Great pump, running 3 reactors By JD on 4/10/2015
JD would recommend this product to a friend
I have this pump running teed off on the discharge side, running to a dual GFO/Carbon reactor, and a biopellet reactor, with 2 discharges running back to the tank. Both valves supplied with the reactors are pinched way back and i still have excellent flow. I have about a 4 1/2 foot return up and its not a problem. I did notice it got even quieter when i set it on the BRS foam noise dampening pad!
OMG By Captain on 11/27/2013
Captain would recommend this product to a friend
Love this pump! So quite and work so well. Was able to take two of my submersible pumps out of my sump and use this one pump to feed two reactors and return to my tank and still had to dial it down. When I first turned it on didn't know it was running if I didn't see the water moving. Any time I'm back in the market for a pump I know where I'm going first.
Well designed pump By Joe on 6/19/2013
Joe would recommend this product to a friend
This pump is a little noisy (not a problem for my installation), but seems very efficient in moving water. However, after almost 4 years, the ceramic bearing in the pump seized up. Granted, I never once opened it up to clean, but it did not seem particularly dirty when I did. With some difficulty, I was able to push the ceramic spindle out of the impeller, but this resulted in damage to the rear casing, which I was able to find a replacement for for about $40 from Custom Aquatics (and others).
I did purchase a second one of these pumps at BRS, so I can use the repaired pump as backup now. I think they are well designed in build despite the only 4 years of service on the original. Just make sure to take them apart once a year and clean (gently) the ceramic bearing.
very dependable pump By Mike on 6/2/2013
Mike would recommend this product to a friend
I'm using this as a secondary pump for my aquaponics setup. Runs cool, easy to clean.
I would like a longer cord with it though.
Great external pump By Scott on 12/27/2012
Scott would recommend this product to a friend
This pump is quality built and moves a lot of water for a measly 90 watts. The fan keeps the motor nice and cool with no heat added to my water. I have it on the vibration pad that BRS sells and it is very quiet. I highly recommend this pump.
Good little pump By Greg on 6/17/2012
Greg would recommend this product to a friend
Easy to setup and gets the job done. Not very noisy and doesn't add any heat to my system.