Does the job By Reefer368 on 3/4/2014
Reefer368 would recommend this product to a friend
I have the cs 150 for my 125 gallon tank and 40 gallon sump it is awesome except for the fact that my system is hard plumbed and it is pretty loud with the gurgling of the water
Works great very happy with it! By Jorge on 2/24/2014
Jorge would recommend this product to a friend
We are very happy with our choice and would say no problems at all with it.
CS90 Great product By O'D on 2/5/2014
O'D would recommend this product to a friend
I originally went the cheapest/ugliest route and constructed overflows out of PVC via DIY videos on YouTube. While they were indeed cheap, functional, and gave a sense of accomplishment, it just didn't look good, and brought a constant fear factor knowing the flaws of that system. I was toying with the idea of drilling the tank, but soon decided a HOB overflow would be the safest route. These overflows are great, but I would like to know how long the pump will last until it burns out...while the siphon remains despite the pump being turned off (or if it died), if the power goes out and then comes back on and you're not there to start the siphon again, you could easily flood the tank and cause big problems. I would definitely say the pros out weigh what little cons there are with this. I'm not having any noise problems, but if you do, there are videos for standpipes to help with this.
Not Happy By shawn on 12/20/2013
shawn wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
first of all, not thrilled that you have to add a siphon pump to make this thing work! Second if you hard pipe the unit it is very loud.All the adjusting in the world wouldn't stop the gurgling. I had to make two pipes that fit into the drains (thank god for you tube). Overall i don't think i would not recommend this to anybody that wants to hard pipe their systems.
Good option By Daniel on 9/19/2013
Daniel would recommend this product to a friend
If your tank is tempered like mine and you don't have a reef ready design, this is your best option. Just make sure you establish a water level for both your tank and sump. If either your siphon fails or your pump turns off you could have an overflow in your tank or your sump [double trouble]. Also be sure to use a good ball valve or two on your lines to regulate flow... It makes a bit too much noise, and the pre-filter will clog eventually, so do your maintenance, and this will work well for you....
Best alternative to a drilled tank By Tim on 5/2/2013
Tim would recommend this product to a friend
I've been running this set up for about a year. As other reviewers have noted, the aqua lifter pump maintains and restarts the siphon even in the event of a power outage. So far, I've had no problems. A couple of notes: 1) As an added precaution, I drilled a 1/8" hole in my return just below the surface of the water. In the event of a power failure, this will stop the return from back-siphoning into the sump and overflowing it; 2) If you have the proper sized sump for your tank, you can tinker with the water level in the sump, keeping it low enough to accommodate water flowing back from the tank if the power fails. Nothing is fool- or idiot-proof, but if you follow the instructions and do the maintenance, this is the next best thing.
Deluxe CS50 with Lid By Chavinpat on 4/8/2013
Chavinpat would recommend this product to a friend
Solid craftsmanship. It isn't as loud as I thought it would be, just keep the cover on. Like many equipment, regular maintain is a must.
CPR CS90 Overflow w/ Pump By Christian on 3/21/2013
Christian would recommend this product to a friend
I love this combo. Gives me peace of mind that my overflow siphon will always be going, even if power stops and it has to restart. This unit is exceptionally quiet, but I may add a durso standpipe to mine.
Excellent product! By Pat on 11/27/2012
Pat would recommend this product to a friend
This is probably the best option if you cannot drill your tank. I tried numerous scenarios to try to break the siphon and was unable to do so. Just make sure the outlet hose from the Aqualifter is under water either in the tank or the sump and you won't have a problem.
Very easy installation By Pat on 11/27/2012
Pat would recommend this product to a friend
This is probably the best option if you can't drill your tank. I have tried many scenarios and I cannot make this thing lose siphon. Even if you turn off the aqualifter it keeps on flowing, just make sure that the outlet hose from the aqualifter is under water, either in the tank or the sump.
CPR 102 By Michael on 11/21/2012
Michael would recommend this product to a friend
I've got it on a 75 gal. It's a little over-kill. Got this one because I figured if one pipe clogged I'd still have another pipe open. We turn all pumps off twice a day when we feed. Never a problem with siphon starting. Best part is it's completely silent. If I turn off my skimmer I can't even hear the aquarium running. So Nice! I absolutely love CPR Aquatics!
Good By dtawahn on 5/6/2012
dtawahn would recommend this product to a friend
We like the product and the quietness of the flow; however, the pump worries me. If it were to fail, there would be an issue. We have not had any issues and do not have to worry about fish getting trapped.