Better than Marineland By John on 3/13/13
John wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I have only had this pump for 2 weeks, but there is no noise. I have had a MJ 900 from Marineland for 6 months on my GFO reactor and the noise was horrible. Now the only thing I hear is flow of the water from the output, no rattling.
2 months later and it vibrates By Frank on 1/21/13
Frank wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
Perhaps I have a bad unit, but I've been running it for 2 months and it vibrates like mad. I added this pump to agitate the surface water and redirect my powerhead to the main tank. At first, the Cobalt was great, now (2 months later) it's vibrating horribly to the point that I will have to disconnect. Hopefully, a cleaning will take care of it, but if this is the case, then I would consider that to be ridiculous (I can go 6+ months on my other pumps and powerheads between cleaning). Either way, it's a big disappointment as it will not be easy to remove and I will likely have to come up with Plan C.
No Noise By Ron on 8/28/12
Ron would recommend this product to a friend
Great product. At first I bought a BRS reactor for carbon and with that I purchased a MaxiJet version of the same pump. I gave that a three star rating for excess noise. What I wrote then was: "I got this to use with the reactor instead of the recommended 1200 as it draws about 1/2 the watts with only a little loss in flow. The flow is fine and the price is fair, however the pump is loud to me. It is louder than my skimmer skimmer pump - skimmer is a reef octopus. On the plus it connects right up with the BRS reactors." This has the same pros but no noise cons. Also I use this on a second reactor with High Capcity GFO. Even this pump is overkill on pressure as I have to dial it way down to keep the tumbling just at the top and I have 1.5 cups of media in the reactor.
Cannot Loose By Carveth on 12/1/11
Carveth would recommend this product to a friend
I've had tanks for decades. One item that has repeatedly proven itself is the original Maxi Jet powerheads from Italy. They are quiet and draw low amps so cool and inexpensive to run. The newer Maxi Jets are made in China. I have reef friends who say they do not work as well especially in back pressure situations. These Cobalt Aquatics are the same as the old tried and true original Maxi Jets. Buy these, the true Maxi Jets under a new name. The only problem you will have with these is they will never wear out and you'll have them forever.