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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The capetsma
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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. Aquatop Ap-30 Aquarium Air Pump

User Ratings: 44 17

AquaTop AP-30 First Impressions

"Stay Green!"

Ordered this air pump to replace one of my other pumps and the difference is amazing. I'd say this pump would be loud if it were used in the same room as you. The current from the bubble wand is softer but its still a current. This air pump is quiet and well worth the price the listing is going for. I like these, great deal for the price. I have 3 of them on different surfaces. I use this on a 5-way valve for a 75 gallon tank.

  • Aquatop Ap-30 Aquarium Air Pump
  • Tank capacity Up to 40 Gals
  • Number of outlets 1
  • Pressure max 2.90 psi
  • Wattage: 3 Watts
  • Manufacture: Aquatop, Inc.
  • Product Dimensions: 3.5 x 1.5 x 1.75 inches; 7.84 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The AquaTop AP-30
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AquaTop AP-30 Final Thoughts

"This one WORKS!"

Colbert, the reviewer above, for explaining how to do this. A simple piece of foam under the unit solved that. It's the second one of this model I’ve owned. They don't even vibrate the old school plastic tank hanger mounts they sit on. For the money, this air pump cannot be beat. It's the second one of this model I’ve owned. They generate a TON of air and last a long long time.

Overall Score
3.6


(16 Points)

3. Penn-Plax AT2K4 Air Pump | Quiet and Reliable | Easy Setup to Run Your Aquarium Needs | Designed for...

User Ratings: 29 20

Penn-Plax AT2K4 First Impressions

"Great product."

Sometimes stopping all together if the water is full. I found calcium deposits were clogging the bottom where the air was supposed to exit. I had the Whisper models and they were way too high in emissions. Kudo to them for backing up their product. I keep the pump and air valves in the box to lessen the noise. For now, I'd say I would gladly buy another. Just bought and started using it a few days ago.

  • Penn-Plax AT2K4 Air Pump | Quiet and Reliable | Easy Setup to Run Your Aquarium Needs | Designed for Tanks up to 30 gallons
  • DESIGNED FOR QUIET OPERATION: with rubber armature, silicone polymer flappers, a thick cover, and raised rubber feet, this air pump is of the quietest on the market
  • DUAL AIR OUTLET: this air pump accepts standard 3/16’’ airline tubing, and is ideal for tanks up to 55 gallons large
  • RELIABLE AND DURABLE: Penn Plax has designed this pump with reliability and durability in mind – this pump will last you years – at an affordable price and quiet operation
  • COMPATIBLE WITH ALL AQUARIUMS: safe for freshwater, marine, and reef aquariums. Whatever your aeration needs; the Air Tech pump has you covered
  • Manufacture: Penn Plax, INC.
  • Product Dimensions: 3.75 x 2.37 x 6.62 inches; 1 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Penn-Plax AT2K4
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Penn-Plax AT2K4 Final Thoughts

"Definitely reccomend!"

I own Whisper 10, 150, 300, Eheim 400, and Fusion 700. Once, the water in this tank backflowed into the unit. After 3 weeks, I received a new one in the mail. Considering the warranty and performance, I upgraded my rating by 2 stars. Overall seems like a good air pump. I'm sure it would run a much larger bubble stick also. I have 3 of them on different surfaces.

Overall Score
3.0


(12 Points)

4. Hiblow HP 60 Septic Tank Air Pump

User Ratings: 90

Hi-Blow HP60 First Impressions

"Good luck."

Highly recommend if you desire HIGH air output on several tubing lines! The pump works well when there is no defects. The pump works well when there is no defects. You'd think this thing would stop working, but it didn’t! We can hear the tank bubbles, but nothing noisy from the pumps at all. After 3 weeks, I received a new one in the mail. We can hear the tank bubbles, but nothing noisy from the pumps at all.

