Reactors overall impressions By Justin on 10/13/2014
Justin would recommend this product to a friend
At first I was a little concerned about using the push type fittings and their sealing abilities (just no previous experience) but they went together super easy. Make sure you push them in ALL the way. First section goes in easy, second half takes a little more pushing. Once up and running I could tell my water was a lot more clear. I also took my filstar canister out of my system now that I am using carbon & GFO how they were meant to be. A very cost effective way to rid your tank of dissolved solids and toxins.
Solid Reactor By Brett on 9/16/2014
Brett would recommend this product to a friend
Just got this a couple weeks ago so time will tell about durability but it feels solid. It's easy to work with and adjust for flow.
Really durable and complete. By Felix on 8/1/2014
Felix would recommend this product to a friend
I prefer to run 2 singles than a dual, that way i can shut one off at a time to change media. These are great quality and really impressed with small ball valve and tubing. I'm pretty ruff with these and they hold up great. Really complete out of the box to connect to plumbing of your choice.
simple no frills reactor that just plain works By Ricky on 7/16/2014
Ricky would recommend this product to a friend
I have three of these on my tanks and they are perfect for the job in the tank room. Less than 1/4 cost of other reactors I've used and a lot easier than some for maintenance. These will be used exclusively in our coral farm operation coming up this year.
Easy setup works great By MMM923 on 6/24/2014
MMM923 would recommend this product to a friend
When i decided to upgrade my refugium I figured why not add a carbon reactor. I mean after all who enjoys rinsing carbon filling a bag (as it drips across the floor) and hoping that you are getting it enough flow? Water was clear with this method but with the reactor it is MUCH more clear. The unit it sturdy, hoses could be a little longer but most people could get away with the 2 3ft lengths. I am happy with my purchase however I think about the times I have "cheaped" out in this hobby and it always bites me - for a few bucks more I could have had the dual... Oh well, the single and dual are priced cheap enough so unlike many other times I have "cheaped" out this time wont cost me as much. Im the past I could rinse nearly any brand of carbon and it always seemed to have "fines" in it. This reactor hooked to a maxi 1200 took less than 1 gallon of water to go from black to grey to clear (just like they show in the video). Great product BRS!
Awesome Reactor By Michael on 6/17/2014
Michael would recommend this product to a friend
Run a mix of GFO and activated carbon, will most likely upgrade to sister model of duel reactors once I get a bigger tank. Must have for all your water clarity needs!
Great Product By Dave on 5/31/2014
Dave would recommend this product to a friend
I'm incredibly happy with my reactor. It's versatile and extremely effective. I saw a major difference in my water quality by the next day. Easy to put together and easy to refill. I'm going to buy a couple more for my other tanks.
Like a tank By Taia on 5/21/2014
Taia would recommend this product to a friend
BRS keeps up the heavy duty theme! This really pleased me with how heavy it is, it feels like a drop to a tile floor wouldn't even faze it. The kit is well thought out, easy to assemble, and includes everything you'll need. I didn't buy the version with the pump, but I'm sure it would be just as sturdy. The quick connects make me wish they came in larger sizes so I could plumb my whole tank that way. Whatever you do, don't misplace the wrench! It's really hard to get the lid off with out it, that being said, it also doesn't leak a drop.
Heavy By Devon on 5/19/2014
Devon would recommend this product to a friend
This is just a filter canister from the BRS RO units. The outer canister is very heavy.
The included tubing is not very flexible.
I would definitely recommend using a Cobalt MJ1200 with this filter. It is much less loud than a Mag Drive 3 and the flow is fine.
Loud maxijet but good reactor By Christopher on 5/12/2014
Christopher would recommend this product to a friend
This was my first reactor I have ever used and my only complaint is the maxijet being loud every now and then. Every week or so I get a pretty decent vibrating noise out of it but other than that this thing works really well.
