BRS GFO & Carbon reactor deluxe By Toby on 2/15/2013
Toby would recommend this product to a friend
Nice unit for the price! Just make sure hoses are cut straight and firmly inserted. You could get a leak if you don't.
Great!!! By Walking Weapon on 1/24/2013
Walking Weapon would recommend this product to a friend
To Edward, just go to Home Depot and ask for some "S" hooks they will allow you to hang the reactor on you tank ....
Excellent product By CY on 12/14/2012
CY would recommend this product to a friend
Running mines with GFO & Carbon on a 50g reef only. Works like a charm. Very nice quality product like BRS RO systems.
First time GFO user By Julian on 12/6/2012
Julian would recommend this product to a friend
My API Reef Master Test Kit indicated that my phosphate levels were low. How low is hard to say because of the color match system it uses but I'd say pretty close to zero. I bought the Hanna phosphate checker and was surprised to see I had an actual phosphate level of .34. Not good. So I bought the BRS Deluxe reactor. Based on the reviews, I thought the extra $10 for the Deluxe version was worth it to have a more heavy duty upper holder/bracket plus a more see-through canister. Some reviewers complain that the hoses are very stiff. That is true but submerging them in very hot water makes them more pliable. Some reviewers had leaks. You've just got to push the hose very hard into its fittings...then no leaks. So I got it up and running in a short time. Looks like it is working good. In a few days I'll recheck my phosphate readings. Based on reviews and the BRS recommendations, for carbon use, I bought another Deluxe reactor and motor rather than combining the medias.
Awesome Reactor By Toby on 12/2/2012
Toby would recommend this product to a friend
This reactor is awesome. The tubing included is a little stiff though. I ended up using some clear polypropylene tubing. I bought the MJ1200 combo and the pump is def way more than what is needed. You could go with a much smaller pump and get the same results. Ive noticed less algae build up in a matter of just a few days. Running it with only GFO on my JBJ Nano Cube 28. Great product and well built.
Great product By Shawn on 11/30/2012
Shawn would recommend this product to a friend
Great product. You can feel the quality when holding it. I'm sure it will last for years!!!
Great reactor and easy setup By John on 11/19/2012
John would recommend this product to a friend
This has been a great add on to my tank. Very easy setup and was operational in less then 10 minutes. I would highly recommend this unit to anyone looking for a reactor.
A MUST HAVE PRODUCT! By Tom on 11/15/2012
Tom would recommend this product to a friend
I bought this to run GFO and Carbon together for my 40 gallon breeder, setup was easy, results are perfect. Had a diatom bloom on the sand before I installed it, within a day they were gone. Small and compact, hung it up under my stand. I now have two of them, one for each aquarium I own. Will be buying another.
Can't go wrong! By Jorge on 11/7/2012
Jorge would recommend this product to a friend
Very solid construction, easy to mount under the stand, takes guess work out with the pump matched to it.
The best! By William on 10/31/2012
William would recommend this product to a friend
This is the best reactor you can get for running GFO and/or Carbon. Simple to set up, bulletproof quality and a great price. This is also easy to mount below the tank in the sump. I use this to run GFO and I've never had a leak or issue.
THIS THING ROCKS!! By kewadiak on 10/25/2012
kewadiak would recommend this product to a friend
Heavy duty mounting bracket and its black!! It took me no more then 10 mins to install this reactor super easy when you buy the whole kit.
Great quality, easy to change media By Steve on 10/20/2012
Steve would recommend this product to a friend
I bought 2 of these and ran them together for carbon and GFO: the housings are thick and high quality, and hold more than the Phosban reactor, with less hassle to open and replace media.
Very nice By Edward on 9/28/2012
Edward would recommend this product to a friend
First let me say why I gave 4 instead of 5 stars. This unit is fantastic, but I wish there was the option to hang it on the edge of my sump/tank instead of having to mount it. Even if this was something that cost extra and clicks into the existing mount piece, it would be worth it to me. That said, this unit is great. Just make sure you push the tubes all the way in. It really kind of has two stops when pushing in the tube. The first time I did it, I didn't seat it in all the way (my mistake). The unit is easy to use and looks really nice. I got the pump with it, which sounded like overkill, but is really perfect IMO.
Another quality item By Andre on 9/27/2012
Andre would recommend this product to a friend
These are not cheap thin item, as soon as you pick it up they feel solid and well built.
Performance is great and just make sure everything it tight and lines are kink free before starting
Nice Design By Calvin on 9/26/2012
Calvin would recommend this product to a friend
Just got this yesterday to battle my phosphate .36 issue. The reactor appears to be high quality and looks great. Not to mention all the great accessories it came with. Wish BRS provides better hose since the ones ship is so stiff and a real pain to route. Overall a great product and cant wait to go home and test for phosphates tonight.
Works great By Steven on 9/4/2012
Steven would recommend this product to a friend
This kit is great. It comes with all of the parts needed. I plumbed two of them directly into my return line. I hung them directly over my sump so they are easy to change and any spilled water lands in the sump. The valve also works great so you can adjust the flow to get the GFO to tumble and the carbon to not.
Great reactor. By Kenneth on 8/31/2012
Kenneth would recommend this product to a friend
I appreciate having a clear view of the media in the reactor.
Amazing By Scott on 8/21/2012
Scott would recommend this product to a friend
I have had this reactor running on my 40 gallon tank for about a month now. The water clarity is amazing. The only complaint I have is no mounting screws were included. I had to take the mounting bracket to the hardware store to find the right size so it wouldn't fall. Other then that it's a great product.
Best Available By Jamie on 8/19/2012
Jamie would recommend this product to a friend
When i opened the box I could tell right off this was going to be good. The reactor is well built with seamless construction. The internal compartment makes changing media simple and clean. I use two of these, one for GFO and one for Carbon. I will not set up another system without these.
Outstanding product By Michael on 8/18/2012
Michael would recommend this product to a friend
Running GFO and carbon together; packed full and tight. Very easy to fill and set up. The instruction aren't in Chinese English; it's American made! In just two days there was a significant reduction in algae production. But the best thing is it's a great filter. I know, it wasn't intended to do this, but, my water is so clear now! I am so HAPPY I purchased this item!
Fantastic unit...fantastic value!!! By Chris on 8/15/2012
Chris would recommend this product to a friend
Just unboxed and opened this puppy... hooked up tubing... filled up resin... fired up the pump (after running about 1/2 gallon through the resin until clear), and we're off! Yep, set-up was literally THAT easy!!! The only part that wasn't easy about this set-up was the tubing it came with... a bit hard to work with, but doable. Not enough to drop a star rating, just a bit tedious on the thumbs; But man is this unit fantastic value for what you get! I definately would recommend it over purchasing the over-priced major manufacturers offerings of thinner acrylic tubes. Big thumbs up BRS!!!
Quality By Justin on 8/12/2012
Justin would recommend this product to a friend
Built like a tank, attractive design and extremely easy to dissemble. Recommended
Great Product By Bill on 8/10/2012
Bill would recommend this product to a friend
This unit set up in just a few minutes. I love the solid mounting bracket that you can hang just about anywhere. This unit will be super easy to clean and change media.
Reactor is bulletproof By Brendan on 8/10/2012
Brendan would recommend this product to a friend
The actual reactor is muy bueno. But the order should come with mounting screws and a check valve/psi gauge! Or at least the option to buy those additionally. Also! Make sure the push connect plumbing is pushed together tight! I sprung a leak when I first set one up.