Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Exo Terra Aquarium Water Pump Accessories

1. Exo Terra Moss Mat

User Ratings: 72 4

Exo Terra PT2488 First Impressions

"Nice product."

Very well-made product and fits on a filter I am using that is not from this company. Just what I needed to fix my filter and avoid paying 200 bucks for a new one. Until my local shop told me to get Eheims. It tasted delicious and looked great in my glass. Item was exactly as described and what I needed. I removed the old pump from my Protein Skimmer and put this one in place. It was a great relief and manage to order this item at amazon.

  • Exo Terra Moss Mat
  • Provides a natural look to terrarium
  • Hygienic substrate substitute
  • Soft & non-abrasive
  • Absorbent & washable
  • Measures 47.5” x 17.5”
  • Manufacture: Pro-Motion Distributing - Direct
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5 x 4 inches; 6.4 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Exo Terra PT2488
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Exo Terra PT2488 Final Thoughts

"They last a long time."

Smokes their DNA at the reproductive level making them sterile. The replacement came and it rattled constantly. Actually its a no maintenance pump. Has lasted a few years now without any problems. Bought it to replace my stock water pumps for JBJ nanocube 28g. Also, added Value Pack-- Bonded Blue& White Poly Filter Pad Floss 600-square-inches. I came home to a bloom explosion and water that looked like kiwi sangria.

Overall Score
4.4


(248 Points)

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2. Exo Terra PT2729 Terrarium Cover Clip Set, Small

User Ratings: 75 6

Exo Terra PT2729 First Impressions

"Light indicator well."

Also, added Value Pack-- Bonded Blue& White Poly Filter Pad Floss 600-square-inches. I did everything to combat it that I could. Eheim has always been a dependable product. Any tight squeeze and it wants to start a little kink. German reputation for quality still lives on. Plugged it in and all was right with this piece of my world. This is hooked up to work with my sponge filter in my 20High.

  • Exo Terra PT2729 Terrarium Cover Clip Set, Small
  • Screen cover clips suitable for screen terrariums less than 29 gallons
  • Small Exo Terra Screen Cover Clips
  • Helps keep your screen covers secure
  • Manufacture: Pro-Motion Distributing - Direct
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5 x 4 inches; 1.38 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Exo Terra PT2729
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Exo Terra PT2729 Final Thoughts

"It works great."

Fit perfectly and has been working well. Has lasted a few years now without any problems. I came home to a bloom explosion and water that looked like kiwi sangria. I felt that was way to soon so I refused to purchase another from them. I purchased this replacement since my RIO HF8 died just after 3 years. Great pump for CPR BakPak protein skimmer. I had to take it out of the tank and pull off the cover to see if the light was on.

Overall Score
4.4


(153 Points)

3. Exo Terra Exo Terra Turtle Clean Biological Turtle Habitat Cleaner, 120 ml

User Ratings: 60 4

Exo Terra PT1998 First Impressions

"Love this spout."

Not having a free flow intake is what burns electric pump motors out. The COODIA UV filter is behind the big rose quartz on the left. After two more days of running, I turned it off because of the current. Its pump apparentely was too small for the tank. Closing the shades and a massive water change could not hold it at bay. It's bulky and must be completely submerged so it's hard to miss in my tank. It works, it's not too expensive, and I'm happy.

  • Exo Terra Exo Terra Turtle Clean Biological Turtle Habitat Cleaner, 120 ml
  • 100% biological turtle habitat cleaner
  • Reduces and Controls Odors
  • Rapidly Reduces Organic Waste
  • Essential to provide your turtle with clean water conditions
  • Important to use a water conditioner to detoxify tap water
  • Manufacture: Pro-Motion Distributing - Direct
  • Item Weight: 5.3 ounces
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5 x 4 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Exo Terra PT1998
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Exo Terra PT1998 Final Thoughts

"Does the job."

Also, added Value Pack-- Bonded Blue& White Poly Filter Pad Floss 600-square-inches. Eheim has always been a dependable product. I regularly test for nitrate, nitrite, total hardness, alkalinity, pH. The Aquatop seem and the flow feels more powerful. Great pump for CPR BakPak protein skimmer. Sure one would work okay, but two are optimal and your fish will thank you for it. This had turned my tank from a black algae mess to Crystal clear.

Overall Score
4.2


(96 Points)

4. Exo Terra Bio Draining Mesh for Aquarium, Nano

User Ratings: 72

Exo Terra PT3130 First Impressions

"30 gal tank."

I turned to Amazon, and sure enough, it was there. Only other issue I have is how stiff the tubing is. Everything is still clear 4 days later. It's totally silent, runs very cool, and is reliable so far. Sure one would work okay, but two are optimal and your fish will thank you for it. So now we all understand; this thing is legit. Very nice pump for my Phosphate reactor.

