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Vertex RX-U Universal Media Reactor

Vertex RX-U Universal Media Reactor

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Vertex RX-U Universal Media Reactor Information

Crystal clear displays are always the goal of any aspiring Reef Hobbyist. As mainstays of the hobby, Activated Carbons and Phosphate Absorbing Medias go a long way towards the fulfillment of this goal by absorbing many of the impurities that accumulate in the water column. Furthermore to that the uses of PHA Biodegradable plastics such as “Vertex™ Pro-Bio Pellets” are becoming increasingly popular and prove to be an effective addition to most nutrient-export systems. Incorporating these medias into the systems has traditionally been accomplished with the aid of filter bags and/or cartridges. However, this is far from being the most effective means of utilizing these products as the medias compact, flow-through declines and the surface area contact becomes compromised. Vertex™ Universal Media Reactors provide a practical solution by fluidizing the given medias, thereby eliminating the problem of compaction and allocating complete control of flow-through to the user.

Rx-U Plus series Media Reactor accomplish these tasks in style. Only the finest material utilized and through precise CNC machining a perfect combination of form and function has been realized. No expense was spared to offer the best quality and most versatile functionality. From Titanium Screws to QUICK-LOC lid design; ease of use, functionality, modularity and easy maintenance has been the aspirations behind designing the RX-U Series.

Rx-U plus is a perfect addition to the Vertex Universal reactor line-up for when removing the reactor from system is not possible and/or convenient. Dual chamber design of Rx-U PLUS series enables the user to remove the inner media container from the unit to facilitate an exchange without the need to remove the reactor completely. Media exchange and/or replenishment has never been easier.

Rx-U Plus units are designed for INLINE hard-plumbed and/ or REMOTE soft-hose applications. Set up is a breeze and further to that the unit can also be fully disassembled for thorough maintenance.

Exclusive Features
  • Acrylic tube
  • PVC Base and lid for maximum durability
  • PN16 U-PVC Fittings
  • Onboard True Union ball valve for flow-control
  • Union Connection
  • Barbed hose connection
  • QUICK-LOC Lid design for easy removal and/or replenishment of Media
  • Dual Chamber design accommodating easier media replenishment and/or exchange
  • Titanium Screw
  • Silicone O-rings
  • Can be utilized in both internal and/or external applications
Technical Data
  • Holds 2 liters of media
  • Chamber diameter: 4”
  • Total height: 24”
  • Foot-Print: 4.7”

Manufacturer Info

Vertex Aquaristik Aquarium Supplies
Vertex Aquaristik is a German company with many fresh ideas and innovations new to the aquarium hobby. Their products are developed only after extensive research and testing in simulation and field trials. They purposely abuse products during the test phase to determine if they can handle the wear and tear of aquarium keeping. The company is determined to provide solutions that stand the test of time. No expense is spared during the production process to ensure customers enjoy uncompromising quality and value. Vertex Aquaristik manufactures high-quality calcium reactors, protein skimmers, zeolith-based filters, wavemakers and accessories.

Vertex RX-U Universal Media Reactor Reviews

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Posted: 6/8/2015 from Sarasota, FL UNITED STATES
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Comments: i have never seen such a perfectly and well made product five stars from my side just ultimate experience using this product

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Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 3/6/2015 from Cohoes, NY UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: I started out with a two little fishes media reactor, worked like a charm... until it was time to change the media... the cap was damn near impossible to remove and ended up splitting. researched a few to replace it with and once i seen Vertex made one i was PUMPED. not only would it match my skimmer color wise, but its built just as well. this thing is a TANK. my 3 1/2 year old decided to test it, dropped it off my counter, 3 foot drop... bounced and rolled away without a scratch. performance wise, its all that and then some, the adjustable top piece is pretty cool too. it is very large though, so make sure you measure twice. you will not be disappointed buying this.

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