Maxi-Jet 1200 Water Pump (295/1300 GPH)
Item # 253894 / Manufacturer Part # ML90512
Maxi-Jets are three pumps for the price of one! They can prevent waste build-up and dead spots as propeller-style circulation pumps and run undergravel filters as power heads. A venturi makes them great as utility pumps to power protein skimmers. Ideal for other uses well. Fully adjustable output. Can be run externally or submersible.
Power Head Mode: 295 gph Circulation Mode: 1300 gph Utility Mode: Max. head height: 6 ft.
Even more power. 4/1/2013
I have used Maxi jet pumps for years and this is my first 1200. Very powerful and only a little louder than the 900 which has gone untouched for 7 years. Wish you could buy the pump alone for less cash because I have lots of parts that I do not use.
4.5 stars 3/17/2012
Reviewer: David Soult
I have used the whole line of pumps for many years. It's a great bang for your buck.
The good the bad and the ugly sides of the pumps...
The plastic suction mount bracket breaks easy and with age gets very brittle
on the other side I mentioned age so the pumps last quite a long time.
Impellers with age tend to fall apart however I mentioned age again the pumps last quite a long time.
I used the model 1200 and 900 in Circulation Mode the pump can reverse water flow every now and again. I purchased the two pumps used and something may have broken or was missing from the previous owner. I am only mentioning this because I lost a fish and can not rule out the possibility it got sucked in because of the reverse action.
The pumps are so popular other companies make accessories for them such as magnet holders.
All and all I give them a 4.5 stars