The Nyos Torq G2 is the newest modular media reactor from the makers of the Quantum protein skimmer line which brings with it a wealth of useful new improvements. The original Nyos Torq was not the first modular media reactor with easily removable chambers but it was the first to have interchangeable reactor chambers of different sizes.
One thing which made the Nyos Torq stand out in a very crowded field of media reactors was certainly its build quality with a bottom mounted pump and flow that could be easily adjusted by twisting the reaction chamber with the filtered water simply flowing down the sides of the reactor, resulting in one of the lowest footprints of any media reactor for its size. The Nyos Torq G2 now incorporates suction cups in the base to keep the entire unit fixed while turning the reaction chamber for flow adjustment.
Another upgrade is the incorporation of a bayonet locking top lid for increased sturdiness of the assembly, and a perforated micro-screen will replace a fine sponge to improve water flow through the unit while also minimizing clogging which affects the foam sponge divider. Further improving the water flow is a new flow-optimized injection screw that enables an
even and laminar flow through the chambers so there’s much less channeling of water piercing through the chemical reaction media.
The upgrades of the Nyos Torq G2 are mostly incremental but it is still one of the easiest media reactors to use, and simplest to access and replace the biological or chemical media of your choice. The new plastic screen and flow injector are probably the biggest improvements especially when it comes to the core function of a media reactor which is to pass water through activated carbon, granular ferric oxide, biopellets and many more. The second generation Torq G2 from Nyos will cost the same price as the original model and is already beginning to ship to vendors and retailers so it should start popping up on the shelves of your local fish stores any day now. [Nyos]