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.