ReeFlo is at it again, recently adding the Snapper 18 to its line of quality American-made assembled water pumps. For hobbyists looking to combine the pressure capacity of a magnetic drive pump with the quiet, efficient flow of a ReeFlo pump, the Snapepr 18 may have the features you are looking for. With a maximum head-pressure capacity of 18 feet, this aluminum-finned, efficient unit consumes only 117 watts with a max. output of 2,300 GPH. ReeFlo is touting an impressive 40-60% higher pressure capacity over the previous Snapper pumps and compares to the Mag 18 in performance while shaving off 40 watts of power consumption. Compared to the companyâ€™s newer BlackFin pumps, the Snapper 18 looks to be geared towards applications where lower circulation is needed. The smallest BlackFin pump produces 3,400 GPH of flow and 2,400 GPH at five feet compared to the 2,300 GPH and 1,800 GPH at five feet of the Snapper 18. The nearly 2,000 GPH of circulations will probably fit the needs of 90% of aquarists with a properly designed system. Besides the efficiency gained by the ReeFlo, its design to be externally plumbed makes its easily accessible and eliminates much of the heat transfer from higher-wattage submersible pumps. ReeFlo’s Snapper 18 is assembled in the USA with motor parts from Italy and China. Retailing for around $239.99, the Snapper 18 is available from Premium Aquatics and comes ready to be plumbed with 1.5â€ input/output fittings plus an 18-foot power cord. More details and infograph after the break.
Reeflopumps can serve a wide variety of water transfer and re-circulation applications. They are designed to operate efficiently over a wide range of flows and pressures. This allows you to get exactly the flow you want.
Draws 50% less power than comparable submersible pumps while giving more flow.
Reeflopumps installed near areas of relaxation and entertainment generate minimal noise levels. For example, the 1/4 H.P. unit has 52 dB noise level at 10′. A normal conversation is 60 dB for reference.
Reeflopumps are end-suction centrifugal units, designed to be placed outside the pond or water. This means no devastating ‘oil slicks,’ no dangerous electrical situations, and no messy wading or diving to service the unit. This protects you as well as your fish!
Our motors are totally enclosed for maximum protection. Their breakthrough design provides for ultra low watt consumption, along with low temperature rise.
Reeflopumps are manufactured in the USA of the best materials available. The motors are specially designed and custom built for long term continuous duty. Each Reeflopump is fully bench tested prior to shipping.
Reeflopumps produce a maximum flow rate with minimal electrical consumption. The money saved from lower operating costs, can pay for the pump in a matter of months.
Reeflopumps are industrial grade equipment. When properly installed, they provide you with years of dependable, trouble-free service.