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AquaMaxx BioMaxx BioPellet Reactor (Standard)

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AquaMaxx BioMaxx BioPellet Reactor Controlling nutrients inside our aquariums is one of the keys to preventing nuisance algae growth. The AquaMaxx BioMaxx BioPellet Reactor is a finely-tuned fluidized filter designed to help ...
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AquaMaxx BioMaxx BioPellet Reactor

Controlling nutrients inside our aquariums is one of the keys to preventing nuisance algae growth. The AquaMaxx BioMaxx BioPellet Reactor is a finely-tuned fluidized filter designed to help hobbyists remove nitrates and phosphates from reef aquarium systems.

AquaMaxx BioMaxx bio pellet reactors are computer designed, precision-cut and made of polished A-class acrylic. All AquaMaxx media reactors are rigorously tested to ensure reliability, efficiency and affordability.

The AquaMaxx Bio Pellet Reactor utilizes a fluidizing plate to keep biopellet media suspended and evenly dispersed. The upward flow design provides maximum contact time between your aquarium water and the bio pellets inside the reactor. The Aquamaxx BioMaxx Biopellets Reactor also includes a special plate on the lid to keep media within the reactor without the need for sponges.

Adding a bio pellets reactor to your reef aquarium filtration system will improve the water quality for fish and other marine life. Biopellets initiate a more efficient denitrification process that removes nitrate and phosphate from aquarium water to prevent algae growth or harm to invertebrate and coral.

The AquaMaxx BioMaxx BioPellet Reactor requires a small pump/powerhead and tubing to push water through the reactor (sold separately). You can plumb the reactor using ¾" flexible tubing. Using a ball valve is highly recommended because it will allow you to dial-in the correct flow rate. A flow rate of 200-300 gallons per hour (GPH) is recommended for the AquaMaxx BioPellet Reactor. A flow rate of 300-600 GPH is recommended for the AquaMaxx BioMaxx XL BioPellet Reactor. Exact flow rates required to tumble the media will vary based on how much media is being used.

An optional hang-on adaptor (sold separately) is available for additional mounting configurations. For best results, use AquaMaxx BioMaxx Plus BioPellets or similar biofiltration & nutrient control filter media.

All AquaMaxx products carry a 90-day manufacturer warranty and include detailed instructions and diagrams to help hobbyists get up and running immediately.

AquaMaxx BioMaxx BioPellet Reactor Specifications
  • Footprint: 5.5" x 5.5"
  • Diameter: 4" Chamber
  • Height: 12.6"
  • Capacity: 0.26 Gallons
  • A-class acrylic construction
  • Extremely efficient, reliable and affordable
  • Easy to setup and maintain
  • Ideal for nitrate and phosphate removal
  • Instruction manual with diagrams for setup and maintenance included
  • Inlet and outlet hose fittings for ¾" flexible tubing included.


AquaMaxx Limited Manufacturer Warranty
AquaMaxx will warrant all AquaMaxx products to be free from manufacturing defects for one year from the original purchase date when purchased through an authorized AquaMaxx retailer. This warranty does not cover any damages caused by misuse, neglect, alterations or improper handling/transport/maintenance/installation. AquaMaxx does not cover personal injury, personal loss, or other damages associated with the use of these products.
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Bang for Buck BP Reactor! Product Review by AARON SMITH (Posted on 2/26/14)

Comments: Like I previously reviewed AM's media reactor, the AM Biopellet Reactor works flawlessly from the get go. Like some of you I have tried using existing media reactors to tumble the BP media, only to encounter issues with tumbling and clumping, flow dead spots, etc. The other exceedingly anger inducing issue is the use of some "can be used for BP" reactors use the fabric store mesh screen, which bends and never sits level. This is the difference between a reactor specifically designed for BP use versus a media reactor with DIY parts. IT JUST DOES NOT WORK AS GOOD! AM did a great job in designing the reactor to eliminate dead spots, by "spinning" the BP media. This keeps all of the BPs constantly tumbling at a perfect rate (I use a throttled back MJ1200 for this, works perfect). One of the reasons I took BP offline the first time was due to my reactor (an Avast media reactor). I could not get consistent tumble - very annoying. It also used the DIY mesh screen, which allowed BPs to escape into my sump - super annoying! AM uses acrylic screens that fit snug and are solid, no BPs will escape underneath the reactor or out into your sump. Like I mentioned on my media reactor review, the build quality of this AM reactor is solid. It combines high quality precision design and cast with the latitude of haning it on the outside of your sump (with the inclusion of the add on bracket you can buy). Can't say anything more - Customer Service has a winner with their AM line of products. Best quality and performance for the buck.

excellent Product Review by CECILIO RODRIGUEZ (Posted on 2/26/14)

Comments: quality construction, good looks and waiting to do its work

Great! Product Review by NERSES PAPAZYAN (Posted on 2/26/14)

Comments: This reactor is very sturdy and it is very well built. Set up took about 3 minutes. The design is very good because the pellets immediately started moving in the fluidized motion. I haven't seen any results yet but its still early for results

Just works! Product Review by KURT L (Posted on 9/4/13)

Comments: I have used four different biopellet reactors and this is by far the best. It is also one of the least expensive. The reactor is designed to spin the pellets and this works extremely well and you can use a less powerful pump and still get results. There are no clumps of pellets or dead spots with this reactor. I like it even better then the much more expensive recirculating models from other companies.

Easy-to-use Product Review by JOHANN RODRIGUEZ (Posted on 8/1/13)

Comments: This product is very easy to use simple to set up nothing but the best quality looks like so far. There's not much to this product and it is very easy to set up with minimal amount of plumbing. Does exactly as it states. Need little to no fine-tuning. Extremely easy to clean. Very simple design.

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