An aquarium water circulation pump does make fun waves and water flows in the aquarium for the joy and health of your fish.
It has as well a great cleaning purpose keeping the aquarium walls and the water clean just by the movement of the water.
Of course, you need to get the right sized aquarium water circulation pump for your specific aquarium. Too big would overwhelm your fish by its powerful waves and too small wouldn’t have any impact whatsoever on the aquarium’s water. You will need to look at the GPH that comes with the water wave pump that indicates the size and power of the water circulation pump.
Originally water circulation pumps were used in large-scale fish farming facilities where the fish would become obese in smooth water. Water waves keep the fish fit by swimming against the flow, keep them therefore healthy – and happy. Coming from this big sized water wave pumps smaller pumps were made for smaller aquariums.
To find out if your fish will enjoy water waves and a water flow consult your vet before purchasing a water wave pump.
Water circulation pumps have the additional advantage of keeping the aquarium clean and the water fully oxygenated. Both of these are conductive to the growth of your fish.
Most of the good water circulation pumps are suitable for both freshwater and saltwater aquariums. And the all come with a strong suction cup that makes it easy to install it wherever you want in your aquarium. And these newer models guarantee a quiet operation.
SongJoy Wave Maker Aquarium Circulation Pump
- Circulation water pump is applicable to aquarium, fish tank, garden and pond
- 660 GPH
- Suitable for freshwater or saltwater aquarium
- Applicable to fish tank length of 2 to 4 ft
- High-efficient 3-watt motor, ceramic shaft, magnet base
- Size: 2.7“ x 2.7“ x 3.5“
I bought this to help circulate the water in a 150gallon tank, to help with a heating problem. The pump works very well, was easy to install, and keeps the water in my tank nicely circulated.
It‘s used on a 75 gallon reef and this thing really puts out some good current throughout the whole tank. I’m very pleased with its performance so far and plan on ordering another one friday. You really cant beat it for its price. Thumbs up.
Great product at the right price. Magnet-suction cup mounting is easy to use and allows repositioning whenever you need to.
KEDSUM Aquarium Circulation Wave Maker Pump
- Ideal for freshwater or saltwater aquarium
- 1850 GPH
- Strong suction cup mounting feet for easy vertical mounting
- Ultra-quiet operation and low power consumption
- Insures higher dissolved oxygen content
- 360° rotation imitates the natural flow
For the price you will be hard pressed to beat the specs/performance of this powerhead for the price.
Works very well, really circulates the water!
This is great for big fish tank, it makes strong wave. The product is what I except it.
SUNSUN Submersible Circulation Powerhead Pump
- Wide-spread range
- Ideal for freshwater or marine aquarium
- Totally submersible and oil-free motor
- 360 degree rotation for full flow directions
- 530 GPH, 2 pack
This weave stream is more like a jet stream, it seems to move the water pretty fast. The LG has went down and we don’t have to clean as much on the glass we highly recommend this product.
Nice little power head at a very cheap price,works as expected and moves plenty of water. I use two in KY 45 gal cube and I also use them to mix water.
You can’t beat the price. Powerful powerheads and the suction cups actually work.
*Prices are good at the time the article was written, but subject to change without notice.