What is your favorite powerhead?

Discussion in '3reef Site Polls' started by Matt Rogers, Oct 13, 2005.

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What is your favorite powerhead?

  1. Maxi-Jet

    52.6%
  2. Hagen

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Rio

    10.5%
  4. Eheim

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Tunze

    13.2%
  6. Other

    23.7%
  1. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    What is your favorite powerhead and why?
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  3. somethingfishy

    somethingfishy Purple Spiny Lobster

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    I have to vote for the Maxi Jet. They always work, I don't clean mine and I use them on my wavemaker so the take some abuse.

    Hey Matt, where is your why?
     
  4. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    I like my Tunze because of the controller and power. They are expensive though. I haven't had problems with Maxi-Jet either.
     
  5. Fastlife

    Fastlife Fire Worm

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    I have to say its the power sweeps, I have 3 of them in my tank and they do the job.
     
  6. Bruce

    Bruce Giant Squid

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    well...i suppose rio...but soon it will be that new ph lol...the ones that was just in an article in 3reef :)
     
  7. Jason McKenzie

    Jason McKenzie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I voted for Maxi Jet. But it's because it's the one I use. It works well on the Wave Maker. But those dam suction cups drive me nuts.

    I'm with Bruce The new PH will be my fav once it is released.

    Oh BTW IceCap will be the distributor

    J
     
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  9. 90_Berlin_joe

    90_Berlin_joe Fire Shrimp

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    maxi-jet has to be the one, for i have a agua-clear and that darn thing collect air until it release it into the tank about every 5 sec. It's about to go out the window.
     
  10. Diver_1298

    Diver_1298 Eyelash Blennie

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    I haven't tried enough of them to have a favorite. I have an aqua clear?? and a zoo med power sweep. They work, I don't really like the aqua clear as they need constant attention. I do like the power sweeps wave action, but I have not had it long enough to know if it will be a winner.
    Jim
     
  11. Jay

    Jay Teardrop Maxima Clam

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    I choose Maxijet because you can use them forever and ever on a wave timer. Step on them, coat them with the coraline 10 layers thick, use them to drain of fill your tank but most of all they are the cheapest thing in the hobby if you compare them to the Tunzes. Sure I would like a Tunze system but I also want a 52 inch TV and dont have one of those either. On the other hand I have 8 or 12 Maxijett pumps I have either bought or aquired from other people and they just work. And if they do quit I wont cry about either I will just look in my box and pull one out and brush off the white calcium powder, attatch a couple suction cups from somewhere and Im in bussiness. Now if my 350 dollar Tunze testarosa controler takes a spike from the flakey power comapany and I have to drop another hundred fifty into my already way way overspent box 0 water ...well I still wouldnt cry but I would curse and that would be an additional 50 cents in the swear jar. So....Maxijet it is. I also have one of those Tunze clones with the propeller...cant rember the name right now but it was 35 bucks. I like it also.


    Yea I did not sleep much last night
    Jay
     
  12. Michaelr5

    Michaelr5 Coral Banded Shrimp

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    Only used MaxiJet and penguin, but the Maxi seems much better. The Via-Aqua that I am using for my return pump is the berries for the price, but I'm not using that as a powerhead!