Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Eheim Aquarium Air Pumps

1. Eheim PHL207184, 4.00 x 6.00 x 4.00 inches, Black

User Ratings: 73 6

Eheim 720686370050 First Impressions

"Looks good."

Hardly noticeable that it is running for an aquarium air pump. The current from the circle is so strong circulation is not a issue! This runs pretty darn quiet for a high output air pump. I currently have it in a closet to grow aquatic plants and brine shrimp. This pump cost a bit more than the small quite ones but is way more powerful. The rubber feet dampen most anything that the sealed pump doesn't cover. This would be the fourth attempt to satisfy my needs and my ears.

  • Eheim PHL207184, 4.00 x 6.00 x 4.00 inches, Black
  • Eheim
  • Air pump
  • 60 gallons
  • Manufacture: Eheim
  • Product Dimensions: 4 x 4 x 6 inches; 1 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Eheim 720686370050
  • Pump Power
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Eheim 720686370050 Final Thoughts

"Strong pump, super quiet."

My 20H tank is in my office, 3 feet away from my desk. Not to mention tank depth, etc becomes a factor. I'd say this pump would be loud if it were used in the same room as you. I have the pump hooked up to a large sponge. Before the fan, it was to hot to even hold! You MUST use a fan with this pump or it will def burn out or lose pressure. Its not going to vibrant on anything!

Overall Score
4.4


(161 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Eheim Aquarium Air Pumps

2. EHEIM Air Pump 100 W/Diffuser

User Ratings: 57 8

Eheim 720686370043 First Impressions

"Very quiet and powerful."

Provides proper wattage for all my accessories. A simple piece of foam under the unit solved that. Overall seems like a good air pump. Otherwise, I would buy another one. For a solid working, quiet pump, this is about as good as it gets. The pump works well when there is no defects. The pressure isn't as great as I hoped.

  • EHEIM Air Pump 100 W/Diffuser
  • Air pump
  • Eheim
  • 30 gal
  • Item Package Weight: 1.0
  • Manufacture: Eheim
  • Product Dimensions: 4 x 4 x 6 inches; 1 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Eheim 720686370043
  • Pump Power
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Eheim 720686370043 Final Thoughts

"5 gallon Betta tank."

I had the Whisper models and they were way too high in emissions. The pump works well when there is no defects. The added tubing and manifold make this an even better value. If it craps out anytime soon, I'll update the review. Provides proper wattage for all my accessories. The rubber feet dampen most anything that the sealed pump doesn't cover. The pump is so powerful that it pushed off the connection tube several times.

Overall Score
4.2


(86 Points)

3. EcoPlus 253 GPH (960 LPH, 6.5W) Air Pump w/ 4 Outlets | Aquarium, Fish Tank, Fountain, Pond, Hydropo...

User Ratings: 58 8

EcoPlus 728355 First Impressions

"Excellent pump."

I like these, great deal for the price. After 3 weeks, I received a new one in the mail. Great Product, BUT, its noisy and vibrates like mad on its rubber feet. It just sounds like a large freezer. Otherwise, I would buy another one. Super quiet, lots of power and looks super sleek. I have an undergravel filter and a few other accessories that push air too.

  • EcoPlus 253 GPH (960 LPH, 6.5W) Air Pump w/ 4 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: 3.05 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 4.5 x 9.3 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The EcoPlus 728355
  • Pump Power
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

EcoPlus 728355 Final Thoughts

"Good value for the price."

Colbert, the reviewer above, for explaining how to do this. The first time I ordered this product, it did not work properly. I'm not going to knock the product for my own paranoia though. The pressure isn't as great as I hoped. The first time I ordered this product, it did not work properly. I'm sure it would run a much larger bubble stick also. However Once you plug it to the Oxy tubes it is Silent!

Overall Score
4.2


(81 Points)

4. Pawfly MA-60 Quiet Aquarium Air Pump for 10 Gallon with Accessories Air Stone Check Valve and Tube, ...

User Ratings: 73 4

Pawfly UL224-FBA First Impressions

"Excellent pump."

Super quiet, lots of power and looks super sleek. In fact I can hear the bubbles from the water more than the pump itself. Before the fan, it was to hot to even hold! It has one air outlet so i used a spliter& ran a tube to each end of bubbler. The pump works well when there is no defects. My 20H tank is in my office, 3 feet away from my desk. The reviews sold me on this product but I was still skeptical​.

