Originally Posted by Datreeferman
Oh ya, ur right. How did you know it was a maxi jet? And when I bought it I was a begginer so I didn't know which powerheads were best. what are hydrokorolias differen2? Are they smaller? If so I might look into getting one. Are they better? So far this one is working fine for me.
I had a maxijet 1400 when I started. The koralias are good, that's what I used until a couple weeks ago. They move water, they are stable (they have a suction cup magnet that holds them right where you put them), and they are reasonably priced (more than a maxijet but much less than a vortech). The only thing I didn't like was though they claim they will work on a wave maker they don't reliably. This meaning that over time they have a tendency to start in reverse which is dealt with in the design of the front grill, however I found that they will eventually break the rubber bumper off the grill and start in reverse all the time. If you leave them on all the time it's not an issue but on a wavemaker this will become on issue eventually due to the constant on and off of the pump. Hydor was good about it and sent me 6 new grills but it took over a month to receive them and I still had the same issue down the road, I ran a wavemaker. Just a couple weeks ago I splurged and got a couple vortech mp40 powerheads and they are super expensive but I love them. No wavemaker as it's all built in to the controller. Massive flow and they wirelessly sync to each other so work together to create whatever flow pattern I set them to.
One last thing to keep in mind, "if it ain't broke, don't fix it". Your maxi jet is working well for you so there is no need to change it. Change can create all sorts of problems in a reef tank, small and large. It can also be good or bad. It could be as simple as upgrading a powerheAd and now some of your coral doesn't like the flow change which isn't a big deal if it's on frag plugs but if it's on the rock it can be a big headache to move things to where they are happy again. Personally I would stick with what's working and save a powerhead upgrade for when you do a tank upgrade, and believe me we all want to do a tank upgrade. I'm still working on mine and think about going larger all the time, wife won't let it happen so it stays as a thought kept to myself.