dc pumps

Aqua Man 07

fastest reefer on 2wheels
Anybody using DC skimmer or return pumps. If so is there any noticeable difference in power savings and noise reduction.


Professional Stick Gluer
Premium Member
I just replaced my return pump with a DC3000. It's dead silent and saves me about 20w over my previous return pump.

I'm trying to find a pin wheel impeller for the 3000 so I can replace my sedra 3500 and I'll go to the DC-6000 for my return.

Aqua Man 07

fastest reefer on 2wheels
Nice I am looking at the 6000 for my return. And a DC skimmer just want to see if there is any significant reduction in power and noise

Vinny Kreyling

Premium Member
Used to run an Iwaki 70 @ 265 Watts
Bigger tank now, DC 10000 pump & using 76 Watts, 96 Watts @ max.
Very quiet & NO heat transfer.
A WIN WIN in my book.
Can't speak for skimmers.


New member
My current ac return pump is 88 watts which equals a cost running it 24/7/365 at around $27 - $30 per year.

Unless my math is wrong......