Primary pump for my 215 reef By Burnie on 2/20/2014
Burnie would recommend this product to a friend
I have owned quite a few pumps over the years, but this Reeflo is the ticket so far. I see some of the issues addressed in other reviews but for my own personal experience I have to say this is the best pump I've had yet. Its ultra quiet, I honestly thought it was not turned on. Its low heat with no heat transfer to tank. It uses very little power. The Mag 18 driving my skimmer cost more to run than the Reeflo. I bought 3 of these, one for main tank, 2nd for a manifold to feed various reactors, and the 3rd to sit on a shelf if and when Murphy's Law kicks in.
Too bad By BBDB on 12/26/2013
BBDB wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I purchased the Reeflo snapper dart when I was in the process of setting up a new tank because it fit the bill and appeared to have good reviews along with being a decent pump. Like moast other reeflo customers I too had a leaking shaft seal. Reeflo customer service sent me a new shaft seal at no charge. About a month later I started noticing a bearing noise that got worse and worse. I contacted reeflo again, and they sent me a suposive refurbished pump, well the replacment pump was quiet, but it was filthy.
I'm unsure what to think about the Reeflo company but my experiences are driving me in to looking for a new pump.
DO Not buy this pump By S Florida Reef on 5/24/2013
S Florida Reef wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
Tank is still down...5 days now waiting on a seal...no notice of shipment..and I think that the seal is coming from just down the road in Ft Lauderdale but I have to deal with Colorado...very poor customer service. Stay away from this pump !
bad seal :-( By S florida reef on 5/22/2013
S florida reef wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
just set up the new tank...seal leaked ...waiting on a new one. Seems that there was a known issue with seals. Nice they are sending a seal kit...but for that much money it shoud not require me fixing a brand pump that has never even seen saltwater yet. Just Saying.
Quiet, big water mover By Elliott on 4/17/2013
Elliott would recommend this product to a friend
Quiet efficient pump motor. Some potential problems with impeller seals, but the reeflo customer service overcomes any reservations about buying one. Big water mover, no heat transfer. Best in class.
Amazing Flow By JOHN on 4/17/2013
JOHN would recommend this product to a friend
Unbelivable flow for very low wattage. Love the ability to switch from Dart/Snapper with ease, and additionally, I can throttle the pump back from the output resulting in watts saved and increased seal life. I also love that it comes with a three year warranty. While I hope I don't have to use that, I've heard their customer service is excellenet!
BRS Chose Wisely When Flagging As BRS Favorite By oceandude on 4/10/2013
oceandude would recommend this product to a friend
Primed it, connected the pump and it was so quiet that I didn't think it was even on. By far the best external pump I've owned.
Best Customer Service yet! By Ellery on 9/19/2012
Ellery would recommend this product to a friend
I must say I was originally disappointed that my dart hybrid had a leak in 8 months that caused the bearing to seize up but Chris from Reeflo responded to my emails right away and sent me a new seal which eventually turned into a whole new replacement pump.
Customer service in the US has waned through the years but I'm glad small companies like Reeflo honor their warranty without giving customers too much of a hassle.
Wow By steve on 9/9/2012
steve would recommend this product to a friend
Brought this pump hoping it would be silent and worth the money and I have to say it went beyond my Expectation. Pumps a lot of water to my tank now my water is crystal clear . Now I see why BRS recommends this product and so do I
Primary Pump for 320 Gallon System By Keith on 5/27/2012
Keith would recommend this product to a friend
I am using this in the Dart configuration and is pumping water in a large manifold to two 135 Gallon tanks, multiple BRS reactors, and will easily supply water and sufficient pressure for additional items off of the manifold such as a Calcium Reactor and Sulfur nitrate reactor. This pump is just about dead silent. I definitly recommend it.
Energy efficient with great flow By James on 5/21/2012
James would recommend this product to a friend
I am using this on my 225g display with 75g sump for about 7 months. Overall I am happy with this pump, it moves a lot of water and is very energy efficient. I have noticed some carbonate buildup near the rotor which tells me the seals may be bad already, kind of dissapointing for being relatively new but I still give 5 stars.
Recap of my Snapper hybrid review By Todd on 2/29/2012
Todd would recommend this product to a friend
After finally getting a seal kit and new Impeller This pump seems to be doing alright.It does pump a ton of water and is very energy conservative According to my Killawatt my whole system only costs 22.00 a month to run since switching from multiple pumps to this one doing it all and building my LED lighting system. However the multiple reviews I have seen on this pump indicated to me that they are prone to leaking out of the box and needing immediate fixes which goes right along with my first experience with this particular model of Reeflo
DECENT FOR THE MONEY By RICH on 1/6/2012
RICH would recommend this product to a friend
I had a similar experience as the previous review but besides the shaft seal needed to get replaced the housing was defective due to over milling. need less to say I was not impressed. I contacted Chris @ reefflo, even though it was during Christmas season and reefflo was closed during that week Chris still made an effort to contact me with-in the same day, after I explained what was happening, he promptly discussed different options for me to correct my problems I opted for the new replacement parts to be sent to me asap which Chris complied and in the mean while we came up with a temporarily solution to get me going. After all the issues I had, I still feel my reefflo was a good choice. It is running strong and I know if I have any issues in the future which I don't really anticipate it will I know I have great people behind this product.
Leaked from the get go By Todd on 10/31/2011
Todd wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
After saving my pennies for a long time to get this pump . Im pretty disapointed in this pump. 1 week to the day after hooking it up I noticed a big glob of salt creep coming from the seal. I have contacted Reeflo and have not seen my new impeller/seal and now that I look at it the motor shaft looks like it may not be straight. At this point in time I can not recommend these pumps. For 300.00 one would think that this would in no way happen .