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As contained aquatic ecosystems, aquariums require an external force to keep the water moving and filtered in order to prevent stagnation and the creation of an unsafe environment for plants and fish. Aquarium pumps and power heads provide the power needed to push water through the aquarium filter (if needed), or just to keep it circulating and healthy. Our Aquarium Pump store features a wide selection of top-of-the-line pumps for use in virtually every aquarium environment, whether large or small, fresh or saltwater.

Pet Mountain's Aquarium Pump store features top quality products from the most trusted names in aquarium care and equipment, including Rio, Marineland, Supreme, Aquatop, and more. are submersible and may be used with the Rio Pro Filter and/or Rio Large Fountain Heads. These pumps feature an energy-efficient design, are fully submersible, with quiet operation, low heat emission and a high flow rate. are 3-in-1 pumps that are ideal to meet the needs of internal/external functions in a powerhead, circulation pump or utility pump. These submersible maxi jet pumps are perfect for powering undergravel filters, protein skimmers, calcium reactors, or just for creating water movement within your tank. The is powerful, efficient, and versatile. With high flow rate and multi-purpose fittings, this pump can be used as a powerhead, circulation pump, and main system pump. Aquatop Submersible NP-Series Aquarium Pumps are ideal for small to medium aquariums, small ponds, water gardens and fountains. The NP series features an adjustable flow rate, which offers energy savings and allows the pump to operate at maximum efficiency.


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When the rubber diaphragm, the part that vibrates inside the air pump and brings in the air, goes too soft or too brittle with age, it stops working correctly or breaks. This will result in little or no air being brought into the tank for the fish and makes the pump work harder, causing more noise. The diaphragm is replaceable and should be checked frequently. Aquarium Air Pump is very helpful for any fish tank setup. it is easily buy form amazon …..
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That depends on what you mean. If you have a that is run by an air pump, then theair pump is necessary, as without it the filter will not operate andyou are not going to be gaining benefit from having that filter onyour fish tank.Also remember not to put the air pump directly on the top of yourfish tank, or to put it on a shelf that hangs off the fish tank, asthis will transfer these vibrations into the fish tank (in addition tomaking them louder in the room), and this can be very irritating toyour fish.One of the most , possibly second only to , is that you need an air pump and to provide sufficientoxygenation to that tank to keep the fish healthy, and that the airpump provides oxygen to the water. In fact, the air pump is notnecessary to keeping fish, except as noted above. An air pump will notdirectly put oxygen into the water, what it will do is two things:Watch more How to Take Care of an Aquarium videos:



To decide if you need an air pump for your aquarium you want to look at the other pieces of filtration that you have and determine whether or not they are sufficiently providing oxygen for the aquarium.

I like air pumps on fresh water aquariums. They're great at supplementing oxygen into the water. Most fresh water filters don't do an adequate job at adding air or oxygen to the aquarium simply because they're cannister style or they're hang on and they just don't agitate the water enough to really push oxygen into the water. As your fish grow the oxygen demands are going to increase as the fish get bigger.

Also, when the water warms up in the summer the water has a lower capacity to hold oxygen, so an air pump is going to be very beneficial to add that extra air that's needed. Dissolved oxygen is very, very important to fish, to bacteria, and even to plants at night. Plants and algae need oxygen at night.

So air pumps are relatively inexpensive. They're pretty quiet nowadays. And I don't see any reason not to have one on a fresh water aquarium. Again, on salt water your filtration should be stout enough to not require the need for an air pump.

But, once you do go with an air pump, you want to make sure that it's installed properly. If you have your air pump located below the aquarium and the power goes out it's possible to create a back siphon of water through the aquarium line into the air pump, and it'll result in siphoning all the water from your aquarium onto the floor. You can avoid this by going with a very inexpensive two to three dollar check valve that will go inline on the air line from the pump to the air stone in the aquarium.

Other things to consider is the type of air stone. There's air stone that will produce fine bubbles and ones that will produce coarse bubbles. Depending on the needs of the aquarium fine bubbles will give you a little bit more surface area, and that's going to give you more oxygen. But sometimes they don't break up as easily and it'll result in water that looks a little bit cloudy.

So I like nice, thick, coarse bubbles, and four or six inch air stone works great. Put it behind a rock or a plant and it creates a very nice visual look to the tank while adding critical oxygen to the environment. And keep it on all the time. Keep it on 24/7.