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Eheim Hobby Pumps Model 1262 by Hobby Pump. Eheim hobby pumps: Dependable, powerful aquarium pump for external and internal use


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Installation and Operation Installation is easy. All the hose barbs seem to be in metric though which can be a problem as they are slightly smaller than the standard hose sizes. The threaded portion of the pump fits a 3/4" MPT perfectly though, so it can be adapted very easily. Maintenance is outstanding, this pump can easily run with almost zero maintenance, most pumps will seize after going too long but I've had this Eheim running for almost a year solid with no problem. The impeller magnet sees very little calcium buildup -- I'm assuming this is from the low operating temperature/low wattage of the pump winding.


Performance vs. Expectations Performs great. The flow vs. head chart seems to be right on. I was initially surprised about how quiet this pump is. You literally have to put your ear down to the sump to tell it's running.


Value for money It is a more expensive pump but well worth the premium. Comparably low wattage which means low operating costs.


Liked about it Low wattage/low operating costs/less heat added to the water.
Easy to maintain.
Dead quiet.


Didn't like Metric hose barbs can be a pain, but easily adapted.
The pump itself is pretty big, it can displace a pretty large amount of water.
I've yet to run across a third issue.


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By wharyat
Jan 06, 2010
 
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Fantastic pump!! featured

Installation and Operation This is a great versatile pump. I like that it has the option to be plumbed external or a submersible. I chose to go submersible so it was a simple matter to install. You might have to get metric size hose to use the hose barb that comes with it. Or you can get a 3/4" adapter that threads in, in place of the one that come with it. Or I found that regular 3/4" hose fit over the stock barb but was a bit loose. I was able to use the compression fitting to hold it on though. Or you could use plastic hose clamps to hold it securely. I thought the directions on taking it apart for cleaning and maintenance are very clear and easy to understand. And I really love how easy it is to take apart to clean. My last return pump was such a pain to get the cover off, I thought I was going to break it every time I did it. The Eheim just easily pops off, and goes securely back on with ease.


Performance vs. Expectations I was very impressed with the performance of the Eheim 1262. My previous return pump was rated at a very similar GPH. This pump has way more power than my other, and the water came gushing out of the locline the way I had it pointed and it almost came out of the top of the tank! So I had to adjust it to say the least. Not only that, I have had a low pH for a long time. I always thought I had decent turn around and aeration. After installing the Eheim my pH has risen


Value for money I think its an excellent value for the money. It is just slightly more than the last return pump I had, and its light years better. In build quality and performance. I will always use Eheims from now on.


Customer Support I have had no dealings with Eheim.


Liked about it I would say the very best thing I like about it is, how powerful it is. Many other pumps exaggerate there GPH rating. Its super quiet which is nice because my tank is in my bedroom, and my other pump could get annoyingly loud sometimes. I would also have to say I like how robust it is, the shaft and impeller look and feel solid. You won't easily accidentally snap that shaft like I have on others.


Didn't like I really have no complaints what so ever. But if they had an option for a 3/4" hose adapter for the American version it would be helpful I think. Mainly for people adding the pump to an established tank that already has a hose there. If it was a new tank you could easily get the correct hose.


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By luther1200
Nov 14, 2009
 
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I Love This Pump

Installation and Operation Very Simple to Assemble, Easy to set up, and Very Nice Quality, I would Expect Nothing Less From Eheim.


Performance vs. Expectations The Pump has a lot of Power, No Noise That I can hear, and Very, Very Low Heat Production.It has been Running for 2 months now and it still has the same power as the second I first plugged it in.The Parts are not showing any wear, and the pump is silent.


Value for money I was More than 100% pleased with the Quality of this Pump for the Price.The Pump is the Best for the money, hands down!


Customer Support I Have Had 0 Problems with this pump to call Eheim about anything going wrong.


Liked about it Price.
Performance.
Reliability.


Didn't like I cant find one thing I did not Like.


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By Trigger264
Jun 15, 2011
 
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highest quality submersible pump on the market

Installation and Operation Very easy to install and use, this is certainly the gold standard for submersible pumps. I've used one of these primarily for my skimmer supply for the last 4 years, but I've also used them for return pumps. While you don't quite get the flow out of them as compared to some other external pumps, they are dead silent, draw little power, and are very robust. I've very much enjoyed employing eheim products over the years, and this pump is no exception.


Performance vs. Expectations Amazing performance compared to my expectations, I originally purchased this to replace a gen-x pump I had on a skimmer. The main reason was due to the noise from the gen-x. I couldnt even tell this pump was on when I originally fired it up. It adds almost no heat to the tank and works very well.


Value for money Kind of hard to quantify this if you're looking at a straight flow rate versus price comparison, as this is a pretty spendy pump. If those are your only comparison parameters, this has a pretty low value. But if you add in energy consumption, noise level, and life of the pump then this item is priceless compared to other products.


Customer Support I can't say I've ever had to deal with eheim directly, but maybe that's a review in and of itself; all the eheim products I've used have been flawless, and I've never needed support.


Liked about it Most of this is already captured, but this pump is quite, energy efficient, long lasting, easy to install, has good flow rates, and doesnt add much if any heat into the tank. Performance wise, I can't think of a negative thing about this unit.


Didn't like Cost wise, this is certainly an investment. If you like buying items once, this is in your wheelhouse. If you're looking to save a little, though, this certainly isnt your best choice. The only other thing I'd note is that it's not a small pump, but that's a pretty small issue in my opinion.


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By crvz
May 19, 2010
 
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Great

Installation and Operation Wonderful pump with pre-filter and excellent hose barb connector.
Make sure to clean the filter out though!


Performance vs. Expectations Ran for 6 years until a power surge knocked it out :(


Value for money Great!


Liked about it Easy to forget about because it is so low maintenance.


Didn't like Small pre-filter gets clogged easily.


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By hawaii4485
Jul 20, 2009
 
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Eheim 1262

General Replaced my Mag 9.5 with this for the return on my 75. Much quieter and cooler running than the Mag.


Liked about it Quiet, good quality, easy to clean & maintain


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By firsthesitation
Jul 08, 2009
 
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