Editor's Choice - Our Favorite DaToo Aquarium Air Pumps

1. DaToo Aquarium Air Pump 3 Watt Adjustable Oxygen Pump with 2 Outlets for Fish Tank Ultra Silent High...

User Ratings: 72 5

DaToo First Impressions

"Unit is quiter now."

I just cleaned my 20 tank for the first time in, well too long. The first time I ordered this product, it did not work properly. Super quiet, lots of power and looks super sleek. I keep the pump and air valves in the box to lessen the noise. I just cleaned my 20 tank for the first time in, well too long. I honestly wasn't expecting that much of a difference but man was I surprised. I use this on a 5-way valve for a 75 gallon tank.

  • DaToo Aquarium Air Pump 3 Watt Adjustable Oxygen Pump with 2 Outlets for Fish Tank Ultra Silent High Energy Efficient, 1 Yr Warranty
  • DaToo AQUARIUM AIR PUMP: The healthy life of fish is inseparable from sufficient oxygen. The DaToo oxygen pump is suitable for most small and medium fish tanks with a water depth of less than 23.6 inch. Power is 3 Watt, 2 Outlets, 4.0 L/min (2.0 L/min * 2), 0.018 MPA. Easily create a healthy, oxygen-rich living environment for your beloved fish. Let's get to know DaToo Aquarium Air Pump together. Let's Go!!
  • TWIO AIR OUTLETS AND ADJUSTABLE: DaToo Air Pump has two outlets that provide balanced oxygen to your tank, giving your fish plenty of oxygen even in the corner of the tank. Adjustable Air, Just turn the knob on the bottom of the pump gently, you can adjust the Oxygen volume according to your needs. So easy!!
  • ULTRA SILENT: Ultra-enclosed airflow room design, greatly reduces airflow noise. Non-slip shockproof base, for effective absorption of noise caused by friction. These make the DaToo air pump sound less than 30 db , almost hard to feel, providing you and your fish with a quiet living environment.
  • LONG SERVICE LIFE: Do you want to have a very durable air pump? High wear-resistant rubber, full copper movement, high quality ABS casing, DaToo carefully selects each material for our customers, service life is 2~3 times that of ordinary air pump. Select DaToo Air Pump, let us accompany your fish for a lifetime
  • DaToo AQUARIUM SERVICE: One Year Warranty and 100% Money-back Guarantee. Your satisfaction is the pursuit of DaToo. Select DaToo Aquarium Product = Own A Private Aquarium Housekeeper. JUST DO IT, Let’t Go!!
  • Manufacture: DaToo
  • Product Dimensions: 4.5 x 2.3 x 1.6 inches; 12.8 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DaToo
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DaToo Final Thoughts

"Runs super quiet now."

The rubber bottom feet really help to keep the unit quite and in one place. Seems very well built, does as advertised. I'm not going to knock the product for my own paranoia though. Adjustable air flow settings which is new to me on a air pump but very convenient. If it craps out anytime soon, I'll update the review. I have it running 8 different sponge filters at high rate! Kudo to them for backing up their product.

Overall Score
4.4


(198 Points)

2. hygger Quietest Aquarium Air Pump, Adjustable Oxygen Pump 2 Air Outlets Ultra Silent Powerful Aerato...

User Ratings: 82 4

hygger First Impressions

"5 gallon Betta tank."

I put a nice little fan next to mine and it now runs much cooler! I was going to buy 3 small air pumps to power 9 sponge filters when I saw this pump. I was wrong it has enough power to run all 9 with air to spare. So I completely disassembled the sponge holder. All the reviews from all the different models are lumped together. The company made it right and took care of me. The stone is very heavy, so it is easy to position and stays put where you want it.

