Editor's Choice - Our Favorite capetsma Aquarium Air Pumps

1. capetsma Aquarium Air Pump, Nano Air Pump for Fish Tank from 1 to 15 Gallon, Super Quiet Fish Oxyge...

User Ratings: 82

capetsma First Impressions

"Great air pump."

It's the second one of this model I’ve owned. This is actually the second one I have purchased. The motor was working but air was not moving. I have it running 8 different sponge filters at high rate! Ordered this air pump to replace one of my other pumps and the difference is amazing. This seems to be a good little pump that really puts out some air! It has one air outlet so i used a spliter& ran a tube to each end of bubbler.

  • capetsma Aquarium Air Pump, Nano Air Pump for Fish Tank from 1 to 15 Gallon, Super Quiet Fish Oxygen Pump with Air Bubbler Stone and Tube, 1w at 420ml/min
  • Super Quiet - unlike traditional fish tank pump, there is no motor but a thin piezoelectric ceramic plate to eliminate vibration, sounds less than 35db, quiet enough to be placed in your bedroom living room and your office.
  • Low Power Consumption and Long Lifespan - This nano aquarium pump uses no transmission device to avoid friction loss, provides a flow rate of 420 ml/min with 1w consumption, it is a great air pump for small fish tanks range from 1 to 15 gallons.
  • Compact design and space saving - The cute round fish tank air pump measures only 2.4 inches in diameter, you can easily hang it on the tank wall, it won’t take up any place on your desk.
  • Useful tool to make your fish live healthier - This Aquarium Air Pump provides dependable airflow and dissolved oxygen in water, makes sure that your fishes live in healthy and stable environment.
  • Satisfaction guaranteed: capetsma Air pump comes with power adapter, 3.6 ft long air tube, 0.9 inch air stone bubbler, hook and user manual. If there is anything wrong, just feel free to contact us right away, we will respond within 24hrs and do our best to help you out.
  • Manufacture: capetsma
  • Product Dimensions: 2.4 x 2.4 x 0.8 inches; 5.29 Ounces
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capetsma Final Thoughts

"Lots of bubbles."

This runs pretty darn quiet for a high output air pump. This thing has plenty of power for my needs. Its been on 24 hours a day for about 5 days. Pay a bit more but the quality is worth it. Use large Air Stone Bars for giant columns of air bubbles. I was wrong it has enough power to run all 9 with air to spare. I guarantee the fan will help it's shelf life.

Overall Score
4.8


(7 Points)

2. Penn Plax Silent Air B11 Battery Operated Aquarium Air Pump For Power Outage Automatic Turn On Keeps...

User Ratings: 69 5

Penn-Plax SAB11 First Impressions

"It pumps PLENTY of air!"

My 20H tank is in my office, 3 feet away from my desk. Seems very well built, does as advertised. A simple piece of foam under the unit solved that. Overall seems like a good air pump. It didn't blow air out that line, while it still had a little water in the unit! Use large Air Stone Bars for giant columns of air bubbles. The current from the circle is so strong circulation is not a issue!

  • Penn Plax Silent Air B11 Battery Operated Aquarium Air Pump For Power Outage Automatic Turn On Keeps Fish Safe
  • Aquarium Supplies
  • Battery Pumps
  • Recommended as a home backup unit in case of power outages
  • Perfect for transporting fish
  • Impact resistant design, with 2 ft. air hose and airstone.
  • Manufacture: Penn-Plax
  • Product Dimensions: 2 x 3 x 5.5 inches; 7.58 Ounces
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Penn-Plax SAB11 Final Thoughts

"What a difference."

I have 3 of them on different surfaces. I have the pump hooked up to a large sponge. The rubber feet dampen most anything that the sealed pump doesn't cover. I was going to buy 3 small air pumps to power 9 sponge filters when I saw this pump. Once, the water in this tank backflowed into the unit. But if it's in another room, it’s not bad at all. 5 Watts, Fusion 700 rated at 6 watts,Whisper 300 rated at 7.

