Reef Power RP-M V2

(12 customer reviews)


The Reef Power RP-M V2 is an ultra compact and super powerful new wavemaker.

36 in stock

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SKU: RPMV2 Category:


The Reef Power™ RP-M V2 is incredibly slim, yet powerful and quiet. Every Reef Power RP-M V2 includes and updated controller and impeller design and an 18 month warranty.

Updated Controller

Every Reef Power RP-M V2 includes an intuitive controller packed with features. The controls were modified for ease of use and adjustability. Additional wording and icons were added in addition to eliminating the LCD screen. The Controller has a simplified interface that gives you relevant information at a glance. The flow rate is prominently displayed up top, and the pulse speed is adjusted with a knob. Each mode has an icon that shows an approximation of the pumps behavior in that mode. A night sensor is built in, as well as a feed timer, wireless linking, and a cleaning mode with reverse spin.

Updated Impeller Design

The RP-M V2 has an updated impeller with a stronger connection to the central impeller shaft and a tapered bottom to reduce contact with the motor housing. This helps reduce noise and increase pump longevity.

Multiple Flow Patterns

M1: Constant Flow. The Pump runs at a constant speed.

M2: Pulse Mode. The pump pulses faster or slower based on the pulse knob setting.

M3: Anti-Sync Pulse Mode. The pump can be run alone, or paired with another RP-M V2 for an anti-sync pulse (one pump on, one pump off, and vice-versa).

M4: Mixed Reef Mode. The pump will alternate between constant flow and various pulse modes at random. The V2 RP-M can also control the maximum speed in this mode.

M5: SPS Mode. This is another randomized flow pattern, which changes a bit more erratically vs. Mode 4.

M6: Cleaning Mode. This runs your pump in reverse. Press and hold the Up arrow key to enter this mode. Recommended run time is 120 seconds or less.

Wireless Linking

Set your pump to Lead, Follow, or Solo to run it on its own or control a bank of pumps. For example, if you have 2 pumps, and set one to Lead, and one to Follow, the Follow pump will automatically switch modes and enter feed timers when prompted by the Lead controller. If you have pumps you want to run independently, simply set them to Solo mode.


  • Unbelievably thin profile
  • Full Featured Controller
  • 18-Month, USA warranty
  • Fully submersible
  • Extra-Long Power Cord (78″)
  • 260-2,600 gph ouput
  • Glass up to 5/8″ thick

Ultra Slim Profile

The RP-M V2 is about half the size of conventional powerheads with comparable output. For example, the QP-9 protrudes 3 7/8″ into the aquarium, while the RP-M V2 protrudes only 2.25″. How do we do this? Simple! Instead of using a conventional impeller which protrudes from the motor block and generates a narrow vortex that is directed through a nozzle, we redesigned the impeller to rotate around the motor block. This both reduces the size of the pump by nearly 50%, and produces an extremely wide yet powerful flow. This unique flow pattern is both powerful and gentle on corals. Corals all around your aquarium experience a gentle wave motion, and corals directly in front of your RP-M powerhead don’t get blasted. Our new and improved impeller has more than twice the surface area of a conventional impeller with 4 blades instead of 2. This creates a more evenly distributed flow pattern and helps eliminate dead spots in your aquarium.

Fully Submersible

Our Reef Power Pumps are 100% waterproof, including the external magnet. (The controller and power supply are NOT submersible 🙂 ). That means you can place your pump on your overflow box, or other small spaces that may be under water. There is NO dry side- just a small waterproof magnet that works on glass up to 5/8″ thick. The power cord going to the pump is 6′ 6″ long, which allows for stealthy routing with ease.

Extended Warranty

All Reef Power Pumps include a full 18 month warranty.


Additional information

Weight 1.55 lbs
Dimensions 6.5 × 6 × 4 in
Flow Type

Broad, Turbulent Flow

Coverage Area

25-60 gallons, or 12-24" of tank per pump

Wave Strength

Low- Ideal for mixed reef/LPS

Product Dimensions

3" Diameter x 2" Length

GPH Range

300-2,600 GPH


7 Mode Flow Controller with onboard timer and wireless linking. 10 minute and 20 minute feed timer., Auto shutoff when pump runs dry, Sine wave noise reduction

Maximum Glass Thickness


Included Accessories

Controller, Manual, Power Supply

Actual Wattage Draw

36watts Max, 90-220V AC Input | 24V 1.5amp DC output


18 Months USA

3rd Party Control

app with Aqualink T1 V2

12 reviews for Reef Power RP-M V2

  1. Anonymous (verified owner)

  2. Matthew W. (verified owner)

    Initially bought for a 20 cube but was a little bulky for that tank. Switched out a powerhead in my 112g and it is actually really amazing. Will buy another eventually! Definitely recommend this.

  3. Justin (verified owner)

    So far so good. Very quiet and easy to setup, random flow mode ha made a big difference in my reef, previous pumps were same wave same direction same speed all day, corals are definitely much happier.

  4. John L. (verified owner)

    RP-M V2. I wanted to use the pump awhile before giving a review. It’s very quiet while running. The controller is easier to operate than the original RP-M controller although it was easy once figured out. would definitely
    recommend this pump. The customer service is outstanding. I had an issue with the first RP-M. A little over a year after purchase there were some problems, but RB took very good care of me and handled everything great.
    I would give them more stars if possible.

  5. derek (verified owner)

  6. Victor H. (verified owner)

    Fast service. This is the 2nd time I’ve ordered from the site. As long as they are able to keep up the level of service and speed, I’d rather give the business directly to the brand owners.

  7. Steve Ghera

    I have 5 of these, but they are the V1 model. I have two of them on opposite sides of my 50 gal. frag tank. I have 3 of these along the back wall of my 135 gal. 6-ft long display tank. I love these and they are my go-to (one and only) in-tank recirc. pumps.

    The V2 is the same pump design with the same capabilities and power as the original RP-M (V1). I like the versatility of the V1 controller. Note: The V2 controllers do not sync with the V1 controllers and won’t “follow” them. The V2 controller has only a 10min feed setting. The V1 has a 10 minute and 20 minute which is great when doing extended work in the tank and you want still water. I saw somewhere that the V2 has a 20min feed time, but it is not clear how that works. The V1 has a mode where you can program the pump modes to change (up to 6 times per day, including a “zero-flow” mode). I miss that. I like the V2’s dial and simplicity. The dial is much faster to set the pulse, but once you set the pulse frequency on the V1, you really don’t change it much. Reef Breeders, please consider making the V1 control module available again!

  8. JACKSON C. (verified owner)

    I actually owned the original models which lasted over 2 years. (They would’ve lasted longer but I accidentally let moisture get in the electrical connection points (facepalm)).. so I ordered these to replace them and they work perfectly. Shipping was fast and install was simple. I use ReefBreeders lights and their ATO as well. Would highly recommend to anyone.

  9. Albert Olivarez (verified owner)

  10. Jessica W. (verified owner)

    This is my 2nd set of rp-m’s! Really happy with them! I have a lot of reef breeders equipment on my tank including lights & ato, will continue to purchase in the future! Solid products.

  11. Rafael Mangiarano (verified owner)

  12. Tony L. (verified owner)

    My first lasted about 3 1/2 years so I ordered another. The controller is different but easier to use

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