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How to run macroalgae in back compartment of AIO (Waterbox 35.2)

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Butchy21

Hi all,

Finally trying to set up my new Waterbox 35.2 AIO tank.  I've had cheato running in a DIY HOB refugium in my old tank and it has been really solid for pulling out excess nutrients.

 

My original thought was to use Chamber #1 in the back for growing Chaeto.  I purchased an adjustable media basket to place macroalgae in and I was going to stick on a IM refugium light onto the back of the tank for a proper light source but it turns out the Waterbox AIO has a solid black backing.  Tried to shine a flashlight through and it blocks everything basically.  I do not want to try and tear off the backing only for a single compartment (which I may no longer use for algae in the future).

 

Any thoughts on a small LED light to only light up a single compartment for chaeto?  It would have to be directed straight down from the top - a flexible small LED system?

 

Adjustable media basket for Chaeto

https://intankaquatics.com/intank-chamber-one-media-basket-for-waterbox-cube-waterbox-marine-waterbox-marine-x-waterbox-peninsula-mini/

 

Purchased refugium light:  too large to hang across the top - it would light up like 50% of the back compartments

https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/chaetomax-2-n-1-refugium-led-auqa-gadget-innovative-marine.html

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mitten_reef

What about tunze refugium light stick, eco chic I think they’re called. Either right in the same chamber, or mount on the next chamber over shining toward your chaeto chamber.  

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Butchy21
On 7/28/2021 at 4:56 PM, mitten_reef said:

What about tunze refugium light stick, eco chic I think they’re called. Either right in the same chamber, or mount on the next chamber over shining toward your chaeto chamber.  

Ohh thanks for the idea! - I was not aware of submersible refugium lights.  That will definitely be a good option.

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