While many look across the pond for high performance water pumps, the next best thing in high flowrate pumps is sprouting up in Colorado Spring’s own Reeflo Pumps. The new line of Blackfin Pumps from the quality pump manufacturer is our favorite kind, pressure rated. With 20-45% more pressure than comparable Reeflo models. The four models (1800, 2500, 3600, 5000) feature a NTN premium motor bearings, aluminum cooling fins,Â and a pressure biased flow curve like a wet dream for closed loop and eductor addicts. And . . .Â there’s a freakin power switch on the pump body. If the spec sheet isn’t enough to get you drooling, Reeflo is looking for testers to take advantage of special pricing in exchange for the completion of a short survey. Other than the Blackfin 5000, all the other models are in stock and the intro pricing starts at $195 for 1600 gph of pressure rated fun.
Jake Adams has been an avid marine aquarist since the mid 90s and has worked in the retail side of the marine aquarium trade for more than ten years. He has a bachelor’s degree in Marine Science and has been the managing editor of ReefBuilders.com since 2008. Jake is interested in every facet of the marine aquarium hobby from the concepts to the technology, rare fish to exotic corals, and his interests are well documented through a very prolific career of speaking to reef clubs and marine aquarium events, and writing articles for aquarium publications across the globe. His primary interest is in corals which Jake pursues in the aquarium hobby as well as diving the coral reefs of the world.