Once in a while a product so unassuming can come along that you don’t realize how useful it is until you need it. A perfect example of this is Ecosystem Aquarium’s “PUMP HOLDER”. This pump holding accessory is designed for use with MaxiJet pumps which have been modified to use a propeller like a Vortech pump so that it can be firmly attached at a 90 degree angle. The Pump Holder allows for lateral rotation so the pump doesnt have to be square with the aquarium glass but the entire assembly works at a fixed height so there is no vertical adjustment. One of the interesting unintended benefits of using this pump holder is a marked reduction in noise since the device incorporates at least three points of contact with thick silicone for reducing vibrations. We even succeeded in quiting down a particularly loud pump to bearable levels. A secure holdfast and noise reducer in one can be yours for the low price of about $15.
Jake Adams has been an avid marine aquarist since the mid 90s and has worked in the retail side of the marine aquarium trade for more than ten years. He has a bachelor’s degree in Marine Science and has been the managing editor of ReefBuilders.com since 2008. Jake is interested in every facet of the marine aquarium hobby from the concepts to the technology, rare fish to exotic corals, and his interests are well documented through a very prolific career of speaking to reef clubs and marine aquarium events, and writing articles for aquarium publications across the globe. His primary interest is in corals which Jake pursues in the aquarium hobby as well as diving the coral reefs of the world.