Some of the older style Eheim Pumps would not take standard USA pipe fittings. I have a 1260 Eheim purchased earlier this year, which has the same fittings as the 1262, and 3/4" fittings fit fine, assuming you live in the US.
deeda's method works also. But I would recommend adding a piece of hose, say 2 feet worth, beyond the shut off valve. If not, because of the higher pressure that the 1262 has, it could produce a jet of water as it's coming out of the valve. The extra length of hose with dampen this stream.
The Two Little Fishies ball valves from BRS will work also.
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