AquaMaxx

AquaMaxx Algae Reactor Package

UJ5355

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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
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*Please Note that the Algae reactor should not be illuminated 24/7 and 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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I am interested in getting your reactor kit and was wondering if I put the reactor under my tank if the pump has enough head pressure to pump the water back into the tank. I have a 65 gallon tank with a stand that is 30 inches tall. Thank you
Asked : Dec 14, 2018
By : Jon
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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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EXACTLY WHAT I NEED FOR MY REEFER 170
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Saves Space and Help grow more cheato.
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Got this to have an additional space to grow cheato since my reefer 170 don't have enough space. It's working as its supposed too. Very impressed!
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Natural filtration
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Great design, good solid body and great grow light, affordable
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None
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I use this as a chateo grower and natural filtration for my tank. The set up is perfectly designed to grow algae and filter water. I love it and am using this as opposed to phos and my tank seems verry happy, might even add another if I can find the room!
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Grows Chaeto like crazy
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Easy to assemble
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Pricey, missing zip ties
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Pretty impressive chaeto growth. Need to trim almost every 3 weeks. No leaks or cracks for me, but wary based on other reviews.

For the price you would think they would include zip ties😁
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not great

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good reactor body, good pump, everything showed up intact
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Half the "waterproof" led strip burnt out for no apparent reason. Wasn't even exposed to water. Biggest issue is that the reactor leaks.
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Leaky...Very leaky. leaked everywhere and I suspended it in my sump with zip ties because it couldn't stand alone. Also, on the first time hooking it up, one of the cheap plastic screws just snapped from me finger tightening it.
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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 great!
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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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