Magnetic water pumps. Magnetic driven. Sealess pumps for use on fresh or saltwater aquariums.
Low heat exchange and quiet in operation. Highly durable design.
RLT pumps are for pressure applications. RLXT pumps are for circulation and wet/dry return.
Iwaki Walchem magnetic drive pumps will run longer, quieter and cooler than any traditional mag drive. Extraordinarily high efficiencies make these pumps the clear choice in almost every process, recirculation or transfer application.
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Best pump, lasts forever Review by John
I've had my pump running strong for 8 years now. Never an issue. Once I had to take it apart to clean it (a shell got stuck inside), but they are bullet proof, work horses. I pump water up pretty high and this is one of the few pumps that has that kind of power, and powers my tower skimmer flawlessly. Don't settle for a cheap pump. This is the best. Make sure you get the one with the Japanese motor. Its like a Honda. Just keeps on going strong. (Posted on 8/14/2012)
Lousy pump, even worse customer service Review by Larry
I own a Iwaki MD55RLT and have had it now for a total of 14 months. Yesterday, the pump started making some incredibly horrible noises. First, checked to ensure that nothing was caught in the impeller. Next made sure that the fan wasn't hitting the casing. Next, I called Iwaki, who basically told me: "...tough luck. Sounds like a bearing. Our pumps usually last four to six years, I guess yours didn't, but it is out of warranty. You'll need to buy a new one." Not a chance in hades will I EVER buy a Iwaki Pump again. Mine didn't last very long and all they could say is "sorry about that". If you are going to buy a premium pump at a premium price, you would expect premium service. NOT from Iwaki. (Posted on 3/30/2010)
Iwaki is the best Review by Tom Toro
I own two of these units for my ETSS 800 skimmers. Very quiet, very powerful, cool running, easily maintained.
Worth the money. Buy the best. (Posted on 8/7/2009)