Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Freshwater Aquarium Water Pump Accessories

1. COODIA Internal Green Water Killer Filter Aquarium Tank U-V Light Pump

User Ratings: 68 10

COODIA First Impressions

"Absolutely!"

They like lining up and swimming against it. I bought this to address an algae bloom. It's totally silent, runs very cool, and is reliable so far. Everything is still clear 4 days later. After two more days of running, I turned it off because of the current. I came home to a bloom explosion and water that looked like kiwi sangria. I had to harness the power of the Sun and dunk it into my tank but it worked.

  • COODIA Internal Green Water Killer Filter Aquarium Tank U-V Light Pump
  • Turns green water to clear in 3 to 7 days by killing the floating a-lgae
  • Suitable for Saltwater and Freshwater
  • Clean up to 75 gallons tank
  • Built in 5 watt water pump
  • 5 Watt U-V bulb included
  • Manufacture: COODIA
  • Editor's Impressions Of The COODIA
  • Quality [star rating='4.9']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.6']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

COODIA Final Thoughts

"No complaints."

I believe I have never had a Marineland product before, and am generally impressed. I was skeptical because of the price, but this thing really is a game changer! You need to replace this after cleaning the filter every so often. The best price by far from anything i could find online. If you have a Biocube 29 HQI, this is a great choice at a reasonable price. Highly recommend as substitute tubing for your canister filters. It tasted delicious and looked great in my glass.

Overall Score
4.3

[star rating="4.3"]
(1856 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Freshwater Aquarium Water Pump Accessories

2. Sicce Voyager Stream Pump - Freshwater and Saltwater Application, for submerged use

User Ratings: 79 4

Sicce SIC115 First Impressions

"Still happy."

I have a 150 gallon aquarium with two Pacu's around 14 inches long. Best thing I've gotten for my tank in the year we’ve been fighting the algae issue. I made a highball last night with it. It's totally silent, runs very cool, and is reliable so far. Anyways, I usually turn it on before i go to bed and off during the day. My loft gets lots of sun, so algae is a constant battle in my 60 gallon. The Seller quickly replaced the Venturi pump for me.

  • Sicce Voyager Stream Pump - Freshwater and Saltwater Application, for submerged use
  • UL,CE and ETL listed
  • Fresh or salt water use
  • 800gph
  • For tanks to 100 gallons
  • 7-Watts
  • UL,CE and ETL listed
  • Fresh or salt water use
  • Manufacture: Sicce Usa
  • Product Dimensions: 7.75 x 4.75 x 4 inches; 2 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sicce SIC115
  • Quality [star rating='4.6']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.4']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

Sicce SIC115 Final Thoughts

"30 gal tank."

I have high end pumps by Eheim and Danner for high flow applications. Brand new out of the box and a great price. Easy to use, but has no instructions, at least mine didn't. I put it in the aquarium, and took the first pic five minutes later. I had to take it out of the tank and pull off the cover to see if the light was on. Its pump apparentely was too small for the tank. I believe I have never had a Marineland product before, and am generally impressed.

Overall Score
4.6

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

3. Maxmoral 2pcs M16 Water Level Sensor Flow Inductance Water Pump Controller DC 110V Side Mount Horizo...

User Ratings: 60 16

Maxmoral First Impressions

"Great Pump."

Also, added Value Pack-- Bonded Blue& White Poly Filter Pad Floss 600-square-inches. The Aquatop seem and the flow feels more powerful. I removed the old pump from my Protein Skimmer and put this one in place. Second pic was taken 10 days later. Once I put this filter in I saw results in 2 days and better results by day 5. I tried weekly 40% water changes, API Clear, and the algae just got worse. Pretty much a no brainer there if they offer it.

  • Maxmoral 2pcs M16 Water Level Sensor Flow Inductance Water Pump Controller DC 110V Side Mount Horizontal Liquid Float Switch for Aquariums Fish Tank Hydroponics Pool
  • Type: 2PCS M16 Water Level Sensor, Switching voltage (Max): 110V DC; Switching current (Max): 0.5A.
  • Float level switch is a kind of liquid level control device with simple structure, no external power supply, no complicated circuit, convenient to use. Has the advantage of smaller size and longer service life than mechanical switch.
  • Mainly used to sense the liquid level in a tank to turn on/off a pump, an indicator , an alarm or other device.
  • 2 Way optional to install as normally closed/open switch according to your needs.
  • Suitable for hydroponics, saltwater , freshwater , gardening, aquariums for power control, pet bowls, fish tanks, filtration, heating etc.
  • Manufacture: Maxmoral
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Maxmoral
  • Quality [star rating='4.8']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.5']
  • Affordability [star rating='3']

Maxmoral Final Thoughts

"The water is gorgeous."

