horrible product By ron p on 11/10/11
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 10/5/11
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 9/15/11
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 8/12/11
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 6/1/11
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 4/29/11
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 4/22/11
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 3/2/11
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.
excellent product! By jack on 12/15/10
jack would recommend this product to a friend
this is the very best media reactor I have ever purchased. ease of use and it gets the job done!
Well worth the money By David on 9/12/10
David would recommend this product to a friend
This thing is awesome. Its built very well and makes changing carbon a breeze!! It was always a pita to run carbon in my system because of limited space in my sump but now its a simple matter to change and maintain the carbon. Its a excellent addition to my system!
Nice Reactor By Mike R. on 8/27/10
Mike R. would recommend this product to a friend
I set up my Jumbo reactor. It is for a 150 Gallon tank with around a 25 gallon sump.
Bigger than I thought, but this thing is rock solid. I have 3 cups of pellet GFO running in it.
Fairly simple to set up. Basically plug in the pump and that is it. A MJ1200 barely pushed the pellets, but it seemed to work. I wound up feeding it off my main pump instead.
A lot of help from BFS. The best part of the product is their support both before I bought it and then after.
Great Product!!! By Jorge on 6/16/10
Jorge would recommend this product to a friend
I had to purchase this Jumbo reactor to use with my CO2 Scrubber media. The regular sized reactors were chocking my air flow to my skimmer and not allowing the skimmer to work properly. I have the AquaC 400 skimmer. With this Jumbo reactor and its 1 inch ports, my issue was resolved.