used it for about 4 years By Charles on 6/27/2015
Charles would recommend this product to a friend
These work great as media reactors. I use them for both carbon and GFO. It is important to change the sponges when you notice they start to become hard to clean. After several YEARS, I decided to just replace my very old ones with new ones. Thought about changing to another brand, but these are the best for the money. After a long while, they get scratched up and look pretty "used" so you might want to replace them. The elbows work fine, but if you want, you can use small zip ties for extra security.
I've used a couple and this one by far is the best. By sher on 6/8/2015
sher would recommend this product to a friend
I've used a couple and this one by far is the best. I gave it 4 stars just B/C of the rubber 90s. for the price you can have 2 and switch out with a new one while you clean one out.
Rubber Elbows ruin product By Stephen on 5/6/2015
Stephen wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
This product works OK, but the rubber elbows that connect to hoses are a bad design choice. They bend and buckle easily, and are really very flimsy. The quality of this product would be so much higher with decent rigid elbows.
Awesome Reactor By Nike on 9/10/2014
Nike would recommend this product to a friend
I just added the 150 to my 46G SPS dominate tank and I had forgotten what a difference it makes in the clarity of the tank. SPS corals are showing more PE in just one week. Worth the time and effort for the serious reefer!
I would recommend this prodcut to a friend By Patty_Chic on 8/31/2014
Patty_Chic would recommend this product to a friend
I have used this reactor for over a year on my 60 gallon rimless cube reef tank. It does do the job. I use the cobalt MJ - 900 pump and it works great. The top is hard to get off but I boil water and dip the top in the hot water for a minute or two and it comes right off. I am looking to buy another reactor but will purchase the BRS single due to the ease of changing the media.
Gets the job done and wont hurt the wallet By Zacc on 1/28/2014
Zacc would recommend this product to a friend
I own two of these reactors and they do their job. Ever since I added these to my sumps coupled with BRS Granular Ferric Oxide, I've had zero algae blooms or Diatom break outs. Keeps phosphates in check. Running them on 404 and 606 mini-jet pumps.
Phosban Reactor By Troy on 12/31/2013
Troy would recommend this product to a friend
Product works great. No issues. I hang it on the side of the tank and converted it to use the biopellets. Price is great.
I wouldn't recommend this product By Nikolas on 9/28/2013
Nikolas wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I did try to use this product for carbon and ferrous oxide as well as for biopelets Designed is flawed due to the fact that PhosBan uses a small mesh at the bottom of the device and on top in little period of time mesh become clogged and whole set up become useless I should say that mesh provided for biopelets use however for carbon and ferrous oxide the perforated plates at the bottom and top clogged quickly as well and make media stopped tumbling.Plus add some very inconvenient design of internal fittings which tend to disconnect or slip off and hard to set up in general plus that upper screw in cover that need to be watch out because it could leak any time The product poorly designed I garbaged it all and replace Yes with more expensive Reef Octopus product which is dream to use well designed I wish I didn't try to cheap and waste money on those PhosBan and go strait to buy ReefOctopus Don't make my mistake You get what you pay
Cheap By Moe on 9/6/2013
Moe wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I have this reactor for last 9 months. I have been fighting with GHA and it has is still an issue. The product is a cheap and is not meant to last. I am planning to upgrade to BRS dual reactor. I have read some good reviews about that. If u're planning to buy it, think twice. I have been using it with RowaPhos instead of phosban because it's much more premium quality GFO than phosban. If you happen to break the plastic rings while cleaning the product is dead. Sponge rings are not that great and wear out in months. sponges can be bought seperately but the shipping is expensive on these things. Over all prodcut is cheaply made and you don't get the bang for your buck.
just the right size By Dutch on 8/19/2013
Dutch would recommend this product to a friend
Current setup is a 75 gallon display and 40 gallon sump. Fits nicely into an already jam-packed sump. Easy assembly and holds more than enough GFO. Valve makes for easy flow adjustments. This reactor piggy backs off of another reactor currently housing carbon and Purigen. Don't overtighten the top otherwise it will be hard to get off.
Great product! By Fu on 4/20/2013
Fu would recommend this product to a friend
Easy to install, does what it is supposed to and works great! For the price you can't beat this. The only negative is the difficulty in removing the cap.
Great Product By Seth on 3/30/2013
Seth would recommend this product to a friend
This has been my favorite phosban reactor. It holds a ton of media. I have this running on my 150 gallon with no issues. I am sure this would be just perfect for a 180 gallon as well. This unit does a great job not letting any media fall into the tank. Easy to set up, runs great!
Use a rubber glove to remove lid. By Mike on 3/27/2013
Mike would recommend this product to a friend
I've recently purchased this reactor and I'm happy with it so far. I also found the lid difficult to remove but mainly because I couldn't get a good enough grip. I put on a rubber glove and that made removing the lid very easy!
I'm not very confident in the rubber angles but even if they go bad it will be easy to use standard clear tubing.
good price and works By Kirk on 1/31/2013
Kirk would recommend this product to a friend
This is the only reactor that I have had so I can not say that this is the worst one or the best but I can say it does get the job done, I like that it is small, work in or out of the sump, and easy to use. There is some bad though, hard to get off lid and plumbing isn't the greatest.
Cheap By Edward on 12/8/2012
Edward wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I have owned this reactor for 6 months now. It does do the job however I am replacing this with the BRS reactor soon. The rubber Elbows on the lid have cracks all over them now and I am concerned one day they will leak, when i am not home and cause a big mess. and i also like to add removing the lid to change out media is a real pain. I never tighten it down that tight but when you go to remove it. It is always stuck. I Usually have to bring the reactor to my vice to get the lid to budge.
Awesome Product By william on 11/28/2012
william would recommend this product to a friend
Have been using a couple of these reactors for GFO and Carbon. Setup is extremely simple, and product works great. Wish it came with tubing, but that's my only complaint. Love the included ball valve.
Simple and Efficient Reactor By Chris on 10/13/2012
Chris would recommend this product to a friend
Comes with pretty much everything needed to install. Just need a pump and tubes. Can be installed in a couple different configurations in just a matter of minutes.
Does the job at better price By Mark on 9/5/2012
Mark would recommend this product to a friend
Bought this Phosban reactor about a month ago. Decent quality build. It comes with an array of tubing, tubing extensions and accessories such as a valve for adjusting flow. The instructions were clear and easy to understand. This reactor is easy to load with media and within a few days of hooking it up my phosphates dropped from around 1.14 to 0.4. Overall its a great product for the price. I definitely would recommend this.
Good price By Jonathan on 8/22/2012
Jonathan wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
While I cannot argue with the fact that this product got the job done. It did make things a little bit difficult. I found that after using it for a couple weeks it was often times extremely difficult to get the lid off and I found myself having to use a pipe strap. For the price this is a good product but I moved on to a more expensive reactor for easier dissasembly.