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Choosing the Best Aquarium Water Pumps

When choosing the perfect pump for your aquarium, there are several important factors to consider. You should consider flow rate, head pressure, efficiency, horsepower, and design. Price is often a factor in purchasing a pump, but you should consider how much you will be spending over time. While a cheap pump may seem appealing, it is important to remember that the higher-efficiency models are going to cost you more up-front, but you'll save money in the long run.
You should also consider the operating time of the pump. Some pool pumps have a maximum operating time of half an hour while others can run 24 hours a day. A good rule of thumb is to use a pump that runs only thirty minutes a day to ensure proper circulation. Otherwise, your fish will struggle to get enough oxygen and algae may begin to grow.