AquaMaxx HOB-R Hang-On-Back Refugium


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AquaMaxx HOB-R Refugium - Light + Pods

A refugium is a great way to lower nutrients in your aquarium. Macroalgae absorbs nitrate and phosphate from the water as it grows. To remove the nutrients, you "harvest" the macroalgae by removing a portion of it. A refugium is also a great "refuge" where beneficial organisms like copepods can thrive! Pods consume waste and are a great food source for mandarins, dragonettes, pipefishes, seahorses, leopard wrasses and anything that hunts for its food or picks off the substrate.

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  • The AquaMaxx HOB-R Hang-On-Back Refugium is the quick and easy way to create a small ecosystem for your aquarium. 

    A refugium helps control nitrates and phosphates in a natural way by providing space for macroalgae to grow.  Macroalgae will compete with nuisance algae within the aquarium, and assist your filtration system in cleaning up the water column. 

    The HOB-R will also harbor many beneficial invertebrates which consume uneaten food or detritus. Invertebrates such as copepods and amphipods can be found living in the sand and liverock in many aquariums, however, these invertebrates can often diminish in numbers as they are preyed upon by inhabitants.  Adding a refugium will shelter these tasty fish snacks, ensuring that there is a colony consistently providing to the food chain and helping in the break down of organics, in safety. 

    HOB-R Features:

    • A Sicce Syncra Nano pump powers the system, and is contained within a baffle
    • Baffle housing allows use of a sand bed in the refugium
    • Large viewing pain on the back panel for monitoring algae growth
    • Slotted pre-outlet helps keep macro-algae from escaping into the display
    • Outlet sponge helps keep microbubbles from entering the aquarium
    • Easy to secure and remove inlet for quick maintenance

    Main Body Dimensions: 16.75"L x 3.25"W x 12.75"H
    Back to Front of Inlet Distance: 5.5"
    Back to Front of Outlet Distance: 6.5"
    Fits tank rims: up to .75"
    Pump(included) Sicce Nano pump
    Power Consumption: 2.8 watts 
    Please note: A refugium light is not provided.  Refugium lighting is needed to grow macroalgae, and is recommended to run on an opposite schedule as the main display`s.

    Product Manuals & Documentation

    AquaMaxx HOB-R Hang-On-Back Refugium

    Owner's Manual available for download in Adobe PDF file format

    Manufacturer Info

    AquaMaxx is a Southern California-based aquarium supply company that entered the market in mid-2008 with a line of affordable metal halide bulbs. The brand quickly gained recognition as word spread about the high quality and low cost of their lamps. In 2009, AquaMaxx released a line of aquarium filter socks and, in early 2010, unveiled an assortment of high-performance protein skimmer accessories and upgrades.

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    Is this product compatible with a JBJ 28 gallon aquarium?
    Asked : Dec 20, 2018
    By : Matthew Mulcahy, Nantucket, MA
    Asked : Nov 23, 2018
    Hi George - the IM light would be a great fit
    Answered : Nov 23, 2018
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    I set this up a few days ago and it actually fits on the back of my IM25g perfectly with a inTank floss holder on the left and media holder on the right. It does not interfere with the chambers of my IM tank or the ATO. When power is cut the back chambers rise a bit but there is no risk of flood.Read More
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