Why does BRS recommend this?
The Syncra Silent line of pumps come in many different sizes and will fit most tank needs. Sicce uses high quality magnets in their pumps, which allows them to spin smoother with less noise than almost all other pumps in their price category. If your tank needs a high flow return pump, or a smaller pump for a low flow reactor our first choice will always be Sicce.
Quiet, energy-efficient pump for a variety of uses in wet or dry application. Use in salt or freshwater.
- Output: 357 GPH
- Maximum Head Height: 6 Ft
- Power Consumption: 23W
- Inlet: 1/2" Female NPT or 3/8"-9/16" Hose
- Outlet: 1/2" Female NPT or 3/8"-9/16" Hose
- Dimensions: 4.05" x 2.36" x 3.07"
- 3 Year Manufacturer's Warranty with online registration
- Synchronous motor and advanced rotor result in 100% silent operation
- Adjustable flow rate
- Stainless steel 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"|
Superb pump By FLSharkvictim on 5/30/2017FLSharkvictim would recommend this product to a friendI use this SYNCRA SILENT 1.5 for my BRS Dual Reactor that I hard plumbed into my sump along with a Spears Gate valve for full control on how much water I push through it. I was using the Cobalt MJ-1200 and this pump is so much nicer and a lot quieter than the MJ-1200. HIGHLY recommend for the BRS Dual Reactor or the Vertex 1.5l media reactor.
Works great By Nick on 4/9/2017Nick would recommend this product to a friendI bought this pump to help with water changes on a 55 gallon tank. I keep my bucket in a bathroom that's about 15 feet from the tank, with a little over 4 feet to the rim of the tank. With the pump dialed all the way up the pressure was just right. The water flow is perfect, not so strong to blow things around in my tank. I will add that I've only used it once so far, but I think that it will work out just fine.
Not reliable By Brent on 3/13/2017Brent wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI was happy with the pump while it worked. However, I've had two of these pumps and on both of them I was forced to replace the impeller after less than 1 year of service. Sicce customer service was basically useless and they exclude impellers from their warranty . Given that the impellers cost $25 each and are hard to find, I won't be buying more Sicce pumps.
Very pleased so far By PaParker on 3/6/2017PaParker would recommend this product to a friendI got this primarily for use in water changes- transferring water out of a 30 gallon drum into another vessel and then from that into the tank. It's actually too strong, even dialed all the way back- i looked at the pump curves and thought i'd be okay at about 4 ft of head but it still puts out lots of water. I'm going to be using it in the sump for the 40b i'm setting up now and have no doubts it will do excellent in this application as well.
gets louder over time By briguy350 on 1/21/2017briguy350 would recommend this product to a friendi was impressed at how quiet this pump was new. now after 2 months of use and a couple of cleanings its got a very loud hum. my 25 fusion is right in my living room and can no longer stand the noise. will not be getting another one.
Return pump for 30 gallon with Durso By Tim on 12/21/2016Tim would recommend this product to a friendJust hooked this up for my 30 gallon tank with 15 gallon sump and durso overflow. It's the perfect return pump for this size tank for anyone that wants to compare. Certainly I can't give a long term assessment but I'm happy so far.
Sicce does it again! By Cyberaquarist on 12/12/2016Cyberaquarist would recommend this product to a friendI replaced the stock return pump in my IM Fusion Lagoon 25 with this pump. The pump is virtually silent and pushes a lot of water. I had to throttle the pump back a good bit, because it was draining the return chamber faster than it could fill up. This is partially due to my media arrangement in the two IM Custom Caddies. You may be able to run the 1.5 at full throttle if you keep your socks or sponges clean all the time. Sicce has a reputation for producing some of the best pump s the n I ythe industry, and this little pump is no exception. It has a 5 year guarantee, so you know it is built with quality components. If you are thinking of buying the his pump, go ahead. It won't let you down.
Quietest Pump By DAVID on 4/3/2016DAVID would recommend this product to a friendI have had Hydra, Rio Plus pumps. This one is MORE quieter than those. I will be buying this pumps for now on else I decide to go to an external pump.
Great pump By Marc on 2/14/2016Marc would recommend this product to a friendUsing this pump as a sump return on a 75g softy tank, perfect flow and very quiet!
BRS recommended this pump to run the Vertex phosphate reactor. This pump has great flow and so quiet, that you cant even tell it's running. By Mark on 12/16/2015Mark would recommend this product to a friendBRS recommended this pump to run the Vertex phosphate reactor. This pump has great flow and so quiet, that you cant even tell it's running.
A quiet small pump By David on 5/7/2015David would recommend this product to a friendBRS recommended this pump for the BR-110 bio-pellet reactor. The pump has a small foot print and is very quiet. Easy to install. More than enough flow for the BR-110.
needs adaptor for Jumbo Reactor By Ken on 4/29/2015Ken would recommend this product to a friendI bought this to use with my jumbo reactor based on the recommendation of BRS. However it does not have any adaptor nor was it stated one was needed. Had I known this in advance I would have purchased the MJ1200 which is an exact fit.
Is there a way to attach 1" braided vinyl tubing to this (or should I order smaller tubing)?
Is this pump suitable to use as the primary return pump in a 72 gallon salt water configuration. My target is approximately 4x tank turnover through a sump.
Due to head pressure on the pump, you will likely be getting less than 288 GPH of flow into the tank. I would recommend the Syncra Silent 2.0 Pump (568 GPH) or Eheim CompactON 2100 (555 GPH) pumps at a minimum to account for the loss of flow from head pressure.
Both of these pumps can be adjusted to decrease the flow if you find they are too powerful. Alternatively, you can install a ball valve like the ones from Two Little Fishies to adjust the flow.
I want to use this pump to feed a Skimz
MONZTER ZM120 EXTERNAL ZEOLITH REACTOR. Can I do it and if so, how?
I want to use this for the BRS duel carbon/GFO reactor as recommended by your company.
How do I attach this to the reactor?
You will only need on fitting listed below.
1⁄2" Male NPT x 1⁄2" Push Connect
Is this pump a direct replacement for the sicce syncra sk 200? I have a seaside aquatics ES5 protein skimmer that needs a new pump?
I'm afraid these pumps are not rated for use as a skimmer pump. They do not have pinwheel impellers for skimmer function and include standard impellers for water movement.
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