Proper water circulation is essential for a clean and healthy environment in an aquarium. Unless you plan to constantly stir the water in your fish tank and never leave its side, a water pump remains to be a necessity. Besides, stirring provides currents, which water pumps don`t give even when they circulate the water in the tank.
A good water pump circulates the water in a tank without producing currents that can disrupt the movement of fish and other living creatures in an aquarium. But why is circulation so important? Water moves around the tank, the oxygen moves around too. And so do the vitamins, medicines, supplements, food, etc. that you put in the water. You don`t want all those setting on the sand at the bottom of the aquarium, do you?
Now that you`re convinced that you need a water pump, you may want to look at the Iwaki MD40RLT Water Pump (Japanese Motor) from Pet Store
. It is a popular water pump of choice for aquarium enthusiasts, and you can easily tell that by its telltale green and white colors that are visible in many tanks around the world.
A big part of the popularity of the Iwaki MD40RLT Water Pump (Japanese Motor) is attributed to its being magnetic, which increases efficiency and lowers heat emissions. It does what it is expected to do, but it works harder and uses up less energy. That`s great news for your electricity bills! And because it uses up less energy, it gives off less heat. Now, that`s great news for your fish
! They wouldn`t have to be exposed to fluctuating temperature levels that could be detrimental to their health.
Magnetic water pumps. Magnetic driven. Sealess pumps for use on fresh or saltwater aquariums. Low heat exchange. Highly durable design. WMD pumps have American Made Motors. MD pumps have Japanese Made Motors. RLT pumps are for pressure applications. RLXT pumps are for circulation and wet/dry return.
Iwaki Walchem magnetic drive pumps will run longer, quieter and cooler than any traditional mag drive. Extraordinarily high efficiencies make WMD & MD the clear choice in almost every process, recirculation or transfer application.Unique internal Cooling Circuit
Creates a positive, forced cooling path, lubricating bearing surfaces and actively purging gases & heat. Unique double bearing system allows cooling circuit liquid to continually "wash" front and rear radial bearings, extending bearing life.Precision Tolerances
Pumps can be supplied with alumina ceramic or SiC spindles, bored, turned and highly polished. This precision machined spindle forms the center of the driven magnet. Substantially reduced hydraulic noise is a major feature of all WMD/MD impellers. Great pains are taken in the molding/finishing process to eliminate tangential misalignment.Bearings/Thrust surfaces
High lubricity fluoropolymer bearings minimize mechanical losses typical of conventional mag drive pumps. High purity SiC radial bearings handle the most aggressive ultrapure chemistries. PTFE front thrust surface aids hydraulic balance and minimizes flashing. Large rear thrust surface guards against axial forces caused by cavitation or gas entrapment.Drive magnet
Dynamically balanced barium ferrite drive magnets provide best magnet torque. Die cast magnet carrier creates a flywheel effect, which adds to the magnet safety factor.Motor matching
Offering more standard motor/pump configurations than other manufacturers offer for tailored pump applications. Premium, high efficiency motors are used throughout the line. Totally enclosed, permanent split capacitor motors are compact, cool and economical. Tolerance to voltage variation without overheating and 50/60 Hz operation allow the product to be used in a worldwide market.Note: Power outlet plug NOT included.