  • Hiblow HP 60 Septic Tank Air Pump
  • 3.5 cfm Max Air Flow, 60 Liters of Air Per Minute
  • 3.6 psi Max Continuous Operating Pressure, 120VAC, 60 Hz, 1.3 A, 51 Watts
  • 35 dBA @ 1 meter, Includes Rubber 90 and Alarm Connection Fitting
  • UL Rated for Outdoor Use,
  • Dimensions: 9.3''L x 7.1''W x 7.8''H
  • Manufacture: Hi-Blow
  • Part Number: HB-HP60
  • Material: Aluminum
  • Item Weight: 17.7 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 7.1 x 7.8 inches
  • Batteries Included?: No
  • Batteries Required?: No
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Hi-Blow HP60 Final Thoughts

"What a difference."

Great Product, BUT, its noisy and vibrates like mad on its rubber feet. So I completely disassembled the sponge holder. If you leave one open, it makes noise. Danner, Fusion, Eheim are adjustable. My first one may have been a lemon. A simple piece of foam under the unit solved that. I hung it so its not touching anything.

Overall Score
4.8


(37 Points)

5. Uniclife Aquarium Adjustable Air Pump Single 2 L/min 2.5 W Fish Tank Oxygen Pump with Air Tubing Val...

User Ratings: 71 4

Uniclife Uniclife-UL169 First Impressions

"Excellent pump."

Yes it obviously makes some noise-but not at all as much as I was anticipating. They generate a TON of air and last a long long time. Just bought and started using it a few days ago. Adjustable air flow settings which is new to me on a air pump but very convenient. It could easily run a small fish room. They don't even vibrate the old school plastic tank hanger mounts they sit on. Not to mention tank depth, etc becomes a factor.

  • Uniclife Aquarium Adjustable Air Pump Single 2 L/min 2.5 W Fish Tank Oxygen Pump with Air Tubing Valve Stone Accessories
  • Great for up to 5 - 30 gallons small size fish tank, suitable for any Freshwater or Marine aquariums
  • Adjustable flow rate with Single outlet up to 30 GPH. Compact size: 4.5 x 2.7 x 2.3 inch.
  • Ultra-quiet, Minimum 25 dB (sounds like fallen leaves, ticking watch) in lowest flow rate.
  • A Whole Air Pump Set Comes with everything you need. Accessories Include: 1 x Return Valve, 1 x Air Stone, 1 M Air tube and 2 Connectors.
  • Efficient: Easy-to-use and low power consumption, Pressure: 0.016 MPa, Power: 2.5 W.
  • It is whisper quiet on low, and has a noticeable hum in a silent room when running on highest.
  • If you set between low to medium, the sound of the bubbles are actually louder than this pump vibration.
  • It has a smooth rotating dial to control the output.
  • Manufacture: Uniclife
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Uniclife Uniclife-UL169
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Uniclife Uniclife-UL169 Final Thoughts

"This is the 40."

They don't even vibrate the old school plastic tank hanger mounts they sit on. But if it's in another room, it’s not bad at all. Apparently the dome shape plays a significant role in noise reduction. For the money, this air pump cannot be beat. I did notice that it tends to run very loudly and hot. In fact I can hear the bubbles from the water more than the pump itself. I cleaned the sponge and hooked it all back up, hardly any air was coming out.

Overall Score
4.5


(656 Points)

6. Portable Oxygen Pump Aquarium Fish Tank Air Pump Aerator Oxygen with Air Stone Dry Battery Operated

Sheens First Impressions

"This pump is VERY quiet!"

This is the second pump I have bought in the series. You'd think this thing would stop working, but it didn’t! The current from the circle is so strong circulation is not a issue! I have it running on 55g with 2 sponge filters for my Axolotl tank. All the reviews from all the different models are lumped together. I'm sure it would run a much larger bubble stick also. Use large Air Stone Bars for giant columns of air bubbles.

