Your tank's pump acts like a
heart circulating water through the tank then filters and other
equipment in the sump and the back to the tank.
Choosing a pump
Adam's can help you choose the right size pump and sump for you tank
based on your tank size, filtration system and other factors.
Tips & Tricks
Use a separate pump to drive your protein filter. This
will increase the effectiveness of the filter and keep water flow to
your tank higher.
wavemaker with your pump for
reef aquariums. These devices vary the output of your pump to
simulate waves in the ocean...learn
Adam's can help you select the right
overflow and sump for your tank.
The overflow (pictured, right) sucks
water out of your tank and drops it into filters located in the
The sump then holds extra water for
the tank and can also be home to a protein skimmer or other
Pumps located in the sump then send
cleaned water back to your tank.
Adam's also carries Marineland's Emperor and Penguin lines of
bio-wheel power filters. These units contain the filtration
and pump in one unit that hangs off the back of the tank.
Adam's stocks all the filters and
related supplies you need to keep your tank's filtration working
from filter bags and cartridges to carbon and replacement
Piping: vinyl or PVC?
The type of pipe you use to deliver water back to your tank affects
the amount of water flow. The more corners and bends, the more
gunk in the pipe, the more resistance you get and the less water
flow delivered. Corals, fish and invertebrates need sufficient
water flow to carry away wastes and bring in nutrients and food.
Consider vinyl piping or spa-flex PVC.