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Old 01/10/2017, 10:11 AM   #101
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This thread at post # 6 i made a 1 1/2 FLANGE For mine. using a 1-1/2 threaded to slip fitting. Cutting off the slip and made a screw on flange..


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Thanks for the link and info! That is very useful, I'll have to do that when I get all the final plumbing set up.


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Old 01/12/2017, 07:56 PM   #102
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Can anyone provide the specs of the pumps? When I look online at places like Fish Street, they list all of the different versions being the exact same size. I need size specs on the 6500 and 8000.


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Old 01/13/2017, 07:49 AM   #103
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I have a 10k and I believe they ARE all the same size.


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Old 01/16/2017, 01:33 PM   #104
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I've been running a DCS9000 @ 90% for almost a year without any issues. I soak it in vinegar every 4 months (preventative maintainance) and it's been running near silence. The control that came with it runs really warm which has me concern. Seeing that the new DCP sine wave pumps comes with a new controller I like to try it out.

On Fish-street dot com they are bundling the DSP pump with a AQLink T-1 controller that seem to give you endless of control. Has anyone used this controller on their DCP or DCS pump? How do you like it?


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Old 01/17/2017, 04:07 PM   #105
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I tried a replacement DCP-6500 and it was exactly the same 63dB SPL. How are you guys saying this is silent? It is plumbed in with silicone tubing and a silicone mat. The whine is heard clear across a 1660sqft house. At least the pump was cheap, but what a bummer.


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Old 01/17/2017, 04:28 PM   #106
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I ordered from Amazon and was sent the wrong one as well. I just received my new one today and it's correct.

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Old 01/17/2017, 08:10 PM   #107
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I tried a replacement DCP-6500 and it was exactly the same 63dB SPL. How are you guys saying this is silent? It is plumbed in with silicone tubing and a silicone mat. The whine is heard clear across a 1660sqft house. At least the pump was cheap, but what a bummer.
where did you buy it and can you post a image of the pumps sticker and the controller..

You can not hear mine run


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Old 02/02/2017, 11:49 AM   #108
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I'm going to bump this up with some new info and questions. My DCP-10000 has been running silently for several weeks now, no issues at all. Still not sure it moves the water claimed but I'm happy with it.

Second thing, I've been talking with Fish Street about the bigger models, the manual lists an 18000 and 20000 size. They had no idea bout the 20000, said it will not be coming to the US, however the 18000 they already have, they just haven't had a chance to update their site yet. They said it can be special ordered, it is about $180 if I recall correctly.

So my situation, I'm looking for a pump to push water up 5', over 5ish feet, then up again another 6'. At the top of the tank it splits via a "T", then over the top and into the tank, all with 2" pipe. The 18000 is about 4750 gph, any guesses what it would be putting out at roughly 15' of head? I'm looking for somewhere around 1500 gph.

I haven't seen any flow charts for these pumps, of any size, so I'm not sure how well they handle the pressure.


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Old 02/03/2017, 02:32 AM   #109
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Thanks for the updated info on these. I'm going to pick up a 6500 to run a Lifereef skimmer. Can't really beat the price for a controllable DC pump.

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Old 02/07/2017, 09:59 PM   #110
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Ok, need some thoughts. I opened up the second DCP-10000 tonight and hooked it to to some 1" pipe. At the moment it's just moving some media.

I have it on 100% however most of the time it's sitting at 65 watts rather than 80. Checked the pump itself and the controller, both list 10000 on them. I was wondering if it was the head from a 1" pipe but I wouldn't think as short of a run as I have would do that. My other pump is showing 80watts and it is pushing through two cartridge filters


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Old 02/08/2017, 11:35 AM   #111
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Picked up the DCP-5000 for a sumped nano tank. So far I've been really impressed with the flow and control. Extremely quiet as well.




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Old 02/08/2017, 11:50 AM   #112
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Good lord that is beautiful


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Old 02/08/2017, 12:41 PM   #113
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wow how did you find the matching orange tubing or pipe flexible or bend.


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Old 02/08/2017, 12:48 PM   #114
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eschulist.... looks like you are using flexible tubing and not rigid PVC. Where did you buy it?


