Good pump By Derek on 1/3/2014
Derek would recommend this product to a friend
I use this to strir up my salt water mix and then pump it into my display during water changes. Its a powerful pump and also lets enough heat off to not require a heater in my saltwater mix bucket. However I wouldnt use it in my display tank as it is quite loud compared to my Eheim. But for what i use it for its great.
Puny Pumps By RAJ on 11/24/2013
RAJ wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
These are toy pumps. Tiny impeller can't pump against a head.
And they can get hot and heat the tank even when run NON submerged.
I had a mag 7 on a 300 gallon tank doing the UV. That one pump overheated my tank from 80D to 88D. I have Iwakis (external pump) that put far less heat into the water and are 10x better.
Spend the extra and get an external panworld, little giant or Iwaki. All better than these.
If you need submerged I would get a Eheim over these.
nice pumps By ROGERWILCO357 on 9/8/2013
ROGERWILCO357 would recommend this product to a friend
Well I love the ease and setup of this pump small foot print and works like a champ . the only issues i have had is when I want to take them apart to clean the impellers the screws always break they need to redesign them or use a different metal screw. I have had mine on for 4 years or more and just now had to replace the impeller but broke the screws luckily i had another unit on stand by ..
Pump is Pumping By GraysonReef on 6/14/2013
GraysonReef would recommend this product to a friend
I am running a 65g with 20g sump. 9.5 mag pump with 3/4 piping. I just started this hobby 3 weeks ago and took the plunge into building a reef tank. (total rookie)
This pump is working like a champ. I used a couple of 45 instead of 90 elbows and my drains can barley keep up :)
For a 1st timer, this pump is perfect and a no brainier to hook up.
It does have some minor vibrations, but I have not done anything to dampen the sound.
Could be my install, could be the pump design.
Best pump By Ronald on 3/24/2013
Ronald would recommend this product to a friend
Really love the out put of this pump. i think its puts out more than whats on the box. Its a little loud due to vibrations if have it off level, but easly fixed with some rubber feet or pad. Great deal for the money. Great customer service from BRS and shipping. I like the when i place an order they get it out that day all, with email confirmations.
excellent pump! By Arnel on 1/16/2013
Arnel would recommend this product to a friend
affordable, powerful, and quiet!
Good quality for the price By Scott on 9/5/2012
Scott would recommend this product to a friend
So far this pump is everything advertised. In my opinion the pump is not loud at all. Honestly I can't hear it over my skimmer or overflows. It just does what its supposed to do with no problems. Really like this pump for its cost
quiet and compact By nicholas on 8/29/2012
nicholas would recommend this product to a friend
very quiet and compact. i cant even hear it run in my sump. MAG pumps are great large output with a few feet of head pressure at pox cost.
Customer service and Warranty are non existed By Lance on 5/10/2012
Lance wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I bough Mag 9.5 from Bigals.com about 6 months ago . The pump suppose to have 1 year on impeller and three years on the body. The Impeller ceramic shaft broken. I contact the Manufacture SIX TIME and I don't hear a thing from them.
great pump By chris on 3/25/2012
chris would recommend this product to a friend
Great pump for its price. The pump is strong and i have had one running for almost six years now without a problem.
Good but noisy By GreenDragon on 2/16/2012
GreenDragon would recommend this product to a friend
Pump is strong and does a good job. I performed some tests and found that it pumps a bit more than the specs. The biggest problem was that it was noisy- constant grinding sound. Other have also reported this issue. Returned the pump and bought an EHEIM 1250 instead. The Eheim was super quiet. No grinding!
NOT HAPPY By TUBBY on 2/2/2012
TUBBY would recommend this product to a friend
STRONG PUMP, BUT A BIT NOISY. I HAVE A CONSTANT GRINDING SOUND COMING FROM THE PUMP, OPENED IT UP - CHECKED THE IMPELLER , LOOKS GOOD. PUT IT ALL BACK TOGETHER AND STILL MAKING THE GRINDING NOISE.
Mag-Drive.....Good pump but, would be nice to have some kind of mounting bracket By Bob on 1/10/2012
Bob would recommend this product to a friend
The pump works great...its just difficult for me to find a way to mount it where it doesn't make some noise. Rubber or suction cup feet would fill the bill. Even in the sump it makes more noise than I think it should. Looking for a rubber mat to act as a buffer now
Sound Product By Andrew on 1/9/2012
Andrew would recommend this product to a friend
Relatively quiet given its power. I'm using as a return pump and I'm pleased.
Excellent Return Pump By Sam on 11/17/2011
Sam would recommend this product to a friend
This is easily one of the best return pumps on the market. A lot of people like the Eheim pumps which admittedly are great products as well, but a bit more expensive.
I use this as the return pump on my 90gal mixed reef and it has plenty of flow for my return and for running my BRS dual reactor as well.
I keep it on top of a piece of plexiglass in the bottom of the sump to minimize any vibration. You can also silicone some rubber washers to it for the same effect.
Overall the pump is very quiet, energy efficient, and provides more than enough flow for my needs.
Outstanding pump By Joseph on 5/18/2011
Joseph would recommend this product to a friend
Great pump, quiet, very powerful
Nice pump for the money By Dax on 5/5/2011
Dax would recommend this product to a friend
I have it hooked up to my 75 gallon with a 30 gallon sump and phosban reactor. Works great.
Great Pump By ButchV on 3/24/2011
ButchV would recommend this product to a friend
Great return pump, I'm currently using it in my 65G with a 20G sump. Very quiet and produces great flow. I needed the extra power so that I can plumb my other reactors to it.
great pump By Adam on 2/13/2011
Adam would recommend this product to a friend
Mag-Drive is the only return pump I'll trust for any of my marine aquairums. I use this on my 125 gallon reef and it hasnt failed me ever.
Great return pump By EPMan on 7/27/2010
EPMan would recommend this product to a friend
I use this on my 120 gallon reef as a return pump. Has been working great for last 6 months.
Great Pump! By John Lock on 4/19/2010
John Lock would recommend this product to a friend
Don't waste your time shopping around. This is the lowest price you will find. kicked my protein skimmer back into high gear. Thanks BRS!