BRS GFO & Carbon Reactor – Deluxe

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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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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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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  • Great reactor! By Mrs.Woz on 8/23/2015

    This is the best reactor we have found. It's easy to set up and use, and can easily be taken apart to refill. Everything we have purchased from BRS has been of great quality, and the accompanying videos make set up and use very simple.
  • Awesome simple designs By Shawn on 8/16/2015

    Great product, easy install, does exactly what you would expect and take up little room in the sump. Great idea for those sumps out there. At first was disappointed I didn't get the pump but than figured out I was never charged. Than was lucky I had a extra rio pump from a uv unit that fit it perfectly, might even put a T connecter to run both units. Keep up the good work with little gimmick of plastic s@$& that snaps.
  • Well worth the extra money By Charles on 7/10/2015

    I had purchased my first reactor form another online supplier. From the first day I used I didn't like the build quality. The mounting bracket seemed too fragile and the cartridge seal is not the greatest. I bought the deluxe reactor to replace it. This reactor is far better than my other one. The one piece mounting bracket alone is worth the extra cost. I also bought an addition media cartridge. Now I can change out my GFO and Carbon faster.
  • Best media reactor bar none By Varyhare on 7/9/2015

    I've tried most and decided to try BRS's media reactor because of the OD connections which have never failed me on my RO/DI unit. This reactor tumbles perfectly. Only thing, get the Sicce 1.5 and go to HD and get the 1/2" OD X 1/2" MIP adapter item PL-3036 before you attempt the install. You will not be disappointed with the setup.
  • Get the Sicce pump By John on 5/3/2015

    Great product and very easy to install. Water looks crystal clear. However, the pump was very loud and I ended up buying the Sicce pump within days to replace it. The Sicce pump is dead silent.
  • Great unit. By Garbear on 4/13/2015

    Everything in the kit, is all you need to set this up, but you do need to supply your own screws for mounting the unit on the wall/cabinet. It also would have been helpful for some additional info on how much carbon to add in unit, but the video is very helpful in answering a lot of the questions I had.
  • Works Great By Glenn on 4/13/2015

    I have purchased two of these now. One for GFO and one for GAC, both work great and is easy to service.
  • Great product By GARY on 4/13/2015

    Real easy to use,and service . Holds a lot of media.
  • Good By John on 4/11/2015

    Just ordered a second unit to run carbon -- first one works well with BRS HC GFO. I don't use the included sponges, though: they clog way too easily, and it takes a big pump to overcome the back pressure. I Tee'd the reactor off the MJ900 that feeds my skimmer and have plenty of flow to fluidize GFO. One minor issue that isn't really a big problem: the reactor takes on air somehow...I think the air release button is actually letting air in.
  • Well built but cumbersome to maintain By Andy on 3/16/2015

    I have this installed in my 75 gal. reef tank's sump. Installation was not easy and had to call support line, which was helpful. Hoses are almost impossible to disconnect once attached. The thread design makes it cumbersome to replace the media and the included wrench is not helpful if you have this in the sump. Why not an user friendly hinge lid? Finally, I did not see any improvement in my fish or corals since I have this working with a mixture of carbon and GFO.
  • Good Product By JamesReef on 3/16/2015

    Very nice package - only thing I could complain about is the amount of hose that comes in the kit, too short to use. If you buy this make sure to buy extra hose to install.
  • Exactly what I needed By Simiakos on 3/15/2015

    My first reactor. Seems to be working fine and it was incredibly easy to install. Everything was included and was simple even for a novice like myself.

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