Overall Score
4.4


(496 Points)

3. HIRALIY Aquarium Air Pump, Fish Tank Air Pump with Dual Outlet Adjustable Air Valve, Ultra Silent Ox...

User Ratings: 74 2

HIRALIY First Impressions

"Great for hydroponics."

This would be the fourth attempt to satisfy my needs and my ears. Its not going to vibrant on anything! Pump is basically silent when both airlines are attached. I didn't think I’d be impressed by an air pump but I’m pleasantly surprised. This thing has plenty of power for my needs. I figured it would give me enough air to power 4 or 5. I knew I had to try something else.

  • HIRALIY Aquarium Air Pump, Fish Tank Air Pump with Dual Outlet Adjustable Air Valve, Ultra Silent Oxygen Fish Tank Bubbler with Air Stones Silicone Tube Check Valves Up to 80 Gallon Tank
  • Aquarium Air Pump with Dual Outlets: Designed as dual outlets' fish tank pump (3 watt power), 2 pieces 6.6 ft silicone tubing provided for easy to insert multiple fish tanks or aquariums through the double outlets, widely suitable for freshwater and marine aquarium fish tank
  • Adjustable Flow Rate Suitable for 1-80 Gallon Tank: Adjust manually flow rate of HIRALIY air pump aquarium to different size of fish tanks. The best specifications tanks for home or office applications are between 1 to 60 gallons, and the maximum volume of tank able to 80 gallons
  • Ultra Quiet Fish Bubbler Minimum 20 dB: Built-in full copper motor and thin piezoelectric ceramic plate, more effectively reducing the noise than traditional fish tank bubbler when working. Minimum 20 dB in lowest flow rate
  • Shockproof & Stable Performance: With 4 solid rubber feets on the bottom of fish tank pump, ensures to absorb and reduce the noise generated by the friction. For better noise reduction, It is recommended to put a towel or blanket under the fish air pump
  • Complete Aquarium Pump Accessories: 2 x 6.6 ft (2m) silicone tubing for cutting; 4 x air stone for more oxygen; 2 x return valve for no back siphoning; 2 x suction cups for silicone tube not to fly all over the fish tank; 1 x HIRALIY aquarium air pump; 1 x blue card; 1 x user manual
  • Manufacture: HIRALIY
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HIRALIY Final Thoughts

"So does this one!"

My first one may have been a lemon. Make sure the hose is connected well. I like these, great deal for the price. And there are fixes around all of it. If you leave one open, it makes noise. However Once you plug it to the Oxy tubes it is Silent! I couldn't even think to do my work.

Overall Score
4.6


(791 Points)

4. AquaTop Aquarium Air Pump AP50

User Ratings: 62 13

AquaTop BC003538 First Impressions

"Stay Green!"

This pump cost a bit more than the small quite ones but is way more powerful. I hung it so its not touching anything. Its been on 24 hours a day for about 5 days. Just bought and started using it a few days ago. Don't be startled if you test it without oxygen tubes, It is Very noisy! I own Whisper 10, 150, 300, Eheim 400, and Fusion 700. Before the fan, it was to hot to even hold!

  • AquaTop Aquarium Air Pump AP50
  • Tank capacity: 20-50 gallons
  • Number of outlets: 1
  • Air pressure: 3.19 psi
  • 2 watts
  • Adjustable control knob
  • Manufacture: Aquatop
  • Product Dimensions: 3.6 x 2.6 x 5.1 inches; 4.8 Ounces
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AquaTop BC003538 Final Thoughts

"Super quiet!"

For a solid working, quiet pump, this is about as good as it gets. 5 Watts, Fusion 700 rated at 6 watts,Whisper 300 rated at 7. I had to use valves to reduce the output. Super quiet, lots of power and looks super sleek. And there are fixes around all of it. Larger tank owners won't have my issues. The company made it right and took care of me.

Overall Score
4.0


(24 Points)

5. Coralife 05146 SL-65 Super Luft Air Pump

User Ratings: 64 9

Coralife 100105146 First Impressions

"This is the 40."

