Maxi-Jet® Multi-Use Water Pump is rated out of 5 by 39.
Rated 5 out of 5
from Great pump, but NOT WAVEMAKER using PROPELLER I've been using these pumps for years to alternate the flow direction in my reef tank (a.k.a. Wavemaker mode.) These pumps, using the standard impeller, do this well. They make one short "click" when started. The new propeller add-on chatters at start up, from one to five seconds. The propeller would make a great circulation (always ON) high volume pump but no way does it work with short duration (10 to 15 second) run times. It takes way too long to engage, making a loud racket the whole time. Be careful, as some vendors are labeling the propeller configuration as a "wavemaker." Note: I had previously tried the after-market add-on propeller kits, and they had the same problem. Marineland: great product; need to figure out how to "soft start" the pump.
Date published: 2011-05-07