Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Current USA Aquarium Water Pump Accessories

1. Current USA 1682 Loop IC Controller

User Ratings: 64 18

Current USA 1682 First Impressions

"Exactly as described."

Love it, I have used it here and there for filling up my tanks easier. It replaced a Quiet1One 9000 pump which was nothing but trouble since I installed it. Would have loved it if the new black colored hose was available at the time. Not having a free flow intake is what burns electric pump motors out. Everything is still clear 4 days later. This new whisper quiet Eheim 1000 pump has solved all my water quality problems. It tasted delicious and looked great in my glass.

  • Current USA 1682 Loop IC Controller
  • LOOP IC Controller
  • Replacement LOOP IC Controller features a digital LCD display and controls both Orbit IC LED lights and efflux Wave Pumps
  • Controller includes an 12" cable with a microbus plug that will plug into any Orbit IC LED manifold HUB.
  • An infrared IR sensor on the front receives commands wirelessly via any Orbit IC LED remote control (remote controller not included).
  • Manufacture: Current USA
  • Product Dimensions: 3.5 x 3.5 x 0.5 inches; 1.6 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Current USA 1682
  • Quality [star rating='3.2']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.1']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.2']

Current USA 1682 Final Thoughts

"Good reliable product."

Water filter I carry to purify backcountry water when I'm backpacking. I had to harness the power of the Sun and dunk it into my tank but it worked. I believe I have never had a Marineland product before, and am generally impressed. Until my local shop told me to get Eheims. My loft gets lots of sun, so algae is a constant battle in my 60 gallon. I was happy to find the same barracuda pump at a reasonable price. It was a great relief and manage to order this item at amazon.

Overall Score
4.1

[star rating="4.1"]
(38 Points)

2. Sicce Voyager HP3600 Power Stream Pump

Sicce USA SIC309 First Impressions

"Perfect fit."

If you have a Biocube 29 HQI, this is a great choice at a reasonable price. This UV sterilizer beat my expectations. Pretty much a no brainer there if they offer it. A must for keeping ick at bay and snails and keeps you're water pretty too. I can not say enough about this great product. My old Snapper needed to be cleaned and rebuilt after 6 years of constant use. Replacing my 15 yr old aquarium hoses due to old one hardening.

  • Sicce Voyager HP3600 Power Stream Pump
  • Completely silent
  • Micro fine direction adjustment with locking fasteners
  • Maximum flexibility with 360-degree positioning
  • Ideal current for all corals and aquarium needs
  • Exclusive magnetic supports
  • Manufacture: Sicce Usa
  • Product Dimensions: 7.25 x 4.75 x 4 inches; 2.55 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sicce USA SIC309
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.2']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.4']

Sicce USA SIC309 Final Thoughts

"30 gal tank."

This UV sterilizer beat my expectations. It drives a 5ft fluidized bed filter and CO2 reactor tower. Also, added Value Pack-- Bonded Blue& White Poly Filter Pad Floss 600-square-inches. You could use them for circulation pump or wave maker. I took it out of the package and it was perfect. Fit perfect on my eheim canister 2213. Any tight squeeze and it wants to start a little kink.

Overall Score
5.0

[star rating="5"]
(2 Points)

3. Rio Plus 800 Aqua Pump/Powerhead - 211 Gallons per Hour, 12 Watts

User Ratings: 31 24

Rio plus Rio 800UL First Impressions

"Light indicator well."

The replacement came and it rattled constantly. Eheim has always been a dependable product. I wasn't sure it was even on when I plugged it in. Arrived soon enough, and packaged adequately. Company is very responsive to any questions or concerns. There are all sorts of things you can do and setup's you can apply these pump's too. Anyways, I usually turn it on before i go to bed and off during the day.

  • Rio Plus 800 Aqua Pump/Powerhead - 211 Gallons per Hour, 12 Watts
  • Enhanced motor design
  • Versatile
  • Quiet and cool operation
  • Ceramic shaft and bearings
  • Fully submersible
  • Manufacture: TAAM
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 2.3 x 1.7 inches; 1 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Rio plus Rio 800UL
  • Quality [star rating='4.1']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.9']
  • Affordability [star rating='3']

Rio plus Rio 800UL Final Thoughts

"Love this pump!"

Bak Pak replacement worked great for me. I came home to a bloom explosion and water that looked like kiwi sangria. I came home to a bloom explosion and water that looked like kiwi sangria. Just a quick note about UV sterilizers in general. Work well till the pump itself died. Actually its a no maintenance pump. Love it, I have used it here and there for filling up my tanks easier.

Overall Score
3.2

[star rating="3.2"]
(8 Points)

4. Fluval Ribbed Hosing Bracket for 104-404, 105-405

User Ratings: 75 1

Fluval A20026 First Impressions

"Awesome wavemaker!"

