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

1. IceCap Dual Optical ATO - Auto Top Off Controller

User Ratings: 56 26

IceCap ASK-320 First Impressions

"Trustworthy."

Hopefully I can get at least 5 years out of this little pump. Fit my Eheim Double Tap Quick Release perfectly. The best price by far from anything i could find online. I removed the old pump from my Protein Skimmer and put this one in place. Pretty much a no brainer there if they offer it. Water filter I carry to purify backcountry water when I'm backpacking. The flow rate is perfect, and they fit well inside my cubes sump.

  • IceCap Dual Optical ATO - Auto Top Off Controller
  • Dual Optical Sensors, Magnet Mounts
  • No Moving Parts to Fail
  • Integrated Fail-Safe, Compact Design, Plug and Play
  • Max wall thickness: 1/2 inch (12.7mm)
  • 1 year limited warranty
  • Manufacture: IceCap
  • Editor's Impressions Of The IceCap ASK-320
  • Quality [star rating='4.5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.3']

IceCap ASK-320 Final Thoughts

"Nice pump."

It works, it's not too expensive, and I'm happy. I put it in the aquarium, and took the first pic five minutes later. Eheim is one of the best filters out there. Plugged it in and all was right with this piece of my world. Water filter I carry to purify backcountry water when I'm backpacking. Fit perfect on my eheim canister 2213. Everything is still clear 4 days later.

Overall Score
3.6

[star rating="3.6"]
(55 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated IceCap Aquarium Water Pump Accessories

2. IceCap 4-Tube Magnetic Tubing Holder

User Ratings: 84

IceCap First Impressions

"Highly recommend!"

It works, but you may want to get some type of adapter to address this. I did everything to combat it that I could. I turned to Amazon, and sure enough, it was there. I had to take it out of the tank and pull off the cover to see if the light was on. Replacing my 15 yr old aquarium hoses due to old one hardening. I can not say enough about this great product. I felt that was way to soon so I refused to purchase another from them.

  • IceCap 4-Tube Magnetic Tubing Holder
  • Dimensions (LxWxH): 2.875 x 2 x 1.75in
  • Magnetically mounts to most surfaces up to 1/2in thick!
  • Holds 4-Tubes
  • Manufacture: Coralvue
  • Editor's Impressions Of The IceCap
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.3']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

IceCap Final Thoughts

"Oh, and one more thing."

Actually its a no maintenance pump. They like lining up and swimming against it. Easy to use, but has no instructions, at least mine didn't. Company is very responsive to any questions or concerns. Great pump for CPR BakPak protein skimmer. I was skeptical because of the price, but this thing really is a game changer! I have the Eheim 3000 also and both pumps are well worth the money!

Overall Score
4.8

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

3. IceCap Liquid Dosing Container

IceCap First Impressions

"OK, two problems."

The replacement came and it rattled constantly. Adjusted flow output by half and my aquarium is now crystal clear. Not noisy, fine bubbles, fair price. I can not say enough about this great product. German reputation for quality still lives on. There are two pieces of wood among the rocks. I have a 150 gallon aquarium with two Pacu's around 14 inches long.

  • IceCap Liquid Dosing Container
  • 1.5L - 4.3 x 4.3 x 7in
  • 2.5L - 6.3 x 4.3 x 8in
  • 5L - 8.3 x 4.3 x 12in
  • Manufacture: CoralVue
  • Editor's Impressions Of The IceCap
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

IceCap Final Thoughts

"Great on gas mileage."

Closing the shades and a massive water change could not hold it at bay. Bak Pak replacement worked great for me. Only four stars because I cant tell if the uv light is working while it's on. Also, some of the connecting pieces are a little loose fitting. The unit is silent as far as I can tell, unless you turn the bubbles on. One the first few days the water was so cloudy I couldn't see the U. I had to harness the power of the Sun and dunk it into my tank but it worked.

Overall Score
5.0

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

4. IceCap 2-Tube Magnetic Tubing Holder

IceCap First Impressions

"I add water twice daily."

General and super ich cures seemed to only kill my wallet and change water color. Only other issue I have is how stiff the tubing is. This is hooked up to work with my sponge filter in my 20High. Not having a free flow intake is what burns electric pump motors out. Just what I needed to fix my filter and avoid paying 200 bucks for a new one. This new whisper quiet Eheim 1000 pump has solved all my water quality problems. Also, added Value Pack-- Bonded Blue& White Poly Filter Pad Floss 600-square-inches.

  • IceCap 2-Tube Magnetic Tubing Holder
  • Dimensions (LxWxH): 2.875 x 2 x 1.75in
  • Magnetically mounts to most surfaces up to 1/2in thick!
  • Holds 2-Tubes
  • Manufacture: Coralvue
  • Editor's Impressions Of The IceCap
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

IceCap Final Thoughts

"30 gal tank."

