AQUEON Freshwater & Saltwater Circulation Aquarium Pump, 500 GPH -

Aqueon Freshwater & Saltwater Circulation Aquarium Pump

By Aqueon
Rated 3.814 out of 5 stars

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About This Item


  • For freshwater or saltwater tanks.
  • Simulates natural river and reef currents by continuously circulating water.
  • The continuous water motion leads to a cleaner aquarium with healthier, more active fish.
  • Easy installation with locking suction cup and features an energy-saving motor and impeller.
  • Flow rates range from 500 to 2400 gallons per hour to accommodate tanks from 20 to 250 gallons.

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Questions & Answers

6 Customer Questions

Do I have to purchase filter separately or does work to replace filter pumps?
Answer by ChewyJan 22, 2021
This circulation pump provides constant water movement in both freshwater and saltwater tanks by simulating the natural currents which leads to a cleaner aquarium. This pump does not utilize filters. To maintain efficient performance of the pump, periodic cleaning is required.

how many watts do these pumps use
Answer by ChewyApr 23, 2020
The 500 is 3.3 Watts, the 700 is 3.5 Watts, the 950 is 6.8 Watts, the 1250 is 7.0 Watts and the 1650 is 8.8 Watts.

On the 1250 is there a fan speed adjustment?
Answer by ChewyOct 04, 2017
This product does not have a fan speed adjustment.

Can these be used with wave maker timers?
Answer by ChewyMay 13, 2022
This product is suitable for use with a wave-timer.

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Bluebird on Feb 5, 2023

I love It!

I think this is a great addition to my aquarium. Really keeps the water circulating and adds oxygen to the water

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Luke on Oct 27, 2022

Just buy it

Have four of these for my two reef tanks and they’ve lasted over two years and still going strong. For the chewy price you won’t find a better deal it’s worth it.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Violet on Jan 25, 2023

A Fine Pump!

Quiet and powerful. Keeps my 36 gallon tank crystal clear!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Mark on Nov 25, 2022

new to me !

never have used before; a gentle circulation in a 55gal. tall--very pleased

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By JamieLynn on Nov 28, 2022


This thing works just like it is supposed to and I am happy with it

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By mrsMJ on May 31, 2022

Stop working after a week

Trash! stopped working after one week. Don’t waste your money, its too hard to come by.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Frank on Apr 24, 2022

Not bad but bulky

It has plenty of power and is quiet but it is very bulky and sticks out real far because the way its mounted

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Taylor on Jan 11, 2022

Failed Miserably

I purchased this pump to help circulate water in my 125g tank to help with filtration. Initially I was impressed, but the pump had quit for no reason two different times less than a month in. Now, the pump is completely useless and will not turn on for anything. No debris or issues are preventing the impeller from moving so I have no idea why it decided to just quit working.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By great on Mar 28, 2022

Very strong

Great for the price. Bought one at a pet store for $60 and it's no where near as good as this one.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Robsroaches on Nov 7, 2021

still working properly for a 20 gallon long tank

It took a bit of adjusting but now this is circulating my tank regularly. I put it on the timer with my light so it kicks off at night... seems to help keep the tank cleaner