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.
well built By AC on 5/15/2013
AC would recommend this product to a friend
It’s a bit bulky for a reactor but works good.
If you need a quality reactor - look here By svtcobra on 5/13/2013
svtcobra would recommend this product to a friend
Ordered for carbon and GFO for new setup. For the price, the quality cannot be beat.
Excellent reactor By Jay on 4/28/2013
Jay would recommend this product to a friend
Super easy to set up and use love Brs
nice way to gfo By sal on 4/23/2013
sal would recommend this product to a friend
i plumbed it into my return line wich was an over size pump and is working great love it
Great product and high quality! By Dave on 4/11/2013
Dave would recommend this product to a friend
This reactor is made of high quality and comes with everything needed to set it up. Very simple concept, basically a water filter housing. The only improvement which would be nice to see in the future is the media cartridge to have the ability to remove the bottom strainer and not just the top. This way you can "pack" the filter media easier to the top of the cartridge when running mixed carbon/gfo so you don't get the tumble effect. Everything else is perfect and for the price you can't beat and this product definitely out performs the other name brand reactors for fraction of the cost!
Very well built By Shawn on 4/11/2013
Shawn would recommend this product to a friend
Super easy to install, very well built made to last, easy to adjust. I run GFO in mine and it has cut my phosphates down to dam near 0ppm
Easy By Chris on 3/26/2013
Chris would recommend this product to a friend
Simple to assemble, easy to use. Exactly what i needed.
Great product, built very well, great buy By Jon-Michael on 3/21/2013
Jon-Michael would recommend this product to a friend
Installed this on a 37 gallon grow out tank and have had zero problems with it. Bought it as a Gfo reactor with brs Gfo and the pump. The best true plug and play I have purchased and the corals are loving it. Acan and blasto's have never been this open and my zoas are reaching for the stars. Phosphates have been an issue and no they are at a constant zero. Very happy with this product. Been over a month now and still zero issues.
Buy this! By Kam on 3/15/2013
Kam would recommend this product to a friend
Very well made and easy to put together and setup.
Great Reactor Set-up By Steve on 3/5/2013
Steve would recommend this product to a friend
I have installed two of these reactors on my system. They are very easy to install and use. I can replace the media without making a mess...I highly recommend!
could not get any better By Vinny on 3/2/2013
Vinny would recommend this product to a friend
i have the dual reactor carbon/gfo i find that running carbon first then gfo works great, just dont have the gfo tumbling too fast. Great product.
Great By James on 2/28/2013
James would recommend this product to a friend
I've used these for carbon and gfo. They work great and you can't beat the price.
Great Reactor By Elisabeth on 2/22/2013
Elisabeth would recommend this product to a friend
I love this thing. I work on a lot of tanks and have seen alot of reactors in action. Most a thin plastic tubes that crack or leak in a short time. I love this reactor because its tough. Its also super easy to clean. The tubing and connectors are quality as well. I wouldn't waste my money on a "brand name" reactor.
Very good buy for the money. By Kevin on 2/19/2013
Kevin would recommend this product to a friend
Bought 2 reactors one for carbon and the other for gfo. The reactors are durable and made with very good material (dont think they will crack.) I've had them for 10 months now and definitely think i made the right decision in buying the reactors. The only advice I would give a potential buyer is to think of the fittings you will need in order to hook up the reactors to your liking. For example they give you flexible pipe with the reactors and the pump. Sure you could bend the pipe to wherever you want the water to go. However, if your going to mount the reactors you may want to buy some elbows in order to make quick bends.
great product and a great price By andrew on 2/17/2013
andrew would recommend this product to a friend
I bought this reactor for GFO, I find it to be built of quality parts and you get everything needed for installing,minus the pump. It feels super heavy duty, unlike some other reactor i have seen at the same general price point. If you looking for a reactor for GFO I don't think you kind find a better one. works exactly the way it should . I am very happy with mine.
works great... By sunny on 2/14/2013
sunny would recommend this product to a friend
This is plug and play, runs media with no problems, easy to clean and refill.
best unit yet By best unit yet on 2/14/2013
best unit yet would recommend this product to a friend
Just got the my new unit up and running and by far it the best and well built unit I have. Its a little larger than some but seems to operate much better. The GFO tumbles every nice and slow, and much more evenly than other. It also looks like it will be lees prone to leaks.
I got the kit came with pump and everything needed to get the unit up and running, and only to a few minutes.
Best quality you can get By Edward on 1/28/2013
Edward would recommend this product to a friend
I've had many reactors, and this one is by far the best quality. Really heavy duty, solid stuff. I will only use this for all of my reactor needs.
