The Nanoprop 5000 is a new small propeller water pump from AquaMedic with a greatly reduced form factor. Instead of going really small with the entire body as in the new nano evo koralias, the new Nanoprop had it’s proportions pancaked mostly in one dimension, giving this pump a laterally compressed appearance. This type of design should maximize the surface area of the intake strainer, minimizing drag from the intake but also letting this svelte nano prop pump squeeze in behind tight rockwork. Like it’s big brother the OceanProp 15000, the nanoprop 5000 also sports a 3-bladed propeller design. Moreover, if the OP15000 pushes 15,000 liter per hour then perhaps it is safe to assume that the NanoProp pushes 5000 lph/ ~1300 gallons per hour which if true, would put this pump more in line with a Koralia evolution 1400 or a modded Maxijet in terms of overall output. Initial speculation pegs the new Nanoprop at ~$90 give or take a ten-spot but we won’t know for sure until the container arrives. AquaMedic USA believes they have a few samples of each, the OceanProp 15,000 and the Nanoprop 5000, making their way to the U.S. from Germany within the next couple weeks. We don’t expect to see this pump hitting the shelves for at least a couple more months but we hope to have a review sample very soon and we can probably expect some announcement from AquaMedic USA about this and other new products at the Denver ReefStock event.
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.