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AquaMaxx Algae Reactor Package

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A great new way to grow macro algae and add a refugium!


Now you can easily reduce organics/nitrates as well as grow natural foods (copepods, amphipods) for your fish! The reactor can simply sit underneath your aquarium (extra tubing may be required), next to your aquarium or next to your sump: taking up very little space.

The package includes an AquaMaxx Media Reactor, 10` of vinyl tubing, water pump and a high-output Accel Aquatics LED strip. Simply wrap the LED strip around the media reactor and secure it with zip ties. Place chaetomorpha, caulerpa or other macro algae into the reactor and install it like you would a regular media reactor.

The close proximity of the high-output LED strip gets as much light to the macro algae as possible and quickly grows the macro algae. As macro algae grows, it will consume nutrients in the water. Once you harvest the macro algae, the nutrients are then removed from your system.

The macro algae in the reactor also makes a perfect safe haven for copepods and amphipods to reproduce: providing a natural food source for your aquarium.

Specifications

  • Reactor Footprint: 5.5" x 5.5"
  • Chamber Diameter: 3.94"
  • Reactor Height: 11.5"
  • Chamber Capacity: 0.18 gallons
  • Inlet/Outlet: 1/2" or 3/4" hosebarb
Package Includes
  • AquaMaxx Media Reactor - Standard size
  • Cobalt MJ1200 Pump
  • 10 Feet of 1/2" ID Tubing
  • Accel Aquatics Warm-White High Output LED Strip

*Please Note that using this LED light on acrylic reactors/containers can cause crazing (fine network of small surface level cracks) which may void any warranty on the reactor/container. 


Manufacturer Info

AquaMaxx
AquaMaxx is a Southern California-based aquarium supply company that entered the market in mid-2008 with a line of affordable metal halide bulbs. The brand quickly gained recognition as word spread about the high quality and low cost of their lamps. In 2009, AquaMaxx released a line of aquarium filter socks and, in early 2010, unveiled an assortment of high-performance protein skimmer accessories and upgrades.

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Hello, I had a similar set up but the leds run to hot and cracked the reactor. What is this reactor's rating in regard to heat exposure from the led strip lighting?
Asked : Apr 14, 2018
By : Patricia Blanco, Florida
 
 
 
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Hi Patricia - we have had no cracking complaints, this is one of our most popular bundles. I run it myself. Check social media for user submitted pictures for the AquaMaxx algae reactor.
Answered : Apr 17, 2018
By : Kat
 
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I have a 10 gallon sump under my tank I am looking at this how do I plumb it just let the 2 hoses cycle in the sump in the middle
Asked : Feb 13, 2018
By : Stephen, California
 
 
 
 
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Works Amazing
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Added this to my AIO tank, fits perfectly in my stand. It has only been about a week or two and it is full of chaeto. I did have a little bit of trouble with the LED putting it together. But overall a solid product for a DIY kit.
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Works just as expected only reason it didn’t receive 5 stars is because I had to go out and buy more 1/2 tube 5’ wasn’t enough should of came with 10’ imo
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Great but be careful!
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Grows chaeto well
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LEDs run hot and can crack the reactor during heatup/cool down.
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These things have been known to crack under the higher temperatures of the LED strips. Mine did but fortunately i caught it before it caused any issues. I can no longer use it, however......Otherwise it grows chaeto like crazy.
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I just purchased this package as soon as they came back in stock. The build quality is solid and the setup is easy. All you need is zip ties. I am keeping it below my tank instead of hanging it on the side and the 5ft of tubing included was not enough so I had to order another 5ft before setting up,...Read More
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It just works!

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What to say but it works well!
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The cord from LED strip to the wall is only about 12 inches...wish it was longer.
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Set up of this guy was very simple. It did not come with any zip ties but luckily I had some laying around. Wrapped the lights around the reactor and got some chaeto from the LFS and up and running.
It has been running 24/7 for a week now and pretty happy with the growth. I see a little algae...Read More
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