Does what it says maybe a little to well at first!! By Kenneth on 9/27/2013
Kenneth would recommend this product to a friend
I was surprised at how fast the Phosphates dropped and the algae died off this happened so fast that I had a tank crash that caused a panic I lost one fish a cleaner shrimp, it took a 30% water change the 5% a day for 4 days and changing out the filter socks daily they were loading up with dead algae, yes I had a algae issue prompting this purchase, I just wish I knew what to expect! I guess I experienced a mini crash? that lasted a week my levels are back to normal and the fish are happy. if you have a big issue I would suggest 1/2 the GFO recommended for your tank size to start maybe less so this does not happen to you. changing anything in your tank can have unknown effects I think my cleaning crew helped a lot " I did remove the snails and put them in a Quarantine tank for the first 2 days till I got the levels down to were I was comfortable".
i would recommend By jim on 9/16/2013
jim would recommend this product to a friend
this product is of excellent quality and comes with everything you need to install.
A must have for every reefer... By Scott on 8/24/2013
Scott would recommend this product to a friend
My setup initially had a canister (fluval 206). I swapped that for this and a hob refigium.
This is running a carbon/gfo mix on my 36 gallon. Red hair algae had been a slight issue for me with the canister. Three days after installing this and running the carbon gfo mix I'm already seeing results.
Straight forward install, easy maintenance, low cost...no downsides at all.
Like most reefers, I'm a huge fan of this reactor.
Great product By Jake on 8/9/2013
Jake would recommend this product to a friend
I've been fighting with an algea problem for a month, I had amazing results in 48 hours of installation running a carbon and gfo mixture almost all algea was gone and crystal clear water. Very well built and easy to use I highly recommend this to anyone.
Excellent for GFO or Carbon By joseph on 7/25/2013
joseph would recommend this product to a friend
I purchased this to help get rid of some hair algae. It took a few weeks but it's all gone. Lucky I bought it just in time. Going to get another one and run carbon in it.
Awesome Device! By Mitian on 7/25/2013
Mitian would recommend this product to a friend
I loved it, my tank was clouded and after a few hours I saw the difference right away. The Service is amazing I already have more stuff in my wish list...
Awesome! By Katrina on 6/17/2013
Katrina would recommend this product to a friend
I have two of these, one for GFO and one for Carbon. It's really easy to replace the filter media and with all the extras that the deluxe comes with, it makes it easy to set it up the way you want.
I would recommend this to anyone.
Bought two of these By Charles on 6/12/2013
Charles would recommend this product to a friend
Bought two of these for my 75 gallon tank. One for GFO and one for carbon. no complaints. work well, easy to use. Had to buy extra tubing but that was my own fault for putting them away from the sump.
Best reactor on the Market By drgorecki on 6/5/2013
drgorecki would recommend this product to a friend
This reactor is absolutely best. Small foot print. Nice black look. Love it!
Well built but tubing is difficult to work with By BigDubb on 6/4/2013
BigDubb would recommend this product to a friend
I bought the Deluxe with the MJ1200. Everything looked good out of the box, but when I attempted to hook up the tubing provided to the MJ1200 the two are the exact same size. I needed to use one of the pieces that came with the powerhead to join the two. Only partial water capacity is moving through the reactor. Additionally, the tubing is incredibly rigid and hard to work with.
The instructions weren't accurate either. They included steps to put the elbows on. The machined top already has these included so this is moot.
Some type of nipple or joining mechanism would be beneficial
Quality Reactor By Anh on 5/31/2013
Anh would recommend this product to a friend
Very easy to install. I bought two of these for my tank, one run GFO and the other run carbon. Took me less than 10 minutes to setup both of them. The reactor is very well made. Water clear out after first night.
Tank is crystal clear By Roger on 5/29/2013
Roger would recommend this product to a friend
I had some algea popping up nothing bad but it was a nusence. I added the Deluxe GFO reactor with the cobolt 1200 power head. The cobalt 1200 is so quit I didn't think it was working. I use a single reactor for both carbon and gfo on my 65 gallon reef tank, It is working great. I plan on adding the second treactor to seperate the carbon and gfo.
excellent for GFO and Carbon By trigger on 5/17/2013
trigger would recommend this product to a friend
I have 2. Whats more to say, they have a quality feel and operate flawlessly with GFO and Carbon. However I would not recommend this design for biopellets as the reactor clogs easily and requires regular maintenance.
Excellent! By Dan on 5/11/2013
Dan would recommend this product to a friend
Good quality reactor. Comes with mounting hardware.
Great product By oscar on 5/3/2013
oscar would recommend this product to a friend
Was having some trouble with algae, added the reactor and started to see it go away great quality
Works as Promised By Brad on 4/25/2013
Brad would recommend this product to a friend
Very easy to set up and use, with all the fittings you require. More tubing would be nice, but otherwise great.
GREAT QUALITY REACTOR By tim on 4/23/2013
tim would recommend this product to a friend
Was having phosphate issues , ordered the deluxe reactor with the help from the brs video's and easy install of this reactor took care of my problems with phosphate problems in a couple weeks, will probably get a second one to add carbon along with my gfo
Awesome reactor By bruce on 4/13/2013
bruce would recommend this product to a friend
I just set up this up as a GFO reactor and I love it. It is so easy to put together. It is very well built and feels like it could take a beating and still work. I definitely recommend it.
Great product By Patrick on 4/10/2013
Patrick would recommend this product to a friend
Easy to setup and change out media well built and the mj1200 is more than enough cant wait to see the results by using gfo
Great reactor! By Christian on 4/4/2013
Christian would recommend this product to a friend
Well built, SOLID mounting and super easy setup! Mine is mounted next to my sump, so I have next to no head pressure. I had a spare MJ1200 (same as recommended) and had to cut it back by more than half. May need a smaller pump, but that’s not much of a complaint. Just consider your mounting location before purchasing the pump to run this.
Quality product By Steve on 3/28/2013
Steve would recommend this product to a friend
The design is simple and straightforward and seems to work well. The quality is good. Only complaint is the stiffness of the tubing making it tricky to route to the best place for the pump. The extra elbow connectors help with that though.
Great value By Durff on 3/22/2013
Durff would recommend this product to a friend
Purchased two of these. Running BRS GFO in one and BRS Carbon in the other. Easy to setup, quick to change media, and simple to control. Tube is stiff, but comes with elbows. So no need to bend tube, and stronger is better IMO.
There great!!! By Durff on 3/21/2013
Durff would recommend this product to a friend
I purchased two of these, they are easy to setup and change. I'm running the BRS gfo, and carbon. My tank loves it!
it works By Brass on 3/12/2013
Brass would recommend this product to a friend
works well altho clogs up if you dont use the included sponges