The RD3 4500 is the first new water pump from Royal Exclusiv’s new line of Red Dragon Three pumps that will be coming to market after a year and a half of development. Many of the pumps in the RD3 series look like refined versions of the RD2 Classic which we first spotted at InterZoo in Germany last year.The Red Dragon Three 4500 is a fixed speed model that uses all titanium parts and bearings, it is completely made in Germany and it’s 32 decibel noise output is among one of the most silent high capacity water pump ever made for aquariums.
The RD3 4500 pushes up to 1350 gallons (5150 liters) per hour with no pressure and still outputs just under 1000 gallons per hour at 5 feet of head pressure but the nominal rating is for 4500 liters per hour at one meter. For all that flow the RD3 4500 consumes just 50 watts of power and it can be run inline or submerged. The RD3 4500 essentially replaces the RD1 4500 and it is expected to become available in a 120 Volt 60 Hz version beginning July 1st. The European intro pricing of the RD3 4500 will be 425 Euros (~$600) and we expect similar pricing for the US market.