Great cost effective pump By randy on 8/16/2015
randy would recommend this product to a friend
Great little pump. I have it hooked up to a JBJ ato controller, and the controller plugged in to my Neptune Apex. Apex is set to turn outlet on for 13 minutes, then off for 1 minute. This gets around the auto shutoff feature after 14 minutes of runtime on the JBJ controller, as well as resetting the JBJ controller to ensure it runs. Google the JBJ controller to understand these limitations before you buy it.
It took me a weekend to figure out this combination, but it has run flawlessly since. It effectively keeps 150 gallons topped off.
great for auto top off By joshua on 5/24/2015
joshua would recommend this product to a friend
This little guy is great for auto top offs. They are durable and cheap to replace which is a huge plus. I've had mine for two years now and have yet to have to replace it. Highly recommended.
Great pump By Andrew on 5/12/2015
Andrew would recommend this product to a friend
Great pump for the price
Great pump By Bob on 3/4/2015
Bob would recommend this product to a friend
Use this in my auto top off system and it preforms great.
Seems to work aspromised By Dr. P on 2/13/2015
Dr. P would recommend this product to a friend
Its only been a few days but the pump seems to be performing as promised. It is very noisy when pulling air instead of water but I don't plan on letting it run dry too much. I plan on using it to dose kalk during my top off cycle.
works great By scott on 2/6/2015
scott would recommend this product to a friend
Works great with my ATO Kali reservoir. The pump is moving Kalk about 8 feet, horizontally, to my sump. Can't beet the price.
Great product! Highly useful! By wrxcoastie on 2/2/2015
wrxcoastie would recommend this product to a friend
Works just as advertized and would definitely recommend it to everyone who is thinking about it! Thank you...
Good product By SCUBAJOE on 12/6/2014
SCUBAJOE wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
Setting up a new tank and works well. Just be sure to put the outlet line higher than the input line else it will still siphon the water out even when the pump is off. I have read online many people making this simple mistake. I just used a 1" piece of pvc going from the sump and extending about 6" above the top of the reservoir. End of 1/4" tubing is secured into this. When the pump shuts off the water stops. No problem.
Good Pump By Kyle on 10/14/2014
Kyle would recommend this product to a friend
This pump works well for an ATO only if the top off is right next to the sump. I used it at the bottom of my biocube and it pumps to the back chambers which is almost 4 feet. Doesn't feed water out quickly almost is a drip method. I give this five stars because of the price and if you actually have a sump next to the pump it works efficiently and quickly.
GOOD By Z28 on 3/31/2014
Z28 would recommend this product to a friend
BOUGHT IT FOR ATO PUMP. WASN'T STRONG ENOUGH TO PUMP UP FROM BASEMENT ABOUT 6 FEET.BUT USED IT IN MY QUARANTINE TANK ANYHOW. MY FAULT TO TRY TO ASK IT TO DO SOMETHING IT WASN'T MEANT TO DO. GREAT BARGAIN
great top-off pump By Michael on 3/18/2014
Michael would recommend this product to a friend
This little pump is a work horse. I have run it dry quite a few times and it just keeps going. Highly recommend this pump with the JBJ ATO and some Kalk in the topoff tank.
Simple and durable By jacob on 3/13/2014
jacob would recommend this product to a friend
Works well for an auto top off! Don't be fooled by it's small size. It is perfect for not bum rushing your tank with fresh water! Very quiet too. Definitely and obvious buy!
Very Nice Auto Top Off Pump By Garrick on 3/12/2014
Garrick would recommend this product to a friend
I use the pump with my Apex as a auto top off pump. It is very accurate 3.5 gal per hour and you can't beat the price.
Good solid pump By Jason R on 2/12/2014
Jason R would recommend this product to a friend
I have one pump I received with my overflow. It works so well that it was a no brainer to buy another for auto top off for my sump. Great price also.
