View Full Version : Eheim 1260/1262 vs Speedwave DC pump.

04-18-2013, 11:31 PM
Anyone have any experience or heard anything about the Speedwave DC pumps at JL?
specifically http://www.jlaquatics.com/product/wp-sw1320/Speedwave+Variable+Speed+DC+Water+Pump+%281320+GPH %29.html

From my other cleaning thread here (http://www.canreef.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=96930) after I got my 1260 all cleaned up the impeller casing was scored and worn. Pumps probably still in good shape and I will put it back into service for now.

But I looked up a new impeller at JL and goes for around $80.
the speedwave pump there is $167.
I Have been considering a more powerful pump to possibly plumb in a frag tank next to my display.
Won't matter too much I plan on the drain from the DT to feed the frag tank, to drain into the sump.
I do feed a pellet reactor though.

So any good/bad words?
don't need to praise the Eheim, I've been a huge fan of theirs for years despite their price. I'm just investigating new toys. =)

04-19-2013, 12:26 AM

04-19-2013, 12:44 AM
yeah saw that right after i started the thread.
I haven't looked since before that thread was made, didn't remember seeing any.