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Two Thumbs Up for Hydor By Jordan on 4/13/14Jordan 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 4/3/14Alli 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 3/27/14Jason 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 3/26/14Brennen 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 3/21/14Beagle 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 3/21/14Scott 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.
GREAT By JWEPPEL on 3/14/14JWEPPEL would recommend this product to a friendI AM NOT USING THESE ON A WAVE MAKER. SO FAR EVERYTHING IS GREAT.GOT 2 ON A 75GAL. REEF TANK
Do not use on a wave maker. By David on 2/24/14David wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI purchased two of the 1500 gph's for my 90 gallon tank as an upgrade for the wave timer, I had been running two older 800 gph power-heads and wanted more water moment. After installing the new Hydor units it became apparent that you could no longer sit in the same room with the wave timer on. The clicking that the heads made was so loud. After 24 hours of use they came out of the tank. I am currently using one as a stirring pump in my salt water barrel. Pump is good for water movement but do not use on a wavemaker.
Noisy when used with wavemaker By Pegasus on 2/17/14Pegasus wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI bought three 1150's when I was using a NaturalWave pump timer, and they did okay. I bought a Red Sea Wavemaster and another 1150. The constant clicking/clacking from the pumps on startup was driving my wife and I crazy. It was SO annoying! I sold three on ebay, kept one for mixing saltwater, and bought 4 Sicce Voyager 3's. What a difference... I can actually take a nap in the same room now. Yes, the V3's were more expensive, but they are well worth it. Totally silent startup and running make my tank much more enjoyable. However, these pumps are fine if they are constantly running. On a wavemaker... not so much.
Could be better By Could be a great powerhead on 2/17/14Could be a great powerhead wouldn't recommend this product to a friendAt first I really liked these powerheads, I have 3 of the 1150's and one 600. I have the flow set up like a wave surge, 40 seconds on 5 second rest oscillating from one end of the tank to the other. All controlled by my Apex.
In the last 6 months I have had to replace 3 of the covers due to the pump starting in reverse and breaking the rubber stopper piece off. Hydor mails them to me for free but this is getting to be a real pain in the butt! I put them in a vinegar water bath every 60 days so calcium build up is NOT the cause of the pumps starting in reverse. Also,only my 1150 model has this issue.
I would hope that Hydor has fixed this problem in the newer models.
Just what i expected By Bradb90 on 12/14/13Bradb90 would recommend this product to a friendVery good product. It is well built, made of high quality materials and I expect it to give me many years of use. I bought two of the 850gph for my 60g and they do the job just fine.
I definitely recommend this product.
Just what I was Looking For By Marc on 12/10/13Marc would recommend this product to a friendUsing the 850GPH as a circulation pump in a 55 gallon. Works as advertised. Seems to be the right size for my tank. Perfectly silent, very easy to mount with suction plus magnets. Exactly what I was looking for and about $25 less than at local aquarium store.
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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 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 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 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 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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