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.
Great Pump By Sean on 1/31/2012
Sean would recommend this product to a friend
I have several of these... 1 for my BRS reactor one for mixing saltwater and I use 1 for a return pump to a little frag tank. They work great... although sometimes they do make some noise.
Bad Vibrations By Stephen on 1/25/2012
Stephen wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I purchased this to power my BRS reactor. Wish I would have waited until BRS had the Cobalt power head in stock, this thing has an annoying vibration.
So SO By Jarrod0987 on 1/20/2012
Jarrod0987 wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
Great power and Great price.
Quite with the Hi Flow fan style kit. Loud when used in pump mode with the slightest restriction in the line at all. Cobalt Aquatics is the same think except is quiter by far. I recomend that if you want to use it to power a reactor, Filter, or Skimmer.
It has it's place By Tozz on 1/16/2012
Tozz would recommend this product to a friend
I have a few Of these. This pump/power head is ok. Great for mixing and changing water. Very noisy when using in tank. Not good for using with reactor.
Great value, but too loud By Robert on 11/23/2011
Robert would recommend this product to a friend
It was too loud in the back of my nano. Vibration againsed the wall and I couldn't fit the suction cup stand. Great power, for price.
Great Work Horse! By Computerjohn on 11/22/2011
Computerjohn would recommend this product to a friend
I use this to power my BRS reactor. Works great & the cost was awesome!
Maxi-Jet Powerhead 1200 By Virgil on 11/13/2011
Virgil would recommend this product to a friend
I use this with my brf reactor. I can bee noisy when using the valve that comes with it to restrict the flow. If you have a solution, please let me know what it is.
good value, inexpensive and perfect for the BRS reactor By MICHAEL on 11/7/2011
MICHAEL would recommend this product to a friend
I use this to power my dual BRS reactor. So far so good. Cheap little pump gets the job done!
OK butt could be better By Juanchy on 10/14/2011
Juanchy would recommend this product to a friend
Lots of options for it, a little noisy but powerful.
Garbage! By Fish Girl on 9/25/2011
Fish Girl wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
Absurdly noisy and incapable of moving water through a mere 2' of tubing at a rate adequate to even make Bio-Pellets tremble, much less tumble. Build a manifold off your main pump for about what this piece of junk costs and save yourself the aggravation.
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.