Dimensions with Rio 180 Pump
- 4 3/8" L x 3 3/8" W x 10 5/8" H
- Total Capacity: 650 mL (Please account for space needed for fluidization)
- Biopellet Capacity: 350 mL (depending on density and fluidization)
- Energy Consumption: 4W
- Voltage/Frequency: 115V/60Hz
What's in the Box
- Rio 180 Feed pump and plumbing accessories
- Reactor Body
- 4 Suction Cups
- Lid and cover assembly
- Coarse media screens
Okay, could be better. By Bil on 11/17/2017Bil would recommend this product to a friendPump seems to be adequate. However the suction cups don't remain "sucked?" to the glass and they slip off the housing really easy.
Also, the included pump's fittings are just ever so slightly too small to fit the housing's inlet hole and the pump slips off really easily. I needed to modify the adapter in order for it to stay in place. I also used silicone to glue the suction cups onto the housing, but they still don't adhere to the glass very well.
Don't get me wrong, this is a nice device and tumbles the media nicely, but it needs a little more refinement.
EFFICIENT REACTOR AT A GREAT PRICE By Marios on 3/25/2015Marios would recommend this product to a friendVery nice little reactor. I find the parts to be heavy duty and overall construction very solid. Triangular shape of reactor helps keep bio pellet media properly and well fluidized. If use adapter 1 a higher rate of fluidity will occur with provided pump. I am running reactor with 1 cup of VERTEX pro-bio pellets.
Not bad, but needs bigger pump By Paul on 10/22/2014Paul would recommend this product to a friendFor the price of this thing, you can't go wrong. Look at the other reactors and notice they are 4 or 5 times the price for something that pumps water through pellets, not cool. Buy this, and buy one size up Rio pump which I had sitting around anyway and it will work great. The pump provided will work until you get a little gunk in there and then you'll notice the pellets aren't moving at all. Like the other review said, a different Paul, it does sound like it's grinding rocks. I also widened the holes a little bit with a drill bit and got better tumbling and less clogging. Just my 2 cents.
Great reactor, too small pump By Paul on 11/14/2013Paul would recommend this product to a friendThis reactor works great at tumbling bio pellets, but the pump provided is way underpowered to move the pellets for the size of the reactor. I had a spare Rio pump that's one or two steps up from the one included and with it, the pellets are moving and rotating the way they should be. Also, the pump included sounded like it was grinding rocks at the same time. Other than the pump, it's the perfect low cost media reactor that's small, uses very little power, and doesn't cost a fortune.
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This will need to be mostly submerged and will be 10" deep. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
It depends on the media you are going to put in the reactor. It will hold up to 350mL of biopellets or up to 650ml of a media that doesn't require fluidization. The best thing to determine is how much of whatever you want to run you need, and then make sure it will fit in the capacity of the reactor.