This had turned my tank from a black algae mess to Crystal clear. Only four stars because I cant tell if the uv light is working while it's on. It also couldn't be easier to install. Fit my Eheim Double Tap Quick Release perfectly. Third pic was taken 15 days after the first pic, 5 days after the second. This UV sterilizer beat my expectations. The best price by far from anything i could find online.

  • Fluval Ribbed Hosing Bracket for 104-404, 105-405
  • Replacement Hosing Bracket for Fluval 104-404 and 105-405 Series
  • Easy to replace
  • Helps your filter run smoothly
  • Country Of Origin: Italy
  • Manufacture: Fluval
  • Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 6 x 10 inches; 1.92 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Fluval A20026
  • Quality [star rating='4.9']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.2']

Fluval A20026 Final Thoughts

"Works great."

I have the Eheim 3000 also and both pumps are well worth the money! I have a 150 gallon aquarium with two Pacu's around 14 inches long. I have not found the replacement bulbs available yet. I put it in the aquarium, and took the first pic five minutes later. Anyways, I usually turn it on before i go to bed and off during the day. It was a great relief and manage to order this item at amazon. It's bulky and must be completely submerged so it's hard to miss in my tank.

Overall Score
4.6

[star rating="4.6"]
(124 Points)

5. Extension for Ecotech Marine Vortech MP10/40 QuietDrive Pumps - 10 feet

Generic First Impressions

"Great Pump."

I was skeptical because of the price, but this thing really is a game changer! I have high end pumps by Eheim and Danner for high flow applications. It was a great relief and manage to order this item at amazon. The unit is larger than I expected. The water is clear and fish are healthy. I would defiantly consider getting another. The Aquatop seem and the flow feels more powerful.

  • Extension for Ecotech Marine Vortech MP10/40 QuietDrive Pumps - 10 feet
  • Plug&Play
  • Quick&Easy Install
  • Different Lengths Available
  • Manufacture: AquaLifeStudio
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Generic
  • Quality [star rating='4.4']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

Generic Final Thoughts

"Great pump!"

After two more days of running, I turned it off because of the current. Once I put this filter in I saw results in 2 days and better results by day 5. I was also impressed with the different ways I could use this pump. It tasted delicious and looked great in my glass. It drives a 5ft fluidized bed filter and CO2 reactor tower. Three days later everything was perfectly clear. I bought this to address an algae bloom.

Overall Score
5.0

[star rating="5"]
(1 Points)

6. Hukai Aquarium Pump Duck Bill Flat Nozzle Return Pipe Water Outlet Tube Filter Joint (Black)

Hukai First Impressions

"Great pump."

You need to replace this after cleaning the filter every so often. Everything is still clear 4 days later. Company is very responsive to any questions or concerns. Doing the math, this system should be able to run for almost a year. I have a 29 gallon Oceanic Nanocube and have always had poor water circulation. Anyways, I usually turn it on before i go to bed and off during the day. Highly recommend as substitute tubing for your canister filters.

  • Hukai Aquarium Pump Duck Bill Flat Nozzle Return Pipe Water Outlet Tube Filter Joint (Black)
  • ✿Wide use at Aquarium, fish tank and pump
  • ✿Installed on the outlet of the various types
  • ✿Please measure your need size before purchase
  • ✿Material: Plastic Size: app.14cmx11.5cm/5.51''x4.53''
  • ✿Inner diameter: 20mm Outer diameter: 25mm
  • Manufacture: Hukai
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Hukai
  • Quality [star rating='2.6']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.1']
  • Affordability [star rating='2.8']

Hukai Final Thoughts

"50 gal tank."

I took it out of the package and it was perfect. I turned to Amazon, and sure enough, it was there. I purchased this replacement since my RIO HF8 died just after 3 years. Water filter I carry to purify backcountry water when I'm backpacking. After two more days of running, I turned it off because of the current. There are two pieces of wood among the rocks. Smokes their DNA at the reproductive level making them sterile.

Overall Score
3.0

[star rating="3"]
(1 Points)

7. Laguna Fountain Head Waterbell for PowerJet Pumps, Small

Laguna PT660 First Impressions

"Give my fishes new life!"

Easy to use, but has no instructions, at least mine didn't. The two combined solved my dirty water problem within a few hours! Just a quick note about UV sterilizers in general. I've had it running for almost a week, and it's basically silent. Bought it to replace my stock water pumps for JBJ nanocube 28g. I felt that was way to soon so I refused to purchase another from them. Replacement pump arrived quickly and my tank was up and running like it should.

