Fluidized reactors, also commonly referred to as phosphate or media reactors, are one of the easiest and most effective ways to use filter media in a saltwater aquarium system. These versatile filters are capable of running several different types of filter media, from activated carbon and granular ferrous oxide to resin and nitrate-reducing media.
The up-flow design of AquaMaxx Fluidized Media Reactors helps to keep filter media suspended and evenly dispersed to provide maximum contact time between your aquarium water and the media inside the reactor. Water is introduced into the bottom of the filter and then gravity pushes it upward through the media and back out into your tank.
AquaMaxx Fluidized Media Reactors are computer designed, precision-cut and made of polished A-class acrylic. All AquaMaxx media reactors are rigorously tested in saltwater environments to ensure reliability, efficiency and affordability.
AquaMaxx Fluidized Media Reactors require a small pump/powerhead and tubing (sold separately) to push water through the reactor. You can plumb the reactor using 1/2" or 3/4" flexible vinyl tubing. Using a ball valve is highly recommended because it will allow you to regulate the flow rate. Since different types of media have different flow rate requirements, be sure to reference the manufacturer’s suggested flow rate for the media you intend to use (it’s usually listed in the product description and/or on the product label).
An optional hang-on adaptor (sold separately) is available for additional mounting configurations. For best results, use AquaMaxx GFO Granular Ferric Oxide (GFO), AquaMaxx Bituminous Carbon or similar aquarium filter media.
- Reactor Footprint: 5.5" x 5.5"
- Chamber Diameter: 3.94"
- Reactor Height: 11.5"
- Chamber Capacity: 0.43 gallons (1.6L) ~6.7 Cups
- Using GFO: up to 250 gallons
- Using Activated Carbon: up to 150 gallons
- Inlet/Outlet: 1/2" or 3/4" hose barb
- GFO Granular Ferric Oxide - AquaMaxx
- GFO HC Granular Ferric Oxide High Capacity - AquaMaxx
- Biopellets - AquaMaxx
- Bituminous Carbon - AquaMaxx
- Phosban GFO Phosphate Removal Medi - Two Little Fishies
- RP-10 ROWAphos GFO Phosphate Removal Media - D-D
AquaMaxx Fluidized Media Reactors are available in four sizes: XS, Standard, XL and XXL.
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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.