We have a limited quantity of our SMR (Solid Media Reactors) that are now available. These will be limited to first come first serve and will not be offered again once they are sold out. ONLY AVAILABLE in ORANGE and GRAY Color Scheme.
The perfect Solid Media Reactor for your aquarium. Large design allows for high media volumes, while producing even flow to maximize water-media contact time.
- Dimensions: 6″ x 6″ x 13″
- Internal Chamber Dimensions: 4″ x 11.5″
- Holds 0.57 Gallons of Media
- Input/Output: 0.5″
- Flow Rate Min/Max: 150 / 250 GPH
- Recommended for up to 150 Gallon Aquariums.
Engineered to adapt to all major media types:
- GFO (Recommended in Mesh Bag)
- Ceramic Spheres
- Filter floss
- Can be used internally or externally
- True O-Ring seals
- Precision CNC’ed key hole flanges
- For salt or fresh water environments
- Commercial grade durability & craftsmanship
- Superior quality build materials will last forever
Plumbing the SMR Reactor:
The fitting in the center of the lid is the water inlet; the fitting offset to one side is the outlet. Always test for siphoning when making any change to your aquarium configuration! There are multiple ways to plumb in your media reactor, depending on your tank configuration and design – 4 are listed on the following page.
Please keep in mind that a media reactor is intended to be a bypass filter and is not designed to handle the complete flow and pressure of a large aquarium pump. In some installations you may want to install a ball valve before the reactor. Never use a ball valve to restrict the flow out of the reactor, as this can over pressurize it. Fittings should be wrapped with Teflon pipe tape. Do not over-tighten when installing – should one not seal correctly, re-wrap with Teflon plumbing tape and reinstall.
The SMR Reactor is designed to accommodate flow rates up to 250gph. We recommend you choose a quality pump rated for 250 gph or less. Most pumps feature adjustable flow rates, these can be used to fine tune your reactor’s performance. A ball valve installed before the reactor’s input will give you much better control of the flow thru the reactor. You can also use a manifold off of your main return pump instead of a separate pump.
Your reactor is set up to use ½ inch ID (inner diameter) tubing. ½ inch ID tubing will also fit snugly around the output from most pumps in this rating. Three (3) plastic hose clamps are recommended for installation. The third can be used to secure tubing to the pump if you choose this installation.