- ZEOvit Magnetic Reactor (2L) - Korallen-Zucht
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)
Poor design By pweiss19 on 12/10/2017pweiss19 wouldn't recommend this product to a friendAfter spending $500 you would think that the reactor would come with some directions, but no. I received three pieces, the reactor, pump, and a valve with a short piece of tubing. No idea what the valve and tubing are for or how to connect them. The tubing is too large to fit on the pump and too small to fit on the reactor. I had to find a picture of the reactor online to see how the pump is supposed to attach to the reactor. Apparently, the pump is held by a compression fitting on the side of the reactor. So the compression fitting is supposed to support the weight of the pump by itself. Bad idea. Then if you do attach the pump to the fitting, it is almost touching the bottom of the reactor, which restricts the intake side of the pump. I found that 5/8" vinyl tubing fits tight on the pump and connected it to the reactor with a 5/8” barbed elbow. I replaced the zeovit media today for the first time. Now I can’t get the top back on the reactor correctly. Every time I push down on the top, the rubber gasket twists around and gets pushed down into the cylinder. I tried lubricating the gasket, but it didn't help. The idea of putting a bag of carbon in the top of the reactor didn't work out. Invariably, the bag would drift around and block the outlet of the reactor, then the water pours out the top. If I had to do it again, I would buy the Vertex reactor. It is less expensive and appears to be better designed. If I get fed up enough with the KZ, I may buy a Red Sea. Anybody want a used KZ reactor for half price? On the bright side, it appears to be keeping algae growth to a minimum.
easy to use. By Wopadobop on 8/28/2017Wopadobop would recommend this product to a friendthis unit works well and is easy to agitate. Mine came cracked on thebottom from shipping and the downspout quickly broke off as pvc is difficult to attach to acrylic reliably. Also you will have to relube the gasquet at the top with vaseline. this leaves the rim of the lid marred from the petroleum. why not just thread it?
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.
What is the footprint of this device with the pump?
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!
How would you adjust flow no this unit
Can this reactor be plumbed to be used externally?
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!