Retirement and forum shutdown (17 Jan 2022)


John Howell who has managed the forum for years is getting on and wishes to retire from the role of managing it.
Over the years, he has managed the forum through good days and bad days and he has always been fair.
He has managed to bring his passion for fish keeping to the forum and keep it going for so long.

I wish to thank John for his hard work in keeping the forum going.

With John wishing to "retire" from the role of managing the forum and the forum receiving very little traffic, I think we must agree that forum has come to a natural conclusion and it's time to put it to rest.

I am proposing that the forum be made read-only from March 2022 onwards and that no new users or content be created. The website is still registered for several more years, so the content will still be accessible but no new topics or replies will be allowed.

If there is interest from the ITFS or other fish keeping clubs, we may redirect traffic to them or to a Facebook group but will not actively manage it.

I'd like to thank everyone over the years who helped with forum, posted a reply, started a new topic, ask a question and helped a newbie in fish keeping. And thank you to the sponsors who helped us along the away. Hopefully it made the hobby stronger.

I'd especially like to thank John Howell and Valerie Rousseau for all of their contributions, without them the forum would have never been has successful.

Thank you
Darragh Sherwin

Blau reef motion 3kdc

01 Aug 2017 16:24 #1 by Jonlate (Jon Late)
Hi guys,

Does anyone please have any parts for a Blau Reef Motion 3KDC? I am looking for a impeller.

Belive it or not, I have just been quoted over €55 for just the impeller!!!

I was thinking it would be around €15-20 like most other pumps are, not that much!

Or does anyone know where I can get one cheaper? Or what other ones may fit this pump.

I bought the pump in the first place because it was a good pump and had the ability to be controlled in 1 percentages. This made it great for my system as I could tune it to an exact speed so my overflow was nearly silent.

I don't want to bin the whole unit, so please can anyone help me.


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01 Aug 2017 18:10 #2 by robert (robert carter)
Hi john , seahorse sell these pumps , did you try them for a replacement impellar

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01 Aug 2017 22:05 #3 by Jonlate (Jon Late)
Yes i did, they would have to order me one in from Blau. The impeller would still cost that much even if I ordered from Blau

That's why I am hoping for a broken one!!

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02 Aug 2017 08:04 #4 by carlowchris (chris)
Jabao impeller are exactly the same you can get them on eBay for 12 euro


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02 Aug 2017 12:35 #5 by Jonlate (Jon Late)
Thanks Chris, I knew someone would know and save me some penny's.
I have the 3KDC pump, are all the Jebao ones the same size or should I get the DC3000 one as that should be the equivalent.
Thanks again

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02 Aug 2017 14:34 #6 by carlowchris (chris)
You need to get the one for the 3000.....there all slightly different....look very similar but slight differences in length and diameter.......

What happened to your old one???I've found the the black disc gets a calcium build up around the shaft and it's impossible to clean out

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02 Aug 2017 22:14 #7 by Jonlate (Jon Late)
I have faint crack lines coming across the shaft bit, ( not that sort of crack lines) and I dont want it to explode. At the moment I still have it running, but know it's going to break off sooner rather than later.
Why don't Blau sell them with every pump, this make it easy to find them if you needed one.

Even seahorse didn't have any in stock. And can not find any uk site selling them on their online shops.

How do you know that Jebao one fits? Where have you been to find that out? Is that what you replaced our with?

Thanks anyway

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02 Aug 2017 23:54 #8 by carlowchris (chris)
The blau pump and the new deltec dc pumps and maybe a few other makes are jabao pumps with a different casing.....ive a blau 3000 feeding my biopelletts reactor a deltec 3000 in my deltec skimmer and a jabao 3000 as a spare if any break....all impeller are exactly the same and I've used all the different impeller in each different pump

Pretty sure that was the same guy I ordered off....think it took about 2 or 3 weeks to come from China

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03 Aug 2017 10:56 #9 by Jonlate (Jon Late)
I saw a ad from China on eBay p, I will get one ordered in.
Thanks sooo much for the help.

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03 Aug 2017 21:10 #10 by robert (robert carter)
Hi john , i have a brand new jebo pump in the shed as a back for my sumped tank that bart built , if the impeller is the same you could either take a loan of it to get you up and running or take it and replace it when your arrives from ebay . I am based in tallaght . Just though it might be a help . I can if you want check out the details of the pump in the morning , as working tonight . Let me know , my number is 0872627945

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05 Aug 2017 14:38 #11 by Jonlate (Jon Late)
Hi Robert,
Thanks so much for the offer. My one hasn't broken at the moment, and I have ordered a new one.
If it does break before it arrives I will call you and see if you can post it down to me.
Thanks again.

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