Submersible Water Pump
A submersible water pump drains water from the aquarium in the same way as a standard water pump. However, this effective pump will still function properly when fully submerged underwater.
Differences between a submersible water pump and pressure pump
- Submersible aquarium water pump – Running completely underwater, the submersible water pump draws water from the filter and pushes it back into the aquarium.
- In-line water pump – Air-cooled in-line water pumps are connected to the inlet hose and the outlet hose that is used to filter aquarium water. This powerful pump is used out of the water, and can move more gallons per hour than a submersible pump.
The benefits of submersible water pumps
- Lightweight, compact and easy to install, submersible water pumps are a convenient way to clean and maintain your aquarium.
- The portable water pump has a hermetically sealed motor and tends to be quieter because it works underwater.
- A submersible water pump is self-primed and can drain water from an aquarium with little effort. A submersible pump can also supply water that is needed for a pressure pump to work.
- Because submersible pumps are designed for underwater use they have a long insulated power cord. All that you need to operate a submersible water pump is access to an electrical power point.
Different types of aquarium water pump
- Submersible aquarium water pump – Suitable for freshwater and marine aquariums.
- Hydroponic water circulation pump – A multi function submersible pump that is suitable for aquariums and indoor fountains.
- Internal aquarium filter – Designed for submersible use, the low wattage, energy saving filter is ideal for freshwater and marine aquariums. It is supplied with an adjustable spray bar kit to increase oxygen levels and control circulation.
- Powerhead water pump – Offering a 360 degree rotation, the powerhead water pump adjusts the flow and direction of the aquarium water to simulate ocean conditions.