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AquaMaxx introduces two new media reactors

By Leonard Ho - Posted Nov 24, 2015 10:00 AM
AquaMaxx has released two new affordable media reactors constructed of cast acrylic. The reactors are designed for versatility and will work for a wide range of media such as GFO, GAC, and biopellets.

Aquamaxx supplied Advanced Aquarist with the following press release:

AquaMaxx releases a pair of ultra- affordable and well-engineered media reactors


The biggest news from Aquamaxx is the release of a pair of our smallest and most affordable reactors to date!


AquaMaxx FR-SE

First up is the FR-SE hang-on media reactor. At a price of $57.99, it is extremely affordable. Its compact size and convenient bracket allow for easy installation on most nano and medium-sized aquariums.

We were tired of using fragile plastic media reactors that break and leak easily. We wanted to address these problems yet have something that doesn’t break the bank.

No corners were cut in the design and manufacturing of the new FR-SE reactor. It is constructed with high-quality cast acrylic and you will see and feel the AquaMaxx quality throughout. To address frequent complaints of current reactors available, a nifty tube holder is added to keep the inlet and outlet tubes in place.

The FR-SE reactor works great for GFO, carbon and many other types of filter media. It will even work for biopellets without any modifications.


  • Chamber Diameter: 3.2"
  • Height: 14.6"
  • Using GFO: up to 150 gallons
  • Using Activate Carbon: up to 75 gallons
  • Using BioPellets: up to 50 gallons
  • Inlet/Outlet: 1/2" hosebarb





AquaMaxx FR-S

The second new reactor is the internal FR-S media reactor. The goal of the FR-S is to make a media reactor that is as easy-to-use and as reliable as possible. We incorporated a reliable Sicce pump with built-in flow control so it can be used for all types of media (GFO, carbon, biopellets and more).

The FR-S features a magnet mount so it can be easily installed in the back of many AIO aquariums and sumps. A simple twist-off lid allow you to easily maintenance the reactor and change out the filter media. A lot of thought was put into the design, making the FR-S reactor as easy-to-use for the hobbyists as possible.

Even with all these features, the high-quality acrylic construction and the Italian-made Sicce pump, we were able to keep the price at just $74.99.

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  • Footprint: 3.4" x 3.2"
  • Chamber Diameter: 2.4"
  • Height: 10"
  • Using GFO: up to 50 gallons
  • Using Activate Carbon: up to 35 gallons
  • Using BioPellets: up to 20 gallons
  • Pump(included): SICCE MICRA
  • Pump power consumption: 6 Watts




Both reactors are now in stock and available at, or ask for them from your favorite online or local store.

Author: Leonard Ho
Location: Southern California

I'm a passionate aquarist of over 30 years, a coral reef lover, and the blog editor for Advanced Aquarist. While aquarium gadgets interest me, it's really livestock (especially fish), artistry of aquariums, and "method behind the madness" processes that captivate my attention.


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