Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Zoo Med Aquarium Water Pump Accessories

1. Zoo Med Labratories Repti Rapids LED Rock Waterfall, Small

User Ratings: 46 18

Zoo Med 26372 First Impressions

"That said."

This filter worked exactly as it should. Adjusted flow output by half and my aquarium is now crystal clear. I believe I have never had a Marineland product before, and am generally impressed. I did everything to combat it that I could. I have a 29 gallon Oceanic Nanocube and have always had poor water circulation. 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.

  • Zoo Med Labratories Repti Rapids LED Rock Waterfall, Small
  • Adds beneficial humidity to your terrarium
  • Stimulates natural drinking behaviors in many species of lizards (like chameleons)
  • Separate power cords allow for independent timer control of LEDs and waterfall
  • Beautify and light up your terrarium with this natural looking waterfall with waterproof LED lights
  • Manufacture: Zoo Med Labratories
  • Item Weight: 3.52 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 9.45 x 12.45 x 3.05 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Zoo Med 26372
  • Quality [star rating='3.1']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.5']

Zoo Med 26372 Final Thoughts

"They last a long time."

My loft gets lots of sun, so algae is a constant battle in my 60 gallon. It's bulky and must be completely submerged so it's hard to miss in my tank. Brand new out of the box and a great price. Pretty much a no brainer there if they offer it. Sure one would work okay, but two are optimal and your fish will thank you for it. I regularly test for nitrate, nitrite, total hardness, alkalinity, pH. The bubbles are noisier than an air-stone.

Overall Score
3.6

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

2. Bulkhead Fitting 2” Thread x Thread - 8/Pack – Aquarium – Heavy Duty - Premium Bulkheads – M...

User Ratings: 49 51

Precision Marine First Impressions

"Pleased with purchase."

I tried weekly 40% water changes, API Clear, and the algae just got worse. The two combined solved my dirty water problem within a few hours! I have high end pumps by Eheim and Danner for high flow applications. Arrived soon enough, and packaged adequately. The Aquatop seem and the flow feels more powerful. This causes it to rattle and stop turning altogether. There are two pieces of wood among the rocks.

  • Bulkhead Fitting 2” Thread x Thread - 8/Pack – Aquarium – Heavy Duty - Premium Bulkheads – Made in The USA
  • ✔︎ THICKER CONSTRUCTION: 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. WE SHIP FAST AND FREE via PRIORITY MAIL or UPS. SHIPS SAME DAY IF ORDERED BY 2PM CST.
  • ✔︎ 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.
  • ✔︎ 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='3.2']
  • Value For Money [star rating='2.9']
  • Affordability [star rating='2.1']

Precision Marine Final Thoughts

"Thanks again!"

The Aquatop seem and the flow feels more powerful. I would've spent more on just an air pump and stone than I did for this. It replaced a Quiet1One 9000 pump which was nothing but trouble since I installed it. Sure one would work okay, but two are optimal and your fish will thank you for it. Another few days and a surface wipe down and I suspect I'll have crystal clear water. This is hooked up to work with my sponge filter in my 20High. One the first few days the water was so cloudy I couldn't see the U.

Overall Score
3.0

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

3. Bulkhead Fitting 2” Thread x Thread - 8/Pack – Aquarium – Heavy Duty - Premium Bulkheads – M...

User Ratings: 49 51

Precision Marine First Impressions

"It stalled 3 days ago."

Smokes their DNA at the reproductive level making them sterile. The pump is quiet and energy efficeint. I had to replace my aquarium pump recently after five years of service. If you're settling up any Eheim filter system, use the actual OEM green tubing. Fit perfectly and has been working well. My old Snapper needed to be cleaned and rebuilt after 6 years of constant use. The black and white pic is the tight shot to show the setup.

  • Bulkhead Fitting 2” Thread x Thread - 8/Pack – Aquarium – Heavy Duty - Premium Bulkheads – Made in The USA
  • ✔︎ THICKER CONSTRUCTION: 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. WE SHIP FAST AND FREE via PRIORITY MAIL or UPS. SHIPS SAME DAY IF ORDERED BY 2PM CST.
  • ✔︎ 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.
  • ✔︎ 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='2.9']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.1']
  • Affordability [star rating='2.5']

Precision Marine Final Thoughts

"These being 1600 GPH."

The water has cleared considerably, but it is still a tiny bit milky. Bought it to replace my stock water pumps for JBJ nanocube 28g. I have a 29 gallon Oceanic Nanocube and have always had poor water circulation. Best thing I've gotten for my tank in the year we’ve been fighting the algae issue. Also, added Value Pack-- Bonded Blue& White Poly Filter Pad Floss 600-square-inches. I removed the old pump from my Protein Skimmer and put this one in place. I took it out of the package and it was perfect.

