Super nice quality and effective! By Ronstopbl on 3/4/2014
Ronstopbl would recommend this product to a friend
I haven't seen quality like this in a long time! Very well made and sturdy to boot. Easy to assembles and maintain. Using GFO only right now to start due to algae problem/phosphates-no problem now! Gonna try carbon/GFO mix just for trials sake. Definitely a must have!
much better put together By peter on 3/3/2014
peter would recommend this product to a friend
I have 2 little fishes 550 reactors, and I thought to try this one out for my 30 gal bio cube. this one from brs is much better put together. makes changing media easier as well.
Solid By Yellow sand on 2/24/2014
Yellow sand would recommend this product to a friend
This piece of equipment is very strong and solid. Easy to use and comes with almost everything. I would have to suggest to add the connector to use on another pump. It was a PITA finding the correct connector to fit both the piping and my pump. For the price of this unit, an additional connector should be included. I do like the reactor, and best of all it can be adapted to current equipment without having to supply electricity to another piece of equipment.
sturdy and well built By Brandon on 2/21/2014
Brandon would recommend this product to a friend
Just received mine a few days ago and i love it. Well built and easy to assemble. I purchased with the mj1200 and is absolutely silent.
unbelievable By bsteelz on 2/9/2014
bsteelz would recommend this product to a friend
Works amazingly and is extremely well built. The price does not reflect the build quality as I would pay twice as much for the same unit
Solid, great initial opinion By SteadyC on 1/13/2014
SteadyC would recommend this product to a friend
I just installed this 3 days ago on my main tank, I am running both GFO and carbon mix, as described in their video. I am really happy to consolidate two reactors into a single one. This thing is solid, and my initial opinion from just deploying it is very positive. The included hoses are solid, don't flex at all really so you have to work with them and you need to wiggle and push while you insert into the push connectors to make sure you get them in all the way. I was pushing quite hard, wasn't going in any further, then I wiggled a little bit and the hose went in a bunch further. The sizes seem to be 1/2 inch outer diameter, as compared to hoses you buy at a hardware store that are 1/2 inner diameter, 5/8 inch outer diameter. Bottom line is, they might not match up to plumbing you have, if you are hoping to tee off of plumbing you already have, which I did. Had to make some adjustments to get this plumbed.
great product great price By turbotone on MR on 1/12/2014
turbotone on MR would recommend this product to a friend
I've purchased 4 of these for 2 different tanks.. 3 go on my 75 with the mj1200 pumps.. one for biopellets that i haven't ran yet . one for carbon which works like a charm and one for gfo .. i would recommend for you to purchase extra reusable cartridges and pads to make the swap of carbon media a breeze.. also do not run any pads with the gfo.. great reactors i must say… pumps are more then enough to push water through.. this is a great investment..
Nice economy reactor By Denise on 1/11/2014
Denise would recommend this product to a friend
I got this for my 75 gallon reef that has been having issues with water clarity. It was easy to set up though the tubing is a bit stiff and doesn't always go where you want. It seems to work well. I am only running carbon in it right now. The water clarity has not improved quite as much as I hoped it would but it has been set up for less than a week so hopefully that will improve with time.
Great reactor By dcw1sfu on 1/7/2014
dcw1sfu would recommend this product to a friend
Been using for about a week now and mixing Brs gfo and carbon in it. My water is already looking clearer and has brought my phosphates down. The build quality is excellent, couldn't be happier.
Excellant By Mel on 1/6/2014
Mel would recommend this product to a friend
Very solid construction. This unit is plug and play, contained all the parts needed to hook it up right out of the box.
Nice little reactor By Steve on 1/5/2014
Steve would recommend this product to a friend
I use for GFO on my 179 Gallon system. I like the ultra clear body and media champers. Great for tuning the flow. The inner media chamber did cloud up from the bottom to just above the media level. But I think some dilute HCl or LimeAway will clear that up. I'm guessing it is precipitated carbonate. The pump is just the right size. I really like the John Guest fittings and with BRS including the ball valve was a nice touch (Thanks!). I use the valve to adjust the flow to get the bed really churning and then back off until the bed is just moving slightly throughout and at top. I was using a sock for GFO, but if I did use my hand to move it around every day or two, it would become one big massive chunk. That is not happening at all with the BRS reactor. I also like the extra long tubing included with the reactor.
