Great with GFO/Carbon Reactor By Greg on 9/23/2011
Greg would recommend this product to a friend
These maxijets are perfect for use with GFO in a reactor. I turn the valve off a little bit to restrict some of the flow, but can open the valve all the way for a few secs to stir it up if needed. I also use one to blast the live rock occasionally.
Comes with everything, great value By richard on 8/27/2011
richard would recommend this product to a friend
I purchased this pump to mix my saltwater and another for my auto top off. To my suprise a surflow mod was not needed as everything to turn this in to a propelled type pump was included
not on the top of my list By Jacquelyn on 8/25/2011
Jacquelyn would recommend this product to a friend
works like a hores but sounds like a jet engan so if you want a loud pump this is the one for you
Not for use with BRS GFO Reactor By Grey on 8/24/2011
Grey wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
Okay so I bought a BRS GFO reactor. Set everything up and hooked up the BRS "recommended" Maxi-Jet 1200 to power the water. Upon first power up the MJ 1200 started clicking and buzzing VERY loud. I thought no biggie, it's probably just air flushing out.. So I turn up the ball valve (100%) to the reactor to flush all the fines and the noise stopped... but as soon as I turned the flow back down to get the GFO tumbling correctly it starts right back up again. I finally figured out that the pump itself it not designed to run at such a restricted rate. The slow flow rate that a GFO reactor requires is much to low for the impeller to self balance. Since the impeller can't balance it wobbles and hits the volute causing a nerve racking irritating sound.. much like an alarm clock. I do NOT recommend this pump for the BRS GFO reactor or any other for that matter.
Maxijet Powerhead 1200 Rocks By Sunny on 8/16/2011
Sunny would recommend this product to a friend
I am in the process of slowly converting my FOWLR set up to a reef. I purchased the Maxijet 1200 to use as a powerhead for the my 65 gallon tall aquarium. The pump itself came nicely packaged with alot of attachments to use in different configurations, pump looks really well built, the powerhead attachment fits perfectly. There is a slight noise initially on start up but only lasts a second, then it's very quiet. This pump moves alot of water. It would have been awesome if it came with magnetic mount as opposed to suction cups. I still give this item a 5 star rating since it is very good value for money.
Great Value By Chuck on 8/1/2011
Chuck would recommend this product to a friend
using with my caron gfo filters. working great. very quite. uses 8 watts. comes with just about every configuration for use. works beter than higher priced units
Never die!! By Hugo on 7/9/2011
Hugo would recommend this product to a friend
I have been using maxi jet pumps for a long time and this pumps never die, Great product...
versatility By Brad on 7/2/2011
Brad would recommend this product to a friend
love the fact you can change how the pump operates
Noisy but Strong By kevin on 6/21/2011
kevin would recommend this product to a friend
This little pump is pretty cool. You can use it as a submerged pump, a power head, an external pump and you can even mod it. The only problem i have with it is that it hums. Its a tad too loud... Still a great little pump.
Awesome Pump By Tiredreefer on 6/17/2011
Tiredreefer would recommend this product to a friend
This pump packs a big punch for a small guy. Worth every penny.
versitile but noisy By Benjamin on 6/7/2011
Benjamin would recommend this product to a friend
I really like this multipurpose pump. I'm using it to run my BRS dual GFO/Carbon reactor and it's quite noisy. I haven't been able to troubleshoot the issue yet. It's easily the loudest part of my system. All things considered, still a good utility pump/powerhead
Reliable and powerful By Deke on 6/4/2011
Deke would recommend this product to a friend
I have 4 or 5 of these and one is installed in a 50 gallon salt mixing drum. Surprisingly, just one of these mixes my salt up vigorously. They now have a powerhead adapter which spreads the flow out even more. Haven't had one fail yet - only had one where I had to clean out some gunk that got into the impeller, then it was good to go again.