Had three. All of them cracked near electric plug. By Russ K. on 6/5/2015
Russ K. wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
A little over a year ago I purchased three Hydor Evolution 600's. Every 6 months I clean them in vinegar. When cleaning them this time (third time), the sticker started to peel. I decided to remove the sticker altogether so it didn't flake into the tank. After removing the sticker, I found that there is a crack that developed from where the electric wire goes in, going outward. I was concerned and decided I'd replace it. Then I repeated removing the stickers on the other two units and found a crack in the same place. Due to the jaggedness and non-uniform direction, I am certain these are cracks and not a seem. Basically, my overall concern is that all three units cracked in the same place, and all are near the power cord.
I will say that I never got shocked or anything from them, but I don't want to take that risk for myself or my fish.
great value By kyle on 4/5/2015
kyle would recommend this product to a friend
Very quite. Suction cup works great. BRS pricing is way better than my LFS.
Very Good Pumps By Lake on 3/19/2015
Lake would recommend this product to a friend
These pumps work really well. I have 2 850s. They run almost dead silent, turn on right away, and can move serious amounts of water. I would recommend these to anyone who doesn't want to spend a lot of money on controllable DC pumps like vortechs, but also wants very good quality from an AC pump.
good pump for the price By Bruce on 2/12/2015
Bruce would recommend this product to a friend
good pump at a low cost. I have 7 of these in all sizes, use some for mixing salt but most just to create current in my tanks. Very little noise and have no had one fail yet. Have some turn on/off a couple times a day. They work good for that but I don't think it's the ideal unit for a wavemaker
Powerful By George on 1/28/2015
George would recommend this product to a friend
I love these pumps (1500gph) but was disappointed when i hooked them up to The WAVEMAKER they make clicking sounds everytime they turn on so i just run them on now.
Great pump for overall spread By Brien on 12/30/2014
Brien would recommend this product to a friend
Great pumps, OK spread. Not a pinpoint shot so it is pretty gentle. Id buy again,
Great Pump By Lake on 12/7/2014
Lake would recommend this product to a friend
These pumps circulate water and are perfect for any tank. Ultra quiet. Does not make a sound.
very good water movement By boxxmann on 12/3/2014
boxxmann would recommend this product to a friend
I purchased this power head as a replacement for my Seio that crapped out after about 6-7 years. The water displacement is broader and less direct than the Seio in my opinion, which I think is better for the overall current in a reef tank. Great product.
Quiet, affordable circulation pump By b-christopher on 10/5/2014
b-christopher would recommend this product to a friend
I can't speak for use with any wavemakers or timers, but for an always-on circulation pump the combination of power, quietness, affordability and durability are hard to match.
At these prices, they are attractive emergency backups as well.
great Powerhead By Devin on 9/10/2014
Devin would recommend this product to a friend
I use mine for a mixing powerhead, and it works great!!!! very good construction!!!
Great pump. By A on 7/16/2014
A would recommend this product to a friend
Good pump for extra circulation. I wouldn't turn it on and off all of the time.
you get what you pay for By joshua on 5/3/2014
joshua would recommend this product to a friend
For the amount of money you pay for this pump. I cant complain that much, but after have two of these pumps running on the hydor wave maker for around 3 or 4 months, the front piece broke out of both and they began running backwards. I contacted their customer service and they were quick to send replacement parts with no hastle.
GREAT By Z28 on 4/30/2014
Z28 would recommend this product to a friend
HAVE 2) 1150'S ALREADY. NEEDED ONE MORE FOR FLOW AT BOTTOM OF TANK (CYNO PROBLEM) BOUGHT 1)1500 AND I'M NOT 100% SURE.BUT MY CYANO HAS REALLY GOTTEN BETTER.GREAT, QUIET,PRICED RIGHT PRODUCT
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.