Should of got it sooner By Maxbull on 12/21/2013
Maxbull would recommend this product to a friend
Great product, sturdy construction, easy install. Tank affected within one day. Water so clear you can drink it with a straw! Should be a part of every reef plumbing.
Great Product By Alexandria on 12/18/2013
Alexandria would recommend this product to a friend
I have a small tank and have been battling algae outbreaks. Since adding this I can see a decrease in the amount of algae. It was pretty easy to set up and get going. The only thing I didn't know was that when you push in the lines to the push-connect (which are awesome) make sure that you push until it locks into place. I thought I had them pushed in all the way until I plugged it up and water shot out through all of them! Small mess but easily fixed.
Solid Product By Bradb90 on 12/14/2013
Bradb90 would recommend this product to a friend
I bought this for my new 60g setup and I received it today. I opened the packaging and was amazing at the build quality I saw. It comes with everything you need to get started, and the clear media chambers are excellent and are a big step up from a lot of other media reactors out there on the market.
BRS GFO Reactor Deluxe By geno on 12/5/2013
geno would recommend this product to a friend
I did a lot of research before i spent my hard earned money. I needed some algae control unit for my 150 salts ager fish only tank. The BSR videos found on You Tube really clued me in on what I needed to buy to fit my needs. I bought the Deluxe model and I must say it truly is built like a tank, was super easy to set up and it works like a charm. Thanks BSR, especially for your video reviews and tutorials. I am now a very loyal customer!
Solid By Alex on 11/25/2013
Alex would recommend this product to a friend
Great quality, easy to use. I just ordered another one.
ez set up By jim on 11/18/2013
jim would recommend this product to a friend
ez to set up and to regulate water.UP and going in no time.
Good product By Rich on 11/2/2013
Rich would recommend this product to a friend
Easy to set up and use. Tubing is a bit stiff and doesn't want to go where you want it to go, but the unit works as expected. Pump is quiet and works well with nice deep suction cups. A little venting and pump throttling to establish GFO tumble and good to go.
NO MORE YELLOW! By Daniel on 10/31/2013
Daniel would recommend this product to a friend
I am running a mix of carbon and gfo in this. Completely cleared my tank in less than one day, should of run it from the start. The pressure release makes media changes easy, almost no water spilled!
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
Easy...Easy....Quality By Oliver on 3/11/2013
Oliver would recommend this product to a friend
I purchased this product in hopes of eliminating Phosphates in my 29g. Not only was the reactor a BREEZE to set up and install, it has also turned my phosphate levels into a big ZERO.
As soon as you take it out of the box the quality of the reactor is obvious. Thank you BRS. I'll be ordering again with confidence.
Great Reator By Mark on 3/9/2013
Mark would recommend this product to a friend
I bought two of these to replace my dual reactor. I was tired of loosening and tightening the containers to let the air escape. The air release is a great addition. The thick heavy duty plastic is another plus for attaching it to the frame of my stand. The dual reactor would swing back and forth due to the thin material. I would recommend this to anyone.
Great Product-Does what it's supposed to. By Darcy on 3/6/2013
Darcy would recommend this product to a friend
Great reactor. Easy to use. Easy to adjust. BRS instructions make it a snap to set up. In my application with only using less than half the reactor capacity, the MJ1200 is a bit of overkill. I replaced it with an MJ600 and it's still more than enough flow through the unit. I still have it throttled back a fair bit with the included valve. It probably will be just right at toward the end of the lifespan of the carbon as the reactor media slowly gets clogged. Those that use the reactor at its maximum capacity will probably find the Cobalt MJ1200 a better match than do I.
Just want I needed! By cdbstl76 on 3/4/2013
cdbstl76 would recommend this product to a friend
No more media bags. No more taking up room in my sump. No more use of a less efficient method! Using this as a mixed carbon and GFO unit, it works for me. Mounted just above my sump, with all the parts that are needed... I just feel like my tank is that much better off. Time will tell on the actual efficiency, but I have all the faith in the world it will be better.
Great Reactor! By Greg on 2/28/2013
Greg would recommend this product to a friend
I wish I knew earlier on about using GFO for controlling phosphates. I purchased this unit to battle an algae outbreak / new tank syndrome. After 3 weeks of using this reactor with BRS standard GFO, my tank and rocks are now algae free. I'll never have another reef tank without one of these!