Great pump if you're not using a controller By jeremy on 8/27/2012
jeremy would recommend this product to a friend
Circulation pump - pros- this thing creates a ton of flow, I was really impressed with the current this pump makes.
Cons- if you are using his pump with a controller it can be quite noisy when starting or if the power goes out when it comes back on its noisy.
Power head - pros- as a power head this pump performs as expected, my pump pulls double duty mixing small batches of saltwater and as a circulation pump with no problems.
Cons-none so far
Utility pump- haven't used this as a utility/ return pump yet. I can imagine it would work ok in an application with minimal head height where not a lot of flow is needed. Maybe in an ATO setup...
Nice reliable pump By kenny on 8/25/2012
kenny would recommend this product to a friend
Purchased a Maxi Jet 1200 to run my dual BRS reactor. It works well with the reactors. It seems to be very reliable and is priced just right. It can be a bit noisy, but mine is in my sump area so the noise is not an issue....
OBNOXIOUSLY LOUD By Michael on 8/23/2012
Michael wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
Wish I had read more reviews on this power head, because it's complete trash.
I can hear this thing running from two rooms away. Sounds like plastic machine gun
great powerhead By mikey on 8/15/2012
mikey would recommend this product to a friend
this powerhead really puts out! was shocked at how much flow this thing produces. and what a great price costs nearly double at my LFS. great buy!
Just a good pump By Rich on 7/30/2012
Rich would recommend this product to a friend
I have two of the 1200 I use them on my wave maker I must of got the last of the quiet ones made The price was great Im just happy with these pumps Go figure
Garbage By keegan on 6/25/2012
keegan wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
Mine has stopped working after 4 months, going to get the cobalt this time.
nice By Adam on 6/22/2012
Adam would recommend this product to a friend
Like how quiet it runs but the suckshion cups need to change to magnets don't hold all that well but works great
LOUD By Scott on 6/13/2012
Scott wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I got this for the Dual BRS GFO and Carbon Reactor.
This pump is the loudest thing in my 90gal system. I would not recommend it. It noise and vibration from this pump is so noise that I have a hard time telling if anything else is on. I can hear it over the TV.
I would not recommend it for anyone.
Low Price Pump For General Use By Lorenzo on 6/7/2012
Lorenzo would recommend this product to a friend
I own three of these pumps and use them for my tank maintenance to transfer water between containers and ultimately to fill my aquarium. I have not had a problem with them with noise or failure. I've had mine for 4 months. I also like the extras you get for using them as water pump, aerator or circulator.
noisy By xan3x on 5/19/2012
xan3x wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I thought i was getting the italian made one that is quet , but instead i got one made in china and it is noisy as hell i cant even use it its vibrating so much.
Good Pump for the Price By Christopher on 5/18/2012
Christopher would recommend this product to a friend
For the budgeted reefer, this pump is about as versatile as the come, I've used them as power heads and as pumps for reactors having success with both.
Keeps going strong! By Daniel on 5/15/2012
Daniel would recommend this product to a friend
Purchased this a year ago with my BRS 2 part reactor and it has been working like a champ. Never an issue so far!
NICE PUMP/ POWER HEAD By Cori on 5/2/2012
Cori would recommend this product to a friend
Versitile and cheap. Looks well built would buy again.
worst By tim on 4/6/2012
tim wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
i bought mine and the only thing this is good for is reactors it keeps falling off of my glass and stirring up my sand
Most versatile pump ever made By Andrew on 3/29/2012
Andrew would recommend this product to a friend
If you are a serious about the hobby you should have 3-4 of these pumps on hand. They can be used for almost anything. I use two for water movement on a frag tank. One for water top off. One for mixing salt. One for water changes. I love these and they last forever. No other company can touch the versatility and price.
Great!! By david on 3/26/2012
david would recommend this product to a friend
I have had this pump for a good bit now and its still going strong. Its been used to power my brs duel reactors, water changes, mixing salt and more. Works great and has nice power for the price but i find it to be a bit noisy. Other then that i would still recomend it any day
Good Value By Robert on 3/18/2012
Robert would recommend this product to a friend
Good little pump to have on hand. The price is right and aside from the vibrations in the sump its a good all around pump. (Quieted mine down w/ some bar mat)
Good Pump By mike on 3/13/2012
mike would recommend this product to a friend
Works well when hooked up to the GFO/Carbon Reactor which is what I purchased it for. Wasn't as happy with it as a power-head. Will definitely recommend for anyone looking for a Reactor pump.
Make water changes easy By Thomas on 3/13/2012
Thomas would recommend this product to a friend
I bought this pump for water changes. I use the impeller to pump water out of my sump so that I do not need to change water out of my display tank. I real nice surprise was that changing to the impeller to propeller is trivial so it can preform a double duty of mixing water as well. Value wise impossible to beat.
update By Virgil on 3/8/2012
Virgil wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
The manufacturer is replacing my pumps, but I still do not recommend using them with the brs gfo if you are concerned with noise issue. You should be able to come off your main pump and adapt it to accept your gfo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_-xch8SC_M
great value By Andy on 3/6/2012
Andy would recommend this product to a friend
this is a great pump for the $ QUITE
circulation pump By Raymond on 2/29/2012
Raymond would recommend this product to a friend
I use this as a circulation pump in my nano tank and it has worked good for about a year. I have the tank in my bedroom and only hear a very slight hum from it.
Very Loud Start Up By Evan on 2/20/2012
Evan would recommend this product to a friend
While this pump produces a very large amount of circulation, I found its loud start up and running noise to be too much for me when using a wavemaker.
Meh By Michael on 2/12/2012
Michael wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I have two 1200s in my new 75 gal. tank. I was pleasantly surprised by how much flow they provide. Getting a nice wave-like effect at top of tank. BUT, they really rattle when they restart, which does not bode well. They require a sure-grip magnetic attachment (sold separately) to mount them. (Even with silicone, I would not trust suction cup mount). And after two weeks the ball pivot used to direct flow is slipping.