Should have bought this pump the first time around By Dave on 12/21/2012
Dave would recommend this product to a friend
Recently I ordered the Carbon and GFO cannisters from BRS and trying to save some money, I went with another pump. Lets just say that pump didn't perform and is not in the trash can.
I set the Cobalt pump up and I have had zero problems with it. I wish I had ordered this pump the first time around.
Impeller Failure By Rick on 11/20/2012
Rick wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I purchased the reactor/pump combo exclusively to regenerate GFO
The impellers apparently do not hold up to the lye-water required to regenerate GFO. I've gotten less then 72 hours of operation out of each of the 2 impellers I've used. (a 10 year old MJ1200 holds up just fine)
I gave it 3 stars because Cobalt was very good about the original replacement part. I'm hoping they are going to replace my second impeller with the same top notch service that they did the first.
Reliable By Scott on 10/4/2012
Scott would recommend this product to a friend
Still running strong over the last 7 months. I have the nozzle set to push water out prior to entering the reactor line and this has added nice water movement. Good pump.
Best for reactor! By Grant on 9/10/2012
Grant would recommend this product to a friend
I had to order this separate from my BRS dual reactor because it was out of stock. It works great though.
Only problem i have had is if a piece of algae gets caught in the intake it significantly reduces the flow, as any pump would..
Also make sure the suction cups are securely fastened or the vibration can get kind of noisy.
same old maxi By Quenton on 9/5/2012
Quenton would recommend this product to a friend
i was looking for a replacement part for my maxijet and couldn't find it i called BRS & THEY had the answer for me! This is the same maxijet pump thanks BRS
Way better than Marineland By Ryan on 8/20/2012
Ryan would recommend this product to a friend
I bought this pump to replace a loud marineland pump that was being used in my reactor. it was a direct replacement (MJ1200 for an MJ1200) and the difference was night and day. I use this pump to pump water from the back of my biocube, into the stand and back up. it's dead silent even with the 4ft of head height and you can even regulate the output without chattering like the Marineland. I'm placing an order for another one now to replace my marineland return pump.
good value for your money By Nicholas on 6/17/2012
Nicholas would recommend this product to a friend
very nice pump...Its nice and quiet and very reliable. This is definitely like the originals
Great for reactors By Greg on 6/12/2012
Greg would recommend this product to a friend
I bought two to these for my BRS reactors. They became less noisy after about a week of use. It is a solid pump and easy to clean.
handy all around pumps By Michael on 2/12/2012
Michael would recommend this product to a friend
Well I've been using the marineland MJ1200 for a few years now (the older Italian made one, not the Chinese made one) and these seem rather comparable. They do what they are ment to do reliably.
However, my pump was missing the venturi piece, luckily I had no intent of using it, but had I wanted to connect the flair to the end of the pump, I would have been out of luck.
Nice By Jarrod0987 on 1/20/2012
Jarrod0987 would recommend this product to a friend
Same thing as MJ1200 but made to higher standards. Is much quiter but no Hi flow fan upgrade kit included.
Very nice value and utility By Mike on 12/10/2011
Mike would recommend this product to a friend
I've recently purchased and used both the Cobalt and another brand MJ1200. The Cobalt runs more quietly and includes most of the same accessories as the other version, however this Cobalt included only and impeller and not the propeller accessories so keep that in mind. Overall I prefer this pump to the cheaper version.