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Quiet, affordable circulation pump By b-christopher on 10/5/2014b-christopher would recommend this product to a friendI can't speak for use with any wavemakers or timers, but for an always-on circulation pump the combination of power, quietness, affordability and durability are hard to match.
At these prices, they are attractive emergency backups as well.
great Powerhead By Devin on 9/10/2014Devin would recommend this product to a friendI use mine for a mixing powerhead, and it works great!!!! very good construction!!!
Great pump. By A on 7/16/2014A would recommend this product to a friendGood pump for extra circulation. I wouldn't turn it on and off all of the time.
you get what you pay for By joshua on 5/3/2014joshua would recommend this product to a friendFor the amount of money you pay for this pump. I cant complain that much, but after have two of these pumps running on the hydor wave maker for around 3 or 4 months, the front piece broke out of both and they began running backwards. I contacted their customer service and they were quick to send replacement parts with no hastle.
GREAT By Z28 on 4/30/2014Z28 would recommend this product to a friendHAVE 2) 1150'S ALREADY. NEEDED ONE MORE FOR FLOW AT BOTTOM OF TANK (CYNO PROBLEM) BOUGHT 1)1500 AND I'M NOT 100% SURE.BUT MY CYANO HAS REALLY GOTTEN BETTER.GREAT, QUIET,PRICED RIGHT PRODUCT
Quiet when running By David on 4/22/2014David would recommend this product to a friendThey are quiet, well made pumps. I have 3 of the 1500. I wouldn't want them on a controller though. I turn them off to feed daily and when they first start up its a very audible noise. Setting these up on a timer would be quite annoying. For strong constant flow, you couldn't go wrong.
Two Thumbs Up for Hydor By Jordan on 4/13/2014Jordan would recommend this product to a friendNow this review is not really for the two 600gph evolution powerheads themselves that i bought which work great, but it is more for their customer service if anyone has to ever contact them. I ordered two 600gph heads from BRS. When I got the package I opened every item to inspect to make sure that everything was present, intact, and not broken. One of the powerheads' attachment clips for the upper chamber was broken off. It appeared to be a cause of the assembly from Hydor and not shipping. I shot them a quick email to tell them of the issue, and within 24 hours they responded stating they would send a new upper chamber by the end of the week. It arrived just as they stated. So for anyone here who not only cares about how well the product works but also about communication with their customer service, Hydor's was excellent.
Great power head By Alli on 4/2/2014Alli would recommend this product to a friendThis power head worked great in my 60g for a year and now that I upgraded my tank I use it to circulate my standby water. I have used and abused this thing and it is works like day one.
good but not for wavemaker By Jason on 3/27/2014Jason would recommend this product to a friendThis has a nice broad flow, not a stream like some power heads out there. The clicking on start up is not acceptable with a controller, I am going to try a sicce evo 4 as a replacement.
only last about 6 months until they crap out By Brennen on 3/26/2014Brennen wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI have 3 of these pumps. They work great for about 5-6 months. Then they start to clog up and the flow is never the same again. They constantly start in reverse. These pumps also can start making noise down the road. I ended up getting a mp40.
Good but loud on start up. By Beagle on 3/21/2014Beagle wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI like the mount, the flow and the price. But after hooking them up to my Red Sea Wavemaster, I think I'm going to try and unload them and go with something else, maybe a Sicce. I read all kinds of review of people using them on their wave systems and happy. But the clicking at times is almost unbearable.
Great power head By Scott on 3/21/2014Scott would recommend this product to a friendI bought 2 of these for my 55 mixed reef. Water movement is strong, but gentile enough so not to blow my frags out of the sand. Works great in conjunction with the wave maker. Would defenatly buy Evo's again from BRS.
Previously Asked Questions
by Rob on April 6, 2014, @8:53 AM
Which koralia powerhead can be controlled by an Apex Lite?
Bulk Reef Supply Hi Rob,
All the Apex does to control a powerhead like a koralia is turn the power on and off. You could do this with any piece of equipment so which specific powerhead doesn't matter, though its worth noting that constantly turning the power on and off on an AC powerhead is going to drastically shorten its lifespan. There are some pumps such as the sicce voyager stream pumps that use a different design that will hold up to the on/off better then others though.
by Ron on December 19, 2013, @9:02 AM
Will this powerhead connect to a wall outlet?
Bulk Reef Supply Hi Ron,
Yes, these power-heads only have a standard 2 prong american plug on the end of them.
by Curt on March 13, 2014, @12:32 PM
is the Hydor Koralia Evolution 1500GPH really 6" in diameter as described? this would be huge!
Bulk Reef Supply Hi Curt,
That would actually be the length :-)
by Jeremy on April 10, 2014, @7:52 AM
I have a 55 gallon reef tank, would two 800gph work or would that be too much flow?
Bulk Reef Supply Hi Jeremy,
I think two of them would be a great choice for your tank!
by David on April 4, 2014, @5:46 PM
I just purchased a 40 gallon breeder aquarium and plan on running 2 of these power heads. should I use the 600 gph model? Thank you.
Bulk Reef Supply Hey David,
That would be a great option with plenty of flow.
Hydor Koralia Evolution submersible powerheads are a popular choice because they are affordable and reliable high flow powerheads. Upgraded, shaft-less impeller boasts unique design for wide and gentle water flow beneficial to aquarium inhabitants. Patented magnetic base with articulating ball joint allows full, 360-degree range of convenient pump positions. Direct vital water movement to areas of your aquarium never possible with conventional powerheads.
High flow is very important to maintaining a thriving healthy aquarium. Aquariums with poor flow can experience a number of easily avoidable health issues. Using high flow powerheads in your aquarium will:
- Significantly decrease the risk of algae outbreaks.
- Keep waste and particles suspended longer so skimmers and filters have a better chance of removing them.
- Prevent toxic pockets from forming in hard to reach areas.
- Keep debris from collecting on corals.
- Keep food suspended longer so you can add less food.
- Increase the chances of long term healthy tank success.
Quick Compare - Hydor Koralia Evolution
|Evolution 600||4.5 Watts||3 1/2" x 6".dia.||600 GPH||Up to 70 gallon||40 gallon|
5 1/2" x 2 1/2" dia.
|Up to 90 gallon||
|Evolution 1150||5.5 Watts||6" x 6" dia.||1150 GPH||Up to 125 gallon||70 gallon|
6" x 6".dia.
|Up to 160 gallon||
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