The High Seas Prop Pump aka Sun Sun pump from Coralvue can’t decide whether it is aping a Hydor Korallia, Tunze Nano Stream or both. It’s no surprise then that the cheaply made Chinese product has been recalled in Canada due to a couple reports of electrocution. We first wrote about the High Seas Prop pump at the Midwest Frag Fest where they sported some ridiculously cheap retail pricing.Â In less than six months, the pumps have caused enough problems to be recalled in Canada and if problems arise in the US we could see an American recall as well. If you’ve recently purchased some ridiculously cheap propeller style water pump that came in barely labeled white boxes, we suggest you give the pumps a very thorough examination and maybe pull out the old voltmeter to see if they are already leaking electrons into your tank. We spoke with an undercover EcoTech Marine operative who foresaw the potential problems with the CoralvueÂ pump when they were displayed at MACNA and it was suggested that they might be better re purposed as rotoscopic binoculars.
update: Apparently, the pumps being recalled are the SunSun pumps, which are different from the High Seas Prop pump by CoralVue although they look identical and use the same model numbering convention. If you purchased your pump from a reputable dealer with a CoralVue label, you should be fine. If you purchased a SunSun pump from eBay or a funky little Asian market, you might give them a once over to find out which pump you actually have.