Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Van Enterprises Aquarium Water Pump Accessories

1. Van Enterprises 3PK - 3/4" PRO Series HD Bulkhead [Socket Ends] for Rain Barrels, Aquariums, Aquapon...

User Ratings: 72 5

Van Enterprises First Impressions

"Awesome device."

I put it in the aquarium, and took the first pic five minutes later. The unit is silent as far as I can tell, unless you turn the bubbles on. Great pump for CPR BakPak protein skimmer. Work well till the pump itself died. General and super ich cures seemed to only kill my wallet and change water color. Then there seemed to be an algal bloom. The Aquatop seem and the flow feels more powerful.

  • Van Enterprises 3PK - 3/4" PRO Series HD Bulkhead [Socket Ends] for Rain Barrels, Aquariums, Aquaponics, Water Tanks
  • 3PK - 3/4" HD - HEAVY DUTY PRO SERIES Bulkhead Fittings For Rain Barrels, Water Tanks, Aquaponics, or Aquariums.
  • For 3/4" SCHEDULE 40 PVC PIPE OR SCHEDULE 80 with 1" O.D. uPVC is far more RIGID and DURABLE than regular PVC material and even more durable than other plastic bulkheads.
  • "Unplasticized" PolyVinyl Choride (uPVC) is known to be BPA Free. However, no test has been done to verify the BPA Free claim
  • Requires 1 1/2" hole saw to install. Locking Nut is REVERSED THREADED. 4mm thick silicon seal gasket
  • SPECIAL INSTALLATION NOTE: These bulkheads are made to manufacturer's Schedule 40 pvc pipe tight tolerance. If using both ends of the bulkhead (S x S), please insert pvc pipes from EACH ENDS. Do NOT insert pvc pipe from one end of the bulkhead and push through to the other end.
  • Manufacture: Van Enteprises, LLC
  • Item Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Product Dimensions: 2 x 2 x 2 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Van Enterprises
  • Quality [star rating='4.9']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.3']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.8']

Van Enterprises Final Thoughts

"As described."

I have high end pumps by Eheim and Danner for high flow applications. Very well-made product and fits on a filter I am using that is not from this company. Has lasted a few years now without any problems. Smokes their DNA at the reproductive level making them sterile. The water is clearer than I've ever seen it. Fit my Eheim Double Tap Quick Release perfectly. Not a bad option for when you need an adjustment.

Overall Score
4.5

[star rating="4.5"]
(33 Points)

2. Aqua-Flo Flo-Master FMVP Series Pump Seal Kit

Tork First Impressions

"Or leak water all over."

Bought it to replace my stock water pumps for JBJ nanocube 28g. Eheim has always been a dependable product. I took it out of the package and it was perfect. Bak Pak replacement worked great for me. After two more days of running, I turned it off because of the current. The unit is silent as far as I can tell, unless you turn the bubbles on. Fit my Eheim Double Tap Quick Release perfectly.

  • Aqua-Flo Flo-Master FMVP Series Pump Seal Kit
  • Aqua-Flo Flo-Master FMVP Series Pump Seal Kit
  • Seal assembly/hub
  • Housing o'ring, Plug o'ring
  • front pump cover o'ring and Lube pack
  • Item Weight: 10 ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Tork
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

Tork Final Thoughts

"It worked great!"

I was skeptical because of the price, but this thing really is a game changer! Item was exactly as described and what I needed. It replaced a Quiet1One 9000 pump which was nothing but trouble since I installed it. I came home to a bloom explosion and water that looked like kiwi sangria. I believe I have never had a Marineland product before, and am generally impressed. I felt that was way to soon so I refused to purchase another from them. Easy to use, but has no instructions, at least mine didn't.

Overall Score
5.0

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

3. 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)

4. Eheim AEH7273118 Canister O-Ring 2213 for Aquarium Water Pump

User Ratings: 64 4

Eheim 207135 First Impressions

"Amazing output."

Three days later everything was perfectly clear. Highly recommend as substitute tubing for your canister filters. I ordered this Pump and the next day it arrived. Best thing I've gotten for my tank in the year we’ve been fighting the algae issue. The COODIA UV filter is behind the big rose quartz on the left. Tubing worked out great with use on my Fluval 206. I took it out of the package and it was perfect.

  • Eheim AEH7273118 Canister O-Ring 2213 for Aquarium Water Pump
  • Eheim rings are used extensively for securing hoses and tubing to aquarium walls
  • The removable rings make it easy to remove the tubing or hoses without removing the actual suction cups
  • With utmost modern technology
  • Manufacture: TopDawg Pet Supply
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 inches; 0.32 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Eheim 207135
  • Quality [star rating='4.8']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.7']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

Eheim 207135 Final Thoughts

"Awesome device."

Brand new out of the box and a great price. Then there seemed to be an algal bloom. The unit is larger than I expected. I regularly test for nitrate, nitrite, total hardness, alkalinity, pH. Once I put this filter in I saw results in 2 days and better results by day 5. Highly recommend as substitute tubing for your canister filters. So now we all understand; this thing is legit.

