good product By subie on 2/22/2015
subie would recommend this product to a friend
Works good for nitrate so far..
Good so far By David L on 12/22/2014
David L would recommend this product to a friend
I was sent the BRS brand of bio pellets after having issues with TLF brand floating and clumping. I had no issues with the BRS brand from day one. Now lets see if the bio pellets help reduce my nitrates.
Good Product By EZ on 12/1/2014
EZ would recommend this product to a friend
I've tried a few different types of biopellets and I seem to keep coming back to these. They tumble well, and don't seem to clump like other do. I have them running in two TLF reactors run in series which holds just about 1000 ml of pellets. They seem to work pretty well as i have never had a nitrate or phosphate issue but that's all purely anecdotal.
Excellent By Michael on 10/29/2014
Michael would recommend this product to a friend
Perfect match for my Reef Octopus 3000 reactor.
GOOD By Marta on 10/29/2014
Marta would recommend this product to a friend
Works good for nitrate reduction but I dont see it helping with phosphates in my tank.
disapointed By joesreeftank on 10/24/2014
joesreeftank wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
Not sure of the quality of the pellets just yet, my concern is when i received my order the jar was open and the pellets spilled all over, I emailed BRS and received no response.
Amazing By Paul on 10/22/2014
Paul would recommend this product to a friend
These tumble great in my little media reactor and keep nitrates and phosphates at 0, what more can you ask for? I only got the 500ml bag for my 30 gallong nano with a mix of coral and live rock and have had no issue with algae blooms and such like others. Just follow the directions, and if you have an established tank, start with very little so you don't get a big bloom. It's all in the directions.
BRS Biopellets By Ojake on 9/7/2014
Ojake would recommend this product to a friend
Been using them for over 1 year now. Using a Reef Octopus reactor and large water flow. I have had NONE of the problems some people are reporting. Nitrates and Phosphates remain below detectable using Red Sea tests kits.
Great for FOLR tanks, SPS keepers beware By Eldog on 8/20/2014
Eldog wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I have been running biopellets in a BR 140 chamber for nearly 5 months. I switched to Ecobac pellets due to rapid degradation of the BR biopellets and guess what; the Ecobac pellets degraded even faster. On the plus side the biopellets did completely remove all nitrates and phosphates, undetectable on testing. Unfortunately, the SPS corals, and clams did not respond well, slow tissue necrosis and cynobacteria was a major side effect of the organic carbon influx induced by the biopellets. The whitish residue from the degradation of the biopellets coats all plumbing surfaces and sides of sump and skimmer. For heavy bio-loaded FOLR tanks the biopellets would work perfectly, cyanobacteria as consequence, but I would not recommend this product for SPS reef tanks. The LPS corals were fine with normal growth of zoanthids and other colonies. I have taken the biopellet reactor off my 230 display. Experiment over.
Can't get my nitrates down By Roman on 8/19/2014
Roman would recommend this product to a friend
8 months after starting using BRS biopellets in my Innovative Marine media reactor still cannot get nitrates down, it seems to be stuck at 10-20 ppm. No negative side effects like bacteria or diatoms boom, but I was hoping to get results faster. Started dosing Brightwell Microbacter7, hope it will properly seed the reactor with better bacteria strain and start bringing down nitrates
Good product By Davidfrances on 8/18/2014
Davidfrances would recommend this product to a friend
I have been running the BRS product now for a few weeks. Like some of the other reviewers, I have not noticed a significant uptick in the amount of skimmate being pulled out of my tank, but the skimmate that does come off now is exponentially more rank than before. I can report that my nitrate and phosphate levels are below the measuing ability of my test kits, having gone from 10ppm nitrate and 40 ppm phosphate previously.
Rapid Degradation By Eldog on 8/5/2014
Eldog wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
After 4 months the BRS biopellets were removed due to rapid degradation with fine plastic silt accumulating everywhere down-stream of the reactor via the effluent. After conferring with the BRS Tech Advisers, they suggested moving a greater volume of water through the reactor to mitigate accumulation of too much bio-mass. The accumulation was clearly fine particles of the biopellet material and not associated with biologic bacterial cells. The added water-flow simply accelerated the break down of the pellets. I have switched to Ecobak pellets and will restart the reactor. I receive all of my dosing, RODI and filter media from BRS and have always been very satisfied. I feel this product is defective however.