does what it is entented to do By jmac1965 on 2/20/2012
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 1/30/2012
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 1/16/2012
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 1/15/2012
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 12/25/2011
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 12/14/2011
David wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
After 2 weeks nitrates are way down.
wow By justin on 12/1/2011
justin would recommend this product to a friend
Too soon to tell By David on 11/11/2011
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 10/22/2011
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 10/19/2011
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 10/5/2011
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 9/22/2011
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 8/25/2011
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 5/12/2011
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.
Great so far By Brandon on 4/22/2011
Brandon would recommend this product to a friend
I just introduced the biopellets into my system a few days ago. I can definately say something is going on. My skimmer has already started to increase production of skimmate, so that tells me its starting to work. I can't wait to see the results in 4-8 weeks!
Great Results By Pietro on 4/6/2011
Pietro would recommend this product to a friend
after having 30 ppm nitrate in my reef tank its now down to zero after 2 months and i couldnt be happier.....buyer beware tho i used the brs reactor with a maxijet1200 and wasnt getting enough flow the pellets got all clogged up and created a big cyano outbreak but after i realized this i fixed it all up got a goood flow going through n they r working great now.....just be weary of how they r flowing because if they clump up it could spell disaster.....from my experience i recccoemd maximum flow as much as your reactor and pellets could handle....and do yourself a favor get the Reef Octopus Reactor and a mag 3 n uwont even have to keep an eye on the thing
2 months and all is well By Steve on 2/8/2011
Steve would recommend this product to a friend
I have been using them for 2 months now in a BRS reactor. Water is SO clear!!! Na is @ "zero" and tank and corals look great, I did have a little loss of color at first but it bounced right back, I am using 500ml in a BRS reactor with a maxjet 1200. Another weapon for us to use.. thanks
so far so good By joseph on 12/19/2010
joseph would recommend this product to a friend
they seem to be working, i had a small bacterial bloom then my water is crystal clear. skimmer production has increased somewhat. i'm sure by the recomended 8 wk period i'll have 0 nitrates. its worth buying and trying out
so far so good By Manny on 12/8/2010
Manny would recommend this product to a friend
These reduced my nitrates from over 50 to between 2.5 and 5 on my salifert test kit and reads as zero on my elos kit. I gave it 4 stars in performance because I am not getting zero readings on both test kits yet.
good By cynthia on 12/5/2010
cynthia would recommend this product to a friend
pellets are working great and have started to lower the nitrates and also tumble very nicely in the reactor
works as advertised By Mike on 12/1/2010
Mike would recommend this product to a friend
with all of the bio pellet craze going on I figured I would give this a shot. All I can say is it works as advertised. My guess is this will be the future of reef keeping.
Amazing By Jake A on 11/30/2010
Jake A would recommend this product to a friend
I had my doubts but I have been using these for 6 weeks now and I am absolutely amazed. I tested nitrate each week and for the first month the nitrate slowly creeped up. Boom week 5 they were almost undetectable with my salifert kit. This is so easy to use I wish someone had come out with these years ago .
BRS bio pellets By John on 10/28/2010
John would recommend this product to a friend
Hard to really review these for long term as they are just starting today in my modded zeo rx. The Bio pellets are just as described and are a great price for the same product as elsewhere. As always BRS has the hook-up at the best prices.