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
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

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


(114 Points)

2. Reeflo Barracuda Aquarium Water Pump, 4500GP

Reeflo 882000 First Impressions

"Thus, the first gen."

I came home to a bloom explosion and water that looked like kiwi sangria. Doing the math, this system should be able to run for almost a year. It replaced a Quiet1One 9000 pump which was nothing but trouble since I installed it. I bought this to address an algae bloom. Love it, I have used it here and there for filling up my tanks easier. Fit my Eheim Double Tap Quick Release perfectly. It replaced a Quiet1One 9000 pump which was nothing but trouble since I installed it.

  • Reeflo Barracuda Aquarium Water Pump, 4500GP
  • Reeflo barracuda water pump has super quiet fan cooled baldor motor
  • Flow of over 4500-GPH and pressure up to 20 for only 250 Watts
  • Ports are 1.5-inch FNPT suction and 1.5-inch FNPT discharge
  • Units are pre-wired with an 8-feet cord and molded 115V plug
  • Housing is molded of PVC plastic for added efficiency
  • Manufacture: TopDawg Pet Supply
  • Product Dimensions: 18 x 10 x 10 inches; 1 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Reeflo 882000
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
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Reeflo 882000 Final Thoughts

"Great pump!"

I did everything to combat it that I could. This causes it to rattle and stop turning altogether. I have a 29 gallon Oceanic Nanocube and have always had poor water circulation. I deducted one star for the price, but you certainly can't fault the quality. This filter worked exactly as it should. I have high end pumps by Eheim and Danner for high flow applications. It also couldn't be easier to install.

Overall Score
5.0


(3 Points)

3. 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
  • Value For Money
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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


(1525 Points)

4. Laguna Impeller Shaft Replacement Kit for PT8125 Submersible Water Pump

Laguna PT8127 First Impressions

"Flow is great!"

The water is clear and fish are healthy. The hose is high quality and hooked right up to my new Eheim setup. I realy liked the instruction manual and accessories. General and super ich cures seemed to only kill my wallet and change water color. 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. I removed the old pump from my Protein Skimmer and put this one in place.

  • Laguna Impeller Shaft Replacement Kit for PT8125 Submersible Water Pump
  • Reversible argyle raincoat
  • Fits Laguna submersible water pump model PT8125
  • Used for ponds up to 5600-liters
  • Measures 2/7-inch length by 3-1/5-inch width by 6-inch height
  • Manufacture: Laguna
  • Product Dimensions: 0.3 x 3.2 x 6.1 inches; 0.16 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Laguna PT8127
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Laguna PT8127 Final Thoughts

"Adequate description."

I figured it must have been left over from manufacturing or it had broken in transit. The flow rate is great for my 20 gallon. The water is clear and fish are healthy. Tubing worked out great with use on my Fluval 206. Replacement pump arrived quickly and my tank was up and running like it should. Arrived well packaged, brand new in original box, fast delivery via Amazon Prime. After two more days of running, I turned it off because of the current.

Overall Score
4.0


(1 Points)

5. uxcell Aquarium Manual Switch Water Change Cleaner Cleaning Pump, 1.9m

User Ratings: 25 22

uxcell a13081600ux1436 First Impressions

"40 gal tank."

The water is clearer than I've ever seen it. I removed the old pump from my Protein Skimmer and put this one in place. Just what I needed to fix my filter and avoid paying 200 bucks for a new one. I have a 29 gallon Oceanic Nanocube and have always had poor water circulation. Three days later everything was perfectly clear. It tasted delicious and looked great in my glass. My loft gets lots of sun, so algae is a constant battle in my 60 gallon.

  • uxcell Aquarium Manual Switch Water Change Cleaner Cleaning Pump, 1.9m
  • Product Name : Aquarium Cleaning Pump;Total Length : 1.9M / 6.2Ft;Hose Diameter : 1.7cm/ 0.67"
  • Two types of nozzle: shorter nozzle for drainage, longer nozzle for gravel cleaning
  • Takes the waste out too while replacing the water
  • Does not hurt any quarium fish when using Patented unique pum filter allows dirt in sand to be discharged a long with water
  • Hand pump to initiate the siphone to start transferring liqued from one receptacle to another
  • Manufacture: uxcell
  • Product Dimensions: 74.8 x 0.67 x 1.8 inches; 4.8 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The uxcell a13081600ux1436
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
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uxcell a13081600ux1436 Final Thoughts

"Thus, the first gen."

Only four stars because I cant tell if the uv light is working while it's on. Smokes their DNA at the reproductive level making them sterile. Fit perfect on my eheim canister 2213. Company is very responsive to any questions or concerns. It would be best to replace the build in half that time. Item was exactly as described and what I needed. This causes it to rattle and stop turning altogether.

Overall Score
3.5


(8 Points)

6. Rio Plus 400 Aqua Pump/Powerhead - 144 Gallons per Hour, 6.5 Watts UL listed

Rio plus Rio 400UL First Impressions

"This pump works great."

