The best! By William on 10/31/12
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 10/26/12
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 10/21/12
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 9/28/12
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 9/27/12
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 9/26/12
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 9/4/12
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 8/31/12
Kenneth would recommend this product to a friend
I appreciate having a clear view of the media in the reactor.
Amazing By Scott on 8/21/12
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 8/19/12
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 8/18/12
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 8/15/12
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 8/12/12
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 8/10/12
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 8/10/12
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.
Quality Product! By Jorge on 8/9/12
Jorge would recommend this product to a friend
I purchased this reactor mainly for GFO because I had a very big outbreak of nuisance algae in my tank. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because it really leaked like crazy the first time I set it up. Any bend in the tubing that put pressure on the fitting led to significant leaking. When I bought some tubing clips, it really helped and I haven't had a problem with leaks since.
The until is amazingly well put together and performs fantastic. I have since scrubbed my live rock to remove the algae and it has not returned. I would recommend this until to anyone that wants to ensure their tank is clear and phosphate free.
I love this product By Ehsan on 7/29/12
Ehsan would recommend this product to a friend
i was shocked when i got my box you have all you need the performance is outstanding and is recommended to u all
Best of the Best By David on 7/28/12
David would recommend this product to a friend
Purchased the Deluxe reactor a couple of weeks ago. Couldn't be happier. Water clarity is unbelievable. Great Product.
Best of the Best By David on 7/28/12
David would recommend this product to a friend
Purchased this reactor a couple of weeks ago. Couldn't be happier. Make sure you rinse GFO before letting water into tank. Great product.
Pro. By Lucas on 7/17/12
Lucas would recommend this product to a friend
This is the kind of product that makes me really impressed with BRS as a company: conscientious planning re: performance and value, solid build quality, and a fantastic price. Pretty tough to see how you can beat such a well though out alternative to overpriced acrylic tubes from other manufactures. Awesome. My one comment would be that I'd prefer a more reliable flow controller than the 1/2" MurLok ball valve. But this is a small issue.
Does what it supposed to do By Sally Boy on 7/13/12
Sally Boy would recommend this product to a friend
I like this product. I one for carbon and the other for gfo.
Great product By Mike on 6/30/12
Mike would recommend this product to a friend
Easy to use. I am tossing my phos ban. I bought 2 of the white ones and needed a 3rd so I bought the deluxe. Now i wish i had just bought this one.
Great Product wish I bought sooner! By Moises on 6/17/12
Moises would recommend this product to a friend
This Reactor is made of high quality parts and heavy duty. It is very easy to setup and install. I wish I would have bought it sooner. one complaint I have is I wish it came with longer tubes, but you can buy extra tube like i did, not too expensive. Only other complaint I had was I felt like the reactor should have came with 2 mounting screws. I had to run out to home depot to buy some. Other than that what a great product and I will be recomending this product and BRS to all my reef friends. Thanks again for providing such great products service and advise.
Deluxe BRS GFO and Carbon Reactor By onlylight36 on 5/22/12
onlylight36 would recommend this product to a friend
man why did i wait so long, this reactor is great on my reef/fish tank system. I will tell my reffing bud's about this item.
Solid as a rock By Robert on 5/21/12
Robert would recommend this product to a friend
I am greatly impressed with the build quality on this reactor. It is a great price, easy to change the media, and can run carbon and gfo together if you choose. The air release button helps fill it up without having to unscrew the canister until just the right moment.
BRS supplies a matching black filter wrench even though the canister only needs to be hand tightened. Also the extra Murlock elbows made the installation go very smoothly.
I found the mj1200 a bit too powerful, so I tried an mj400 I had lying around and it works perfect with the valve set halfway open.
Built like a tank! By Jeffrey on 5/10/12
Jeffrey would recommend this product to a friend
This reactor is great! Just wish the tubes were a bit longer. They're perfect if your running the lines from your sump. But I have it going right into my main tank from my cabinet below. No big deal though, 1/2 inch Polyethylene tubing is only 28 cents a foot. Works fine with the quick connections that come with the reactor. Great product, thanks again!
Fits well in sump By Scott on 5/8/12
Scott would recommend this product to a friend
Built very well, mounted in cabinet, flow valve is awesome, great product
Great item By Sergio on 5/6/12
Sergio would recommend this product to a friend
Fast installation, heavy duty, great performance
Quick and easy to install By jeffrey on 5/5/12
jeffrey would recommend this product to a friend
The Deluxe BRS GFO and Carbon Reactor is easy to use and it made my saltwater tank so much clearer. I wish i had purchased this earlier on.
These reactors rock! By John on 4/26/12
John would recommend this product to a friend
I have one for GFO and another for carbon. I like having them on separate pumps to manipulate flow through each independently. Quick and easy install and top performance for years to come all at a low price.
Heavy Duty By Charles on 4/20/12
Charles would recommend this product to a friend
I have one running with GFO and like it is a lot more efficient than a filter bag. It is well constructed and with the pump you get everything you need except the screws to mount it with.
If you use the MJ1200 I suggest turning down the flow to almost closed and adjust it after the air and particulates are removed.
What else would you want? By Craig on 4/20/12
Craig would recommend this product to a friend
Another great product by BRS, very sturdy, easy to install, would buy another if needed
Well built By Chuck on 4/17/12
Chuck would recommend this product to a friend
Heavy duty reactor and well built. I used a filter bag in my sump for a long time and this is a better option by far.
