Additional Equipment

Aquarium Pumps

Inline and submersible aquarium pumps provide you with multiple options to maintain proper water movement for your fresh and marine water aquarium or paludarium. Additionally, aquarium pumps can be used in a discreet aquarium sump filtration system to quietly and effortlessly return the filtered water back into the aquarium.

TIP! The basis for selecting an aquarium pump is based on the desired flow rate and head height. In general, it is better to choose a more powerful pump than a less powerful one for your setup and use the flow control to adjust the water flow rate. 

TIP! Determine the ideal pump for your aquarium sump by matching the distance of the sump to your aquarium return outlet and match to the pump’s max. head height.

OptiMax Compact OptiMax
85i 135i 250 285 560 800 1150 1420
Max. flow rate 85 gph 135 gph 250 gph 285 gph 560 gph 800 gph 1150 gph 1420 gph
Max. head height 1.8 ft. 2.8 ft. 3.3 ft. 4.6 ft. 8.2 ft. 11.5 ft. 10.5 ft. 9.5 ft.
Power consumption 4.5 watts 5 watts 8 watts 10 watts 31 watts 60 watts 72 watts 78 watts

Air Pumps

Adequate water movement and surface agitation is needed for your aquarium to absorb oxygen from the surface of the water. This dissolved oxygen from the water is then absorbed by the fish to keep them living and healthy. 

Your aquarium’s filter will typically help maintain adequate water movement and surface agitation. But the use of an air pump can increase CO2 and O2 gas exchange, especially if you have larger aquarium with “dead spots”. The air pump moves air into your aquarium and creates water motion with rising air bubbles. The direct transfer of gases, as well as the surface agitation from the bubbles keeps dissolved concentrations of CO2 and O2 at safe levels.

UV Clarifiers

To further promote clear water and healthy fish, add a UV clarifier to your aquarium setup. Through the use of UV technology, water from your tank is slowly exposed to a UV bulb. The UV effectively eliminates potential fish diseases, algae, and cloudiness to ensure clear views of your underwater world. 

Cleaning & Care

Some tasks may be small, but they are essential for keeping a healthy aquarium. These "hands-on" tasks can include trimming aquarium plants, cleaning the glass, loosening up substrate, and maintaining tubing. Make sure you have the right tools to complete basic maintenance.