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. 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)

3. 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
  • Quality [star rating='3.3']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.3']

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

[star rating="4"]
(34 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
  • Quality [star rating='3.8']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.2']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.5']

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

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

5. Tunze 7090.300 Y Splitter to Enable Attachment of Multiple Pumps

Tunze 7090.300 First Impressions

"No issues."

Also, some of the connecting pieces are a little loose fitting. The flow rate is perfect, and they fit well inside my cubes sump. The COODIA UV filter is behind the big rose quartz on the left. Company is very responsive to any questions or concerns. I was also impressed with the different ways I could use this pump. Arrived soon enough, and packaged adequately. The water has cleared considerably, but it is still a tiny bit milky.

  • Tunze 7090.300 Y Splitter to Enable Attachment of Multiple Pumps
  • Connect multiple pumps or moonlights
  • High quality cable
  • For use with 7090 and 7097
  • Manufacture: Tunze USA LLC
  • Product Dimensions: 48 x 0.5 x 0.5 inches; 0.8 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Tunze 7090.300
  • Quality [star rating='4.4']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.7']

Tunze 7090.300 Final Thoughts

"Perfect fit."

Just what I needed to fix my filter and avoid paying 200 bucks for a new one. I removed the old pump from my Protein Skimmer and put this one in place. This new whisper quiet Eheim 1000 pump has solved all my water quality problems. If you have a Biocube 29 HQI, this is a great choice at a reasonable price. Absolutely love this product works amazing. Replacing my 15 yr old aquarium hoses due to old one hardening. Great pump for CPR BakPak protein skimmer.

Overall Score
5.0

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

6. MarineLand 22584 Tri-Pod Mount with Suction Cups for Maxi-Jet Pro Water Pumps

User Ratings: 68 32

MarineLand 22584 First Impressions

"Awesome wavemaker!"

Once I put this filter in I saw results in 2 days and better results by day 5. Water filter I carry to purify backcountry water when I'm backpacking. They are some of the quietest pumps on the market! It was a great relief and manage to order this item at amazon. I had to take it out of the tank and pull off the cover to see if the light was on. I have the Eheim 3000 also and both pumps are well worth the money! Any tight squeeze and it wants to start a little kink.

  • MarineLand 22584 Tri-Pod Mount with Suction Cups for Maxi-Jet Pro Water Pumps
  • This product is easy to use
  • This product adds a great Value
  • This product is Manufactured in United States
  • Manufacture: Prime Pet Deals - Code 2
  • Product Dimensions: 9.95 x 7.05 x 2.2 inches; 4.8 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The MarineLand 22584
  • Quality [star rating='3.9']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.5']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.7']

MarineLand 22584 Final Thoughts

"Adequate description."

The two combined solved my dirty water problem within a few hours! Replacing my 15 yr old aquarium hoses due to old one hardening. After two more days of running, I turned it off because of the current. Absolutely love this product works amazing. Arrived soon enough, and packaged adequately. Second pic was taken 10 days later. I would defiantly consider getting another.

Overall Score
3.7

[star rating="3.7"]
(4 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. Aquatic Life LIF Fxtr Hngr T5 hYB/Univ, 370547

User Ratings: 70 30

Aquatic Life 370547 First Impressions

"But it fits!"

I would defiantly consider getting another. The water is clear and fish are healthy. Doing the math, this system should be able to run for almost a year. It's not very loud, but not silent either. The Aquatop seem and the flow feels more powerful. Three days later everything was perfectly clear. I have high end pumps by Eheim and Danner for high flow applications.

  • Aquatic Life LIF Fxtr Hngr T5 hYB/Univ, 370547
  • Note: there is only one hanger with each order. Two are shown in the picture for demonstration purposes. You will need two hangers for the Aquatic Life T5/ho hybrid lights
  • Warning: the light fixture hanger should be mounted into a secure surface only. Do not mount hardware directly into drywall/gypsum board (such as a wall) or any similar material
  • The Aquatic Life Universal light fixture hanger for T5/ho LED hybrid (single) is a premium mounting option that allows you to suspend Aquarium light fixtures over your tank and easily attaches to your aquarium Stand
  • Horizontal extending arms allow suspension of light fixtures over aquariums up to 30 inches tall
  • Each hanger is rated for a maximum of 10 lbs. Adjustable to 44" High. Extension arm Max Length 13"
  • Manufacture: Aquatic Life
  • Product Dimensions: 24 x 1 x 1 inches; 6.65 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aquatic Life 370547
  • Quality [star rating='4.3']
  • Value For Money [star rating='2.8']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.8']

Aquatic Life 370547 Final Thoughts

"The water flows freely!"

I would defiantly consider getting another. I can not say enough about this great product. Love it, I have used it here and there for filling up my tanks easier. Arrived well packaged, brand new in original box, fast delivery via Amazon Prime. The replacement came and it rattled constantly. Only other issue I have is how stiff the tubing is. There are two pieces of wood among the rocks.

Overall Score
3.8

[star rating="3.8"]
(4 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. RV / Marine 12 Volt DC / 12 V pressure Demand Fresh Water Diaphragm Self Priming PUMP

User Ratings: 34 31

A PLUS LIMITED CO First Impressions

"Pleased with purchase."

Thanks for Prompt service and I dig this RIO pump, helps keep my tank nice and clean! The COODIA UV filter is behind the big rose quartz on the left. Until my local shop told me to get Eheims. Its pump apparentely was too small for the tank. I regularly test for nitrate, nitrite, total hardness, alkalinity, pH. Item was exactly as described and what I needed. The replacement came and it rattled constantly.

  • RV / Marine 12 Volt DC / 12 V pressure Demand Fresh Water Diaphragm Self Priming PUMP
  • 1.2 Gallons/Min (4.3 LPM) 35 PSI
  • Voltage: 12V DC
  • Powerful automatic pressure pump
  • Current Draw: 1.7 Amp (max. 2.7 Amp)
  • Hose Outlets: Fixed 10mm (3/8") diam. hose tails
  • Manufacture: A PLUS LIMITED CO
  • Editor's Impressions Of The A PLUS LIMITED CO
  • Quality [star rating='2.8']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.5']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.6']

A PLUS LIMITED CO Final Thoughts

"Light indicator well."

Bak Pak replacement worked great for me. I removed the old pump from my Protein Skimmer and put this one in place. I believe I have never had a Marineland product before, and am generally impressed. I came home to a bloom explosion and water that looked like kiwi sangria. I have a 150 gallon aquarium with two Pacu's around 14 inches long. Replacing my 15 yr old aquarium hoses due to old one hardening. Second pic was taken 10 days later.

Overall Score
3.2

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

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