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Excellent! By Eli on 4/3/14Eli would recommend this product to a friendReactor is extremely well built and you can't lose at that price. Great option for a reactor.
Great Product By Nicholas on 3/25/14Nicholas would recommend this product to a friendI run GFO/Carbon together and this product makes it very easy to have them tumbling accordingly. I would highly recommend this!
I like it! By Steve on 3/19/14Steve would recommend this product to a friendI love the BRS reactor, it's well built and seems to be made to last - the cartridge though is just OK. I don't like how difficult it is to get the top off. The little pin sticking out of the top is not very easy to get a good grip on and I hate using tools to pull on it for fear of it breaking. Having said that, I still think it's worth 4 stars!
great for the money! By Kris on 3/18/14Kris would recommend this product to a friendI bought just the reactor, no pump. I have three of these now that I use for various media. I really like them and the price is right!
Very helpful unit By Jake on 3/14/14Jake would recommend this product to a friendI was having an issue with cyano bacteria. Thankfully, after doing some research, I came across this nifty unit. Not only is it well priced but I love the fact that it is bulk reef supplies own model because you know when you are buying something from them, it'll be a quality product. Love the adjustable features as well as the online calculator, that makes for a perfect gfo system!
Good Reactor, beware of pump By Bryan on 3/7/14Bryan would recommend this product to a friendThe reactor does what it should. The MJ1200 pump however went out in three months. My advice is to get the reactor, buy your own pump.
Good, but not perfect... By Michael on 3/2/14Michael would recommend this product to a friendSo, these things are pretty awesome. I have to admit that I haven't used any of the other skimmer models (other than the aqua-gadget for the Nani Nuvo 16), but this thing is inexpensive and easy to use. It is a little cumbersome if you don't trim any excess to your hoses, and even then you might want to buy some elbow fittings to make it easier to place the pump and return where you want. No biggie, though. The reason it gets three stars is because with every one of these that I own, only half of the cartridge gets flow. When I tumble GFO I can only get stuff on one side moving. This makes me wonder if I'm not utilizing all the GFO I'm using, and that's a big waste of money...and extremely irritating. This is something that BRS should address, either by letting us know that it's no by deal and the flow seems greater on the intake side, or lets us know it's not supposed to do that so I know o get a replacement cartridge.
Great product! By barby on 2/24/14barby would recommend this product to a friendProduct is very easy to install and I recommend it as it has eliminated 95% of the algae problem I had in my tanks. I have recently purchased #2 more. Thank you!!!
Built to last By Bryan on 2/3/14Bryan would recommend this product to a friendVery easy to install the single reactor using my own pump. Comes with valve (which you will need) and all plumbing which makes a hassle free install.
great By kevin on 1/20/14kevin would recommend this product to a friendthis is a great reactor i use it for my gfo simple to setup and use
Cheap price, cheap product By Dan on 1/19/14Dan wouldn't recommend this product to a friendBought 2 of these pumps and reactors to run GFO in 2 of my 4 tanks. As of start up both pumps were working fine. Within 24 hours one of the pumps already crapped out. I had to go to my LFS and I grabbed a marine land pump which is working great. The 2nd pump yes is still working, but its loud and vibrates. I've tried a few different location installs in my sump but its still noticeably loud. And I mean noticeable. The reactor is great though. Price is great on the reactors. They are sturdy and easy to mount. I love BRS but please get rid of these garbage pumps. I'd rather spend a little more money for a quality pump that doesn't break within a day or vibrate my whole tank sump and stand
Awesome reactor kit By Vince on 1/14/14Vince would recommend this product to a friendI bought this single reactor kit for my 29 Biocube. I had some issues opening up the media canister but after a quick call to customer service I was told to pry one of the tabs with a flat head screw driver and it popped it right off!
Another consideration is the amount of tubing included is perfect if you are mounting this in a sump, if you do not have a sump I recommend getting extra tubing to reach your tank, I ended up getting around 12 feet to run the reactor in my BC29 stand make sure you get the MUR-LOK brand tubing from this site or you WILL get leaks! Do not try to use large airline tubing it WILL leak, I also recommend the black colored tubing for added looks.
I suggest a the Cobalt MJ1200 pump filters
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Previously Asked Questions
by Robbie on October 5, 2013, @5:13 PM
Does the MJ1200 come with some kind of per filter so I'm not sucking up gunk in my pump?
Bulk Reef Supply Hey Robbie,
The pump does not come with them in the box but they are available (and suggested). I have included a link below:
by eric on September 12, 2013, @10:26 AM
how much total combined media will single reactor hold carbon & gfo together...
Bulk Reef Supply Hey Eric,
The max capacity for the reactor would be a total of 3 cups of media if it doesn't need to tumble (like carbon/gfo mix). If you were actually maxing out the reactor though you might want to consider a larger pump then the standard mj1200.
by Landon on October 2, 2013, @5:30 AM
When changing the filter media in th BRS media reactor, what are the steps that need to be taken? I was conserned about getting water everywhere when unscrewing the lid of the reactor to change out media. Thank you BRS!
Bulk Reef Supply Hey Landon,
Changing the media is actually really easy. You just want to make sure that the pump is off and then you unscrew the bottom canister. While you might spill a few drops if your careful almost all of the water will stay in the bottom canister and you can carry the canister media and water to the sink to drain it and replace the media. You can leave the main bracket mounted, the pump in the tank, etc.
by Kevin on September 9, 2013, @1:37 PM
Will this hang on the back of my DT? If not can you recommend a quality HOB model and pump?
Bulk Reef Supply Hey Kevin,
The BRS reactor does not hang on the back. Units that hang on the back aren't as common, the phosban reactor is the model most folks will use in that situation. The same cobalt mj1200 is a great pump option for it as well.
by Paul on October 8, 2013, @2:04 PM
Can this be run inline with the biopellet reactor? What kind of flow rates would be required?
Bulk Reef Supply Hey Paul,
You would want to run it separately from a biopellet reactor. The two medias require different rates of flow and would have negative effects on each other :-)
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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