BRS GFO & Carbon Reactor - Deluxe

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The Deluxe reactor has a slimmer form as the bracket is molded directly into the canister head, as well as integrated push connect fittings to keep things as compact as possible.  Along with the standard easy to use push connect tubing, flow control, and a refillable cartridge.  We took easy to find components to keep things cheap, while designing an efficient easy to refill reactor for aquarium use.  We keep hearing our reactors are the easiest to refill even when compared to others three times the price.  When changing the media is easy you are more likely to do it in a timely fashion as well.  We also recommend having an extra refillable cartridge on hand to make changing media that much easier.


Deluxe BRS GFO & Carbon Reactor comes with the following features over our standard BRS reactor.



  • Sleek black styling

  • Heavy duty built In bracket

  • Included elbows for easy hose routing

  • Pressure release for allowing air to escape

  • Lower profile canister with increased transparency.


Ultra-transparent media cartridge allows for clearest viewing of reactor media

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Why does BRS recommend this?

The Deluxe reactor has a slimmer form as the bracket is molded directly into the canister head, as well as integrated push connect fittings to keep things as compact as possible.  Along with the standard easy to use push connect tubing, flow control, and a refillable cartridge.  We took easy to find components to keep things cheap, while designing an efficient easy to refill reactor for aquarium use.  We keep hearing our reactors are the easiest to refill even when compared to others three times the price.  When changing the media is easy you are more likely to do it in a timely fashion as well.  We also recommend having an extra refillable cartridge on hand to make changing media that much easier.

Deluxe BRS GFO & Carbon Reactor comes with the following features over our standard BRS reactor.

  • Sleek black styling
  • Heavy duty built In bracket
  • Included elbows for easy hose routing
  • Pressure release for allowing air to escape
  • Lower profile canister with increased transparency.

Ultra-transparent media cartridge allows for clearest viewing of reactor mediaMore

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Im looking to upgrade my dual reactors version for my 180g mixed reef due to more bioload now, will this deluxe size here work for running GFO (regular media) and Carbon (Rox type) separately? According to the reef calculation chart or should I go with the Jumbo version? Also is the fitting hose the same size as the dual version hose? Thanks
Question by: Hai on Dec 17, 2013 12:06:00 AM
Hi Hai,
You would want the jumbo as the deluxe would not be large enough for running the GFO as it would require more then the 2 cup capacity of the reactor for GFO. ROX carbon would be fine in the deluxe though though. The hose on all of the BRS reactors is the same 1/2" hose.
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Dec 17, 2013 12:06:00 AM
Can this reactor be hooked up to another one> in order to run GFO and carbon separately while using the same pump?
Question by: Raul on Apr 7, 2014 6:40:00 AM
Hey Raul,
It can be physically but generally isn't recommended as in practice it requires a lot larger pump if connected in series, and if connected in parallel can be a bit of a pain to keep the reactors in tune.
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Apr 7, 2014 6:40:00 AM
How does the MJ 1200 connect to the reactor. The tubing included does not fit.
Question by: Doug on Feb 3, 2014 12:36:00 PM
Hi Doug,
There is a small 1/2" push connect union that connects the two, it is white and looks a lot like the grey ball valve but without the valve (though you could actually use the ball valve itself if you wanted as well).
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Feb 3, 2014 12:36:00 PM
Where can I find replacement O rings for this reactor?
Question by: David Martin on Apr 9, 2014 5:58:00 PM
Hi David,
This one right here would do the trick:
http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/catalog/product/view/id/1378/
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Apr 9, 2014 5:58:00 PM
Good morning,