Work well till the pump itself died. Once I put this filter in I saw results in 2 days and better results by day 5. Second pic was taken 10 days later. If you have turtles and want to circulate the air around this is for you! It's not very loud, but not silent either. Plugged it in and all was right with this piece of my world. Then there seemed to be an algal bloom.

Overall Score
5.0

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

5. Lifegard Aquatics (2 Pack) 3/4-Inch Double Threaded Bulkheads

Lifegard Aquatics First Impressions

"I love this pump."

Anyways, I usually turn it on before i go to bed and off during the day. I have a 150 gallon aquarium with two Pacu's around 14 inches long. Sure one would work okay, but two are optimal and your fish will thank you for it. I was skeptical because of the price, but this thing really is a game changer! Not having a free flow intake is what burns electric pump motors out. Lamp is impossible to see during the day. Hopefully I can get at least 5 years out of this little pump.

  • Lifegard Aquatics (2 Pack) 3/4-Inch Double Threaded Bulkheads
  • (2 Pack) Lifegard Aquatics 3/4-Inch Double Threaded Bulkheads
  • Heavy wall bulkhead is molded of highest impact resistant PVC eliminating possibility of finding hidden cracks when filling aquarium
  • Stock color is jet black to match acrylic tank backgrounds
  • All kits contain: bulkhead fitting, gasket, lock nut
  • Manufacture: Lifegard Aquatics
  • Product Dimensions: 2 x 0.75 x 0.75 inches; 1 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Lifegard Aquatics
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.4']

Lifegard Aquatics Final Thoughts

"Or leak water all over."

Freesea filter saved my fish aquarium. Adjusted flow output by half and my aquarium is now crystal clear. It replaced a Quiet1One 9000 pump which was nothing but trouble since I installed it. I would've spent more on just an air pump and stone than I did for this. Eheim is one of the best filters out there. Smokes their DNA at the reproductive level making them sterile. It was a great relief and manage to order this item at amazon.

Overall Score
5.0

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

6. Hydor Koralia Magnum Aquarium Circulation Pump, 1650, 2250, 2750, 3250 GPH

User Ratings: 57 14

Hydor Hydor USA First Impressions

"Nicely made."

It drives a 5ft fluidized bed filter and CO2 reactor tower. It works, it's not too expensive, and I'm happy. The bubbles are noisier than an air-stone. I've had it running for almost a week, and it's basically silent. Arrived well packaged, brand new in original box, fast delivery via Amazon Prime. I have not found the replacement bulbs available yet. Third pic was taken 15 days after the first pic, 5 days after the second.

  • Hydor Koralia Magnum Aquarium Circulation Pump, 1650, 2250, 2750, 3250 GPH
  • Compatible with most timers and controllers
  • Magnet and suction-cup mount for easy positioning
  • Built-in fish guard
  • Energy efficient, low power consumption
  • AHS-Anti Heating System guarantees safety
  • Manufacture: Hydor USA, Inc.
  • Product Dimensions: 4.5 x 4.5 x 4.5 inches; 1.8 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Hydor Hydor USA
  • Quality [star rating='4.2']
  • Value For Money [star rating='2.9']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.2']

Hydor Hydor USA Final Thoughts

"Oh, and one more thing."

Everything is still clear 4 days later. The hose is high quality and hooked right up to my new Eheim setup. My loft gets lots of sun, so algae is a constant battle in my 60 gallon. Replacing my 15 yr old aquarium hoses due to old one hardening. Very well-made product and fits on a filter I am using that is not from this company. 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.

Overall Score
3.9

[star rating="3.9"]
(25 Points)

7. Riuty Peristaltic Pump,Dosing Pump DIY Peristaltic Tube Head for Aquarium Lab Chemical Analysis DC12...

Riuty First Impressions

"I add water twice daily."

I purchased this replacement since my RIO HF8 died just after 3 years. I was also impressed with the different ways I could use this pump. It replaced a Quiet1One 9000 pump which was nothing but trouble since I installed it. German reputation for quality still lives on. The best price by far from anything i could find online. Fit perfectly and has been working well. I can not say enough about this great product.

  • Riuty Peristaltic Pump,Dosing Pump DIY Peristaltic Tube Head for Aquarium Lab Chemical Analysis DC12V/24V
  • Adopt the design without screw clasp, easy to disassemble and maintain
  • Support CW and CCW: switching power supply positive and negative pole, realize the CW and CCW of the pump head
  • No valves and seals, convenient hose replacement , easy maintenance
  • These Small Dosing Pump have the function of Self-priming
  • Widely used in the field of experimental, biochemical analysis, pharmaceuticals, fine chemicals, biotechnology
  • Manufacture: Riuty
  • Product Dimensions: 3.15 x 1.97 x 1.97 inches; 3.88 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Riuty
  • Quality [star rating='4.5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.3']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

Riuty Final Thoughts

"THANK YOU!"

