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.
IMO Quality, Setup, Operation By BrooklynSteelo on 5/23/2011
BrooklynSteelo would recommend this product to a friend
IMO I think the only way this product can improve is if it made less sound(vibrating, noise during setup with Deluxe GFO reactor and Deluxe Carbon Reactor) In my case I purchased 2 on different orders and they sound the same. I accept that this very affordable and great performance and easy hook up product is well worth a lil noise. The product I recieved was neatly package and secured, I dont believe both are defective and so they have been running in my reactors and my tank system has not looked clearer and healthier. Thansk BRS.
good overall By dennis on 5/12/2011
dennis would recommend this product to a friend
first one i got was noisy. brs sent me a second unit and it was much quieter. thank you brs for great customer service.
Maxi-jet Mod By Bri on 5/12/2011
Bri would recommend this product to a friend
I bought this for the Reef Octopus reactor, but was curious about the mod kit. So I used another old pump for the reactor, set this up for the water movement in the display and I could not believe the sandstorm this kicked up in the aquarium, if only I could turn it down like a a Vortech, but for the money, I have much better flow.
Awesome pump By Daniel on 4/30/2011
Daniel would recommend this product to a friend
The Maxi-Jet Powerhead 1200 is a great little pump which delivers an awesome volumn of water. It comes with 2 different pumps and all the accessories needed for many different setups and applications.
noisy By dennis on 4/25/2011
dennis wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
i got this for my brs deluxe reactor. hooks up really easily, but it is the loudest thing in my tank/sump. contacted brs about a replacement as most evryone else says they are quite. seems the impeller is jumping around making the noise.
Super pumps for the $ By Alpinestar on 4/1/2011
Alpinestar would recommend this product to a friend
Ok first of all pump is great out of the box does everything it needs to and does a very good job on the brs dual reactor actually have to turn it down to 1/4 open so more than enough power. The only complaint I have is the noise this thing is loud even using the suction cups so I will definitely have to make some type of mod for that situation I honestly don't know if it is a mix of the loud vibration going through the plastic tube and pump or just the pump itself. But noise level or not this pump is awesome and can be used for loads of stuff. So yes would buy again even with noise
Great value pump By Keifer on 3/14/2011
Keifer would recommend this product to a friend
I bought this for my BRS GFO Reactor and this thing is great. I have a ball vavle on it and its throttle back about half way but it doing a great job and is silent. I have three of this mj1200 running in my 28g Nano Cube and I have barely any noise.
MJ 1200 works great By will on 2/23/2011
will would recommend this product to a friend
I love the MJ 1200 (for GFO) and MJ 900 (for carbon) in BRS reactors. They are silent in my sump, unlike previous power heads purchased elsewhere. I like that no misc. parts were required for install and no random trips to home depot were needed to locate odd fitting for install. Worked perfectly out of the box. Thank you BRS
Great pump By Kelly on 1/31/2011
Kelly would recommend this product to a friend
Love that it hooks right up to their reactors. Great pump. Tons of uses.
Extremely Reliable By Evan on 1/15/2011
Evan would recommend this product to a friend
Title really explains it all. I've used to it to mix salt, transfer water, on reactors etc it's extremely dependable.
solid pump..works great! By Donald on 1/9/2011
Donald would recommend this product to a friend
great pump for the money..easily attatches to the BRS reactors..excellent feature..
Good powerhead By Mike on 1/8/2011
Mike would recommend this product to a friend
I like maxi-jet. Never had a problem with them, but they are louder than say Koralia. However, they are more versatile than Koralia. This one is good. I use it to mix my water. I have a 900 running my reactor. Recommend highly.
Powerful, trustworthy, easy By Guillermo on 1/7/2011
Guillermo would recommend this product to a friend
I have two Maxijet 1200's on my BioCube. One was a replacement for the BioCube return pump, and one runs my BioCube's deluxe BRS reactor. This thing is a nonstop train, very powerful. It has never let me down, has been my return pump on the Cube since May of 2009. Nice and easy maintenance, very easy to clean. As far as the reactor is concerned, It's perfect, I installed a gate valve on the inlet side of reactor, pump takes it like a champion, keeps the granular GFO tumbling just right, showing zero on phosphates via a salifert test kit, love it!
The little engine that could By David on 1/6/2011
David would recommend this product to a friend
These things are great little powerheads. I mainly use them for running BRS reactors. You just simply plug them in and attach them to the reactor and away you go.
little underpowered By nolan on 11/17/2010
nolan would recommend this product to a friend
Using this pump with Deluxe BRS GFO and Carbon Reactor and seems to be a little underpowered.
Great powerhead for reactors By Douglas on 11/2/2010
Douglas would recommend this product to a friend
I bought this for use with a BRS GFO reactor. Great pump. Very quite and easy to use. Great value. I will be getting more for other uses.
Great budget powerhead By Walt on 10/11/2010
Walt would recommend this product to a friend
I have 3 of these little guys. They pump a decent amount stock, but throw an eco-mod or sure-flow on one and they're nuts. More than enough flow for my 100gal. The one I use eco-modded has been running for about 2 years with no problems.
sidekick By Terry on 8/13/2010
Terry would recommend this product to a friend
This is one pump i can really call my sidekick,they been around for awhile just
got one for the BRS REACTOR,should have got another and really made my water change a little simpler. thanks alot
Lasts By Derick on 7/27/2010
Derick would recommend this product to a friend
This pump has been running in my tank powering my skimmer for 5 years and is still going. This pump will last a long time for the money and if you keep it clean it still seems brand new. Another great thing is you can use this pump for many different applications.
i use this on my carbon reactor and it dose real will By sherri on 6/25/2010
sherri would recommend this product to a friend
I use for a lot of stuff and it does real will
Awesome little inexpensive pumps. By Darren on 5/25/2010
Darren would recommend this product to a friend
The maxi-jet 1200 is a great little pump. They are inexpensive, durable with simple maintenance, and very flexible. They can be used to circulate new saltwater for water changes, are easily connected to 1/2" tubing and used to transfer water between tanks or containers, power BRS reactors and various filters, or just to provide extra water motion and flow. I have at least 6 of these things in use right now in each of the applications I listed above.
Great pump By Josh on 3/11/2010
Josh would recommend this product to a friend
This pump works great. I use it on my GFO reactor and it works awesome.