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The pump will have a foot print of 4" x 2" and will increase the length of the foot print with union to 13" x 8" Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
We are not familiar with a good way to plumb this externally as many of the fittings to the feed pump are metric and we do not have adapters available. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
KZ-ZR-MG2 ZEOvit Filter Easy Lift Magnetic ZEOvit Reactor
ZEOvit filter from Korallen Zucht is easily operated by double pumping and rotating the handle. It is nearly done by itself without any effort. For up to two liters of ZEOvit. Includes UP 1000 pump.
Size: Approx. 20 cm x 35 cm x 55 cm (without pump)
Pump is not easily replaced By Jeff on 9/28/2016Jeff wouldn't recommend this product to a friendThe unit is VERY easy to agitate but the provided aquabee pump is NOT sold in america by anyone. So you have to email vertex who will sell you one for over $100 and you will be down for a while. Not a product that should be sold in the US since it has no real support or warranty.
Better than I thought. By Brian on 1/23/2015Brian would recommend this product to a friendI have never owned the Vertex so can't comment on the ease of use for that one.
I had wondered why this one cost so much more.
From what I can tell the Vertex doesn't have magnets?
If you look at the photo there is a white area in the middle bottom sticking up. Above that meets another spot on the removable internal basket. Inside of those two white areas are very powerful magnets that are set with opposing force. So the basket is basically levitating on a magnetic force. (note the gap between those two parts) It's pure genius. It does move easily with one finger empty but with stones and water it takes a little effort but I would imagine without the magnet would be quite a heavy lift up and down.
Build quality is what you would expect from the Germans. Pump is small but feel heavy like a quality piece. Rubber O-ring is high quality.
One thing I think could have been better was a built in valve to control the pump. Also mine is the 2L and it could easily hold 3L and plenty of room on top for carbon bag.
Is it worth that much more money? Not sure but now that I've seen the magnets in action I would have to buy again.
Do it right the first time. By Greg on 12/9/2013Greg would recommend this product to a friendI bought this to replace my vertex reactor. This reactor is so much easier to pump it literally takes no effort. The craftsmanship is top notch and it's looks great in my sump.