- UF-1 Fluidized Media Filter - Somatic
Just add a pump and tubing for an effective fluidized media reactor!
Fluidized media reactors are a requirement for using almost any type of loose aquarium media like carbon, GFO or biopellets. The Somatic UF-1 reactor only takes a few minutes to set up and is a great addition to any reef filtration system.
- HOB or In-Sump
- Reversed Flow
- No Dead Spots
- Vortical Sweep
- Fully Disassemblable
- Includes Control Valve
Somatic's UF-1 Media Reactor has a very simple up-flow design that eliminates dead spots while increasing efficiency and contact time with your choice of media. Choose from GFO, carbon, or any other type of aquarium filtration media that needs to run in a reactor. Plumbing the reactor requires a feed pump and 1/2" soft tubing that can connect to the supplied barbed unions. The flow can be fine-tuned through the included barbed ball valve for the perfect flow, for the type of media you have in the reactor. The UF-1 can be run either as a hang on back (HOB) reactor with the included bracket or fully submerged in your sump.
We suggest a pump that can push around 300 GPH, but may vary depending on your systems requirements. We have had great success with the following pumps:
Changing the media out of any reactor can easily become a frustrating mess depending on the design of the reactor. The UF-1 reactor can be fully disassembled for maintenance and media exchanges. Simply turn your pump off, disconnect the plumbing from the reactor and you can change the media out in your sink or over a bucket.
Dimensions - 4.3" L x 3.3" W x 13.0" H
Media Capacity - 1100mL
Hose Input/Output Size - 1/2"
1x UF-1 Media Reactor
1x Barbed Ball Valve
4x Ratchet Clamps
2x Elbow Fittings
2x Barbed Unions
2x Foam Pads
Note: Foam pads should be removed for use with biopellets.
Good reactor, ball valve sucks though By Mike on 11/26/2018Mike would recommend this product to a friendGood little reactor. Well made, seems to be a bit better quality than the Phosban reactors I have used in the past. The ball valve sucks though. Couldn't get it to get a good water tight fit so I just didn't use it and used one I already had.
Excellent By Chris on 6/22/2018Chris would recommend this product to a friendAs described by others, simple manual, easy to install and no leaks for such a cheap little kit
easy to set up By Jack L on 4/18/2018Jack L would recommend this product to a friendManual was useful, easy to set up
Great product. By Jim on 4/3/2018Jim would recommend this product to a friendGreat product about the same as phosban 150. But I think it's a little better.
Quality reactor By James on 3/22/2018James would recommend this product to a friendThis reactor is like a phosban 150 with maybe a little more internal volume and better sponges. The sponges are easier to clean because they're red instead of black which makes gfo and carbon much easier to see. The lid is easier to get off. Build quality is slightly better in my opinion also.
Works Well and affordable By Jackson on 3/8/2018Jackson would recommend this product to a friendI've always known that using a fluidized reactor is the best way to run carbon, but have been lacking funds for a proper setup. This allowed me to get it all done... it's cheaper then the rest out there, but no leaks and excellent craftsmanship. Thinking of getting one to run GFO too. Thanks!
Basic Reactor By Caelen on 11/24/2017Caelen would recommend this product to a friendWorks well enough for a basic reactor, it's basically a phosban 150 reactor, might even be manufactured by the same warehouse and just labeled/boxed for different companies.
Simple yet effective By Jerry on 11/9/2017Jerry would recommend this product to a friendVery easy to setup and what hasn't been mentioned is the top unscrews for simple access to remove it to clean or refill.
Would this unit work well with Freshwater Purigen inline on return ?
Great question! Using Purigent in a reactor is more of a pain than it is worth due to the beads being very fine and blowing all over the place. In order to have them remain at the bottom and not blow blow around you will need to turn the flow down in the reactor. Due to this we would recommend using a mesh media bag and placing them in your filter system that received maximum water flow. If you have any further questions please let us know. Take care!