Received in perfect condition. Fast and efficient.
Picked it up to help save my back from waterchanges. It moves water, but from a bucket on the floor, it struggles to pull it up 5 feet.
Get the larger size!
using it for mixing salt in a bucket since it has a set flow rate...I really like the surgical tubing it comes with for the air breather, even tho I'm not using it to mix..the 4 suction cups for mounting are so good I don't wrestle with them any more.
i just drop the power head in..lol. it's cool little pump!
I have a 46 gallon bowfront, and I ordered the lowest flow of the Aquatop Powerheads to move some additional water around. It really creates too much flow for my use. I have it at a manageable level by using the option aeration configuration, but then it seems to need to stay in the top 5 inches of water to be able to draw the air in. For the price, it works. Now that I know more I would have gone with one of the higher end powerheads with flow adjustment.
I had another older model which seemed to be doing its job, but when I added the new aquatop, how obvious the differences. I put the older powerhead in my 'save in case of emergency box' for that day you wished you wouldn't have tossed it out :^). I notice my African Cichlids like to swim in the stream like a workout and then hit the calmer parts to graze & play. I would recommend upgrading & don't forget to get a sponge on the end. Really helps with keeping things tidy.