great pump By justin on 3/26/13
justin would recommend this product to a friend
Quit your winning if you can't handle the 3 seconds of noise on start up then why are you spending $30 on a pump.this thing moves massive amount of water in the circulation mode.these pumps are meant to be ran wide open not restricted.I have mine running in powerhead mode with a hydro flo water deflector and have never seen so much water movement. I spent $40 on a system that moves as much water as mu buddies $500 system.
Versatile By Clint on 2/19/13
Clint would recommend this product to a friend
The maxi jet 1200 is good and versatile little pump. I use mine as a circulating pump to mix saltwater and to refill my tank during water changes. Hard to beat for the price. I use the 600 model to circualte my ro water as well.
This pump is loud By Steve on 1/28/13
Steve wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I connected this pump and ran it for about an hour to run my dual BRS GFO/GAC reactor, and there is no way I will continue to use this pump. You could hear it from every corner in the house.
Effective little pump By Joseph on 1/7/13
Joseph would recommend this product to a friend
Purchased for use with my BRS reactor. Solid little pump that survived getting pumped around in my sump w/o complaint.
Perfect flow rate for the BRS GFO/CARBON single reactor.
(never noticed any noise, but it was sitting in a sump contained in a thick wooden base)
Nice pump for a reactor By shaungee on 12/28/12
shaungee would recommend this product to a friend
I picked up this pump to power my BRS biopellet reactor and it definitely has more than enough power to do it. The only issue is when I had to throttle down the pump to get the right tumble in the reactor, it hums noticeably, not too loud, but you can definitely hear it. I got the prefilter kit to keep debris out, and altogether had about 35 bucks in the setup, so taking into account the light hit to the wallet, the humming isn't that bothersome!
Very quiet By Mike on 12/20/12
Mike would recommend this product to a friend
These seem to be the Italian made version which run much quieter. BRS could send the cheaper versions and have met their description, but sending me these reminds me what a quality company BRS is. Thank you for spending a few extra bucks to get the higher quality powerhead. You clearly are looking out for us reefers. I run them on on all 3 of my BRS reactors with zero issues and silence.
power not worth the noise By BB on 12/17/12
BB wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
This product does push plenty of water through my brs carbon reactor, but unfortunately I have to say that it's short life in my sump is about to come to an end because not even my mag drive 18 comes close to the amount of noise and vibration coming from this pump. I definitely would buy something of a better quality, which is unfortunate with a brand as well known as marineland.
little jet big power! By Dallas on 11/3/12
Dallas would recommend this product to a friend
Bought two of these for my 70 gal reef tank these thing push crazy amounts of water works well in my tank only down side is takes a couple seconds to start while making a loud grinding noise but ones running nice and quite. Suction cups could be better wish they had magnets instead be sure to check often cuz they will lose there suction and fall making a blizzard for your tank. Other then that awesome powerhead for the money
Shorted out By michael on 9/26/12
michael wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
This pump shocked me as I was working on my sump. Im glad it was not in my tank because my fish would have died.
Great pump if you're not using a controller By jeremy on 8/27/12
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 8/25/12
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 8/24/12
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 8/15/12
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 7/30/12
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 6/25/12
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 6/22/12
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 6/13/12
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 6/7/12
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 5/19/12
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 5/18/12
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 5/15/12
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 5/2/12
Cori would recommend this product to a friend
Versitile and cheap. Looks well built would buy again.
worst By tim on 4/6/12
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 3/29/12
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 3/26/12
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 3/18/12
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 3/13/12
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 3/13/12
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 3/8/12
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 3/6/12
Andy would recommend this product to a friend
this is a great pump for the $ QUITE
circulation pump By Raymond on 2/29/12
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 2/20/12
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 2/12/12
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 1/31/12
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 1/25/12
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 1/20/12
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 1/16/12
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 11/23/11
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 11/22/11
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 11/14/11
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 11/7/11
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 10/15/11
Juanchy would recommend this product to a friend
Lots of options for it, a little noisy but powerful.
Garbage! By Fish Girl on 9/25/11
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 9/23/11
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 8/27/11
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 8/25/11
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 8/24/11
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 8/16/11
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.