  • Pawfly MA-60 Quiet Aquarium Air Pump for 10 Gallon with Accessories Air Stone Check Valve and Tube, 1.8 L/min
  • Awesome Price for a Whole Air Pump Set comes with Check Valve, Air Stone and 5 ft. Air Tube
  • Great for up to 10 gallons small size fish tank, suitable for any Freshwater or Marine aquariums
  • 2 Watt, 1.8 L/min, Pressure: 0.012 MPa
  • WHISPER QUIET < 40 dB which can hardly be heard
  • Measures 3.3 x 1.8 x 1.6 inches; Diaphragms are made of special synthetic rubber
  • Manufacture: Pawfly
  • Product Dimensions: 3.3 x 1.8 x 1.6 inches; 9.14 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Pawfly UL224-FBA
  • Pump Power
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Pawfly UL224-FBA Final Thoughts

"It's easy to set up."

Super quiet, lots of power and looks super sleek. In fact I can hear the bubbles from the water more than the pump itself. And check the filter often, at least every two- 3 weeks. 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. I'm not going to knock the product for my own paranoia though. And check the filter often, at least every two- 3 weeks.

Overall Score
4.5


(2018 Points)

5. Penn Plax APP3 Air Pod Aquarium Air Pump Ultra Quiet Compact Dome Shape Up to 30 Gallon Tank

User Ratings: 53 8

Penn-Plax APP3 First Impressions

"It was a dud."

I have one running to sponge filters in a tank and it pushing a nice air flow. Larger tank owners won't have my issues. But if it's in another room, it’s not bad at all. I had the Whisper models and they were way too high in emissions. I had the Whisper models and they were way too high in emissions. One of the best pump design I've own. And there are fixes around all of it.

  • Penn Plax APP3 Air Pod Aquarium Air Pump Ultra Quiet Compact Dome Shape Up to 30 Gallon Tank
  • Aquarium air pump provides a steady stream of air for aquariums up to 30 gallons in size.
  • Hi-tech design includes Sound Cancelling Dome technology for quiet operation.
  • No skid rubber feet provide greater noise dampening and keep the air pump in place.
  • Adjustable airflow valve allows you to customize the amount of air for your tank size.
  • Aquarium air pump features a compact design that fits into the smallest of spaces.
  • Pump has single air outlet, 2.7 watts of power, and pumps 1900 cubic centimeters a minute.
  • Manufacture: Penn-Plax
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 6 x 6 inches; 2 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Penn-Plax APP3
  • Pump Power
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Penn-Plax APP3 Final Thoughts

"Insert T-valve."

I had the Whisper models and they were way too high in emissions. I added a check valve to my airline tubing and works as expected. If you leave one open, it makes noise. This runs pretty darn quiet for a high output air pump. I really am impressed with this air pump! The current from the bubble wand is softer but its still a current. Before the fan, it was to hot to even hold!

Overall Score
4.1


(23 Points)

6. Tetra 77852 Whisper Air Pump, 20-Gallon

User Ratings: 54 11

Tetra Pond 046798778523 First Impressions

"Great product."

I was going to buy 3 small air pumps to power 9 sponge filters when I saw this pump. The first time I ordered this product, it did not work properly. Sometimes stopping all together if the water is full. A white tail deer can hear a whisper 75 yards away! Don't be startled if you test it without oxygen tubes, It is Very noisy! Don't be startled if you test it without oxygen tubes, It is Very noisy! So I run two of these with gang valves on my 55 gallon tall living room tank.

  • Tetra 77852 Whisper Air Pump, 20-Gallon
  • Powerful: Our Whisper Air Pump provides dependable airflow to your aquarium.
  • Quiet: Patented dome shape, suspended motor and sound-dampening chambers for quiet operation.
  • Provides oxygen and water movement: Keeps underwater pets happy.
  • Available sizes: Select the proper size for your tank - 10, 20 and 40-gallon pumps have single air outlets, 60 and 100-gallon pumps feature dual outlets.
  • Non-UL listed: Reliable performance at an economical cost.
  • Manufacture: Tetra (TetraPond)
  • Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 4.2 x 2.8 inches; 14.4 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Tetra Pond 046798778523
  • Pump Power
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Tetra Pond 046798778523 Final Thoughts

"I'm thrilled!"

