Air Pumps & Supplies for Saltwater Aquariums - Marine Depot
Little GIANT Aquarium Pumps are designed specifically for aquarium-filtered applications in freshwater or saltwater environments.
Little Giant Aquarium In-line Magnetic Drive 1325 GPH # 4-MDQX-SC (582507) Water Pump. Operates in-line only (not submersible), magnetic drive. Operates in salt or fresh water. Suitable for approximately 200-275 gallon aquariums
Little Giant 1100 GPH # 3-MDQX-SC, 581507 aquarium pump. Operates in-line only (not submersible), magnetic drive. Operates in salt or fresh water. Suitable for approximately 200-250 gallon aquariums.
Saltwater Aquarium Pump | Freshwater Aquarium Pumps
Water Pumps & Powerhead's for Freshwater and Saltwater Aquariums
Ever since I wrote the post last week about whether switching to will save money, I have been almost obsessed with trying to understand how much electricity my saltwater aquariums are consuming. Next to the lights, the next most energy-intensive piece of equipment is the aquariumreturn pump–the electrical pump that returns water from the sump below my tank back into the aquarium.Finally, make sure you check out the efficiency of the pumps you are using to create the water movement in your saltwater aquarium. The costs to run these can vary dramatically based on what model pumps you are using.If you are using live rock you can go ahead and add it now. Stack it and arrange it to suit your taste. Many hobbyists prefer to make tall formations in the middle of the tank rather than stacking it up against the back glass. This also helps to provide better water circulation and can prevent the buildup of detritus in what are known as "dead zones". If you are not using live rock, you can find a variety of decorating ideas at your local aquarium retailer or pet shop. Natural rock and dried coral can be used. Several companies also sell artificial coral, some of which looks nearly as good as the real thing. Just make sure anything you put in the aquarium is clean and is approved for use in a saltwater aquarium. Once you are finished decorating, top off the water and turn on the pump. Let the system run for a day or two to clear the water. If you are using live sand and/or live rock, you may be able to add fish after only a couple of days. Check with the store where you bought your live rock and make sure it has been properly cured. Test the water and make sure the levels of ammonia, nitrate, and nitrite are staying at zero. It is always best to add just one or two animals to start and monitor the water quality. Give the system time to adjust before adding more. Monitor you water quality closely to avoid any problems. Most aquarium retailers will offer to test your water for you.The first method that I would like to mention is the use of air pumps and blowers. The use of airlifts is a very cost effective way to move large volumes of water. These are two very important considerations for everyone. Unfortunately this type of system is not practical for most hobbyists’ displays. It would take a large number of airlifts to create the volume of water flow that we would like to have for our reef aquariums. And this volume of air bubbles creates a lot of salt spray that would create a very real maintenance issue. In my opinion however, airlifts are practical for commercial applications.