Maxi Jet Pro powerhead gets compared to a Maxi Jet Classic

By on Apr 25, 2011

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The Maxijet Pro is Marineland’s much overdue refinement of the Maxijet water pump not just as a powerhead, but as a platform of water movement. We first reported on the Maxijet Pro from some boxes that UPG was showing off in September and about a month ago the Maxijet Pro began large scale distribution. We’ve gotten out hands on this new and improved Maxijet Pro and we can tell you the changes between the MJ Pro and MJ Classic are more than cosmetic. There’s a whole rundown of the differences between Marineland’s workhorse Maxijet and the new Maxijet Pro after the break, including details on an included mounting option for the MJ Pro which is much more desirable than a trio of suction cups.

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All the proportions of the exterior of the Maxijet are still the same, save for a small space on the MJ Pro to make the propeller housing fit nice and flush. The Maxijet has lost all the print on the body of the pump, indicating the model and basic electrical details.

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The 'Hong Kong Font' on the MaxiJet Pro on the left makes it look kind of like a knock off Maxijet

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The new impeller has purple blades and a slightly wider magnet

 

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The volute and impellers are not interchangeable between the Pro and Classic

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MJ Pro impellers will only fit in new pumps

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We like how Marineland has implemented an anti-backspin mechanism right into the spindle of the propeller

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Here we compare the propeller from the Sureflow aftermarket mod kit above with the new stock propeller from Marineland below. If Marineland ever does release a propeller and housing as a spare part for Maxijet pumps, it will only work with the new MJ Pro and not the classic as we had speculated.

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The three bladed design of the stock propeller for the Maxijet Pro on the left should be quieter and more efficient than the two bladed design

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The stock housing for the new Maxijet Pro propeller is more svelte on the volute of the powerhead

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The housing for the MJ Pro has a more narrow outlet than what the aftermarket mods have been offering

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No one wants to use suction cups to secure pumps or powerheads anymore, unless it's a single suction cup to stabilize a bracket like this articulated mount

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Here is the complete Maxijet Pro in it's laminar flow uniform, ready to crank out tons of flow on the cheap while not getting away from the aquarium edge

 

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