Nice Reactor, Great Results, Pump is a Bit Strong By Woodrow on 5/6/2014
Woodrow would recommend this product to a friend
Regarding effectiveness: I purchased the reactor to battle a sudden (but persistent) onslaught of algae. Within two weeks, I no longer had algae growing on the sand. As an extra bonus, several of my SPS and LPS started growing much more quickly as well. I've had the reactor running about a month or so, and the tank continues to improve. Great stuff!
Regarding the product quality: The reactor is built nicely, and the kit comes with everything you need to get set up. My one (minor) complaint is that the included pump seems way overpowered. I have to throttle the valve back to the almost closed position to keep the GFO from tumbling like crazy. With the valve closed that much, I have some concern about the pump's longevity. That is, however, a minor concern.
Great! By Shawna on 5/1/2014
Shawna would recommend this product to a friend
This reactor is easy to set up and use, water is as clear as can be. Thanks BRS for another great product.
Great product By Ante on 4/28/2014
Ante would recommend this product to a friend
This is another awesome product by BRS. Easy wet up and well built. Remover if you when you run the reactor or punt new media in it to was the media out so no dust get into your display
Great and can't beat the price! By Monica on 4/25/2014
Monica would recommend this product to a friend
I was buying chemipure elite every few months and realized it's cheaper if I buy a reactor and some carbon and gfo. Well I did and haven't regretted it since. Great construction, no leaks, can take a licking if it bangs up against ur stand or where ever u place it. Easy to use and I just love it.
Excellent! By Eli on 4/3/2014
Eli would recommend this product to a friend
Reactor is extremely well built and you can't lose at that price. Great option for a reactor.
Great Product By Nicholas on 3/25/2014
Nicholas would recommend this product to a friend
I run GFO/Carbon together and this product makes it very easy to have them tumbling accordingly. I would highly recommend this!
I like it! By Steve on 3/19/2014
Steve would recommend this product to a friend
I love the BRS reactor, it's well built and seems to be made to last - the cartridge though is just OK. I don't like how difficult it is to get the top off. The little pin sticking out of the top is not very easy to get a good grip on and I hate using tools to pull on it for fear of it breaking. Having said that, I still think it's worth 4 stars!
great for the money! By Kris on 3/18/2014
Kris would recommend this product to a friend
I bought just the reactor, no pump. I have three of these now that I use for various media. I really like them and the price is right!
Very helpful unit By Jake on 3/13/2014
Jake would recommend this product to a friend
I was having an issue with cyano bacteria. Thankfully, after doing some research, I came across this nifty unit. Not only is it well priced but I love the fact that it is bulk reef supplies own model because you know when you are buying something from them, it'll be a quality product. Love the adjustable features as well as the online calculator, that makes for a perfect gfo system!
Good Reactor, beware of pump By Bryan on 3/7/2014
Bryan would recommend this product to a friend
The reactor does what it should. The MJ1200 pump however went out in three months. My advice is to get the reactor, buy your own pump.
Good, but not perfect... By Michael on 3/2/2014
Michael would recommend this product to a friend
So, these things are pretty awesome. I have to admit that I haven't used any of the other skimmer models (other than the aqua-gadget for the Nani Nuvo 16), but this thing is inexpensive and easy to use. It is a little cumbersome if you don't trim any excess to your hoses, and even then you might want to buy some elbow fittings to make it easier to place the pump and return where you want. No biggie, though. The reason it gets three stars is because with every one of these that I own, only half of the cartridge gets flow. When I tumble GFO I can only get stuff on one side moving. This makes me wonder if I'm not utilizing all the GFO I'm using, and that's a big waste of money...and extremely irritating. This is something that BRS should address, either by letting us know that it's no by deal and the flow seems greater on the intake side, or lets us know it's not supposed to do that so I know o get a replacement cartridge.
Great product! By barby on 2/24/2014
barby would recommend this product to a friend
Product is very easy to install and I recommend it as it has eliminated 95% of the algae problem I had in my tanks. I have recently purchased #2 more. Thank you!!!
