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Innovative Marine AUQA Gadget ChaetoMax 2-in-1 Refugium Light (9W)


Item #: 0I10623

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Designed for maximum macro algae growth, the ChaetoMax™

Refugium LED has taken the proven technology behind indoor horticulture and crafted the optimal spectral recipe specifically designed for macro algae photosynthesis.

Hidden in the ChaetoMax’s slim design are 45 High Efficient, uniformed LEDs. Each LED emitting a specific spectrum level; 420 BLUE, 470 VIOLET, 630 MAGENTA and 660 RED. By eliminating the “Green and Yellow” wavelength from your refugium lighting the ChaetoMax™ targets different parts of a plants cellular growth structure; which means faster growth, higher quality plants and no wasted energy.


  • Designed for Sumps and AIO Aquariums (Hook and Loop AIO Configuration)
  • Mounts horizontally or vertically hidden behind your AIO
  • Bracket Modular Mounted Sump Configuration
  • Small form factor (DIMS: 6.7” x 1.85” x 0.39”)
  • Low Voltage45 x 0.2W 60mA LEDs
    • 5 - 420nm BLUE
    • 10- 470nm VIOLET
    • 10- 630nm MAGENTA
    • 20 - 660nm RED
  • No Heat Transfer

4 Stars


Reviewed on
March 29, 2021

Yes, I would recommend this.

Amazing light!

Pros: Cheap, small, and bright light

Cons: N/A

I absolutely love this refugium light, it is pretty cheap compared to other lights and is small so if you don’t have a lot of space I would recommend this! I would also check some videos on YouTube of it to kinda get a view of the light but this thing is awesome.

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Reviewed on
August 01, 2020

Yes, I would recommend this.

NIce light

Pros: small, fits easily on sump.

Cons: none

Nice light easy to assemble the mounting bracket. small doesen't take a lot of space.. As far how well it does it seems to put off enough red/blue tones for growing cheato. wish the price point was a little lower. don't we all wish that in this hobby?

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Reviewed on
July 28, 2020

Yes, I would recommend this.

Great refugium light

Pros: Perfect for plants

Cons: None

My chaeto grows like crazy!

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Reviewed on
June 04, 2020

Yes, I would recommend this.

Great, small light

If you have the nutrients in your system, this light will grow chaeto or any type of macro super fast

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Reviewed on
May 18, 2020

Yes, I would recommend this.

Simple clip mount

Pros: None

Cons: Expensive.

Low watts- It makes low bright and soft not like other product which makes too bright. Quality.

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Reviewed on
May 01, 2020

Yes, I would recommend this.

Awesome refugium light

Pros: This light is so cool and sticks right on the back of the aquarium. It has a small profile that makes it go by almost unnoticed.

Cons: None

I have this on the back on my nano AIO and it is perfect for growing macro-algae.

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Reviewed on
April 08, 2020

Yes, I would recommend this.


Pros: great colors for growing chaeto.

Cons: HEAT DOES TRANSFER if mounted to the aquarium glass.

I use this light on my 32 gal. biocube, and it works perfectly for my chaeto. The only problem I had was that when mounting the light to the back of the tank, using included velcro, is that HEAT most definitely transferred to the tank water. To fix this I just mounted the light on the wall 3.5 inches off the glass. Never a problem with heat again.

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Reviewed on
April 02, 2020

Yes, I would recommend this.

very good little light

Pros: very little and compact

Cons: not very powerful

I would suggest using this light for smaller tanks with small sumps or hang over refugiums or for my case i have a 40 gal sump and I use this light to grow my chaeto from the side bottom of the sump. its such a small light that I run it 24/7 and it does not kill my chaeto. I have it attached to the side of the sump lighting the chaeto while I have another light hitting the chaeto from above. the above light is a Kessil H80 running for 14 hours and off the rest of the day.

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Reviewed on
March 18, 2020

Yes, I would recommend this.


Pros: well comfortable good lighting

good for chaeto algae

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Reviewed on
January 13, 2020

Yes, I would recommend this.

small but efficient

Pros: Good for fuge

Cons: 2 small screws missing

Great spectrum. Mounting system for overhead could be improved

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