I was happy to find the same barracuda pump at a reasonable price. I ordered this Pump and the next day it arrived. Until my local shop told me to get Eheims. Its pump apparentely was too small for the tank. There are two pieces of wood among the rocks. This had turned my tank from a black algae mess to Crystal clear. Also, added Value Pack-- Bonded Blue& White Poly Filter Pad Floss 600-square-inches.

Overall Score
4.0

[star rating="4"]
(39 Points)

4. Koller Products Tom Aquarium Power Head 40

User Ratings: 30 10

Koller Products TM1080 First Impressions

"Functions as described."

Until my local shop told me to get Eheims. Adjusted flow output by half and my aquarium is now crystal clear. Also, some of the connecting pieces are a little loose fitting. It replaced a Quiet1One 9000 pump which was nothing but trouble since I installed it. It was a great relief and manage to order this item at amazon. The unit is larger than I expected. Fit my Eheim Double Tap Quick Release perfectly.

  • Koller Products Tom Aquarium Power Head 40
  • Promotes beneficial gas exchange, agitating agitating water surface while aerating aquarium water
  • Flow rate of 40 gallons per hour (GPH)
  • For both freshwater and saltwater applications
  • Manufacture: Tom (Tominaga/Oscar)
  • Product Dimensions: 3 x 3.5 x 7 inches; 8 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Koller Products TM1080
  • Quality [star rating='4.3']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.4']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.2']

Koller Products TM1080 Final Thoughts

"Great pump."

Company is very responsive to any questions or concerns. I felt that was way to soon so I refused to purchase another from them. A must for keeping ick at bay and snails and keeps you're water pretty too. I believe I have never had a Marineland product before, and am generally impressed. I believe I have never had a Marineland product before, and am generally impressed. I wasn't sure it was even on when I plugged it in. Then there seemed to be an algal bloom.

Overall Score
3.5

[star rating="3.5"]
(9 Points)

Honorable Mentions - More Top Selling Freshwater Aquarium Water Pump Accessories

5. JEBO AP3200 Aquarium Water Pump, 395GPH

JEBO AP3200 First Impressions

"Did the job perfectly."

Great pump for CPR BakPak protein skimmer. Third pic was taken 15 days after the first pic, 5 days after the second. I bought this to address an algae bloom. Plugged it in and all was right with this piece of my world. After two more days of running, I turned it off because of the current. The best price by far from anything i could find online. There are all sorts of things you can do and setup's you can apply these pump's too.

  • JEBO AP3200 Aquarium Water Pump, 395GPH
  • Flow rate: 395 GPH
  • Powerful, quiet and reliable
  • For both freshwater and saltwater
  • Submersible
  • 120V/60Hz : UL Approved
  • Manufacture: Tin Tin Trading Inc.
  • Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 4.5 x 5.25 inches; 2.15 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The JEBO AP3200
  • Quality [star rating='4.8']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.7']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

JEBO AP3200 Final Thoughts

"Oh, and one more thing."

I purchased this replacement since my RIO HF8 died just after 3 years. Not noisy, fine bubbles, fair price. I ordered this Pump and the next day it arrived. I have a 150 gallon aquarium with two Pacu's around 14 inches long. If you have a Biocube 29 HQI, this is a great choice at a reasonable price. I had to take it out of the tank and pull off the cover to see if the light was on. It's not very loud, but not silent either.

Overall Score
5.0

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

6. Rio Plus 400 Aqua Pump/Powerhead - 144 Gallons per Hour, 6.5 Watts UL listed

Rio plus Rio 400UL First Impressions

"This pump works great."

General and super ich cures seemed to only kill my wallet and change water color. The water has cleared considerably, but it is still a tiny bit milky. Anyways, I usually turn it on before i go to bed and off during the day. Easy to use, but has no instructions, at least mine didn't. The replacement came and it rattled constantly. I figured it must have been left over from manufacturing or it had broken in transit. I can not say enough about this great product.