Built to last By Bryan on 2/3/2014
Bryan would recommend this product to a friend
Very easy to install the single reactor using my own pump. Comes with valve (which you will need) and all plumbing which makes a hassle free install.
great By kevin on 1/19/2014
kevin would recommend this product to a friend
this is a great reactor i use it for my gfo simple to setup and use
Cheap price, cheap product By Dan on 1/18/2014
Dan wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
Bought 2 of these pumps and reactors to run GFO in 2 of my 4 tanks. As of start up both pumps were working fine. Within 24 hours one of the pumps already crapped out. I had to go to my LFS and I grabbed a marine land pump which is working great. The 2nd pump yes is still working, but its loud and vibrates. I've tried a few different location installs in my sump but its still noticeably loud. And I mean noticeable. The reactor is great though. Price is great on the reactors. They are sturdy and easy to mount. I love BRS but please get rid of these garbage pumps. I'd rather spend a little more money for a quality pump that doesn't break within a day or vibrate my whole tank sump and stand
Awesome reactor kit By Vince on 1/14/2014
Vince would recommend this product to a friend
I bought this single reactor kit for my 29 Biocube. I had some issues opening up the media canister but after a quick call to customer service I was told to pry one of the tabs with a flat head screw driver and it popped it right off!
Another consideration is the amount of tubing included is perfect if you are mounting this in a sump, if you do not have a sump I recommend getting extra tubing to reach your tank, I ended up getting around 12 feet to run the reactor in my BC29 stand make sure you get the MUR-LOK brand tubing from this site or you WILL get leaks! Do not try to use large airline tubing it WILL leak, I also recommend the black colored tubing for added looks.
I suggest a the Cobalt MJ1200 pump filters
Good quality, but wasn't what I was looking for... By Nathan on 1/13/2014
Nathan would recommend this product to a friend
I was hoping this reactor would be more flexible and able to move around easier. Unfortunately, the hoses are super stiff and the quick connect system doesn't allow for easily swapping out standard hoses with more flexible hoses.
The build quality is great though!
No Complaints By Dustin on 1/10/2014
Dustin would recommend this product to a friend
Better than the competition! No leaks, easy to put together. Solid construction. I have no complaints at all. I would order again and recommend to anyone.
real nice reactor By Theodore on 1/5/2014
Theodore would recommend this product to a friend
Easy to set up and easy to refill. Along with high capacity gfo it took my phosphates from .5 to undetectable with salifert test kit.
Works great for the price By Stephen on 1/1/2014
Stephen would recommend this product to a friend
I added one of these running GFO to my aquarium about a year ago when I couldn't get rid of my hair algae. I installed it running off of a manifold from my main pump. The next day almost all of the hair algae was gone! Amazing!
I run this reactor all the time and love it. The only draw back is that the flow doesn't stay consistent enough to keep the media bubbling properly at the top. Every day I boost it just a bit to get rid of any channeling and settle it back down to a good flow. Next morning, the GFO isn't moving at all.
For the price and for what it does I don't really mind the thirty seconds it take me to reset it. Some days I forget, some days I don't. Either way it has kept my algae away and for that I love it.
A must have for a saltwater tank By butterflyx8i8x on 12/30/2013
butterflyx8i8x would recommend this product to a friend
I love this product!!! I was having trouble with lots of algae in the tank. It's been up for a week now and I'm dealing with less algae in my tank. Works really good.
Great product By brian on 12/19/2013
brian would recommend this product to a friend
Ordered this unit for corbon/gfo mix unit works perfectly easy to install and change media
Great product and well built By Quinnchero on 12/18/2013
Quinnchero would recommend this product to a friend
This is one of those no brainer purchases for me. You cannot beat the amount of benefit to water quality compared to the price you pay. Running GFO only, this reactor runs circles around anything else even remotely close to this price range, carbon is slightly less successful. The whole kit gives you literally everything you need out of the box to be up and running in minutes, with results that will make you wonder why you waited so long.
