Why does BRS recommend this?
All of the BRS reactors come with easy to use push connect tubing, flow control, and a refillable cartridge. We took easy to find components to keep things cheap while designing an efficient easy to refill reactor for aquarium use. We keep hearing our reactors are the easiest to refill even when compared to others three times the price. When changing the media is easy you are more likely to do it in a timely fashion as well. We also recommend having an extra refillable cartridge on hand to make changing media that much easier.
Easy to use, setup and maintain. Perfect for utilizing GFO and Carbon in the aquarium. No annoying thumb screws and leaky lids like other reactors. BRS recommends a Sicce Syncra Silent 1.5 pump to operate this reactor. Sold separately or packaged with the pump. Choose a different pump depending on mounting height and amount of media used.
The BRS GFO & Carbon Reactor features several distinct advantages over other brands.
- Ultra-transparent media cartridge allows for clear viewing of reactor media
- Heavy duty plastic construction
- High quality easy to use double O-Ring push-connect fittings
- Easy to operate, clean and maintain
- Filter wrench included
- (2) 3 Ft. sections of tubing
- High quality ball valve for precise tuning
- Ability to run carbon and GFO at the same time
- 1/2" fittings and ports throughout reduce head pressure and provide ample flow rates
- Holds 1/2 cup of carbon (Approx. 50g) and 1/4 cup of GFO (Approx. 35g) mix or 3/4 cup of only carbon (Approx 105g)
- Dimensions: 9"H x 8"W x 5.5"
- Sicce Syncra 1.5 Pump Dimensions - 4.0" L x 2.3" W x 3.1" H
- Pump (optional) and media sold separately
BRS GFO & Carbon Reactors use 1/2" Push Connect fittings and 1/2" Mur-Lok Polyethylene Tubing
- 1x BRS Carbon Mini Reactor (5" Canister Housing)
- 1x 1/2" Push-Connect Union
- 6ft (2x 3ft sections) 1/2" RO tubing
- 1x 1/2" QC Ball Valve
- 1x RO Canister Wrench
- 1x 5" Refillable Media Cartridge
- 1x Syncra 1.5 Reactor Pump
- 1x 1/2" NPT x 1/2" Push-Connect Fitting
|Product Name||BRS GFO & Carbon Mini Reactor - 5" Single|
|SKU||BRS GFO And Carbon Reactor - 5 Inch Single|
|Reactor Placement||Hang On, In Sump, Wall Mount|
|Media Capacity||1 Cup / 236mL|
Thanks for reaching out to us! You can find replacement sponges for our BRS reactors here: https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/brs-reactor-replacement-pads-hard-shell.html.
Happy reefing! :)
SKU: 207733? Free reactor?
Thank you for reaching out to us and great observation! The reason why the mini reactor is the same price is due to a special agreement through Sicce where they provide sicce 1.5 pumps without the accessories and packaging for a lower cost to maintain the value of our BRS reactors after switching from the MJ1200 that used to come included with those reactors. They would also not be supported under their usual 3-5 year warranty if purchased with the reactor. If there is anything else we can do for you let us know. Take care!
Thanks for reaching out to us. We do offer the Sicce 1.5 pump as a discounted price with the Reactor Kit for convenience, but is the same pump. For warranty it would be covered through us with the Sicce 5 year warranty and if you have any further questions please let us know. Hope this helps!
You are able to buy the replacement cartridges for the mini-reactor here. Have a great day!
They will not fit, as the threading on each of those canisters are different. :-)
The size of system is going to depend on what type of media you are using. The reactor holds up to 3/4 cup of media.
3/4 cup of ROX carbon for instance will treat a 120 gallon system
1/2 cup of High Capacity GFO which leaves room to tumble media, will treat a 65 gallon system.
Check out our reef calculator to see how many gallons your chosen media will treat.
You can choose to either split the return pump or use a separate pump. Both options will work well!
If High Capacity GFO and ROX 0.8 Carbon are used it can work. However standard GFO or Carbon will need a larger reactor.
The mini would be a little small and not hold enough media. We recommend the standard reactor instead. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Ideally this Will work on a max flow around 300 GPH, typically between 150 to 200 works great depending on the head height. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
The Mini Reactor will be very difficult to use with Bio-pellets, the reason is the pellets will clog very quickly due to the shape and design of the reactor body. We recommend a reactor designed specifically for Bio-pellets whenever possible. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
We do have replacement O-Rings which are the same as our other canisters. I have included a link below.
The phosban media can be used alone. It is not recommended to tumble media in the mini reactor as it is too small and may allow for clogging. there is not a need to mix Phosban with other media. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
The MJ1200 can work great with 2 reactors. by connecting the tubing is a fairly easy option. The only issue is if you are planning on running GFO it will need to be mixed with Carbon on the Mini as the GFO will clog very quickly by itself in the Mini reactor. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
The mini is able to hold around 1.5 cups of media and would be too small for a 125 gallon tank. For that sized tank you will need the standard reactor. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Are there any drawbacks to using the mini for both carbon and GFO?
The mini will hold 1.5 cups of media. It can be used with Carbon or carbon and GFO mixed together just fine however is too small for only GFO as it would clog. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!