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Old 12/10/2007, 07:05 PM   #1
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New dc controlable pumps from Pacifc Coast

I just ordered the new x-wave pumps from Custom Aquatics.
I will post updates on how they work .
Here is a pic of the pump
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Here is a pic of the controller
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Old 12/10/2007, 07:10 PM   #2
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Old 12/10/2007, 07:15 PM   #3
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spec on the pump
Flow rate: 5,000 to 12,000 l/h
Energy consumption: maximum 38 W
Input Voltage / frequency: 120V/60Hz
Output Voltage: 12/24V DC

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Xwave Multi-controller is a electronic device to be used with the Xwave Powerhead. It has 5 different modes to create a various wave environment in the ocean for your aquarium. Multi-controller can control up to two Xwave powerheads. It also contains a super-lux LED which work with the build-in timer to simulate the moonlight as the natural environment


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Old 12/10/2007, 07:15 PM   #4
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The stream pump and multi-controller looks familiar. Do you have a link for them?


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Old 12/10/2007, 07:23 PM   #5
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http://www.customaquatic.com/customa...ubcatID=wp-sub


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Old 12/10/2007, 07:25 PM   #6
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Old 12/10/2007, 07:29 PM   #7
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Thanks for the link. The only thing I don't care for is the suction cup mounts. Time to mod! The bracket looks like very similar to the Seio.


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Old 12/10/2007, 07:34 PM   #8
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well I am hoping that I can mod them so I can use my magnet on them. Plus the price isnt bad either


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Old 12/10/2007, 08:07 PM   #9
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Is there something about DC motors that makes them so large? I'm waiting for one the size of a maxijet...


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Old 12/10/2007, 08:11 PM   #10
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well the maxijets mods are pretty good but I dont realy like them . I am realy looking forward to getting the x-waves in though


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Old 12/10/2007, 09:19 PM   #11
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Looks like a Tunze want-a-be.For that price I'ld pay a couple more dollars for the real thing.


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Old 12/10/2007, 09:22 PM   #12
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well 239.00 for the xwave. or 354 for a 6100 for the money I will give it a shot. I heard that the tunze controller will work on these as well


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Old 12/23/2007, 01:04 AM   #13
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Ok my xwave came in today. The pump and the driver box look good. I believe the xwave is a copy of the new 6101. The drive box is alot nicer then the old Tunze seperate driver parts , the xwave is an all in one . I havent had it in water yet sence I just got home from DC . I have compaired it to my old 6100 and this is what I have found so far the impeller and shroud are interchangeable. I cant wait to see what this will do in water. Will post pic later on.


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Old 12/23/2007, 06:29 AM   #14
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well the maxijets mods are pretty good but I dont realy like them...
PM me if you are getting rid of anything.


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Old 12/26/2007, 10:31 PM   #15
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pics

Ok here are some pics
Here is the pump

here is the controller

Here is the pump side by side my 6100

here is the pump about to do a water test.

here is the water test



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Old 12/26/2007, 10:33 PM   #16
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So far I am very suprised with the pump. It does put out a nice flow and it seems to be putting out alot more water then the 6100. I am thinking this is more along the lines of a 6200. The pump also will work with the suregrip 100 magnetics with no mods


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Old 12/26/2007, 10:44 PM   #17
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the next question is reliability and parts


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last thing the xwave is only running 25watts of power


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Old 12/26/2007, 10:45 PM   #19
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the impeller and the housing are interchangable with my tunze pump


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Old 12/27/2007, 06:27 AM   #20
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How does that not violate patent??


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What patent??


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Old 12/27/2007, 09:29 AM   #22
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Anyone dealt with Pacific Coast CS? Since this is a new line for them, I can possibly see some problems at least in the beginning. Good luck Reeftoker.


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Old 12/27/2007, 09:41 AM   #23
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How does that not violate patent??
Probably the same way my buddy put a chevy engine in an old ford.


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Is there something about DC motors that makes them so large? I'm waiting for one the size of a maxijet...
No there isn't a reason for being so big. One thing you have to think about with prop pumps is size directly coralates with intake suction. At a few thousand gph, if you have a small pump, it will suck anything that gets neer it against the shroud and kill it.

As for a smaller version. I found one. It can be modded..... but, I havent got all the bugs out of it yet. The DIY thread will come sometime within reason once I get it true and faithfull.

This pump looks awesome for the price. I think I am gonna order a couple. Way to go! Next in line, vortech copy, that is all. =]


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How does that not violate patent??
Made in China, patents apparently don't apply there

I'm curious I heard a rumor that some of the (used to be) higher quality "german" type products were being manufactured in China, Eheim was one at the time, it wasn't too long until knock offs hit the shelves, I wonder if Tunze did the same thing at all, or if this was a straight reverse engineering gig.


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