Hydor’s third generation of their Koralia is the most compact and energy efficient propeller water pump that the company has ever created. This new breed of water movers benefits from a few creative features, including a very novel way to attach the pump to the aquarium walls.
One of the key features of the Koralia Gen 3 is a patented Dual Magnetic Support System that allows users to freely position the Koralia inside the aquarium, with a great degree of actuation in three dimensional space. The DMSS also doubles up as a vibration reducing system while also being one of the most low-profile pump assemblies inside the aquariums.
Hydor has designed the pump to have a unique spring impeller which allows for optimal flow performance, while also making it even better for use with ‘wavemakers’ and switching outlets and it won’t skip a beat if it is set to turn on at intervals of seconds down to hours. Even the water flow outlet has been rethought with three different guards, with one of these acting as a flow diffuser for smaller tanks, or lower flow corals.
The new breed of Koralia from Hydor will come in three sizes which are smaller while also pushing even more flow than ever. The new motor design coupled with a spiral intake chamber, and new propeller technology allows the largest model to push 275 gallons per hour using just one watt of power. The three models are the Koralia 1350 at 5.5 watts, Koralia 1950 at 6.3 watts and Koralia 2450 at 9.5 watts with their model number corresponding to the volume of water that they can move.
The Koralia Gen 3 pumps will not replace the current line of Koralia but will instead represent a higher performance tier, and somewhat higher cost. The Koralia 1350 will carry an MSRP of $95, the Koralia 1950 will cost $105.76 and the largest in the new line the Koralia 2450 will carry a suggested retail price of $118.
Although we got a sneak peek at ReefStock several weeks ago, Hydor’s official unveiling of the new Koralia Gen 3 is this week at Global Pet Expo in Orlando. The pricing of the Koralia 1350, 1950 and 2450 are well in line with their features and specifications so now all that we need to know is when these pumps will become available to the aquarium hobby.