  • Portable Oxygen Pump Aquarium Fish Tank Air Pump Aerator Oxygen with Air Stone Dry Battery Operated
  • 【Compact Design】Compact and easy to carry, you can carry it when fishing. High performance battery powered aquarium air pump provides ample airflow for transporting fish or isolating fish while breeding.
  • 【Premium Material】The oxygen pump is made of high quality plastic, safety, non-toxic, tasteless, to ensure your pet safety.
  • 【Easy to Use】With back clip, can be fixed on the side of the fish tank to prevent falling down. Applicable water volume: 80-100L (about 80cm fish tank). This product needs to be powered by two No. 5 (AA) replaceable batteries, and the working time can be more than 10 hours.
  • 【Wide Application】The product is suitable for emergency aeration of various aquarium power outages and wild fishing or transporting a small amount of live aquatic products and seafood aeration. It produces high-pressure output perfect for protein skimmers, oxygen reactors and other devices.
  • 【Satisfaction Guarantee】We greatly value our customers and want you to be completely satisfied with your purchase. If you aren't happy with your shopping experience or product, we urge you to contact us so we can resolve the issue!
  • Manufacture: Sheens
  • Product Dimensions: 2.76 x 2.52 x 0.79 inches; 3.17 Ounces
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Sheens Final Thoughts

"The combo was deafening."

Make sure the hose is connected well. And there are fixes around all of it. I'm using it for small start-up hydroponic system. Larger tank owners won't have my issues. It still works internally, but no air. It's the second one of this model I’ve owned. For the money, this air pump cannot be beat.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

7. EcoPlus 380 GPH (1440 LPH, 13W) Air Pump w/ 8 Outlets | Aquarium, Fish Tank, Fountain, Pond, Hydropo...

User Ratings: 58 14

EcoPlus XS10010 First Impressions

"I love this air pump!"

Just bought and started using it a few days ago. I had to use valves to reduce the output. Once, the water in this tank backflowed into the unit. Not to mention tank depth, etc becomes a factor. A simple piece of foam under the unit solved that. It still works internally, but no air. The rubber feet dampen most anything that the sealed pump doesn't cover.

  • EcoPlus 380 GPH (1440 LPH, 13W) Air Pump w/ 8 Outlets | Aquarium, Fish Tank, Fountain, Pond, Hydroponics
  • Ideal for indoor gardening and hydroponic applications
  • Dual chamber oscillatiing pump for high output and stable pressure
  • High enery efficiency
  • Double damping noise reduction system for quiet operation
  • Heavy duty water resistant housing
  • Manufacture: Sunlight Supply Inc.
  • Item Weight: 5.7 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 6 x 10.8 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The EcoPlus XS10010
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EcoPlus XS10010 Final Thoughts

"Now close to the glass."

The air being pumped out can be quite warm as well. Kudo to them for backing up their product. For the money, this air pump cannot be beat. I had to use valves to reduce the output. But if it's in another room, it’s not bad at all. We can hear the tank bubbles, but nothing noisy from the pumps at all. It could easily run a small fish room.

Overall Score
4.0


(33 Points)

8. AZOO AIR PUMP 2500

Azoo First Impressions

"Very quiet pump."

This pump cost a bit more than the small quite ones but is way more powerful. I got the bigger size because I used it in my 450 gallon tank and it's perfect. The stone is very heavy, so it is easy to position and stays put where you want it. Buzzing, humming, vibrating- they were driving me nuts! Provides proper wattage for all my accessories. Save some money by not having to replace your air pumps every year! I have the pump hooked up to a large sponge.

  • AZOO AIR PUMP 2500
  • Manufacture: Tai Kong Corp.
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Azoo Final Thoughts

"The dial never turns off."

Overall seems like a good air pump. Not to mention tank depth, etc becomes a factor. The motor was working but air was not moving. I hung it so its not touching anything. I honestly wasn't expecting that much of a difference but man was I surprised. It didn't blow air out that line, while it still had a little water in the unit! Highly recommend if you desire HIGH air output on several tubing lines!

