Is there a difference (other than price) between the mag 9.5 for ponds and the one for aquariums? I see them for quite a bit less from pond supply stores, but I don't know if they are different or not.
So your saying that a pump labeled "Mag 9.5" sold from a pond place is different than one sold from an aquarium retailer? I just don't get it. If your saying that the Pondmaster line from Mag is different, that I understand. I was just wondering if the pumps labeled "Mag 9.5" from the pond supply houses (that are cheaper) are the same as the ones labeled "Mag 9.5" from the aquarium retailers. I can't imagine a difference.
More checking is necessary based on the comments form LvFishguy.
I just got off the phone with Danner (mfg. of Mag pumps) and there is no difference in the two pumps except for the cord length. It may be in some of the older pumps there were but not now. They are both saltwater safe.
I also opened my replacement impeller 9.5-A and it has a ceramic shaft and is saltwater safe. I believe the A/B designation is for a pump housing change but I did not verify that with Danner (I can if someone needs to know).