See the “Advisory” tab for more specific applications
15 Second Disassembly for Maintenance with No Tools
Full Plumbing Adapter Kit included
Ready to plumb and setup out of the box
See "What's Included" below
Quiet Operation with Low Power Consumption and included Rubber Vibration-Dampening Feet
Self-Cleaning Ceramic Impeller ensures freshwater and saltwater longevity
360° Rotating Volute for Easy Soft Tubing Installation
Single-Wire Magnet-Mounted Controller (full setup and use guide in “Videos” tab)
Mobile ContrAll App for iOS + Android
Control entire SDC Series from anywhere with WiFi
Syncra SDC Return Pump
XStream SDC Wavemaker / Powerhead
PSK SDC Skimmer Pump
Active Response Alert System
Connects to Mobile Device to Send Real-Time Alerts for...
Dry Run / Low Water Level
Elevated (Above Normal) Water Temp
Blocked / Damaged Rotor
Power Outtage Blackout / Loss of WiFi Signal
5 Customizable Flow Patterns
High Efficiency Power Usage
Lower Power Bills
Less Heat Generated Into System
Built-In Temperature Readings
5 Year Warranty with excellent servicing
Soon to be Neptune Apex Compatible
SDC Available in Skimmer Air Pump (SDC PSK Series)
(1) SDC 6.0 Multi-Purpose Return Pump
(1) SDC Pump Controller with Magnetic Mount and Single Cord T-Junction
Full Installation Kit
(2) 3/4" Slip PVC Adapter
(2) 1" Slip PVC Adapter
(2) 3/4" and 1" Stepped Barb
(2) 1" GAS Fitting
(2) 1-3/8" GAS Fitting
(4) Rubber Vibration and Noise Dampening Feet
(1) Snap-On Intake Strainer Guard
(1) Power Supply
(1) Instruction Manual
The SDC line of Sicce Pumps is one of the most reliable and feature-rich pumps currently available. It can get a bit muddy looking at spec sheets, so we wanted to include videos to walkthrough the most important things to know about the SDC.
Here is a video highlighting the Key Physical Features of the SDC including Parts, Easy Disassembly, Full Plumbing Adapter Kit, 5 Year Warranty, Safety Alerts, and Multiple Use Applications.
This video provides a Complete Assembly and Installation Guide as well as a Full Controller Setup Guide.
This video showcases the SDC's Active Alert System that immediately alarms owners via mobile if there is a Temperature Spike, Dangerously Low Water Level, or Loss of Signal / Power Outtage.
Here is a Sicce Company Showcase that shares why Sicce has been trusted since 1974.
This is a funny little video we thought we'd throw in that really shows the roots of Sicce and where they come from.
Here is the Instruction Manual for the SDC Series. It's important to follow these as closely as possible as this is one of the main points that the 5 Year Warranty hinges on (along with Online Registration; see the "Warranty" tab for more info).
We’ll be straight up, if there was one pump brand we would recommend at Two Tides, it would be Sicce, and more specifically the SDC Series.
We are big fans of simplicity of function when it comes to return pumps. In other words just having a pump that just works, and performs the desired outcome, consistently for years on end. The “more bells and whistles” or extreme customization mentality is better suited for something like Lighting that has a much larger immediate effect on the end look and health of your aquarium. However, some controllability is always welcomed to dial in just the right flow rate or flow pattern for our build.
Sicce has found the perfect medium between simplicity and customization with their SDC line. The pump controller is a minimalist’s dream, with very clear demonstration videos (under the “Videos” tab), while pump disassembly for cleaning takes just long enough to pop off a clip on the side of the pump. Tool-free pump maintenance. Nice one Sicce. They must have known that walking to the garage to grab a screwdriver decreases our chances of regularly servicing equipment multiple times over.
These little guys also pack a tremendous amount of head pressure into a very small comparative form factor. This means they could become the ideal solution for someone with a tank in the floor above the filtration system and the hobbyist who doesn’t have a lot of extra room to spare for a large external inline pump.
The simple safety features are also a highly appreciated addition for us personally. As we live in Florida, power outages are always the biggest roadblock with sleeping soundly at night and not worrying. Outages are practically a weekly or biweekly occurrence for us in the summertime, but the added layer of security from the alertgives us just enough time to take care of it ourselves, or call up a friend nearby to help if we are out of town.
These pumps have already earned their spot in our systems, but more seems to be on the horizon for the future as well. Sicce has hinted at both a Neptune Apex Compatibility Update in the near future, with no changes in physical hardware (even SDC’s purchased previously will be compatible), and also a smaller sized SDC line for Nano Tanks.
All-in-all, massive kudos to Sicce for clearly listening to client feedback, and constantly developing alongside the new wave of controllable DC pumps. We’re very glad to see them continually innovating even after being well-respected in the industry for so long, and that they’re still offering their full 5 Year Warranty just like they always have to protect their craftsmenship and their clients.
All Sicce pumps are protected by a Multiple Year Warranty ranging from 3-5 Years. These warranties are highly followed and valued by Sicce as it showcases the unmatched quality and value of their products (to our knowledge, the only other pumps that offer 5 Year Warranties start at around 2-3 times the price of the average Sicce pump).
The pumps protected under a 5 Year Warranty are as follows:
Syncra Silent Return Pumps
Syncra ADV Return Pumps
Syncra SDC Return Pumps
XStream SDC Powerheads
PSK Skimmer Pumps
The pumps protected under a 3 Year Warranty are as follows:
Voyager Nano Powerheads
Wave Surfer Pump Controller
The pump protected under a 2 Year Warranty is as follows:
Ultra Zero Multipurpose Utility Pump
This warranty assumes that the owner has engaged in proper assembly, installation, use, and maintenance outlined in the Instruction Manual. Sicce is the ultimate decision-maker for whether their products have been used properly or improperly.
To make the potential warranty claiming process as simple as possible, we recommend that every Sicce product purchased be immediately registered on Sicce's websitewith your order information. This will ensure that Sicce has your info on file and can help you as quickly as possible.
This process is quite easy, and should take no more than 3-5 minutes. No personal info is shared with Sicce besides a Name and Email.
Let them know what the story is, and they will walk you through the process of receiving a repaired or replaced pump. Usually this includes shipping to Sicce US's location in Coconut Creek FL, have them inspect, and decide if a repair or replacement suits the issue best (in our experience, it's usually a replacement).
If you need help claiming warranty, feel free to let us know and we can reach out to a few of our friends over at Sicce to assist.
Have any further questions that aren't answered here? We'd love to hear from you, and learn how we can help you be as successful as possible in this wonderful hobby.
You can call in to 727-214-7750 to speak with Tyler from our team to determine how to create your Ideal Aquarium Build.
Also feel free to reach out to us email@example.com we will aim to respond back within the nextfew hours.