Inexpensive, but Inefficient By KC on 10/16/2016
KC would recommend this product to a friend
Love all things BRS but this reactor is not BRS quality in my opinion. Even for smaller systems, the biopellets quickly clog the screens even using a Sicce pump. I can't imagine how bad it would be with an undersized pump. Save your money and buy something else... the maintenance on this reactor will drive you crazy. Otherwise plan on cleaning the screens at least once per week.
Great AIO package By Thomas on 12/30/2014
Thomas would recommend this product to a friend
This is everything you need(except a pump) to start running bio pellets. Great for smaller tanks. For all the bio pellets to tumble right it says to only use 350ml which is not enough media for larger tanks.
awesome By tonyz on 12/28/2014
tonyz would recommend this product to a friend
Easy set up . But I used a tee off of my feed line to my gfo and carbon reactor which is a tee off of main return to tank so no powerheads to burn out and no extre pump to buy. I just got it for xmas so dont know about biopellets yet.
Order 1100225796 By Marta on 11/28/2014
Marta would recommend this product to a friend
Perfect for beginner... Highly recommended.
biopellets By travis on 6/13/2014
travis would recommend this product to a friend
Love this combo try it with the maxjet 1200 but not enough after a while just upgrade the pump and in 5 days my nitrates were wiped out awsome
Good Value By reefracer on 3/5/2014
reefracer would recommend this product to a friend
The kit is complete setup, only complaint for me is the supplied tubingis too short for where iIwwanted to put the reactor which is on the wall behind the tank right beside my BRS carbon and gfo reactors so Ihad to get longer tubing to connect. I also purchased a mag 3 pump to power it which Charlie at BRS ssuggested, I have 100 gal water volume so all the two cups of pellets supplied in the kit were used. There is a issue with getting all the pellets to tumble as needed even with the mag 3, the problem that I had is if I give the reactor full flow approximately 1/2 of the pellets goes to the top and don't tumble and the bottom half tumbles very good. I found "most" of the pellets tumble slowly if I throttle back the mag 3. I have not tried any adjustments to it as it has been running 5 days, I may try to teak it some more after running for a couple of weeks. Some others have complained of debris clogging the reactor, I hope this won't be an issue for me since I am using the foam prefilter supplied with the mag 3. They recommend once the reactor is running not to touch it for 6months and then only to add pellets as needed which is what I plan to do with only exception is to clean the mag 3 prefilter as needed, we'll see how it goes
Best by far By Robert on 2/15/2014
Robert would recommend this product to a friend
Got this bad day in and it was stellar..... tried others first but now I realized I wasted my money.... so glad I have this now....
Good economy reactor By Denise on 1/11/2014
Denise would recommend this product to a friend
I got the Biopellet reactor with Mag drive 3 pump. It was fairly easy to set up though be warned if you attach it in correctly the push fittings are a pain to get unattached. The pellets tumble well but it seems a little temperamental and they occasionally get stuck up at the top. I have fairly low nitrates to begin with as its a young tank with only two very small fish but I like corals that eat and plan on having more fish so I wanted to get the biofilter started.
Pros: very good quality for price
straight forward set up
good customer support
seems to mostly work as described
cons: make sure you double check where to attach everything as push fittings are a pain
can be temperamental if debris ends up on the top of the media canister filter. The Mag drive 3 is supposed to limit this problem but mine has gotten clogged already.
Overall i would recommend it to a friend who was looking for a no frills reactor for a great price. I am pleased to have an inexpensive option which leaves more money for corals
Working great, keep up on pump maintenance. By MandM on 11/24/2013
MandM would recommend this product to a friend
Love the reactor, I've stopped the vodka dosing and that freed up a dosing pump for my Mg.
I'm using a Maxijet 12 (the Cobalt version) and it's tumbling the media just fine. I recommend cleaning the pump monthly. I slipped on that maintenance and noticed today the pump was not working. Not sure how long it sat but when I removed the reactor and pump to clean, SWEET JEEBUZ the smell was evil. Flushing with RODI and cleaning the pump with vinegar did the trick. Tonight's adventure has resulted in a new phrase around my house, "Alright, who's Carbon dosing?" LOL
Not for biopellets By trigger on 5/17/2013
trigger wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I have 1 of these reactors and 2 of the black brs ones. They are perfect for GFO and Carbon, however i dont think they are ideal for Biopellets what so ever. After just 1 week the biopellets are barely tumbling because of gunk buildup inside the filter that restricts flow. This has to be cleaned weekly to keep the biopellets tumbling. Having to do this makes it a chore so I am seriously considering a different reactor. I hope BRS will re-design this reactor so that it doesnt clog as easily. Do not recomment for BIO Pellets. Only for GFO and Carbon.