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AquaMaxx GFO and Carbon Filter Media Reactor Package w/ Pump and Tubing


Item #: UJ53117

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AquaMaxx Fluidized Media Reactors are multi-purpose aquarium water filters specially designed for use in marine and reef aquaria. Insert your media of choice to help eliminate organic pollutants, odors, discolorations and algae fuels.

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.

An optional hang-on adaptor (sold separately) is available for additional mounting configurations. For best results, use AquaMaxx Granular Ferrous 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
Package Includes:
  • AquaMaxx Media Reactor - Standard size
  • 130 GPH Pump with flow control
  • 10 Feet of 1/2" ID Tubing

Manufacturer information

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.

4 Stars


Reviewed on
May 16, 2017

Yes, I would recommend this.

Awesome reactor

Pros: Easy to install and use, easy to clean

I own this product and run carbon in it. It is a good system and use of it is straight forward and simple. It is also very easy to clean.

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Reviewed on
April 25, 2017

Yes, I would recommend this.

No flow

Pros: quality and funtionality

Cons: Pump

I still give it four stars because I really like the build quality and the functionality of it. I was using it with my bio-pellets and there is zero media flow. I'm using it for my 75 gallon tank. I didn't even use the full dosage and still no movement. I will have to purchase another pump. I wasn't hoping to need to make another purchase so soon since I just bought this item.

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Reviewed on
January 11, 2017

Yes, I would recommend this.

It works

Pros: Cheap and works great

Cons: pump isnt quite adequate

Seems to work just as well as any other media reactor. Im using mine for carbon on a 150 gal tank and it does a great job. The included pump at full flow doesn't move the media much at all so it only gets 4 stars due to needing a bit more flow.

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