Hands on with the Jebao RW15 review

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  1. leslie hempel

    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Ok so I had a few minutes gap and decided to put my thoughts of this pump down to text for all to get a better understanding of what they are buying. As you may have noticed I love buying and testing equipment, it’s always like Christmas when a new box of goodies arrives at my house!

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    The construction
    The Jeboa RW range is almost a copy of Vortech in its construction but an internal version with a magnet attaching it to the glass which is reminiscent of Tunze and most other pumps these days The Jebao WP range were most definitely more Tunzeish in appearance but with a controller per pump ..
    The appearance if the unit is very much more a shiny plastic than what Im use to and looks a little cheap to the eye at first glance, the impellor is also plastic, but after all that’s what we wanted right… cheap controllability and large volume mobility?

    Operating noise.
    Well with all my other pumps off and only the RW15 in action it’s pretty silent, more so than its Vortech counterpart which is a big plus! Not too sure how durable the parts will be longterm but so far this pump is doing what it was purchased for. Moving a lot of water. And impressively so!
    I didn’t know this and haven’t tried it yet but the pump can communicate wirelessly with others in the RW range. I will definitely have to get the next one out soon and start customizing settings
    Im eager to play with settings to alternate flows and fine tune to eradicate dead spots where settlement could occur, although I doubt there could be any once 2 of these are working together!



    Draw backs
    I don’t really see many, the price is right, the magnet holds through 15mm glass (haven’t tested on thicker) the pump is quiet what more could we ask for???
    One small problem is the position where the cable enters the pump, it stops you from being able to position the pump lower and face the outlet to the surface unless you twist the pump and get more cable in the tank. It’s really minor but worth a mention.

    First impression within 20 minutes of operation.
    1. It looks very plastic,
    2. Will that little impellor push what its promising,
    3. The controller is so light is there anything in this box?
    4. Ok the magnets are properly stuck remember to twist them to separate (watch out for fingers)
    5. Look it holds on 15mm glass
    6. Man it pumps ALOT of water for its size!
    7. Love the controllability and the adjustment of flow speed! REALLY NEAT!

    Sizing to tanks

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    Would I buy another one?
    Im already considering either another 2 x RW15 or 2 x RW20’s when they come out to put in my large tank im busy constructing (1.800 x 1.000 x .700)
     

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  3. saaid

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    How's the pitch on the impeller compared to the wp40?

    I'm using 4 wp40 on my tank and looking to upgrade to the rw15. My problem now is the spread of the wp40, think it's slightly sharp. It pushes about 2,2m across and touches the surface at about 1m with the pump being 220mm deep(from surface).

    It's like you said about surface agitation,I'm wanting more but without having to face pumps upward and cutting flow short in the corners although it does pickup settlement at that height with a small tornado swirl rising up.

    Make sense?
     
  4. leslie hempel

    leslie hempel Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    @saaid i cant really say as i havent used the wp 40 but all i can say is im very happy with the rw's performance.
     
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    Nice review, thanks :thumbup:

    They are awesome pumps, I have the baby RW4 on my nano, very happy with the functions on it, no complaints yet.
    Agreed. But I think that is about the only thing I can think of that needs improving.
     
  6. Andre@ReefAquatics

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    Thanks Les. We have sold so many. The returns are minimal. Your review is spot on.
     
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    leslie hempel Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Its a really good value for money product..
     
  8. trad

    trad Fish, thats the word!

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    Hey

    Could you spell out the sizing to tank for the following. That Pic is too small.

    RW4 -
    RW8 -
    RW15 -
    RW20 -

    Thanks.
     
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    Got my RW8 from @Aquaria-SA who import directly and I'll never turn back
     
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    Using the RW-4 on my 110L tank. Works great
     
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    Hi guys i orderd a rw20 for my 800 cube any suggestions on placement have a swim around reef.
     
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    hi
    i was wondering if you can connect a RW 8 with a smaller jebao wave maker wirelessly
     
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