I see in the description that you recommend having extra refillable cartridges for the media reactors, and while I agree that this is an excellent idea, I am having trouble locating them. I found the ones for the mini reactor but not the full size. Do you sell extra cartridges?
Question by: Rosemary Malmo on Mar 3, 2016 7:52:00 AM
Great question!
I have included a link below. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/10-brs-reactor-refillable-cartridge-hard-shell.html
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Mar 3, 2016 6:56:00 PM
I'm buying the deluxe pkg with the MJ1200. 1 for gfo and 1 for rox Carbon. Will the flow be the same or is there a way to adjust it since both media require different flows.
Question by: nathan on Apr 24, 2016 2:40:00 PM
Great question!
The Flow will be different for Carbon and GFO. Ideally GFO will be tumbling and can be tuned using the included ball valve. In addition Carbon should not tumble and run smoothly with sponges on top and bottom in most cases.
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Apr 27, 2016 1:42:00 PM
Can I put a bag of chemipure and/or its elite/blue varieties in the reactor to ensure flow through it? I assume taking it out of the nylon bag, it may be too fne and escape the reactor?

Also could I just stand the reactor outside the sump or mount it on the inside of the stand? Not enough room in sump to place it inside. Right now I have a TLF 150 reactor hanging on the outside. It seems to get clogged with a chemipure blue 5.5 oz bag in it.

Thanks
Question by: Phil on Apr 24, 2016 3:21:00 PM
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Can you use bio medias such as Dr. Tim's Bio Pellets or NPX Bio Pellets or any other brands, or just GFO and Carbon medias. I'm looking for something that will be universal, not just one type of scenario. And why the larger mag drive pump, isn't the media supposed to tumble slowly for a even flow.
Question by: Joe on Apr 10, 2014 12:14:00 PM
Hi Joe,
It wouldnt be a big issue to use the deluxe reactor with something like biopellets so long as you remove the sponges and it will generally require a larger pump, though its capacity for biopellets is about a cup so its only suitable for small tanks. Biopellets usually require a pretty good flow rate otherwise they clump together and don't tumble at all, hence the larger pump.
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Apr 10, 2014 12:14:00 PM
The red air release button on top of my unit came off (broke off?) while I was changing media and it seems to be missing a part. I have the button and a small spring, but it looks like there may have been a hex head screw inside the button? Can I get a replacement?.
Question by: Steve on Feb 7, 2016 8:07:00 PM
Great question!
We unfortunately do not have replacement pressure release components or canisters for the deluxe models. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Feb 10, 2016 6:04:00 PM
Does the deluxe come with upgraded connectors and silicone tubing or do you have to purchase that separate? Thanks
Question by: Tim on Aug 20, 2015 9:44:00 PM
Great question!
The deluxe will ship with standard polyethylene tubing. It will come with the same high quality mur-lok connectors however. If you would like to switch to silicon tubing we do have a separate kit available.
http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/brs-reactor-silicone-tubing-upgrade-kit.html
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Aug 21, 2015 2:35:00 PM
My canister top inlet elbow is broken. Do you sell the parts so that I can replace it? If not, wonder where I can buy one instead of replace the entire unit?
Question by: Alfred on Nov 17, 2015 1:26:00 AM
Great question!
We have replacement elbows available which are stem x push for replacement of the Deluxe elbow. I have included the link below!

