Looks Nice But...
As others have said the design looks sleek and it is a great concept. However it does not deliver on the effectiveness. I like another reviewer mentioned had a terrible time getting the body to adjust the flow. When I first put the base in the sump it worked really well but after a week of it being in the sump I could no longer hold the base steady while I tried to twist the canister to hold the flow. After a few minutes of struggling I was able to get it properly adjusted. When I went to clean the canister after the second use the bottom plate came apart from the inner pole making the canister useless. Now I either have to invest another $125 in a new canister or get a different reactor all together. I do not think it will be a difficult choice.
Does not work as advertised.
The concept behind this reactor is great and it does look very sleek, however, it is extremely difficult to adjust the reactor flow rate. It is a two hand job to hold down the base and then twist the canister to adjust the flow. The rubber feet make it even more difficult as it slides around on acrylic quite badly.
It’s pretty but the design doesn’t work. Unfortunately I bought without looking at reviews on R2R which day the same thing.
It just doesn’t work. The sponges are too loose to hold media in place and the design causes the carbon to tumble.
I loaded it up with media and the sponges collapsed and all my GFO fell out.