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.