When I started this blog, I intended to occasionally trumpet the equipment that I use, including the brands I’m loyal to. So I’m going to start with pumps. I use Sicce pumps for a variety of purposes and I believe they are some of the best in the industry, especially at the hobbyist level. They are quiet and transfer a minimal amount of heat. Manufactured in Italy, Sicce offers what I think is one of the best values in aquarium pumps. Give them a shot when your next need for a pump arises. If your local fish store doesn’t carry Sicce, ask them to.