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Neptune Systems GRO $129.95 Pre-Order (1 Viewer)

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The Neptune Systems GRO is a specialized, 20W LED light designed to grow many types of common macroalgaes (i.e. Chaetomorpha) using a specialized light spectrum which maximizes photosynthesis. This unit includes a Flat Bracket Mount which clamps to a flat edge such as the edge of your sump or support on your stand. The GRO uses all its power to emit light in two specific wavelengths that are optimized for macroalgae growth – 455-460nm and 620-670nm. This combined with its rectangular shape (have you ever seen a round refugium?) means that the right light goes right where you need it – and minimizes nuisance algae growth in other areas of your sump due to light spillage.



Features

  • Compact and efficient light output
  • 84 LEDs, optimum growth spectrum
  • Large surface with even distribution
  • IP64 Water resistant design
  • Can operate standalone with option power supply


Some of the most successful reef aquariums employ the use of a macroalgae-filled growth area or refugium for the purpose of nutrient control. Growing and harvesting macroalgae in a compartment in your sump, or in a full-blown refugium, is the natural way to reduce unwanted nutrients in your reef aquarium. It also creates a home and reproductive area for beneficial micro-fauna that consume waste and provide a food source for corals and fish. Growing macroalgae opposite your normal light cycle (called reverse daylight photosynthesis or RDP) also helps raise and stabilize your aquarium pH.



Easy Plug & Play Setup

Remove the GRO from the box, plug it into one of your available DC24 connections on an Energy Bar 832 or 1LINK module, select GRO from the tasks menu, and in just a couple of minutes a step by step wizard will have it set up and scheduled.



Better Macroalgae Growth Using Less Power

It may seem counterintuitive – and possibly even fly in the face of some “experts” – but with far less power than its competitors, the GRO promotes thick, healthy, and abundant macroalgae growth. The GRO does this by using 84 low-powered LED, selected for optimal macro algae growth, and spreads them evenly across a wide, rectangular area. This enables the GRO to be placed very close to the macroalgae and increase its efficiency while minimizing wasteful light spillage.



NO Apex or DC24 Port Necessary - Works with the 24v DC Power Supply

Maybe you don’t have a free DC24 port, or even have an Apex at all yet – no worries – with the optionally available 24v Power Supply, the GRO can be used on any aquarium.



Specifications

  • Recommended Coverage: 24” x 18”
  • Dimensions: 8.7" L x 6.1" W x 1.4" H
  • Voltage: 24v
  • Power Consumption: 20 Watts


What’s Included?

  • Neptune Systems GRO LED refugium light panel
  • Flexible Gooseneck
  • Flat Surface Mounting Bracket FDDB447E-6D1B-4341-B299-135007ADC409.jpeg F335770F-AE68-4799-A8D5-DE063A907536.jpeg BF15F843-5D93-415A-BEFE-57A2A2D04BCA.jpeg EE3BD699-4D1E-45AB-8C22-A04339DAAB62.jpeg
 
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You have to have an additional power supply if you don’t have the Apex/ DC24 Port.

NO Apex or DC24 Port Necessary - Works with the 24v DC Power Supply

 
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I really like the T5 like spread with little spill and minimal watts.

What I don’t like is the color Orange and Goose necks. Lol

Yes, I agree...the orange ring is not symmetrical and that bugs me too.
 

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Could they have made that light any more ugly? Even the people who went to school in Austin have got to think that is ugly! :) Yeah, yeah it is just a fuge light but still!
 

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I was actually on the test group for this light and had it for a few months. I don't know if they ended up making any changes at the end since I was not able to complete the test as mine drowned. I was told that the light was designed to be as close to the water as possible. I had tested it to make sure that even if I lost power, the water line wouldn't go above it and the light be submerged, but somehow that's exactly what happened and I ended up losing the light. I liked the gooseneck and the footprint of the light, however I did not experience much growth.

I put a Vipar Spectra light down there for half the price and my chaeto is literally out of control! It might not be pretty, but it's growing like weeks and keeping my numbers down. In my experience the GRO needed more power, but that's just me.... what do I know...
 

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Apex finest ! They should just stick with there controllers. Trying to do too much now . Even apex wav was a bust . Wav another example of a poorly made apex product line . Lol I have only seen negative reviews on this light for cost and appearance .


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I bought this 8 months ago for 29.99 and it grows chaeto like crazy. Its not 20w and does not have a rubber bumper pad but it is sealed, has a nice flat edge around the perimeter to attach double sided tape and heat exchange fins on the back. The Apex light is probably waaaayy better but you know..

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why? did you do the same thing? I thought the method was something i picked up from other nano reefers that where limited on space because AIO = no sump.
 

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I bought this 8 months ago for 29.99 and it grows chaeto like crazy. Its not 20w and does not have a rubber bumper pad but it is sealed, has a nice flat edge around the perimeter to attach double sided tape and heat exchange fins on the back. The Apex light is probably waaaayy better but you know..

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Link to where you got it from?


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