For those that run aquariums the Reef Octopus Eco 1000 Refugium might be a good addition to the back of your aquarium. Refugiums serve a multitude of benefits and Reef Octopus thought it best to create their very own line. This is a hang-on-back model that is suggested for tanks up to 264 gallons although larger ones could benefit as well for purposes like an isolation chamber for sick or injured fish. The Eco 1000 is 24″ x 4″ x 12″ and includes a King-225 brand pump that eats up 19 watts of your electricity juice. Shove pods macroalage and other goodies into the refugium and forget about it. Retails for around $180.
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Using the power of photosynthesis, the Octopus Eco range of filters remove ammonia, nitrates and phosphates that accumulate in your system, reducing the need for frequent water changes and helping combat nuisance algae in your display tank. Eco also functions as a food cultivating refuge for Cope pods which helps maintain your aquariums PH. Octopus Eco is the perfect symbiotic component of your reef system.
Cultivation of Live Food
Products in the Eco range provide ideal conditions for the cultivation of live food sources such as Cope pods & Amphipods to feed the inhabitants of your display tank, thus giving your livestock a healthy diet.
Eco is designed to match universal fluorescent tube sizes, meaning there is usually a product in the Eco range to accommodate your choice of lighting.
Less Water Changes
Once the eco has matured, you will notice the need for less frequent water changes, giving you more time to enjoy your aquarium.
If used on a reverse light cycle, the Eco can assist in minimizing the PH fluctuations that would otherwise occur in a system running on a normal day/night lighting cycle, reducing stress on your livestock.
Macroalgea comes in various breeds of marine plant life and is available from your local fish store. With the addition of basic lighting to the Eco fuge, Macroalgea will grow and photo synthesise waste.
Engineered for the Professional Reefer
These products are constructed with performance tested Cell Cast Acrylic, SCH-80 dark grey PVC, JG fittings and silicon O-rings. These materials will not color fade, are crack resistant, inert and non-corrosive, giving you the dependability you need and the performance your reef deserves.
Recommended Tank Size: 1000L
Product Size (mm): 460x120x330
Pump Power: King-225 19W