- BR-140 Biopellet Combo Pack - Reef Octopus
Each Reef Octopus Biopellet combo pack comes with Reef Octopus Biopellet Reactor and corresponding quantity of BRS Biopellets to fill the reactor.
Solid carbon dosing (biopellets) has become a popular method of removing nitrates from the aquarium. The exact method of denitration can be different for each tank but it mainly consists of a few things:
- Nitrate laden Bacteria is removed via the protein skimmer
- Bacteria directly converts nitrite into nitrous oxide so nitrate is never produced
- Bacteria consumes nitrates and processes them down into nitrogen gas
- Nitrate laden Bacteria is consumed by tank inhabitants like corals and sponges
Depending on the system it should take 4-8 weeks for the bacteria population to multiply and begin its work on your nitrates. Once you have the reactor going we suggest not making any adjustments for 8 weeks. Give the media and bacteria time to adjust to the parameters found in your tank and begin working. The absolute best advice we can give with this system is to set it up and forget about it for two months. Unless something is obviously not right resist all temptation to make any changes until the two months are up.
- 1x BR-140
- ½ Gallon (1882 mL) of BRS Biopellets
- Diameter: 5.5"W x 21"H
- Footprint: 7 x 7 (8.3 is the with the lid)
- Media Capacity: 1500+ mL
- Max Flow: 790-920 GPH
BRS Bulk Biopellets
BRS biopellets are made from 100% natural Polyhydroxyalkanoates. PHA is a natural substance produced by bacteria to store carbon and energy which makes it the ideal solid carbon source for denitrifying bacteria in the aquarium. BRS biopellets are produced by a leader in the industry, designed specifically for denitrification in aquaria and we believe it to be the best product available. Use of biopellets will also remove phosphates, combined with wise food selections it can be the only type of phosphate control required.
We recommend 1 cup (236 ml) of BRS biopellets per 50 gallons of system volume.
Br-110 excellent design and value By Sonny on 2/5/2016Sonny would recommend this product to a friendOwned the Br-140 but a bit large for my system. This is excellent and running a small pump for up to 1000ml. These do not clog and you can fine tune your own pumps on them.
Nice bio-pellet reactor By David on 5/7/2015David would recommend this product to a friendUsing this in the sump for a 120 gallon display tank. Running about 650 ml of pellets. The unit has a small footprint for the volume of pellets, which fits well in the sump. The cone base fluidizes the pellets nicely. The unit was easy to assemble and install. All the fittings fit snug and do not leak.
Hi By Michael on 3/5/2015Michael would recommend this product to a friendSo far, so good. It's only been running about 2 weeks or so, but is very well built. I'll report back later on how it's doing with nitrate reduction. I love the kits that BRS puts together to make it easy.
this is the ticket By Russell on 11/23/2013Russell would recommend this product to a friendI have been useing this for a long time, nice looking, and a good built reactor
BR-140 biopellet reactor.....excellent! By TYRUS on 9/2/2012TYRUS would recommend this product to a friendThis combo pack is great. I 'm currently running this reactor with the Mag drive 7 pump. It works like a champ. The reactor is well made and overall performance is excellent.
Good product... By Benjamin on 6/18/2012Benjamin would recommend this product to a friendexcellent construction and good looks and easy to install
Good By dtawahn on 5/6/2012dtawahn would recommend this product to a friendThis has been working great since setup. However, when setting up, if one tiny little pellet gets stuck in the lid, it will not seal and a watery mess is made. Make sure when you setup and add pellets, that the lid is completely clear. There is no room for error.
Well built and very cool looking product! (BR-70) By PT on 3/10/2012PT would recommend this product to a friendI added this shortly after I started on cycling my 24" cube, not sure but it might have helped my cycle time (around 10 days with dry rock). I did add some starting cultures from Microbacter7 and the hagen cycling product. The product is certainly well made and would definitely buy again. Consider getting this at the start too as you wont have to care about dealing with effects on the tank later. Consider putting a ball valve on the input as its nice to turn it off and on to break up the pellet clumping at the beginning. Im running this and the BRS Carbon reactor with a mag 3 and seems to have enough flow to keep both running.
One thing to keep in mind is to make sure you plumb correctly as the sch 80 union fittings dont seem to match what you can get in local stores .. I ended up making a mistake and having to wait for a replacement on the union.
Worth it! By 808Reefer on 12/27/2011808Reefer would recommend this product to a friendit costs a little more than some reactors, but I'm very impressed with this reactor. It is very well built, pretty much comes fully assembled. Great product overall.
I like this set up By walkabout on 11/23/2011walkabout would recommend this product to a friendI got this about 11 months ago the BR-110 works really well, pellets are a little high in price but what can you do, when something works this good, i am back for more pellets
BR-70 Combo By Mark Neil on 11/6/2011Mark Neil would recommend this product to a friendI've purchased this combo and have been using it for a few weeks (100g tank). I've noticed my sand getting clearer and better skimmer performance. I used about 200ml of pellet out of the 500ml pack. I think this should be more than enough for 100 gallon.
ro rx w pellets By William on 11/1/2011William would recommend this product to a friendAcrylic quality top. Well designed and easy to setup, tumbles your media as expected without clogging so far, cone at bottom does it s job, will recommend
Hi. Can this reactor be mounted externally?
The BR reactors can be mounted externally or internally.
Thanks for the question and have a great day!
None of the Reef Octopus reactors mention tank size. Can you recommend a model(s) for a 200 gallon system?