Good Product By Joel on 7/29/2014
Joel would recommend this product to a friend
Works as it should. Just make sure all your fittings are tight. Had a couple drips after I got it going. One fitting took a full turn to be tight. Probably the only thing that prevented the fifth star.
Great product By Stephane on 7/29/2014
Stephane would recommend this product to a friend
I had an algea outbreak and it was time for me to get into this reactor thing. Being new, it was a challenge to find something decent for my money. With that being said, I have mix feelings about this product. (i purchased the BRS GFO & Carbon Reactor – Dual with MJ1200 Pump)
- Easy to setup, BRS includes everything you need
- Quality is great!
- GFO and carbon in 1 setup/pump
- Properly setup and no leaks!
- You have to clean the canisters often as stuff gets caught in the bottom part so you have to empty the canister to clean it. which mean losing your media and having to replace it. once cleaned it works great
- The pipes BRS includes are hard pipes and hard to find. I needed longer than the 3 feet they sent me so i went and purchased some at my local hardware store.. mistake. the fitters didn't 'click' in enough and had leaks all over. had to revert to the 3 foot tubing which led to me installing it in a location that i didn't really want it at.
other than that I think it's a great product overall!
Can't bit the price. By Squareface on 7/25/2014
Squareface would recommend this product to a friend
Really durable reactor. Everything is really high quality material.
Easy and effective By Jonathan on 7/16/2014
Jonathan would recommend this product to a friend
I use small amounts of carbon and gfo so that I can change bi-weekly. It comes apart easy and fast changing. Also great that you can only use one pump for both reactors.
Good product By Jim on 6/27/2014
Jim would recommend this product to a friend
Works great... good quality and most importantly does not leak. It would be nice if the directions mentioned the GFO internal canister has to be inserted upside down to get the required reverse flow. I did ditch the MJ1200 and went with a manifold connection but the MJ1200 setup works ok.
Easy to set up and great price. By Reef Nerd on 6/5/2014
Reef Nerd would recommend this product to a friend
Best GFO reactor onthe market, easy to install and run within minutes.
nice product By reefer on 6/1/2014
reefer would recommend this product to a friend
Easy to setup and dial in. All needed hoses and fittings included. Ball valve makes it easy to control the flow.
Great Product By Vincent on 5/25/2014
Vincent would recommend this product to a friend
Started having nuisance algae, hooked the reactor up and kept my lights off for a couple days and it clears it right up. Thanks BRS!
Good product easy set up. By Rob on 5/20/2014
Rob would recommend this product to a friend
Bought this a few weeks ago along with the .08 carbon and high capacity GFO. Set up easier than I thought the ball valve was nice and easy to tune the cannisters where pretty heavy, one came with a little scuff at the corner but its water tight, they screww on well and it feels like pretty good quality. Pump is easy to put together and pretty quiet quick connects are very nice.
I bought this because I had a bit of a hair alge outbreak on a spot of my tank that gets a little a sun a few hours per day. I scraped the alge off the rock and it hasnt popped back up so I think its working. The water appears to be a little more clear as well which is a plus.
Overall well built, well priced, and effective and in this hobby you really cant ask for much more than that!
Best gfo/carbon reactor By Polly on 5/17/2014
Polly would recommend this product to a friend
This by far the best gfo / carbon reactor out there and the price can't be beat. You can't even build a diy one cheaper. This is the 2 ond one I've gotten now.
Great reactor By Jonathan on 5/1/2014
Jonathan would recommend this product to a friend
This is my first time using a reactor and BRS made it simple to use. Just place the media and plug in the connections and you are ready to have a better looking tank. It takes a little tweaking to get the flow just right but once you got it there is no maintenance until the media neats to be change. What also work for me is to have the reactor as parallel as possible to have a good tumble for the GFO.
Nice addition to my setup By Ej on 4/26/2014
Ej would recommend this product to a friend
This dual reactor is simple to install and makes it easy to maintain my system. I plan to plumb with hard pipe at a later date.