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

9. Fanct Single Outlet Aquarium Air Pump Battery Powered Fish Tank Oxygen Pump Mini Aerator with Air St...

Fanct First Impressions

"So far, so good."

Works well in my 75 gal tank running a 36 inch bubble stick! I'll definitely get a few more for my other tanks. Buzzing, humming, vibrating- they were driving me nuts! I figured it would give me enough air to power 4 or 5. You'd think this thing would stop working, but it didn’t! It could easily run a small fish room. Highly recommend if you desire HIGH air output on several tubing lines!

  • Fanct Single Outlet Aquarium Air Pump Battery Powered Fish Tank Oxygen Pump Mini Aerator with Air Stone
  • 100% brand new and high quality.
  • A must have for emergency power outages.
  • High performance Battery Powered Aquarium Air Pump provides ample airflow for transporting fish or isolating fish while breeding.
  • Compact design Battery Powered Fish Tank Air Pump with powerful motor.
  • It produces high-pressure output perfect for protein skimmers, oxygen reactors and other devices.
  • Manufacture: Fanct
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Fanct
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Fanct Final Thoughts

"Let's talk about it."

Danner, Fusion, Eheim are adjustable. I have it running 8 different sponge filters at high rate! I didn't think I’d be impressed by an air pump but I’m pleasantly surprised. Buzzing, humming, vibrating- they were driving me nuts! I put a wire tie Tightly over the tube and barbs and it's perfect. For now, I'd say I would gladly buy another. It could easily run a small fish room.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

10. BEST BUDS Aquarium Air Pump Kit Dual Outlets Quiet Easy to Use Up to 130gal Tank

User Ratings: 75 2

BEST BUDS Q428 First Impressions

"Great air pump."

If it craps out anytime soon, I'll update the review. But this one has no noticeable sounds. They generate a TON of air and last a long long time. Pay a bit more but the quality is worth it. These work better than any of the others I have tried in my price point. The first lasted about two years when one side decided to put out less air. It is quiet and powerful and doesn't get hot.

  • BEST BUDS Aquarium Air Pump Kit Dual Outlets Quiet Easy to Use Up to 130gal Tank
  • Adjust air flow anytime, suitable for different needs: Fit for 15 to 130 gallon fish tank (both freshwater and saltwater)
  • Multiple noise reduction design: Keep the noise below 35db, won’t disturb you sleep.
  • High reliability, durable, safe and energy-saving: Ensure long life time, UL power cord, low power consumption and mass bubbles.
  • Come with all accessories you need: Air stone x 2, T joint x 2, Direct connection x 2, Airline tubing x 2 (Length: 3.3ft, Diameter: 3/16in)
  • Adjustable air flow: 2 x 13 ~ 2 x 72 gph (2 x 0.8L/min ~ 2 x 4.5L/min), Pressure: 16 ~ 20Kpa, Power: 12W, Length of UL power cord: 4.9ft
  • a. What you need is depend on the density of fish in your tank or pond. If there are many fish in a small tank, then you need a high air flow pump, or conversely. An adjustable pump gives you flexible options.
  • b. You won't expect the air pump to disturb your life. Reducing noise is a very important feature of an air pump.
  • c. Sometimes the air pump needs to be working 24 hours, especially on cloudy or low atmospheric pressure weather. So, a high reliability pump will be a good choice for you.
  • Manufacture: Best Buds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The BEST BUDS Q428
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BEST BUDS Q428 Final Thoughts

"Great air pump."

One of the best pump design I've own. I put a nice little fan next to mine and it now runs much cooler! The current from the circle is so strong circulation is not a issue! Highly recommend if you desire HIGH air output on several tubing lines! I have 3 of them on different surfaces. Just bought and started using it a few days ago. Otherwise, I would buy another one.

Overall Score
4.5


(86 Points)

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