  • hygger Quietest Aquarium Air Pump, Adjustable Oxygen Pump 2 Air Outlets Ultra Silent Powerful Aerator Pump for 20-600 Gallon Fish Tank 255GPH/160GPH 10W/5W
  • Adjustable Air Pump: With adjustment control knob, the air flow can be adjusted according to your own preferences, up to 160GPH. 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.
  • Double Air Outlet Pump: The bubbles are even,natural and stable. Can be connected to nano air stone, biochemical sponge filter, landscaping windmill rockery, aquarium air shell and other aerobic landscaping equipment. Suitable up to 150gallon fish tanks (cannot exceed 5 feet water depth).
  • 6-step Quiet Air Pump: Thickened ABS plastic, sealing machine noise; Stainless steel cover, locked motor sound; Bearing less motor, works through magnetic bearings; Internal support feet, the motor does not touch the cover, reduce noise; 8 bottom rubber feet, reduce vibration; Noise reduction motor.The water cup on on top of pump will not vibrate violently and flow out.
  • Stable and Durable: Full copper wire motor, more power saving, longer life and more stable operation. And the diaphragm made of special synthetic rubber is durable. The bottom air intake filter blocks the impurity particles, makes the air more pure, and make the air pump run normally.
  • High-quality Guarantee: With ABS environmentally-friendly plastic case, which is high-density thickening, anti-drop, wear-resistant, high temperature and low temperature are not easy to deform. To get a warranty, please contact the seller to resolve your issue, thank you.Note: The accessories in the picture are not included, only a air pump.
  • Low air output: dense air bubbles, suitable for small and medium fish tanks or a small number of fish.
  • High oxygen output: The bubbles are even, suitable for large tanks or a large number of fish.
  • Note:The volume of the two air holes is almost the same, and there is not much difference.
  • Manufacture: hygger
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hygger Final Thoughts

"Let's talk about it."

This would be the fourth attempt to satisfy my needs and my ears. You MUST use a fan with this pump or it will def burn out or lose pressure. Adjustable air flow settings which is new to me on a air pump but very convenient. My 20H tank is in my office, 3 feet away from my desk. I will just keep the old one for parts should I need it. A white tail deer can hear a whisper 75 yards away! Considering the warranty and performance, I upgraded my rating by 2 stars.

Overall Score
4.6


(408 Points)

3. Marine Metal Aerator Quiet Bub 1.5V 33 Hrs W/2 'D' Battery

User Ratings: 72 3

Marine Metal B14 First Impressions

"It's as like as two peas."

You'd think this thing would stop working, but it didn’t! It's the second one of this model I’ve owned. So I run two of these with gang valves on my 55 gallon tall living room tank. This pump cost a bit more than the small quite ones but is way more powerful. The first time I ordered this product, it did not work properly. I really am impressed with this air pump! Its not going to vibrant on anything!

  • Marine Metal Aerator Quiet Bub 1.5V 33 Hrs W/2 'D' Battery
  • Pumps 1.4 STL / minute
  • Designed for fresh and saltwater use
  • Space saver clam shell package 4.5"W x 8.375"L x 2.375"D
  • Manufacture: Marine Metal
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 2.3 x 4.5 inches; 9.6 Ounces
  • Batteries: 2 D batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Marine Metal B14
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Marine Metal B14 Final Thoughts

"Its pretty quiet."

Apparently the dome shape plays a significant role in noise reduction. I got the bigger size because I used it in my 450 gallon tank and it's perfect. I have the pump hooked up to a large sponge. Its been on 24 hours a day for about 5 days. I have to put my head behind the tank to hear it! This air pump is quiet and well worth the price the listing is going for. The pump works very well in my 75G tank.

Overall Score
4.6


(580 Points)

4. 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)

5. Skywin Fish Aerator Pump - Rechargeable Battery Powered Aquarium Air Pump - Portable Bait Aerator fo...

User Ratings: 39 38

Skywin First Impressions

"Good air flow."

The pressure isn't as great as I hoped. I cleaned the sponge and hooked it all back up, hardly any air was coming out. I'm using it for small start-up hydroponic system. I found calcium deposits were clogging the bottom where the air was supposed to exit. Use large Air Stone Bars for giant columns of air bubbles. I just cleaned my 20 tank for the first time in, well too long. I put a nice little fan next to mine and it now runs much cooler!

