Devoted Reefer 250

OP
pelphrey

pelphrey

Valuable Member
View Badges
Joined
Apr 22, 2015
Messages
3,942
Reaction score
5,637
Location
Kentucky
I started the reefer 250 with a Varios6, a year or so after running the reef octopus I was part of the Neptune NSI program and tested the COR20. The Varios and COR were both solid pumps and I’d recommend both any day of the week. When I decided to go super simple a buddy ( billy.pipes ) sent me this jecod 4000 return pump. I’ve been running the DCP 4000 for half a year or so now. Like the Varios and COR I’ve had zero issues with the new jecod pump. It’s been a pure workhorse!

I also went from the Neptune AFS auto feeder to the eheim auto feeder. The AFSwas super easy to program through fusion, likewise the eheim auto feeder is SUPER easy to program and has been flawless!

43391601-546B-4081-9CFC-E822E3C74F32.jpeg
 
Corals.com

drawman

Valuable Member
View Badges
Joined
Feb 27, 2016
Messages
2,725
Reaction score
2,580
Location
Saint Paul, MN
I started the reefer 250 with a Varios6, a year or so after running the reef octopus I was part of the Neptune NSI program and tested the COR20. The Varios and COR were both solid pumps and I’d recommend both any day of the week. When I decided to go super simple a buddy ( billy.pipes ) sent me this jecod 4000 return pump. I’ve been running the DCP 4000 for half a year or so now. Like the Varios and COR I’ve had zero issues with the new jecod pump. It’s been a pure workhorse!

I also went from the Neptune AFS auto feeder to the eheim auto feeder. The AFSwas super easy to program through fusion, likewise the eheim auto feeder is SUPER easy to program and has been flawless!

43391601-546B-4081-9CFC-E822E3C74F32.jpeg
Do those pellets actually make their way through the return? I have the same feeder it's been great so far.
 

S.Pepper

Valuable Member
View Badges
Joined
Sep 21, 2019
Messages
1,893
Reaction score
8,226
I started the reefer 250 with a Varios6, a year or so after running the reef octopus I was part of the Neptune NSI program and tested the COR20. The Varios and COR were both solid pumps and I’d recommend both any day of the week. When I decided to go super simple a buddy ( billy.pipes ) sent me this jecod 4000 return pump. I’ve been running the DCP 4000 for half a year or so now. Like the Varios and COR I’ve had zero issues with the new jecod pump. It’s been a pure workhorse!

I also went from the Neptune AFS auto feeder to the eheim auto feeder. The AFSwas super easy to program through fusion, likewise the eheim auto feeder is SUPER easy to program and has been flawless!

43391601-546B-4081-9CFC-E822E3C74F32.jpeg
Based on my experience with the Varios return pumps (which are awesome), it seems like the 6 would be overkill for the 250. What did u find?
 
OP
pelphrey

pelphrey

Valuable Member
View Badges
Joined
Apr 22, 2015
Messages
3,942
Reaction score
5,637
Location
Kentucky
Do those pellets actually make their way through the return? I have the same feeder it's been great so far.
They do, I use a coral feeder to clean the return section of debris from time to time and I rarely find many pellets left over. I also had the neptune AFS mounted in the same location for a year or more and its worked great!

Based on my experience with the Varios return pumps (which are awesome), it seems like the 6 would be overkill for the 250. What did u find?
The 6 is overkill for the reefer 250 plumbing for sure, like most others I would rather run the pump slower VS running it full speed. The major reason I picked this pump, I ran a manifold and I wanted the extra gph to make up for the extra plumbing!
 
Best reef aquarium LED lighting
OP
pelphrey

pelphrey

Valuable Member
View Badges
Joined
Apr 22, 2015
Messages
3,942
Reaction score
5,637
Location
Kentucky
Sold my Neptune apex many months ago... bought this smart WiFi surge protector and it’s been a solid investment! I can control it either through my phone or with voice commands through Alexa!

6AFA99C5-BCB5-4E48-83CC-FCB6BE6B7409.png
 

Woud you rather start a tank with dry rock or live rock from the ocean?

  • Dry Rock

    Votes: 116 39.1%
  • Live Rock

    Votes: 107 36.0%
  • Combo of both

    Votes: 67 22.6%
  • Other (please explain)

    Votes: 7 2.4%

Online statistics

Members online
2,339
Guests online
5,844
Total visitors
8,183
UniqueCorals.com shop rare & farmed corls
Top