- Turbo Media Reactor Side Flow Nano - Lifegard
Compact and Powerful Side Flow Media Reactor!
Not all media reactors are built the same and Lifegards Turbo Media Reactors are perfect for biopellets, but can also be used for carbon and GFO too. The Turbo name comes from the unique spinning action that is made with the flow. The flow keeps biopellets from clumping while providing maximum contact time with the media as the water produces a vortex-like stream. The vortex style stream causes excessive agitation of the bio-pellets and other media. Each reactor comes with diffusion plates and foam pads for use with carbon and GFO.
Lifegard Turbo Reactors can be set up quicker than almost any other reactor on the market. Just put in the proper amount of media for your aquarium and then place it directly into your sump and plug it in! The side flow reactors can be placed almost anywhere in the sump with their space-saving footprint. They are able to save enormous amounts of space by placing the Quiet One Pro pump directly under the reactor body that not only saves space, allows for efficient energy-saving flow.
- Great for tanks up to 75 gallons.
- Biopellet, Carbon, GFO, and more
- Built-in Flow Control
- Hand Crafted
- Easy Setup
- Small Foot Print
- Dimensions - 4.95" L x 3.15" W x 13.7" H
- Capacity - 250mL (biopellets)
- Pump Size - 103 GPH Quiet One 400
- Wattage - 3.5W @ 120VAC
- 1x Nano Side Flow Turbo Media Reactor
- 1x Quiet One Pro 400 Pump
Update on my reactor By Wayne on 5/17/2019Wayne wouldn't recommend this product to a friendOk I have had this thing sense DEC and I am about to replace the whole thing. I am now on my 4th motor on it. I have not ran anything in it but a half cup of pellets. I have tried both the 200 and the 400 pump on it and it does not seem to matter. You know I kelp telling myself that maybe i got a bad motor with it and kelp trying to be hopeful. the 2nd pump went and I was not happy but still I thought maybe I am that one in million that got 2 bad motors. Well I am done with it now. No way I could have gotten that many bad motors. As small as the area is where the motor mounts its not like you can go to a different name brand of pump or something. If that be the case that is what I would have done but its either the 200 or the 400 or nothing, well its going to be nothing. It has wasted enough of my money. DONT DO IT!!!!!
The reactor I've been waiting for! By MadCityReefer on 4/15/2019MadCityReefer would recommend this product to a friendBeen in this hobby over 20yrs and I've used my fair share of reactors. This is exactly what I've been waiting for! Easy to take apart to add different types of media. I love being able to add carbon or GFO and easily rinse the media while in the reactor.I love the side flow, 1st its easy to adjust and 2nd it stirs up the detritus in the bottom of my sump to help keep it clean.
Works well, but not perfect... By Neil on 1/10/2019Neil would recommend this product to a friendI have one of these medium size in each tank. I prefer to run GFO/Carbon combination, but after trying different types and sizes, it still clogged up. (Had the same problem with other reactor) Switched to phosphate pearls and it works great and has a positive effect on the tank. Key benefit to me is the small footprint and self-contained unit; really eliminates all the tubes and plumbing. If using GFO or Carbon, be certain to use included pads, which keeps any debris out of your tank.
Brand new and cant get it replaced motor stopped!!!!!! By Wayne on 12/6/2018Wayne wouldn't recommend this product to a friendAfter about a hour of starting this pump it started making noise. I sent video to show what was happening. wanted me to send it in to test it. I sold my old reactor so I couldnt go without one. Not sure why they couldnt just sent me a replacement motor then let me set this one back. Thats how every place i buy from does but not here. they didnt care if it was taking care of or not. I even got a very bad shock from this pump and let them know about it and still didnt do anything about the issue. Well finally a little under a month from getting it and starting it the motor when out on the reactor. Well I know the pump for it is only $12.99 but its the fact that I should have to buy a motor for a brand new reactor that was bad from the get go. I guess thats BRS way of telling me they dont need my business and for me to go else where to get what I need for my hobby. Im telling dont deal with this reactor and I really wouldnt deal with BRS unless your getting something that cant go out like a motor or electrical things. Good luck and I hope you fine what you need.
It's ok By Me on 3/27/2018Me would recommend this product to a friendThis product is just ok, should have a bit more power to adjust from. If you are using carbon or gfo, the small debris will get all over the tank and come out in the skimmer or filter sock. This is even after a good amount of rinsing. It's easy to clean and functional just not happy about switching from Chemi Pure packs which did NOT do this.
Would this fit in a chamber of a Nuvo 20 gallon?
Unfortunately it would not fit, the tank has slightly smaller dimensions than the reactor.