Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Penn-Plax Aquarium Water Pump Accessories

1. Penn-Plax Airstone Coral Shaped Water Pump

Penn-Plax 54533001 First Impressions

"These being 1600 GPH."

Fit perfect on my eheim canister 2213. I've had it running for almost a week, and it's basically silent. Great pump for CPR BakPak protein skimmer. It's been YEARS and no nasty looking tubing. I had to harness the power of the Sun and dunk it into my tank but it worked. Water filter I carry to purify backcountry water when I'm backpacking. I tried weekly 40% water changes, API Clear, and the algae just got worse.

  • Penn-Plax Airstone Coral Shaped Water Pump
  • Penn-Plax is committed to creating and manufacturing innovative pet products
  • Penn Plax is a name that stands for Quality Innovation and Integrity
  • Experience a great line of Pet Products
  • Manufacture: Pro-Motion Distributing - Direct
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 2 x 4 inches; 1.41 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Penn-Plax 54533001
  • Quality [star rating='4']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.6']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.2']

Penn-Plax 54533001 Final Thoughts

"Great Pump."

I have a 29 gallon Oceanic Nanocube and have always had poor water circulation. It's been YEARS and no nasty looking tubing. Not noisy, fine bubbles, fair price. The flow rate is perfect, and they fit well inside my cubes sump. Tubing worked out great with use on my Fluval 206. The bubbles are noisier than an air-stone. Very nice pump for my Phosphate reactor.

Overall Score
4.0

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

2. Red Sea 42083 Net Cover, 60"

User Ratings: 35 30

Red Sea 42083 First Impressions

"Thanks again!"

Very well-made product and fits on a filter I am using that is not from this company. The hose is high quality and hooked right up to my new Eheim setup. This filter worked exactly as it should. It works, but you may want to get some type of adapter to address this. Eheim is one of the best filters out there. Third pic was taken 15 days after the first pic, 5 days after the second. Very nice pump for my Phosphate reactor.

  • Red Sea 42083 Net Cover, 60"
  • Suitable for most open-top aquariums
  • Extra strong, customized aluminum profiles
  • 8mm (5/16″) thin strand, transparent netting
  • Inside-rim or on-rim mounting options
  • Includes components for one customized cut-out for filters
  • Manufacture: Royal Aquatic LLC
  • Product Dimensions: 60 x 2 x 2 inches; 1.2 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Red Sea 42083
  • Quality [star rating='2.6']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.5']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.6']

Red Sea 42083 Final Thoughts

"And there's another!"

If you have turtles and want to circulate the air around this is for you! I would defiantly consider getting another. Work well till the pump itself died. I was happy to find the same barracuda pump at a reasonable price. Absolutely love this product works amazing. It also couldn't be easier to install. Also, some of the connecting pieces are a little loose fitting.

Overall Score
3.1

[star rating="3.1"]
(3 Points)

3. 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)

4. JBJ Ocean Stream Circulation Water Pump for Aquarium

User Ratings: 51

JBJ Lighting OS-1 First Impressions

"A great product."

I made a highball last night with it. Water filter I carry to purify backcountry water when I'm backpacking. German reputation for quality still lives on. I took it out of the package and it was perfect. I realy liked the instruction manual and accessories. I can not say enough about this great product. They like lining up and swimming against it.

  • JBJ Ocean Stream Circulation Water Pump for Aquarium
  • A new ocean stream circulation pump/power head equipped with magnetic holders and articulating pivot ball; choose from Nano ocean stream 500GPH or 1600 GPH.
  • Versatility of 500 GPH or 1600 GPH
  • Compatible with JBJ wave makers that allow you to configure alternating cycles from 10 seconds to 6 minutes
  • Country Of Origin: China
  • Manufacture: Transworld Aquatic
  • Product Dimensions: 3.8 x 6.4 x 3.5 inches; 1 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The JBJ Lighting OS-1
  • Quality [star rating='3.4']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.8']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.7']

JBJ Lighting OS-1 Final Thoughts

"Great pump."

Brand new out of the box and a great price. The best price by far from anything i could find online. The water is clearer than I've ever seen it. Has lasted a few years now without any problems. I did everything to combat it that I could. I would defiantly consider getting another. Actually its a no maintenance pump.

