"


LED Specifications:

45x 0.2W 60mA LEDs Total

5x 420nm Violet

10x 470nm Blue

10x 630nm Magenta

20x 660nm Red



Dimensions: 6.7" L x 1.85" W x 0.39" H

Power Consumption: 6.4W @ 120VAC


What's Included?

1x ChaetoMax Refugium LED

2x Accent Bars

1x Cord Manager

2x Sump Neck Module Screws

1x Sump Neck Module

1x Sump Arm Bracket

2x Sump Arm Bracket Thumb Screws

4x Adhesive Hook & Loop Fastener Peices

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UPC 6940005106236
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Product Questions

How many hours will this last before having to be replaced?
Question by: Drew on Dec 26, 2021, 10:59 PM
Hello Drew. Thank you for your question. Unfortunately the manufacturer does not have specs about that, but generally with LEDs, most have a life span of approximately 50,000 hours of use. After that the LEd intensity may begin decreasing. To maximize the lifespan of the fixture, it is recommended to keeping it away from the water and cleaning the fixture often. Thanks.
Answer by: Christian (BRS Staff) on Dec 30, 2021, 5:26 PM
My sump is made from a 30g long and the refugium section is 12”l x 12”w x 8”high (deep). Would this work or do I need something stronger? I will be running ATI 4 bulb on top of my 75g with 2B+ & 2C+
Question by: Ferrell Andrews on Nov 25, 2017, 6:30 PM
The chaetomax light is really designed for smaller applications such as the back chamber of the innovative marine all-in-one tanks. The power is pretty limited and would not likely work for anything more than a few inches deep and several inches accross. For larger refugium areas, I would suggest the Zetlight fuge lights, Tunze LEDs, or even the Kessil grow lights.

Hope this helps!
Answer by: Zack on Nov 25, 2017, 11:25 PM
I have a small chamber in my sump that measures 16”x6”. Would this work?
Question by: Robert Meyer on Nov 25, 2017, 11:06 AM
The Chaetomax would actually be an ideal light for that size refugium. You will want to keep it a few inches from the surface of the water to help increase the spread but it should work well.
Answer by: Charlie on Nov 25, 2017, 12:07 PM
Can I mount this to my acrylic sump - (Horizontal Lip)?
Question by: Ed on Nov 23, 2017, 2:28 AM
Hey there,

The included bracket will not mount to a euro-braced. They do also include velcro strips for attachment to other smooth surface, which would likely allow for easy attachment to your rim or the side of the sump.

Have a great day!
Answer by: Zack on Nov 24, 2017, 10:08 AM
Will you be doing a review on this soon ?

Question by: Allen Binder on Nov 10, 2017, 4:34 PM
We are hoping to get this light on the test bench soon, but to my knowledge, their is no immediate plan at this time.
Answer by: Charlie on Nov 26, 2017, 8:54 AM
What is the PAR at 12 inches? Thanks
Question by: Roger Galburt on Nov 9, 2017, 8:15 PM
We have not tested the PAR measurements on this light due to it being very new. For a 12" deep tank this would not be an ideal light. The PAR readings at 12" would be very dismal, and we would suggest looking into the Kessil H380 if you are looking to run a refugium that is a foot deep.
Answer by: Charlie on Nov 25, 2017, 10:21 AM
Hi I’m about to start new build and am hoping to go with Triton base 7 method would this light be suitable for refugium 3 foot long 18 inches high and 18 inches wide
That is size of refugium section of sump
Question by: Mike nolan on Nov 9, 2017, 11:27 AM
For an effective refugium of that size, we would highly suggest using the Kessil H380 or something larger. The Chaetomax would probably max out on refugiums around 8" x 8" while still being effective.
Answer by: Charlie on Nov 25, 2017, 10:40 AM
Will this work for a 20g sump?
Question by: Robert Meyer on Nov 9, 2017, 12:24 AM
What is the area you are trying to light? if you are trying to light the entire sump then it will be a bit too small, however, if you are going to section the tank off we would need to know the area that it needs to be effective for.
Answer by: Charlie on Nov 25, 2017, 10:54 AM