diference between reef power RP- 26 & RN-1?

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  1. Devaji

    Devaji Valuable Member

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    Hey Logan & R2R,

    so I was browsing and noticed a new pump in the line up. the Reef power RP-26!
    what id the difference between that a the RN-1?

    looks like the RP26 has a lower min flow rate 260GPH vs 300 for the RN1
    also the RP26 comes with a snail guard.

    is this the version 2 of the pump?
    any other difference one should be aware of?

    I am very intrigued by these pumps...
     
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  2. Devaji

    Devaji Valuable Member

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    just saw this video on YT:


    Logan its good to put a face to the name...lol
    so it looks like to had these pumps for a few months now. how to they compare to the CB QP pumps?
    what pumps are you running in your tank?
     
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    The RP-26 is a private label. That way we can offer an extended warranty (18 months), along with better support and distribution. The problem we run into with a lot of the coralbox and jebao stuff is that other sellers on ebay/amazon offer them without any warranty, which tends to make the whole brand look bad, regardless of retailer. By carrying these under our name we can control who sells them on eBay/Amazon, and make sure that every one of our customers receives the excellent service we strive to offer. We will still be offering the coralbox version with a 12 month instead of an 18 month warranty for a slightly lower price.

    In addition we do add those extra accessories in the box like the snail guard and the mobile battery adapter.

    I am updating the website as both pumps have the same minimum flow. That seems to be a point of confusion for a lot of people. The controller goes as low as 5%, however it looks more like about 10% on the lowest setting. You can only set wavemakers so low due to water resistance and other factors.

    And I'm glad you found that video! I made that one with Scott a few months before the release on these. Since then the pump has become slightly more powerful (2,600gph vs ~2,350gph).
     
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    ah makes total since now... and yeah I bet you got/get alot of ppl contacting you who bought PH/RT pumps else where and looking to get your killer support.

    will you be able to offer parts if the need comes up? like impeller,controller , motor?
    how is the noise compared to the QP pumps?

    yeah the video was fun to watch. like I said It was good to but a face to the name! :D
     
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    nice video break down.
     
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    Yes! We will have full warranty support as well as replacement parts including impellers, controllers, power supplies etc. for both models. The RP-26 has 6 more months on the warranty and is better for your LFS- since we won't allow listings on eBay/Amazon and will always sell at MAP.

    The noise level is similar to the QP pumps, I can't really hear when my pump is running unless I put my ear to the tank.
     
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    thanks again Logan...I"ll see what the budget will allow me . but a cpl Rp 26 are on the list.
     
  8. Ciwyn

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    So would these be capable of syncing with QP pumps as well?
     
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    They will sync with the Quiet Pump Plus but not the older version of the Quiet Pump.
     
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    OK that definitely works. It's nice to have options to direct flow where its needed as well.
     
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    good to know!
     
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    The RP and QP plus definitely had no problems syncing up. The RP also really has an impressively small footprint.

    Now is there any way to program reverse mode into timed mode? It would only let me select modes 1-5. It would be great to have them run backwards once a day to kick up some dead spots and clean the pumps out a bit.
     
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    There is not a way to program the reverse mode into the timer- with the timer mode you must run each mode for at least an hour. Running your pump in reverse mode for a prolonged period of time can cause damage to the impeller. We recommend turning it on manually once a week for about 5 minutes to clean the impeller and your sandbed.
     
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    Well that would explain it. Protecting me from my own stupidity! lol
     
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    any more videos of the these in action? there on my wish list of goodies...I think 2 on the back wall of my 36" 90 gal SCA tank would keep all 3 sides viewable.
     
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    I just had the same question! So the dimensions are identical? Are both external magnets ok for use in an overflow on both models submerged?
     
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    from my understanding yes yes the rebranding and extended warranty is the only difference.
     
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    Yes sir. We do offer the RN-1 for about $14 less if you are okay with a shorter warranty period :)
     
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    I already ordered your version and it arrives today!
     
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    Wow. This is a really nice powerhead.... like shocking nice. This style should be the future of reef tanks with the flow pattern.
     
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