Good value for the price By tedcb on 4/30/2012
tedcb would recommend this product to a friend
I've got six of these on various tanks. Like others have said, it's better to leave them on all the time rather than on a wavemaker. Periodic cleaning is helpful. Great flow for the the size and price.
Hydor equals quality By Scott Nelson on 4/21/2012
Scott Nelson would recommend this product to a friend
Great flow pumps. They have worked well for the time I have used them. You have to be a little careful when taking them apart, not to force it, or you could break the plastic, but these worked great until I decided to upgrade to a dedicated wave maker - Ecotech MP40w which I purchased here at BRS.
1400 evolution By john on 3/18/2012
john would recommend this product to a friend
this pump is great is only6w and i have a 150 gallon aquarium for my golg fish and is work good than enough and the tank has no dead spot on it ......good pump
Excellent Pump By Dominic on 3/17/2012
Dominic would recommend this product to a friend
I really like how quiet these pumps are. I also like the magnetic back (really keeps the power head in place). Will be purchasing again for another tank!
Excellent Purchse By RG on 3/5/2012
RG would recommend this product to a friend
Currently running two 1050s on my 90 gallon frag. tank along with a Hydor Smart Wave controler. Very effective circulation, great surface agitation for oxygen exchange and a very quiet system. Without a doubt the most "bang for your buck" flow system I've encountered in nearly 30 years of reef keeping.Superb choice for the new reefer or intermediate reefer who doesn't want to drop big bucks.
Reliable Powerhead By Evan on 2/20/2012
Evan would recommend this product to a friend
This powerhead has preformed very well for the 2 weeks I have owned it. It is very easy to take apart and clean. I appreciate the low energy usage.
Old ones have better flow By Scott on 2/16/2012
Scott wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I bought 2 of these because I had have used the older 1400's and loved them. These pumps seem to put out much less flow, don't get me wrong they are still powerful, but not as much as the old ones. the flow seems to be more laminar also. They are much quieter on startup than the old ones but don't use them on a wavemaker (even though hydor says its ok) they still give a click that is annoying and one of the pumps stopped working after about a month on my apex at 15 sec on 15 sec off. Now the pump only turns on sometimes and runs backward 1/2 the time, I just keep it on all the time now.
Recommended By Mark on 2/11/2012
Mark would recommend this product to a friend
I have 2 of these in my 46g - they move the water very well...my corals do very...and there are no dead zones in the tank.
One of the Best By JP on 2/8/2012
JP would recommend this product to a friend
I purchased the 750 for a 40 gallon reef tank. It has been running in my system for over a year now with no issues what so ever. It runs extremely quiet and it very easy to clean.
I would recommend this item to anyone looking for an inexpensive extremely reliable powerhead.
great pump By Dustin on 2/7/2012
Dustin would recommend this product to a friend
Great product By George on 2/4/2012
George would recommend this product to a friend
This power head is really quiet and provides the circulation I wanted. I use this powerhead in my 55 gallon saltwater mixing tank and it does a great job.
Great value, and controllable... By Allan on 1/25/2012
Allan would recommend this product to a friend
Just got a trio of 1400s for my 75 gallon, and I'm very pleased with the resulting flow. These replace a Koralia 4 and two Koralia 2s that I've had for a few years. They worked ok, but I wanted to put them on a controller and when you do, they clatter like crazy.
The new evolutions do not clatter but about half the time they do make a sort of thudding sound on starting. The thudding sound is not a big deal to me. MUCH quieter than the original Koralias clattering.
To those complaining about these starting in reverse: The prop needs to be able to move forward in the event that it starts in the wrong direction. The forward movement causes it to hit a rubber bumper (cause of the thudding sound) which stops it and gives it a chance to spin the other way. If the pump is dirty then the prop may be prevented from moving forward, thus there is nothing to stop it and get it going in the other direction. If you're having issues, then give it a good cleaning, and maybe a soak in vinegar.