The best ATO pump! By Jason on 2/7/2014
Jason would recommend this product to a friend
It's quiet This pump is slow but for an ATO, it's the best option I've found.
Great ATO Pump By Edward on 2/4/2014
Edward would recommend this product to a friend
This little pump is great. I have it hooked up to my JBJ ATO and I haven't had any problems.
Fantastic By Greg on 11/20/2013
Greg would recommend this product to a friend
I have been using over flow boxes on my saltwater tanks for years, but have never gone with a lift pump. I recently changed to a new overflow box and followed the suggestions of BRS and purchased this pump. From the moment I plugged it in and connected the hoses it has done a great job removing air from the box. You can't beat it for the price and it is virtually silent as well.
Great choice. If you use an overflow box you need this pump
Nice By John on 9/13/2013
John would recommend this product to a friend
Nice low cost pump for a top off system !
Love the price and ease By Rogerwilco357 on 9/8/2013
Rogerwilco357 would recommend this product to a friend
Well on my QT tank i have the external over flows since the tank is not drilled and love the way this unit keeps all the air bubbles out of the tubes and keeps them running continuously without having to prime them all the time without said pump in use. and for the price they cannot be beat even after years should the diaphragm stop working since it is a wear and tear item they sell the parts just as cheap.
great pump for top off or dosing By chris on 7/22/2013
chris would recommend this product to a friend
this is a powerful and very economical top off or dosing pump. Nice steady flow rate. Looks to be solidly built and should get your monies worth
Prone to sticking By Jon on 5/13/2013
Jon wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I would not recommend relying on this for an ato, unless you can check on it daily. Probably 1 in 10 times my ato will kick on and the pump wont work, but if i turn off the power and turn it back on it works just fine. If you plan on leaving your tank with a sitter that doesnt know about this problem, you better hook a backup pump up or you could end up crashing your tank.
Good but possibly faulty By Adam on 4/29/2013
Adam would recommend this product to a friend
Had the first one for six months and it worked great.....until it didn't. Unit stopped pumping water for my ATO system. Replacement unit is working great but too soon to tell.
a must have By Mascis on 3/30/2013
Mascis would recommend this product to a friend
a must have
very useful pump By Chris on 3/25/2013
Chris would recommend this product to a friend
even as a sump auto top off pump. these are still my favorite. cheap, and if one goes bad, for 15 bux, you can afford to have a spare ....just saying
Can't beat it By Joe on 3/23/2013
Joe would recommend this product to a friend
Reliable and affordable. I have one on my overflow and one for my ATO. These guys have a diaphragm repair/replacement video for this pump also if I recall.
DO IT By shirtlessbill on 3/1/2013
shirtlessbill would recommend this product to a friend
If you need to move a little bit of water for any aquarium task this is the pump you'll want. Simple to instal and it just worked. Plug 'n play
Great Product By phil on 2/24/2013
phil would recommend this product to a friend
Very quiet operation, does exactly what you want it to do. I'm using this with the JBJ ATO and it works like a champ.
Great for ATO By Jeremy on 2/20/2013
Jeremy would recommend this product to a friend
I use these on both of my FW tanks. It is a nice steady rate that I do not have to worry about.
Great ATO Pump By Russell on 2/14/2013
Russell would recommend this product to a friend
This pump is perfect for a DIY/Controller ATO system. It pumps my RO/DI + Kalkwasser mix with no problems.
Works good By Kyle on 1/2/2013
Kyle would recommend this product to a friend
Use as my ato pump. get the job done. only complaint is that I had to buy a suction cup to weigh it down or it floats up some. All in all great product
great little pump By flipper on 12/3/2012
flipper would recommend this product to a friend
I use this pump for my ato. I have been using it fir about a year now with no issues. I do recommend putting a pre filter on it if you use kalk or other supplements. This will help from buld p in the line and pump.
BEST VALUE By vladimir on 11/12/2012
vladimir would recommend this product to a friend
I bout two of these. I use it for dosing 2 Part calcium and alkalinity.I will always recommend this pump. Overall great product for the money.
