Great product, poor instructions By Riet on 8/17/13
Riet would recommend this product to a friend
Typical of Reef Octopus, the product is excellent. The amount of churning action is incredible, and it is very quiet and compact.
I had very little room in my sump, so the space-saving aspect was great.
Installation instructions were non-existent. There was a sheet included that really told you nothing, and I could not find anything online.
No idea how much pellets to put in it. I relied on the BRS container for a recommendation according to tank size, but I'm not sure what the correct amount is for the reactor.
There was no strainer for the intake as pictured, but there was some strange valve included with no explanation as to why or how to set it.
There was also no outlet parts other than a hose barb fitting, and it's up to you to install PVC (that's what I did), or buy a hose to put on it.
great product By electricrcplane on 2/19/13
electricrcplane would recommend this product to a friend
Takes up a limited amount of space and tunbles biopellets better than any other octopus biopellet reactor I've had.
Liking it By james on 9/22/12
james would recommend this product to a friend
I recently purchased this for my 120.
Set-up was easy.
The only additional things you will need is PVC/reinforced tubing to plumb the unit to the vicinity of the inlet of your protein skimmer.
In addition to this it is recommended that the reactor be placed in a shaded area. My fuge is lighted, so I felt it best to block out the light to the cylinder of the reactor. This was an easy DIY. I just used some opaque material to make a sleeve to wrap around the cylinder and used nylon cable ties to clamp it. The material I chose was 1/64" black neoprene sheet. Works like a charm. I cut the sheet a little short so it does not fully wrap around and have a slit that is used to view the media and ensure it is tumbling.
This unit does come with a valve that screws into the inlet of the pump to control your flow.
Great product By Milton on 5/2/12
Milton would recommend this product to a friend
Takes up limited space, easy to set up and does a great job.