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.
|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.|
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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