Accel Aquatics BioPellet and Filter Media Reactor - FR-45

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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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Awesome Reactor
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Comes with Everything
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Not as thick as Aquamaxx Products but works out great
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This Reactor is a nice 20" which was perfect for what I wanted to do. I used this as a Cheato Reactor, I wanted a 20" Reactor so that the Cheato could be changed out every 2 weeks.
The nice thing is it came with plenty of fittings and tubes so you can adjust this for your purpose.
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Great reactor
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Price, size ,quality
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Great reactor bought it on special can’t beat the price holds a lot of media very impressed with the downward flow meets my expectations would recommend it to a friend
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Very good design
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Good overall design and easy to maintain
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Sponge clogs easily if running biopellets
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Very simple design that works. No need to spend much time to tune the flow. However I'd recommend remove the sponge for biopellets so it doesn't clog up often. The sponge is really meant for carbon and GFO I think
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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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Accel reactor

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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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