Refrigium Help, Light, Bubbles (pics inc.)

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Hey all i decided to get around to making my refrigium so went and got a light, cabling, light head (screw) etc. My questions are:
Where my light is now will it be safe there and do the job for lighting?
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2nd Question is:
Is there a way to limit the amount of air bubbles coming down from the Durso into the Refrigium?

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Thanks for reading
 
the light is fine, and for the bubbles can you get a pad like this to stick on the end of the pipe
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I would use a filtersock at the end of the overflow pipe. It will be nice because it will give you some mechanical filtration and it will cut down on the bubble. Just make sure you get a couple of extra so that you can change them out every week if not sooner. They are cheap and reuseable.
 
Women's panty hose works great for that too. Cut off the length you need, and use a plastic zip tie to hold it in place on the pipe.
 
I had a similar issue. I tried a filter sock, didn't work. Any filter sock or sponge you use will end up becoming a source of nitrate unless you clean it constantly.
I ended up having my 1" pvc dump into a 3" pvc with holes drilled in the bottom. It works awesome.

with filter sock
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with 3" pvc
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