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Old 09-13-2014, 02:54 PM   #1
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Jebao DC return pumps

Curious is anyone as any experience with these ? the good and the bad and would the dc-6000 be to much for my 55g ?
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Old 09-13-2014, 05:39 PM   #2
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I remember reading about the generation 1 pumps has increased possibilty to malfunction. Generation 1 has 10 min pause for feeding. Due to that reason I did not get jebao. Instead I got an eheim.

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I have one and i think they are great, you can dial them down to adjust the amount of flow that you require.


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I'm looking to buy one (the 12000 version) for my 240g this week from SuperMart on eBay. I've heard nothing but good about them, but have never owned one.


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Jebao DC return pumps

I have a SpeedWave 2640 running my 225 gallon on number three. Mine is the first generation with the 10 minute feed but I've had no problems as it's in the sump so it's water cooled. I'm still keeping the Mag 12 and 18 it replaced just incase. It's been running 6 months and it's using half the energy as the mag pumps with more GPH. When I can afford it I'll look into one for my skimmer.

The 6000 is most likely too large for your system but just dial it down. That's the Beauty of a DC pump.

Cons. The threads look like it would easy to cross thread and the plastic looks thin.

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Old 09-14-2014, 05:03 AM   #6
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I also had the SPEEDWAVE 2640. It failed after something like 6 months. I talked to the original designer and there was a flaw in the first gen which were sold by a Canadian company H2O. Check my thread in equipment for the whole run down. Anyhow I would not buy the JABAO, SPEEDWAVE or diablo pumps as they are simply the same manufacturing run of the pumps. God forbid the cheap Chinese would ever stop producing something simply because it has a major fault.


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I got one few months ago and is great, change flow rate and silent when running.


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God forbid the cheap Chinese would ever stop producing something simply because it has a major fault.


I know, right! I wish they will stop making iphone.

I have the 6000 since 01/27/2014 and no problems believe this is the 2nd or 3red generation. The DC 6000 is stated to be 1425gph and I forgot what head (Head is the height at which a pump can raise water up) So, since this has 6 speed settings - 100%, 90%, 85%, 80%, 70% and 60%, the first speed @ 60% will be 855gph.. 2nd speed will be 70% @ 977GPH. & so on.
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I know, right! I wish they will stop making iphone.

I have the 6000 since 01/27/2014 and no problems believe this is the 2nd or 3red generation. The DC 6000 is stated to be 1425gph and I forgot what head (Head is the height at which a pump can raise water up) So, since this has 6 speed settings - 100%, 90%, 85%, 80%, 70% and 60%, the first speed @ 60% will be 855gph.. 2nd speed will be 70% @ 977GPH. & so on.

That would be at zero head height though correct ? So since i have going to have a head height of about 4ft i should be perfectly fine.
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That would be at zero head height though correct ? So since i have going to have a head height of about 4ft i should be perfectly fine.

Did you get a chance to read my post under equipment? It sounds like your still considering this pump, which is NOT a second or third gen waveland pump. It's a first gen faulty pump. Waveland have the ONLY second and third gen pumps. JABAO SPEEDWAVE and diablo are all first gen pumps.


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