A Look at Royal Exclusiv’s new Eco Red Dragon 5 DC Pump



The Red Dragon Eco 5 is a brand new pump model from Royal Exclusiv that is about to hit the US market in October of this year.  Early birds will receive a discounted pre-order price that is now being accepted by authorized US dealers (keep reading to learn more).

Red Dragon Eco 5 Overview –

The Eco 5 has a maximum flow rate of 1057 GPH (4000 LPH) while only consuming 25 watts of power.  At slower speeds the pump will consume even less wattage and Royal Exclusiv has provided flow curves using 25 watts, 15 watts and 10 watts of power as seen by clicking the graphs below.  Like all of the saltwater Red Dragon pumps, the Eco 5 features titanium screws that will not easily corrode in saltwater.  The pump can be used as submersible in a typical sump application or as an externally plumbed pump.  Like the RD3 Speedy models, we expect the RD5 to come equipped with imperial fittings (US) and metric fitting.  The controller box is noticeably smaller and less industrial in appearance than the RD3 pump models.

Red Dragon ® 5 ECO pump 25 watt / 4.0m³ / 24V Technical data

  • 25 Watt / h 8.2 feet (2.5 meters) High
  • speed control unit Brushless DC (DC) pump
  • power consumption and speed displayed on controller box
  • Suction/Intake side 1.25″ (32 mm)  Pressure/Output side 1″ (25 mm)
  • Operating voltage: 100-240 Volt 50-60Hz  (24V technology)
  • Protection class Pump: IP 68 Control unit: IP 66
  • Weight Pump without Power supply / controller: 1.0 kg
  • Height of suction side: center 60 mm
  • Pump Dimensions: 3.94″ (100 mm) wide, 6.69″ (170 mm) long, 6.1″ (155 mm) high
  • Control unit Dimensions: 1.18″ (30 mm) wide, 3.74″ (95 mm) long, 4.13″ (105 mm) high


  • sea water resistant M5 grade2 titanium screws
  • seawater-resistant parabolic rubber feet for acoustic decoupling
  • extremely quiet Brushless DC pump with external power electronics
  • High efficiency technology, SineWave for extreme running
  • Suction and pressure side complete DIN screw connection, compact design
  • easy handling and maintenance, low risk of calcification
  • massive design against vibrations and interference vibrations
  • CE compliant developed and built
  • Mean Well Power Supply
  • high-quality touchscreen display with many extra functions
    (dry-running protection, protection against overheating, overvoltage, blockages, etc.)
  • 10V connection / control by 3.5mm jack plug

Recommendation: Suitable for this pump a slit pipe as suction protection! COMING!

Pre-Orders are available now at a discounted price (about 8%) and orders for the RD5 are now being accepted at Aquarium Specialty (our retail company) for $424.35 and Royal Exclusiv in Germany for 369.00 EUR.  We also expect Premium Aquatics and Royal Exclusiv USA to have these available for pre-order in the near future.


About Author

Scott Groseclose is the owner of AquaNerd, Aquarium Specialty, Aqua Specialty Wholesale, BioTek Marine, & The Carolina Reef Experience. He has a degree in Biology from St. Andrews University and he has been a passionate reef keeper since 1988.