These work better than any of the others I have tried in my price point. Yes it obviously makes some noise-but not at all as much as I was anticipating. Considering the warranty and performance, I upgraded my rating by 2 stars. The new unit works fine as a secondary air pump in a 75 gallon fresh water aquarium. This one is far better than I anticipated! Seems very well built, does as advertised. Its been on 24 hours a day for about 5 days.

  • Coralife 05146 SL-65 Super Luft Air Pump
  • Magnetic piston pump
  • Great for multiple aquarium setups
  • Heavy duty, powder-coated aluminum housing
  • Vibration-dampening rubber base for quiet operation; Removable air filter
  • Manufacture: Central Garden & Pet
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 5.3 x 4.7 inches; 4.6 Pounds
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Coralife 100105146 Final Thoughts

"I love this air pump!"

A white tail deer can hear a whisper 75 yards away! I did notice that it tends to run very loudly and hot. I found calcium deposits were clogging the bottom where the air was supposed to exit. It is quiet and powerful and doesn't get hot. It pumps out enough air to keep millions of air bubbles going in this 200g+ Aquarium! I was wrong it has enough power to run all 9 with air to spare. Otherwise, I would buy another one.

Overall Score
4.1


(65 Points)

6. boxtech Aquarium Air Pump for 1-30 Gallon Tank with Accessories Air Stones Silicone Tube Check Valve...

User Ratings: 73 9

boxtech First Impressions

"Works great."

These work better than any of the others I have tried in my price point. This happened to me with this unit. The stone is very heavy, so it is easy to position and stays put where you want it. It's the second one of this model I’ve owned. It makes the perfect size bubbles and the fish love it. I use this on a 5-way valve for a 75 gallon tank. After 3 weeks, I received a new one in the mail.

  • boxtech Aquarium Air Pump for 1-30 Gallon Tank with Accessories Air Stones Silicone Tube Check Valves (3.8 Watt, 2 Outlet)
  • 【Top Performance】Boxtech AC Air pump is using advanced magnetic levitation technology, 3.8 Watte Power, sufficient oxygen supply, uniform air bubbles, you can hardly hear the sound it makes while working.
  • 【Super Quiet】The sound of the aquarium air pump is less than 35 db under normal flow, with 4 soft anti-vibration feet and the Air Pressure is 0.018 Mpa.
  • 【Comprehensively Compatible】Air pump can be used for various types of air stones, such as nano bubble stone, etc; sponge filter, such as double sponge, etc; fish tank oxygen bubble decorations; and use for the other types.
  • 【Powerful Air Pump】Air pump for fish per minute can up to 3.2 gallon, per hours can up to 190 gallon,suitable for 10-150 Gallon Fish Tank gallons fish tank for saltwater and freshwater.
  • 【Adjustable Flow Rate】Adjustable aquarium oxygen pump designed with double outlets, you can adjust the air pump flow rate according to the size of your fish tank. (When the air pump is 25 cm below the water surface, install a check valve.) Accessories Includes: 2 x Check valve, 2 x Air Stone, 5M Air Tube, Max water depth:11.8 inch ,come with 2 ft air stones.
  • The air pump is NOT waterproof.
  • In order to prevent accidents, please do not place the air pump in a place with inflammable and explosive materials.
  • When the sound of the aeration air pump is abnormal,such as the case overheating or there is no air output, please unplug the power plug immediately,stop using it. Please do not disassemble or repair it by yourself.
  • Manufacture: boxtech
  • Product Dimensions: 8.66 x 8.27 x 5.91 inches; 2.65 Pounds
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boxtech Final Thoughts

"This is the 40."

Pump is basically silent when both airlines are attached. I set up 2 more and still all the control valve are not open 100%. Hardly noticeable that it is running for an aquarium air pump. The first lasted about two years when one side decided to put out less air. They don't even vibrate the old school plastic tank hanger mounts they sit on. Colbert, the reviewer above, for explaining how to do this. I'm using it for small start-up hydroponic system.