Take my advice on this side note though: BRS brand GFO is way too dusty and a majority of the product is wasted, thus actually costing you way more than a higher end brand.
excellent By grisel on 12/5/2013
grisel would recommend this product to a friend
easy to intalls good price bulk reef thank you for the videos. facil de instalar y buen precio y facil bulk reef graciaspor los videos facil para seguir intruciones
Simple solution to your phosphate problem By Mrehfeld on 11/23/2013
Mrehfeld would recommend this product to a friend
This product is super easy to install and dropped my phosphates from 0.36 to 0.04 in 3 days! That's pretty awesome, I highly recommend this product.
good buy By Dustin on 11/21/2013
Dustin would recommend this product to a friend
running this for over a year and still no issues. you cant beat the pump reactor combo price.
Best out there By Mario on 10/3/2013
Mario would recommend this product to a friend
Bought a single reactor for my 46g reef tank and bought some GFO to go into it. Works great and lowered my levels within a week of use! Would recommend to anyone who's trying to decide on buying.
Solid By Jeff on 10/1/2013
Jeff would recommend this product to a friend
Another well built product. Easy to use and worked for the few different ways I put in the media. Currently using the carbon on top between pads and GFO tumbling below. The hose is stiff so may want to pick up some plumbing parts if flexibility needed for some applications.
Awesome Reactor By Dave on 9/21/2013
Dave would recommend this product to a friend
I have a Single and a Dual Reactor and both of them are great. Solid built, easy to use, high quality, and no issues
Well Made By Todd on 9/14/2013
Todd would recommend this product to a friend
I was surprised for the price what a nice setup this is. Includes everything you need.
Good for GFO, So-so for carbon... By Frank on 9/11/2013
Frank would recommend this product to a friend
This reactor has a nice build quality at an attractive price point. It is easy to install and to perform maintenance on.
I have run this reactor with GFO, carbon, and a GFO/Carbon mix. Running just plain GFO this reactor performs flawlessly.
Running carbon or a GFO/carbon mix proves to be somewhat difficult. The sponges that hold the media tend to wear out after only a couple of uses. This lets the media become loose in the chamber and lets space in between the media which you do not want while running carbon.
While I would not recommend this reactor for just running carbon, I think it is a fine GFO Reactor. At the price it is hard to beat!
good product but not enough flow gph By JasonandSarah on 9/3/2013
JasonandSarah wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
overall it seemed like a good product but you have to dial it down so much with gfo that you aren't running much water through it at all they say you can grind up the gfo so you don't want it tumbling in there too much I've never heard that from another phosphate reactor? maybe I'm doing something wrong? but I watched the video and read the instructions so for now I'm kinda having buyers remorse and wishing I went with a different reactor
excellent product By ALEX on 8/28/2013
ALEX would recommend this product to a friend
The easy installation and effectiveness is a big plus. you cannot go wrong with product, it literally took me 5 minutes to install and another 5 minutes to prep the media.
Should have done it sooner By Tom G on 8/12/2013
Tom G would recommend this product to a friend
Not trying to repeat what everyone else has already started but these things are easy to set-up and use, just follow the instructions given and you won't have a problem.
Mixed reviews about the double unit had me nervous so I chose to use 2 single independent units so both could be fed individually. I couldn't be happier with the results. Filling and flushing is quick and painless, adjustments are a snap and noticeable results are seen within hours.
If you are still on the fence about purchasing, wait no longer, ownership is the best side.
My 2 cents,
easy instal By joshua on 7/28/2013
joshua would recommend this product to a friend
just got it in the mail had it set up and running in less than 15 min.
very nice quality By michael on 7/4/2013
michael would recommend this product to a friend
nice quality reactor, easy to hang bracket, and includes everything to hook it up to your setup. very solid canister just like the rodi units from brs.
A must have for your tank By Chavinpat on 6/12/2013
Chavinpat would recommend this product to a friend
This thing works wonder. Built to last. I'm using it to run GFO. I wish I ordered the dual reactor. Set up was easy. The flow can easily be adjusted. My problem with algae will be solved (phosphates near or zero).
Solid By tim on 6/3/2013
tim would recommend this product to a friend
Seems very solid, well made product. Impressed with overall quality compared to some other flimsy reactors I've seen.