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Maxi-Jet 400 Powerhead MP 400

 
Maxi-Jet Powerhead/Pump Model 400 106 gph by Maxi Jet. Maxi-Jet fully submersible, sealed powerhead/water pump for a variety of aquarium applications


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fair priced, good quality featured

Installation and Operation The installation of this powerhead is as easy at is gets. It is very versatile in the way it comes with several options you as the consumer have to set it up and operate. The most popular way it is mounted in my opinion is the traditional three suction cup style. Very quiet and a low flow unit.


Performance vs. Expectations I was expecting a little more flow, but it does what it says it will do. In my case, I am using it to power my phosphate reactor and does the job just fine. I have had several different sized maxi jet powerheads through the years, and they are hard to break. They require less cleaning maintenance than other brands in my experience with other brands as well.


Value for money This product is very good for the price that you pay. If you use the comparison shopping tool at "TheReefTank.com", this is a very inexpensive piece of equipment to get a hold of. Maxi Jet makes very quality made powerheads at reasonable to get prices.


Liked about it There are a few things I like about this pump.
I like the price.
I like the easiness of the "plug and play".
I like how these pumps are easily modded to be more effective.
I also like the amount of power they use which is little to none.


Didn't like I don't like pumps that use "suction cup" style of mounting because over time they will lose the suction and create a mess if you aren't home when this happens. In my case, I am using it hooked up with tubing connected to my reactor, so I don't think this will be an issue.


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5.0

By 9erNation
Jul 13, 2010
 
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cheap, but almost too weak featured

Installation and Operation These pumps are very easy to install. They come with a few different mounting options, though most of the time you'll find folks use the suction cup mounts. Simply clip that mounting bracket in place and stick the suction cups against the glass. To operate the unit, it's only a matter of plugging it in. There's really almost no overhead of getting this unit fired up.


Performance vs. Expectations Compared to the other maxi jet pumps, this one really doesnt do much for me. You really have to have a tiny system for this to provide you any purpose. In terms of flow, you're better of investing in the 600, or better yet the 900 or 1200. And comparing it to the cost of those other maxijets, there's really not a financial part of that decision. It does work well and should last you for years, but I dont think it's worth buying this one over the others.


Value for money As just mentioned, I don't think this has a very high value. It has such low output that you may as well just purchase one of the other pumps. I really think the 900 or 1200 are the only ones worth using, but I've certainly had my share of the 400s in the past. They all still work, but I just dont have an application suited for using them.


Liked about it These are robust pumps that could be used in many applications if it had the right flow. They will work for years and don't require a lot of maintenance, nor do they require much overhead of getting them installed.


Didn't like A number of cons on this pump. As already mentioned, it has really low flow. Also, the suction cup mounts are not that great at holding up over time, and I've read many reports of them falling off the tank and landing in the sandbed, only to cause major problems. And finally, it would be nice if they provided a bit different output shaft to attach hoses or other small plumbing features for using them in other purposes.


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2.0

By crvz
May 31, 2010
 
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Very good buy

Installation and Operation I had to attach the modification kit, which took 5 minutes, then attached the sure-grip which took another 2 minutes, then attached it to the glass and plugged it in. A "no-brainer". Instructions were helpful. No problems after 2 months of operation. Monthly vinegar bath for cleaning.


Performance vs. Expectations It performs as expected.


Value for money I got it on sale at DFS, $5 off, a super deal.


Customer Support I have not had to deal with the company.


Liked about it Price, ease of set-up and size (it's not very large). I will buy another in the future if I need another pump. Also it had low power usage.


Didn't like I wish that it could be attached to the glass with suction cups from different sides


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5.0

By jschulzpt
Sep 20, 2009
 
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Worth the Price

Installation and Operation Easy as put it in the tank and plug it in


Performance vs. Expectations For the price it was far better than expected


Value for money Great value as long as you keep them clean


Customer Support Never had to call the company for any issue


Liked about it Cheap
Easy to clean


Didn't like Nothing


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By zero186
Jul 28, 2009
 
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Great pump

Installation and Operation Simple - plug and play


Performance vs. Expectations For me, (I have 3 or 4) - I have been completely satisfied.


Value for money God value for the money. These are pumps that (if taken care of) will last a long, long time.


Customer Support I have not had to call the mfg.


Liked about it small, reliable, low energy, fairly inexpensive


Didn't like Nothing


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5.0

By danjen10
Jul 18, 2009
 
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A useful little pump

General This as well as all the MJ pump are great modded.
I used this pump on a nano and it was great. I did have it modded.

I also used on for recirculating a Kalk Reactor.

Not very powerful but a great pump for the right application.


Liked about it compact
versitle
cheap
low power
moddable
reliable


Didn't like nothing


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3.5
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3.0
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4.0

By ckusnierek
May 07, 2009
 
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not the best pump in the world for a tank

General An OK pump to mix saltwater but not the type of flow a reef tank needs. It can be modded to make diffuse flow.


Liked about it inexpensive and reasonably dependable. There are modifications that can make it more suitable for a circulation pump.


Didn't like bulky for the gph, directed flow. Better suited for a salt mix agitator than for use within your tank


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2.0

By jenglish
Apr 16, 2009
 
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