We’ve seen just about every possible design for biopellet reactors, but the Accel Aquatics BioPellet Reactor has a few unique features. The bid difference is rather than push the water up or through the media, the Accel reactors use a penductor nozzle to shoot water into the media and uses a conical design on the bottom to better deflect the water to get it to churn through the media without channeling.
The main goal for biopellets is to increase media contact and prevent the pellets to clump together forcing “channels” of water. This method looks to increase the former and blast away the later. The flare nozzle can be a bit intimidating, but adjusting the flow can give you good results without blasting them away.
The Accel Aquatics BioPellet Reactor comes in four different sizes:
- FR-16 — Holds 50-300ml of media and a recommended flow rate of 150-300 GPH, retails around $53
- FR-30 — Holds 50-600ml of media, a recommended flow rate of 150-400 GPH, retails around $60
- FR-45 — Holds 500-1200ml of media, a recommended flow rate of 250-500 GPH, retails around $100
- FR-100 — Holds 500-2400ml of media, a recommended flow rate of 400-900 GPH, retails around $140