Works great with an MJ1200 pump.
Gets clogged way too easy By Aron on 1/11/2013
Aron wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I really wanted to love this reactor since I like so many products here at BRS but I simply cannot. The filter is pretty easy to install and get going and took me about 15-20 min to get fully functional. I use (the older version) MJ1200 with this reactor that seems Ok for the reactor.
My biggest complaint is how easily this reactor gets clogged...I use it mixed with GFO and Carbon and after a week I get no flow coming out of it. I do not understand because the reactor is only 1/3 - 1/2 full of media. When it gets clogged I have to take it apart and clean out the inside canister to clean it out. My next problem is the sponges that are provided are there to hold the media in the top of the canister when you are mixing GFO and Carbon. However, once the media gets wet and heavy it starts to sink and the sponge sinks down a bit making the media tumble, and making the GFO break down the carbon. This drives me CRAZY. I am an OCD kind of person and I hate everything that is not perfection. I understand this product gets glamorous reviews but it simply did not work for me. I would not recommend it.
Quality By Joseph on 1/7/2013
Joseph would recommend this product to a friend
The quality of this unit is heads and shoulders above any of the "Name Brand" Reactors. Heavier build, tighter tolerances in both the unit and its accessories.
Easy to maintain. Works awesome By Kyle on 1/2/2013
Kyle would recommend this product to a friend
Way better than the competion. so easy to change out the media, water doesnt shooot everywhere. i love it
Excellent Product! By Robert on 12/28/2012
Robert would recommend this product to a friend
Overall it is my first experience with a reactor of any kind. It is extremely simple to configure. I did not need to purchase the MJ1200 with the unit, as I had an older style. The flow from the MJ1200 is a bit heavy for a single reactor but I would think perfect for two! So might as well get the bigger option first.
Overnight my corals have began to open back up to full - my finger leather is showing great polyp extension for the first time in months. My phosphates were off the charts!
great for GFO & carbon By 241wrasse on 12/22/2012
241wrasse would recommend this product to a friend
2 of these in use - 1 for GFO, 1 for carbon. Nice design, well made, easy maintenance (don't lose the wrench!). Running BRS GFO, maintaining 0ppm phosphate. Carbon reactor using BRS "large particle lignite", tank water clean & clear, livestock happy - which is the ultimate goal.
My experience By flipper on 12/3/2012
flipper would recommend this product to a friend
I use it for gfo reacter. I Like the reacter but hate the maxi jet pump it came with. It too noisy. So if you are buying it do get the pump. I have fed mine off the main pump . And is working great.
Just what I needed.... By JERRY on 11/28/2012
JERRY would recommend this product to a friend
These units are plug and play, with everything else I have to tinker with, adjust and trial and error this component worked flawlessly. I have a double on my wish list and with my next purchase i plan on ordering one.
Works perfect By Colin on 11/25/2012
Colin would recommend this product to a friend
I bought this reactor to run GFO in my reef tank with some hair algae and it works great! easy to use and takes no brain to set up! Will be buying another to run carbon! Great product
awesome find By Mary Beth on 11/12/2012
Mary Beth would recommend this product to a friend
This product is cheap and works great. The bonus of watching BFS TV video before purchase made this the right one for us.
No brainer By Dave on 11/7/2012
Dave would recommend this product to a friend
I have 2, they are great! A little difficult to get open but for the price I can over look that.
Functional BUT... By Jeremy on 10/8/2012
Jeremy would recommend this product to a friend
I used this reactor for about a year and have no major gripes...but be careful with it on two fronts.
1. The bracket broke from unit after 6 months of use. The plastic bolts that hold it in place all failed from tightening and untightning the reactor. Perhaps I was over thightening??? I don't think I was.
2. The reactor had a tendency to clog way more quickly than other reactors I've used...make sure you place a sponge filter over the pump intake! That seemed to help (but only a little).
***I would strongly recommend the delux to avoid the issues with the mounting bracket - the delux has the bracket fused to the lid.
awesome quality reactor By mike on 10/4/2012
mike would recommend this product to a friend
great reactor for the price. such better quality than the competitors at a much better price
Built like a tank By Eric on 10/3/2012
Eric would recommend this product to a friend
Great reactor. For the price it can't be beat. Build quality is better than any of my previous reactors. Great job again BRS!
Great Reactor By Justin on 9/30/2012
Justin would recommend this product to a friend
Purchased one these for my tank to run Carbon. Combined with ROX 0.8 carbon, my tank was noticeably clearer in less than 24 hours. It is a solidly built product that is easy to install, and the media holder design makes it easy to run the right amount of carbon without causing a lot of tumbling and movement.