Sicce, an Italian aquarium pump manufacturer known for their protein skimmer pumps, is releasing a new powerhead called the Sicce Voyager. The pump will come in 3 models, ranging in flow rates from 607 gph to 1600 gph. Energy consumption won’t be a problem with the Sicce Voyager, as they draw 8-14 watts, depending on the model. Prices will start at $40 with the Voyager 1 and climb to $85 with the Voyager 4. Additionally, the pumps will have a magnet mount, allowing them be placed virtually anywhere in the aquarium. If at this point you weren’t already intrigued, then the ability to decrease the flow output might grab your attention. On the front of each pump is a “ring nut”. By twisting this nut, you can turn the water flow up or down depending on your aquarium’s needs. Lastly, the impeller shaft of this pump has been developed to not rotate backwards, a problem that has plagued many powerhead owners over the years. Occasionally on pumps used on wavemakers, the impeller of the powerhead improperly turns in the reverse direction. This is said to be eliminated with the Sicce Voyager, making this pump ideal for “hard start” wavemakers. This line of powerheads is supposed to be released mid to late December for those interested.
Here’s a little product release from Sicce:
The Voyager is the NEW stream pump for marine aquariums, reef aquariums, and fresh water aquariums, with flow rates up to 1600 gallons per hour. Thanks to the exclusive magnetic support, it can be positioned anywhere: on the sides, behind the tank, and around the aquarium’s corners. Its support permits it to reach the widest angulations: up to 180 degrees vertically and 360 degrees circulatory with endless orientation possibilities. The Voyager’s versatility in movement and positioning makes it possible to hide it anywhere, always assuring optimal performances. The rotation of the front ring nut allows you to regulate the flow, recreating faithfully the effect of marine currents and satisfying even the most particular of your coral’s needs. And with the most durable rotor and shaft, the unique bidirectional design of the rotor assures that the pump always starts in the correct sense, avoiding the annoying noises provoked by an inversion of the sense of circulation. The rotor and shaft of the Voyager are wear-resistant beyond compare! Most suction cups applied in a salt water tank become stiff with time, compromising their hold and causing the pump to become instable. The exclusive magnetic support for the Voyager is long-lasting and reliable and is ideal for glasses of 15mm width.
The Voyager can be used in fresh water aquariums. In fact, it can be used to raise the deposits from the bottom of the tank for better filtration, contributing to cleaner and clearer water.
Maximum inclination, flexibility, silence & reliability – all in one unit!
- up to 1600 gallons per hour
- 14 watts max, depending on model
- CE & UL listed
- 3 year warranty
- 360 degree pump rotation
- Oscellating pump body
- Support w/ magnets and suction cups
- Adjustable deflector
- Water capacity regulator