Better in person By minnesotareefjunkie on 5/22/2015minnesotareefjunkie would recommend this product to a friendAlright so BRS emailed me and asked me to review this thing. I can tell you it is pretty big. I love the magnet design. If you see the cone at the bottom of the picture that is the magnet the stones basically float in air above it. This is super convenient and well thought out with a wide design to get your hands inside for maintenance (vertex is narrow). I have been using the vertex reactor for over a year and honestly over time it gets much harder to pump the reactor. I have been using zeovit for a while now and I would buy this over the vertex is you are truely looking for something better. Nothing is worse in the saltwater hobby than buying something expensive only to replace it with something more expensive. Don't get the vibe, just don't do it. It grinds the stones and doesn't mulm them properly. If you do go with any traditional pump reactor (kz vertex aquamax etc) you need to put your stones in a media bag or you will clog the holes at the bottom and restrict your flow. This can cause a lot of headaches and algae to grow. I find the fluval media bags to work well for this scenario. And it looks super cool the orange is funky. Grab it before the summer sale ends!