- Large AquaFuge2 Hang on Back Refugium with LED Lighting - CPR Aquatics
AquaFuge2 External Hang On Back Refugium with LED lighting - Large
Water Capacity: 4.7 Gallons
Dimensions (not including light): 25" L X 4.5" W X 12" T
13 Watt LED Light (22.5" x 1.25" x .5" light only)
Includes NEW LED Lighting
New Style Outlet
Refugiums are a great option for growing algae to help control nutrients, as well as ideal conditions for harboring micro fauna. With three different sizes the AquaFuge2 is a simple to use hang on back refugium. With a recently redesigned black acrylic backing and unique baffle system, keeps the algae and substrate in the refugium and not the display tank.
Refugiums are also a great way to introduce new fish or corals to a tank while giving them a place to feed and acclimate to a new system.
1x Refugium Body
1x Rio Pump
1x Inlet AssemblyManual
Appears to be a great alternative for a 60g tank but... By UB on 3/13/2019UB would recommend this product to a friendbe careful with the instructions for the LED light. At least on the unit that arrived today, the stand legs only go in one way. If you follow the implied instructions and feed the LED through the opposite side from the power cord -- the stand legs may break as happened to me. After gluing them together, they easily slipped on through the power cord end of the LED light. Regardless, minor inconvenience and set back to getting my tank set up and going this week.
Great product By aaron on 4/22/2016aaron would recommend this product to a friendIt was very easy to install. Well made and easy to adjust water flow.
Overall I'm happy with it! By Landon on 1/3/2016Landon would recommend this product to a friendOverall this refugium does the trick and is constructed from high quality materials.
My only issues are the tank mounting screws weren't long enough for my rimmed 55 gallon tank! I had to add wood inserts to tighten it securely to my tank. The only other thing I wish it had would be laser cut slots in the top rim so the brackets for the LED could rest securely in place. I don't like how they slide around and wobble, and I worry one day I'll drop my light in the water.
it's a review... By Brian on 1/3/2015Brian would recommend this product to a friendThe lines are clean. Assembly and design is quality. It sits too high to run the lights at night if it's hanging on your dt. I got this to use on my sump, but since the water level for my sump is about 7" from the top, the return created a lot of splashing. I've seen this installed on the back of a nano (15g?) to keep live food. It looked like a nice setup. I would recommend, just not as an addition to a sump. It would be cool if they included some tubing or misc fittings to run the pump from a location other than hanging from the unit.
Great By Ryan on 11/30/2014Ryan would recommend this product to a friendThis is a great alternative to buying a bigger sump or a second one to run as a fuge i have not had a single problem with it and it is loaded with pods that don't have to go through a pump to get into my display tank.
Great Refugium - it's gunna be bright By Justin on 8/26/2014Justin would recommend this product to a friendIm new to the hobby, and bulk reef supply couldn't have been more helpful. The original light that shipped with the refugium was broken so they shipped a light free of cost and I didn't even have to ship the first one back!
So far I'm very happy with the product, my only complaint is that the light shines into the tank at night. It's VERY bright. Might have to figure something out to adjusts that, but otherwise great product. Fits great on a 55 gallon.
Love it By Travis on 3/16/2014Travis would recommend this product to a friendI had a phosphate problem now with this it has eliminated all phos problems in my tank
Love it! By Nometank on 3/9/2014Nometank would recommend this product to a friendThis little HOB fuge is just perfect for my 37 gallon reef-to-be. I have some mud in it, along with a couple of kinds of macro for my pods to thrive in. I flick on the light at night and turn it off in the morning. Since I don't have a sump this is a great option.
Good product By Mac on 5/23/2013Mac would recommend this product to a friendJust the right size for my 50 gallon tank. One thing I do not like is that
the mounts for the light is to tall. At night the light shines down into the main tank. I wish there was some sort of shield or the light was mounted lower to keep the light out of my main tank at night.
Great product for the do it yourself-er. By Rick of More on 5/18/2013Rick of More would recommend this product to a friendI like it because it hangs on back and out of sight. Didn't have the room under the stand or in the sump for a refugium. Great alternative when your out of space. Helps keep the water were it needs to be.
good product By Marinne on 4/13/2013Marinne would recommend this product to a friendI bought this for my 60G tank and it works great...haven't had any leaks or problems and is a great alternative if you can't drill a tank
Does the LED have a timer?
I have a 180 gallon reef tank with hang on protein skimmers, a canister filter with a in line uv light and a phosphate reactor. I would rather not hook up a sump just for a refugium. So do you think this refugium will be big enough?
Realistically even the Large will not have a big impact and while it certainly can help to grow algae and may be fun it will not serve a large role in nutrient removal for its size. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions.
Is the light with this unit capable of growing!
I bought the large refugium. Is this good for a 60 and 75 gallon and is mineral mud good by itself or can I have a layer of mineral mud with sand substrate on top?
I have a 20 gallon with two clowns and watchman goby, with this be large enough for my setup to reduce nutrients?
Thanks for getting in touch with us in regards to this HOB refugium. This would work perfect on your tank, making a 20%+ volume refugium. I would personally try to get a variety of macro algae in order to make sure you are hitting multiple angles of nutrient reduction. The most important being Chaeto algae. Please let me know if there is anything else that we can assist with. Thanks!