Well worth the extra money By Charles on 7/10/2015
Charles would recommend this product to a friend
I had purchased my first reactor form another online supplier. From the first day I used I didn't like the build quality. The mounting bracket seemed too fragile and the cartridge seal is not the greatest. I bought the deluxe reactor to replace it. This reactor is far better than my other one. The one piece mounting bracket alone is worth the extra cost. I also bought an addition media cartridge. Now I can change out my GFO and Carbon faster.
Best media reactor bar none By Varyhare on 7/9/2015
Varyhare would recommend this product to a friend
I've tried most and decided to try BRS's media reactor because of the OD connections which have never failed me on my RO/DI unit. This reactor tumbles perfectly. Only thing, get the Sicce 1.5 and go to HD and get the 1/2" OD X 1/2" MIP adapter item PL-3036 before you attempt the install. You will not be disappointed with the setup.
Get the Sicce pump By John on 5/3/2015
John would recommend this product to a friend
Great product and very easy to install. Water looks crystal clear. However, the pump was very loud and I ended up buying the Sicce pump within days to replace it. The Sicce pump is dead silent.
Great unit. By Garbear on 4/13/2015
Garbear would recommend this product to a friend
Everything in the kit, is all you need to set this up, but you do need to supply your own screws for mounting the unit on the wall/cabinet. It also would have been helpful for some additional info on how much carbon to add in unit, but the video is very helpful in answering a lot of the questions I had.
Works Great By Glenn on 4/13/2015
Glenn would recommend this product to a friend
I have purchased two of these now. One for GFO and one for GAC, both work great and is easy to service.
Great product By GARY on 4/13/2015
GARY would recommend this product to a friend
Real easy to use,and service . Holds a lot of media.
Good By John on 4/11/2015
John would recommend this product to a friend
Just ordered a second unit to run carbon -- first one works well with BRS HC GFO. I don't use the included sponges, though: they clog way too easily, and it takes a big pump to overcome the back pressure. I Tee'd the reactor off the MJ900 that feeds my skimmer and have plenty of flow to fluidize GFO. One minor issue that isn't really a big problem: the reactor takes on air somehow...I think the air release button is actually letting air in.
Well built but cumbersome to maintain By Andy on 3/16/2015
Andy wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I have this installed in my 75 gal. reef tank's sump. Installation was not easy and had to call support line, which was helpful. Hoses are almost impossible to disconnect once attached. The thread design makes it cumbersome to replace the media and the included wrench is not helpful if you have this in the sump. Why not an user friendly hinge lid? Finally, I did not see any improvement in my fish or corals since I have this working with a mixture of carbon and GFO.
Good Product By JamesReef on 3/16/2015
JamesReef would recommend this product to a friend
Very nice package - only thing I could complain about is the amount of hose that comes in the kit, too short to use. If you buy this make sure to buy extra hose to install.
Exactly what I needed By Simiakos on 3/15/2015
Simiakos would recommend this product to a friend
My first reactor. Seems to be working fine and it was incredibly easy to install. Everything was included and was simple even for a novice like myself.
Sleek Design By TAMUKProdigy on 3/11/2015
TAMUKProdigy would recommend this product to a friend
I appreciate the sleek design. The model is efficient, well made and aesthetically pleasing.
Great reactor stiff hoses By RP709 on 3/10/2015
RP709 would recommend this product to a friend
This is a great reactor, simple set up and reliable operation, why in the world BRS would think 2 sections of 3' hose would be enough for any install confuses me. The 'deluxe' version comes with the same short inflexible hose as all other versions. If its deluxe the hose should be to, anyway I ordered 10' of extra hose knowing 3' wouldn't even make it to the sump, and while it was long enough it is the same rigid style that comes with the reactor. I would think BRS would have something a bit more flexible for installs, this stuff will not make turns, thankfully BRS includes extra 90's because you will need them to make a tight turn. All in all while I do complain about the hose selections and lack of other options on site, the reactor is really good. It functions perfectly, is easy to get the flow set right for GFO, and has not let me down yet. The pressure valve makes media changes easier and the canister is of excellent quality. The push lock connectors are leak free, and the swivel ports help with the stiff hose.
