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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: 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 it possible to hard plump the inlet and outlet to a PVC pipe directly without using any hose?
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Hi Salah, Yes, you can do it with a little ingenuity. All the fittings are threaded, just need to fine the right connections/adapters.
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does this reactor come with hanging bracket
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Yes it does
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Accel Aquatics FR-30 Biopellet reactor

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media moves great!!! Low cost.
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kind of loud when running
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Accel Aquatics FR-30 Bio-pellet reactor and Tunze 1073.08 over all great product .

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media moves great!!!
low cost

CONS:
kind of loud when running. ( maybe I didn't fill it enough?)

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Great Reactor

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So far this reactor is working great. No leaks, went together and set up super easy. If you want to try adding a biopellett reactor you won't be disappointed by this one.
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Great design! Great flow!
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Construction and design
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I use this reactor as a macroalgae reactor. With the eductor and eve shape of the bottom of the cylinder, it really helps to keep the water flowing for the macro algae. I love the output pipe as well and the ease of taking the top off. It also comes with a mounting arm which is a great feature.
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Nicely priced. Overall a good product.
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Price and efficiency
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Metric plumbing 😕
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I switched from using GFO and GAC to biopellets as this is a cheaper way to manage filtration. I was hesitent at first as it takes some time to build up a biological filtration. This unit blasts the pellets around nicely, and the do not clump together. Quality materials used to make the unit.
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Media Reactor
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Fairly priced.
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Metric plumbing.
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This is a decent media reactor. Fairly priced compared to competitors. This device has metric plumbing fyi.
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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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