Black Elbow - 1⁄2" Stem x 1⁄2" Push Connect
SKU: 100022
http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/mur-lok-ro-elbow-stem-x-push-connect.html
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Nov 17, 2015 3:40:00 PM
I purchased one of your deluxe units today to run carbon only on a 65 gallon tank. In combination with a skimmer will phosphates be an issue or is a GFO reactor the only means? I have fish only now and will do corals after established for a year.
Question by: Christopher Williams on Feb 8, 2016 2:26:00 PM
Great question!
For phosphate control we find GFO to be one of the best supplements and easily can be incorporated into your reactor you already have! You can mix GFO and Carbon together in the reactor (making sure the GFO is not touching which may cause clogging) Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Feb 10, 2016 2:07:00 PM
I'm completely new to this and setting up my first tank. So far I am starting out with a 75g and incorporating a herbie style overflow to feed my 20g long sump/refugium that has an eshopps s120 skimmer. Instead of running socks, can I run this and plumb it in to the hardline with no pump needed? I was thinking of running both carbon and gfo in the deluxe together, will this be sufficient for a 75g?
Question by: Steve Crosier on Jan 27, 2016 5:23:00 AM
Great question!
Overall you will need filter sock to remove larger particles from the tank! The reactor is used for carbon and GFO filtration to remove odors, colors and with GFO phosphate from the water. Running both GFO and carbon in the deluxe will work with the 75 gallon just fine! Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Feb 3, 2016 5:18:00 PM
When using gfo in the reactor do u need to use the road sponge pads?
Question by: robert on Feb 20, 2014 2:52:00 PM
Hi Robert,
It is not required when running GFO as its ok (and usually encouraged) for the GFO to tumble. It is also coarse enough that it largely won't fall through the bottom of the cartridge (not that it hurts anything if it does either).
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Feb 20, 2014 2:52:00 PM
What size filter pads does this unit need?
Are they 3 inch round with a center hole or 4 inch with an offset hole?
Question by: Frank on Feb 23, 2014 11:49:00 AM
Hi Frank,
These don't use any sort of standard size sponge, it uses sponges specifically made for the reactor cartridges which can be found right here:
http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/catalog/product/view/id/1665/

Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Feb 23, 2014 11:49:00 AM
I have a 300 gallons what kind reactor do I need for GFO and carbon to run my 300.?

Thank you

John
Question by: John huynh on Oct 30, 2015 9:19:00 PM
Great question!
If you use regular Bituminous Carbon you will need a reactor which can hold over 3 cups of Media. This can Include our BRS Jumbo Reactor which holds up to 6 cups. As for GFO if you select standard GFO you will need 4-5 cups total of media. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Nov 2, 2015 2:03:00 PM
Im looking at installing an inline reactor for just GFO (one less pump in my 60 cube becuase of space/heat/efficiency). I was wondering if this reactor would work. To handle the adjustable flow to tumble the GFO i thought about getting an adjustable DC return pump. I also want to future proof my equipmemt for a 125 Gallon tank I plan to get in a year.

