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anyone running the bubble magus mini reactor?

Discussion in 'Help and Advice' started by kevinda, Jul 12, 2012.

  1. kevinda

    kevinda Registered

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    just wondered if anyone had any experience of running one of these?
    thinking of putting one in my rear sump(it does fit!) i know they overflow the water out of the top but are they quiet/reliable?

    many thanks
    kevin
     
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    Best be as I've ordered some off Chris Hysterical
     
  3. kevinda

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    yeah they look a good bit of kit,i know they have to be placed inside the sump as the water just overflows out of the top.
    simple design........i like it!
    i would have bought one today but i needed to ask chris more about it to make sure it was right for my system.
     
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    Greengrass on here has just started running one
     
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    Tbh ive gad it running only a days but upto now happy with it

    I filled the chamber with phos n doc to a quarter full and when the pump is running the media sits just over half way but the whole of the media is tumbleing instead of certain parts as in a normal reactor ie the phosban etc

    The water that returns from the top i thought was gona be a noise concern whilst sat running ro through it in a bucket but once in the sump and the door was shut i cant hear it tbh, but the deeper the water the reactor is sat in the less the water has to fall, mine is sat in 7-8" of water abd cant hear it.

    I went for the mini 70 as its just right for my 28" sumped cube needs but there is bigger sizes, i will however give another review in a couple of week if people want to wait but as said upto now happy with and the fact its neat and compact with no pipes is a bonus

    Les
     
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    Some pics.....
     

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    Some more.....but the thing that stood out for me was the ring type thing at the bottom of the cylinder to hopefully stop the bottom sponge riseing up the reactor if blocked
     

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    Cheers for the impromtu review Greengrass which has given me some peace of mind buying them Big Thumbs Up
     
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    No probs paul, upto now happy with it and a spare set of sponges in the box, the mini 70 i got has an attman 400 the mini 80 the attman 500 but dont know about the mini 100


    Les
     
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    It's the mini 70's I've ordered. Just loved the simplicity of controlling the flow on the BM's
     
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    Yeah its pretty good with a twist top
     
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    It was exactly this simplicity that swung the decision for me. The fact that you think the flow is superb and so easy to balance pleases me no end Big Thumbs Up
     
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    can anyone forsee any issues with me placing it in the rear of a perc 90?
    it will be in the middle chamber(return) and in around 7-8 inches of water.

    thanks
    kevin
     
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    Tbh kev i think it depends how you position the pump, as long as the intake is not up against the back wall or anything,

    The pump underneath just slots into the bottom of the reactor, its not fastened in anyway, Wen mine is in the sump and i go to remove the reactor the pump stay in the bottom secured by its suckers so can be a bit fiddely to put back on the pump without removeing the pump but bot to bad
     
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