  • Laguna Fountain Head Waterbell for PowerJet Pumps, Small
  • Reversible argyle raincoat
  • Fits Laguna PowerJet fountain/waterfall pump kit models 100, 200
  • Also fits Laguna PowerJet fountain pump models 250, 500
  • Available in small size
  • Measures 1-1/2-inch length by 3-5/7-inch width by 5-1/5-inch height
  • Manufacture: Laguna
  • Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 3.7 x 5.2 inches; 0.8 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Laguna PT660
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.7']

Laguna PT660 Final Thoughts

"20 gal tank."

My loft gets lots of sun, so algae is a constant battle in my 60 gallon. I regularly test for nitrate, nitrite, total hardness, alkalinity, pH. With the amount of light I get I find it necessary to keep it on. Actually its a no maintenance pump. Eheim is one of the best filters out there. Not a bad option for when you need an adjustment. If you have turtles and want to circulate the air around this is for you!

Overall Score
5.0

[star rating="5"]
(3 Points)

8. Kamoer Automatic Water hydrator ATO One SE

Kamoer First Impressions

"Functions as described."

The clip with prongs to keep the tube in place also doesn't fit and stay in place. The bubbles are noisier than an air-stone. It drives a 5ft fluidized bed filter and CO2 reactor tower. Plugged it in and all was right with this piece of my world. I've had it running for almost a week, and it's basically silent. Closing the shades and a massive water change could not hold it at bay. The two combined solved my dirty water problem within a few hours!

  • Kamoer Automatic Water hydrator ATO One SE
  • Manufacture: Kamoer Fluid Tech (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Kamoer
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

Kamoer Final Thoughts

"Good strong flow."

Also, some of the connecting pieces are a little loose fitting. I bought this to address an algae bloom. Arrived well packaged, brand new in original box, fast delivery via Amazon Prime. Any tight squeeze and it wants to start a little kink. Replacing my 15 yr old aquarium hoses due to old one hardening. Another few days and a surface wipe down and I suspect I'll have crystal clear water. Bought it to replace my stock water pumps for JBJ nanocube 28g.

Overall Score
5.0

[star rating="5"]
(3 Points)

9. Eheim AEH7633500 Motor Cover 2217 for Aquarium Water Pump

Eheim 720686761582 First Impressions

"20 gal tank."

I was happy to find the same barracuda pump at a reasonable price. The water has cleared considerably, but it is still a tiny bit milky. Also, added Value Pack-- Bonded Blue& White Poly Filter Pad Floss 600-square-inches. There are two pieces of wood among the rocks. This is hooked up to work with my sponge filter in my 20High. I have a 150 gallon aquarium with two Pacu's around 14 inches long. The COODIA UV filter is behind the big rose quartz on the left.

  • Eheim AEH7633500 Motor Cover 2217 for Aquarium Water Pump
  • This product is easy to use
  • This product adds a great Value
  • This product is Manufactured in Germany
  • Manufacture: TopDawg Pet Supply
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 inches; 5.6 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Eheim 720686761582
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

Eheim 720686761582 Final Thoughts

"I have 2 Sicce's 3."

Very nice pump for my Phosphate reactor. If you have a Biocube 29 HQI, this is a great choice at a reasonable price. Not noisy, fine bubbles, fair price. Three days later everything was perfectly clear. It was a great relief and manage to order this item at amazon. It also couldn't be easier to install. Thanks for Prompt service and I dig this RIO pump, helps keep my tank nice and clean!

Overall Score
5.0

[star rating="5"]
(8 Points)

10. Laguna Strainer Housing for PowerJet 1000/1500 Pumps

User Ratings: 38

Laguna PT748 First Impressions

"20 gal tank."

A must for keeping ick at bay and snails and keeps you're water pretty too. Eheim has always been a dependable product. I did everything to combat it that I could. Very nice pump for my Phosphate reactor. This filter worked exactly as it should. This UV sterilizer beat my expectations. The unit is larger than I expected.

  • Laguna Strainer Housing for PowerJet 1000/1500 Pumps
  • Reversible argyle raincoat
  • Fits Laguna PowerJet pump models 1000, 1500
  • Skin packed on card
  • Measures 7-inch length by 2-1/2-inch width by 7-inch height
  • Manufacture: Laguna
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 2.5 x 7 inches; 1.6 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Laguna PT748
  • Quality [star rating='4.5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.6']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.4']

Laguna PT748 Final Thoughts

"Complete wall of green."

Replacing my 15 yr old aquarium hoses due to old one hardening. Easy to use, but has no instructions, at least mine didn't. I have the Eheim 3000 also and both pumps are well worth the money! The COODIA UV filter is behind the big rose quartz on the left. Fit my Eheim Double Tap Quick Release perfectly. Plugged it in and all was right with this piece of my world. I was also impressed with the different ways I could use this pump.

Overall Score
4.4

[star rating="4.4"]
(2 Points)

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