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Old 02/09/2017, 07:41 AM   #115
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Is there a dcp 12000 model available? Was looking at the older models and that's what I was going to use to run a Mtc venturi skimmer. Was going to just use the same model for my return so I can have a backup the same model


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Old 02/09/2017, 09:02 AM   #116
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Good lord that is beautiful
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wow how did you find the matching orange tubing or pipe flexible or bend.
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eschulist.... looks like you are using flexible tubing and not rigid PVC. Where did you buy it?
Thats furniture grade PVC from formufit. I bent it using a metal spring and a heatgun. I did a few tests on crappy white to see my arc size and to create some more complex bends before I used it on my final pipes.




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Old 02/09/2017, 09:03 AM   #117
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Old 02/10/2017, 11:41 AM   #118
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Is there a dcp 12000 model available? Was looking at the older models and that's what I was going to use to run a Mtc venturi skimmer. Was going to just use the same model for my return so I can have a backup the same model
I have not seen a 12000 model.

Fish Street does have the 18000 model in stock. I just gave in and ordered one, so we'll see how that is as well. I'm a little nervous as one of the pumps I bought isn't showing the correct watts, hoping it is just the pressure it has on it causing it.

I'm not sure if this 18000 will handle the head I'm going to put on it, but we will see I guess.


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Old 02/15/2017, 04:41 PM   #119
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Two updates. First, even with no head on it one of my DCP-10000 pumps will not get up to 80 watts. Amazon is sending me a new one, hopefully it works a bit better. Other three seem to be doing their jobs ok. All are silent, so happy about that.

Update two, I ordered from Fish Street the DCP-18000 over the weekend, it shipped Monday from Hong Kong and arrived today, Wednesday. I was pretty impressed about that. In any case, I'm still at work so I didn't want to fully unbox it, and I won't get to use it for a bit still, but I thought I would take some pics for anyone curious. Pen in a couple of them for a size reference.

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Old 02/15/2017, 10:42 PM   #120
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Wow 9 meters. I have to get one of those.


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Old 02/16/2017, 10:16 AM   #121
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I imagine the flow drops off quick after 3 meters, the chart only goes up to 3 meters so I'm taking a bit of a gamble with it, but at 3 meters it is down to about 7200 liters per hour. I'll be putting about 15' of head on it, so I guess we'll see how it does.


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Old 02/22/2017, 03:53 AM   #122
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No reason to be sorry. I almost bought the wrong one myself. to be honest I am not sure the dcp sine wave is much better .

Difference is Sine wave motor.. (they are are sensitive to controllers like apex)


the housing is thicker from the images on fish street.

the controller tells % of power and amps pump uses (not confirmed accuracy)

The controller can be changed in 1% from 30% to 100%

From my understanding the company improved there product with each new model.. But the dcp is there first sine wave product... so time will tell..

can you confirm the increments in flow? I thought it started @ 65% (fish-street says it does)

are you saying the DCP controller can go down to 30%?


I was debating between the 5000 and 6500 for my 90 gallon reef and 36 gal sump, with 5 ft of head pressure I'd like to be able to run it below 50% to keep it silent from what I hear.


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Old 02/22/2017, 06:59 AM   #123
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I have the 6500 on my 75g. Only been running for about a week or so. So far I run it at 69% and I cant hear it run at all. I have it split off to circulate my fuge as well as return to the display. I wouldnt get a 5000 for your 90. 6500 or maybe even the 8000.


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Old 02/22/2017, 08:20 AM   #124
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can you confirm the increments in flow? I thought it started @ 65% (fish-street says it does)

are you saying the DCP controller can go down to 30%?


I was debating between the 5000 and 6500 for my 90 gallon reef and 36 gal sump, with 5 ft of head pressure I'd like to be able to run it below 50% to keep it silent from what I hear.

when the pump is first turned on.. It goes thru some kind of test. the screen will flash ERROR For about 5 seconds then will will 1 2 3 4 5 up to 30..

When set it to a level you want then turn it off or hit the pause button it will start back at 0 and ramp up to your set flow..I think its a very nice pump.Mine you can not hear run and im now running it at 70% it draws watts .


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Old 02/22/2017, 08:27 AM   #125
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Wonder if the DCP-18000 could replace the MD-70RLT on my Bullet Buckett Skimmer ex large.....The Skimmer requires a pressure pump...Any input would be great....Thanks


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