Overall Score
4.3


(37 Points)

7. Ymiko Aquarium Air Pumps,DC 12V 35W Air Pump Aerator for Fish Pond Aquaculture Aquarium Accessory To...

Ymiko First Impressions

"Great product."

I will just keep the old one for parts should I need it. These work better than any of the others I have tried in my price point. This is actually the second one I have purchased. Overall seems like a good air pump. Super quiet, lots of power and looks super sleek. I have to put my head behind the tank to hear it! I will just keep the old one for parts should I need it.

  • Ymiko Aquarium Air Pumps,DC 12V 35W Air Pump Aerator for Fish Pond Aquaculture Aquarium Accessory Tool Oxygen Air Pump Mute Energy Save Compresso
  • With stable-performance and large volume, great for aeration. it is super compact, lightweight, ultra quiet, along with long service life
  • Made of high quality material, which is non-toxic, safe and durable to use to improve the health and wellbeing of your fish by dissolving oxygen
  • Low power consumption, this will be practical and environmental friendly, it is very quiet for fish tank to be placed at bedroom, living room and office
  • Suitable for fish pond aeration, supplements oxygen to fish during transportation, aquaculture, etc.
  • Ymiko aquarium air pump is highly performance and of premium quality but If there is any quality problems with our product please don??t hesitate to contact us,we will provide you the most friendly customer service
  • Manufacture: Ceyo
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Ymiko Final Thoughts

"I can't hear them at all."

I have two of these running in my kitchen and my living room is right next to it. I found calcium deposits were clogging the bottom where the air was supposed to exit. Make sure the hose is connected well. Push once for On and hold down for 5 seconds for off. It pumps out enough air to keep millions of air bubbles going in this 200g+ Aquarium! I have this in our small aquarium with an LED bubble stone. I know my title sounds overly dramatic, but I'm not kidding.

Overall Score
5.0


(2 Points)

8. Penn-Plax (2 Pack) Silent Air B11 Battery Operated Aquarium Air Pump for Power Outage Automatic Turn...

User Ratings: 71 14

Penn-Plax First Impressions

"My gold fish like it."

This seems to be a good little pump that really puts out some air! I have to unplug it every time I want to shut it off. Though the 18W model isn't so loud that it can only be used outside. The current from the bubble wand is softer but its still a current. After 3 weeks, I received a new one in the mail. This seems to be a good little pump that really puts out some air! I added a check valve to my airline tubing and works as expected.

  • Penn-Plax (2 Pack) Silent Air B11 Battery Operated Aquarium Air Pump for Power Outage Automatic Turn On Keeps Fish Safe Up to 29 Gallons
  • (2 Pack) Silent Air B11 Battery Operated Aquarium Air Pump For Power Outage Automatic Turn On Keeps Fish Safe Up to 29 Gallons
  • Aquarium air pump runs on 2D batteries when it senses that electrical current is interrupted. It will switch from electric to battery operated automatically.
  • Pump will only operate when power is out and provides continuous aeration of your tank. Fish need a constant supply of oxygen for survival. An electrical power outage is life threatening.
  • Aquarium air pump is safe to use in tanks up to 29 gallons / Air pump uses 110 volt electrical current
  • Air tubing and stone are included for easy set up. A check value is recommended but not included in the kit. Pump is safe for both freshwater and marine environments.
  • Manufacture: Penn-Plax
  • Product Dimensions: 2 x 3 x 5.5 inches; 15.2 Ounces
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Penn-Plax Final Thoughts

"So far, so good."

I like these, great deal for the price. The first lasted about two years when one side decided to put out less air. The pump works very well in my 75G tank. The pump works well when there is no defects. I knew I had to try something else. I cleaned the sponge and hooked it all back up, hardly any air was coming out. We can hear the tank bubbles, but nothing noisy from the pumps at all.

Overall Score
4.3


(16 Points)

9. EcoPlus Pro 60 Linear Air Pump 1110 GPH-728376

User Ratings: 79 15

EcoPlus XS10026 First Impressions

"Very quiet and powerful."

