Minimize equipment clutter with space-saving, refugium lighting powered by brilliant 3-watt CREE LEDs! Eshopps Curve Refugium LED Light offers a sensible refugium lighting choice with its compact space-saving design, energy efficiency, and minimal heat output. Great light for any refugium especially sump style refugiums located inside an aquarium cabinet (stand) where space and minimizing heat output is a concern.
Eshopps Curve Refugium LED Light features three, 3-watt CREE LEDs with a 6500K color temperature to support healthy growth of desirable macroalgae. Nylon screw mount accommodates refugium panels up to 3/8" thick. Eshopps Curve Refugium LED Light measures 3-15/16" x 4-5/8" x 1-3/4" high.
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Refugium Lighting Tips
Refugiums, small aquariums either located near or attached to your main aquarium, typically employ macroalgae, live rock, and live sand (or some combination of the three) to offer an ideal natural solution for enhancing and maintaining healthy conditions in an existing marine aquarium.
Since most sumps or refugiums converted for macroalgae growth are located underneath the main aquarium, it is important to provide an independent light source for the macroalgae. A fluorescent strip light or the Eshopps Curve Refugium LED Light set for a 10-14 hour daily photoperiod provides sufficient light without encouraging over-aggressive growth.
The use of a timer automates the light schedule to make it easier to regulate the proper photoperiod. Also, be sure to run the refugium lights on a reverse or opposite schedule from the main aquarium lighting. The staggered lighting schedule provides the added benefit of stabilizing pH and maintaining a higher oxygen level at night.
The careful cultivation of macroalgae harnesses the power of nature to prevent the growth of more nuisance forms of algae as well as maintaining healthy and stable aquarium parameters.