Great Reactor By Benjamin on 4/10/2014
Benjamin would recommend this product to a friend
I've had these up and running for a good month now with no problems. They were a little bit bulkier than I thought, and I foresee the possibility of the plastic bracket failing in the future.
Needs some tweaking to avoid clogging if you run a lot of media. By Brennen on 3/26/2014
Brennen would recommend this product to a friend
This is a nice reactor. For my 80 gallon system with standard GFO and high bio-load it is difficult to tumble standard GFO in here without it leaving the reactor into my sump. I recommend switching the carbon to run first and GFO second. Otherwise the large amount GFO tumbles into the carbon section and clogs it within two days. I had to cut out the bottom and top of the carbon section to increase flow to tumble the GFO better in the second chamber. I basically made the plastic inserts a little wider on the intake to get better flow to avoid clogging. I cut the bottom on the 2nd chamber also but left the top alone on the exit. I have it setup now to were it never clogs. There are some good YouTube video mods if you run into this challenge like I did. Always rinse the first chamber with the second chamber empty. Then take out the second chamber put in the media and rinse that chamber and your good to go. This will save you a lot of hassle. Rinsing the carbon into tumbling GFO is a bad idea if you run them reverse like I do. Also if you run this standard rinsing GFO into the carbon side will make it clog easier. Rinse them separately starting with the first chamber. Tanks over 100 gallons, use two separate reactors. Or run this with one with an additional single reactor for extra GFO. This will allow you to tumble them properly using standard grade, unless you are willing to pay extra for high grade media.
Don't over think it. Buy this one By G$ on 3/26/2014
G$ would recommend this product to a friend
It does what you need it to. Nothing stupid about the design. I powered it with an old max jet 900 I had. Works great. GFO and nitrate sponge for me. You could use it for anything I think
Easy to use By Jon on 3/21/2014
Jon would recommend this product to a friend
I bought the one with the pump. It works flawlessly. Takes a little bit getting use to dialing it in just right to get the GFO tumbling just right but once you do that it is one of the best investments I have made into my take.
Great product, good price. By Sean on 3/20/2014
Sean would recommend this product to a friend
I got the Dual reactor with Cobalt pump. Very nicely built and a great price for the entire setup. Everything you need is included.
plastic bracket does not hold. Order item # 200004 By Doug on 3/18/2014
Doug would recommend this product to a friend
When I first installed this item, the canisters were not vertically level and were on a crazy tilt. I had to stick a piece of wood behind it because the plastic bracket just gave way to to much of a bend and the liquids did not circulate as well as I wanted.
I called up BRS and they told me about item # 200004. Its a medal dual bracket that fits the dual reactor and is very sturdy. I installed it and everything is working perfectly and I don't need to worry about how well everything is mixing.
Great reactor By Judith on 3/17/2014
Judith would recommend this product to a friend
Definitely solidly built, easy to change media, and like the long hose. Wish it had a hang on the back option though.
grate product By andrew on 3/17/2014
andrew would recommend this product to a friend
I would buy from bulkreef any time and would recommend it to anyone starting off. good quality product with fast response to any questions you have. Great work guys keep it up i am looking forward on buying more in the future thanks
Perfect Reactor By James on 3/12/2014
James would recommend this product to a friend
This is the perfect reactor for any tank that uses 2 cuos or less of gfo and carbon so easy to clean and change media makes my life easier and my reef beautiful!!! Way to go BRS!!!!!
Very Nice Product By Garrick on 3/12/2014
Garrick would recommend this product to a friend
I agree with the other reviews about the bracket but it works fine. Everything was easy to install and the pump is quite.
Great reactor! By Boboe on 3/9/2014
Boboe would recommend this product to a friend
Simple reactor and easy.
easy setup, solid construction By Jwscuba on 2/20/2014
Jwscuba would recommend this product to a friend
From opening the box to water running through the system, probably less than 20 minutes. So far absolutely no issues with keeping it tuned, leaks, or flow. Also big plus was the long hoses to and from the sump to allow for a wider variety of placement.