BRS GFO & Carbon Reactor – Deluxe with MJ1200 Pump By Tim on 3/7/2015
Tim would recommend this product to a friend
I installed this unit today. Installation was easy.
Terrific Product By MarkO on 2/28/2015
MarkO would recommend this product to a friend
Well built. Easy to change out media. Use for GFO.
Complete kit By Tony on 2/26/2015
Tony would recommend this product to a friend
I purchased the deluxe reactor to use on my 75 gallon reef. Very well built and everything I needed was included. I use it with a mix of GFO and carbon. Did not mind the stiffer tubing as it stays in place better for my application.
AMAZING ! By KONQUEST on 2/5/2015
KONQUEST would recommend this product to a friend
After trying 2 of these out ,these reactors are the best , super silent pumps , sleek, very strongly built ,very easy maintenance ,and all my algae is gone and phosphate dropped to ZERO in just 2 days with GFO AND ROX CARBON , thank you brs !
Amazing Product! By Alex on 2/5/2015
Alex would recommend this product to a friend
I love BRS, they are just the tops in everything. Great pricing, on a great product! It's well made and does just what it supposed to. Easy to set up, easy to run!
Works great! By Tori on 2/4/2015
Tori would recommend this product to a friend
I have this running with a MJ1200, dialed back just a bit, just moving the media a smidge. It was easy to set up, and very easy change the media.
Great product By nay on 1/19/2015
nay would recommend this product to a friend
This is the first reactor i've ever purchased, i can't honestly say its the best, but it surely was easy to install, has not given me any headaches and BRS can assist with any questions or install videos available online.
Graat Product By DjLivewire on 1/13/2015
DjLivewire would recommend this product to a friend
Everything about this product was great. The size of the canister was perfect and super easy to hook up. Product is very durable.
excited to see what happens By konquest on 1/12/2015
konquest would recommend this product to a friend
Ive been battling crazy algae for about 3 months and killed all my sps and half of my lps ,ive been using a via aqua poly reactor and it is just as horrible as the algae, after reading so many good reviews about this reactor, seems like this is the easiest and best reactor from brs, I just ordered 2 of these with pumps ,one for gfo & one for brs ROX carbon ,cant wait to see what happens !!! I will definantly post again when I see what the results are like !
very nice By yellowtavern on 12/24/2014
yellowtavern would recommend this product to a friend
This is currently running gfo and it works great no problems
Great Product By David L on 12/22/2014
David L would recommend this product to a friend
I have purchased several Reactors and I find the deluxe to perform the best. The pressure button at the top is worth every extra penny. I have replaced all of the old models with the deluxe model. Thank you BRS
Great unit By recongunny on 12/19/2014
recongunny wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
This unit works great except you have to replace the hoses with ones that are more flexable. The ones that come with unit tend to kink if the bend is to sharp.
Good Product By Andrew on 12/2/2014
Andrew would recommend this product to a friend
A lot larger then i expected, but in the end exactly what i am looking for. Currently running both GFO & carbon mixed and seams to be working well. Very solid and sturdy construction.
exelent By Nelson on 11/28/2014
Nelson would recommend this product to a friend
been running for about 5 months, easy to install, clean, very resistant material, quiet pump, and great looking finish with the black since my stand is black blends nice and looks sharp.
Very much like this reactor By Travis on 11/18/2014
Travis would recommend this product to a friend
Enjoy this reactor. It's easy to install and to use. Actually surprised me how quite it is with the pump MJ1200 pump. The reactor is well built and can see it lasting along time. Have to say that the hose and connections could have been better but the rest was good enough for me to still give 5 stars.
