Great product so far By Sharkboy on 3/14/14
Sharkboy would recommend this product to a friend
The pellets tumble nicely with an Eheim 2000 and bashsea reactor. Pellets don't clump either. Time will tell if notates are lowered as they have only been tumbling a week now
DONT DO IT! By Todd on 2/23/14
Todd wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
If your tank is already up and running DON'T!!! use this stuff. It killed my whole tank slowly but surely. It made everything healthy and brighter at first then came the cyano bacteria . I immediately removed it and did a massive water change to get rid of any of the bacteria it created but I was too late and over the next 6 months no matter what I did it didn't help and now I have a tank full of rock and a starfish.
pretty good By Dustin on 12/11/13
Dustin would recommend this product to a friend
works good for nitrate reduction but I dont see it helping with phosphates in my tank.
Great stuff, good price, but 500ml is a tiny bag By Anthony on 12/3/13
Anthony would recommend this product to a friend
I've been running the stuff for 9 months and have been very happy with the results. The last time I ordered I ordered the 1000ml and that's the small size shown in the picture, this last time I accidentally ordered the 500ml, thinking it was the small size I ordered before and was disappointed. My fault of course.
I really think the two small sizes should be listed in cups instead of ml since the calculator only shows the number of cups recommended.
Great so far By Russell on 11/30/13
Russell would recommend this product to a friend
I have been running these pellets in my DIY reactor for about 8 weeks now with great results. I havent noticed much of an uptick in my skimmate, but nitrates are down and algae is almost completely gone. I may have to step up feeding or supplement feed my crabs and snails soon.
GREAT FOR PO4 AND NO3 By Jhon on 11/27/13
Jhon would recommend this product to a friend
Been using for about 2 years, on both my tanks resolved my hair algae and kept it away. This is my main source of nutrient export.
Good Product For Good Price By The Reef Spot on 11/23/13
The Reef Spot would recommend this product to a friend
Just started running the biopellets. Will be a month to see how effective they will be. But for the price, cant beat it!
Great Product with a catch By Anne on 10/17/13
Anne would recommend this product to a friend
I've been using BRS biopellets on my tank for a little over 6 months now, and have been getting great results for about 4 months. The first 2 months were spent fighting cyano outbreaks despite not having high nitrates or phosphates. I was doing 20% water changes every week and fed very lightly. After turning my UV off (it's inline after the biopellet reactor) the cyano went away within 2 weeks. I haven't run the UV since and have had wonderful results. Nutrients stay nice and low and the corals and fish are all flourishing.
So after a bumpy start (probably my fault for running the UV) the pellets are performing very well and doing exactly what they are described to do.
Great product at a good price By Mark on 9/17/13
Mark would recommend this product to a friend
Great product at a good price. The only Bio Pellet brand I use.
good for first few weeks BUT By Jay on 8/29/13
Jay wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
This is the first BRS product I have to give negative feedback on. I'm a regular customer and always have great things to say about there products BUT these bio pellets are not cut out to be what described. I'm running 500 ml in a reef octopus br-110 with a model 2 pump. The pump is near new and very very strong. The problem is after the first few weeks they work great but as they begin to breakdown which they are meant to do they start to clump and and cause problems. Now if your reading this your initial response is to say that there isn't enough pressure and trust me that is not the case. I borrowed a second BR-110 reactor from a friend and used Ecobak pellets on one tank and the BRS with fresh pellets. This was an experiment I wanted to compare. Same pumps and all, after 4 months the ecobak pellets never clumped or had any issues and took the nitrates to 0 from 110-120. The second tank with the BRS pellets was clumping as usual and only took the nitrates to 80-90 from 100-110. This is just my comparison and opinion but if it comes to bio pellets ecobak worked the best. I still love BRS and will continue purchasing all my other necessities but the pellets are not their best product.
working like a charm By James on 8/25/13
James would recommend this product to a friend
I've had this setup on my tank for three weeks and now my nitrates are already starting come down. great price compared to other brands.
Seems fine By riet on 8/17/13
riet would recommend this product to a friend
I just started using them, but the product was delivered fast, and seems as advertised.
Great! By John on 6/28/13
John would recommend this product to a friend
Would definitely recommend BRS bio pellets, easy to use and nitrates are non existent.
good By the man on 5/27/13
the man would recommend this product to a friend
tumbles nice just wish they were cheaper...pellets in general
Biopellet pimp my ride By Steve on 4/27/13
Steve would recommend this product to a friend
A short time ago I purchased the BRS dual Medea reactor for GFO,CARBON, BIO, whatever. I have read a lot about this stuff and I will be applying this system to my 16gal nano when I arrive at my next duty station in San Juan, PR. I know it sounds like I am installing a Chevrolet big block engine in a Mini Cooper, but why not give it a shot!