Overall Score
4.3

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

5. MonkeyJack 2 Pieces Aquarium Water Outlet Duckbill Return Pipe End Flexible Bendable Outflow End 25m...

User Ratings: 30

MonkeyJack First Impressions

"Great on gas mileage."

Very well-made product and fits on a filter I am using that is not from this company. The best price by far from anything i could find online. Arrived well packaged, brand new in original box, fast delivery via Amazon Prime. Fit perfectly and has been working well. I had to harness the power of the Sun and dunk it into my tank but it worked. Until my local shop told me to get Eheims. German reputation for quality still lives on.

  • MonkeyJack 2 Pieces Aquarium Water Outlet Duckbill Return Pipe End Flexible Bendable Outflow End 25mm
  • Made of high quality plastic, durable to use.
  • Each joint can rotated 360 degrees, you can arbitrarily create the direction of the water.
  • Wide use in aquarium, fish tank and pump.
  • Including 2 styles, flat and circle, all is 25mm.
  • Use with circulating pump or return pipe.
  • Manufacture: MonkeyJack
  • Editor's Impressions Of The MonkeyJack
  • Quality [star rating='3.7']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.9']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.6']

MonkeyJack Final Thoughts

"Nice product."

Company is very responsive to any questions or concerns. The hose is high quality and hooked right up to my new Eheim setup. I have a 29 gallon Oceanic Nanocube and have always had poor water circulation. The hose is high quality and hooked right up to my new Eheim setup. Doing the math, this system should be able to run for almost a year. Another few days and a surface wipe down and I suspect I'll have crystal clear water. Eheim has always been a dependable product.

Overall Score
3.8

[star rating="3.8"]
(4 Points)

6. AquaClear Complete Impeller Housing with Flow Control for Powerhead Pumps

AquaClear A16620 First Impressions

"Awesome device."

I wasn't sure it was even on when I plugged it in. Third pic was taken 15 days after the first pic, 5 days after the second. I have high end pumps by Eheim and Danner for high flow applications. Replacing my 15 yr old aquarium hoses due to old one hardening. Not noisy, fine bubbles, fair price. After two more days of running, I turned it off because of the current. I believe I have never had a Marineland product before, and am generally impressed.

  • AquaClear Complete Impeller Housing with Flow Control for Powerhead Pumps
  • Product Type: PET SUPPLIES
  • Package length: 13.716 cm
  • Package width: 8.89 cm
  • Package height: 0.254 cm
  • Manufacture: Rolf C. Hagen (USA) Corp.
  • Product Dimensions: 2 x 4 x 5 inches; 1.6 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The AquaClear A16620
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.6']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

AquaClear A16620 Final Thoughts

"Check it out below."

I've had it running for almost a week, and it's basically silent. The COODIA UV filter is behind the big rose quartz on the left. I have a 150 gallon aquarium with two Pacu's around 14 inches long. Also, added Value Pack-- Bonded Blue& White Poly Filter Pad Floss 600-square-inches. Its pump apparentely was too small for the tank. Absolutely love this product works amazing. My aquarium is free of algae and is so clear and pristine.

Overall Score
5.0

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

7. SunGrow Aquarium Maintenance Pump Kit for Horizontal Fish Tanks, Perfect for Changing Water in Tank,...

User Ratings: 46 17

SunGrow First Impressions

"The water is gorgeous."

I can not say enough about this great product. My old Snapper needed to be cleaned and rebuilt after 6 years of constant use. 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. The best price by far from anything i could find online. And another and there's a decoration! It's bulky and must be completely submerged so it's hard to miss in my tank.

  • SunGrow Aquarium Maintenance Pump Kit for Horizontal Fish Tanks, Perfect for Changing Water in Tank, Easy-to-Use Equipment with Water Flow Regulator and Long Nozzle
  • HORIZONTAL TANK MAINTENANCE MADE EASY — Let’s face it! If you are a beginner with keeping large horizontal aquariums, maintenance may prove to be a daunting task. But not anymore! It is time to say goodbye to scooping up water with a pail; that can be messy. SunGrow Long Nozzle with Operation Bulb is a system that helps you clear out your tank efficiently and quickly.
  • ALL-IN-ONE KIT — Every SunGrow Aquarium Pump kit comes with a long nozzle, strong tubing, operation/pump bulb and discharge hose. All parts can be adjusted and modified according to what you need. Each part is meticulously designed to give you the best aquarium maintenance experience you can possibly have.
  • DURABLE MATERIALS THAT LAST LONG — SunGrow Horizontal Aquarium Maintenance Kit is made with lightweight, high-quality, sturdy plastic that won’t affect your pets. Aquarium fishes won’t be disturbed while it is being used. So you can have frequent water changes without removing the flora and fauna.
  • EASY TO USE — The long nozzle feature of this product is perfect when you wish to remove the sand and gravel. Just place the nozzle and hose in your tank then use a suction cup to attach it to the tank. This will make work easier for you because you don’t need to hold it while draining out water! Press on the pump bulb 5 to 7 times and the water will start to flow out of the discharge nozzle. See the description below for more details.
  • NO HASSLE STORAGE --- After using the Aquarium Kit, you won’t have a hard time thinking where you should put it, because it can be placed practically anywhere! With its strategic design, you can keep it in any place you want where you can easily access it the next time you need it.
  • Manufacture: Luffy Pets Collection
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SunGrow
  • Quality [star rating='3.1']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.2']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.7']

SunGrow Final Thoughts

"Give my fishes new life!"

