Circulation pumps

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Totally baffled these days and out the loop on circulation pumps,had everything from Tunze to Jaebao to real cheapies. None seem any more reliable long term than the other.
Any thoughts on the latest offerings? For those who dont know I have a sump system 1000 litres. For the past two years its just been ticking over with no corals and two fish ,no skimmer and no circulation pumps.
We have restarted the skimmer today ,barked up the RO unit and I will try to pull it together again, rather than tear it down .
Any thoughts will be gratefully received...thanks in advance.

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Personally have found Sicce pumps to be really good (plus very quiet if that is something that's important to you)

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I still go with Tunze for long term kit because you can get all the parts as spares.

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I do like Tunze. I had to begin with the 7095 controller and the pumps had the big silver driver boxes. They lasted about five years. The waveboxes,and Ive had two were pretty unreliable ,but great when they worked .
The newer Tunze with the small inline drivers were pretty unreliable in my experience. But I never had a problem with the control boxes.
Some years back I gave away what I had left,I wish I had not.
They are an awful lot of money ,and over the years I must have spent thousands. I think I will scrabble down my big old cupboard and maybe for now make do with what I have.
Thank you for your input .

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Hi the Jecod dcp are good pumps Jecod (jeabo) are much better now

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I had two some years back on a controller. One went wrong ,cant remember how soon over a year I guess. Had a couple of singles too.
Having searched till Im sick to the back teeth , I have settled on what as you say calls itself Jecod these days. At 125 quid for two with a controller if they go wrong in a year then I wont be upset too much. 
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I don't think it's a bad choice.  Ive got two of the new SOW ones,  so far they've been quiet and powerful and I've had no issues at all.

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I read a review ,for what they are worth. The chap mentioned that they were quieter than a MP40,but I understand they are a bit noisy anyway. I just thought for 125 quid it was a decent gamble.
Coming tomorrow, they will have to go into quarantine lol...I disinfect all packaging ,and things I cant wipe over I quarantine .Yeah Im paranoid lol..

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Very sensible. If everyone was as cautious as you this would be over by now.

I remember months ago when pubs were open, I’d nip in for a quick cooling John Smith’s after a hard job in the hot sun, I’d be maintaining social distance, sanitising on entry and wearing a mask etc and you’d look round to see Tommy hugging his mate Clive he’s not seen in years.  :offended:
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It makes me cross because some people think they are immune and its only old farts that die ,and who needs them anyway :O
Now we have a mutation that apparently infects the young more,and how long before little kids start dying?

Cant remember if I mentioned this but the year before they admitted the virus was about ,a Russian chap came back from a holiday back at his home, he worked where my Garry did for the last three years and it was full of chaps from Latvia etc..he had a terrible illness,fever, sweating, loss of taste ,breathing problems, he ended up on a ventilator and took ages to get better. We had it mildly , me worse than Garry . On asking what was it, the lads replied it was Russian Flu,he came from an area on the border with China. Daft maybe, but makes you wonder.

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Well here they are, duly with outside boxes disinfected lol. Come via Ebay thru Fastlight who have always been very good. Much improved on previous , incredibly quiet, even the magnets are better. The leads are a good 6 foot ,tho I had to use my 3 pin din extention most folks will probably be fine.
If they go tits up in 12 months like a few Tunze products have I wont complain . The pair were only 125.00.

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Yeah I meant to say about the short wires, what extensions did you use ? are they a standard part?
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Which one did you go for?
I have 2 SW4 on my reefer250, but have now treated myself to an slw20 (the nero5 look), have heard good things, in particular that they are quiet


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Yeah I meant to say about the short wires, what extensions did you use ? are they a standard part?

I bought it off Ebay years back, think it was a Jaebao part. Wires arnt actually as bad as some ,but not Tunze long lol

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Which one did you go for?
I have 2 SW4 on my reefer250, but have now treated myself to an slw20 (the nero5 look), have heard good things, in particular that they are quiet


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RW 15 ,I have a 6x2x2 about 20 inches useable water. 1200 to 15000 or was that 12000, I think the rateing on the magnet said more than the box  :|  Yes possibly the quietest pump ever. The old ones set on Else were noisy as they were on W2 where they ramp up and down. But no...nuffink ....can hear my slightly noisy OR 3500 that runs the skimmer ,but not the pumps.

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