Overall Score
4.2

[star rating="4.2"]
(8 Points)

5. uxcell Red Clear Plastic Check Valve Hose Connector Aquarium Accessories Pack 30 in 1

uxcell a17060500ux2083 First Impressions

"Background info."

Its pump apparentely was too small for the tank. If you're settling up any Eheim filter system, use the actual OEM green tubing. My loft gets lots of sun, so algae is a constant battle in my 60 gallon. It's not very loud, but not silent either. I deducted one star for the price, but you certainly can't fault the quality. The black and white pic is the tight shot to show the setup. Fit perfectly and has been working well.

  • uxcell Red Clear Plastic Check Valve Hose Connector Aquarium Accessories Pack 30 in 1
  • Color: Clear,Red; Package Content: 1 x Aquarium Accessories Set
  • T Shape Tubing Connector Size: 30 x 18 x 5mm / 1.18" x 0.71" x 0.2" (L*W*H); Material: Plastic
  • Net Weight: 42g; Check Valve Size: 54 x 17mm / 2.13" x 0.67" (H*D)
  • Straight Tubing Connector Size: 30 x 7mm / 1.18" x 0.28" (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 a17060500ux2083
  • Quality [star rating='4']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.4']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.7']

uxcell a17060500ux2083 Final Thoughts

"Complete wall of green."

It replaced a Quiet1One 9000 pump which was nothing but trouble since I installed it. It's totally silent, runs very cool, and is reliable so far. Closing the shades and a massive water change could not hold it at bay. Highly recommend as substitute tubing for your canister filters. If you have turtles and want to circulate the air around this is for you! I purchased this replacement since my RIO HF8 died just after 3 years. Once I put this filter in I saw results in 2 days and better results by day 5.

Overall Score
5.0

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

6. MistKing 22252 Ultimate Value Misting System V4.0

User Ratings: 83 4

MistKing 22252 First Impressions

"Good reliable product."

Just a quick note about UV sterilizers in general. The water is clear and fish are healthy. I had to take it out of the tank and pull off the cover to see if the light was on. Everything is still clear 4 days later. So now we all understand; this thing is legit. Also, some of the connecting pieces are a little loose fitting. Fit my Eheim Double Tap Quick Release perfectly.

  • MistKing 22252 Ultimate Value Misting System V4.0
  • This product is easy to use
  • This product adds a great Value
  • This product is Manufactured in Canada
  • Manufacture: Prime Pet Deals - Code 2
  • Product Dimensions: 4.6 x 4.3 x 2.5 inches; 4.3 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The MistKing 22252
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.9']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

MistKing 22252 Final Thoughts

"Good fit and length."

I ordered this Pump and the next day it arrived. Any tight squeeze and it wants to start a little kink. Work well till the pump itself died. Bought it to replace my stock water pumps for JBJ nanocube 28g. Eheim has always been a dependable product. I had to take it out of the tank and pull off the cover to see if the light was on. The flow rate is great for my 20 gallon.

Overall Score
4.7

[star rating="4.7"]
(46 Points)

7. Dimart Fish Tank Aquarium Pump Duckbill Nozzle Free Rotate Flow Water Outlet Return Pipe

User Ratings: 52 20

Dimart First Impressions

"Perfect fit."

Fit my Eheim Double Tap Quick Release perfectly. The Seller quickly replaced the Venturi pump for me. Great pump for CPR BakPak protein skimmer. I tried weekly 40% water changes, API Clear, and the algae just got worse. I was skeptical because of the price, but this thing really is a game changer! I did everything to combat it that I could. The most impressive thing about this pump is how quiet it is!

  • Dimart Fish Tank Aquarium Pump Duckbill Nozzle Free Rotate Flow Water Outlet Return Pipe
  • 1/2 inch small or 3/4 large size fitting.
  • Offers flexibility directing water flow in your refugium
  • Offers flexibility/Control directing water flow in your sump and reef aquarium
  • Condition: New
  • Manufacture: Dimart
  • Product Dimensions: 0.39 x 0.39 x 0.39 inches; 8.22 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Dimart
  • Quality [star rating='4.2']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.4']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.4']

Dimart Final Thoughts

"Thus, the first gen."