Overall Score
3.0

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

4. 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)

5. Aquascape AquaJet 600 Pond Pump (G2) Replacement Impeller Kit | 91047

Aquascape 33298 First Impressions

"These being 1600 GPH."

I wasn't sure it was even on when I plugged it in. One the first few days the water was so cloudy I couldn't see the U. The clip with prongs to keep the tube in place also doesn't fit and stay in place. Fit my Eheim Double Tap Quick Release perfectly. Very well-made product and fits on a filter I am using that is not from this company. Adjusted flow output by half and my aquarium is now crystal clear. A must for keeping ick at bay and snails and keeps you're water pretty too.

  • Aquascape AquaJet 600 Pond Pump (G2) Replacement Impeller Kit | 91047
  • Replacement pump impeller for Aquascape Aquajet 600 pump (G2) # 91014
  • Installation is quick and easy
  • Engineered and manufacturered for product quality and durability
  • Manufacture: Prime Pet Deals - Code 2
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 4 x 5 inches; 1.6 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aquascape 33298
  • Quality [star rating='4.9']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.7']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

Aquascape 33298 Final Thoughts

"That said."

I was happy to find the same barracuda pump at a reasonable price. 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 ordered this Pump and the next day it arrived. Eheim has always been a dependable product. Arrived soon enough, and packaged adequately. Closing the shades and a massive water change could not hold it at bay.

Overall Score
5.0

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

6. Marineland Maxi-Jet Pro Pump for Aquariums, 3 Pumps in 1

User Ratings: 70 4

MarineLand ML90512 First Impressions

"Great pump!"

German reputation for quality still lives on. Sure one would work okay, but two are optimal and your fish will thank you for it. I have high end pumps by Eheim and Danner for high flow applications. It replaced a Quiet1One 9000 pump which was nothing but trouble since I installed it. Once I put this filter in I saw results in 2 days and better results by day 5. Then there seemed to be an algal bloom. This had turned my tank from a black algae mess to Crystal clear.

  • Marineland Maxi-Jet Pro Pump for Aquariums, 3 Pumps in 1
  • Three Pumps in One
  • Turns powerhead in to a prop style circulation pump
  • The most fully adaptable pump available
  • Model Number: ML90512
  • Manufacture: Marineland
  • Product Dimensions: 4.75 x 4 x 6.88 inches; 1.15 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The MarineLand ML90512
  • Quality [star rating='3.8']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.3']

MarineLand ML90512 Final Thoughts

"Complete wall of green."

It's bulky and must be completely submerged so it's hard to miss in my tank. The flow rate is great for my 20 gallon. Thanks for Prompt service and I dig this RIO pump, helps keep my tank nice and clean! Replacement pump arrived quickly and my tank was up and running like it should. It's been YEARS and no nasty looking tubing. My aquarium is free of algae and is so clear and pristine. Doing the math, this system should be able to run for almost a year.

Overall Score
4.4

[star rating="4.4"]
(1525 Points)

7. Danner Impeller Unit for Mag-Drive 18 Model A

User Ratings: 21 20

PONDMASTER 12775 First Impressions

"Light indicator well."

It would be best to replace the build in half that time. Tubing worked out great with use on my Fluval 206. It's been YEARS and no nasty looking tubing. Only other issue I have is how stiff the tubing is. The best price by far from anything i could find online. I had to harness the power of the Sun and dunk it into my tank but it worked. Lamp is impossible to see during the day.

  • Danner Impeller Unit for Mag-Drive 18 Model A
  • 4 34" L x 2" W at the widest point.
  • Manufacture: Pondmaster
  • Item Weight: 3.2 ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The PONDMASTER 12775
  • Quality [star rating='4.1']
  • Value For Money [star rating='2.9']
  • Affordability [star rating='2.6']

PONDMASTER 12775 Final Thoughts

"Nice product."

It also couldn't be easier to install. Work well till the pump itself died. The pump is quiet and energy efficeint. I figured it must have been left over from manufacturing or it had broken in transit. It also couldn't be easier to install. Arrived soon enough, and packaged adequately. Replacement pump arrived quickly and my tank was up and running like it should.

Overall Score
3.6

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

8. Laguna Impeller Assembly Replacement Kit for PT8120 Submersible Water Pump

Laguna PT8121 First Impressions

"They are performing well."