Excellent & Easy to Install Reactor By Ryan on 11/12/2014
Ryan would recommend this product to a friend
As with other BRS products, I would highly recommend this product for a few reasons: 1. effectiveness, 2. ease of install, and 3. video back-up to assure confidence in product purchased. Measurable phosphates prior to installation, were already low - below 1.0. However, after the reactor we have been able to decrease the phosphate level to 0.25 according to the Salifert Test Kit. We are very pleased with the ease of changing media due to the removeable media cartridge! The only negative comment, would be that the tubing that came with this reactor was stiff & not pliable; however, it is still a 5-star product.
Another brs success By jeremy on 11/1/2014
jeremy would recommend this product to a friend
Everything you want this to to do, it will do in spades. Attractive. And built to last. The options of use are a plus. And the cost makes this buy a no Brainer.
Works very well By Orlando on 9/29/2014
Orlando would recommend this product to a friend
I used this with both gfo and carbon media. Works great, but make sure you push those hoses in all the way!
pump leaked voltage.... By jonathan on 9/27/2014
jonathan wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
i bought this reactor set. the reactor is top notch, and i would buy it again. the pump.... not so much.
i had my reactor / pump set running on my 75g for 7 months, when i started having coral die. i lost most of my sps and a dozen ricordia. i tested, and found i had voltage in my tank!!!
the pump leaked 110 v into my tank!!! i tossed it, and bought a dc pump. i ran the return, reactor, and skimmer off the same dc pump. several months later, i once again have sps and ricordia thriving.
so... reactor is great, but the pump tazed my tank....
the reactor is the only reason i gave it any stars. i lost a bunch of beautiful coral and money because of that pump.
i would buy the reactor again.... and toss the pump....
I love this kit By JR on 8/20/2014
JR would recommend this product to a friend
Helped turn around my phosphate issues quickly and the entire setup is super quiet. Easy install and holds good pressure from sump, through chamber, and and return. I have it setup as part of my main sump return and going up at least 40" and it works great (20 gallon reef with 5.5g sump. The only downside in my option is the piping it comes with. It's super rigid (good thing), but tough to work with if you're using it as a return like me and un-coil, lol. On the other hand the push type fittings are SUPER strong and totally prevents any leakage. I just routed my piping with PVC instead and used the same fittings. SUPER PRODUCT!
Great reactors, but beware of the hard tubing By Bert on 6/19/2014
Bert would recommend this product to a friend
As ususal, great quality by BRS, and the design is similar to their rock-solid RODI units. I have two of these reactors, one for GFO and the other for ROX Carbon. Taking the canisters on and off for replacing media is simple and the selling point for me on these was the internal canister that makes media exchange quick and easy.
On the downside unfortunately, is BRS' choice to use 1/2" Mur-lok tubing which is so stiff, it makes placement of these reactors a challenge in tight spaces. BRS provides extra angle and a straight adapter, but still, if you don't have precise 90-degree bends, you can be in for problems getting this to work -- and not create leaks at the connections. If you want to drive 2 of these reactors off a single pump as I did, you'll have to do a lot of looking for a T-connector that works with this tubing -- no Lowes, Home Depot, or Ace Hardware had the right type in my major metropolitan area, so I had to search Amazon, buy several types, to eventually find one that would work. Similarly, if you don't use a Cobalt MJ1200 recommended by BRS to drive this (it would push directly into the provided straight-line connector), you're basically stuck, again, having to search for a way to connect flexible tubing to this solid Mur-lok tubing -- those connectors too, are even more difficult to find, but I eventually found a package of 10 (only needed 1) straight-line to barb connector that is designed to work with this size tubing and I now have flexible silicon tube running from my pump to the T and up to both reactors.
Customers should consider how this 1/2" OD almost inflexible tubing may or may not work in your situation, and BRS would serve their customers even better by offering the appropriate Mur-lok adapters for sale on their site that are necessary to connect two of these up in a T format, as well as to utilize flexible tubing if needed. This would have saved me more than $30 in wrong-size and additional adapters I had to purchase through the net, as well as sped-up my installation time by more than 2-weeks of frustrating trial-and-error.
