Rio Plus & High Flow Water Pump Demonstration

Comparing all the Rio Plus and Rio’s high flow water pump line, with each flow in gallons and liters, with what maximum head pressure they can handle. This is a water pump demo showing aquarium flow and turn over demo. A water pump comparison. Get good flow for the right aquarium size.

Visually see how much flow they have on a normal tank set up, with some head pressure.

Which pump is right for your set-up for what your trying to do? Will the pump in the tank or below the tank? Does it need to go through a sterilizer or a filter. Know how much flow you need.

Larger pumps are adapted down to 1/2 inch tubing making more head pressure reduce to flow.

Rio Plus 90- 85 gph/321 lph 2 ft max head pressure
Rio Plus 200- 138 gph/522 lph 3 ft max head pressure
Rio Plus 600- 200 gph/757 lph 4 ft max head pressure
Rio Plus 1000- 271 gph/1026 lph 4.6 ft max head pressure
Rio Plus 1100- 382 gph/1446 lph 6 ft max head pressure
Rio Plus 1700- 642 gph/2430 lph 8 ft max head pressure
Rio HF 20- 1290 gph/4883 lph 10.8 ft max head pressure
Rio HF 26- 1590 gph/6019 lph 13 ft max head pressure
Rio HF 32- 1920 gph/7268 lph 14 ft max head pressure

American Aquarium Products Pump Specification Table:

Rio Plus Resource:

Rio HF Resource:

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Jagadeesh Varadaraj says:

hi bro … nice video, im having 75 gallon tank then my sump is in ground floor 10ft below. which one is sutable for me

Aaron Le says:

Thanks, appreciate your answer, I’m looking for a clear vinyl tubing for rio3100 to drainage my 75 gallon discus tank.

Aaron Le says:

Hi, you know what size of clear vinyl tubing fits rio3100,? Thanks.

Vince Vengeance says:

i’ve been searching for water flow of pump for different GPH/LPH and can’t find anywhere. thanks man you are the best at showing us how big a pump is and its water flow rate, with many different pump. thank you bro.

Rico Suave says:

What size tubing did you use ?

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