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.
Most orders under $29 ship for only $2.99 using a mix of economy shipping methods including UPS Ground, USPS First Class, and/or SurePost. Your order will be delivered in 1-7 business days after it ships out.
We ship 99% of the products we carry for free within the contiguous United States using a mix of economy methods including USPS First Class Mail, SurePost and UPS Ground. Your order will arrive in 1-7 business days. Just spend $29 or more!
Over 90% of shoppers receive their orders within 2 business using UPS Ground. Upgrade from free economy shipping to UPS Ground for only $2.99—or spend $250 and we’ll upgrade you automatically!
Expedited shipping services are available for most products if you are in a hurry. Get guaranteed delivery in 2 business days, 1 business day, or next day by 10:30 am. Costs vary by location.
Same-day shipping is available Monday-Friday for most products—place your order by 10:30 am PST. Pre-ordered and back-ordered items do not qualify, nor do drop-shipped, live, or frozen shipments.
We ship live plants, live foods, and frozen foods within the contiguous United States. Each of these categories is subject to its own $19.99 flat-rate shipping fee to cover the special packaging and/or expedited shipping costs required to ensure safe delivery. Orders with 12+ live plants ship free!
Return any new and unused item within 60 days for a full refund. Having difficulty with a product? Contact us to speak with an aquarium expert. If you need a replacement, fill out this form.
A small segment of the 180+ brands we carry require that customers contact them directly if/when problems arise. You can view the full list of those brands and get their contact info here.
We are unable to accept returns of Digital Aquatics, Neptune Systems, Vertex Aquaristik, Aqua Illumination (AI), EcoTech Marine, GHL, or Seneye products once the manufacturer's packaging seals have been broken.
Marine Depot is an authorized reseller for every product we carry. That means when you buy aquarium supplies from us, your products are not only backed by our own 60-day return policy, they also carry full factory warranties, where applicable. Some items have a 1-year warranty, others have limited lifetime warranties. Warranty coverage varies from manufacturer to manufacturer, so please read the product description of the item(s) you are considering thoroughly for details or contact us if you have warranty questions.
Rack up reward points to earn discounts on future purchases! You can earn reward points by creating an account, writing reviews, referring friends, subscribing to our newsletter, buying products, and more!
You can also get bonus reward points by purchasing select items during special sales and promotions.