(click any photo to enlarge) The new Red Dragon 2 Titanium DC pumps have been available since MACNA, but now three new models are on their way to North America. The first is the 170w skimmer model which we’ll have more on in the next few days. The second two are the 350w and 750w […]
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The new Red Dragon 2 Titanium DC pumps have been available since MACNA, but now three new models are on their way to North America. The first is the 170w skimmer model which we’ll have more on in the next few days. The second two are the 350w and 750w flow models. The 350w model retails for $2K, no word on the 750w yet. These models are not new per say as they are currently available overseas, however, it will be the first time they are available in North America.
The 350w model can push 25,000l/h or 6,600gph, while the 750w model can push 33,000l/h or 8,700gph.
By now you may be questioning why I am writing about Royal Exclusiv’s RD2 DC pumps again, since I have covered them in the past. I would encourage you to take a few seconds and look at the photo below. Remember, click to enlarge.
That’s the 350w RD2 DC Pump fitted with an extended shaft and propeller to turn this model into a stream style pump that cranks out over 100,000l/h or 26,000gph! Klaus is calling this the Strong Flow RD2 Pump. If that wasn’t enough flow for you, then of course the Strong Flow Pump can be had in the 750w RD2 DC motor.
99.9% of us have absolutely no need for something so powerful, but I must confess I still find this shockingly cool. I cannot imagine anything being close to the output of these pumps. Some aquarists have experimented creating stream style pumps out of larger Mag Drive motor that literally lifted and moved large pieces of rock.
With 26,000 gph coming out of such a small diameter output, I would guess that a type of manifold would have to be used. I discussed this idea of an internal stream loop in the past, but given the current configuration of the glassbox it was not possible. Should a manifold be added, random flow of up to 26,000gph coming out 4+ outlets hidden within the aquascape would make for a terrific flow set up for large public sized aquariums.
Thanks to Klaus for sharing this info and allowing us to bring you the latest and best in reef equipment.