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Old 06/25/2019, 09:23 PM   #1
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Low-Flow 0-10v DC Pumps?

Im looking for an Apex-controllable (i.e. 0-10 v) submersible pump that puts out on the order of 500 gallons per hour (to feed a recirculating skimmer). Varios-2 is one option, but puts out a little more flow than needed and costs a little more than Id like to spend. Can you suggest other options?

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Good luck.. There are very few if any that will do what you want without higher cost/complexity..
Throttling down a Varios may be needed..


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Old 06/27/2019, 02:23 PM   #3
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The octopus series. I have both the Varios 6 & 4 both are great


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Old 06/27/2019, 03:15 PM   #4
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Jebao DC, DCP, DCT DCS series should be good options as well and those are not overly pricey.
This one seems to fit your needs: https://www.amazon.com/Jebao-Jecod-A...dp/B073XHXM2Q/


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Jebao DC, DCP, DCT DCS series should be good options as well and those are not overly pricey.
This one seems to fit your needs: https://www.amazon.com/Jebao-Jecod-A...dp/B073XHXM2Q/
Is that 0-10v, Apex-controllable? The info I see doesn't seem to suggest that it is. I'm looking for Apex-controllable so that I can increase the feed rate when pH drops and solenoid-controlled scrubber line opens up, which tends to restrict air into skimmer. By increasing flow rate into the skimmer when running on scrubber -- so the theory here goes -- I can keep the water level in the skimmer at the right height to keep foam going into the cup.


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Old 06/28/2019, 08:53 AM   #6
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Is that 0-10v, Apex-controllable? The info I see doesn't seem to suggest that it is. I'm looking for Apex-controllable so that I can increase the feed rate when pH drops and solenoid-controlled scrubber line opens up, which tends to restrict air into skimmer. By increasing flow rate into the skimmer when running on scrubber -- so the theory here goes -- I can keep the water level in the skimmer at the right height to keep foam going into the cup.
Yes, but you need to replace the control box with a 3rd party Apex interface box for Jebao pumps.

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Yes, but you need to replace the control box with a 3rd party Apex interface box for Jebao pumps.

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Thats really only for the DC pumps it seems.. anything newer (DCT,etc..) doesn't seem to be an adapter for them..


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Yes, but you need to replace the control box with a 3rd party Apex interface box for Jebao pumps.

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Ah, then in terms of additional cost and complexity, probably just better to go with the Varios.....

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(Posted before seeing the reply immediately above! Same reaction.)
I edited mine.. One reaction is enough


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Thats really only for the DC pumps it seems.. anything newer (DCT,etc..) doesn't seem to be an adapter for them..
I haven't tried it, but they all have the same connector going to the pump.

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I haven't tried it, but they all have the same connector going to the pump.
yeah... the don't function the same ways between generations..
Control signals/schemes, etc... have changed..

Connectors haven't but they are not interchangeable..


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Someone on other board had a V2 for sale for 125. Too good of a deal to pass up, so I got it. Now I need to sell the existing skimmer in favor of the external/recirc skimmer


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Old 07/04/2019, 07:37 AM   #13
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Low-Flow 0-10v DC Pumps?

The old $30 Jebao to Apex adapter will not work with the new DCT pumps even though the connector is the same. However, this adapter will work...

https://m.fish-street.com/aqlink-a1-...ect-controller

I have one that Im using with a DCT-6000 pump for my skimmer. It will also support the DCS and DCP pumps as well.


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