Adjusted flow output by half and my aquarium is now crystal clear. Arrived soon enough, and packaged adequately. Easy to use, but has no instructions, at least mine didn't. Just what I needed to fix my filter and avoid paying 200 bucks for a new one. Third pic was taken 15 days after the first pic, 5 days after the second. It tasted delicious and looked great in my glass. The water has cleared considerably, but it is still a tiny bit milky.

Overall Score
3.7

[star rating="3.7"]
(16 Points)

8. Rio Plus 800 Aqua Pump/Powerhead- 211 Gallons per Hour, 13 Watts

User Ratings: 73 4

RIO Rio plus 800 First Impressions

"No more threading!"

I turned to Amazon, and sure enough, it was there. There are two pieces of wood among the rocks. With the amount of light I get I find it necessary to keep it on. I bought this to address an algae bloom. Thanks for Prompt service and I dig this RIO pump, helps keep my tank nice and clean! Second pic was taken 10 days later. I took it out of the package and it was perfect.

  • Rio Plus 800 Aqua Pump/Powerhead- 211 Gallons per Hour, 13 Watts
  • Fully submersible
  • Energy efficient with high flow rates
  • For fresh or Saltwater aquariums
  • Manufacture: TAAM
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 2.3 x 1.7 inches; 12.48 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The RIO Rio plus 800
  • Quality [star rating='4.6']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.1']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.5']

RIO Rio plus 800 Final Thoughts

"Eheim is a great company!"

Bought it to replace my stock water pumps for JBJ nanocube 28g. The flow rate is great for my 20 gallon. I was skeptical because of the price, but this thing really is a game changer! There are two pieces of wood among the rocks. Brand new out of the box and a great price. One the first few days the water was so cloudy I couldn't see the U. Very nice pump for my Phosphate reactor.

Overall Score
4.4

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

9. Eheim AEH7428510 Seal Ring Can 2080/2180 for Aquarium Water Pump

Eheim 720686744387 First Impressions

"I love this pump."

I realy liked the instruction manual and accessories. Doing the math, this system should be able to run for almost a year. The clip with prongs to keep the tube in place also doesn't fit and stay in place. I came home to a bloom explosion and water that looked like kiwi sangria. I made a highball last night with it. Very well-made product and fits on a filter I am using that is not from this company. The most impressive thing about this pump is how quiet it is!

  • Eheim AEH7428510 Seal Ring Can 2080/2180 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; 0.35 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Eheim 720686744387
  • Quality [star rating='4.2']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.6']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.4']

Eheim 720686744387 Final Thoughts

"OK, two problems."

My old Snapper needed to be cleaned and rebuilt after 6 years of constant use. Everything is still clear 4 days later. Item was exactly as described and what I needed. Fit my Eheim Double Tap Quick Release perfectly. It works, it's not too expensive, and I'm happy. I tried weekly 40% water changes, API Clear, and the algae just got worse. I took it out of the package and it was perfect.

Overall Score
5.0

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

10. Eheim AEH7633100 Impeller 2215 for Aquarium Water Pump

User Ratings: 76 11

Eheim 207162 First Impressions

"Everything fit just fine."

Until my local shop told me to get Eheims. Eheim has always been a dependable product. Anyways, I usually turn it on before i go to bed and off during the day. I figured it must have been left over from manufacturing or it had broken in transit. German reputation for quality still lives on. Adjusted flow output by half and my aquarium is now crystal clear. I have a 150 gallon aquarium with two Pacu's around 14 inches long.

  • Eheim AEH7633100 Impeller 2215 for Aquarium Water Pump
  • Water Pump Parts
  • Accessory for aquarium filter parts
  • Suitable for most aquarium patterns
  • Manufacture: TopDawg Pet Supply
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 inches; 1 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Eheim 207162
  • Quality [star rating='3.8']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.6']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.9']

Eheim 207162 Final Thoughts

"Complete wall of green."

There are all sorts of things you can do and setup's you can apply these pump's too. Plugged it in and all was right with this piece of my world. If you have turtles and want to circulate the air around this is for you! I made a highball last night with it. Absolutely love this product works amazing. Work well till the pump itself died. Eheim has always been a dependable product.

Overall Score
4.4

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

Copyright © 2024 Rob Aquatics — Primer Child WordPress theme by GoDaddy