Another great Product from BRS!!! By Michael on 4/19/13
Michael would recommend this product to a friend
I was running GFO in my BRS Reactor and I was having to change it every two weeks. My Phosphates and nitrates were on the high side for me so started to do research on biopellets and decided to give then a try. Since having them running in the system the levels have dropped greatly. I will update this in about a month or so as to get the full capabilities of this wonderful product.
works good By Dustin on 3/31/13
Dustin would recommend this product to a friend
i added this to my 1 year establishe reef tank.it will cloud the tank for a few days.do not panic.after a little over a month my nitrates went way down and have been at 0 6 months now. only con is they cost alot imo
Great product By jose on 3/15/13
jose would recommend this product to a friend
The pellets are tumbleing nicely,They are kind of expensive,work great my nitrates are always low,Product works as advertised.
Descent price By Ali on 2/23/13
Ali would recommend this product to a friend
This prodect is very good and has a reasonable price on it
Can't say just yet. 5 stars for shipping and quality. By Toby on 2/15/13
Toby would recommend this product to a friend
I bought these to run in my BRS reactor but recently switched over to Chemi-pure elite. Nice product but got nervous looking at forums and people were stating that once you use them, you can't stop. One if the reasons were serious nitrate spikes if you do. I'm not sure if this is false or true. However with reef tanks their is alot of misguiding info on forums. I may take the plunge after my current media depletes.
So far so good.... By Tyler on 2/4/13
Tyler would recommend this product to a friend
This is my 1st experience with biopellets and so far so good! I have started these on one of my tanks just to see how it works before I switch everywhere. The cost is great and the kids like watching them
So far, these are the solution to my problems. By Ryan on 12/22/12
Ryan would recommend this product to a friend
With all of the reviews that I had read on biopellets, they seemed to be hit or miss. I have them running in a two little fishies 550 reactor and removed the two sponge filters. They do fit through the wholes in the red covers but as long as flow is kept under control they can't make it high enough to escape. Since the introduction of the biopellets on Nov, 25th my phosphates have dropped 28% without a water change and nitrates have dropped by 50% with a water change (I forgot to test nitrates after the water change). I did have a slight algae bloom where the water got cloudy for roughly a week after the introduction of the pellets. Other then that one side of the pellets tends to clump and not flow as well as the other. This is more than likely due to the reactor not being built specifically made for biopellets.
Does What it Says it Does By Ibrahim on 11/26/12
Ibrahim would recommend this product to a friend
Been using this product for a couple of weeks and have noticed that my levels are lowering by the week. Great product.
Long lasting By Colin on 11/25/12
Colin would recommend this product to a friend
These things work great my nitrates are always low and they last a long time! They are kind of expensive but not so bad for how long they last! Would buy again.
No problems clumping and lasts a long time. By jlemoine2 on 10/24/12
jlemoine2 would recommend this product to a friend
Great product for bio-pellets and the price is reasonable compared to some other sources for bio-pellets.
I found soaking the pellets in new salt water for a day or two helps prevent the pellets from wanting to float inside of the reactor.
I must stress: In order to have success with bio-pellets, you must follow the instructions (the BRS videos are helpful), and above all, be patient! Bio-pellets are not a quick fix.
I run these pellets in a NextReef solid media reactor. I plumb the output of the reactor into a tee I installed on the input of my protein skimmer.
I keep the flow relatively slow through my reactor. The only time I ever see signs of the pellets clumping is when I go several months without cleaning the screen in the reactor... when that happens, one side near the bottom does not get stirred so well. However, I'm easily able to maintain a low flow without worrying about clumping issues.
Great product! I like being able to order it from the same place I get my other consumable supplies.
Seems to work so far... By Steve on 10/21/12
Steve would recommend this product to a friend
My first experience with biopellets. So far, on my 155 gal system, I'm breaking in the first 200 ml, and I've not had any problems. At the 3 week mark, so need more time to see effects. Going slow as recommended.
Product works, just becareful of how much you put in. By Jason on 10/4/12
Jason would recommend this product to a friend
I got the 1 Gallon jar for my 90 gallon. After running the reactor for 4 months, I am still on my original first cup. But I have to take it down since it is really doing a great job removing all N03 and P04 that my corals are starting to get pale. The product works but hard to control if you are not testing your water weekly.
Great Value By Eric on 9/6/12
Eric would recommend this product to a friend
Product works as advertised. They have def helped with my phosphate and nitrate issues. Great Value
So far so good By Bill on 8/10/12
Bill would recommend this product to a friend
I have hade these running for about a week now in a Kent phos reactor a had. The pellets are tumbleing nicely. I haven't had any chemestry changes yet, but it is early. My water does seem to look clearer. Looking forward to the 4-8 week results
Great product By Kelly on 8/10/12
Kelly would recommend this product to a friend
Ive been using bio pellets for a while now and it does wonders for my tank.
