FishChannel Product Reviews: Pumps and Wavemakers

Every product in FishChannel’s product review section has been tested by noted Aquarium Fish International columnist David Lass.

David A. Lass has been keeping tropical fish since he was 12 years old. He has been involved in most aspects of the aquarium hobby and currently wholesales tropical fish to retail stores in New England. In addition to the fish tanks for his business, David keeps a number of large planted tanks, including a 300 gallon with altum angels, discus, rummynoses and many catfish. David is a moderator on the FishChannel forums.


Marineland Maxi-Jet 1200

Marineland Maxi-Jet 1200

The Marineland Maxi-Jet 1200 is a multi-function water pump and power head that can serve as a power head, a Laminar flow, or a circulation pump. More>> 

Cobalt Aquatics Submersible Pump and Powerhead

cobalt aquarium pump

Cobalt is a relatively new company in the aquatics industry, and the Cobalt Submersible Pump and Powerhead is one line of products that this company offers.

The Claims
Cobalt Aquatics claims that the Cobalt Submersible Pump and Powerhead is an efficient, simple way to move water around in an aquarium.

The Test
The Cobalt Submersible Pump and Powerhead is a well-established technology. To test it, I simply installed it in a 120-gallon marine tank and ran it as one of four water movement devices I have on two wavemaker setups. More>>


AquaticLife Submersible Pumps

Aquatic life pump

The Claims
AquaticLife claims that its new pumps are designed for use in a sump and that the intake, power cord placement and output pipe make it easier to use in that application.

The Tests
I tested two of the new AquaticLife pumps in two applications, with 976 gph at zero head and 710 gph at 6 feet of head (meaning that the pump has the capacity to pump the water 6 feet up). More>>

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