Quiet when running By David on 4/22/2014
David would recommend this product to a friend
They are quiet, well made pumps. I have 3 of the 1500. I wouldn't want them on a controller though. I turn them off to feed daily and when they first start up its a very audible noise. Setting these up on a timer would be quite annoying. For strong constant flow, you couldn't go wrong.
Two Thumbs Up for Hydor By Jordan on 4/13/2014
Jordan would recommend this product to a friend
Now this review is not really for the two 600gph evolution powerheads themselves that i bought which work great, but it is more for their customer service if anyone has to ever contact them. I ordered two 600gph heads from BRS. When I got the package I opened every item to inspect to make sure that everything was present, intact, and not broken. One of the powerheads' attachment clips for the upper chamber was broken off. It appeared to be a cause of the assembly from Hydor and not shipping. I shot them a quick email to tell them of the issue, and within 24 hours they responded stating they would send a new upper chamber by the end of the week. It arrived just as they stated. So for anyone here who not only cares about how well the product works but also about communication with their customer service, Hydor's was excellent.
Great power head By Alli on 4/2/2014
Alli would recommend this product to a friend
This power head worked great in my 60g for a year and now that I upgraded my tank I use it to circulate my standby water. I have used and abused this thing and it is works like day one.
good but not for wavemaker By Jason on 3/27/2014
Jason would recommend this product to a friend
This has a nice broad flow, not a stream like some power heads out there. The clicking on start up is not acceptable with a controller, I am going to try a sicce evo 4 as a replacement.
only last about 6 months until they crap out By Brennen on 3/26/2014
Brennen wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I have 3 of these pumps. They work great for about 5-6 months. Then they start to clog up and the flow is never the same again. They constantly start in reverse. These pumps also can start making noise down the road. I ended up getting a mp40.
Good but loud on start up. By Beagle on 3/21/2014
Beagle wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I like the mount, the flow and the price. But after hooking them up to my Red Sea Wavemaster, I think I'm going to try and unload them and go with something else, maybe a Sicce. I read all kinds of review of people using them on their wave systems and happy. But the clicking at times is almost unbearable.
Great power head By Scott on 3/21/2014
Scott would recommend this product to a friend
I bought 2 of these for my 55 mixed reef. Water movement is strong, but gentile enough so not to blow my frags out of the sand. Works great in conjunction with the wave maker. Would defenatly buy Evo's again from BRS.
GREAT By JWEPPEL on 3/13/2014
JWEPPEL would recommend this product to a friend
I AM NOT USING THESE ON A WAVE MAKER. SO FAR EVERYTHING IS GREAT.GOT 2 ON A 75GAL. REEF TANK
Do not use on a wave maker. By David on 2/24/2014
David wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I purchased two of the 1500 gph's for my 90 gallon tank as an upgrade for the wave timer, I had been running two older 800 gph power-heads and wanted more water moment. After installing the new Hydor units it became apparent that you could no longer sit in the same room with the wave timer on. The clicking that the heads made was so loud. After 24 hours of use they came out of the tank. I am currently using one as a stirring pump in my salt water barrel. Pump is good for water movement but do not use on a wavemaker.
Noisy when used with wavemaker By Pegasus on 2/17/2014
Pegasus wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I bought three 1150's when I was using a NaturalWave pump timer, and they did okay. I bought a Red Sea Wavemaster and another 1150. The constant clicking/clacking from the pumps on startup was driving my wife and I crazy. It was SO annoying! I sold three on ebay, kept one for mixing saltwater, and bought 4 Sicce Voyager 3's. What a difference... I can actually take a nap in the same room now. Yes, the V3's were more expensive, but they are well worth it. Totally silent startup and running make my tank much more enjoyable. However, these pumps are fine if they are constantly running. On a wavemaker... not so much.
Could be better By Could be a great powerhead on 2/17/2014
Could be a great powerhead wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
At first I really liked these powerheads, I have 3 of the 1150's and one 600. I have the flow set up like a wave surge, 40 seconds on 5 second rest oscillating from one end of the tank to the other. All controlled by my Apex.
In the last 6 months I have had to replace 3 of the covers due to the pump starting in reverse and breaking the rubber stopper piece off. Hydor mails them to me for free but this is getting to be a real pain in the butt! I put them in a vinegar water bath every 60 days so calcium build up is NOT the cause of the pumps starting in reverse. Also,only my 1150 model has this issue.
I would hope that Hydor has fixed this problem in the newer models.
Just what i expected By Bradb90 on 12/14/2013
Bradb90 would recommend this product to a friend
Very good product. It is well built, made of high quality materials and I expect it to give me many years of use. I bought two of the 850gph for my 60g and they do the job just fine.
I definitely recommend this product.