Selecting the Right Water Pump for your Aquarium - Live Aquaria

80 GPH Submersible Pump with Powerhead Fountain for Aquarium Fish Tank Water Hydroponic
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are found connected to an inlet hose used to filter aquarium water, typically located externally. These devices are air-cooled, meaning they add less heat to the water than submersible models. They are extremely powerful, generally capable of moving far more gallons per hour than the average submersible pump. They are available in pressure flow or free flow setups depending on the type of filtration system that is being utilized. For example, pressure flow in-line water pumps are most often used with canister style filtration systems because they offer enough pressure to reach the canister. Free-flow in-line water pumps, on the other hand, are used after water has been filtered. As a result, they are ideal for wet/dry style filtration systems, requiring very little back pressure.

SunSun HJ-111 50 GPH Fountain Water Hydroponic Submersible Pump for Aquarium Fish Tank
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This particular pump comes with several nozzle head attachments for various flow and fountain effects, which means that you can put it in a fish tank or use it as a fountain too. The COODIA Aquarium Submersible Pump is energy saving, which is something that everyone’s wallet will appreciate. Perhaps the coolest feature of this pump is the ring of LED lights that it comes with, gently illuminating the water and providing you with a stunning visual effect. SongJoy Submersible Water Pump For Aquarium Fish Tank Fountain Indoor Outdoor Water,Garden,Pond
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Photo provided by FlickrThis submersible water pump is great for aquarium, fountains, spout and hydroponic systems.
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These versatile pumps can be used in-line or as a submersible, in fresh or saltwater, and they're silent. Great for ponds, aquariums, filter systems, skimmers, fountains, water falls and water change systems. The small pumps (Mini and Mid) are suitable for running sponge filters and other applications for low-volume pumps.External water pumps are usually installed at the floor level next to the sump. External (in-line) pumps are recommended for larger aquariums 100 gal or more in volume. External water pumps will usually give you higher pressure and flow but may be a little louder comparing to submersible pumps.At AquaCave, we offer some of the best selection and best prices on aquarium water pumps, external water pumps, submersible water pumps, and powerheads for you marine, reef, and freshwater aquarium. Aquarium Water Pumps are necessary in every aquarium application. Whether they are used to deliver water from your filter to your aquarium or simply to provide water movement in the tank, they are needed in every aquarium. The other type of aquarium pump is the water pump. There are submersible and external or in-line water aquarium pumps. Each has its own set of advantages. The filter used or personal preference often dictate if an individual opts for either a submersible or inline water pump.Submersible water pumps are usually placed directly in the sump's return compartment. These pumps are easy to install and service. Submersible water pumps are recommended for aquariums up to 180 gal. These pumps tend to be quieter than external pumps but can also transfer more direct heat to aquarium water. For most applications, internal (submersible) water pumps provide a good mix of performance and ease of operation.Submersible Aquarium Water Pumps / Return Pumps are operating while being completely submersed inside aquarium or sump filter. Rather than sucking water through an inlet tube like an external pump, most submersible pumps do not have an inlet in which you can attach tubing or hose. They are used primarily to feed protein skimmers and reactors and to provide water movement within the tank. Submersible water pumps are usually placed directly in the sump's return compartment. These pumps are easy to install and service. Submersible water pumps are recommended for aquariums up to 180 gal. These pumps tend to be quieter than external pumps but can also transfer more direct heat to aquarium water. For most applications, internal (submersible) water pumps provide a good mix of performance and ease of operation.