good reactor By John on 1/28/13
John would recommend this product to a friend
i have been using this product for 2 months my tank has cleared up and seems to be doing exactly what was said about it
GREAT REACTOR, GREAT PRICE By Bryce on 1/24/13
Bryce would recommend this product to a friend
This is a great reactor. I am using BRS GFO and BRS Premium ROX 0.8 carbon in mine. The thing only took a few minutes to setup and the included ball valve makes it even easier to adjust the flow rate to your liking. Do not let the low price fool you, this thing is very durable unlike some other reactors available. The MJ1200 is also a very good pump mated with this reactor. It is very quiet and offers a modest flow rate suitable for this application.
The only problem I encountered was that the included tubing was too short for my purposes as I am unable to fit the reactor under my stand (due to my sump using the whole space) and am forced to run it outside the stand. I was able to purchase some extra tubing at a local hardware store for only a few dollars though so it is only a minor inconvenience.
served me well By taylor on 1/19/13
taylor would recommend this product to a friend
this ordered this over a year ago and it has served me well. it isn't the quietest thing in the world but i think if you used it in the sump it would be.
cheap and durable By Arnel on 1/16/13
Arnel would recommend this product to a friend
Very durable and simple to set-up. I'm using a mag-drive 3 as recommended by others.
Like it! By Terrie on 1/16/13
Terrie would recommend this product to a friend
I bought this about 2 months ago. Very easy assembly and very easy to change the media when needed. I noticed a substantial improvement in water clarity and phosphates were lowered within a couple of days.
I give it a 4 because I bought the full set up with the MJ1200 pump.. it needs a better pump! Should be changing the GFO weekly and the Carbon bi weekly. However, within a couple days the GFO has settled into a solid block and the water flow through it is very slow.
GREAT PRODUCT, GREAT PRICE!! By Todd on 1/14/13
Todd would recommend this product to a friend
Very easy to install with no leaks! Ended up tapping into return pump plumbing to feed it. Very versatile, I only use GFO when needed, since I normally run carbon from one canister. Make sure to buy extra refill cartridges to make maintenence a breeze.
Great value, easy media changes By Matt on 1/13/13
Matt would recommend this product to a friend
For media that needs changes at least monthly, this style of canister makes changing out media a breeze. I would suggest buyIng a couple extra BRS media cartridges to make media changes even easier. I'm currently running this reactor with a Mag 3 pump, and you could probably go with a smaller pump because I have the flow control valve half closed. The tubing and connections provided with this product are high quality with no leaks. The only negative I can think of is the small reactor size as it relates to the amount of gfo needed for my 180 gallon reef tank. I needed to buy the high capacity gfo to be used in this reactor as there is not enough room in the reactor to hold the amount of standard gfo that would be needed.
Awesome By Jeremy on 1/10/13
Jeremy would recommend this product to a friend
I love this reactor and BRS support. The bracket tat holds the reactors broke and BRS sent me a new one, no questions asked. I have seen a great improvement in water quality with the dual reactors.
Buy this reactor By Mr. 6 on 1/7/13
Mr. 6 would recommend this product to a friend
Overall quality is very good. had to make a few modifications to keep the canisters level. Also set this up so you can run about 5 gallons into a bucket to remove the fines from GFO, also handy when doing weekly water change. I also recommend high capacity. Replace your GFO first and run off the fines into a bucket then few hours(day) later clean your carbon canister and replace your carbon. This way the reactor will stay cleaner and run more efficiently because the GFO fines tend to settle in the bottom of the carbon reactor.
Very Easy to install By Ross on 1/5/13
Ross would recommend this product to a friend
Ordered one of these with a pump as a Christmas gift for someone, they had it installed and running in their sump in under 5 minutes. I can't give an opinion about how well it works personally, but based on the opinions of the owner I would have to say it works extremely well and is a very high quality constructed piece of equipment.
I'm a bit jealous that at the time of this review the version with a pump is out of stock. I'd like to order one for myself in the future.
Great reactor. By dstachio on 12/30/12
dstachio would recommend this product to a friend
Great reactor. Works well and easy to switch out and add media. The tubing was pretty hard to work with and can vibrate sometimes but other then that awesome product.
Nice reactor, even nicer price By shaungee on 12/28/12
shaungee would recommend this product to a friend
This reactor is a breeze to setup and operate. The reactor has helped me maintain a healthy environment that I didn't feel I was getting with just water changes. The plumbing was easy to setup and the included valve makes fine tuning the reactor take only a couple seconds. Maintenance is a snap as well. Highly recommended.
Great product By Tom on 12/27/12
Tom would recommend this product to a friend
I love this product. It is a really well made and durable. The cartridges are easily changed. Overall it is an amazing product.
LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!! By Eddie on 12/26/12
Eddie would recommend this product to a friend
Bought one of these and maintenance is so easy and i was told that it is sometimes a little tricky to set up and get the flow right so the GFO can tumble and i have to say its not and im a new reefer and only been doing this for less that two months.
