1260 Universal Pump (640 GPH)

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German-made and extremely quiet. EHEIM universal pumps offer a large power spectrum and versatile uses. They also feature outstanding continuous operation characteristics in a more robust pump.

  • Output: 640 GPH
  • Head Height: 12 ft.
  • Power Watt: 65W
  • Intake: 1"
  • Outlet: 3/4"
  • Dimensions: 6.25" x 8.5" x 4.5”


These versatile water pumps are perfect for returning water from sump filter systems and can be used either submersed in the water, or located in-line outside of the sump (less heat transfer). Highly energy efficient with silent operation, these dependable pumps will give years of operation.


  • Universal pumps are designed for use in/under water as well as for powerful use outside.
  • All universal pumps have a hermetically sealed motor body. That guarantees maximum safety.
  • The integrated pre-filter prevents objects from entering the impeller and ensures long performance.
  • The inlet connector is designed for safe hose connection.
  • The pressure connector enables the use of interesting accessories such as installation SET 2.
  • The supplied assembly plate enables different assembly options.
  • Low energy, less heat transfer to water
  • Can be used submerged or in-line
  • Silent operation
  • Ceramic shaft, suitable for fresh or salt water
  • Threaded hose barbs for intake/outlet included
  • Optional screen prefilter intake


Quick Compare - Eheim Universal Pump

ModelPower UsageMaximum Head PressureMaximum FlowOverall Dimensions
1046 5 Watts 3.11 Ft. 80 GPH 4" x 5.8" x 3”


10 Watts

6 Ft.

160 GPH

4.5" x 5.8" x 4.75”

1250 28 Watts 6.5 Ft. 320 GPH 4.75" x 7" x 3.75”
1260 65 Watts 12 Ft. 640 GPH 6.25” x 8.5” x 4.5”


80 Watts

12 Ft.

910 GPH

6.25 x 8.5 x 4.5”

More Information
SKU 300221
UPC 720686121645
Variable Speed No
Max Head Height 10 - 15 Feet
Output Size 0.75" (3/4 in.)
Power Type AC
Power Consumption 65W
Input Size 1.0"
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Product Questions

Hi Guys. I'm just starting to set up my first saltwater tank. Is this pump (EHEIM 1260) adequate for a 90 gal tank? What is the general rule of thumb for return pump output as related to tank size? Thanks.
Question by: Scott on Jun 22, 2014, 1:13 PM
Hey Scott,
7-10x the size of the display is usually a pretty good ball park. The 1260 should get you right in the ballpark and is a great choice :-)
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Jun 22, 2014, 1:13 PM