In today's video installment we're going to talk about the Tom Aquatics Aqua-Lifter Dosing Pump.

The Aqua-Lifter Dosing Pump is the most widely used dosing pump in the aquarium hobby because it is inexpensive and has a number of different applications. It's useful for the daily dosing of aquarium additives/supplements, used in conjunction with an auto top-off system to replenish aquarium water after it evaporates, keeping a constant prime on your overflow box as well as feeding a calcium reactor or denitrator.

Tom Aquatics Aqua-Lifter Dosing Pump Suction Pre-Filter & 25 Feet of Flexible Air Line Tubing
Tom Aquatics Aqua-Lifter Dosing Pump,
Suction Pre-Filter & 25 Feet of Flexible Air Line Tubing

The pump uses ¼" airline tubing which connects to the inlet and outlets ports on the pump. The pump runs on standard 110V electricity for easy connection with aquarium auto top-off systems. The flow rate is slow which makes it easy to monitor for top-off or daily dosing.

The Aqua-Lifter Dosing Pump is very easy to use. The resides outside your aquarium and can be easily mounted with a screw or nail on your aquarium cabinet/stand to reduce pump vibration.

The Tom Aquatics Aqua Lifter Suction Pre-Filter installs inline with the suction side of the pump to help prevent debris from entering the diaphragm.

The inlet and outlet ports on the Aqua-Lifter pump are labeled with two arrows which makes setup a no-brainer. The suction side is connected to the arrow pointing toward the pump. Next, attach the airline tubing to the center port on the pre-filter. Then attach the suction line to the other port on top of the pre-filter. The other end of the line will be inserted into your top-off reservoir or supplement solution. Finally, attach the outlet line to the other port on the Aqua-Lifter that has the arrow pointing away from the pump. That is the line that will be used to dose your aquarium.

If you have any questions about Tom Aquatics Aqua-Lifter Dosing Pump, Suction Pre-Filter or AirLine Tubing, please give us a call at 1-800-566-FISH (3474) or leave us a comment below.

If you are interested in purchasing the Aqua-Lifter or reading product reviews from aquarium hobbyists just like you, please visit our website.

If you would like to read how one of our team members used the Aqua-Lifter to setup an auto top-off system for his tank, please check out this article.