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.
Quality Product! By Jorge on 8/9/2012
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 7/29/2012
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 7/28/2012
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 7/28/2012
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 7/17/2012
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 7/13/2012
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 6/30/2012
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 6/17/2012
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 5/21/2012
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 5/21/2012
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 5/10/2012
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 5/8/2012
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 5/6/2012
Sergio would recommend this product to a friend
Fast installation, heavy duty, great performance
Quick and easy to install By jeffrey on 5/5/2012
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 4/26/2012
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 4/20/2012
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 4/20/2012
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 4/17/2012
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 4/15/2012
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 4/11/2012
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 4/10/2012
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 4/5/2012
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 3/29/2012
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 3/22/2012
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 3/19/2012
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 3/17/2012
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 2/27/2012
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 2/11/2012
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 2/8/2012
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 2/7/2012
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 1/16/2012
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 12/29/2011
Ron would recommend this product to a friend
Nice air release on top!
Excellent product By 808Reefer on 12/27/2011
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.
Great reactor By Ian on 12/26/2011
Ian would recommend this product to a friend
Solidly built, does it's job day in and day out. Simple to maintain. I used this until I went with the BRS dual reactor. I would have preferred two of these but didn't have room, which is hardly it's fault :-)
Makes a Great Gift for the Reefer in your family By Art T on 12/15/2011
Art T would recommend this product to a friend
I suggest you watch the training videos here on BRS since they do a fine job explaining the correct method to use the reactor. I bought this and the GFO to use in my 55g tank to help with my green hair algea problem. I have now used this item for more than a month and it is well built, easy to install and has a solid bracket to hang it almost anywhere you need.
I plan on getting another so I can use the Rox Carbon as well
love it By matthew on 11/28/2011
matthew would recommend this product to a friend
This reactor is made very heavy duty and easy to use for any one also setup is simple. The nice thing is that your water will be crystal clear.
These are much easier to use then any other. By Shaun on 11/24/2011
Shaun would recommend this product to a friend
These reactors are very ideal for clean. change of GFO less mess and a over all great item. Sold my old reactors and bought these for all my tanks even my frag tank.
Fantastic reactor, worth every penny and more By robbyvonawesome on 11/24/2011
robbyvonawesome would recommend this product to a friend
This reactor is the best there is, hands down. I've run media reactors from several different manufacturers and I can easily say this is my favorite. I bought one to replace a Phosban reactor that I cracked, and then I liked the BRS reactor so much I ordered a second one to replace my existing carbon reactor. One thing to keep in mind is that this will not hang on the side of a sump like a phosban reactor will (at least not without a little DIY). For me, attaching it to the inside my stand worked out great. Another thing is that, in my opinion, the MJ1200 that is recommended is a little overkill. I had to dial back the flow quite a bit on my GFO to prevent too much tumbling action (ball valve is included). I paired my 2nd reactor with a MJ900 and still had more than enough flow. Overall, this is a VERY durable unit. When you pick it up, you can feel the heft, it's far more robust than most media reactors. Bulk Reef Supply always comes through with quality equipment, and this is no exception.
love the reactor By Robert on 11/23/2011
Robert would recommend this product to a friend
I love the ease of use of this reactor. It is hanging on the wall behind my tank and doubles to remove water during water changes. I hated the maxi Jet pump that comes with it- too loud- great reactor though!!
OK By Bobby on 11/22/2011
Bobby wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
It does work however after using a reactor that cost 4 times as much I realized you get what you pay for. I used it with the maxijet 1200 but the pump just didn't cut it. If you can afford a regular reactor go for it. If your going to get this one I would strongly recommend using a danner pump.
Saved my Reef Tank By Guy on 11/21/2011
Guy would recommend this product to a friend
I was fit to be tied, slime/snot algae-bacteria thing had been going on for as long as I could remember. As I began to consider throwing in the towel, I kept reading about GFO and the BRS Reactor.
I thought "Whats another hundred bucks?" (Reactor & High Capacity GFO) So I ordered it.
Now mind you, I had been testing for Phosphates and never got a reading, even using the D-D High Sensitivity kit.
Well, now, a month later, the slime has all but vanished from the tank, and I did not scrub it off. Changed the filter sock every couple of days and cleaned the skimmer about the same as the junk died off.
This thing ROCKS with the High Capacity GFO and ROX carbon!
Easy to setup, needed only an old MJ1200 I had in the garage to make it go.
Excellent Reactor - MaxiJet, not so much By AK on 11/20/2011
AK would recommend this product to a friend
I am extremely happy with the reactor, but the Maxi-jet is so loud that I only ran it during the day on a timer - I mean ridiculously loud.
If you are using this for nano cube - get a MiniJet 606. It moves enough water and is Silent. The MiniJet 606 is the way to go. I mounted the reactor on the wall, so it's only has about 1' of head. Works like a charm. That Maxi-jet 1200 is WAY TOO LOUD!
Best purchase made By William on 11/17/2011
William would recommend this product to a friend
I purchased 2 units one for GFO and one for Carbon. Both are running on a single mag 7 pump. Water is crystal clear, GFO tumbles nicely.
Overall design is superb. Their is not a better media reactor on the market in my opinion.