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

1. Rio Plus 3100HP Water Pump for Aquarium, 900-Gallon Per Hour

User Ratings: 84 7

RIO Rio plus 3100UL First Impressions

"Works great."

And another and there's a decoration! This filter worked exactly as it should. The most impressive thing about this pump is how quiet it is! Not noisy, fine bubbles, fair price. They are some of the quietest pumps on the market! I wasn't sure it was even on when I plugged it in. It drives a 5ft fluidized bed filter and CO2 reactor tower.

  • Rio Plus 3100HP Water Pump for Aquarium, 900-Gallon Per Hour
  • Fully submersible
  • Energy efficient with high flow rates
  • For fresh or Saltwater aquariums
  • Manufacture: TAAM
  • Product Dimensions: 6.26 x 4.25 x 4.1 inches; 1 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The RIO Rio plus 3100UL
  • Quality [star rating='4.7']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

RIO Rio plus 3100UL Final Thoughts

"Everything fit just fine."

There are two pieces of wood among the rocks. Tubing worked out great with use on my Fluval 206. I did everything to combat it that I could. I would defiantly consider getting another. My old Snapper needed to be cleaned and rebuilt after 6 years of constant use. General and super ich cures seemed to only kill my wallet and change water color. Actually its a no maintenance pump.

Overall Score
4.6

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

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2. 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)

3. Rio Plus 600 PT Venturi Water Pump for Aquarium

User Ratings: 62 3

RIO Rio plus 600PT First Impressions

"Quality is outstanding!"

I did everything to combat it that I could. Adjusted flow output by half and my aquarium is now crystal clear. I had to take it out of the tank and pull off the cover to see if the light was on. I have a 29 gallon Oceanic Nanocube and have always had poor water circulation. The best price by far from anything i could find online. Easy to use, but has no instructions, at least mine didn't. It was a great relief and manage to order this item at amazon.

  • Rio Plus 600 PT Venturi Water Pump for Aquarium
  • Fully submersible
  • Energy efficient with high flow rates
  • For fresh or Saltwater aquariums
  • Manufacture: TAAM
  • Product Dimensions: 2.75 x 2.4 x 1.75 inches; 11.2 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The RIO Rio plus 600PT
  • Quality [star rating='4.1']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.6']

RIO Rio plus 600PT Final Thoughts

"20 gal tank."

The unit is larger than I expected. The water has cleared considerably, but it is still a tiny bit milky. Company is very responsive to any questions or concerns. Closing the shades and a massive water change could not hold it at bay. So now we all understand; this thing is legit. Second pic was taken 10 days later. The bubbles are noisier than an air-stone.

Overall Score
4.3

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

4. Rio Plus 1700 and 2100 Needle Wheel Impeller

User Ratings: 50 17

RIO NW2100 First Impressions

"So far, it's not working."

I realy liked the instruction manual and accessories. My aquarium is free of algae and is so clear and pristine. Freesea filter saved my fish aquarium. I would've spent more on just an air pump and stone than I did for this. Pretty much a no brainer there if they offer it. Adjusted flow output by half and my aquarium is now crystal clear. I took it out of the package and it was perfect.

  • Rio Plus 1700 and 2100 Needle Wheel Impeller
  • Needle wheel complete impeller conversion for Rio plus 1700 and 2100
  • Includes the impeller and ceramic shaft
  • Only for use on Rio plus pumps
  • Manufacture: TAAM
  • Product Dimensions: 2.9 x 1.65 x 1.65 inches; 2.4 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The RIO NW2100
  • Quality [star rating='4']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.5']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.6']

RIO NW2100 Final Thoughts

"Good strong flow."

I took it out of the package and it was perfect. My loft gets lots of sun, so algae is a constant battle in my 60 gallon. The two combined solved my dirty water problem within a few hours! Only four stars because I cant tell if the uv light is working while it's on. I had to take it out of the tank and pull off the cover to see if the light was on. This causes it to rattle and stop turning altogether. The water is clear and fish are healthy.

Overall Score
3.7

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

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5. Rio Plus 1400 Complete Impeller

User Ratings: 78

RIO IM1400 First Impressions

"Works great!"

The unit is silent as far as I can tell, unless you turn the bubbles on. The two combined solved my dirty water problem within a few hours! You could use them for circulation pump or wave maker. The hose is high quality and hooked right up to my new Eheim setup. Item was exactly as described and what I needed. The flow rate is perfect, and they fit well inside my cubes sump. One the first few days the water was so cloudy I couldn't see the U.

