Marine Sources / Red Devil Owners and Info Thread

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  1. Andre@ReefAquatics

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    Reefers have thought we might introduce a thread where you could post any basic or technical questions regarding all Marine Sources products.

    We are pretty geared up to answer almost all questions. Should we not be able to help then we will source the answers for you from our manufacturer.

    This thread is dedicated only to Marine Sources products questions and owners posting stuff about their kit.

    Hope this helps.
     
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    The DC5500 return pump , does it have a batt. backup option or can you connect it straight to a 24V batt.?
     
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    Not yet, I'ts in the testing phase and have some heat issues. We have the 12V Mini UPS sorted.

    You can connect it straight to a 24V battery backup yes
     
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    Which models of these skimmers do you have in stock and their prices?
     
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    We now have most models in stock, don't want to turn this into and advertising thread but more Q&A, feel free to pm me and I can help you further.
     
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    Love my Red Devil DC5500!
    Been running it on my 250L on 2 out of 5 bars so very energy efficient!!
    Can't wait for the battery back up units for these and the bigger boys!
     
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    Power out, Dc5500 running from my 2 deep cycle batt, working 100%. SWEET
     
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    Power was out for about 3 hours , Dc5500 run without any problems , batt didn't even indicate a drop in voltage.
     
  10. Andre@ReefAquatics

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    A Reef Octopus Skimmer gets a new engine

    A retrofit that took 3 basic plumbing parts, about 5 mins to fit and the result was outstanding.

    Saving this customer over R1000.00 and giving his skimmer a new lease of life :thumbup:

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    @brentv , @Johanbester3

    I'm wanting to buy a DC5500.

    Can you guys give me some feed back on the DC5500 return pumps ? How have they been running, noise, etc

    Thanks
     
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    can we get spare pumps for these units yet?
    Are the pumps ceramic shaft or titanium shafts or 316?
    Is the shaft stationary or a rotating shaft?
    If the shaft is a rotary shaft what is the composition of the bearings/bushes?
     
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    @Martainf I have the dc5500 as a return pump and skimmer pump and I cant hear the pumps at all...
     
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    @Keegan1 Thanks

    I have the RDC-850 skimmer and very happy with that. how long have you had the DC5500 ?
     
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    I'M loving my pump, no problems, no noise, runs constantly on my backup batteries and have no worries when the power goes off.
     
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    Have it for about 4 months now :)
     
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    Mine running 7-8 months
     
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    @zippy we never do a product we cannot support. All spares are kept in stock. We only experienced one incident with the intellisun where we found out that the supplier was selling to users importing them. We stopped the product and kept enough units only to service products within warranty.
     
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    I have the bubble blaster 1000external would like to put the dc 3000 skimmer pump on could you advise me on how to ?
     
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    I got the DC5500S running my skimmer its just the impeller that is diff to the DC5500, best pump buy I made thus far.
     
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