Until my local shop told me to get Eheims. I would've spent more on just an air pump and stone than I did for this. I had to harness the power of the Sun and dunk it into my tank but it worked. It's not very loud, but not silent either. Any tight squeeze and it wants to start a little kink. The clip with prongs to keep the tube in place also doesn't fit and stay in place. Would have loved it if the new black colored hose was available at the time.

  • Laguna Impeller Assembly Replacement Kit for PT8120 Submersible Water Pump
  • Reversible argyle raincoat
  • Fits Laguna submersible water pump model PT8120
  • Used for ponds up to 5000-liters
  • Measures 1-1/2-inch length by 3-1/5-inch width by 6-inch height
  • Manufacture: Laguna
  • Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 3.2 x 6.1 inches; 2.34 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Laguna PT8121
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.6']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

Laguna PT8121 Final Thoughts

"40 gal tank."

I've had it running for almost a week, and it's basically silent. I would've spent more on just an air pump and stone than I did for this. I put it in the aquarium, and took the first pic five minutes later. I have not found the replacement bulbs available yet. Not a bad option for when you need an adjustment. I regularly test for nitrate, nitrite, total hardness, alkalinity, pH. Replacement pump arrived quickly and my tank was up and running like it should.

Overall Score
5.0

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

9. Anyray 13W Replacment Bulb for SunSun JUP-23 Pump 13 Watt UV G23 2 Pin Base 13Watts

User Ratings: 77 7

Anyray First Impressions

"Solid magnet."

Not having a free flow intake is what burns electric pump motors out. The Aquatop seem and the flow feels more powerful. It would be best to replace the build in half that time. Adjusted flow output by half and my aquarium is now crystal clear. Adjusted flow output by half and my aquarium is now crystal clear. It was a great relief and manage to order this item at amazon. Absolutely love this product works amazing.

  • Anyray 13W Replacment Bulb for SunSun JUP-23 Pump 13 Watt UV G23 2 Pin Base 13Watts
  • Replacement bulb for SunSun & Aquatop UV Sterilizers SunSun 13 Watt UV G23 2 Pin Base Anyray AUVC13W1
  • G23 Base
  • Life: Approx. 10,000 Hours bulb life
  • Works with: JBJ 13W Submersible UV Sterilizer, Jebao PU13 clarifier, Jebao CF-10, CF-20, CF-30, PF-30, ViaAqua 13W UV Clarifier
  • Perfect for SunSun JUP-23 13W UV Sterilizer Submersible Pump
  • Manufacture: Anyray
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Anyray
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

Anyray Final Thoughts

"No issues."

Love it, I have used it here and there for filling up my tanks easier. I purchased this replacement since my RIO HF8 died just after 3 years. Water filter I carry to purify backcountry water when I'm backpacking. Pretty much a no brainer there if they offer it. Plugged it in and all was right with this piece of my world. The clip with prongs to keep the tube in place also doesn't fit and stay in place. Fit my Eheim Double Tap Quick Release perfectly.

Overall Score
4.6

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

10. Lifegard Aquatics ARP270850 Ball Socket Pipe for Aquarium, 3/4 by 6-Inch

Lifegard Aquatics 883055 First Impressions

"Give my fishes new life!"

I bought this to address an algae bloom. Arrived well packaged, brand new in original box, fast delivery via Amazon Prime. Replacement pump arrived quickly and my tank was up and running like it should. I would've spent more on just an air pump and stone than I did for this. Great pump for CPR BakPak protein skimmer. Absolutely love this product works amazing. I had to take it out of the tank and pull off the cover to see if the light was on.

  • Lifegard Aquatics ARP270850 Ball Socket Pipe for Aquarium, 3/4 by 6-Inch
  • Lifegard aquatics ball socket pipe 3/4 x 6-inch
  • Each socket can come apart and snap back together and there are y fittings and special nozzles to fit on the end of the assembly
  • Presenting a complete line of proven quality items for the advanced aquarist
  • Manufacture: TopDawg Pet Supply
  • Product Dimensions: 0.02 x 0.02 x 0.02 inches; 0.32 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Lifegard Aquatics 883055
  • Quality [star rating='4.9']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.4']

Lifegard Aquatics 883055 Final Thoughts

"Great pump!"

I would've spent more on just an air pump and stone than I did for this. I have the Eheim 3000 also and both pumps are well worth the money! The unit is larger than I expected. It works, it's not too expensive, and I'm happy. This causes it to rattle and stop turning altogether. There are two pieces of wood among the rocks. One the first few days the water was so cloudy I couldn't see the U.

Overall Score
5.0

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

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