  • Rio Plus 1400 Complete Impeller
  • For Rio plus 1400 water pump
  • Includes the impeller and ceramic shaft
  • Only for use on Rio plus pumps
  • Manufacture: TAAM
  • Product Dimensions: 2.8 x 1.25 x 1.25 inches; 1.6 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The RIO IM1400
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.2']

RIO IM1400 Final Thoughts

"Run silent."

Replacement pump arrived quickly and my tank was up and running like it should. Bought it to replace my stock water pumps for JBJ nanocube 28g. I removed the old pump from my Protein Skimmer and put this one in place. Absolutely love this product works amazing. The COODIA UV filter is behind the big rose quartz on the left. UV lights do loose their effectiveness over time. Tubing worked out great with use on my Fluval 206.

Overall Score
4.8

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

6. COMOK Plastic Aquarium Pump Duckbill Nozzle Water Outlet Return Pipe Plumbing Fitting for Aquarium B...

User Ratings: 55

COMOK First Impressions

"Eheim is a great company!"

Once I put this filter in I saw results in 2 days and better results by day 5. 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. Replacement pump arrived quickly and my tank was up and running like it should. Closing the shades and a massive water change could not hold it at bay. I have high end pumps by Eheim and Danner for high flow applications. You need to replace this after cleaning the filter every so often.

  • COMOK Plastic Aquarium Pump Duckbill Nozzle Water Outlet Return Pipe Plumbing Fitting for Aquarium Black 4PCS
  • 1.Safe and durable, not easily oxidized.
  • 2.Inner tube surface is smooth, ensuring water circulation well.
  • 3.It can be used with other accessories to set different flow schemes.
  • 4.Modular pipe components offers flexibility and control directing water flow in your refugium, sump and reef aquarium.
  • 5.It is a essential tools for home fish tank, aquarium.
  • Manufacture: COMOK
  • Editor's Impressions Of The COMOK
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.3']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

COMOK Final Thoughts

"Good reliable product."

This filter worked exactly as it should. Not noisy, fine bubbles, fair price. This had turned my tank from a black algae mess to Crystal clear. I took it out of the package and it was perfect. Freesea filter saved my fish aquarium. If you have turtles and want to circulate the air around this is for you! You could use them for circulation pump or wave maker.

Overall Score
4.4

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

7. Renovo Water MUV Backcountry Pump Water Filter - Blocks Chemicals, Heavy Metals, Bacteria, and more

User Ratings: 51 49

Renovo Water REN-M-09 First Impressions

"Pleased with purchase."

Fit my Eheim Double Tap Quick Release perfectly. I felt that was way to soon so I refused to purchase another from them. Replacement pump arrived quickly and my tank was up and running like it should. My aquarium is free of algae and is so clear and pristine. The water has cleared considerably, but it is still a tiny bit milky. Tubing worked out great with use on my Fluval 206. It also couldn't be easier to install.

  • Renovo Water MUV Backcountry Pump Water Filter - Blocks Chemicals, Heavy Metals, Bacteria, and more
  • Protects against chemicals, heavy metals, bacteria, eColi, Giardia, Cryptosporidium, cysts, and more
  • Perfect for camping, hiking, backpacking, survival, domestic and international travel, and emergency preparedness
  • Ideal for quickly filtering a large amount of water. Perfect for families, groups, and scouts where everyone doesn't have a water filter.
  • MUV2 Filter rated up to 100,000; 0.1 Micron absolute hollow fiber membrane can be backflushed for long life. MUV1 Activated Carbon Fiber filter filters up to 150 gallons and is user replaceable.
  • Adapts to your lifestyle and water requirements. Use one or two of the filters in unison or mix and match as needed.
  • (1) MUV1 Activated Carbon Fiber Filter
  • (1) MUV2 Hollow Fiber Filter
  • (1) Pre-Filter PRE+28 Assembly
  • Manufacture: Renovo Water
  • Product Dimensions: 12 x 6.5 x 2 inches; 13.62 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Renovo Water REN-M-09
  • Quality [star rating='3.3']
  • Value For Money [star rating='2.3']
  • Affordability [star rating='4']

Renovo Water REN-M-09 Final Thoughts

"Worked perfectly."

I figured it must have been left over from manufacturing or it had broken in transit. Sure one would work okay, but two are optimal and your fish will thank you for it. If you have turtles and want to circulate the air around this is for you! I have a 29 gallon Oceanic Nanocube and have always had poor water circulation. Smokes their DNA at the reproductive level making them sterile. I deducted one star for the price, but you certainly can't fault the quality. It's bulky and must be completely submerged so it's hard to miss in my tank.

