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CAD Lights NR-1 Nano Media Bio-Reactor

CAD Lights NR-1 Nano Media Bio-Reactor

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Newly designed is CAD Light Aquariums` innovative Bio-reactor specifically for Nano Reefs. Can be hung inside your aquarium/sump, or be installed fully submersed. Super small footprint at only 2.5" in diameter, this little reactor packs a good punch in effectively controlling and removing your Nitrates, Phosphates, slime algaes and other nuisance algaes. Can hold a strong dose of Bio-pellets of up to 150ML giving you an aquarium capacity of 50G each unit (depending on your Bio-load respectively) and can easily expand to multiple units using a variety of media (such as GFO or activated carbon) for larger systems. A fine filter media bag is recommended for GFO or activated carbon use. Yet, it can still fit into an aquarium as small as 4G, 8G, 18G and I50G systems.

  • Dimensions: 2.5" x 2.5" x 12" (total exterior dimensions including plumbing)
  • Pump: Super quiet and Slim TIA Professional pumps at 200GPH and 11.5W.
  • Material: 100% Cell-Cast Acrylic body.
  • Compatibility: Pearl or other Round style Bio-pellets (up to 150ML Max.), GFO or Carbon
  • Capacity: 5G-50G Aquarium volume.

CAD Lights NR-1 Nano Media Bio-Reactor Reviews

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GFO? Forget about it

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Posted: 4/22/2013 from SEATTLE, WA UNITED STATES
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Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: I got thi to put in my 29G biocube because it was one of the few on the market of this size that wasn't a hang on. The only problem is the pump is waaaaaay too strong and is like a cat 5 tornado for the GFO. The pump itself has a dial to control the amount of tumble but maybe mine was broken but it seriously starts off on hurricane and goes to aqua armageddon. Even with two filter pads stuffed into the chamber GFO shot out all over my tank in seconds. Maybe this power is good for bio pellets but its a joke when they say " great for GFO!"

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Very satisfied!

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 1/2/2013 from SAN MARCOS, CA UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Expert

Comments: I have been using this reactor on my 50 gallon sps tank for about one month and am very satisfied with my purchase. I got tired of my TLF reactor clogging and the pellets not tumbling. Due to the small footprint of this reactor, I fit the whole thing in my sump and it makes zero noise. The pellets tumble great with zero clogging. I have 150 ml of TLF NPX pellets in mine but I think you could fit more even though they say 150 max.

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