Good product By Chad on 12/16/12
Chad would recommend this product to a friend
I bought the combo with pump. I love these reactors and they certainly do the job. After I had a hair algae outbreak I decided to start using GFO to keep phosphate in check. My phosphate was at .73 ppm when I started, and two weeks later it was at .04 ppm.
I am not convinced on the carbon yet, but I am not sure that I would even notice a difference.
It gets 4 stars because the MJ1200 pump doesn't seem enough to keep the GFO from turning into a solid block, which decreases the overall water flow through the reactors. I would recommend a Mag-3 instead.
Excellent Investment By Tracer342 on 12/6/12
Tracer342 would recommend this product to a friend
Had no issues installing it. I have decent flow through the entire two reactors. Should have ran this system a long time ago.
Well worth the money. By Rob Coberg on 12/4/12
Rob Coberg would recommend this product to a friend
Very easy to setup and use. keeps tank healther.
way better than phos ban by two little fishes!!! By Dawn on 11/30/12
Dawn would recommend this product to a friend
Very Easy to use
Very easy to use. By joel on 11/27/12
joel would recommend this product to a friend
I bought the kit with pump and was very happy to see how easy and fast it was to setup. The whole thing is as easy to setup if you have a RO/DI setup already. After buying this one I purchased the single for my freshwater tank.
gets the job done By Ali on 11/12/12
Ali would recommend this product to a friend
cant complain easy to setup and they have a nice reef calculator tell you amount of gfo or carbon to use. fits nicely besides my sump and for this price every reefer should have one.
awesome product By Joseph on 10/28/12
Joseph would recommend this product to a friend
This product is great. It is easy to use and with added pump sold with it works great. I have a 210 with 90 gallon sump half full. This holds exactly the rite amount of GFO I need 2 cups but no extra room.
Easy to set up. Great price. Must have
Quality Construction - Fair Price By Calvin on 10/26/12
Calvin would recommend this product to a friend
Over-all i would say this is a fine dual reactor that gets the job done. I would however recommend a larger pump than the MJ 1200.
Great product!...... But..... By Jeremy on 10/23/12
Jeremy would recommend this product to a friend
I ordered the duel reactor to run on my 75 gal mixed reef. Love the reactor but the maxi jet 1200 was a bad overkill. I had it dialed over 3/4s of the way off to get it to stop blowing the gfo everywhere. I guess it just depends how high u mount it. My reactor is just above my sump so it didn't have far to go. Also one other thing is that I plan to separate them and add a splitter on my pump so I can control their flow individually. Other than that, I love it.
Can't go wrong! By WiscReefer on 10/9/12
WiscReefer would recommend this product to a friend
Purchased the dual carbon and GFO reactor with pump. In about an hour it was locked and loaded. After using for a couple weeks of use there is a difference. My water is crystal clear and no phosphates!
Sooooo Easy! By Anthony on 10/5/12
Anthony would recommend this product to a friend
This ractor is so easy to use and only one pump to mess with too!
Less hassle By Jeremy on 10/3/12
Jeremy would recommend this product to a friend
This is built nicely and its so nice not making a mess when changing media now.
Amazing Product By Tyler on 10/3/12
Tyler would recommend this product to a friend
The BRS dual reactor was one of the first, "real" pieces of grown up aquarium gear that I ever got. Instantly, my water was clear, and phosphates were way down. I run Rox Carbon, and GFO. The reactor is quiet, easily adaptable to most pumps, and never clogs or leaks. I have several of them on my tanks, and I would never go with anything else.
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george would recommend this product to a friend
System works. My gfo doesnt evenly tumble, especially after a few days of use and worse as the time goes on untill I change the media. When it comes time to change the media I feel like i'm going to break the bracket that holds them together everytime I try to twist off a canister lol. I wish I didnt have to tighten it that tight (leaks other wise). I do have to say my phosphates are low so I cant complain because the system is doing what it's made to do and for the price you cant beat it. I would recommend this product to someone on a budget not able to buy a high dollar reactor (me)
Great product! By Keith on 9/28/12
Keith would recommend this product to a friend
I am really happy I purchased this one. I thought for the price it had to be junk,I was very wrong.
very nice By irene on 9/26/12
irene would recommend this product to a friend
nice keeps the g f o and cordon separate easy to replace gfo and carbon gust twist and and toss
Inexpensive and high quality By Gerardo on 9/25/12
Gerardo would recommend this product to a friend
Been using for 2 weeks now and no phosphates. Easy to install. Literally minutes. Love it.
High Quality, Easy installation! By Daniel on 9/20/12
Daniel would recommend this product to a friend
These reactors couldn't make running carbon and GFO any easier! I installed mine using my T off my return and moderate flow with the included valve. Works great! The quality of the components used to assemble this reactor are superb! I highly recommend this product to anyone looking for an easy way to run carbon and GFO on their tank. I do recommend that you purchase a few extra cartridges to quick and easy media changes!