Easy to use. By Tkarg on 4/15/12
Tkarg would recommend this product to a friend
This product is easy to use and it made my saltwater tank so much clearer. I wish i had purchased this earlier on. Thank you so much BRS!
Great package By Edwin on 4/11/12
Edwin would recommend this product to a friend
I bought 2 of these products and I'm glad I chose this over the lesser model. The vacuum feature works great I don't even have to use the wrench to open the unit. Great product I highly recommend that you buy one
Built like a tank! By James on 4/10/12
James would recommend this product to a friend
Been using TLF reactors for a cpl of years & they have work just fine (other than a leak from the top o-ring once). Now I am setting up a new 220 gal tank and I want my entire system to look clean & professional so I ordered 1 of the deluxe reactors to see if I would like it. OMG! These things are built like a tank! I also really like the fact that you can get extra media chambers for a super quick return to operation. By the way, I like this reactor so much that I ordered 2 more: 1 for BRS gfo, 1 for rox 0.8, and 1 for my bio-pellets.
Believe me there is no comparison with quality between the TLF reactor and the Deluxe BRS Reactor.
Great Quality By Brandon on 4/5/12
Brandon would recommend this product to a friend
This product is very high quality. installed in less than a half hour. MJ1200 is a little much if you have a smaller tank. I have mine running at about 15-20%.
Perfect for carbon/gfo By Chris on 3/29/12
Chris would recommend this product to a friend
Really well built unit. The air purge valve is a nice added feature. Now that I have one, I'm going to order a few more.
Nice solid feel.
Quick and easy installation. By Kimberly on 3/23/12
Kimberly would recommend this product to a friend
It arrived today, the installation was quick and easy and I had it up and running in about 10 minutes. The quick connects were a breeze. The instructions were easy to follow (for those of you who actually read them.) Very impressed. Nice quiet powerful little pump.(cobalt MJ 1200) Does a little happy dance.
Quality reactors By Danny on 3/19/12
Danny would recommend this product to a friend
I purchased 2 of these units. 1 for ROX 0.8 and 1 for HC GFO. I am very pleased with the products overall. It took me twice of filling the units to not get a air gap between the sponges. I learned my lesson. They have been up and running now for about 12 hours.
I wish I would have known that the red pressure relief was a push type not a screw type, lol. That was totally my fault. Lost a lil water in the process but I had to do a water change anyways, lol. But hey I learned that it is easy to put back together.
The only issue I ran into was with the murlock inline valves. I am used to using the watts premier type push fittings from lowes but I must say I wish they sold these there. I am very happy with the quality. Anyway on to the problem I ran into. While I was pushing the tubing into the valve the line was not perfectly round from being cut. This is an issue cause it caught on the orings inside the valve. There are 2 in the Murlock valves (unlike watts from lowes/home depot) which is a nice feature. Anyways, I had leaks on both valves. At first I thought it was that the tube wasn't cut straight enough. After recutting the tubes I almost put it back together without looking in the valves, and I'm glad I looked... One of the orings was halfway through the valve on both valves. It was real easy to pop them back into place, so if you get any Murlock push fittings that leak be sure to check out the inside where the orings are. Make sure that they are in correctly.
Thanks again for a great product
Exactly what I needed By Warren on 3/17/12
Warren would recommend this product to a friend
I made a Hang On Back rack for mine until I upgrade my tank, let me say, that this is a great unit. Ordered with the Mj1200 pump, everything I needed to make it work was included. Came with 2 90 degree elbows, I ordered 2 more, so I have 4 elbows installed and the ball valve is still not even close to full open, which means the pump is a great choice for this reactor.
I can swivel the elbows while the pump is running and no leaks. The reactor itself is very nicely built, compact, and easy to see whats going on inside.
Every other brand reactor under $100 I would not dare to try hanging on the back of my tank, seen to many leaks, but I have no concerns with this BRS design, thanks alot!
Super Good Reactors By rsautofab on 2/27/12
rsautofab would recommend this product to a friend
I ordered two of these deluxe reactors. Not only because of it's black heavyduty color and structure. I got them insted of the dual BRS reactor beacuse i can control the flow on the GFO and CARBON seperately, which makes my tuning a lot easier. I just installed mine and it is great . My water became more clear and my phosphate levels droped. Would reccomend this product to every reefer.
great product By pat on 2/11/12
pat would recommend this product to a friend
awsome well built easy to use one unit does the job of 2
2nd try! By Otis on 2/8/12
Otis would recommend this product to a friend
I bought this reactor, and set it up for a test run. i was holding it when I turned on the pump and whoosh water all over me! hahah I double checked to make sure i hooked everything up correctly, and I had. I then call BRS customer service, and told them my problem. the phone conversation lasted all of 10 minutes and my new reactor was on its way! I received the new reactor the next day and it runs like a champ!
Works Good... By Daniel on 2/7/12
Daniel would recommend this product to a friend
Its a little hard to get the sponges just right at first but after you do it a few times gets easier. Wish there was more info on flow for carbon and gfo. Just trying to figure it out.
Very sturdy By Tozz on 1/16/12
Tozz would recommend this product to a friend
I bought 2 of these and like the video says they are just about indestructible. Very easy to set up and working perfect.
Wonderful By Ron on 12/30/11
Ron would recommend this product to a friend
Nice air release on top!
Excellent product By 808Reefer on 12/27/11
808Reefer would recommend this product to a friend
This unit is very well built, efficient, and priced right. No complaints at all with this unit. I would highly recommend this to anyone.