  • Rio Plus 400 Aqua Pump/Powerhead - 144 Gallons per Hour, 6.5 Watts UL listed
  • 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 400UL
  • Quality [star rating='4.5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.5']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

Rio plus Rio 400UL Final Thoughts

"Eheim is a great company!"

Replacement pump arrived quickly and my tank was up and running like it should. Replacing my 15 yr old aquarium hoses due to old one hardening. I realy liked the instruction manual and accessories. It's bulky and must be completely submerged so it's hard to miss in my tank. 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. It also couldn't be easier to install.

Overall Score
5.0

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

7. UEETEK 2M Oxygen Tube Aquarium Fish Tank Hose with 2 pcs Bubble Release Air Stones and 2 pcs Air Val...

UEETEK First Impressions

"20 gal tank."

Not noisy, fine bubbles, fair price. Company is very responsive to any questions or concerns. Has lasted a few years now without any problems. I wasn't sure it was even on when I plugged it in. Has lasted a few years now without any problems. Fit perfect on my eheim canister 2213. This causes it to rattle and stop turning altogether.

  • UEETEK 2M Oxygen Tube Aquarium Fish Tank Hose with 2 pcs Bubble Release Air Stones and 2 pcs Air Valves for Aquariums Air Pump
  • This hose is manufactured with premium material for oxygen transportation in both aquarium and fish tank. It is up to 2 metres and very flexible, preventing kinking. With 2 pcs bubble release air stones and 2 pcs air valves, it fits most air pumps and accessories in aquarium and other places.
  • Non-toxic, odorless.
  • No deformation and discoloration.
  • Do no harm to both fish and other living things.
  • Great for both fresh and salt water environments.
  • Manufacture: UEETEK
  • Product Dimensions: 78.74 x 0.39 x 0.39 inches; 1.34 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The UEETEK
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.9']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

UEETEK Final Thoughts

"Did the job perfectly."

Replacement pump arrived quickly and my tank was up and running like it should. Any tight squeeze and it wants to start a little kink. It's not very loud, but not silent either. Tubing worked out great with use on my Fluval 206. The black and white pic is the tight shot to show the setup. I realy liked the instruction manual and accessories. They are some of the quietest pumps on the market!

Overall Score
5.0

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

8. Bulkhead Fitting 2” Thread x Thread - 8/Pack – Aquarium – Heavy Duty - Premium Bulkheads – M...

User Ratings: 49 51

Precision Marine First Impressions

"It stalled 3 days ago."

Smokes their DNA at the reproductive level making them sterile. The pump is quiet and energy efficeint. I had to replace my aquarium pump recently after five years of service. If you're settling up any Eheim filter system, use the actual OEM green tubing. Fit perfectly and has been working well. My old Snapper needed to be cleaned and rebuilt after 6 years of constant use. The black and white pic is the tight shot to show the setup.

  • Bulkhead Fitting 2” Thread x Thread - 8/Pack – Aquarium – Heavy Duty - Premium Bulkheads – Made in The USA
  • ✔︎ THICKER CONSTRUCTION: Our bulkhead fittings are thicker than standard schedule 40 PVC fittings. This makes the bulkhead fitting heavy-duty and more durable than standard schedule 40 fittings. This also sets us apart from many competitors and allows our fittings to be used where lower quality fittings, especially those manufactured overseas, would crack or break. WE SHIP FAST AND FREE via PRIORITY MAIL or UPS. SHIPS SAME DAY IF ORDERED BY 2PM CST.
  • ✔︎ QUALITY GASKETS: All of our bulkhead fittings use high-quality, UV- stabilized, EPDM gaskets. The significance of this is that the gasket is treated to resist wear and weathering if exposed to the outside elements. Our bulkhead gaskets use a softer material giving the fitting a better grip on the mating surfaces for a reliable seal.
  • ✔︎ TAPERED ENDS: All of our bulkhead fittings have tapered ends. This taper allows our bulkhead fittings to accommodate any brand of pipe used as they can be slightly different. Tapered ends are used on all Domestic Nominal PVC pipe fittings sizes. Most imported bulkhead fittings do NOT adhere to this standard.
  • ✔︎ QUALITY CONTROL: All of our bulkheads are Made in America. The ability to oversee the manufacturing processes produces a higher quality product. Many other bulkhead distributors have their products manufactured overseas, making quality control - uncontrollable.
  • ✔︎ CUSTOMER SERVICE - Precision Marine has been serving the wholesale trade since 1997 and are always available should you have any questions. WE SHIP FAST AND FREE via PRIORITY MAIL or UPS. SHIPS SAME DAY IF ORDERED BY 2PM CST. Questions? Send us a message
  • Manufacture: Precision Marine Systems, Inc.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Precision Marine
  • Quality [star rating='2.9']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.1']
  • Affordability [star rating='2.5']