  • Skywin Fish Aerator Pump - Rechargeable Battery Powered Aquarium Air Pump - Portable Bait Aerator for Transporting Fish, Outdoor Fishing, Traveling, Moving, Bait Cooling, and Power Outages
  • HANDY MULTI-PURPOSE AERATOR PUMP - Use for outdoor fishing, transporting fish, traveling, moving, and bait cooling. Back up aquarium air pump during power outage
  • FISH AERATOR FOR BOTH FRESH AND SALTWATER USE - For various types of fish used for aquariums and fishing
  • KEEPS FISH ALIVE ANYWHERE - Portable live bait aerator, fish stays alive in any container such as aquarium, bait bucket, cooler or ice chest.
  • LONG BATTERY LIFE - Fish bubbler can function for up to 48 hours without interruption, great for long drives when traveling or moving, or during prolonged power outages. Operated by 2 D batteries (1.5v)
  • EASY TO USE AIR BUBBLER- Place hose and diffuser into water and turn the device on. Hook attaches device to bucket, tank, or any container
  • Manufacture: Skywin
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Skywin
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Skywin Final Thoughts

"Very quiet and powerful."

Once, the water in this tank backflowed into the unit. And there are fixes around all of it. I honestly wasn't expecting that much of a difference but man was I surprised. I have the pump hooked up to a large sponge. The new unit works fine as a secondary air pump in a 75 gallon fresh water aquarium. Danner, Fusion, Eheim are adjustable. It has one air outlet so i used a spliter& ran a tube to each end of bubbler.

Overall Score
3.0


(5 Points)

6. Penn-Plax AT2K3 Aquarium Air Pump, 110-Volt, Large

User Ratings: 48

Penn-Plax AT2K3 First Impressions

"Excellent pump."

Provides proper wattage for all my accessories. Adjustable air flow settings which is new to me on a air pump but very convenient. I was going to buy 3 small air pumps to power 9 sponge filters when I saw this pump. I was currently using 2 Whispers and they were anything but whispering. I have it running on 55g with 2 sponge filters for my Axolotl tank. And check the filter often, at least every two- 3 weeks. If it craps out anytime soon, I'll update the review.

  • Penn-Plax AT2K3 Aquarium Air Pump, 110-Volt, Large
  • 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
  • SINGLE AIR OUTLET: this air pump accepts standard 3/16’’ airline tubing, and is ideal for tanks up to 30 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
  • This air pump has a powerful motor with a quiet design casing
  • Air-tech 2k1 is blue in color and has a very unique diaphram
  • Air pump features include non-skid feet, a rubber mount armature and silicon polymer flappers
  • Manufacture: Penn Plax, INC.
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 4.2 x 5.25 inches; 12.8 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Penn-Plax AT2K3
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Penn-Plax AT2K3 Final Thoughts

"Now close to the glass."

So I run two of these with gang valves on my 55 gallon tall living room tank. These work better than any of the others I have tried in my price point. Overall seems like a good air pump. I just cleaned my 20 tank for the first time in, well too long. I cleaned the sponge and hooked it all back up, hardly any air was coming out. Just bought and started using it a few days ago. I got the bigger size because I used it in my 450 gallon tank and it's perfect.

Overall Score
4.5


(2 Points)

7. LILYS PET Ac/dc Oxygen Pump,Portable Ultra Silent High Energy Efficient rechargeable Battery Aquariu...

User Ratings: 67 12

LILYS PET First Impressions

"This is both."

Seems very well built, does as advertised. But this one has no noticeable sounds. I guarantee the fan will help it's shelf life. But this one has no noticeable sounds. The added tubing and manifold make this an even better value. You MUST use a fan with this pump or it will def burn out or lose pressure. I was wrong it has enough power to run all 9 with air to spare.

