Jebao DP-3

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Jeff Rehling, Nov 22, 2018.

  1. Jeff Rehling

    Jeff Rehling Supporting Member

    I'm currently manually dosing 10ml/day of B-ionic and it's a PITA. The DP-3 only costs $59 to the door from Amazon. What are your thoughts on this one? I figure I will need to start dosing magnesium as well as my corals collection grows...
  2. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer Past President

    It's cheap. You get what you pay for. I would not trust something so cheap to fulfill a task so important.
  3. Jeff Rehling

    Jeff Rehling Supporting Member

    that's probably why both BRS and MD don't sell them
  4. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Jebao is almost universally known as "Cheap Chinese made aquarium gear that really skirts that line with patent infringement" however a lot of people use it because it is literally cheap, why buy a $500 Tunze pump when you can get an $90 pump that does similar things, and if it breaks in a year, who cares you replace it and assuming the Tunze pump is bullet proof it'll take 5.5 years before you end up paying more, plus it gives you the flexibility of changing later... I had that mindset with Vortech pumps because it seemed every pump I had would need the wetside impeller changed, the magnet change, or the power supply changed, at least something on a once a year or two basis, and Ecotech isn't exactly known for selling rebranded stuff for cheap... oh no their $25 PSU is going to cost you $50, they're a company not a charity. And I got to the point of being done with them, since I was of the mindset that a $350 pump shouldn't need replacement parts like... EVER, so my $350 pump because a $400 pump became a $450 pump became a ... and it was like WTF. Now granted their QD wetsides seem to have fixed some of the issues with reliability and longevity, so I MAY go back... but part of it was definitely feeling like they were using me as a beta tester while they fixed their shit.

    That said, I think I have a DP-4 I could sell you for $59 if you want, bought it with the intent to use, stuck it in the closet right around the time I ended the longest temporary tank in history.
  5. Jeff Rehling

    Jeff Rehling Supporting Member

    I am in the same quandary with respect to name brand and bargains. This is a tough hobby to do on a budget! I need Santa to bring me a Neptune APEX EL and the DOS. That's all I need. And this lamp, I need this, but that's all. Wait, and this paddle ball game, yes, paddle ball game, lamp, and the Apex EL and DOS.
  6. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Actually this is an easy hobby to do on a budget you just need to make sure your budget is big enough :D
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  7. Cruz Mc5

    Cruz Mc5 Supporting Member

    And then you need to double it, lol.
  8. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Supporting Member

    @ashburn2k did pretty good getting gear cheaply.
  9. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Webmaster Staff Member

    Yeah watch this forum 24/7 and set alarm if there’s anything free

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  10. JVU


    Which in itself is a real cost. So still not cheap, just paying more in time, attention, and travel to get the good monetary deals.

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