We carry all the products you need to keep your aquarium or pond happy, healthy, and clean. We offer free water testing services to our customers, and can advise on any issues you may be having. Whether you are a new aquarium or pond owner and just starting up, or are making additions and growing your hobby, we are here to help.
Below you will find the products that we carry that we recommend. We know that the online shopping world is wonderful, so if you have the time to wait for shipping, feel free to take advantage of the great deals available at Amazon through our affiliate links. It won’t cost you anything extra, but we will get paid a slight commission for sending you their way (and we thank you for that form of support!)
If you are just looking for a basic aquarium, we sell 2.5, 5, and 10-gallon tanks here as well as the basic filters and accessories you would need to get started.
The fastest way to get started with fishkeeping is to simply buy a kit that comes with all the basics you need. Keep in mind the type of fish you want to keep and make sure you get an appropriate sized tank. If you are interested in larger tanks (30+ gallons), our recommendation is to check out Pet Supermarket and PetSmart for their sales (especially the few times they run the $1/gallon promotion, that’s the best!) and snatch up your tank then. Otherwise, if new is not a requirement, check craigslist. You will often get some of the best deals in the world from people that are either upgrading their current tank or are moving and have to get rid of their tank fast! With all that in mind, here are a few starter kits that you can check out as an opening to the hobby.
Starting a pond is a great way to expand your appreciation of the aquatic hobby, and it’s easier than you think! Below we show you the basics of what you need, as well as our prices, and the prices you can get things for on Amazon.
First, once your pond is established and holding water, you need a pump to circulate the water, pumping it through a filter, and out to a waterfall or other water feature. It all starts with a good, reliable pump. You don’t want something that requires a lot of maintenance, and you naturally want it to last a long time. Depending on your specific application, we recommend Pondmaster Mag Drive Pumps and Tetra Water Garden Pumps.
Pondmaster Pond Pumps:
|Gallons/Hour||Pond Size||Flow at 3′||Intake/Discarge||Power Cord||Wattage||Our Price:||Amazon.com:|
|250 GPH||50-250 Gallons||170 gph||1/2″ threaded||18-Foot||24||$79.00||$51.95|
|350 GPH||50-350 Gallons||300 gph||1/2″ threaded||18-Foot||35||$89.00||$57.29|
|500 GPH||200-500 Gallons||380 gph||1/2″ threaded||18-Foot||45||$99.00||$58.57|
|700 GPH||350-700 Gallons||500 gph||1/2″ threaded||18-Foot||60||$109.00||$66.91|
|950 GPH||500-1000 Gallons||850 gph||3/4″ threaded||18-Foot||95||$119.00||$80.86|
|1200 GPH||800-1200 Gallons||1150 gph||3/4″ threaded||18-Foot||110||$169.00||$105.67|
|1800 GPH||900-1600 Gallons||1600 gph||3/4″ threaded||18-Foot||145||$199.00||$124.64|
Tetra Water Garden Pumps:
|Gallons/Hour||Pond Size||Tubing Adapters||Power Cord||Wattage||Our Price:||Amazon.com:|
|325 GPH||50-250 Gallons||1/2″-3/4″ ID||12-Foot||17||$49.00||$36.03|
|550 GPH||50-500 Gallons||3/4″-1″ ID||12-Foot||40||$69.00||$43.19|
|1000 GPH||500-1000 Gallons||1″ ID||16-Foot||70||$89.00||$55.79|
|1900 GPH||1000-1500 Gallons||1-1/4″ ID||16-Foot||226||$139.00||$94.44|
Ultraviolet Clarifiers (UV Clarifiers)
In order to cut down on algae growth in your pond, you need to add an ultraviolet clarifier. As the water passes through it, it will kill the algae, allowing your filter to trap it and remove it from making your pond water green.
We recommend Tetra’s GreenFree line of inline clarifiers for their ease of use and simple availability of replacement bulbs when the time comes.
Tetra GreenFree UV Clarifiers work by using ultraviolet light waves to kill floating algae cells as they pass through the UV clarifier. They clear heavy algae blooms quickly and help keep your pond algae free all season long! The TetraPond GreenFree UV Clarifiers are compact, durable, energy-efficient, weatherproof, and extremely easy to install (not submersible).
Their high-efficiency Phillips PLS bulbs deliver full power and effectively control free-floating algae for one full year.
|Wattage||Max Pond Size||Tubing Adapters||Max Flow||Our Price:||Amazon.com:|
|5 watt UV||660 Gallons||1/2″ – 3/4″||330 gph||$129.00||$89.22|
|9 watt UV1||1800 Gallons||1/2″ – 1 1/4″ ID||900 gph||$159.00||$103.11|
|18w UV2||4400 Gallons||1/2″ – 1 1/4″ ID||2200 gph||$199.00||$155.72|
|36w UV3||8800 Gallons||3/4″ – 1-1/4″ ID||4400 gph||$249.00||$152.99|