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: 568 GPH
- Maximum Head Height: 6.5 Ft
- Power Consumption: 35W
- Inlet: 3/4" Female NPT or 3/4"-1" Hose
- Outlet: 3/4" Female NPT or 3/4"-1" Hose
- Dimensions: 4.84" x 3.35" x 4.13"
- 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"|
update to previous review By Gina on 9/20/2018Gina would recommend this product to a friendAfter purchasing the reducer to match reactors got to try pump. It's super quiet and puts out strong flow for it's size. Will be purchasing another for 2nd reactor.
hose fitting By Gina on 9/11/2018Gina wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI have 2 reactors which need new pumps. Haven't been able to try pump because none of the hoses fit this pump.
Pretty awful experience By Jen on 4/4/2018Jen wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI have been through 3 of these pumps. The first two didn't even turn on after I received them. The third worked for about a week before quitting. Maybe I got a bad batch or something as these have great reviews, but for me this has been a very annoying experience and I will not try this brand again. BRS has been great about replacing the first two, before I gave up and sent the third back for a refund.
Does what it says. For now... By Chris on 4/10/2017Chris wouldn't recommend this product to a friendNot much to say. It's a pretty simple pump. Easy to setup, pretty quiet. Interestingly enough Ive been using the 1.5 version of this pump for water changes for about a year now and the impeller isn't turning despite numerous cleaning attempts. Other reviews had similar reports so I've replaced that pump with a different brand.
5 Minute Swap By AquariumSpecialistsMN on 1/12/2017AquariumSpecialistsMN would recommend this product to a friendThis pump is a direct swap for the RSMax250 (#1 main left side). Can't go wrong here. Quiet and reliable, long lasting pumps.
Excellent Pump By Arman on 7/11/2016Arman would recommend this product to a friendThe Sicce Pumps are fantastic, they are very small and completely silent. If I did not see the water movement throughout the tank I wouldn't even know it was running!
Great product By Pham on 4/9/2016Pham would recommend this product to a friendQuiet and reliable. Very powerful pump.
Quite By Brandon on 1/25/2016Brandon would recommend this product to a friendworth every penny. . I don't know why I went through two other lesser pumps before I bought this, I could barely believe my ears when I first turned it on.
No complaints. By MAL757 on 8/12/2015MAL757 would recommend this product to a friendI have three of these pumps (different sizes). Not one complaint. Sicce is my favorite brand of pump.
Solid and Quiet By Evan on 7/18/2015Evan would recommend this product to a friendThe Sicce Syncra has proven to be a solid and reliable pump for me. It's also one of the quietest I've found in this size.
Great product By TimS on 7/13/2015TimS would recommend this product to a friendI got this because my pump was starting to act up. Very happy I did, this pump is quiet, powerful for it's size and very efficient. Couldn't be more happy with my purchase and now it will last. I'm using this on a 45 gallon tank.
Super quiet! By William on 2/26/2015William would recommend this product to a friendBought at the recommendation of BRS. Was looking for a replacement pump for my CadLight's tank. The pump that came with it was a little loud. Wasn't sure of the quality either so I bought this for a backup.. testing it out and ofcourse the CadLights pump is now my backup (wasn't sure what I was thinking). Quiet, quality made pump!
Is the Syncra Silent 2 (568 gph) sufficient for a 66 gallon reef tank and sump or should I go with Syncra Silent 3?
The Sicce 2.0 would work however the flow rate would be under the 10x system volume per hour. In this case we would recommend the 3.0 to help with the loss of GPH by head height. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
I just installed mine yesterday and hearing a decently audible hum from the pump. Is this normal? Does it need to break in? I read reviews stating this pump was super quiet. And could barely or not be heard at all.
Could I use this for a return pump for my mixed saltwater to be pumped to my tank? It has to go about 40 ft and has an elevation of about 25 inches along the way. Thanks
Hey guys, I need some advice. I have a 55 gallon reef. Cs 90 overflow and the eshopps r-100 fuge. Do u think this pump will do? I have a VERY limited budget. Thanks for your time
Is the Sicce 2.0 sufficient to use as a return pump on a 40 breeder with a 40 gallon sump pumping 4' up?
The sicce 2.0 has enough flow however the head height of 4 feet will greatly limit the end flow. This has a maximum height of 6.5 feet where the flow will go to 0 GPH. this means at 3 feet up the flow will be decrease by half to 250 GPH. even higher of 4 feet will probably reduce down to 200 GPH. We recommend a slightly larger pump to match closer to the 10x your system volume.
Would the Syncra 2.0 fit in the nuvo 40 as an upgrade return.
It will work, Ideally for installation you will need to remove the suction cup feet and face plate to fit the pump in the chamber and re-assemble in the chamber. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!