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Jebao SLW-10 Wave Pump

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I just wanted to share some first hand experience with the newer Jebao SLW series pumps in a nano. Before I ordered mine I searched everywhere for first hand reviews or comments. Surprisingly there are basically no posts or comments talking about first hand experience in a positive or negative form. Here are my thoughts after replacing 2 Jebao RW-4s in my Fluval Evo 13.5.

 

Before I got the SLW-10 I had 2 Jebao RW-4's in my tank and with 1 mounted on the false wall and the other mounted across from it so both pumps were facing eachother. The 2 RW-4s together moved a ton of water but in a more commonly known way. Each RW-4 shoots out a more commonly known stream of water. The column being pushed is about 1-2 inches wide at most and it only moves water around that stream as it bounces off the end of your tank and starts the "circulation" of water in your tank. The SLW-10 is nothing like this.

 

First off, this thing is DEAD silent. The unit is so small and looks really cool in the tank. I removed both of my RW-4s and only put 1 SLW-10 in my tank on the opposite end of my false wall blowing towards the falls wall of my Evo 13.5. The moment I plugged it in I immediately realized how much water this thing moves. For it's size this was a huge surprise and really exciting. The water column it pushes out seems more like 4-8 inches wide and with only 1 pump vs 2, I can see it moving even more water than when I had 2 pumps. I run a mixed reef and keep mine 3 clicks from the lowest setting. I could probably run it at 1 tbh. If you like high flow there are no issues there, turning it up will move some serious water in such a way you'll wonder how you went so long without a pump like this in your reef.

 

Yes this pump is a knockoff of the Nero. Yes the Nero is a badass pump. If you prefer the name brand by all means grab the Nero. But if you're like most of us budget reefers, or someone looking at saving some money on a pump that still operates great you wont be disappointed with owning a Jebao SLW series pump. I've used Jebaos for YEARS. I've had my 2 Jebao RW-4s for over 5 years and they still work today. I know people tend to hate on Jebao for being a chinese knockoff company without great customer support or service, but I've never had an issue with my products and this is the experience I wanted to share.

 

I am more than happy to answer any questions people may have about the pump or controller, or how I like it in my tank. I just wanted to get some words down so when others are searching for first hand experience they actually find something and don't feel 100% blind in making this purchase like I was. Even though I couldn't find any actual first hand experience posts on this pump, I'm glad I took the plunge and can't believe I didn't do this sooner. Toodles

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mitten_reef

picture and/or video please...

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Amphrites

To be fair the reefbreeders newest rebranded coral view pump (RP-M) is just a part-swapped Jebao SW series and people seem to love them.

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smirkis
3 hours ago, mitten_reef said:

picture and/or video please...

These aren’t the best as I just snagged them with my iPhone and the tank is a peninsula so it’s viewable on 3 sides but here you go

 

I can only upload 25mb I guess but here is a link to the video

https://photos.app.goo.gl/rWxJXo6wLpFbubHMA

 

I used food to kind of demonstrate the flow circulation in the tank. This is in else mode at speed 3

 

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smirkis
1 hour ago, Amphrites said:

To be fair the reefbreeders newest rebranded coral view pump (RP-M) is just a part-swapped Jebao SW series and people seem to love them.

Maybe, but the RP-M pump only comes in 1 size and I don’t have both to compare them in size or performance. The SLW comes in 3 sizes and uses the exact same controller as all their older pumps for those that are already familiar with them. The only difference is the sine wave feature which basically pulses the pump in a more steady on off pattern vs on/off like the older ones which is supposed to help it last longer even tho I never had an issue with my 2 older RWs.

 

As far as price goes, the RP-M series is a hundred dollars vs these SLWs being 60-70 on eBay. Just expect to wait around 2 weeks when ordering. Most of the “US Sellers” on eBay use a warehouse address here but actually ship from over seas still. Or the guy I ordered from did. He printed the label the day I paid but didn’t scan into Usps for 10 days before it started moving. 

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Amphrites

Yeah, I got an slw-10 myself the other day for $40, not expecting to see it until January lol.

I was just saying that people like the pumps, whether they know they have one or not.

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karisma

I just ordered a ow series pump. Same controller and motor/impeller 

Hope it comes soon in the mail. I havent owned any jebao product so i hope all goes well. I have read good honest reviews like yours here and im thankful for that

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smirkis

still using mine and haven't had a single issue with durability. still works today as it did the day i got it. just thought i'd share. i know not everyone has the same experience but i think it is good for others to know that not every device out there breaks. people with problems are more likely to post about a product vs people who have working items that don't come back here to share all the good. but i'm here to share that mine has been working great.

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cheesesteak

Thanks for this review... definitely helped convince me to order! 

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