Whether used for filtration, circulation or aeration (or a combination of both, or all three), there's no denying that an efficient powerhead is a necessity for aquariums. A filter, circulator, and aerator will not be able to perform their functions well without the presence of a powerhead to get the water moving. Of course, a powerhead works with a pump, so get a combination that works well together.
If you're on the hunt for a good powerhead-and-pump combo, don't look further than the Taam Rio Plus 50 Powerhead/Pump from Pet Store
. Rio has improved its lines of pumps and powerheads to make them more reliable and efficient at a lower cost. The combo employs a technology called magnetic-rotor that makes Rio's goal possible. It doesn't use oil so there is no danger of the aquatic environment getting polluted by contaminants. It works quietly, too, so there is no noise to stress out even the most excitable fish.
The Taam Rio Plus 50 Powerhead/Pump can pump up to 69 gallons of water per hour (GPH). It can be used with protein skimmers using Venturi technology and wet/dry and undergravel filtration systems. It can be used not just with tanks, but with ponds and water fountains