Overall Score
3.0

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

8. Aquarium Skimmer Fish Tank Surface Oil Skimmer Remover Mini Filter for Small Coral Aquarium Plant Wa...

User Ratings: 51 49

Zerodis First Impressions

"But it fits!"

Bak Pak replacement worked great for me. Item was exactly as described and what I needed. I tried weekly 40% water changes, API Clear, and the algae just got worse. They are some of the quietest pumps on the market! I made a highball last night with it. I have a 29 gallon Oceanic Nanocube and have always had poor water circulation. There are all sorts of things you can do and setup's you can apply these pump's too.

  • Aquarium Skimmer Fish Tank Surface Oil Skimmer Remover Mini Filter for Small Coral Aquarium Plant Water Tank
  • 【Clean up Fish Tank Oil Stain】This oil film cleaner for fish tank is very useful and practical,perfect for cleaning undesired surface oil films of fish tank, provide a fresh and healthy environment for fish to breathe.
  • 【Adjustable Flow】Easy to use, the water flow is adjustable according to the motor size, fast and effective.
  • 【Keep Water Clean】Our mini filter help improve oxygen exchange and keep your aquarium water clean and clear.
  • 【Brand New&High Quality】The aquarium oil skimmer is made of high quality plastic material, solid and durable to use.
  • 【Easy Installation】Light weight and small size, does not occupy the limited space of the fish tank, the strong suction cup design is easy to fasten on the water tank, convenient and practical.
  • Manufacture: Zerodis
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Zerodis
  • Quality [star rating='2.1']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.8']

Zerodis Final Thoughts

"Not really a big deal."

I ordered this Pump and the next day it arrived. This filter worked exactly as it should. The black and white pic is the tight shot to show the setup. Item was exactly as described and what I needed. German reputation for quality still lives on. The clip with prongs to keep the tube in place also doesn't fit and stay in place. I deducted one star for the price, but you certainly can't fault the quality.

Overall Score
3.0

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

9. Sicce Syncra Replacement Impeller – Assembly Accessory Part, Use in Aquariums, Ponds, Fountains

User Ratings: 64

Sicce First Impressions

"Not really a big deal."

Eheim has always been a dependable product. Hopefully I can get at least 5 years out of this little pump. Absolutely love this product works amazing. I've had it running for almost a week, and it's basically silent. There are all sorts of things you can do and setup's you can apply these pump's too. The unit is larger than I expected. I deducted one star for the price, but you certainly can't fault the quality.

  • Sicce Syncra Replacement Impeller – Assembly Accessory Part, Use in Aquariums, Ponds, Fountains
  • Includes Impeller, Shaft & Bushings
  • Manufacture: Sicce
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sicce
  • Quality [star rating='4.8']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.4']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.8']

Sicce Final Thoughts

"Complete wall of green."

The clip with prongs to keep the tube in place also doesn't fit and stay in place. I was happy to find the same barracuda pump at a reasonable price. They are some of the quietest pumps on the market! The bubbles are noisier than an air-stone. This causes it to rattle and stop turning altogether. Anyways, I usually turn it on before i go to bed and off during the day. The flow rate is great for my 20 gallon.

Overall Score
4.4

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

10. Laguna Elbow Connector for PowerJet Pump Kit, 1/2-Inch

Laguna PT685 First Impressions

"Does the job."

Company is very responsive to any questions or concerns. There are two pieces of wood among the rocks. I believe I have never had a Marineland product before, and am generally impressed. It tasted delicious and looked great in my glass. Second pic was taken 10 days later. If you have a Biocube 29 HQI, this is a great choice at a reasonable price. It tasted delicious and looked great in my glass.

  • Laguna Elbow Connector for PowerJet Pump Kit, 1/2-Inch
  • Reversible argyle raincoat
  • Suitable for PowerJet PT400 pump kits
  • This product weighs 0.02-pound
  • 1/2-Inch hose size
  • Measures 1/2-inch length by 5-inch height by 3-1/2-inch width
  • Manufacture: Laguna
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 3.5 x 5 inches; 0.16 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Laguna PT685
  • Quality [star rating='4.6']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.4']

Laguna PT685 Final Thoughts

"Oh, and one more thing."

Just a quick note about UV sterilizers in general. Adjusted flow output by half and my aquarium is now crystal clear. The clip with prongs to keep the tube in place also doesn't fit and stay in place. It replaced a Quiet1One 9000 pump which was nothing but trouble since I installed it. Smokes their DNA at the reproductive level making them sterile. The flow rate is great for my 20 gallon. I have a 29 gallon Oceanic Nanocube and have always had poor water circulation.

Overall Score
5.0

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

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