BRS GFO Reactor Deluxe By geno on 12/5/13
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 11/25/13
Alex would recommend this product to a friend
Great quality, easy to use. I just ordered another one.
ez set up By jim on 11/18/13
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 11/2/13
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 10/31/13
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 9/27/13
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 9/16/13
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 8/24/13
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 8/9/13
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 7/25/13
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 7/25/13
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 6/17/13
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 6/12/13
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 6/5/13
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 6/4/13
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 5/31/13
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 5/29/13
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 5/17/13
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 5/11/13
Dan would recommend this product to a friend
Good quality reactor. Comes with mounting hardware.
Great product By oscar on 5/3/13
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 4/25/13
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 4/23/13
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 4/13/13
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 4/11/13
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 4/4/13
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 3/28/13
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 3/22/13
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 3/21/13
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 3/12/13
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 3/11/13
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 3/9/13
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 3/6/13
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 3/4/13
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 2/28/13
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 2/26/13
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 2/26/13
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 2/25/13
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 2/20/13
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 2/20/13
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 2/15/13
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 1/24/13
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 12/14/12
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 12/7/12
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 12/3/12
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 11/30/12
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 11/19/12
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 11/15/12
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 11/8/12
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.