How could one put this reactor inline?
Question by: Eddie on Mar 19, 2016 7:47:00 AM
Great question!
This reactor can work great in a manifold running off of a larger pump. You can simply purchase the kit and use the Mur Lok adapter listed below to connect the Polyethylene tubing in the kit to standard PVC threaded fittings in a 1/2" size. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
1⁄2" Male NPT x 1⁄2" Push Connect
SKU: 100003
http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/mur-lok-male-npt-x-push-connect.html
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Mar 21, 2016 11:24:00 AM
Could this reactor chamber successfully be used as a second chamber for a calcium reactor?
Question by: Wade Bronson on Jul 17, 2016 6:57:00 PM
Hi Wade,
You could use the rector body as a secondary chamber for a calcium reactor, or even a nitrate reactor. You may need to adapt some fittings to get the ½” push connect fittings to plumb up to your calcium reactor, but you definitely can use it. : )
Answer by: Charlie (Admin) on Jul 18, 2016 1:24:00 PM
How do you recommend rinsing the media if you buy the additional cartridge without removing the reactor?
Question by: Kyle on Jul 18, 2016 8:00:00 AM
Hi Kyle,
I personally like to always keep an extra cartridge on hand. You simply just fill up the extra one with your media, then turn the reactor off, and take out the old cartridge and place the new (unrinsed) cartridge and media into the reactor. Once you get it sealed back up you will just want to grab the output tube from the reactor and collect the first gallon of water or until it runs clear. I find it best to do it right before or after water changes when I have extra saltwater mixed up.
Answer by: Charlie (Admin) on Jul 18, 2016 1:50:00 PM
Would I be able to mix carbon/gfo in this unit for 120g tank?
Question by: Matt on Jun 7, 2016 9:00:00 AM
Great question!
This will only work if you use High Capacity GFO and ROX carbon. At this point we instead recommend 2 reactors or a dual to enough coverage and room to tumble. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Jun 7, 2016 6:19:00 PM
would like to know if the BRS deluxe gfo/carbon reactor is available in a dual model or if a singal 10inc canister is offered to add on to make a dual? I have a waveline 10k I'm using for my return and to run the gfo carbon reactors.
Question by: Flavio DeArruda on Jul 4, 2016 5:49:00 PM
Thanks for the question.
The deluxe reactors have brackets molded into the heads of the canisters which disables us from connecting two deluxe canisters directly together to create a dual reactor, but if you wanted to mount each one individually side by side you could make a dual reactor with a small piece of tubing connecting them. We do not sell the deluxe canisters separately at this time, but it wouldn’t shock me if you see them for sale individually in the near future.
Answer by: Charlie (Admin) on Jul 7, 2016 8:45:00 AM
Do you sell the O-Rings for this reactor? Mine are wearing out and stretching and I'd like to have a backup... Thanks!
Question by: seth on Mar 11, 2014 3:01:00 PM
Hey Seth,
We sure do! These would be what you are looking for:
http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/catalog/product/view/id/1378/
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Mar 11, 2014 3:01:00 PM
Why does my reactor keep filling with air? Extremely loud and I can't seem to get the air out?
Question by: Matt on Mar 21, 2016 8:22:00 PM
Great question!
The reactors will fill with air if bubbles are introduced to the pump which will not easily allow air our unless the pressure knob at the top releases it. Additionally air can enter the system if one or more of the connections is not tight which can draw in air as the water passes. Feel free to let us know via direct email or phones if the issue continues and we will be more than willing to help!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Mar 22, 2016 10:17:00 AM
Can I use pelletized carbon in this reactor with GFO, or does the carbon need to be a different shape?
Question by: Eric on Aug 13, 2016 6:44:00 AM
Great question! You could use pellet carbon in these reactors, however there are much better and more effective carbons out there. Check out our YouTube video that demonstrates some of the carbon we offer. :-)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JP5Vu6OvLOI
Answer by: Randy (Admin) on Aug 16, 2016 2:29:00 PM
I refilled my reactor, let the pumprun to clear the fines and then reinstalled in my sump. Now it will not function. Pump is not obstructed yet I get no flow through reactor. The valve is wide open as well. Any thoughts?
Question by: chris on Jan 6, 2014 5:51:00 PM
Hey Chris,
