Accel Aquatics BioPellet and Filter Media Reactor - FR-30

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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: 22" 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: 39.5" 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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How much media and what size pump should I use?
I have a sixty gallon tank with a heavy bioload. Could you give me a suggested pump size and how much media I should use.
Asked : Aug 16, 2017
By : David Mills, Jacksonville, fl
 
 
 
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Thank you for your question. The recommended flow rate for this reactor is 150 - 400 GPH, depending on how much media you will be using you can adjust the flow just enough to have all the bio-pellets tumbling without pushing them too hard that would push the pellets to the top, adding a ball valve is pretty useful for this application. In regards to the amount of media to use, this reactor holds up to 600ml, most biopellets brands recommend to use 0.5 to 1 liter of pellets for every 125 gallons of water.
Answered : Aug 16, 2017
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how many gallons can this model handel?
How much bio pellets would I need for a 120 gallon tank?
Asked : Jan 26, 2017
By : Brian, Streamwood Il.
 
 
 
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The FR-30 handles up to 600mL of media: which is the equivalent of a 120 gallon light bioload aquairum or a 60 gallon heavy bioload aquarium.
Answered : Jan 30, 2017
By : MD Tech
 
 
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Works as advertised
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Keeps media suspended and no clogging
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Doesn’t come with hoses
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Would have been 5 stars if it had come with hoses. Works perfectly. No clogging of bio-pellets.
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Great simply designed reactor
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Good solid construction with good materials used. simple design makes it easy to set up and run right away.
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had to buy my own hoses and hose clamps.
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This is the first reactor Ive ever used, loved how simple it is to set up and how solid the design is. It does a great job turning the media over!
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Accel Aquatics FR 30 Biopellet Reactor
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Quality build, great price, easy setup and maintenence
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Great design, quality build, works perfectly
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Love This Reactor
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well built, access to adding pelleta, bioconical bottom
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Well build, easy access to adding bio-pellets is my favorite option in the accell reactor. Great price
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Great product
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better than i expected
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Just Set up this reactor. tried other reactors but this one worked so well. no clumping great tumble. and no floating pellets stuck to the return. plan on buying another for my big tank.
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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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