Great for gentle flow By Woodrow on 7/22/2014
Woodrow would recommend this product to a friend
I purchased these to solve flow problems I've had in my 80 gal deep blue frag tank. I've been very pleased with the pumps thus far.
*Lots of broad but gentle water movement. The pumps can efficiently move water the entire length of the tank, but without the hose nozzle effect of some cheaper pumps.
*Easy to position in any direction. This thing rotates any which way you want it.
*Easy to clean. Seriously, they come apart and clean up super fast.
*Controller allows for nice random water flow.
*These things are large and ugly. Might not fit in all tank configurations.
Great product By Michael on 6/21/2014
Michael would recommend this product to a friend
Just received the voyager 4 power heads with the wave controller.
Set up and installation was minimal and very easy.
Using these on my 90 gal reef tank, mixed with sps, lps and softies.
I have them on the back glass in opposite corners for now and plan on moving them to the center to test current and flow pattern.
So far I am very happy with this product. Extremely quiet, can only tell they are on and cycling by the led lights on the controller and water movement. Keeps debris and detris suspended well.
Immediately noticed better polyp extension on sps and leathers. Fish seem to enjoy the more natural flow as well. Magnet mounts are impressive and strong, cords are long,and the controller is small and easy to adjust and program night mode ! Residents seem to appreciate the calm gentle effect of it. The 1600 gph rating I'm not sure of, the flow is strong enough to reach the other side of the tank and bounce off the glass but will not blast the tank. Would have been nice to have a little more strength. If pointed toward corals they definitely blast them well, not enough to strip flesh.
I consider this product to be well made, pumps are not very big, and is a great package deal for the price. I have been in this hobby for longer than I care to admit, and very happy I made this purchase.
Will update a review after 6 months to a year about performance and maintenance. Hope this review clarifies some questions for you, as I was a little hesitant to drop money on a product with few and vague reviews.
Good product By G$ on 3/20/2014
G$ would recommend this product to a friend
Quiet. Great for spots. Controller is nice
Not the best package By Jonathan on 2/4/2014
Jonathan wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I don't usually post negative reviews, but this time I have no choice. Don't get me wrong, I like the Wave Surfer controller, and I like the 3600 gph pump. My issue is the 4000 gph pump. When I opened the box, right under the "inspected by inspector so and so card" there's a little bag of parts, which should include two set screws for mounting the pump in the bracket. Well Mr. Inspector didn't notice that one of my screws was faulty and wasn't threaded!!! I COULD NOT mount the pump with the included hardware. Major flub! So I had to go to Home Depot to buy parts to mount it. Then after two month of operation one of the impeller blades broke off! Now I've got $70 in parts on order. Hopefully it will eventually work. As of now I'm only half pleased, as I only have the one pump functional. A $200 pump should work I think.
Helps flow a lot By Robert on 1/28/2014
Robert would recommend this product to a friend
Got this to replace another brand that decided it wanted to spin backwards with a wave controller. Bought the kit for the deal to get two new pumps and the new controller. I like the controller due to the night mode and feeding mode.. and the pumps provide great flow in any direction i want from any location i want. I have both positioned in the center of my back wall behind the rock-work pointing to the sides
Great product By Gone fishin on 10/1/2013
Gone fishin would recommend this product to a friend
I just received this product. It was easy to setup. I was looking to get some spot flow in a couple areas of my 180g. I was able to adjust the powerhead positioning and the flow pattern very easy. the magnets to hold the powerhead are very strong even on a glass 180. Watch your fingers. The controller was very simple to use just adjust time. Overall A good product.