The Megalodon and Great white pumps from “Sharkman” are a pair of powerful prop pumps from China with more than a little bit in common with the Turbelle Stream pumps from Tunze. The ball shape, spheroid holder-mount and even the breakaway shots of the Shrakman Megalodon pump shows components that share an uncanny similarity with the spherical Tunze Nano Stream and Stream 2 pumps. A couple of videos coming from China’s big event called CIPS (China International Pet Show) demonstrate the 45w Megalodon’s 13,000 lph (3432 us gph) flowrate with enough oomph to push a good size wave in a three foot long aquarium.
Sharkman also makes a smaller version of the DC controllable propeller pump called the Great White which pushes a maximum 8000 lph (~2100 us gph) while consuming 22 watts. In addition to borrowing Tunze’s design for the general function of the pump, the Megalodon and Great white pumps both seem to be mounted with a suction-cup reinforced magnet like Hydor’s Korallia pumps. While this kind of magnetic mount may be sufficient for some models of Korallia pumps we lack confidence that this will hold up stronger pulsing DC pumps when mounted on glass above a reasonable thickness for the size of aquariums which would benefit from so much flow.
Besides a landing page for Sharkman pumps not much else information is available about their Megalodon and Great White pumps. If history is any indicator, if the price of Sharkman pumps is low enough some consumers in the US will buy them first and performance, noise and longevity issues will be sorted out (or learned about) after the fact. [via Acuaristica]
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