The first thing I would check is to make sure the reactor cartridge isn't in crooked. Assuming thats the case make sure the pump is pumping water (not air locked or something). Assuming it is pumping water, disconnect the tubes to see where the flow stops at. There isn't much (or really anything) to go wrong with one, so its most likely something silly like a closed valve or misaligned part. If you don't find the problem let us know and we will help you figure it out.
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Jan 6, 2014 5:51:00 PM
Could I use this on a 125 gallon reef tank that I plan on having a heavy bio load?
Question by: Matthew Leary on Jun 20, 2016 12:54:00 AM
Great question!
With high Capacity GFO and ROX 0.8 Carbon this could work well.
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Jun 21, 2016 5:43:00 PM
Would Seachem Purigan efficiently work in this reactor? In loose forn.
Question by: John Hildebrant on Mar 9, 2016 3:38:00 PM
Great question!
With proper care that the sponges are placed in the reactor you certainly can run purigen. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Mar 10, 2016 3:33:00 PM
I just ordered my second delux BRS reactor, so I can use one for gfo and the other for carbon. How can I connect the two so they can run together like the double unit you guys sell? Thanks!
Question by: Ivis on Mar 17, 2014 6:08:00 PM
Hi Ivis,
It would be as simple as connecting the output from one reactor to the input of the next reactor. This setup isn't as ideal with two independent reactors though as the extra tubing and fittings will add extra drag, so a larger pump may be necessary.
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Mar 17, 2014 6:08:00 PM
Hi I just setup a 265g with 75 gallon sump I already have the dual chamber deluxe gfo/carbon. Does not seem to be working as well as it was previously on a 110 tall with 55 gallon sump. What do you recommend for my new tank thanks.
Question by: Chris on Jun 20, 2016 5:14:00 PM
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Hi I just setup a 265g with 75 gallon sump I already have the dual chamber deluxe gfo/carbon. Does not seem to be working as well as it was previously on a 110 tall with 55 gallon sump. What do you recommend for my new tank thanks.
Question by: Chris on Jun 20, 2016 5:14:00 PM
Great question!
You can use individual reactors with high capacity GFO and ROX 0.8 carbon. If you feel the tumble of the GFO is not enough a larger reactor such as Phosban 500 or BRS jumbo certainly can be used!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Jun 21, 2016 5:24:00 PM
I currently have a 29G Biocube with the biocube protein skimmer without an air intake line. would I be able to place this between pump and skimmer and push the air instead of pulling air through it? Thanks
Question by: Thell on May 2, 2016 1:50:00 PM
Hey there!
Unfortunately we are a little confused as to the wording of the question. The GFO deluxe reactor does run off of a feed pump (typically the MJ1200) he reactor does not have any air pushing or pulling rather the pump which can only push water through the system. Let us know if you would like follow up or clarification by email or telephone!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on May 3, 2016 6:22:00 PM
What size is the tubing that it came with, I just moved my tank to a different stand and need to get longer tubing for my reactor
Question by: Scotty on May 27, 2016 2:00:00 PM
Great question! The GFO & Carbon Reactor Kits come with 1/2" Mur-lok Polyethylene Tubing. http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/1-2-mur-lok-polyethylene-ro-tubing.html
Answer by: Randy (Admin) on Jun 2, 2016 5:15:00 PM
Will this deluxe gfo&carbon reactor work for the red sea reefer 350 reef tank? Also you you recommend mixing the gfo and carbon in this reactor ? And if not why is it that the dual reactor does not show the brs recommend logo?
Question by: Miguel on Mar 10, 2016 2:02:00 PM
Great question!
The dual reactor will work great for your system! You will want to run the GFO and Carbon separately in their respective canisters. Many of our BRS made products will not have the logo as the reviews will speak for themselves! Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Mar 10, 2016 4:32:00 PM
Can this reactor be installed below the tank in the stand with the pump and tubes running up to the tank? I have no sump and I do not want to install this reactor above my tank.
Question by: Adam Lawless on Jan 20, 2016 5:53:00 PM
Great question!
This can work however you will want a few extra elbows and an additional mur lok ball valve to halt the flow when changing the media. the elbows will help to hold the tubing over the side of the tank. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Jan 28, 2016 2:39:00 PM
I have a 100 gallon salt water tank including sump. Would one of these do the job? Also, does the GFO come with the system? I assume I can buy replacement GFO but how? I am looking at your BRS GFO & Carbon Reactor – Deluxe with MJ1200 Pump.

