Works great By jrsevy on 3/5/2012
jrsevy would recommend this product to a friend
The supplied sponge filters keep GFO and granulated carbon in place. I wanted to try Purigen but it is too small for the sponges to hold. I wrapped the top/bottom sponges with bags I kept from some Chemi-Pure Elite I had used up and it works well by securing the bottom sponge with a couple of small zip ties that poke through the sponge so it wouldn't float up (the supplied bottom sponge was hot glue down). My recommendation is to fill no more than half with Purigen to allow the little balls to tumble by using a valve to get the flow just right.
I also installed a regular sized filter housing with a 180 micron filter post Jumbo BRS reactor to keep the reactor contents from entering my tank, in the event it leaks by the sponges.
The Jumbo BRS is built like a tank and should last a lifetime.
Great Product By Christopher on 2/20/2012
Christopher would recommend this product to a friend
Bought one of these for GFO, it is pretty big and built very well. Very easy to get up and running. The only down fall is when using GFO it is hard to see when its tumbiling. Would be nice to see them update the cartridge to the new clear hard shell.
Works perfect By Adam on 2/9/2012
Adam would recommend this product to a friend
Purchased this for my 125 gallon tank to run Carbon. Easy to use, did not make a mess and no leaks.
5 Star Product By Joseph on 1/7/2012
Joseph would recommend this product to a friend
This product was very well made and lives up to all standards. I fully recommend this product for the price.
horrible product By ron p on 11/9/2011
ron p wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
Worst reactor I've ever tried. Screws that hold chamber to metal bracket strip easily. Sponges in reactor clog when using GFO. Sponges come unglued then fall on media not allowing media to "tumble" .
Excellent product ! By MAREK on 10/5/2011
MAREK would recommend this product to a friend
After few weeks of research I bought 2 Jumbo reactors for my 150G+50G Sump. One for GFO and second one for Carbon. Very solid construction. It's a excellent addition to my system. They are working perfect with Eheim 5000 Compact+ pump. Very easy maintenance.
The issues with the heat glue not sticking to the filter part where the cap is, it's NOT a problem. It's very easy to fix it.
I strongly recommend this product for 120G plus systems.
HUGE By Milford on 9/15/2011
Milford would recommend this product to a friend
Currently am running full of carbon on my 180 . Setup was easy and am running this and the smaller reactor with gfo and circulating my chiller off of a mag 9.5. Another solid product from BRS...
Pretty good but needs quality control By Kingsnake on 8/11/2011
Kingsnake would recommend this product to a friend
I ordered 6 of these and 2 of the 6 had issues with the heat glue not sticking to the filter part where the cap is. Instructions online (Video) are not step by step so if you are a NOOB it does take a little understanding to figure it out exactly.
Buy It By John on 5/31/2011
John would recommend this product to a friend
Great reactor. I bought 2 of these to upgrade from my Dual BRS GFO and Carbon reactor that had become too small when I upgraded to a 200 gallon tank. I find that my mag drive 5 will not tumble 4 cups of GFO so make sure to go with a large pump.
very well built By Jerry on 4/29/2011
Jerry would recommend this product to a friend
I purchased two for GFO and Carbon. It's made much better than I expected. Very high quality. By far the best one I have ever purchased.
Well built By Shane on 4/22/2011
Shane would recommend this product to a friend
The sturdy build makes canister removal easy. I prefer this unit over the standard reactor because of the sturdy mounting bracket.
Good - but GFO is challenging By Brad on 3/2/2011
Brad would recommend this product to a friend
I bought two of these. One for GFO and the other for carbon. The units are built very well and I like the swivel connectors. The mounting bracket is beefy and would probably support a truck. The only downfall I have is in using the BRS GFO pellets. The pellets are small enough they pass through the filter sponge and into my sump. It's only a small amount, but it's enough to require the use of a filter sock. If you are using GFO in one of these I highly recommend dumping it into a filter sock and not directly into your aquarium or sump. I did price the components separately to see what it would cost to make my own and I couldn't beat it - so I think it is a great value for what you get.