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pet-lover
04-05-2017, 05:52 AM
Stay tuned for a review of the new Coral Box Quiet Pump coming in.

This [will be replacing my] Jebao wave maker pumps and I will be comparing it with my Jebao RW-8 and Vortech MP10 in my 65 Gallon!

It's being shipped to me now :biggrin:.

Cheers,

pet-lover
04-23-2017, 06:06 PM
Coral Box Quiet Pump

Available Models:
QP-5 (1300GPH)
QP-9 (2340GPH)
QP-16 (4160GPH)

My Model: QP-9
QP-9 Specs:
2340GPH
23W
10.5mm x 8mm x 7.5mm
5 Different Wave patterns

Controls:
Mode, Frequency, Speed, Feed mode.

Unboxing - First impressions: Very similar to the Jebao RW-8 pump. That I used. Evidently has a more ‘boxy’ appearance to it, which (to me) resembles something similar to the wet side of a Ecotech MP40. It has a relatively soft and flexible cable that was easy to manipulate. The magnet is strong as expected.

https://preview.ibb.co/f3E2Ak/DSCF4322.jpg
https://preview.ibb.co/n1Sdi5/DSCF4323.jpg
https://preview.ibb.co/kspr35/DSCF4324.jpg
https://preview.ibb.co/jmKkVk/DSCF4333.jpg

The pump moves in every direction except is restricted to be turned towards the cable: (Pic to come)

Review of the modes and sound in the aquarium and comparing with the Ecotech Vortech MP10 to come (Going to scrape the glass first :wink:).

dino
04-23-2017, 08:12 PM
we should no the price to compare

WarDog
04-23-2017, 08:15 PM
Looking forward to the results. We could use more in depth reviews here. Thanks for adding to the forum.

corpusse
04-24-2017, 02:53 PM
Interesting they are advertised these as "designed in Germany".

I have been happy with the previous models. I even still have one WP 40 running. Eventually I'll replace it with one of these.

Bblinks
04-24-2017, 05:50 PM
Interesting they are advertised these as "designed in Germany".

I have been happy with the previous models. I even still have one WP 40 running. Eventually I'll replace it with one of these.

I didn't know HongKong was in Germany....just kidding. lol

looking forward for the long term review.

Thanks for sharing.

Reef Supplies
04-25-2017, 02:23 PM
Coral Box and Jebao are two different brands. Coral box was brought about by the owner of Fish-Street (who has also helped develop the RW's).

They seem to be decent pumps. We have been testing 3 for a few months now and so far so good. Once our field tests are complete we will evaluate them and start selling them if they pass (i'm sure they will)

Once we do start, we will sell both the Jebao and Coral Box since they ARE NOT "successors"

Ray

pet-lover
04-26-2017, 06:44 AM
Quick picture update of the pump angle/restrictions I was referring to.
https://preview.ibb.co/dDrLfk/DSCF4345.jpg

It's also just shy of 90 degrees pointing in the other direction:
https://preview.ibb.co/jGHt0k/DSCF4346.jpg

While I was at it, I took some comparison shots with the RW-8. Relatively the same dimension wise, however I could imagine the QP-9 is marginally bigger due to it's shape.

https://preview.ibb.co/dwtoY5/DSCF4343.jpg
https://preview.ibb.co/gGevD5/DSCF4344.jpg


There is an audible sound from the pump, however, without testing it, I believe it is quieter than my MP10. I tried taking video of the pump's operations earlier, with no luck of registering the sound. To better test the sound, I was thinking of downloading the a sound meter for my phone and recording that this weekend. Any suggestions.

Also, please let me know of anything you are interested in my testing or demonstrating with the pump. I hope to test all settings this weekend.

Myka
04-26-2017, 02:53 PM
Thanks for posting up your review! I look forward to updates!

batmanrob
06-15-2017, 06:29 AM
Did these pumps get reviewed?

batmanrob
06-15-2017, 06:31 AM
Coral Box and Jebao are two different brands. Coral box was brought about by the owner of Fish-Street (who has also helped develop the RW's).

They seem to be decent pumps. We have been testing 3 for a few months now and so far so good. Once our field tests are complete we will evaluate them and start selling them if they pass (i'm sure they will)

Once we do start, we will sell both the Jebao and Coral Box since they ARE NOT "successors"

Ray

Do you stock them yet Ray? Looking for 2 of the 9's.

Nick James
06-18-2017, 07:59 PM
Also, please let me know of anything you are interested in my testing or demonstrating with the pump. I hope to test all settings this weekend.


Any update? I just saw this on reefsupplies and was curious myself..

Franco
06-21-2017, 04:59 PM
bump:biggrin:

Franco
06-27-2017, 03:26 PM
any reviews guys?

thanks

Franco
07-27-2017, 02:18 PM
any reviews guys?

thanksbump:question:

kyl
07-27-2017, 06:26 PM
Basically with these powerheads the question is, are you going to run them with an external controller (apex, GHL, etc)? If yes, stick with the Jebao RW/SW series. If you're going to run stand-alone, these are slightly better quality pumps with a lower sound profile, and far better controllers.

The problem for external control arises with requiring an Aqualink A1 control module per pump, due to hardware changes or should I say removal inside the pump head. That's $100 CAD added to the cost of every pump for external controller support, sort of like the Maxspect gyre situation.