Thank-you

Dave Streed
Question by: Dave on Jan 20, 2016 6:00:00 PM
Great question!
This can work will with the use of ROX 0.8 Carbon and High Capacity GFO. The system will not come with included media and it can be purchased separately. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/filter-media/phosphate-removal-media-gfo.html
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Jan 28, 2016 2:41:00 PM
I was thinking about purchasing this for a 55gal tank which isnt running a sump so I would be running it under the cabinet back up to the tank (around 30" of lift) is this pump enough to handle that?
Question by: Zac on May 17, 2016 7:32:00 AM
Great question!
You would want to increase the pump to something like the Sicce 1.5 for added boost and head height. The Sicce with the Mur lok NPT adapter in 1/2" size will be perfect!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on May 18, 2016 6:59:00 PM
I have a 40 gallon reef tank and I want to run carbon and GFO in one reactor. When I did the calculations on the website for carbon and GFO. It recommended about 5 tbsp each. Should I get the mini BRS reactor, or would this reactor work with this small amount of carbon and GFO? How would you keep the media from tumbling around?
Question by: Jamie Springer on Jun 10, 2016 10:00:00 AM
Great question!
The Mini will be a great fit for a system of your size. To keep the media from tumbling you will use the provided sponge pads to hold the media tight. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions.
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Jun 14, 2016 1:47:00 PM
what style of pads does this reactor use? i see that you sell the hard shell and the old style.
Question by: jonathan on Sep 3, 2014 1:28:00 AM
Hi Jonathan,

We are currently shipping reactors with the Hard shell inserts. You can find the replacement pads here:
http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/brs-reactor-replacement-pads-hard-shell-1.html

I hope this helps!
Have a great day :)
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Sep 3, 2014 1:28:00 AM
Hello and good evening. This question isnt really about the reactor. However it does deal with the pipe that comes with it to hook up from the reactor to the pump and return line. Can you please tell me what size the pipe is, and if you guys sell it. Also if u do sell it, where can I locate it on your web site. I need like 5-6 feet of it.
Thank you for the time.
Nate
Question by: Nate on Jan 22, 2014 2:37:00 PM
Hi Nate,
The reactor tubing is just 1/2" Polyethylene (RO) tubing. It can be found right here:
http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/catalog/product/view/id/969/
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Jan 22, 2014 2:37:00 PM
I feed half to one full cube every other day. I do a 25 gal WC every other week. I have a sump with Chaeto and a big skimmer. If using two deluxe reactors, one for HC GFO and the other for ROX 0.8, how long will it take until I see a serious reduction in hair algae? Should I change the WC schedule to about 15 gal every week? I want my tank to look as good as it did a couple of months ago when I had zero algae.

Thanks.
Question by: Mark Shimala on Jun 11, 2016 10:12:00 AM
Great question!
It will depend on the phosphate level in the system. The Algae will still need to be removed by hand and lights turned off to take it back. The GFO will reduce phosphate levels to keep it from growing further. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Jun 14, 2016 4:42:00 PM
i have installed the GFO & Carbon Reactor Deluxe and found it very easy to install. i am using just GFO (BRS) to reduce an algae problem and am curious how to get the best results. initially i think i had too much GFO, a full 2 cups, not compacted, and saw very little 'fluttering' of GFO particles - perhaps it was too full. my second attempt was just less than 2 cups and i not have a visual separation of the GFO in the middle of the container, about 1-2 inches, where particles are flying about. do i just need a bit more GFO, and should the particles be fluttering about at the top of the internal canister?
Question by: Brad Freeburg on Feb 4, 2016 4:46:00 PM
Great question!
When completely filling with GFO there can often be slight separation in the middle depending on how quickly the flow was introduced into the reactor. Often starting the reactor slower will lower the amount of push up to the to. We recommend staying as low as possible with GFO for the tank to keep tumbling the GFO correctly I have included a link to our reef calculator which determines the amount to use based on tank size.
http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/reef-calculator
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Feb 26, 2016 9:36:00 AM
Hello
Is this reactor and tubing suitable for running water coming out of an ozone reactor ? that is, will it not be damaged ?
I'd like to use it with activated carbon to eliminate any ozone from the water
Question by: Danny Katz on Jun 12, 2016 2:21:00 AM
Great question.
This is not Ozone resistant and would fail prematurely if used with excess amounts of ozone. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Jun 14, 2016 6:12:00 PM
i need to replace my tubing on my BRS reactor. Do you sell the tubing? What type do I buy if you don't sell tubing?
Where can I get that type of tubing?
Question by: Chris on Dec 2, 2013 9:26:00 AM
Hey Chris,
Its just 1/2" RO tubing and we do sell it right here:
http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/catalog/product/view/id/969/
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Dec 2, 2013 9:26:00 AM
What is the difference between the Single & the Deluxe?
Question by: Jack on Dec 30, 2013 12:06:00 PM
Hi Jack,
The deluxe is a bit more heavy duty as the bracket of the reactor is one piece with the top of the canister rather then being screwed on. The deluxe also comes with some additional elbows for routing your tubing.
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Dec 30, 2013 12:06:00 PM
If you were going to run carbon and the high capacity gfo at the same time howmuch of each would you use? And how long would it last? I really dont have any issues right now but want to avoid any algea issues. With tank and sump I am running about 135 gallons. Thanks
Question by: Mark on Oct 31, 2013 3:47:00 PM
Hey Mark,
On a 135g tank you would 1 cup of the high capacity GFO. For carbon it would depend on the type of carbon, but assuming lignite it would be 1.25 cups. If your thinking of a different type of carbon you can use the handy reef calculator to do the math for you. It can be found right here:
http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/reef-calculator
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Oct 31, 2013 3:47:00 PM
Will this reactor work with biopellets?
Question by: Abtin on Oct 4, 2013 2:38:00 AM
Hi Abtin,
The reactor itself is compatible if you remove the foam sponges from the cartridge, though keep in mind that bio-pellets usually require a larger pump then the mj1200 and this reactor doesn't include fittings for connecting to a larger pump like a danner mag drive (though they can still be purchased separately).
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Oct 4, 2013 2:38:00 AM
I have a 100 gallon corral tank that seem to be doing well. However, i constantly have to deal with accumulation of green algae. My nitrate, calcium, salinity and phrospate all seem to be good. What is my best action.

