Oceanstream – Wave Pump 500 GPH



JBJ's brand new Oceanstream circulation pumps are equipped with top-quality features, including magnetic holders as well as an pivot ball that can be articulated. The pumps are innovative and feature an exclusive PaddleDisc(tm) impeller which diverts water towards the outer edges of the housing, unlike traditional propeller-based pumps. This allows for the highest "random flow" across large circular currents, which allow for smooth water movement, without harming corals that are directly in the path of its flow. Magnetic mounts that are suitable for glass aquariums as thin as 1/2" thick.Magnetic mounts are suitable for glass aquariums that are up to 1/4" thick.
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The Oceanstream Wave Pump is extremely versatile. You can choose from the Oceanstream (500 GPH) for smaller aquariums or the original Oceanstream (1600 GPH) for aquariums up to 100 gallons. Pumps are ideal for fresh or saltwater aquariums. Oceanstream circulation pumps are compatible with our OceanPulse Wavemakers which allow you to configure alternating cycles from 10 seconds to 6 minutes.

Why you should have a Wave Pump in your aquarium

The Oceanstream Wave Pump circulates water because there are areas within your tank where the water doesn't move in particular when you have a huge aquarium. The filter may not be able to reach the area and the fish may not enjoy that particular area. The water that is in this area is not as oxygenated and could alter the balance in your aquarium. Installing a small wavemaker into the corner will ensure that your tank has an ideal habitat that your fish will enjoy. The accumulation of debris can be controlled by using a wavemaker, as there are some areas that aren't accessible. So, unless you've got "cleaners," these places will be swarming with food waste and fish waste. If you don't wash the area regularly every few days, your tank will be filled with a high concentration of nitrates. this could be very dangerous for your fish and tank that can last for several weeks before you are able to get your tank back to a stable state. Wavemakers can also assist living decorations like coral and shells to receive the nutrients they require. They are dependent on the motion of the water to gain food, and when the water doesn't move, they won't be able to survive for long. Wavemakers provide a healthy, positive environment for fish that are small. They'll learn to live in various conditions and be healthy, in comparison to those that are kept in tanks without the aid of a wavemaker. Additionally, the wavemaker can make hiding places for them by moving tall plants all over.
1.0 lbs
2.6 × 2.8 × 4.8 in
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Frequently Asked Questions
Is hiring a professional necessary to set up a saltwater aquarium?

As a general rule, a larger custom aquarium might require installation by a professional. However, a kit from our online fish store is relatively affordable and beginner friendly. That means you should have no problem setting it up yourself.

Which saltwater aquarium fish should you choose when starting out?

Consider a yellow tang fish. This popular saltwater aquarium fish does a great job of coexisting with other types of fish you’ll find in our online fish store.

How does a saltwater aquarium differ from a freshwater one?

Saltwater aquariums require a bit more maintenance and monitoring than freshwater tanks. Different fish require different levels of salinity, pH tolerances, and temperature requirements. They also require specialized pumps, filters, and other equipment that can handle salt. We can guide you through everything you need to know to set up a healthy, thriving reef tank.

Do fish in a saltwater aquarium swim in a school?

That depends on the species. However, if it’s a fish that swims in a school in the wild, they’ll do the same in an aquarium. Some fish that swim in schools include the green and blue chromis, cardinalfish, and dartfish, for example. When ordering from an online fish store, make sure you do your research on how specific fish species behave to ensure they’ll school (or at least coexist) with your current fish.

Is the effort required to maintain a saltwater aquarium worth it?

Yes! Many aquarists dream of owning thriving saltwater aquariums. You have a tiny piece of the ocean in your home, featuring magical and exotic fish that can only survive in saltwater.