Well built but cumbersome to maintain By Andy on 3/16/2015
Andy wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I have this installed in my 75 gal. reef tank's sump. Installation was not easy and had to call support line, which was helpful. Hoses are almost impossible to disconnect once attached. The thread design makes it cumbersome to replace the media and the included wrench is not helpful if you have this in the sump. Why not an user friendly hinge lid? Finally, I did not see any improvement in my fish or corals since I have this working with a mixture of carbon and GFO.
Good Product By JamesReef on 3/16/2015
JamesReef would recommend this product to a friend
Very nice package - only thing I could complain about is the amount of hose that comes in the kit, too short to use. If you buy this make sure to buy extra hose to install.
Exactly what I needed By Simiakos on 3/15/2015
Simiakos would recommend this product to a friend
My first reactor. Seems to be working fine and it was incredibly easy to install. Everything was included and was simple even for a novice like myself.
Sleek Design By TAMUKProdigy on 3/11/2015
TAMUKProdigy would recommend this product to a friend
I appreciate the sleek design. The model is efficient, well made and aesthetically pleasing.
Great reactor stiff hoses By RP709 on 3/10/2015
RP709 would recommend this product to a friend
This is a great reactor, simple set up and reliable operation, why in the world BRS would think 2 sections of 3' hose would be enough for any install confuses me. The 'deluxe' version comes with the same short inflexible hose as all other versions. If its deluxe the hose should be to, anyway I ordered 10' of extra hose knowing 3' wouldn't even make it to the sump, and while it was long enough it is the same rigid style that comes with the reactor. I would think BRS would have something a bit more flexible for installs, this stuff will not make turns, thankfully BRS includes extra 90's because you will need them to make a tight turn. All in all while I do complain about the hose selections and lack of other options on site, the reactor is really good. It functions perfectly, is easy to get the flow set right for GFO, and has not let me down yet. The pressure valve makes media changes easier and the canister is of excellent quality. The push lock connectors are leak free, and the swivel ports help with the stiff hose.
BRS GFO & Carbon Reactor – Deluxe with MJ1200 Pump By Tim on 3/7/2015
Tim would recommend this product to a friend
I installed this unit today. Installation was easy.
Terrific Product By MarkO on 2/28/2015
MarkO would recommend this product to a friend
Well built. Easy to change out media. Use for GFO.
Complete kit By Tony on 2/26/2015
Tony would recommend this product to a friend
I purchased the deluxe reactor to use on my 75 gallon reef. Very well built and everything I needed was included. I use it with a mix of GFO and carbon. Did not mind the stiffer tubing as it stays in place better for my application.
AMAZING ! By KONQUEST on 2/5/2015
KONQUEST would recommend this product to a friend
After trying 2 of these out ,these reactors are the best , super silent pumps , sleek, very strongly built ,very easy maintenance ,and all my algae is gone and phosphate dropped to ZERO in just 2 days with GFO AND ROX CARBON , thank you brs !
Amazing Product! By Alex on 2/5/2015
Alex would recommend this product to a friend
I love BRS, they are just the tops in everything. Great pricing, on a great product! It's well made and does just what it supposed to. Easy to set up, easy to run!
Works great! By Tori on 2/4/2015
Tori would recommend this product to a friend
I have this running with a MJ1200, dialed back just a bit, just moving the media a smidge. It was easy to set up, and very easy change the media.
Great product By nay on 1/19/2015
nay would recommend this product to a friend
This is the first reactor i've ever purchased, i can't honestly say its the best, but it surely was easy to install, has not given me any headaches and BRS can assist with any questions or install videos available online.
Graat Product By DjLivewire on 1/13/2015
DjLivewire would recommend this product to a friend
Everything about this product was great. The size of the canister was perfect and super easy to hook up. Product is very durable.
excited to see what happens By konquest on 1/12/2015
konquest would recommend this product to a friend
Ive been battling crazy algae for about 3 months and killed all my sps and half of my lps ,ive been using a via aqua poly reactor and it is just as horrible as the algae, after reading so many good reviews about this reactor, seems like this is the easiest and best reactor from brs, I just ordered 2 of these with pumps ,one for gfo & one for brs ROX carbon ,cant wait to see what happens !!! I will definantly post again when I see what the results are like !
very nice By yellowtavern on 12/24/2014
yellowtavern would recommend this product to a friend
This is currently running gfo and it works great no problems
Great Product By David L on 12/22/2014
David L would recommend this product to a friend
I have purchased several Reactors and I find the deluxe to perform the best. The pressure button at the top is worth every extra penny. I have replaced all of the old models with the deluxe model. Thank you BRS
Great unit By recongunny on 12/19/2014
recongunny wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
This unit works great except you have to replace the hoses with ones that are more flexable. The ones that come with unit tend to kink if the bend is to sharp.
Good Product By Andrew on 12/2/2014
Andrew would recommend this product to a friend
A lot larger then i expected, but in the end exactly what i am looking for. Currently running both GFO & carbon mixed and seams to be working well. Very solid and sturdy construction.
exelent By Nelson on 11/28/2014
Nelson would recommend this product to a friend
been running for about 5 months, easy to install, clean, very resistant material, quiet pump, and great looking finish with the black since my stand is black blends nice and looks sharp.
Very much like this reactor By Travis on 11/18/2014
Travis would recommend this product to a friend
Enjoy this reactor. It's easy to install and to use. Actually surprised me how quite it is with the pump MJ1200 pump. The reactor is well built and can see it lasting along time. Have to say that the hose and connections could have been better but the rest was good enough for me to still give 5 stars.
Excellent & Easy to Install Reactor By Ryan on 11/12/2014
Ryan would recommend this product to a friend
As with other BRS products, I would highly recommend this product for a few reasons: 1. effectiveness, 2. ease of install, and 3. video back-up to assure confidence in product purchased. Measurable phosphates prior to installation, were already low - below 1.0. However, after the reactor we have been able to decrease the phosphate level to 0.25 according to the Salifert Test Kit. We are very pleased with the ease of changing media due to the removeable media cartridge! The only negative comment, would be that the tubing that came with this reactor was stiff & not pliable; however, it is still a 5-star product.
Another brs success By jeremy on 11/1/2014
jeremy would recommend this product to a friend
Everything you want this to to do, it will do in spades. Attractive. And built to last. The options of use are a plus. And the cost makes this buy a no Brainer.
Works very well By Orlando on 9/29/2014
Orlando would recommend this product to a friend
I used this with both gfo and carbon media. Works great, but make sure you push those hoses in all the way!
pump leaked voltage.... By jonathan on 9/27/2014
jonathan wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
i bought this reactor set. the reactor is top notch, and i would buy it again. the pump.... not so much.
i had my reactor / pump set running on my 75g for 7 months, when i started having coral die. i lost most of my sps and a dozen ricordia. i tested, and found i had voltage in my tank!!!
the pump leaked 110 v into my tank!!! i tossed it, and bought a dc pump. i ran the return, reactor, and skimmer off the same dc pump. several months later, i once again have sps and ricordia thriving.
so... reactor is great, but the pump tazed my tank....
the reactor is the only reason i gave it any stars. i lost a bunch of beautiful coral and money because of that pump.
i would buy the reactor again.... and toss the pump....