  • LILYS PET Ac/dc Oxygen Pump,Portable Ultra Silent High Energy Efficient rechargeable Battery Aquarium Filter Fishing Tank Oxygen Air Bubbles Pump,With the Function of Switching Between Continuous Work and Intermittent Work
  • Style:AC/DC oxygen air pump+ 2 Air stone + 2 Silicone Tube.It produces fine bubbles making it efficient in the replacement of Oxygen in fish ponds, tanks or hydroponic systems.
  • TWO CHARGING WAYS:Built-in 2000 ma lithium battery,support USB charging,the battery can last 15 hours after a full charge.The USB interface can charge the battery directly on the compute or external power supply,the other is in the home straight power plug can directly charge.Very convenient and flexible.
  • ULTRA SILENT:Using high-tech special internal muffler design, really ultra silent air pump.
  • Continuous working mode and intermittent working mode conversion:Short press the on/off button can make a conversion between continuous working mode and intermittent working mode mode.Long press the switch button can switch machine.
  • Convenient:High quality shockproof pad and portable hook make the work indoor or outdoor very convenient.
  • Manufacture: LILYS PET
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LILYS PET Final Thoughts

"So far, so good."

I have this in our small aquarium with an LED bubble stone. I keep the pump and air valves in the box to lessen the noise. All the reviews from all the different models are lumped together. I have two of these running in my kitchen and my living room is right next to it. Sometimes stopping all together if the water is full. Save some money by not having to replace your air pumps every year! Its not going to vibrant on anything!

Overall Score
4.2


(103 Points)

8. hygger 50GPH Small Air Pump for Aquarium, Oxygen Pump for 1-35 Gallon with Accessories Air Stone Che...

User Ratings: 65 7

hygger D-HG-949 First Impressions

"JUST BUY THEM!"

Don't be startled if you test it without oxygen tubes, It is Very noisy! If it craps out anytime soon, I'll update the review. I'll definitely get a few more for my other tanks. Pay a bit more but the quality is worth it. This pump cost a bit more than the small quite ones but is way more powerful. For now, I'd say I would gladly buy another. Don't be startled if you test it without oxygen tubes, It is Very noisy!

  • hygger 50GPH Small Air Pump for Aquarium, Oxygen Pump for 1-35 Gallon with Accessories Air Stone Check Valve Air Tube
  • 【Powerful Air Pump】Hygger oxygen pump has stable performance, sufficient oxygen supply, uniform air bubbles, 50GPH flow rate, small body with big airflow, strong airflow to provide sufficient oxygen for fish, suitable for 1 to 35 gallons fish tank for saltwater and freshwater.
  • 【Comprehensively Compatible】Small air pump can be used for various types of air stones, such as nano bubble stone, etc; sponge filter, such as a single sponge, small size double sponge, etc.; fish tank oxygen bubble decorations; and use for the other types.
  • 【Quiet and Convenient】Humanized hanging hole design can save table space and hang on the wall or fish tank. Fish tank air pump can also be placed on the table, with 4 soft anti-vibration feet, which can absorb sound more effectively, reduce air pump friction and lower noise.
  • 【Ideal Choice】High quality material composition, durable, 1W low power consumption. Mini size, light weight, portable and space saving. And the quiet air pump has a check valve fitting that prevents water from flowing back into your pump and is safer to use.
  • 【Hygger offers】Products include mini air pump with US 2-prongs plug, air stone, air tube, check valve, user manual.
  • Noise: <35dB
  • Power: 1W
  • Pressure: 0.02Mpa
  • Manufacture: hygger
  • Editor's Impressions Of The hygger D-HG-949
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hygger D-HG-949 Final Thoughts

"I can't hear them at all."

We can hear the tank bubbles, but nothing noisy from the pumps at all. A white tail deer can hear a whisper 75 yards away! Hardly noticeable that it is running for an aquarium air pump. I knew I had to try something else. It could easily run a small fish room. If that is true-then no wonder this is pretty quiet! And check the filter often, at least every two- 3 weeks.