So far so good By Michael on 6/12/12
Michael would recommend this product to a friend
They are doing what they say they will.....so far so good
good product By countrykat on 5/23/12
countrykat would recommend this product to a friend
Dropped my nitrates from 4ppm to .25ppm in 10 days. A little pricey but what isn't nowadays.
This product is amazing. By Luis L on 5/11/12
Luis L would recommend this product to a friend
im very pleased with this product.
my tank was only 2 months old when i started using biopellets and it has done a great job keeping phosphates and nitrates very low. i haven't had any problems with it or caused any trouble in my tank, and it's super low maintenance. i don't have evidence, but i believe i had helped my tank mature a great deal. long term usage and cost/benefit make sense at this point so ill keep using it.
Working Great By lorilime on 4/5/12
lorilime would recommend this product to a friend
Helping my tank no problems yet
does what it is entented to do By jmac1965 on 2/21/12
jmac1965 would recommend this product to a friend
i use bio pellets for over a year now and nitrates are 0 - 2 ppm. but did take about 6 weeks to really put a bite into them once i started using them
BR-70 Reef Octopus Bio Pellet Combo Pack - 500mL By Brandon on 1/30/12
Brandon would recommend this product to a friend
First off, lets start by saying I set this up about 9 months ago.
I must say, I love this reactor! It is a must have for everyone who wants a simple product that makes a huge difference. I keep getting asked "what did I do to my system" because it looks amazing!
It's very easy to set up, although I must say, don't over fill the reactor, as it will plug the screen.
I love it so much, not only have I convinced multiple friends to purchase it, but I bought the 1 gallon container of bio pellets, as I plan on using this reactor from many years to come.
Also, I mean no disrespect to the GFO reactor, as I've used one for multiple years; however, if your debating between the gfo or bio pellet reactor; I recommend spending the extra money on the bio-pellet reactor, not only does it out perform the GFO reactor, but in the long run you will save money!
So far, good stuff By Chris on 1/16/12
Chris would recommend this product to a friend
Been using these for several months now. While not at zero nitrates, they keep my levels very very low in a tank that I often overfeed. So that is a plus in my book.
Saving grace By UVAThomas on 1/15/12
UVAThomas would recommend this product to a friend
Biopellets have truly saved my tank. I had an overly aggressive hair algae problem after a powerhead blew up and killed everything in my tank. The algae grew and grew with no avail. Then I discovered the biopellets and started running them. The algae is no longer there. It died within 4 weeks of installing the biopellets. I will never stop using them.
great results By reefreinhard on 12/25/11
reefreinhard would recommend this product to a friend
same as major brand pellets that i used to buy just better price at brs also the pellets are bigger so they want go through the screen.
Works Great By David on 12/15/11
David wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
After 2 weeks nitrates are way down.
wow By justin on 12/1/11
justin would recommend this product to a friend
Too soon to tell By David on 11/11/11
David would recommend this product to a friend
I have been using this for about two weeks and have not seen any results so far, The pellets did clump up a little at first and now seems to be tumbling better. Will update soon.
BP good for reducing nutrients By DAN on 10/22/11
DAN would recommend this product to a friend
i had a lot of hair algae before i used BP. it took about 3 months to start to work but slowly my hair algae died
Mixed feeling By Michel on 10/19/11
Michel wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
After several months with this new material I have mix results. Plants are growing again (they stopped with the previous brand). it clumped. Maybe be I did something wrong: I presoaked them before usage and maybe I should not have done that...
works as advertised By Richard on 10/5/11
Richard would recommend this product to a friend
Been looking to go with biopellets for while and finally took plunge. These are just as advertised and only had running for a week now but already nitced changes in tank nitrates dropping tank looking better says can take 4 to 8 weeks to start but already improving tank so look forward to see what happens in the next few weeks
Biopellet By Taeyoung on 9/22/11
Taeyoung wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I had to remove the pellets, after 10 weeks later because outbreak of dinoflagellate. Took me 3 month to getrid of that monsters, but I would like to try pellets again soon.
500ml BRS Bio Pellets By Andy on 8/25/11
Andy would recommend this product to a friend
I purchased the 500ml BRS Bio Pellets. These pellets really works and fast. In 24 hours, my reactor was full of bacterial. Just make sure you have a good flow through your reactor or the bacterial will clog the reactor. I had to remove the sponge material from my reactor to keep it from clogging. I am glad I purcahsed the 500ml because I think if I had anymore, it would be way to much bacterial in my reactor.
easy setup By james on 5/12/11
james would recommend this product to a friend
it was very easy to set up. just have to remember to put the corse mesh twords the top the reactor to keep the goodies in.