The Voyager HP 10 is the largest model in Sicce’s lien of stream-style water pumps. About a year ago we first showed off the funny looking Voyager 4 pump, also known as the “Hexjet”. Count a few numbers up in Sicce’s Voyager line until you get to the HP series and we get a tried and true design for mass-movement water pumps save for the inclusion of the rarely used three-bladed propeller. Oddly enough, the Voyager HP 10 somehow doesn’t look that much bigger than the Voyager four but it pushes a helluva lot more water than the Hexjet. The former is rated at 4000 gph and the latter for about 1400 gph. Sicce USA was kind enough to set us up with one of the first units of the Boyager HP 10 for review, they must have known we’d be impressed.
We gave the Sicce Voyager HP 10 a turn on a four foot 150 gallon pleco tank and a six foot 150 gallon marine fish tank and the results are really impressive. The four foot tank was turned into an absolute washing machine of flow but the giant pleco resident was all about it. In the six foot marine fish tank the damselfish are still cowering in fear from the rip tide at the opposite end of the tank with flow speeds of 15-18″ per second! Some other things we love about the Sicce Voyager HP 10 is the strong magnets which in the images were clamped to a double-pane sliding glass door, at least 3/4″ thick. Also the bracket allows the pump to be angled 180 degrees so the pump can ride the back glass but be pointed down the length of the tank, as it should be. Finally, the dual ceramic bearings of the three-bladed impeller makes it dead-silent, also as it should be. The HP Voyager pumps should become available this fall with the top end HP 10 carrying a sticker price around $190. More hands-on pics after the break.