Great and easy to use By Greg on 9/17/12
Greg would recommend this product to a friend
Very easy to use and for the price it's a steal!
Pretty Good By greg on 9/15/12
greg would recommend this product to a friend
The best part IMO is the space it saves by combining the two reactors into one. So far Ive had great results, but like someone else said I might go bigger than the 1200 for the pump, especially when you have the valve to fine tune the flow
Be Careful By Jeffrey on 9/11/12
Jeffrey would recommend this product to a friend
I recieved my reactor and it was good quality material except for the hoses and the 90 degree elbow and pump connectors. I installed the system according to the instructions and made sure everything was tightend and hoses put in correctly but when I started the system to do the initial flush of the media the connectors of the hoses on the 90 degree elbows and connector for the pump to hose began to leak and spray all over. It took about 4 to 5 attempts of before I finally got the connectors to stop leaking and it's still sketchy. I think it's due to the hardness of the hoses that it doesn't make it a snug fit. Bulk Reef should look into some more flexible hosing and a better connectors for the hoses. I still feel that there may be a leak if I touch the reactor slightly whcih isn't very comforting. Other than that everything else seems to work properly but could use a better connection in the hose and pump area.such as putting a barb connectors instead of using the same type of connectors for the RODI systems and more flexible hosing. It just doesn't seem to work right with what's given. I would recommend this produt to someone as the vaule and matrial is good with the exception of the connectors. Which I'm thinking it's just mine.
GFO & Carbon Reactor - Dual By Timothy on 9/10/12
Timothy would recommend this product to a friend
This was a wonderful addition to keeping my tank clean. It cleared up great.
Easy Use By Devlon on 9/10/12
Devlon would recommend this product to a friend
The dual reactor is easy to set up, clean, and refill. Highly recommended
good product By VAL on 9/7/12
VAL would recommend this product to a friend
I have been running this reactor for awhile now, easy set up and reliable, and good price..
Not Bad By Eric on 9/6/12
Eric would recommend this product to a friend
For the money this is a great reactor. I personally had issues with particles/detritus getting traped in the reactor and decreasing flow. I would recomend a larger pump than the MJ1200, but thats just my two cents.
Great reactor By paul on 9/6/12
paul would recommend this product to a friend
I like it but the only bad thing is that if you accidently move or touch the hose it will leak. Im not sure if mine is defected
Great Product By Ronald on 9/5/12
Ronald would recommend this product to a friend
I love the fact that I can run GFO and Carbon at the same time in one reactor with less hassle. It is quite large but what do you expect with 2 reactors, the changing of media is made simple with the new canister setup. Love It!
Great By David on 9/4/12
David would recommend this product to a friend
This is probably my most important piece of equiptment. This keeps my 90 gal clean.
easy setup and works great By nicholas on 8/29/12
nicholas would recommend this product to a friend
I set this up on my 75 gallon system. Mounted in the stand above the sump running gfo on the first side and 3 bags of purigen in the 2nd side. it polishes the water nicely and the pump is more than strong enough even with 2 feet of head.
Best GFO Reactor Hands Down!! By Chris on 8/28/12
Chris would recommend this product to a friend
Very easy to setup and utilize. The change to clear media canister makes it very easy to see if your media is tumbling at the proper rate or not. My water is as clear as its ever been and my phosphates are at a consistent 0. Another great BRS product!
great dual reactor By kenny on 8/25/12
kenny would recommend this product to a friend
I have used my dual BRS reactor now for approximately seven months....I have a 70 G reef tank. My water is crystal clear and my phosphates are next to nothing...me and my corals love the dual reactors.....
Awsome reactor! By Jocelyn on 8/24/12
Jocelyn would recommend this product to a friend
This reactor is quality. I was debating sharing the GFO and Carbon in the one chamber reator, but Im SOOO glad I went with the dual chamber. Changing out media is simple. It takes me literally 5 minutes or less. After handling this reatcor for 2 minutes you can tell its quality. BRS provided everything I needed to hook up my reactor. Thank you! I have never had and issue, leak, anything with this product and would reccomend it to anyone.
Good product needed some tweaking By Wes on 8/16/12
Wes would recommend this product to a friend
I had some similar problems with clogging as some other reviewers have had. I found a solution however and now they are running great with no problems at all. The bottom of the media canister i had to open up those plastic rings so they allowed more flow through. I took a phillips head screwdriver and basically pried and broke those rings apart, as that is where the clogging is happening. I did the same for the plastic ring that goes on the top over the top sponge. A little unorthodox but its working great now.
works great By Thomas on 8/16/12
Thomas would recommend this product to a friend
I really like this reactor. Hangs nicely on the back of my stand and I'm able to change out each media seperately as required.