- MiniMax Sump All-in-One Media Reactor - Innovative Marine
The super space saving MiniMax Sump Media Reactor is optimized for the use of carbon, gfo, biopellets, or any other biological or chemical filter media. The included pump is discretely placed under the reactors chamber and is appropriately sized for the reactor.
Max Capacity - 380 mL
Dimensions - 4.33" L x 4.33" W x 9.64" H
The space saving design of the MiniMax Sump Reactor places the pump under the reactor body keeping the footprint very small while allowing for up to 380 mL of whichever media you choose. The innovative design removes ball valves, tubing, and other clutter commonly found with other reactors. The MiniMax Sump has a unique dual chamber design that lets you have fine control of the flow with a simple turn of a knob.
Silencer Sleeve - Adjustable sleeve lets you eliminate any noise
Efficiency - Upflow design with adjustable flow for maximum contact time and tuning for your media type.
Removable Inner Chamber - Simply slide the inner chamber out for quick and easy maintenance.
Diameter - 4.33"
Height - 9.64"
Capacity - 380 mL
Max Flow - 92 GPH
Power - 8w @ 120v
1x MiniMax Sump Pump
1x MiniMax Sump Outer Chamber
1x MiniMax Sump Silencer Sleeve
1x MiniMax Sump Inner Chamber
1x MiniMax Sump Sponge
1x MiniMax Sump Cap
Small and does the Job By Carlos on 7/7/2018Carlos would recommend this product to a friendWas looking for a GFO reactor that would be small and that would allow for the “base” to be detached from the media holder section for ease of maintenance. This reactor caught my eye because it looks sharp, small and simple. I was concerned it wouldnt hold enough media, but that is not the case since I only need to run GFO for my 150 SPS tank. I use Phosfiltrum(aquavitro) which only requires 100 gr of media filling less than half of the reactor body.
I could see this tiny reactor being suitable to tanks up to 500 gals if used with this efficient GFO media. It could be small to fit carbon as more media is needed, but I can care less about carbon.
As for the negative reviews about the top coming off, just dont see that happening. The top is closed really tight with double O-rings wich I have a hard time pulling off to replace media.
The media tumbles really nicely inside the chamber and can be adjusted by twisting the top knob instead of other reactors that require you to open ball valves that harden as carbonate builds around them.
Good idea, very poor execution By Andrew on 1/15/2018Andrew wouldn't recommend this product to a friendThis design would be great if it actually worked. Unfortunately I have the same complaints as the other reviews...the top pops off and spews whatever media you have all over your sump. Additionally the build quality leaves a lot to be desired aside from the fact that it can't achieve the sole function it is designed for.
Needs improvement By Chris on 6/7/2017Chris wouldn't recommend this product to a friendNot impressed with the over all build quality of this reactor.. the baffles inside are crooked ( doesn't affect performance, but for $100 was expecting a little better than that). The main issue with this reactor is the lid does not fit tight enough in the internal sleeve, the pressure from the pump will push the lid off spraying your media out into your sump, or when you try to pull the sleeve out the lid pops off and media gets all over your sump.. the lid really needs to be a threaded fit instead of a pressure fit.. also when you rinse the media, the way the bottom is designed it is very hard to rinse all the fines out.. I do love the concept of this reactor, and with a few tweaks you can get it to work good.. I really hope they redesign this reactor! Recommend to a friend? Yes and no!
Pops open and pukes in your sump By Fourthwind on 2/20/2017Fourthwind wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI am very disappointed in this reactor. I have the other reactors by IM and they work well in my AIO tanks, but this one after a week or two ejects the canister and pukes the carbon all over your sump floor. Have tried new O rings sent by IM and had several different water flow levels. Nice idea IM but poor execution. Need some way to lock the reactor in place.
Great design, poor manufacturing By Eric on 1/26/2017Eric wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI've got a couple of these running in my nano, one for biopellets and one for GAC/GFO. The one I was running the carbon/gfo in decided to pop open/volcano in my sump due to a loose seal on the lid. Had the top knob break off another. Love the design, but manufacturing/QC could use a little work.