It has two places to hook up tubing to. In fact I can hear the bubbles from the water more than the pump itself. I had the Whisper models and they were way too high in emissions. You MUST use a fan with this pump or it will def burn out or lose pressure. I had to use valves to reduce the output. I have two of these running in my kitchen and my living room is right next to it. Seems very well built, does as advertised.

  • EcoPlus Pro 60 Linear Air Pump 1110 GPH-728376
  • Ngk EcoPlus Pro 60 linear air pump 1110 GPH
  • Brand name: EcoPlus
  • Made in China
  • Assembly not required
  • Manufacture: EcoPlus
  • Item Weight: 13.5 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 11 x 8.5 inches
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EcoPlus XS10026 Final Thoughts

"The combo was deafening."

I have it running 8 different sponge filters at high rate! This would be the fourth attempt to satisfy my needs and my ears. Great Product, BUT, its noisy and vibrates like mad on its rubber feet. Considering the warranty and performance, I upgraded my rating by 2 stars. Yes it obviously makes some noise-but not at all as much as I was anticipating. I had to use valves to reduce the output. One of the best pump design I've own.

Overall Score
4.3


(10 Points)

10. UPETTOOLS Aquarium Air Pump Large Gas Volume Oxygen Pump for Depth Water Fish Tank Adjustable Air Ae...

User Ratings: 73 7

UPETTOOLS First Impressions

"Strong pump, super quiet."

This thing has plenty of power for my needs. I had the Whisper models and they were way too high in emissions. I have two of these running in my kitchen and my living room is right next to it. One of the best pump design I've own. I have 3 of them on different surfaces. Its been on 24 hours a day for about 5 days. It makes the perfect size bubbles and the fish love it.

  • UPETTOOLS Aquarium Air Pump Large Gas Volume Oxygen Pump for Depth Water Fish Tank Adjustable Air Aerator Pump with Air Pump Bubbler Accessories 2 Outlets
  • Aquarium Air Pump with Dual Outlets Designed as dual outlets' fish tank pump (4 watt power). This air pump can support the air stone to add oxygen in the depth of 6.5 Ft,provided for easy to insert multiple fish tanks or aquariums through the double outlets, Widely suitable for freshwater and marine aquarium fish tank.
  • Adjustable Oxygen Pump Run virtually silent,according to the size of your fish tank, the air flow can be freely adjusted volume. The air is used to vibrate the air bubbles to increase the area of the water contact with the air, so that the water can dissolve the oxygen, thereby increasing the oxygen content in the water.
  • Powerful Motor & Ultra Whisper Quiet Air Pump Equipped with powerful power can generate a large amount of aeration, Max Flow Rate: [2.5L/Min×2]. Put out a ton of air bubbles and provides a sufficient amount of water circulation in your aquarium. Great to be used for all types of tanks with capacity of 20-120gal.
  • Shockproof & Stable Performance Aerator Pump With 4 solid rubber feets on the bottom of fish tank pump, ensures to absorb and reduce the noise generated by the friction. For better noise reduction, It is recommended to put a towel or blanket under the fish air pump.
  • Comes with all air pump accessories 1*4W Aquarium air pump, 1*16.4ft (5m) long silicone air tube, 2*air stone(2 outlet), 2* return valve,2*suction cups, 1*user manual. UL-Approved power cord, anti-counter-flow air outlet design,the cooper wires inside the motor makes this fish tank bubbler safer and more efficient.
  • Manufacture: UPETTOOLS
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UPETTOOLS Final Thoughts

"This is plenty of air."

I have an undergravel filter and a few other accessories that push air too. So I completely disassembled the sponge holder. It didn't blow air out that line, while it still had a little water in the unit! I have been in the hobby for 20+ years and this is the best air pump! This runs pretty darn quiet for a high output air pump. But if it's in another room, it’s not bad at all. Its not going to vibrant on anything!

Overall Score
4.4


(230 Points)

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