good stuff By Daniel on 7/25/13
Daniel would recommend this product to a friend
This thing is built well, and works as promised. For a light I just stuck one of my old hood lights on the top. Its kind of ugly sitting on the back of the tank but if you don't have a sump this is the only way to go. Kind of wish it was available in more sizes to fit your needs [thicker, deeper]. If you need it, you might as well use all the space you have. Will be checking if mud based substrate is good for this thing not just the sand and rock in it now. Possibilities.....
pod producer By jeff on 4/15/13
jeff would recommend this product to a friend
i love this refugium. i have a 40g tank without a sump so i decided to get this refugium so far it has been great.. I'm running cheato and the amount of pods that are calling this place home is amazing... its unique design allows for plenty of room for my heater and carbon.. it also allows the pods to escape into the main tank to feed, over all i would give this a 8 out of ten the only thing i would change is to make the out flow ramp a bit longer... as far running a coralife t-5 mini light on this and seems to work just fine.
Awesome! By John on 2/19/13
John would recommend this product to a friend
Excellent for someone without the room for a sump or just wants a place to grow macro algae.
Great idea By Scott on 8/21/12
Scott would recommend this product to a friend
I have a 40 gallon breeder tank with out a sump. After making the list of the fish I wanted I began looking for a refugium so I can have a place for Copepoda to breed. This led me to the CPR refugium which arrived today. The first thing I noticed was the quality of the product. It fits securely on the tank with little rocking. The only issue I have is with the height it sits above the tank. The CPR light sites extrelmly high above the tank causing light to enter the display tank. This may be due to the stand CPR includes with the light or the fact the light stands are placed high in the refugium. Overall I'm extremely happy with the product.
Work Great By Ethan on 3/3/12
Ethan would recommend this product to a friend
This is ideal for someone that doesn't have a sump or has limited space in their sump.
Great concept with a couple of flaws By Jon on 3/3/12
Jon would recommend this product to a friend
I have a small 40gal non-rr tank with an HOB skimmer and canister filter. I really wanted to get rid of the canister and add sump but had limited space and plumbing options. The dimensions of these are perfect. The water flow was also excellent. However there are a few design flaws in the product. First, the water level sits 3" above your tank. When the pump is turned off that water levels have to equalize so you will need to account for this or expect your tank to overflow. Next, they redesigned the outflow. It splashes ALOT! I would have preferred the tube that goes below the waterline as shown in the pictures and the manual. And finally the light. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THE LIGHTING OPTIONS. The one I had was defective but besides that, the dimensions caused fitment issues. Instead spend about $10 at your local HD and get a small clip on CF with a 35w 6500K bulb. It looks kind of like an ott light. Runs cool and fits perfect.
Great Add Refug By Nate on 1/27/12
Nate would recommend this product to a friend
I just added one to my Tank. I love it. It was missing the light stands though contacted BRS and they are getting me some through CPR.
Looks Very Nice By Nick on 11/3/11
Nick would recommend this product to a friend
Just set it up today and put a live rock and some Caulerpa in it. I love it, This is a great price for this product with the free shipping. I looked for days for it cheaper and ended up coming right back to BRS..
I am concerned that the light stands make the light sit up too high on the fuge and thus the main tank is well illuminated. I'm going to post the question on the products site.
well constructed By ZACH on 3/27/11
ZACH would recommend this product to a friend
I've been running my fuge for almost a year now. It grows out algae really well. Very well constructed. It is noticeable when compared to Odessya brand of a similar size.
this thing is great By Jacques Cousteau on 11/18/10
Jacques Cousteau would recommend this product to a friend
I filled mine with live rock rubble and cheato. I pull out fistfuls of cheato every week. Hard to say exactly how much nitrate/phosphate it removes but it seems like the levels are easier to keep down. I turn it on at night and it raises the PH which minimizes the daily swing. I also have swarms of copepods and amphipods even though I have two mandarins in my 90. Seriously, this thing does everything it says....
BTW i would recommend the light. I figured I could get away with a clip on home depot light, it worked but it was really ugly.