Thank you in advance
gillian
Question by: gillian on Oct 24, 2013 9:44:00 AM
Hey Gillian,
Phosphate and nitrate can be a bit difficult to get a handle on because your test kit only measures the amount of it currently in the water sample your testing. If it is being consumed by the algae, its not present in the water and can give a false sense of security in low readings. The first thing I would suggest is running GFO to remove phosphates while removing the algae in the tank, along with other good maintenance, water changes, etc. As you remove the algae from the tank it won't be able to consume phosphates as there added, which should then be removed by the GFO and not available for the algae to grow.
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Oct 24, 2013 9:44:00 AM
Can you run both gfo and carbon at the same time?
Question by: Kwame on Oct 26, 2013 4:25:00 PM
Hey Kwame,
The reactor has a limited capacity (about 2 cups) so it will only work on smaller tanks, but you can run both GFO and carbon at the same time.
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Oct 26, 2013 4:25:00 PM
Can this be hung on the aquarium? Like the the phosban reactor?
Question by: Larie on Oct 13, 2013 9:11:00 AM
Hey Larie,
Great question. Unfortunately the BRS reactor does not hang on the tank. It must be mounted to a stand/wall, etc or set in the sump. If you need something that hangs on the back of the tank, the phosban reactor will usually be your best bet!
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Oct 13, 2013 9:11:00 AM

Full Details

The Deluxe BRS GFO & Carbon Reactor is designed to be easy to use, setup and maintain the BRS fluidized reactor is perfect for utilizing GFO and Carbon in the aquarium. several distinct advantages over other brands.

  • Ultra-transparent media cartridge allows for clear viewing of reactor media
  • Heavy duty plastic construction
  • ½" fittings and ports throughout to reduce head pressure and provide ample flow rates
  • Swivel 90° fittings on both sides of the unit for easy positioning of the tube
  • (2) 3 Ft. sections of tubing
  • Filter wrench
  • High quality ½" ball valve for precise tuning.
  • Holds three cups of carbon (Approx. 300g) or two cups of GFO (Approx 290g).
  • Dimensions are 13"H x 6"W x 5" D
  • Pump (optional) and media sold separately

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  • Awesome product! By Eddies220 reef on 8/23/2016

    Great product easy to install
  • Excellent Product! By Mark on 8/9/2016

    These things work great. I run 2 of the Deluxe models and I am very satisfied with them. As others have stated the tubing is a bit stiff. You can go to a hardware store and purchase the 1/2" tubing at a cheap price....TSC has the cheapest prices on tubing that I have found.

