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A must have for your tank By Chavinpat on 6/12/13Chavinpat would recommend this product to a friendThis thing works wonder. Built to last. I'm using it to run GFO. I wish I ordered the dual reactor. Set up was easy. The flow can easily be adjusted. My problem with algae will be solved (phosphates near or zero).
Solid By tim on 6/4/13tim would recommend this product to a friendSeems very solid, well made product. Impressed with overall quality compared to some other flimsy reactors I've seen.
well built By AC on 5/16/13AC would recommend this product to a friendIt’s a bit bulky for a reactor but works good.
If you need a quality reactor - look here By svtcobra on 5/13/13svtcobra would recommend this product to a friendOrdered for carbon and GFO for new setup. For the price, the quality cannot be beat.
Excellent reactor By Jay on 4/29/13Jay would recommend this product to a friendSuper easy to set up and use love Brs
nice way to gfo By sal on 4/24/13sal would recommend this product to a friendi plumbed it into my return line wich was an over size pump and is working great love it
Great product and high quality! By Dave on 4/11/13Dave would recommend this product to a friendThis reactor is made of high quality and comes with everything needed to set it up. Very simple concept, basically a water filter housing. The only improvement which would be nice to see in the future is the media cartridge to have the ability to remove the bottom strainer and not just the top. This way you can "pack" the filter media easier to the top of the cartridge when running mixed carbon/gfo so you don't get the tumble effect. Everything else is perfect and for the price you can't beat and this product definitely out performs the other name brand reactors for fraction of the cost!
Very well built By Shawn on 4/11/13Shawn would recommend this product to a friendSuper easy to install, very well built made to last, easy to adjust. I run GFO in mine and it has cut my phosphates down to dam near 0ppm
Easy By Chris on 3/26/13Chris would recommend this product to a friendSimple to assemble, easy to use. Exactly what i needed.
Great product, built very well, great buy By Jon-Michael on 3/21/13Jon-Michael would recommend this product to a friendInstalled this on a 37 gallon grow out tank and have had zero problems with it. Bought it as a Gfo reactor with brs Gfo and the pump. The best true plug and play I have purchased and the corals are loving it. Acan and blasto's have never been this open and my zoas are reaching for the stars. Phosphates have been an issue and no they are at a constant zero. Very happy with this product. Been over a month now and still zero issues.
Buy this! By Kam on 3/15/13Kam would recommend this product to a friendVery well made and easy to put together and setup.
Great Reactor Set-up By Steve on 3/5/13Steve would recommend this product to a friendI have installed two of these reactors on my system. They are very easy to install and use. I can replace the media without making a mess...I highly recommend!
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Previously Asked Questions
by Michael on February 10, 2013, @2:42 PM
When mixing the GFO & Carbon do you need any tumbling in the Reactor? And is replacing it every 2 week enough? I have a 32 gallon tank. Thank You
Bulk Reef Supply Hey Michael,
If the GFO and carbon are mixed together you actually do not want any tumbling at all (the GFO will grind the carbon to dust). The tumbling is just to keep the GFO from sticking together, but when mixed the carbon will keep them apart.
by Darrel on February 11, 2013, @11:21 AM
How much media does the single BRS GFO/Carbon reactor hold? I'm trying to decide what size GFO and carbon to buy. Thanks.
Bulk Reef Supply Hey Darrell,
Great question! The single reactor will hold either 2 cups of gfo (with room to tumble) or 3 cups of carbon.
by mike on January 12, 2013, @12:43 PM
I changed out the media and have excessive air trapped in the reactor. How do I clear the air out? The bubbles cause turbulence and may end up grinding the carbon. I filled the reactor with water before on screwed it on and the air came anyway....likely from the intake tube. I didn't have this problem when I set it up the first time.
Bulk Reef Supply Hey Mike,
Great question. While the bubbles aren't anything to be concerned about (they aren't actually in the chamber with the carbon, there trapped outside of that cartridge), the bubbles are purely an aesthetic issue but easy to fix.
If you remove the cartridge and canister and look at the bottom of the while lid, you will see a big hole in the middle where the water flows out, and then next to it you should see a very small hole. That small hole allows air bubbles to bleed out and has likely just become clogged with a piece of carbon or detritus. Just use something small like a needle to clear that out real quick and you will be good to go.
As it won't effect performance at all, I would just do this next time you need to change the carbon.
by Mike b on March 2, 2013, @3:37 AM
I purchased the duel gfo reactor and was curious on the gfo side do you use the sponges included or just the gfo material in the insert?
Bulk Reef Supply Hey Mike
Great question. On the GFO side it doesn't really matter either way. Without the sponge a little gfo might fall into the bottom of the canister but it won't hurt anything down there.
by Ron Baloga on January 13, 2013, @5:37 PM
I want a reactor for GFO and Bio pellets. Can I use the BRS 1000? The BRS 1000 is listed as using GFO and Carbon - it doesn't mention biopellets.
Bulk Reef Supply Hey Ron,
If your going to run biopellets I would suggest picking up the BRS biopellet reactor as long as it is big enough for your tank (tanks up to roughly 65-75 gallons). The biopellet reactor is very similar except it doesn't have any foam pads and includes attachments for using bigger pumps (like a danner mag drive) as more flow is often needed.
The BRS GFO & Carbon Reactor features several distinct advantages over other brands.
- Ultra-transparent media cartridge allows for clear viewing of reactor media
- Heavy duty plastic construction
- High quality easy to use double O-Ring push-connect fittings
- Easy to operate, clean and maintain
- Filter wrench included
- (2) 3 Ft. sections of tubing
- High quality ball valve for precise tuning
- Ability to run carbon and GFO at the same time
- Instantly attaches to popular pumps like Maxi-Jets using included push connect fittings
- 1/2" fittings and ports throughout reduce head pressure and provide ample flow rates
- Holds three cups of carbon (Approx. 300g) or two cups of GFO (Approx 290g)
- Dimensions: 14"H x 8.5"W x 5.5"
- Pump (optional) and media sold separately
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