  • Exo Terra Bio Draining Mesh for Aquarium, Nano
  • Non-toxic non-decomposable liner
  • Creates a water drainage system
  • Separates the BioDrain Terrarium Draining Substrate from decorative substrates
  • Prevents substrates from contaminating the water
  • Measures 8" x 8"
  • Manufacture: Exo Terra
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 8 x 0.25 inches; 0.71 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Exo Terra PT3130
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Exo Terra PT3130 Final Thoughts

"Does the job."

I was skeptical because of the price, but this thing really is a game changer! Easy to use, but has no instructions, at least mine didn't. Replacement pump arrived quickly and my tank was up and running like it should. If you have turtles and want to circulate the air around this is for you! It's been YEARS and no nasty looking tubing. Just what I needed to fix my filter and avoid paying 200 bucks for a new one. Company is very responsive to any questions or concerns.

Overall Score
4.6


(20 Points)

5. Reef Octopus Aquatrance 2000S Skimmer Pump Replacement Impeller w/Shaft

User Ratings: 44 34

Reef Octopus First Impressions

"They last a long time."

Actually its a no maintenance pump. I made a highball last night with it. It works, but you may want to get some type of adapter to address this. I bought this to address an algae bloom. It's totally silent, runs very cool, and is reliable so far. A must for keeping ick at bay and snails and keeps you're water pretty too. Three days later everything was perfectly clear.

  • Reef Octopus Aquatrance 2000S Skimmer Pump Replacement Impeller w/Shaft
  • Replacement Reef Octopus Aquatrance 2000S Skimmer Pump Impeller w/ Shaft
  • Manufacture: Reef Octopus
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Reef Octopus
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Reef Octopus Final Thoughts

"Exactly as described."

I ordered this Pump and the next day it arrived. I turned to Amazon, and sure enough, it was there. I realy liked the instruction manual and accessories. I wasn't sure it was even on when I plugged it in. Everything is still clear 4 days later. It was a great relief and manage to order this item at amazon. This is hooked up to work with my sponge filter in my 20High.

Overall Score
3.4


(4 Points)

6. Hydor Seltz L45 Pump Replacement Impeller (XP1021)

Hydor First Impressions

"Worked perfectly."

I wasn't sure it was even on when I plugged it in. There are two pieces of wood among the rocks. It's totally silent, runs very cool, and is reliable so far. Replacement pump arrived quickly and my tank was up and running like it should. Everything is still clear 4 days later. You need to replace this after cleaning the filter every so often. Smokes their DNA at the reproductive level making them sterile.

  • Hydor Seltz L45 Pump Replacement Impeller (XP1021)
  • Manufacture: Hydor
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Hydor
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Hydor Final Thoughts

"Great pump."

The bubbles are noisier than an air-stone. If you're settling up any Eheim filter system, use the actual OEM green tubing. It's bulky and must be completely submerged so it's hard to miss in my tank. German reputation for quality still lives on. It also couldn't be easier to install. The unit is silent as far as I can tell, unless you turn the bubbles on. The water is clear and fish are healthy.

Overall Score
5.0


(3 Points)

7. Lifegard Aquatics 2700 PG Water Pump

User Ratings: 84

Lifegard Aquatics 883133 First Impressions

"Make water change easier."

So now we all understand; this thing is legit. Also, added Value Pack-- Bonded Blue& White Poly Filter Pad Floss 600-square-inches. This UV sterilizer beat my expectations. I have a 150 gallon aquarium with two Pacu's around 14 inches long. I have a 29 gallon Oceanic Nanocube and have always had poor water circulation. My aquarium is free of algae and is so clear and pristine. Absolutely love this product works amazing.

  • Lifegard Aquatics 2700 PG Water Pump
  • Wet or dry Installation
  • Extremely low energy consumption
  • Pre-filter screen handles large particles for less maintenance
  • Oil free design
  • Convenient handle design and body rotates for ease of plumbing
  • Manufacture: Lifegard Aquatics (L&G)
  • Item Weight: 5.7 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 4.75 x 5 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Lifegard Aquatics 883133
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Lifegard Aquatics 883133 Final Thoughts

"Give my fishes new life!"

The flow rate is great for my 20 gallon. Replacement pump arrived quickly and my tank was up and running like it should. Everything is still clear 4 days later. This new whisper quiet Eheim 1000 pump has solved all my water quality problems. I had to take it out of the tank and pull off the cover to see if the light was on. Once I put this filter in I saw results in 2 days and better results by day 5. Best thing I've gotten for my tank in the year we’ve been fighting the algae issue.