Just guaoooo By Daniel on 6/4/2014
Daniel would recommend this product to a friend
Had a problem with algae and algae and in literately two day it cut the algae in half and by day five no more algae... Incredible!!!
Excellent product! By Tyler on 5/30/2014
Tyler would recommend this product to a friend
Excellent product! Easy to use and clean. I've had it up and running for about six month and haven't had a problem. Great for running carbon and gfo. The construction of this product is very impressive. I see it lasting a very long time!
28 gal. nano By charles on 5/12/2014
charles would recommend this product to a friend
bought the deluxe because it's black like my cabinet. had it running only a few days,but seems to work fine.i'm running carbon and gfo mixed.hope to replace chempure and puragin,with this.it doe's seem like a very little media when using per instructions for est.25 gal. of water.hope it doe's the trick.
Deluxe GFO Reactor By Śruba on 5/10/2014
Śruba would recommend this product to a friend
Great product well mad.
I'm running it with a sicce syncra 0.5 pump. It's the smallest one it's about 185 gph pump.
Both work well together.
Bought 2 By Tom F on 5/5/2014
Tom F would recommend this product to a friend
As per the recommendation I am packing GFO and Carbon and I am very pleased with the result. I bought 2 of these and a spare insert so that I can swap out when I need to without having too much down time. Very clean and neat. A breeze to install under the tank.
great product By Raul on 5/2/2014
Raul would recommend this product to a friend
I bought this reactor after doing lots of research. i was having an algae problem and my phosphates where very high. connecting it was very easy and after a day or so my phosphates where undetectable with a Hanna checker. thanks again brs
Great quality By Keith on 4/21/2014
Keith would recommend this product to a friend
The quality and ease of use on this was so good. I ordered a second one. Mounting this was a snap and having a separate media cartridge makes it sooooo ease to change. The second one is going to replace my Vertex reactor.
Great deal By John on 4/21/2014
John would recommend this product to a friend
I like this combo has everything you need to start your GFO/Carbon. the canister makes GFO changes easy.
Great product By Matt on 4/17/2014
Matt would recommend this product to a friend
Love it. I use two, one for Gfo and one for carbon. My only complaint is that it can be difficult to clean.
Nicely built! By Lionel on 4/10/2014
Lionel would recommend this product to a friend
Beautiful reactor! Very good price for the quality of the product. Running GFO, it brought my phosphates down to undetectable levels within 3 days.
Paired with the MJ pump, it's just about silent.
Should have bought one of these from the beginning!
Great reactor By David Martin on 4/9/2014
David Martin would recommend this product to a friend
I have one for GFO and one for Carbon, both run off of a manifold supplied by my return pump. Only thing I would possiby change is a gate valve instead of the ball valve. Would make adjusting flow a little easier. Great unit.
Outstanding reactor By KEVIN on 4/2/2014
KEVIN would recommend this product to a friend
Works very well as my gfo reactor. Paired with the mj1200 it tumbles perfectly. Easy set up everything included
Much better than what I had By ReefCarl on 3/30/2014
ReefCarl would recommend this product to a friend
Prior to purchasing the BRS reactor, I was using a "Two Little Fishies" unit that worked OK. It was a bit oversized for my aquarium and was taking up too much space in my cabinet, so I wanted something more compact.
The BRS unit is very well constructed and high quality all around. It was easy to assemble and start. I have not had to change the media yet, but it looks like it will be much easier to do than the TLF unit that I have replaced.
Great Quality Product By John on 3/22/2014
John would recommend this product to a friend
The construction is of the best which is why I purchased this item. As soon as I hook everything up it should drop my phosphates down without any issues. The pump they recommended works like a charm and is also pretty quite.
Great quality product By jayD on 3/20/2014
jayD would recommend this product to a friend
After watching the episodes on BRS tv about reactors I chose to get two of these. One of for GFO and the other for carbon. I've been running these for about a year now with no problem. The paired MJ pumps are reliable and the reactors them selves are solid and of very good build quality. They are easy to work with when changing out the media. Great product!!!!