- Auqa Gadget ChaetoMax 2-n-1 Refugium LED - Innovative Marine
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
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"
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
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
This light grow chaeto !!! By spyder813 on 1/17/2019spyder813 would recommend this product to a friendI try a few cheap lights to grow chaeto in my refugium without success. Then I give the Chaetomax a try and works wonders. From a gulf ball size to a full refugium in two weeks.
Does not fit Red Sea Reefer Sumps By Bill on 1/4/2019Bill would recommend this product to a friendThe light is quite powerful, however the mounting brackets are not wide enough to fit the glass on the Red Sea Reefer sumps.
Disappointed By OneCoolFish on 11/7/2018OneCoolFish wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI am disappointed with the Aqua Gadget Chaetomax. Save your money. You can get better growth with a fluorescent bulb from Home Depot. I'm giving this 2 stars only because it does stimulate growth, but it's barely noticeable. The growth is very slow. (I almost gave it one star for the same reasons.)
Extremely Happy By Braden on 6/16/2018Braden would recommend this product to a friendThis is a great product was extremely happy with the amount of growth I have gotten from my cyto growing. Helped my seahorse tank out a lot. Will stand it’s ground with the kessel 80. Over all worth every penny!
Very small By Slob on 6/1/2018Slob would recommend this product to a friendIt's a lot smaller than it looks in the pictures, wanted to hang on top of my 30g refugium part of my 120g tank, brackets it came with didn't work the way I wanted so I zip tied it hanging over the refugium, it took about a month before I started to notice any cheato growth and now it seems I get very good growth, I'm now able to sell cheato back to my fish store every two months, for the price I expected a bigger light but this seems to be getting the job done
It's not powerful enough... By Eric on 5/19/2018Eric would recommend this product to a friendI've been running one of these at night to help ph stability. I'm sorry to say on my AIO 15 gallon nano, which has a two gallon fuge, it's almost ineffectual. It's well made and makes a cool night light in the room, enough for the fish to see from room reflection. Since my fuge is next to a window it's hard to say if the fixture is helping with PO4 & NO3 but the chaeto is keeping both levels near zero. Going to try the Kessil H80.
Awesome By SROMERO287 on 5/11/2018SROMERO287 would recommend this product to a friendI converted my ATO reservoir into a refugium in my RSM Reefer 250 and was using a kessil H80 and was replaced with two of these to not have light spills all over my sump and have more uniform coverage. Overall they do an awesome job. Excellent little beasts. Well done IM!!!
Love it By Fritz on 4/22/2018Fritz would recommend this product to a friendOk here is my review of the Innovative Marine cheatomax refugium. Link to brs included.
This is 4 weeks of growth. I grown green hair instead of cheato. I recently started running it for 20 on 4 off a day. I've seen higher ph then ever before and more stable too. I only run display light for 10 hours with 2 hr peak hold ramped on and off. Little thing works well.
53.6 grams in 4 weeks. Not bad at all.
It just works By Old Salt on 2/19/2018Old Salt would recommend this product to a friendGot this after a recommendation from one of the BRS staff. So far, it works like the proverbial charm on my IM Nuvo Fusion 10. After cycling, it took the nitrates down to near 0 in only two days. Have to clean the chaeto out of the refugium chamber at least every 10 days.
Nice product, but you might need more than one By Chad on 11/19/2017Chad would recommend this product to a friendReally like the application here, I have now moved the chaeto to the filter area of my nano, before I used a phosban reactor 150 so water was pumped outside my nano. I am happier having the chaeto in the nano aquarium’s filter area as these can be Velcro mounted to the aquarium and got rid of the pump going to the phosban reactor. Two downsides, 1) that there is no way, a single one of these will out compete the main light for the aquarium tank to grow the chaeto faster than display tank algae, I’ve just added a second one of these, 2) the cord is hard wired from the plug to the light, the plug was too large to fit through the hole of the stand, I had to make modifations, they should have spliced the cord to connect through aquarium stands. Build quality otherwise seems great.
I have a small chamber in my sump that measures 16”x6”. Would this work?
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+
Hope this helps!
Will this work for a 20g sump?
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
What is the PAR at 12 inches? Thanks
Will you be doing a review on this soon ?
Can I mount this to my acrylic sump - (Horizontal Lip)?
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!