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So with almost 35 WP25s and WP40s ordered through the GB I was curious to know how everyone was going to add theirs to their own existing setups. I bought two WP25s with plans to run one with my mp10, or to sell my mp10 and run two WP25s on my 40 gallon.. I haven't been satisfied with the performance of the single mp10: Its loud and noisy when on high. I've been thinking about adding another mp10 for a while to reduce the load, but decided to give the Jaebo a try. I'm looking forward to it. After watching all these demo videos it seems like these are some really powerful powerheads!! What's everyone else plan to do?

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Stephen, I am buying 2 of each (wp40/wp25) so I can mix and match until I find the right combo for my 180g. Plan A is to put a wp40 on each end in "Else" mode and a wp25 on the back wall in "Else" mode to get a good irregular flow all over the tank. I do not want the wave action but do want the random flow to move ditritus and sway my corals around. If Plan A doesn't work, I will go into experiment mode and find what does... What I don't use, I will either keep as spares or sell...

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That's a big tank. I'm really interested in seeing how it works out. I wonder if using all four would be too much. How many gph are you trying to achieve? How did you find out about the different modes?

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Editor's Review - Ryan McDonnell, March 2013

All The Bang For Less Of Your Buck

Testing the Jebao WP-40 against a Vortech MP-40, I found that the Jebao actually ran more silently than its counterpart while maintaining a very similar flow stream. In addition, the Jebao's magnet mount comes complete with a fixing bracket similar to that found on the Tunze TURBELLE series, which allows full 360 degree rotation for exact placement. This is something that Vortech sacrificed for the slimline, aesthetically pleasing appearance of its MP powerheads.

The night sensor is another nice inclusion on the WP-40, automatically detecting when your tank lights go out and knocking the pump into a slower, 'Night' mode. It should be noted however that the sensor is intended for use with low output lighting and can be damaged by the systems likely to be found on a reef tank. As such, the sensor isn't covered warranty if you opt to use it with high output lighting.

Even with this very minor downside however, when you compare the features of the Jebao WP-40 against what is similarly available on the market, along with the price, you get a high-end piece of aquarium equipment at a fee you'd expect to pay for a budget brand.

If you're torn between whether or not you should try it, at the price they're asking, it is a risk-free, no-brainer of an investment.

DC Opeation Mode from W1 to W3 have a sound to operation frequency change. Sound like Vortech Reef Stream Mode.


  • Easy installation and maintenance.
  • 360 degree rotation on a magnetic bracket
  • 6 different operating modes, including variable pulse modes for wave generation and a Reef Stream mode that generates a random flow pattern similar to that found on a natural reef
  • Night sensor - automatically detects when tank lights go out and slows the pump.
  • One-touch feed mode - slows pump for a period of 10 minutes.
  • High performance, powerful, water flow combined with low energy consumption.
  • Ceramic shaft for long life and durability
  • Intelligent control system to generate various wave patterns to suit your tank.
  • Extra-long cable for ease and comfort of placement, even on larger tanks.
  • Low voltage, safe, reliable power supply. • Suitable for freshwater and saltwater.

Jebo Modes

Press the 'MODE' button to cycle through the selection of functions.

H: High, constant, non-variable flow (13,000 LPH)

L: Low, constant, non-variable flow at a third of the speed (4,300 LPH)

W1: Short pulses which, when timed correctly will create a back and forth motion and form a gentle standing wave in your tank. Adjust the controller to change the speed of the pulses and vary the size of the wave according to your tank.

W2 & W3: Pump gradually speeds up and slows down incrementally to create a varied flow pattern. Adjustable to form the wave best suited to your tank.

Else: Reef Stream Mode, a mixed, changing pattern that creates a random flow cycle similar to what you would find in a natural reef.

Feed: Press the 'FEED' button once, the blue '10min' light will illuminate indicating that the pump has been stopped for 10 minutes. When the time has elapsed, the light will go off and the pump will be turned back on. Alternatively, press the 'FEED' button again to start the pump.

Lock: To prevent changes from inadvertently occurring by accidentally knocking the adjustable control knob, press and hold the 'FEED' button for 5 seconds. The red 'LOCK' light will illuminate and the control knob will no longer function. Press and hold the 'LOCK' light for a further 5 seconds to disable this feature.

*Night: When the two-pinned sensor is inserted into the two small plugs on the left-hand side of the control box, Night mode will function automatically. The sensor detects when the tank lights go out and slows the pump to half speed. The 'Sensor' light will illuminate when Night mode is in operation. To disable the Night mode function, remove the sensor from the control box.

* Night mode is a new feature intended for use with low output lighting. The sensor can become damaged when used with high output VHO, HQI and LED lighting systems. Customers use the sensor with high output lighting at their own risk. The sensor is not covered by the manufacturer's warranty if used with high output lighting.


  • Power - 110V to 240V 50/60Hz
  • Wattage - 12W to 40W depending on the mode
  • Size - 12cm x 9.4cm
  • EU/UK/AU/US plug supplied as required
  • Power cable - 160cm long (extendable) from power source to control box
  • Pump control cable - 160cm long, from control box to pump (320cm combined cable length)
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  • 1 month later...

I have installed both my wp40's at opposite ends of my 180g in "Else" mode on highest speed with slightly different frequency so they are not insync with their on/off pattern. They are definitely NOT too much flow for my 180g (6' x 2' x 2'). I am going to add 1 of the wp25's to the back wall at about a 45 degree angle and see what that adds. If I need too, I have a second wp25 I can add as well. I am not trying to get a wave, just random flow throughout the tank... So far I really like them! A great purchase for the price!

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After playing around some with the different settings and adding and moving pumps around, I have it set for 24 hours to see if I like it. My anemones and Neon Green Leathers aren't sure yet, as they have retracted and semi hiding... My LPS, Zoas/Palys and GSP seem to enjoy it. I wonder if any of my anemones will go walking to find a place they like differently now; actually 1 small RBTA has already started his journey.

I have both wp40s on opposite ends aimed at each other, tilted slightly upward. I have both wp25s on the back wall opposite ends pointed at a 45 degree angle towards the middle of the tank (front glass) and slightly downwards. All are in W1 and S1. I have dialed 1 wp40 all the up and the other all the way down, for frequency, so they are not in sync; to reduce the wave height. I have done the same to the wp25s but opposite of the wp40s... I have a choppy 1" wave randomly going across the top of the tank and the corals have a slight sway back and forth to them... So far I think I like this motion but want to see how the corals react over the next day or so. The only bad thing is, this means my daughters Bio29 isn't getting a wp25 in it... I definitely hear an on/off mechanical hum from the pumps, I am hoping this goes away some as they break in over the next week. When they were in Else mode, this hum wasn't as distinguishable. I am not using the Night Sensor on any of them yet.

I think my next adjustments will be the angles of the pumps to see what different flow patterns I can generate as I try to make sure there aren't any dead spots with the current. There is definitely current top to bottom and end to end though... And I like it!

PS: these replace 2 Koralia 8s that were on the opposite ends of the tank pointed towards each other...

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  • 2 weeks later...

My wp25 seems to be too large for my tank.. The only way I can see it working is if I redo my rockwork to move the powerhead deeper. Does anyone know how I can reduce or limit the power to the device itself? I'm thinking if I just lower the power going in I can play with the modes a little better and keep the water level from going over the glass.

It sure is a sweet pump though. Must be fun being able to turn em up wide open :)

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