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- Two Little Fishies PhosBan 150 Media Reactor
Two Little Fishies PhosBan 150 Media Reactor
Up-flow design for the most efficient use of PhosBond, Phosban, or NPX Bio-Plastics Absorption media
Even dispersed up-flow lifts media, prevents channeling, & increases contact efficiency of media or sand
Use with ANY granular media, including granular Activated Carbon.
Resource: AAP Premium Lignite Activated Carbon
Easy to install on any aquarium or sump
Dimensions; 13" x 3.5" (4.5" with hanging clamp on width dimensions)
One PhosBan Reactor for aquariums up to 567 litres (150 US Gallons)
Multiples can be used in larger aquariums or high bio load aquariums!!
The use of fluidized sand filters or multi-purpose reactors for aerobic bio-filtration is no longer a “new” concept, however the use these filters are still not well known to many aquarium keepers for use with sand or nitrate reducer products such as NPX Bio-Plastics, especially when it pertains to advanced planted aquarium keepers as these filters do not wear off your CO2.
With the use of nitrate reducing polymer products such NPX Bioplastics Nitrate Reducing Polymer, the "PhosBan 150 Media Reactor" can be an excellent nitrate reducing tool, especially for top tier reef aquariums!!
The animated picture to the right shows the AAP Phosban Reactor running with 200 grams of Silica Sand and similar volume of NPX BioPlastics (click on pic to enlarge).
As well, a deep sand bed, live rock, live rock crumbles, volcanic rock, refugiums, chemical nitrate absorbents (such as Purigen and/or Matrix placed in a Sump or other Filter), Protein Skimmers, etc. can be employed as a compliment where nitrates need to be lowered.
*Note with the exception of the NPX Bioplastics that require a reaction chamber, NO other products should be placed in your Reactor (place these products such as Purigen, Marix, Phosphate Removers in a separate filter or in a bag next to the water pump intake).
IMPORTANT: When BioPlastics is utilized, a Protein Skimmer or Purigen MUST be utilized!
For Phosphate Removal, we actually recommend SeaChem's Phosbond which blends the two best types of phosphate removers in a synergistic blend.
Resource: SeaChem PhosBond 250 mL (170 gr) from AAP
We have used this type of filter for many of our professional freshwater, marine, & turtle aquarium set-ups (by our affiliated aquarium maintenance company). When used with fine #00 grain sand, the advantage is the self cleaning of the surface area of the sand grains by the constant churning and mixing of sand suspended within the filtration chamber.
When used with #00 silica or oolitic sand, the "PhosBan 150 Media Reactor" provides high amounts of surface area for unsurpassed nitrifying bio-filtration capacity by any comparable size bio media filter.
In fact, when used with .3 Kilo (300 grams) of sand, these reactors have considerably higher bio capacity than most popular canister filters. With .3 Kilo of sand, the bio capacity is between 3- 7 lbs of fish or other bio load.
With the combination use of NPX BioPlasitcs, we recommend 200 grams of sand (.2 Kilo).
Sand NOT Included, but available in drop down menu