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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.