You could use them for circulation pump or wave maker. Arrived well packaged, brand new in original box, fast delivery via Amazon Prime. Its pump apparentely was too small for the tank. I came home to a bloom explosion and water that looked like kiwi sangria. The unit is larger than I expected. With the amount of light I get I find it necessary to keep it on. I figured it must have been left over from manufacturing or it had broken in transit.

Overall Score
5.0

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

8. MarineLand Penguin 550 Power Head Replacement Magnetic Impeller Assembly

User Ratings: 63

MarineLand First Impressions

"Money well spent."

If you have a Biocube 29 HQI, this is a great choice at a reasonable price. Just a quick note about UV sterilizers in general. A must for keeping ick at bay and snails and keeps you're water pretty too. Just a quick note about UV sterilizers in general. The water is clearer than I've ever seen it. Eheim has always been a dependable product. The water has cleared considerably, but it is still a tiny bit milky.

  • MarineLand Penguin 550 Power Head Replacement Magnetic Impeller Assembly
  • Manufacture: Marineland
  • Editor's Impressions Of The MarineLand
  • Quality [star rating='3.9']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.2']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

MarineLand Final Thoughts

"Good fit and length."

My aquarium is free of algae and is so clear and pristine. I have a 150 gallon aquarium with two Pacu's around 14 inches long. The most impressive thing about this pump is how quiet it is! I would defiantly consider getting another. I bought this to address an algae bloom. Lamp is impossible to see during the day. I've had it running for almost a week, and it's basically silent.

Overall Score
4.6

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

9. Bulkhead Fitting 2” Slip x Slip - 8/Pack – Aquarium – Heavy Duty - Premium Bulkheads – Made ...

User Ratings: 79

Precision Marine First Impressions

"The pump fired right up."

Actually its a no maintenance pump. The two combined solved my dirty water problem within a few hours! I would've spent more on just an air pump and stone than I did for this. I have a 150 gallon aquarium with two Pacu's around 14 inches long. My old Snapper needed to be cleaned and rebuilt after 6 years of constant use. Until my local shop told me to get Eheims. I purchased this replacement since my RIO HF8 died just after 3 years.

  • Bulkhead Fitting 2” Slip x Slip - 8/Pack – Aquarium – Heavy Duty - Premium Bulkheads – Made in The USA
  • ✔︎ 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. PERFECT FOR HYDROPONICS SYSTEMS - WE SHIP FAST AND FREE via PRIORITY MAIL or UPS.
  • ✔︎ 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. USES A 3” HOLE FOR PROPER FIT.
  • ✔︎ 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='4.4']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.6']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.9']

Precision Marine Final Thoughts

"Still happy."

Until my local shop told me to get Eheims. Its pump apparentely was too small for the tank. The replacement came and it rattled constantly. The pump is quiet and energy efficeint. I wasn't sure it was even on when I plugged it in. If you're settling up any Eheim filter system, use the actual OEM green tubing. I have a 150 gallon aquarium with two Pacu's around 14 inches long.

Overall Score
4.6

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

10. Jardin Plastic Garden Pool/Pond Fountain Pump Head Set, Black

User Ratings: 38 11

JARDIN a12101200ux0103 First Impressions

"It's perfect."

Lamp is impossible to see during the day. This filter worked exactly as it should. Replacement pump arrived quickly and my tank was up and running like it should. Only other issue I have is how stiff the tubing is. Lamp is impossible to see during the day. Brand new out of the box and a great price. Also, some of the connecting pieces are a little loose fitting.

  • Jardin Plastic Garden Pool/Pond Fountain Pump Head Set, Black
  • Product Name : Fountain Head Set; Material : Plastic
  • Dome Head Size : 3 x 3.4cm/1.2" x 1.3" (D*H);Trumpet Head Size : 3.1 x 8.3cm/1.2" x 3.3" (D*H)
  • Tube Size : 15 x 1.6cm/5.9" x 0.6"(L*D);Color : Black
  • Net Weight : 84g
  • Package Content : 1 x Fountain Head Set
  • Manufacture: Jardin
  • Product Dimensions: 9.84 x 5.91 x 1.97 inches; 3.04 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The JARDIN a12101200ux0103
  • Quality [star rating='3.9']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.2']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.5']

JARDIN a12101200ux0103 Final Thoughts

"Highly recommend!"

Company is very responsive to any questions or concerns. I had to replace my aquarium pump recently after five years of service. Its pump apparentely was too small for the tank. You could use them for circulation pump or wave maker. This had turned my tank from a black algae mess to Crystal clear. It tasted delicious and looked great in my glass. Pretty much a no brainer there if they offer it.

Overall Score
3.6

[star rating="3.6"]
(34 Points)

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