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Zoo Med Powersweep 226 Max 190 GPH

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This item has been discontinued.

Zoo Med

Flow Rate: 190 GPH

  • Great for use as a Wave Maker in Marine Tanks!
  • Increases efficiency (i.e. Flow Rate) of Undergravel Filters.
  • Automatic Rotating Feature Creates Greater Surface Agitation Allowing a High Oxygen Exchange Rate.
  • Excellent for Live Aquarium Plant Tanks
  • Comes Complete with Venturi Aerating Feature
  • 1 year waranty from manufacturer


Manufacturer Info

Zoo Med
Over 30 Years of Innovation. Started in 1977 by 19 year old Gary Bagnall and college friend Mark Lemke, ZooMed started as a reptile company out of a one car garage located in Costa Mesa, California. It has evolved into a company that introduced the first American reptile vitamin in 1982 and never looked back! Today the company holds 3 reptile product patents with 3 more pending. Zoo Med`s greatest accomplishment has been the invention of UVB lighting for reptiles, which took place in 1993 and became the standard the world over for Zoos, Veterinarians and the reptile hobbyist.

36 Reviews

RAYMOND M WONG from WALNUT CREEK, CA UNITED STATES

04/04/2013

Experience Level: Intermediate

Works for me

This is my second one of these pumps. I decided that the price was right for what I needed. The other more sophisticated systems had nice features for a full reef tank, but they are very expensive. My tank is mainly for fish with one mushroom coral. I do take the pump apart to clean when i clean my tank.

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WILLIAM KELLEY from GERMANTOWN, TN UNITED STATES

03/15/2011

Experience Level: Intermediate

Zoo Med

This product has worked great for me....I try to place it away from the direct light of the metalhalide lamps to reduce calcium an alge build up at the rotating discharge. The old one at the opposite end of my 150 system is approximately 6 yrs old. I perform routine maintenance only when the discharge stops rotating approx once or twice yearly. This system is approximately 11 years old.

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BRANDON MURPHY from CASTLE ROCK, CO UNITED STATES

02/02/2011

Experience Level: Expert

Flow Leaks Out Sides

To start, the nozzle at the end always stays in one spot, it does not even move for me. Also the water flow escapes from the sides of the nozzle. Not something you want in your tank. Not a good product. You are better off with another pump.

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SAUL WASSERMAN from PALO ALTO, CA UNITED STATES

09/08/2010

Experience Level: Intermediate

powersweep

Seems to be working well. I wish it was a little more powerful. Also, the port that connects to the undergravel filter line is difficult to connect to. Still, its much better than the flo deflector wavemakers, which get noisy and require frequent cleaning.

2 out of 2 found this review helpful

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MATT from LOGAN, UT UNITED STATES

12/16/2009

Experience Level: Intermediate

Constant cleaning

I have had a powersweep for a while and it works good when clean. It just has to be taken apart about once a week to keep it rotating smoothly. It still gives flow when not rotating but whats the point. Just buy some Maxi Jets with a controller. I also didn't give it another star because it is flat out Bulky and looks horrible in a tank.

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lookinglakehill from Bronx, NY UNITED STATES

11/18/2009

Experience Level: Intermediate

just right

Just what your tank needs, great water movement your corals will grow with this running in your tank. I have a 55 and all I need is one, buy it and forget it, you will see the difference.

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WILL TOMLINSON from PAINTED POST, NY UNITED STATES

06/20/2009

Experience Level: Intermediate

Efficient, more of a hassle

It's a great idea but the designing is a little shaky. It works great for small tanks when the rotating wheel is clean. For larger tanks a wavemaker is the way to go. It creates a "wave" below water for a short range, but not a very large wave so many are needed. I needed to clean mine weekly because any algae build up at all will stop the rotation. If you clean your tanks once a week then you will be ok with these pumps because you can wipe the algae off in the process. Too high maintenance to most of us. One last improvement for these pumps should be an increased range of motion so a wave across the entire tank is possible instead of just part of the tank. Not good for wide tanks or deep tanks, for my 20 gallon long it was ok.

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SCOTT C from BUFFALO, NY

09/24/2008

Experience Level: Intermediate

Great at First

I have one on my 55 gallon reef tank and for the first two weeks it was working very well, but after that even with regular weekly cleaning the performance has gone down considerably. Have since upgraded to two Hydor Koralia 2. Much better flow and easier to maintain.

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Jared from NY

06/24/2008

Experience Level: Intermediate

Stops Oscillating after 1 day

These stopped oscillating after one day. Also, they are difficult to clean. Another annoying aspect is that they continue to blow out microbubbles even months after they've been submerged. This may be caused by cavitation... The company denies it but others have had the same problem.

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MARCELO C from Torrance, CA

03/02/2008

Experience Level: Beginner

why is this even on the shelf?

I would have to agree with the other reviews... This isn't worth the cardboard it comes in. I tried 2 different pumps and both did the same...SUCKED... as stated before, they would lock0up within an hour or two of being placed in the tank... Marine Depot-get rid of this item! Luckily my LFS gave me credit and I bought a real ph!!

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