DIY cannot beat this price By Aaron on 2/23/2015
Aaron would recommend this product to a friend
After making my own DIY reactor (and in no way knocking DIY), I got online and found this little beauty. It was hard to say no for the price. Fittings and valves from the depot were just as much. Put it on my own pump with a ball valve in front of the reactor, used the provided 1/2 inch flow adjuster as well, and this thing tunes in perfectly for GFO fine grain. Should have just bought this first. Hope this helps someone.
Awesome product By trav on 2/18/2015
trav would recommend this product to a friend
This is a quality piece of equipment. It's simple to install. Can set up tubing at pretty much any angle with the quick connect fitting. I would expect something of this quality to cost a lot more than it does. Would totally recommend to anyone looking for a quality reactor and a good price. The mj1200 is pretty nice too, quiet and can be mounted a bunch of different ways.
Awesome product! By Chris on 2/13/2015
Chris would recommend this product to a friend
Wrote to BRS after having a green dust algae issue in a newly established reef tank and they suggested running a GFO reactor to remove algae food (phosphates). I purchased this unit and ran a GFO/Carbon mix. Everything you need, with the exception of GFO & Carbon, comes in the box. It was very easy to setup and changes were noticeable by the next day. Thanks BRS for clearing up my algae issue!
Solid construction, Easy to setup, Pump is very quiet By Chen on 2/11/2015
Chen would recommend this product to a friend
Very easy to setup, I followed the video. The construction seems to be very solid and the pump is amazingly quiet. I actually bought the same pump separately for ATO. The tubes are not very flexible (compared to common vinyl tubes) and I was afraid of bending it too much. Not a problem for me though, just FYI.
Easy to setup and use By Mike on 2/2/2015
Mike would recommend this product to a friend
This reactor is easy to setup. The push fittings allow you to cut the tubes to the desired length and just push them into the connectors, done. It comes with an adapter that allows you to control the flow rate for your application. The canister itself is a heavy duty plastic very similar to ones used for RODI units. Over all very simple to use. I'm planning on getting a second one and would recommend it to other.
Well Built By mark on 1/29/2015
mark would recommend this product to a friend
I purchased the BRS after reading several reviews. Very nicely built and easy to get going
Easy to Install, Works Great By ScottB on 1/26/2015
ScottB would recommend this product to a friend
I bought the "BRS GFO & Carbon Reactor - Single model" to replace my Phosban Reactor for running GFO. Installation and setup where a breeze. The media cartridge makes for a no mess job. Great product at a great price.
Quality product...great value By Rick on 1/14/2015
Rick would recommend this product to a friend
This will be my 5th one of these. They are very reliable and easy set up. Well constructed...no leaks in any of them.
awesome By Brian on 1/3/2015
Brian would recommend this product to a friend
VERY good quality and design.
Good Product By Wade on 12/23/2014
Wade would recommend this product to a friend
This reactor was much heavier construction than I was expecting. Went together easy and does a job well. Adjustment was easy. It tumbles GFO nicely. Been running it a few weeks now and have no pump noise. Its already made a difference in my tank.
Excellent product By Luis on 12/22/2014
Luis would recommend this product to a friend
I received item well packed, installed in no time videos were a great help. Has been running without any leeks or problems. I had ordered the GFO and Carbon as well and and are also top quality items. Tank looks great
keep up the good work...
Easy to setup and gets the job done By Harris on 11/23/2014
Harris would recommend this product to a friend
I purchased this reactor with the MJ 1200 pump and really like how easy it was to set up and how well the product works. This is a heavy duty reactor and I don't see it breaking anytime soon. Also, the MJ pump is extremely quiet. Overall a great combination.
I like it By jmuuell on 11/10/2014
jmuuell would recommend this product to a friend
well made good price. I would recommend getting a extra ball valve if you are not using it with a sump and plan to mount it below the tank. And I would recommend a better manual
love it! By Jeremy on 10/27/2014
Jeremy would recommend this product to a friend
For the price, this is awesome! It works great, has made my tank WAAAY clearner... only thing i dont like is the plastic hanging bracket.. just feels flimsy... but aside from that.. love it!
Worth every penny! By blert on 10/27/2014
blert would recommend this product to a friend
If you need one, buy this one. Setup is cake, quality is top notch.
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.