great vessel By mike on 5/3/2014
mike would recommend this product to a friend
Felt I should write something after reading all the reviews.
1. The little diaphragm valve is really to keep the vacuum low as liquid is pumped out.
2. Those who can't keep primed use a check valve.
3. only leaking I've had is when pushing the top on, the air displaces and forces water out, however a custom threaded hole and stem with valve works great.
Aesthetics without Utility By RecentlyPurchased on 3/12/2014
RecentlyPurchased wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
These are beautiful cylinders that hold liquid.
Air bubbles in my lines
It Leaked!!! By TimK on 2/7/2014
TimK wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I purchased 2 @ 5.0L and 1 @ 2.5L. Unfortunately I found out the hard way that they apparently don't leak test these things.... I filled it up.. went to get my Soda Ash came back to almost .5L on my stand. This just happened to me so I can't speak to the return process or company experience but at $85 you'd think they would have taken the time to check for leaks on each unit.
For this price it should hold water. By Saltyhog on 2/7/2014
Saltyhog wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
Love everything about it except both of mine started leaking within a few months. Not fast but enough to leave calcium and carbonate residue that almost cements the container to the stand.
Works fine By Bruce on 1/22/2014
Bruce would recommend this product to a friend
I have had no issues with mine. I am using the BRS 1.1 ML pumps and - although I had some air bubbles in the lines - they seemed to work their way out. Expensive - but very nice looking.
READ THIS BEFORE YOU BUY!! By newbie on 1/17/2014
newbie would recommend this product to a friend
So I got two of these tall skinny vessels which hold about 1.5 Qts each. They look great but they have a problem. If you are using a low pressure doser like BulkReefSupplys 1.1ml/min like I am then they won't work without a fix. There is a rubber air inlet gasket on the top which I assume is for pressure systems where you pump air into the vessel to force the fluid out the straw. If you do this then go ahead and use the vessels as is but if you are like me you will have to get rid of these. I took a sharp skinny spike and worked it a little until I created a hole for air go easily pass into the vessel as I withdrew fluid. Make sure to do this of you have peristaltic pumps pulling fluid out of these. Mine work great now and have a great skinny foot print.
Clean Design works as described By Tim on 1/9/2014
Tim would recommend this product to a friend
I can't speak for those that have issues but I can say that I have experienced none. Granted I have had these setup only to test but they have worked flawlessly for days on end... Love the look of them and they are definitely the quality you'd expect from this manufacturer
air bubbles air bubbles air bubbles! By Ty on 1/3/2014
Ty wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
when if first got the containers, the build quality and packaging was A1!
As for real world use........from day one I was constantly fighting air bubbles forming in the discharge lines, every morning id be repriming the lines trying to flick with me finger the air out as it primes. its forsure the JG 1/4 on top, they are designed for pressure applications not vacuum(I use them for work all the time).
Great looking vessel and easy to stack By RickyRicardo on 12/25/2013
RickyRicardo would recommend this product to a friend
Great design, it looks good and works well. From the moment I received the box I was in awe. Does take some getting used too to open it without splashing, but with the design you should have nothing left in it!
Not working By Joe R on 10/6/2013
Joe R wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
No matter what I try I cannot get and keep the fluids drawing from these containers. If I simply put the flexible tubing into the fluid it draws immediately. As soon as I connect it to the lid it will not draw. I must be having the same issue with air bubbles because all of my lines were empty. Is it the connection? Wish I knew but I'm about to just use some milk jugs!!!!
Don't buy the Bubble Magus containers buy these instead By Frank on 6/10/2013
Frank would recommend this product to a friend
These are night and day compared to the bubble magus containers. These are built much better. The Vertex containers are made of a much thicker acrylic and they use a rubber o ring to firmly secure the cap. The pick up tube is also secured well as which is not the case with the bubble magus containers.
Great By Alex López on 6/4/2013
Alex López would recommend this product to a friend
This vessel is just the best way to provide your dosing pump with liquid you want to dose. You going to be proud to show this vessel to your friend, looks and works just great.
great By jim on 4/23/2013
jim would recommend this product to a friend
looks really sharp in my sump and this type of container is way easier to mix the alk in because I can stir while I pour in the soda ash to avoid clumps
Excellent! By 30for30 on 3/13/2013
30for30 would recommend this product to a friend
These not only look great, but they work seamlessly too. I'm not sure what happened in the previous reviewers case, but I haven't experienced any air leak whatsoever. I would buy another, in fact that's why I logged on here today.
save your money, and the headache!! By MadCityReefer on 3/8/2013
MadCityReefer wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I would like to say that this item is great and that it did everything that i needed it to do. However, I have gone through 6 of these which only one has worked properly. It looks very well made and it's absolutely gorgeous to look at rather than a plastic jug. The problem with Vertex dosing container was the constant bubbles getting into the RO line from the dosing container. I checked all fittings and even replaced the RO tubing out with Mur-lok RO tubing purchased from BRS and I still got bubbles in the line. I even hooked it up to a different pump just to see if that was the problem. There were so many bubbles the next morning both the intake and out put RO lines would be drained from any fluids. Heck one of the Vessels I recieved leaked a good amount of fluid from the base. Sorry for the long review but I wanted to share my experience and save people the headache! In Vertex Aquaristik defense I have one of the skimmers and LOVE IT!!