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Accel Aquatics BioPellet and Filter Media Reactor - FR-16

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The Accel Aquatics Biopellet Reactor is specifically designed to fluidize biopellet filter media without the need of a strong or high flowing water pump. The special penductor or "flow accelerator" located inside of the reactor produces very turbulent and strong water movement inside of the reactor. This keeps the biopellets suspended and moving which is critical for biopellets to function properly. The inverted conical bottom helps even further by preventing media from clumping and settling on the bottom of the reactor.

The reactor does require a separate water pump for proper operation to push water through the reactor. The unique design allows you to use a much smaller water pump and still achieve proper circulation when compared to other fluidized media reactors in its class. In fact, you can increase water movement by up to 400% when compared to a traditional up-flow fluidized media reactor using the same water pump.

Although the Accel Aquatics Biopellet reactors were originally designed for use with nitrate-reducing biopellet media, they are perfectly suitable for use with other filter media such as gfo, carbon, or any other filter media that requires fluidization. Water flow through the reactor should be controlled using a valve or controllable water pump to accommodate the flow requirements of the particular media. The unique flow patterns created inside of the reactor will then ensure maximum water-to-media contact time and help you get the most out of your filter media of choice.

The Accel Aquatics Biopellet Reactors are available in four sizes to accommodate any size aquarium. The type of media you choose and how much is needed for your aquarium will determine what size reactor is right for you. Compare the reactor media capacity below with the manufacturer recommendation for the quantity of media to choose your reactor.

Reactor Dimensions Media Capacity Recommended Flow Rate Inlet Size
FR-16 Base diameter: 5.5" 50 - 300ml 150 - 300 GPH 1/2" or 3/4" ID vinyl tubing. (Pump and tubing are not included)
FR-30 Base diameter: 5.5", Overall Height: 15.5" 50- 600ml 150 - 400 GPH 1/2" or 3/4" ID vinyl tubing. (Pump and tubing are not included)
FR-45 Base diameter: 5.5", Overall Height: 20.5" 500 - 1200ml 250 - 500 GPH 1/2" or 3/4" ID vinyl tubing. (Pump and tubing are not included)
FR-100 Base diameter: 5.5", Overall Height: 44" 500 - 2400ml 400 - 900 GPH 1/2" or 3/4" ID vinyl tubing. (Pump and tubing are not included)

For use with AquaMaxx BioMaxx Plus BioPellets we recommend that you start with 250 mL of biopellets per 60 gallons of aquarium water then slowly increase this amount over time to accommodate your tanks waste level. As more waste becomes present in your aquarium, more biopellets will be required to maintain nitrates at undetectable levels.

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Is this reactor suitable for GFO? There is no mention of GFO in the description or the reviews.
Asked : Jan 25, 2017
By : Bob Denton, NJ
 
 
 
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This reactor is ideal for Bio Pellets, if you run GFO please be sure to add a form of flow control to the intake of the reactor as GFO uses very little flow.
Answered : Jan 25, 2017
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Excellent design! space saving, easy refill, no tools to open the lid, just twist and open with no leaK.
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I had to trash my previous reactor and bought two of this! This agitates the biopellet without fail due to its genius design!!
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Bio pellet reactor
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Easy to use
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Don't over do it with the biopellets
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I bought this Accel Aquatics BioPellet and Filter Media Reactor for my 58 gallon saltwater aquarium because I had a nitrate problem and this reactor Works phenomenal love this item..
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Accel Aquatics biopellet reactor FR-16
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The little hole on top so when your bio pellet goes low you can refill it back up without opening the whole reacter..
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I didnt find any Cons on it..
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Accel Aquatics biopellet reactor FR-16 it's is a small awesome hard-working reactor easy to install.. I love it.. I would recommend this little reactor to everyone..
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awesome!

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such a simple design but works great, awesome tumble!
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near perfect reactor

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I very rarely give anything 5 out of 5 stars but this reactor is nearly perfect. It tumbles great and you dont have to take the top completely off to add media. The screen at the top seemed to clog easily so I removed it and have the outflow dump directly into the sock filter in the sump.
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Very well made. Super easy to assemble. The best tumbling action I've seen.
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Already owned one of these bought the second for my 90 these are the best reactors i have used they dont pack up and clump like so many do. I give these a 5 star.
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