Overall Score
4.8


(18 Points)

8. Lifegard Aquatics 4500 PG Water Pump

User Ratings: 86

Lifegard Aquatics 883134 First Impressions

"Awesome device."

The Seller quickly replaced the Venturi pump for me. Bak Pak replacement worked great for me. This filter worked exactly as it should. I regularly test for nitrate, nitrite, total hardness, alkalinity, pH. It's been YEARS and no nasty looking tubing. I have a 150 gallon aquarium with two Pacu's around 14 inches long. I was skeptical because of the price, but this thing really is a game changer!

  • Lifegard Aquatics 4500 PG Water Pump
  • Wet or dry Installation
  • Extremely low energy consumption
  • Pre-filter screen handles large particles for less maintenance
  • Oil free design
  • Convenient handle design and body rotates for ease of plumbing
  • Manufacture: Lifegard Aquatics (L&G)
  • Item Weight: 8.1 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 5.75 x 6 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Lifegard Aquatics 883134
  • Quality
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Lifegard Aquatics 883134 Final Thoughts

"Perfect fit."

Fit perfect on my eheim canister 2213. I have the Eheim 3000 also and both pumps are well worth the money! I removed the old pump from my Protein Skimmer and put this one in place. Adjusted flow output by half and my aquarium is now crystal clear. This filter worked exactly as it should. Freesea filter saved my fish aquarium. I had to take it out of the tank and pull off the cover to see if the light was on.

Overall Score
4.9


(8 Points)

9. Eheim AEH4005943 Tubing 594 for Aquarium Water Pump, 10-Feet

User Ratings: 78 5

Eheim 207110 First Impressions

"Check it out below."

Fit perfectly and has been working well. I figured it must have been left over from manufacturing or it had broken in transit. One the first few days the water was so cloudy I couldn't see the U. Brand new out of the box and a great price. Then there seemed to be an algal bloom. I have the Eheim 3000 also and both pumps are well worth the money! You could use them for circulation pump or wave maker.

  • Eheim AEH4005943 Tubing 594 for Aquarium Water Pump, 10-Feet
  • Pre-cut 16/22mm plastic hosing for Eheim 2217/2260/2226/2228/2326/2328/2227/2229/2327/2329/2026/2028/2126/2128/2071/2073/2075/2080/2180/2074/2076/2078. Phenol and zinc free. 9.8 ft (3m)
  • Orders for more than 1 meter would come as one continuous length
  • Comes in an attractive green color
  • Country Of Origin: Germany
  • Manufacture: TopDawg Pet Supply
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 inches; 1 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Eheim 207110
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Eheim 207110 Final Thoughts

"Saved me a bundle!"

I would've spent more on just an air pump and stone than I did for this. The flow rate is perfect, and they fit well inside my cubes sump. If you have turtles and want to circulate the air around this is for you! The COODIA UV filter is behind the big rose quartz on the left. I tried weekly 40% water changes, API Clear, and the algae just got worse. The water is clearer than I've ever seen it. Anyways, I usually turn it on before i go to bed and off during the day.

Overall Score
4.5


(63 Points)

10. Atman Ph2000 Skimmer Pump with Needle Wheel Impeller Sca-302

User Ratings: 56 13

SC Aquariums First Impressions

"Thanks again!"

Absolutely love this product works amazing. I believe I have never had a Marineland product before, and am generally impressed. Not noisy, fine bubbles, fair price. Second pic was taken 10 days later. The most impressive thing about this pump is how quiet it is! Very nice pump for my Phosphate reactor. Closing the shades and a massive water change could not hold it at bay.

  • Atman Ph2000 Skimmer Pump with Needle Wheel Impeller Sca-302
  • Atman PH2000 Skimmer Pump With needle wheel impeller produce micro bubble
  • AC 110-120V 60Hz 41 Watt Designed for USA and Canada use only
  • 2400 LPH or 700 GPH (water flow is different when used as skimmer pump)
  • Ideal Replacement pump for most skimmers available in the market now
  • Replacement pump for SC Aquariums SCA-302 180 gallon skimmer
  • Manufacture: Atman
  • Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 5.7 x 5.4 inches; 2.75 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SC Aquariums
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SC Aquariums Final Thoughts

"Awesome wavemaker!"

It also couldn't be easier to install. Freesea filter saved my fish aquarium. Its pump apparentely was too small for the tank. My loft gets lots of sun, so algae is a constant battle in my 60 gallon. Doing the math, this system should be able to run for almost a year. It's been YEARS and no nasty looking tubing. There are two pieces of wood among the rocks.

Overall Score
4.0


(34 Points)

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