Excellent starter top-off system By DB on 9/10/2012
DB would recommend this product to a friend
This system is easy and strait-forward to install. It is also very reliable and relatively quiet when in operation. Excellent solution for someone new to saltwater tanks and you cant beat the price / value.
reliable pump By VAL on 9/7/2012
VAL would recommend this product to a friend
this unit works as advertised, most of all it is quiet, and good price,
Works Great By Jason on 8/25/2012
Jason would recommend this product to a friend
this product was so quiet and runs great too.
Works as described By ReefMedic on 7/14/2012
ReefMedic would recommend this product to a friend
Used with my JBJ A.T.O., pumps water as advertised. I have the pump sitting on top of the 5 Gallon bucket I use as a reservoir, which sits at the same level as my sump. Pump is only rated for 30 in. of rise so it needs to be placed as close to the level of the reservoir as possible.
Simple and inexpensive By Christopher on 5/18/2012
Christopher would recommend this product to a friend
Simply awesome and very cost effective for reefers on a budget
Works great By david on 3/26/2012
david would recommend this product to a friend
Had this pump for my ATO for just about 10 moonths and it works like a charm. Couldnt ask for better
The BEST By Robert on 3/26/2012
Robert would recommend this product to a friend
I have one for my ATO system works like a camp..... Best top off pump by far
Perfect for ATO's By Shannon on 3/24/2012
Shannon would recommend this product to a friend
I love this pump and it is so useful at its price. I have several in use for a long time and even keep a backup they are so inexpensive. I love that they pump at the rate they do and the fact that they suck it out ass opposed to a pump sitting in the container. I will always recommend this pump
Best value By Eric on 3/24/2012
Eric would recommend this product to a friend
The price of this little pump can't be beat. However, I wasn't so lucky with using it to dose kalk. It clogged after a few months so I upgraded to a BRS dosing pump ;)
Great Product By joseph on 2/28/2012
joseph would recommend this product to a friend
This aqua lifter pump is great for overflow systems. I have one for my overflow and my auto top off. It sucks water frome one hose and pushes it out the other hose. Air line tubeing not included. Overall great product for the money.
quite pump!!! By sean on 2/23/2012
sean would recommend this product to a friend
This pump is extremely quite and it pumps 3.5 gph so it's perfect for an auto top off system but, if you have to pump for a long distance of height I would get a different pump. For a first time auto top off system it's an awesome pump for cheap.
Works Great!! By Daniel on 2/7/2012
Daniel would recommend this product to a friend
Got this to go along with my JBJ ato..
Excellent pump By Arthur on 2/4/2012
Arthur would recommend this product to a friend
Great pump! I use it for my auto top off system and couldn't expect more. Rubber mounts on the bottom make it extremely quiet and it's quite powerful for its size. Recommending it to everyone.
Great pump for the price! By Tony on 2/1/2012
Tony wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I originally used this in conjunction with my Reefkeeper for a topoff pump on my sump, but I found that it loses its efficiency/power quickly over the distance it has to pull the water/solution from. For this reason I upgraded to a Aqua Medic SP3000 peristaltic pump that can pull from my reservoir that sits about 40 feet away.
However, I ended using this on my daughter's 40g reef tank that has a CPR overflow. It works perfectly for this applications!!
TIP: If you use a overflow..get black vinyl tubing to use with this unit. You will probably set this pump on top of your overflow right were your tank lighting is = major algae growth with the clear tubing, which leads to clogging and decrease pump flow.
Works Great By Sean on 1/31/2012
Sean would recommend this product to a friend
I use this pump w/ my ATO. It's been working perfectly with kalk saturated water. Best bang for the buck by far.
excellent pump By William on 12/30/2011
William would recommend this product to a friend
works great! Happy i choose this pump for setting up my ATO and dosing kalk!!