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Old 08/30/2016, 12:06 PM   #26
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I have found the Jebao pumps are really good with high head heights. Mine is over 6 feet of head mostly straight up and still getting a lot of flow out of it.


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Old 09/06/2016, 10:22 AM   #27
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I think the DCP is the quietest pump I have owned. This weekend I gave my lifereef skimmer a vinegar bath in a 30g tank while running the pump at 100%. The pump sounded like a Cobalt MJ1200. I had a hard time hearing if it was on. I'm one of those OCD guys when it comes to noises and I'm loving the pump so far....


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Old 09/08/2016, 12:41 AM   #28
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Well, that sounds encouraging.


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Old 09/08/2016, 08:03 AM   #29
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Where is the DCP 10000. Thats the one I need.


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Old 09/17/2016, 07:57 AM   #30
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Any new updates on the Dcp 6500 ? Could someone post the plumbing done to connect the return line ?

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Old 09/25/2016, 09:36 AM   #31
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My DCP is still running great, quiet, and no issues. It's hard for me to see how well it's performing when it comes to GPH/head pressure since it's on my skimmer. This pump is on my new build that has a much smaller bioload. So it's hard to compare it to the DCT-6000 that I had running on the skimmer. The only complaint I have is the intake does not have a intake screen to keep the critters out. This isn't an issue for my setup but could be for others.


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Old 09/25/2016, 09:42 AM   #32
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Here is pic of the pump in action


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Old 09/26/2016, 10:32 AM   #33
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Apex controllable?


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Old 09/26/2016, 04:23 PM   #34
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Apex controllable?
Don't believe so...these are nice, but i'll probably hold out for the COR pumps.

The apex support on my waveline dc-6000 was bugged. Sometimes pump wouldn't restart when apex was plugged in. Actually sometimes it won't restart if water is still back-siphoning either. Not sure if it was the same problem or not...I should do some more testing. In either case, would be curious to know if these pumps have any of those issues restarting after power loss.


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Old 09/26/2016, 11:00 PM   #35
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I haven't had that issue yet on my waveline dc12000 for my skimmer. It gets shutdown 4 times a day during automatic feedings.


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Old 10/17/2016, 10:36 AM   #36
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I was looking at these DCP pumps for my for a 75Gal with a 20Gal sump build, need some advice, should I go with the 6500 or the 8000? The tank will be plumbed with two 3/4" return lines, since I don't know exactly the head loss has leaning towards the 8000. Also there will be no manifold since I will be running a full syphon overflow.

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Old 10/17/2016, 11:57 AM   #37
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I was looking at these DCP pumps for my for a 75Gal with a 20Gal sump build, need some advice, should I go with the 6500 or the 8000? The tank will be plumbed with two 3/4" return lines, since I don't know exactly the head loss has leaning towards the 8000. Also there will be no manifold since I will be running a full syphon overflow.

Any advice will be appreciated.

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You can calculate head loss here http://www.reefcentral.com/index.php...oss-calculator

I have 75 with 35 gallon sump and I use an older DCT 4000 which runs a max of 1056GPH with 0 Headloss and I have it on Setting 6 and have plenty of flow.

I would think the DCP 6500 would be ok since it has Adjustable Flow Between 848GPH to 1717GPH and honestly that seems like over kill to me. I do about 5-7 X turnover from tank to sump and you really don't need 10X.

I don't own the DCP, but I noticed it says " New Digital Controller- Speed Control Settings Between 30-100" So maybe 30% is the lowest you can run?



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Old 10/17/2016, 12:52 PM   #38
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Just wanted to give my input. I have the 6500 pump running on my 65g seahorse tank which gets fed 2-3 times a day. No issues with restarting and the soft start feature is very nice. Flow is great. I am running it at only 28 percent since it is too much for my 20 long sump if I push it more than that.


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Old 10/17/2016, 02:12 PM   #39
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This is encouraging. Though I havent put water in the system yet, I just picked up the dct12000 for my 150g build.


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Old 10/17/2016, 04:09 PM   #40
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This is encouraging. Though I havent put water in the system yet, I just picked up the dct12000 for my 150g build.


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Nice sump setup and plumbing. I am using the Icecap K120 skimmer and am very happy with it. What model is that you have there?


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Old 10/17/2016, 04:23 PM   #41
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Thanks everyone for the info, made the head loss computation using estimated measures and selected the Mag 18 pump since there is no Jebao 6500 in the calculator, the result is a 1,080 GPH flow which is more that I need, if I did it correctly. Question in the Head Loss calculator, if I am planning to have two return lines, the vertical length in feet is for one pipe or should I add the length of the second pipe. I was looking at the DCP 8000 because the difference in price is like $10.


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Old 10/17/2016, 04:25 PM   #42
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Bluefish9, Very nice and clean setup.


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Old 10/17/2016, 04:54 PM   #43
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Thank you! Its the k2160. Build quality is awesome. Obviously I haven't tried it out yet though...


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Old 11/06/2016, 09:21 PM   #44
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I just bought the DCS 7000 last week and its doing great.
What size fitting connects to the output of this pump? Can I see a picture of how you plumbed it?


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Old 11/07/2016, 07:12 AM   #45
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Old 11/07/2016, 10:07 AM   #46
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My dcp 6500 is still running perfectly. I definitely like it better than the dct series. Here is an updated pic of it working. I finally completed my sump area.


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What size fitting connects to the output of this pump? Can I see a picture of how you plumbed it?
I wouldn't use this externally but I used regular schedule 40 PVC fittings.




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I wouldn't use this externally but I used regular schedule 40 PVC fittings.

Do I see a metal hose clamp coming off your mag drive pump? You shouldn't use metal where it will be submerged or near water


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Do I see a metal hose clamp coming off your mag drive pump? You shouldn't use metal where it will be submerged or near water
I wasn't worried about it at all.

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The waveline dc12000 is ready to go for next week.

1.25" FTP to 1" slip.
1" Spaflex pvc to a spears union. I like they are a bit more compact in size.
1" slip to 3/4" MTP
3/4" FTP/Slip elbow
Then the rest is all 3/4" setup just like the stock setup.

I found I had all the parts. (I have WAY to much "stuff" sitting on shelves collected over the years)

And this allows for 0 need for any clamps. Unions allow for easy disassembly and maintenance. That spaflex is going to keep shape a heck of a lot better too. I notice that vinyl tubing kind of narrowing in spots. I was hoping the braided kind would keep shape better.

The waveline came with two of these little washers like you have on a garden hose and it fit right in that 1 1/4" FTP side so slid it in there. Between that and the tape it should be more then good enough for in sump use.




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Old 11/07/2016, 06:37 PM   #50
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I got my DCP 8000's in today.
They are currently running on level 60 with a consumption of 22W in a 32gal Brute can full of FW.

The pumps are very powerful.
Output level is adjustable from 30-100, in increments of 1. So you can really fine tune this pump.
At their lowest setting they consume 8W, and at their highest setting 55-56W.

Standing a couple feet away I cannot hear any noise from the pumps. If I place me ear on the lid of the can, I can hear a light hum.

The return pump section of my sump is 45cm x 15cm x 17.7cm. I can fit both pumps in there easily, they are pretty compact.


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