Jebao RW-4 review?

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While they do require cleaning. I would not say 50% loss in a month or 2... I've used 2 wp-25 on a 55g. Then those plus 2 rw 8 on a 120g. I currently have the wp-25s in my quarantine tanks, a ten gallon and 20g, I have a variable output power supply and have it turned down to 15v instead of 24v with the controller on less than half power.
The rw 8s are in my 54g 36inch tank also with a reduced voltage to keep from a sandstorm.
I've been running the 25s at least 3 years now and the rw8s about 2 years. I clean them quarterly maybe a little longer.

If you want one powerhead, in a 4 foot tank I'd suggest maybe getting the rw8..

I think any powerhead is hard to get enough good flow from just one but I guess it depends on your rock work.

Thinking I am gonna play around with placement today, if I do. I can post a video of the rw8 flow across the 36 inch tank, if you are interested.

I clean mine rarely. When i do its mainly because of a build up of coraline algae. I run it in a small tub with cloths detergent first, then vinegar, then fresh water.
 

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I've been looking at the Jebao rw-8, the maxspect gyre 150, and the ecotech mp-10. I'm leaning towards the Jebao rw- 8 mainly because of price. I talked to a couple of guys at a couple LFS, and they like the Jebao, and at about 1/5 the price of the ecotechs, and about 1/3 the price of the maxspect.
 

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I like the idea of not having the wiring in the tank with the ectech, but they are just to expensive for me right now. Plus a couple guys have told me they have had problems with the drive magnets.
 

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I have 2 rw4 1 died after about 1 year the other going strong at about 2 years I think I've only cleaned it twice.
 

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Amazon has them with option for hassle free warranty.
I had two PP-15s on my 125 gal connected to my apex. Really cool controlability, I had an extra one on hand ready to swap out as failure is a constant thing.
Then I had two fail on me in a 24 hour span, since then have switched to Neptune WAVs.

Over all, you will spend more money replacing them and upgrading them.
 

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I like the PP and SW versions. Depending on the size tank, they make a SW-2 now. Personally, i think the RW series has some quality flaws. The PP series feels and performs better.

As for MP10s, my LFS runs the quietdrives that have an annoying rattle to them. And they arent directional. But they do have a sleek design.
 

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I like the PP and SW versions. Depending on the size tank, they make a SW-2 now. Personally, i think the RW series has some quality flaws. The PP series feels and performs better.

As for MP10s, my LFS runs the quietdrives that have an annoying rattle to them. And they arent directional. But they do have a sleek design.
So you like the pp-8 better then the rw-8?
 

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So you like the pp-8 better then the rw-8?
Yes. I run both on separate tanks and the pp version not only looks nicer but there seems to be less design flaws. My rw just has a couple build flaws. That said, the RW has been running for about 1.5 years and thw pp has been running for about 8 months.

As a matter of fact i just ordered another pp4 with AqLink SL1 controller.
 

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Yes. I run both on separate tanks and the pp version not only looks nicer but there seems to be less design flaws. My rw just has a couple build flaws. That said, the RW has been running for about 1.5 years and thw pp has been running for about 8 months.

As a matter of fact i just ordered another pp4 with AqLink SL1 controller.
Do you think the pp-8 is enough for a 55 gallon tank(36x24x15)?
 

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I have a RW-4 in my 12 Gallon AIO and its almost on full blast.... Your going to need more flow. I would go with the new cheaper Gyre if I was buying for your sized tank.
 

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Do you think the pp-8 is enough for a 55 gallon tank(36x24x15)?
Oh I'm sorry. I thought we were talking the rw/pp-4 series. Yes the 8s are powerful. Though, if it were a 55g cube, a couple or more 4s would do.
 

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I have a RW-4 in my 12 Gallon AIO and its almost on full blast.... Your going to need more flow. I would go with the new cheaper Gyre if I was buying for your sized tank.
Remove the ceramic ring at the base of the needle. Your pump isnt working correctly. I keep one pp4 at 60% in my 30 gallon. 100% sends water flying out of the rim.
 
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I have a RW-4 in my 12 Gallon AIO and its almost on full blast.... Your going to need more flow. I would go with the new cheaper Gyre if I was buying for your sized tank.

You have it full blast in a 12 gallon??? That sounds like an overkill to me bro lol
 

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Oh I'm sorry. I thought we were talking the rw/pp-4 series. Yes the 8s are powerful. Though, if it were a 55g cube, a couple or more 4s would do.
Think I'm going to try one pp-8. I though the only difference between the pp-8 and the rw-8 was the wireless feature? They are different pumps?
 

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You have it full blast in a 12 gallon??? That sounds like an overkill to me bro lol
Its perfect for nano tanks, but your going to need some more firepower for your tank bro. I love the RW4 don't get me wrong but no BS its almost maxed out and my tank is only 12 gal. Granted I love high flow. I will never buy another Vortech Pump tho, they always seem to get noisy within a few months.
 

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Its perfect for nano tanks, but your going to need some more firepower for your tank bro. I love the RW4 don't get me wrong but no BS its almost maxed out and my tank is only 12 gal. Granted I love high flow. I will never buy another Vortech Pump tho, they always seem to get noisy within a few months.
I think there's something wrong with your pump, I've seen them on 60 cubes at 70%, and its more then enough.
 

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Think I'm going to try one pp-8. I though the only difference between the pp-8 and the rw-8 was the wireless feature? They are different pumps?
It's technically the same. The only noticeable difference is the magnet base and quality control(imo)

Rw
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PP
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You have it full blast in a 12 gallon??? That sounds like an overkill to me bro lol
You will end up needing more than one. With a Gyre you can buy one and be golden. Go with the RW8's if you don't like the look of the gyres. That's my opinion.
 

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