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.