Aqueon Circulation Pump 500
works great as a wave maker
This review is on the 700 ,not sure why Dr. F&S sent a link to review the 500. Anywho, have had these pumps in operation for about a month. Build quality seems a little cheap, but so is the price. I feel the rated flow is right if not a little understated. Compared to a Hydor Koralia 650, Aqueon blows Hydor out of the water! The flow path is not real wide, but not to narrow either. I have two connected to a Hydor smart wave. They have worked flawlessly. You do hear a click sound each time they start up, (sounds like the click you hear from a key wind wall clock, just before it strikes on the hour). But nothing I can't handle. Suction cup is very strong, but long-term, I think periodic maintenance will be necessary to maintain suction. They do come with a lifetime warranty. For general circulation, and/or flow, these will be my go two pumps from now on. Also these pumps use very little wattage. The model 700 only uses 2.8 wats! The model 2400 only uses 13.9 wats! The maxi jet 1200 uses 20 wats.
November 24, 2013
Powerful, quiet, great water movement. Most importantly, my fish love it. They are more active and have an increased appetite.
November 14, 2013
Circulates water very well.
I have 65 gallon tank which is approximately 3x2x1.5 so lots of dead water even with my Fluval filter. The Aqueon circulating pump work great to move all the water!
October 12, 2013
easy to use
works great easy to use right out the box love it!
January 21, 2013