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Marine Depot GFO and Carbon Filter Media Reactor - Double

Marine Depot GFO and Carbon Filter Media Reactor - Double

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Marine Depot DOUBLE Media Reactor for GFO and Carbon

Finally, an easy-to-use media reactor that is both economical and durable!

Dual-Chamber makes it great for use with GFO (granular ferrous oxide) and activated carbon. It can also be used for biological media or most types of aquarium filter media.

Features:
  • Heavy-duty, durable construction
  • Dual-Chamber: one for GFO, one for activated carbon
  • Clear housings for easy visual inspection
  • High-capacity cartridges
  • Quick disconnect fittings for easy servicing
  • Ball valve for precise flow adjustment
  • Fitting allows for quick-disconnect with any Cobalt MJ powerhead
  • Wall bracket for installation inside aquarium stand
  • Filter wrench included
*Feeding pump and filter media sold separately
**Not designed for BioPellets



Manufacturer Info

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Marine Depot GFO and Carbon Filter Media Reactor - Double Reviews



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Marine Depot GFO and Carbon

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Reviewers Rating Excellent!


Posted: 4/18/2014 from Orlando, FL UNITED STATES
4.5 5
Experience Level: Beginner


Comments: Terrific


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Don't waste your money

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Reviewers Rating Unsatisfactory


Posted: 2/27/2014
1.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: Absolutely a horrible unit. Does not fluidize media


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Don't waste your money

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Reviewers Rating Unsatisfactory


Posted: 10/29/2013 from Rochester, NY UNITED STATES
0.5 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: Absolutely a horrible unit. Does not fluidize media


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Great Unit

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Reviewers Rating Great


Posted: 8/12/2013 from Gilroy, CA UNITED STATES
4.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: Purchased the Dual Reactor and aside from the mounting bracket being a bit flimsy I am very pleased. Use both chambers for Chemi-pure elite and have had no clogging issues as I removed the micron pads. I am running the MJ 1200 and the unit is located in a closet with about 15 ft of 1/2" JG tubing great flow, great unit, Thanks MD!


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You will regret it... I do....

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Posted: 6/24/2013 from COLMA, CA UNITED STATES
0.5 5
Experience Level: Beginner


Comments: Very disappointed in this product. I bought a triple reactor but decided to only use GFO in 2 chambers and feed by a 900 GPH pump. At first everything leaked, so seal it all up with plumber's tape. A week later, I noticed there was hardly any water coming out and the media was not moving at all. Looking closely at the media container, I found the felt pad and plastic ring at the bottom of the container, which were meant to prevent the media from falling into the outer canister, were out of place!! After at least 8-hr trouble shooting this reactor, and ended up not able to use it to its designed capacity, this reactor is a waste of time and money.


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You will regret it... I do....

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Reviewers Rating Unsatisfactory


Posted: 6/24/2013
1.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: Very disappointed in this product. I bought a triple reactor but decided to only use GFO in 2 chambers and feed by a 900 GPH pump. At first everything leaked, so seal it all up with plumber's tape. A week later, I noticed there was hardly any water coming out and the media was not moving at all. Looking closely at the media container, I found the felt pad and plastic ring at the bottom of the container, which were meant to prevent the media from falling into the outer canister, were out of place!! After at least 8-hr trouble shooting this reactor, and ended up not able to use it to its designed capacity, this reactor is a waste of time and money.


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Limited Flow

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Posted: 5/25/2013 from TUOLUMNE, CA UNITED STATES
1.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: Like others have said before, the filet pads clog easily. It is best to remove them.


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Clogs within a day or two

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Posted: 5/2/2013 from SAN DIEGO, CA UNITED STATES
1.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: I moved to this from a TLF reactor in hopes it would help. This reactor clogs within hours of using GFO or any other small granule media. I have been having to clean out the felt pads once or twice a week which is way too much hassle in comparison to the TLF reactors.


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Good But Needs Improvement

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Posted: 4/27/2013 from HICKORY, NC UNITED STATES
3.0 5
Experience Level: Expert


Comments: I bought the triple unit to add chemical filtration to my freshwater sump/refugium. The design is great but as other reviewers have stated if you expect it to work as shown in the video you will be disappointed. The felt filters in the top and bottom of the refillable canisters clog almost immediatedly reducing water flow to a trickle within hours. After trying several different methods I have found that removing the felt filters and placing the filter media in mesh filter bags inside the canisters results in excellent water flow. You won't get the fluidized bed you were hoping for but efficient filtration can be achieved for most applications. Don't fill the canisters more than half full (5-6oz)of filter media and be sure to rinse thoroughly.


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Works fine with 1200l maxi jet

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Reviewers Rating Great


Posted: 4/24/2013 from SPRINGFIELD GARDENS, NY UNITED
4.0 5
Experience Level: Expert


Comments: Needs more blue hose (double), what is provided is not enough for inflow and outflow if mounting to a wall. Seems to be working fine with the 1200l maxi jet pump.


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