Precision Marine Final Thoughts

"These being 1600 GPH."

The water has cleared considerably, but it is still a tiny bit milky. Bought it to replace my stock water pumps for JBJ nanocube 28g. I have a 29 gallon Oceanic Nanocube and have always had poor water circulation. Best thing I've gotten for my tank in the year we’ve been fighting the algae issue. Also, added Value Pack-- Bonded Blue& White Poly Filter Pad Floss 600-square-inches. I removed the old pump from my Protein Skimmer and put this one in place. I took it out of the package and it was perfect.

Overall Score
3.0

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

9. Lifegard Aquatics 6600 PG Water Pump

User Ratings: 82

Lifegard Aquatics R800004 First Impressions

"The pump fired right up."

The Seller quickly replaced the Venturi pump for me. So now we all understand; this thing is legit. I turned to Amazon, and sure enough, it was there. This had turned my tank from a black algae mess to Crystal clear. The most impressive thing about this pump is how quiet it is! It's not very loud, but not silent either. Eheim has always been a dependable product.

  • Lifegard Aquatics 6600 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: 9.5 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 5.75 x 6 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Lifegard Aquatics R800004
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.1']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

Lifegard Aquatics R800004 Final Thoughts

"That said."

Absolutely love this product works amazing. It's bulky and must be completely submerged so it's hard to miss in my tank. The pump is quiet and energy efficeint. Everything is still clear 4 days later. Also, added Value Pack-- Bonded Blue& White Poly Filter Pad Floss 600-square-inches. So now we all understand; this thing is legit. Arrived soon enough, and packaged adequately.

Overall Score
4.8

[star rating="4.8"]
(15 Points)

10. uxcell Gray Clear Check Valve Air Stone Airflow Splitter Aquarium Accessories 14 in 1

uxcell a17060500ux2064 First Impressions

"Nice product."

I would defiantly consider getting another. If you have a Biocube 29 HQI, this is a great choice at a reasonable price. This new whisper quiet Eheim 1000 pump has solved all my water quality problems. This had turned my tank from a black algae mess to Crystal clear. You need to replace this after cleaning the filter every so often. After two more days of running, I turned it off because of the current. I was happy to find the same barracuda pump at a reasonable price.

  • uxcell Gray Clear Check Valve Air Stone Airflow Splitter Aquarium Accessories 14 in 1
  • Color: Clear,Gray; Package Content: 1 x Aquarium Accessories Set
  • Air Valve Size: 41 x 38 x 10mm / 1.61" x 1.5" x 0.39" (L*W*H); Material: Plastic,Mineral
  • Net Weight: 60g; Air Stone Size: 38 x 15mm / 1.5" x 0.59" (H*D)
  • Check Valve Size: 52 x 15mm / 2.05" x 0.59" (H*D)
  • Good for all your aquarium needs, good for fish and fits both fresh or salt water environments.
  • Manufacture: uxcell
  • Editor's Impressions Of The uxcell a17060500ux2064
  • Quality [star rating='4']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.9']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

uxcell a17060500ux2064 Final Thoughts

"So far, it's not working."

I can not say enough about this great product. Replacing my 15 yr old aquarium hoses due to old one hardening. Bought it to replace my stock water pumps for JBJ nanocube 28g. If you have a Biocube 29 HQI, this is a great choice at a reasonable price. I deducted one star for the price, but you certainly can't fault the quality. I was skeptical because of the price, but this thing really is a game changer! The most impressive thing about this pump is how quiet it is!

Overall Score
5.0

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

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