- BioChurn 90EXT HOB Biopellet Reactor - Reef Octopus
The BioChurn 90EXT Biopellet Reactor by Reef Octopus has a unique cascading design to allow for greater surface area to help bacteria colonize plus a patent pending churn plate to gently fluidize media.
- Solid construction
- Cascading design - allows for greater surface area for bacteria to colonize
- Patent pending churning plate - suspends media for more contact with nutrient rich aquarium water
- Easy to maintain upper containment plate
- Hose barb output fitting
- Capacity: approx. 400 mL
- Diameter: 4”
- Height: 16.15”
- Footprint: 8.7” x 4.53"
- Power Consumption: 7 Watts
- Max Water Flow: 240 GPH
- 1 year on reactor body
- 2 year on Aquatrance pump
- 1 year on rotor
Aquatrance 800 Pump Features:
Item #: OCT-BC90E
Delicate Design By wincod75 on 12/9/2015wincod75 wouldn't recommend this product to a friend1.The primary issue i've had with this reactor is clogging, which seems to be common. Performing a simple google search revealed endless threads in regards to this reactor clogging. Assuming its a flow issue, my pump is an AQ 800 and from what I can tell is not adjustable.
2.In addition, the top guard plate is plastic with small ports for flow, this is a horrid design. Once the pellets dissolve they clog the hard rigid plastic and essentially stop the flow all together. I tried placing a round piece of window screen in front of the guard, it worked for a while and clogged again. I'm currently trying a 30ppi filter pad instead.
If anyone else has had any trouble or recommendations please post!
Too much power By Shootermcgaven on 5/14/2014Shootermcgaven would recommend this product to a friendOther reactors have a problem of not enough flow. Not this one. If anything it has too much power. I dialed it down as much as I could and the pellets jam to the top. I could put less pellets in chamber but I don't think it will change much.