Overall Score
4.3


(393 Points)

User Ratings: 63

HEALiNK k009 First Impressions

"With the windows closed."

But if it's in another room, it’s not bad at all. The first time I ordered this product, it did not work properly. I set up 2 more and still all the control valve are not open 100%. For now, I'd say I would gladly buy another. Kudo to them for backing up their product. This is the second pump I have bought in the series. The current from the bubble wand is softer but its still a current.

  • HEALiNK DC 12V 68LPM/Min 1078GPH 35W Aquarium Air Pumps Compressor Aerator for Aquaculture Fish Pond
  • ★OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE - Multi-purpose portable aquarium air pump can provide 0.08MPa pressure inflatable. Use is very convenient. Quality and workmanship are very superb, in line with international standards. Without oil lubrication, it is clean compressed air.
  • ★MULTI-FUNCTION - The product is using energy-saving, high efficiency permanent magnet DC motor as the driver, with aluminium alloy shell by die-casting machine, compact structure, small size, light weight and easy to carry, making it the ideal tool for your athletic balls or aquarium(12 volt). OUTPUT: 68LPM /Min POWER: 35W VOLTAGE: DC 12V PRESSURE: 0.068MPa Current:3.5A
  • ★METAL PORTABLE AQUACULTURE AIR PUMP - Internal parts and cables are 100% copper, direct-drive motor makes the drive low rotating speed, high efficiency, compact, quiet and stability, and easy to control.
  • ★EASY TO INSTALL - Easy setup and operation, safe and stable; Intelligent, energy saving, environmental protection. Be suitable for living fishes in vehicles, restaurants and industry. Hydroponics, Aquariums, Fish Farms and Hydroponic Systems, Dusting, Inflation, Manufacture. It's also used for air supply to spare parts of food machine, medical instrument, belching lamp and new type paint, making and designing advertising LPG and LNG etc.
  • ★NOTICE - This is DC pumps, contact with DC, there is no plug to contact with AC.
  • Manufacture: Dongguan TO International Trade Co., Ltd
  • Editor's Impressions Of The HEALiNK k009
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HEALiNK k009 Final Thoughts

"Great air pump."

After 3 weeks, I received a new one in the mail. Seems very well built, does as advertised. I will just keep the old one for parts should I need it. I have to unplug it every time I want to shut it off. The current from the circle is so strong circulation is not a issue! This is actually the second one I have purchased. A white tail deer can hear a whisper 75 yards away!

Overall Score
4.6


(2 Points)

10. Oranmay Portable Mini USB Aquarium Fish Tank Oxygen Air Pump Mute Energy Save Compressor

User Ratings: 84

Oranmay First Impressions

"03mpa instead of 0."

I was currently using 2 Whispers and they were anything but whispering. I'll definitely get a few more for my other tanks. Considering the warranty and performance, I upgraded my rating by 2 stars. My 20H tank is in my office, 3 feet away from my desk. Yes it obviously makes some noise-but not at all as much as I was anticipating. The rubber feet dampen most anything that the sealed pump doesn't cover. It is quiet and powerful and doesn't get hot.

  • Oranmay Portable Mini USB Aquarium Fish Tank Oxygen Air Pump Mute Energy Save Compressor
  • ❤- Low noise system, extremely mute.
  • ❤- Low power consumption, energy saving.
  • ❤- High efficiency and extraordinary output.
  • ❤- Continuous operation and long service life.
  • ❤Air Pump Size: (L)x(W) 7x3cm / 2.76''x1.18''(appr.)
  • Manufacture: Oranmay
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Oranmay
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Oranmay Final Thoughts

"Odd, but great."

I have the pump hooked up to a large sponge. Not to mention tank depth, etc becomes a factor. I figured it would give me enough air to power 4 or 5. I like these, great deal for the price. It pumps out enough air to keep millions of air bubbles going in this 200g+ Aquarium! The company made it right and took care of me. I just cleaned my 20 tank for the first time in, well too long.

Overall Score
4.7


(7 Points)

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