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We have personally used the Sicce 5.0 on a 110 gallon with great success! Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
This pump would be slightly overkill for a 45 gallon tank. Typically for return pumps they are based on 10x your system volume so a pump around 450 GPH would work great without too much flow. Even while you have the option to run up to 1400 GPH you will not need to as it will only fill up as much as the return pump can push back into the display. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
We recommend attaching 3/4" silicon tubing to the pumps barb output. (link below)
From there you will need the Reducing barb fitting which is 1" threaded on one side and 3/4" barb on the other (link below)
Finally you can thread the barb adapter onto the female pipe adapter (listed below) and glue the female pipe adapter to the 1" PVC
3/4" Inside Diameter
1" NPT x 3/4" Barb
1” Schedule 80 Female Pipe Adapter
The Sicce 5.0 would work perfect! Overall it would not need to be dialed down too much as the head pressure from returning the water to the top of the tank would account for the extra 300 GPH. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
For a submersible pump the options are limited with a 12' head height down to our DC options. You can get by with the Vectra L1 by Ecotech and tubing down the flow as well as the Waveline 12000 as a great alternative. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Will this pump.be sufficient to properly recirculate the tank using a trigger system 39 sump.
Normally we will suggest anywhere between 5-10x the display tank volume for a flow rate through the sump and then up to the display. The head height of the tank above the water level in the sump will also become a variable in how much flow will actually make it up to the display tank. The Sicce 5.0 would get you on the very low end of the flow suggestion that we have. You may want to take a look at the Waveline DC10000II since it does have much more available flow, and being a DC pump you can fine tune it to the flow your tank and sump will handle.
- 3 Year Manufacturer's Warranty with online registration
- Synchronous motor and advanced rotor result in 100% silent operation
- Adjustable flow rate
- Ceramic shaft and bearings
- Durable rotor and shaft
- Applications: saltwater aquariums, protein skimmers, indoor fountains
- Submersible or in-line use
- 6 Ft cord
Quick Compare - Sicce Syncra Silent Submersible Pumps
|Model No.||Flow Rate||Power Consumption||Amps||Head Maximum||Inlet/Outlet||Dimension (Inches)|
|0.5||185 GPH||8W||.12||4 Ft||0.5" - 0.7"||3.5" x 1.9" x 2.8"|
|1.0||251 GPH||16W||.25||5 Ft||0.5" - 0.7"||3.5" x 1.9" x 2.8"|
|1.5||357 GPH||23W||.43||6 Ft||0.6" - 0.8"||4.0" x 2.4" x 3.1"|
|2.0||568 GPH||35W||.65||6.5 Ft||0.8" - 1"||4.8" x 3.3" x 4.1"|
|3.0||714 GPH||48W||.43||9.9 Ft||0.8" - 1"||4.8" x 3.3" x 4.1"|
|3.5||660 GPH||68W||.7||12.5 Ft||1" - 1.2"/0.8" - 1"||6.8" x 3.9" x 4.6"|
|4.0||951 GPH||85W||.85||12.5 Ft||1" - 1.2"/0.8" - 1"||6.8" x 3.9" x 4.6"|
|5.0||1321 GPH||105W||.95||12.6 Ft||1" - 1.2"/0.8" - 1"||6.8" x 3.9" x 4.6"|
|HF 10.0||2500 GPH||145W||1.7||16.4 Ft||1" Barb - 1" MPT||11.38" x 6.29" x 6.69"|
|HF 12.0||3200 GPH||165W||1.9||17.05 Ft||1.5"||11.38" x 6.29" x 6.69"|
|HF 16.0||4200 GPH||190W||2.0||15.4 Ft||1.5"||11.38" x 6.29" x 6.69"|
Nice design By Ken on 4/5/2016Ken would recommend this product to a friendPurchased for a new build based on BRS recommendation. Only four stars because it is not installed yet but out of the box it appears to be built well with maintenance in mind.
Dead Quiet, Powerful By Angelo on 1/15/2016Angelo would recommend this product to a friendSilent and extremely powerful. Easy to clean. Suction feet come off easily but not an issue. One of those purchases that leave you feeling satisfied. Recommended, purchased a second one for back up. Can't wrong
Loud By DG714 on 12/22/2015DG714 wouldn't recommend this product to a friendBought it thinking it would be quiet but my old dc pump is much quieter. I'm going to switch it back and sale this one on CL.
WOULD BUY AGAIN By ALAN on 12/16/2015ALAN would recommend this product to a friendThis pump works great on my 80 gallon as the return pump. I love the adjustable flow rate.
Great pump but NOT silent By Vincent on 3/30/2015Vincent would recommend this product to a friendSilent to me means, can't be heard. In my EShops R100 Sump vibrations do create some noise. So for false advertisements I give it 3 stars. Further more they have since come out with the Pro Line (that will not fit in my sump) that is advertised as quieter than this.... How can you release a pump quieter than silent? I still recommend the pump, but is it Quiet, not silent!
Silent By John on 3/27/2015John would recommend this product to a friendPowerful pump and very quiet. I put it on some food safe silicone mat and made it even more silent. Great product!
Very quiet and adjustable By Michael on 3/4/2015Michael would recommend this product to a friendI've had this running for 6 months now and it works great and is totally silent as the name suggests. It is also adjustable.
sicce syncra silent 5.0 pump By david e on 2/24/2015david e would recommend this product to a friendthis pump is fantastic! I expected it to be louder than the sicce 3.0 it replaced but it is just as quiet. very powerful also if I put it in the kitchen sink I could open the window and clean my neighbors aluminum siding! great product!nytastn
Solid Pump By Cliff on 12/1/2014Cliff would recommend this product to a friendI originally had a DC10500 pump in my Sump, but it died in less than 3 months! I luckily had this pump available because I was using it for water changes. Well let's just say that this pump can perform as or better than advertised! My sump is in the basement and my reef tank is on 1st floor , so roughly 8 ft of head, plus a check valve and ball valve shutoff. No worries, it just keeps trucking! Silent is in the name for a reason, very little noise.
Great Pump By Nick on 11/23/2013Nick would recommend this product to a friendI was recommended this pump from a BRS phone rep, he spoke highly of it and it was on sale. The pump lives up to all expectations! It is dead silent and has great flow! It also does not seem to put off much - if any real heat!