Strong pump, runs hot. By A on 7/16/2014A would recommend this product to a friendIt is a quality pump, but I am not sure it is suitable for most aquarium setups. I am sure it can run fine without a fan in more open areas but in tight areas typical of aquarium setups it runs too hot. Strong, powerful, quiet...but it probably needs a small fan.
Worth the price By MandM on 2/19/2013MandM would recommend this product to a friendI had to replace my Pan World pump, it was gumming up and stopped pumping a few times. I decided to spend more on this one and I'm glad I did. Very quiet. It doesn't have the fan that the Pan World pump has and that is probably a lot of the noise with that pump. This one runs very warm, but it won't melt anything. Get a rubber pad to absorb vibration with this one, as with all the metal mounting bracket.