- MiniMax FullSize All-in-One Media Reactor - Innovative Marine (DISCONTINUED)
Auqa Gadget MiniMax Reactor - for use with GFO, Carbon and Biopellets that fit perfectly in the Innovative Marine AIO tank series along with other kinds of tanks that do not provide much room for filtration equipment.
Compatible with SR-60, SR-80, and SR-120
- Responsive flow adjusting knob
- Pump Included: 211 GPH
- 1 L (4 Cups) Volume Capacity
- Mounting Bracket Included
- Easy to mount
Patent pending design from Innovative Marine minimizes the need for tubing, PVC pipes, ball valves and thumb screws. Sleek design incorporates flow control, easy maintenance and energy efficiency and works with Carbon or GFO.
Maximum Volume Capacity
- 1 Liter
Dimensions with Bracket and Pump:
- 5.31"W at Top x 4.8" Wide at Bottom x 17.13" Tall
- Pump Flow Rate: 211 GPH
- Pump Power: 110-120V/60Hz
- Pump Watts: 11W
Manufacturer Model#: 7303
Limited 1 Year Manufacturer's Warranty
Great design, oversized and loud pump By Damian on 2/27/2018Damian would recommend this product to a friendI've always been terrible about switching out media for my tanks due to the painstaking mess it leaves behind and my general laziness. This reactor comes close to the ideal way to switching out media...but it's not perfect. The craftsmanship and material are decent, but the "handle" at the top is not bonded to the base acrylic top lid so it slides up and down when trying to remove the top lid of the inside canister where the media goes. It can be somewhat difficult to open due to the double o-rings that seal it. Second, the pump included is loud and way oversized for this reactor if you're running carbon or GFO, which doesn't need to be violently tumbled. As a consequence of running low tumbling media, I was required to reduce the flow in the reactor which creates back pressure on the pump and makes it even louder than it already is; there is no way to reduce the amount of water flowing into the pump (from the inlet) like the smaller sized reactors. I replaced the pump with a Sicce 0.5 and it functions much better for my purposes. The size of the reactor is fairly adequate for medium to large sized tanks if you subscribe to the philosophy of smaller quantities of GFO, as opposed to large amounts. I'm running this reactor on a 150g and feel it's more than enough volume to fulfill my large quantities of GFO I use. I really like the design because it's perhaps the easiest pump to change media out. There's no detaching hoses or removing the entire reactor. You simply side out the inner tube, let the water drain, and replace the media. The only downside to this design is that you will have to rinse the media outside of the tank. But this can be remedied by flowing water through the inside cartridge in a bucket of water until the media is cleaned using a small pump that can attach to the hole at the bottom of the cartridge.
I can't speak for the quality of the sponges because I have removed them and replaced the bottom sponge with 316 stainless steel mesh that prevents the GFO from falling into the base of the reactor. Yes, this is quite experimental, but so far it's working out OK. Time will only tell how corrosion resistant the material is.
Overall, I recommend this reactor if you don't mind the noise and if you're willing to make some modifications, if the noise bothers you. I've tried most reactors out there in the quest of the easiest of use, and this comes very close, despite its shortcomings.
Excellent reactor By Aristides on 10/24/2017Aristides would recommend this product to a friendI purchased this reactor for my 75 gallon reef tank to replace my BRS GFO & carbon de luxe reactor. The main motivation was the much simplified maintenance compared to the BRS product, specifically for changing the media. I never liked the BRS reactor design with its hard to open thread system and need to take the whole thing out of the sump. After a short while I noticed another advantage of the Minimax: using the same combination of GFO and ROX carbon I got rid of the nuisance algae as never before, probably due to the larger media volume compared to the BRS reactor. The only (minor) drawback is that rinsing the media is a little more involving than for the BRS reactor. Overall, I am very happy with the Minimax reactor, and I do recommend it.