Never ran a various on the skimmer but have used a smaller one for a return pump and it was very quietLooking to get a svs3-30 and was looking to use a dc pump and been looking at the varios8 or a sicce syncra sdc9 pump. A lot of review mention the sicce pumps are noisy specially their dc ones where as the varios 8 is silent. Any one have any experience with either of these pump or any recommendations?
Do you know if the sicce sdc pump retain their memory in case of a power loss? Like when the power comes back on, do they automatically resume backup or do you have to press some buttons on the display to restart them back up?I run the SDC9.0 on my 36" and I have no issues with noise. I also run a SDC9.0 on my chiller with no noise issues.
Yes they retain memory. I have zero issues with my 2 SDC9.0'sDo you know if the sicce sdc pump retain their memory in case of a power loss? Like when the power comes back on, do they automatically resume backup or do you have to press some buttons on the display to restart them back up?
Why would I run my SDC9.0 at 90watts and turn it way down via the gate valve when I can run it at 60watts and not have to turn it down as much. I dont need the extra heat in my tank or to waste the electricity. The SDC9.0 is already much larger than the Magdrive 18 he sells with the 36" so no need to run it wide open.I have to ask why would you turn down the skimmer pump? LR skimmers are setup to run on full power on the pump and then you close or open the valve to adjust. It is my understanding that you want to push as much air into the water as possible. In this case you would not need to worry about whether your pump is on high or lower.