It's bulky and must be completely submerged so it's hard to miss in my tank. UV lights do loose their effectiveness over time. Has lasted a few years now without any problems. It works, but you may want to get some type of adapter to address this. The unit is silent as far as I can tell, unless you turn the bubbles on. Three days later everything was perfectly clear. Only four stars because I cant tell if the uv light is working while it's on.

Overall Score
3.7

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

8. Eheim AEH1002310 Compact Water Pump 1000 for Aquarium

User Ratings: 43 12

Eheim 57110406 First Impressions

"Nice pump."

The bubbles are noisier than an air-stone. I bought this to address an algae bloom. It's bulky and must be completely submerged so it's hard to miss in my tank. Adjusted flow output by half and my aquarium is now crystal clear. The bubbles are noisier than an air-stone. Best thing I've gotten for my tank in the year we’ve been fighting the algae issue. Arrived well packaged, brand new in original box, fast delivery via Amazon Prime.

  • Eheim AEH1002310 Compact Water Pump 1000 for Aquarium
  • Small pumps, easily concealable
  • Suction cups for fixing to aquarium glass
  • Wide range of applications
  • Manufacture: TopDawg Pet Supply
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 inches; 1 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Eheim 57110406
  • Quality [star rating='4']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.8']
  • Affordability [star rating='2.8']

Eheim 57110406 Final Thoughts

"Still happy."

Anyways, I usually turn it on before i go to bed and off during the day. I would've spent more on just an air pump and stone than I did for this. The pump is quiet and energy efficeint. You could use them for circulation pump or wave maker. Third pic was taken 15 days after the first pic, 5 days after the second. It drives a 5ft fluidized bed filter and CO2 reactor tower. They like lining up and swimming against it.

Overall Score
3.8

[star rating="3.8"]
(44 Points)

9. Eheim 4005310 Spray Bar Set for 594 Tubing

User Ratings: 75 4

Eheim 207106 First Impressions

"Amazing output."

The water is clearer than I've ever seen it. Another few days and a surface wipe down and I suspect I'll have crystal clear water. Eheim has always been a dependable product. Eheim is one of the best filters out there. Any tight squeeze and it wants to start a little kink. Brand new out of the box and a great price. Hopefully I can get at least 5 years out of this little pump.

  • Eheim 4005310 Spray Bar Set for 594 Tubing
  • Fits all filters and pumps that use 594 16/22mm tubing
  • 16/22mm = 5/8” I.D. (US)
  • Easy-to-install water return system for custom aquarium filtration
  • Manufacture: TopDawg Pet Supply
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 7.5 inches; 5.6 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Eheim 207106
  • Quality [star rating='4.5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.2']

Eheim 207106 Final Thoughts

"Does the job."

The unit is silent as far as I can tell, unless you turn the bubbles on. I was skeptical because of the price, but this thing really is a game changer! The flow rate is great for my 20 gallon. If you have turtles and want to circulate the air around this is for you! Bak Pak replacement worked great for me. This new whisper quiet Eheim 1000 pump has solved all my water quality problems. Any tight squeeze and it wants to start a little kink.

Overall Score
4.6

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

10. Laguna Outlet Adapter for PowerJet Fountain Pumps, 1/2-Inch

Laguna PT603 First Impressions

"Money well spent."

Fit perfect on my eheim canister 2213. I believe I have never had a Marineland product before, and am generally impressed. Third pic was taken 15 days after the first pic, 5 days after the second. My old Snapper needed to be cleaned and rebuilt after 6 years of constant use. Company is very responsive to any questions or concerns. I would've spent more on just an air pump and stone than I did for this. Not noisy, fine bubbles, fair price.

  • Laguna Outlet Adapter for PowerJet Fountain Pumps, 1/2-Inch
  • Reversible argyle raincoat
  • Fits Laguna PowerJet 200 fountain pump kit
  • Also fits Laguna PowerJet fountain pump models 500, 1000, 1500
  • Measures 1/2-inch diameter
  • Manufacture: Laguna
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 4 x 0.1 inches; 0.32 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Laguna PT603
  • Quality [star rating='4.2']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

Laguna PT603 Final Thoughts

"Not really a big deal."

This UV sterilizer beat my expectations. Only other issue I have is how stiff the tubing is. It tasted delicious and looked great in my glass. Not noisy, fine bubbles, fair price. Bak Pak replacement worked great for me. Arrived soon enough, and packaged adequately. Eheim is one of the best filters out there.

Overall Score
5.0

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

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