General and super ich cures seemed to only kill my wallet and change water color. The water has cleared considerably, but it is still a tiny bit milky. Anyways, I usually turn it on before i go to bed and off during the day. Easy to use, but has no instructions, at least mine didn't. The replacement came and it rattled constantly. I figured it must have been left over from manufacturing or it had broken in transit. I can not say enough about this great product.

  • Rio Plus 400 Aqua Pump/Powerhead - 144 Gallons per Hour, 6.5 Watts UL listed
  • Enhanced motor design
  • Versatile
  • Quiet and cool operation
  • Ceramic shaft and bearings
  • Fully submersible
  • Manufacture: TAAM
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 2.3 x 1.7 inches; 1 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Rio plus Rio 400UL
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Rio plus Rio 400UL Final Thoughts

"Eheim is a great company!"

Replacement pump arrived quickly and my tank was up and running like it should. Replacing my 15 yr old aquarium hoses due to old one hardening. I realy liked the instruction manual and accessories. It's bulky and must be completely submerged so it's hard to miss in my tank. 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. It also couldn't be easier to install.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

7. Lifegard Aquatics 6600 PG Water Pump

User Ratings: 82

Lifegard Aquatics R800004 First Impressions

"The pump fired right up."

The Seller quickly replaced the Venturi pump for me. So now we all understand; this thing is legit. I turned to Amazon, and sure enough, it was there. This had turned my tank from a black algae mess to Crystal clear. The most impressive thing about this pump is how quiet it is! It's not very loud, but not silent either. Eheim has always been a dependable product.

  • Lifegard Aquatics 6600 PG Water Pump
  • Wet or dry Installation
  • Extremely low energy consumption
  • Pre-filter screen handles large particles for less maintenance
  • Oil free design
  • Convenient handle design and body rotates for ease of plumbing
  • Manufacture: Lifegard Aquatics (L&G)
  • Item Weight: 9.5 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 5.75 x 6 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Lifegard Aquatics R800004
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Lifegard Aquatics R800004 Final Thoughts

"That said."

Absolutely love this product works amazing. It's bulky and must be completely submerged so it's hard to miss in my tank. The pump is quiet and energy efficeint. Everything is still clear 4 days later. Also, added Value Pack-- Bonded Blue& White Poly Filter Pad Floss 600-square-inches. So now we all understand; this thing is legit. Arrived soon enough, and packaged adequately.

Overall Score
4.8


(15 Points)

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

User Ratings: 64

Sicce First Impressions

"Nice compact design."

And another and there's a decoration! 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. The pump is quiet and energy efficeint. German reputation for quality still lives on. My old Snapper needed to be cleaned and rebuilt after 6 years of constant use. Its pump apparentely was too small for the tank.

  • 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
  • Value For Money
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Sicce Final Thoughts

"I add water twice daily."

Third pic was taken 15 days after the first pic, 5 days after the second. I have a 150 gallon aquarium with two Pacu's around 14 inches long. I've had it running for almost a week, and it's basically silent. Sure one would work okay, but two are optimal and your fish will thank you for it. The flow rate is perfect, and they fit well inside my cubes sump. This had turned my tank from a black algae mess to Crystal clear. Plugged it in and all was right with this piece of my world.

Overall Score
4.4


(7 Points)

9. Eshopps AEO19100 Frag Rack Colour Corner for Aquarium Water Pumps, 6-Inch

User Ratings: 26 31

Eshopps Inc. 889068 First Impressions

"It stalled 3 days ago."

Has lasted a few years now without any problems. Company is very responsive to any questions or concerns. Love it, I have used it here and there for filling up my tanks easier. General and super ich cures seemed to only kill my wallet and change water color. I purchased this replacement since my RIO HF8 died just after 3 years. It was a great relief and manage to order this item at amazon. I purchased this replacement since my RIO HF8 died just after 3 years.

  • Eshopps AEO19100 Frag Rack Colour Corner for Aquarium Water Pumps, 6-Inch
  • These ceramic plugs look natural and are heavy; Unlike aragonite mixed with a Portland cement, do not leach aluminum
  • Ceramic material instead of cement
  • Curved top surface for better water flow to prevent RTN disease
  • Manufacture: TopDawg Pet Supply
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 inches; 1 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Eshopps Inc. 889068
  • Quality
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  • Affordability

Eshopps Inc. 889068 Final Thoughts

"Flow is great!"

I bought this to address an algae bloom. They like lining up and swimming against it. Also, some of the connecting pieces are a little loose fitting. There are all sorts of things you can do and setup's you can apply these pump's too. My loft gets lots of sun, so algae is a constant battle in my 60 gallon. This UV sterilizer beat my expectations. Adjusted flow output by half and my aquarium is now crystal clear.

Overall Score
3.0


(19 Points)

10. 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
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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


(33 Points)

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