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!
Go deluxe By Charlie on 2/25/2013
Charlie would recommend this product to a friend
Go deluxe and get the Rox carbon you tank will thank you.
A+ product By Brian on 2/25/2013
Brian would recommend this product to a friend
Super nice piece of equipment, real compact, hoses are a little stiff that they send but all n all very happy with it.
high quality By Edan'sClownHouse on 2/25/2013
Edan'sClownHouse would recommend this product to a friend
I have discovered that Bulk Reef Supply only sells high end quality products and this reactor is no exception. It is working like a charm, and took literally minutes to install. The hoses just pop into place. It comes with additional elbows, which worked wonderfully for us.
The only thing you have to be careful about is to really push the hoses in very tightly. We tested the unit outside. .. which was great because it leaked in all the joints. However as soon as we used a little muscle and pushed the hoses in tighter. Then everything was completely sealed.
This unit is so well made and we love how the joints are all able to spin. Makes adjusting to any tight area a dream.
Great product for its Price By Paulwizal on 2/20/2013
Paulwizal would recommend this product to a friend
Ces with everything u need but if you want the pump to come with it be careful and check the right one I made the accident by checking the wrong one cuz they still show the deluxe package with the pp even if u don't order the correct deluxe package but all in all Great durable product which everything I have got from BRS is great!!!
great produce By casey on 2/20/2013
casey would recommend this product to a friend
Just by this GFO & CARBON REACTOR – DELUXE and be done with it.
I now have 3 of them...
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