Great pump to upgrade a Nano By Jared on 11/15/13
Jared would recommend this product to a friend
Using this on my nano 6 Gal by JBJ - a nice upgrade from the stock pump. Housing soft corals, 1 Head of torch, gorgonian, and 1 ocellaris clown. Flow is great for all inhabitants. Tank is in bedroom, and is fairly quiet.
Plenty of flow, but nerve gratingly LOUD and subpar fit and finish By GPG on 8/26/13
GPG wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
If I could sum this pump up in one phrase I'd say its crude but effective.
I set it up as a circulation pump in my 20 long. It started making a substantially loud vibrating noise within a few hours of use (was unable to correct it by remounting and repositioning pump and pieces). Another thing that I found irritating is that the cover for the impeller does not fit all that tightly and it is prone to falling off when the pump is restarted, sometime the impeller comes apart as well (you have to stick your hands in the tank-something I try to avoid- to fish out pieces and reassemble).
For $23 bucks I certainly didn't expect perfection, but I didn't expect quite this lack of quality either. That said, the flow this thing puts out is good.
Bottom line, if you are using as a circulation pump only, seek out higher quality alternatives as spend slightly more money. It's worth not having to deal with the irritating attributes of this pump, NOISE being the worst.
they work great By willard on 3/17/13
willard would recommend this product to a friend
i am running three of these my 75 reef tank with no problems.work to all my expectations
Works, but noisier than they used to be By Edward on 1/28/13
Edward would recommend this product to a friend
As the title says, it moves as much water as it says it does, but it produces a humming sound that the older models didn't. On a budget they are great. Otherwise, may want to consider something else like a Cobalt or Eheim Compact.
Great pump for the price By Shirvon on 9/25/12
Shirvon would recommend this product to a friend
This is a great little pump, I use it with the propeller rotor for flow in my 20 gal and it sure keeps things moving.
I would not recommend it for a wave maker as it is a bit noisy on start up.
Reliable By Eric S on 9/17/12
Eric S would recommend this product to a friend
Great little pump. I use it for so many things (mix saltwater, backup, reactor...) It's not very exciting but works when you need it. Great price and very versatile. Nothing else I could ask for. Thanks BRS!
Good pump for the price By Louis on 8/16/12
Louis would recommend this product to a friend
As many others have said this pump can be loud but for the price it can't be beat. I use it as a replacement pump in my 14G biocube and love the flow it creates.
Low cost, good flow, but a little loud By Ron on 7/26/12
Ron wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I got this to use with the reactor instead of the recommended 1200 as it draws about 1/2 the watts with only a little loss in flow. The flow is fine and the price is fair, however the pump is loud to me. It is louder than my skimmer skimmer pump - skimmer is a reef octopus. On the plus it connects right up with the BRS reactors.
incredible value for the price By Corbin on 3/29/12
Corbin would recommend this product to a friend
These may not be the nicest powerheads, but on a budget these will add flow where you need it in a smaller tank. They do make some noise, and the motor is slightly large. Even so I purchased a second unit for my cichlid tank. There is just no arguing with the price.
Good Price By Dominic on 2/17/12
Dominic would recommend this product to a friend
Good pump, moves the water nicely. It is just a bit noisier than I expected. All in all not a bad pump for the price.
Maxi Jet By Neil on 1/11/12
Neil would recommend this product to a friend
I have used these for years and they are always a great buy.
Durable and affordable By christopher on 12/8/11
christopher would recommend this product to a friend
I have a number of these connected to a natural wave outlet for 2 years. Makes great flow and have hold up well
So frustrating By Aaron on 9/7/11
Aaron wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
For an affordable pump that is a versatile as this one, I guess I should keep my expectations low. However, I can not understand how MaxiJet got this one wrong. The housing disengages from the pump and its LOUD! If you're using this pump in a reactor where you have to restrict the flow, be prepared for a loud vibrating noise coming from underneath your cabinet. Louder than my skimmer, louder than my Mag9.
Great Reliable Pump By Joel on 9/5/11
Joel would recommend this product to a friend
I bought one of these to run my BRS single GFO reactor. Pump itself has worked great ever since I bought it. However, I ended up switching to a maxijet 1200 as over time I found that while the 900 worked well enough, I wasn't quite getting the flow I wanted from it, so if you are considering one for your reactor you may want to step up to the next pump as I did.
Great as backup By Pablo on 8/12/11
Pablo would recommend this product to a friend
I have a few of these laying arround as backup. Cant be beat for the price
Great product! It's a hobby standard. By Chris on 5/10/11
Chris would recommend this product to a friend
I have used marineland products for years, and I, finally, decided to try this powerhead, and wasn't dissapointed. I have it connected to a wavemaker, and I attached a rotating water deflector to it as well, and it creates great random, and multidirectional flow. I bought two, for my 75 gallon mixed reef, and both work like champs. Lots cheaper, than some of the propeller type powerheads, and you can buy the propeller type attachment, for this pump, if you decide to, later. Great deal, for an awesome product!
Excellent Powerhead By R Dubs on 2/9/11
R Dubs would recommend this product to a friend
I purchased this powerhead to run my BRS Carbon/GFO reactor. I did so for multiple reasons. . I've owned several of these units for 7+ years. Minimal maintenance is required to keep them running. Love the price!
Solid powerhead By SEAN on 10/9/10
SEAN would recommend this product to a friend
I got one of these to use with my carbon reactor, and so far it works great. It definitely seems like a solid pump, much better quality than other brands I've had in the past...
Keeps on tickin... By Lisadawn on 8/8/10
Lisadawn would recommend this product to a friend
I have had one of these in my 30 gallon backup tank for close to 9 years now. Thhis tank houses all my little reef critters-food for mandarin, etc, and has acted as a quarantine tank on occasion. We had a chocolate chip star who lived in this tank for 8+ years, (after being removed from my reef tank due to his destructive habits). We would feed him daily amounts of dry algae on a clip, and he'd come and "suck up" to it. Of course, there'd always be pieces getting away, floating, and eventually getting sucked into this powerhead. I can't tell you how many times this thing was so jammed with stuff, or knocked over due that star fish. We'd just clean it out, and it'd keep running. I have never had to replace or repair this item in all the years it's been in this tank. I sure do miss my "chip", who died of old age in this aquarium! I also wouldn't hesitate for a second to replace this powerhead with the same model.
Cheap, reliable, works By Ryan on 2/28/10
Ryan would recommend this product to a friend
Not much much more to say. They are cheap and work for simple tasks. I used this to run a reactor before redoing my return plumbing.