    These reactors work great with the MJ1200 and changing the media is very simple. I would recommend purchasing an extra media chamber kit with extra foam pads for each reactor you buy, that way you can pull out the old chamber and quickly replace with the new one.
  • Ineffective By Den on 8/7/2016

    Set up to the letter but pump does not seem to have enough power to keep the GFO media stirred and clumps together without moving after a short time.
    Would seem fairly simple to me but I suppose there is something I am missing unless it is just a poorly functioning pump.
  • Really Durable By Abel on 7/19/2016

    Really well made reactor I would highly recommend this product to any one that is looking to use carbon and gfo, and really durable dropped it when I took it out of the package and didn't even damage from 5 feet high..
  • Great for curing/cycling By John on 6/26/2016

    I just started my first salt water tank. Because I was starting fresh I wanted to cure and cycle the rock at the same time. I heard there could be a pretty bad smell from the curing rock so I knew I needed something to keep that from happening. (Otherwise the wife was going to for sure shut me down!) I used this reactor with the .8 rox carbon on a 210 gallon tank with 150 lbs of Pukani and there isn't any smell at all. This is my first time doing this so I don't have anything to compare it to, but from what I have read and heard this seems to be doing the trick perfectly! Also keeps the water perfectly clear! Great product, both the reactor and rox carbon!
  • Indestructible Reactor Received Broken By Jason on 4/20/2016

    Waiting to hear back as they are closed 705 pm est output elbow leaking water and sucking in air. Will update when replacement is sent.
  • Easy to use By Skip on 4/17/2016

    Easy to set up, have it sitting in my sump. Changing out media is easy.
  • Perfect Solution By Montana on 3/28/2016

    This unit is the perfect solution for GFO/Carbon reactor. The added value of the Deluxe version cannot be overstated, but IMHO, the color scheme looks great above my "Display Sump." I needed no extra parts to get this up and running (other than media). Definitely a quality build as well.
  • Great product!!! By Jeremy on 3/23/2016

    Reactor worked really well...some of the reviews on here talk about how the connections leak. Well this was true for me as well...however in my experience it was because I simply did not have the tubes pushed into the fittings very well. Once the fittings are on I will say there really hard to get off, but you can get them off. You have to pull in the lip on the fittings and then pull. The reactor itself works great...is super easy to use. I recommend getting the pump they recommend as well its great! Also would maybe recommend the upgrade tubing kit. The tubes a kind of stiff...but you just have to massage them a bit and work with them and they will work fine. There heavy duty which is good because even if you bend them they wont crack or anything.
  • GREAT By CJ on 3/23/2016

    Nicer than the standard version , solid ,good quality. I'm sure functions the same but if looks are important , this is the one.
  • Overall Great Product with one Simple Question By William on 3/21/2016

    When using this product with GFO you are instructed to restrict the flow so that to have a gentle tumble of media so that not to grind it down to a fine dust. With that thought I bought this and paired it up to a MJ900 pump and still have to restrict the flow to half in order to get that gentle tumble. my question.. Why do I need a MJ1200 when I would have to restrict the flow down to that of a 50% flow on my MJ900. Now.. with a Carbon GFO mix maybe I could go higher as it would not allow for a tumble.
  • Second to None! By Christopher on 3/7/2016

    I have ran this reactor for about a month now and have absolutely no complaints. Super quite and heavy duty construction. Will be purchasing another unit in the near future to run GFO.