Coral Box DCA3,000 (800gph) Apex Ready

(4 customer reviews)


The Coral Box DCA pumps are an improvement on the original DC series, they have improved power management, control, and build quality.

12 in stock

SKU: 3X-KVG9-W7C0 Category:


The CoralBox DCA return pumps are an energy efficient and controllable solution for aquarium return pumps. They run on DC voltage and can be adjusted using the included controller to run as low as 10% power. There are 10 different output settings, which means you can adjust the pump to work with your tank- No valves required!  The controller also has a built in feed mode and automatically ramps up to its programmed output when turning back on to eliminate splashing.

The DCA3,000 return pump has an output of 100-800gph and consumes 20watts from the wall at full power. The body of the pump including the input/output measures 5.25″ x 3.125″ x 4.25″ (LWH) and 6.25″ L with the intake grille. This pump has a 3/4″ and 1″ barb output for vinyl tubing and a 1″ threaded Male output and slip metric input.

The New DCA Series includes a built in float switch for automatic shutoff in the case of an overflow. It also has 3 feed times built in, you can select 10, 30, or 50 minute feed times.

Every DCA pump can be controlled via a Neptune Apex VDM 0-10v port. You can purchase the necessary cable for VDM controller here.

All pumps ordered with us carry a full 12 Month USA warranty, right out of our warehouse in Wakefield, RI!



Additional information

Weight 3.2 lbs
Dimensions 7.5 × 6.75 × 5.125 in

4 reviews for Coral Box DCA3,000 (800gph) Apex Ready

  1. Anthony Ferrelli (verified owner)

    Seams to be working well. Its my first DC return pump so still playing around with it but very happy so far.

  2. Anonymous (verified owner)

    haven’t use yet but I sure I will be happy with it.

  3. Tim F. (verified owner)

    It’s been running a bit and I like it. Quiet, strong and I like the functions.

  4. Dillon Nipp (verified owner)

    I’ve been happy with it. Switched from a canister to a diy sump on my freshwater setup and it’s just as quiet, even with it hardlined into a bulkhead on the sump. I’m getting around 350 to 400gph on the 3-4 power setting through all of my media and after the vertical head, which is what my goal was. Used 1” all the way to keep the pressure down/not blow my plants around but still move a lot of water. This is my first dc pump so I don’t have anything to compare it to but probably won’t ever need to. I’d just get a bigger one in the future.

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