I will just keep the old one for parts should I need it. The company made it right and took care of me. I'm not going to knock the product for my own paranoia though. After 3 weeks, I received a new one in the mail. I couldn't even think to do my work. Overall seems like a good air pump. It's the second one of this model I’ve owned.

Overall Score
4.0


(91 Points)

7. Penn-Plax Silent Air B10 Battery Operated Aquarium and Fishing Air Pump Manual On Off Switch Aerates...

User Ratings: 57 8

Penn-Plax SAB10 First Impressions

"Now close to the glass."

I own Whisper 10, 150, 300, Eheim 400, and Fusion 700. I couldn't even think to do my work. I was currently using 2 Whispers and they were anything but whispering. This is actually the second one I have purchased. Larger tank owners won't have my issues. I put a wire tie Tightly over the tube and barbs and it's perfect. I'd say this pump would be loud if it were used in the same room as you.

  • Penn-Plax Silent Air B10 Battery Operated Aquarium and Fishing Air Pump Manual On Off Switch Aerates Up to 29 Gallons
  • Aquarium air pump runs on 2D batteries with continuous operation up to 96 hours. No electric is needed so pump can also be used for fishing.
  • Pump will only operate when manually turned on and provides a constant supply of necessary oxygen to fish in an emergency.
  • Aquarium air pump is safe to use in tanks up to 29 gallons. Air pump is also great option for transporting fish. Unit is compact and impact resistant.
  • 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 saltwater environments.
  • Manufacture: Penn Plax, INC.
  • Item Weight: 4 ounces
  • Product Dimensions: 2.15 x 5 x 8.8 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Penn-Plax SAB10
  • Pump Power
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Penn-Plax SAB10 Final Thoughts

"This is a quiet pump."

This air pump is quiet and well worth the price the listing is going for. My first one may have been a lemon. I have an undergravel filter and a few other accessories that push air too. Yes it obviously makes some noise-but not at all as much as I was anticipating. Ordered this air pump to replace one of my other pumps and the difference is amazing. I had the Whisper models and they were way too high in emissions. I own Whisper 10, 150, 300, Eheim 400, and Fusion 700.

Overall Score
4.1


(58 Points)

8. SunSun YT-302C 3W 3-LPM Aquarium Air Pump with 2 Outlets, 60 Gallon

User Ratings: 46 18

SunSun YT-302C First Impressions

"It was a dud."

The pump works very well in my 75G tank. You MUST use a fan with this pump or it will def burn out or lose pressure. If that is true-then no wonder this is pretty quiet! I did notice that it tends to run very loudly and hot. Ordered this air pump to replace one of my other pumps and the difference is amazing. This runs pretty darn quiet for a high output air pump. I know my title sounds overly dramatic, but I'm not kidding.

  • SunSun YT-302C 3W 3-LPM Aquarium Air Pump with 2 Outlets, 60 Gallon
  • Super silent with multi-level muffler
  • Special artificial rubber to keep a steady air flow output and pressure that can be adjusted freely
  • Low power consumption
  • 3-watts, 3 liters per minute
  • Manufacture: Ming Trading LLC
  • Product Dimensions: 3.5 x 6.4 x 2.4 inches; 11.2 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SunSun YT-302C
  • Pump Power
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

SunSun YT-302C Final Thoughts

"Strong pump, super quiet."

I keep the pump and air valves in the box to lessen the noise. The reviews sold me on this product but I was still skeptical​. This runs pretty darn quiet for a high output air pump. This seems to be a good little pump that really puts out some air! This air pump is quiet and well worth the price the listing is going for. This air pump is quiet and well worth the price the listing is going for. Adjustable air flow settings which is new to me on a air pump but very convenient.

Overall Score
3.7


(55 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
  • Pump Power
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

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. SONQUEEN Aquarium Air Pump Kit, 3 Watt/1.5 Watt Fish Air Pump Energy Saving, Super Quiet & Safe Oxyg...

User Ratings: 66 3

SONQUEEN First Impressions

"If you are a pond owner."

I currently have it in a closet to grow aquatic plants and brine shrimp. It just sounds like a large freezer. If it craps out anytime soon, I'll update the review. Almost all people will be highly satisfied with this unit. It could easily run a small fish room. Not to mention tank depth, etc becomes a factor. Larger tank owners won't have my issues.

  • SONQUEEN Aquarium Air Pump Kit, 3 Watt/1.5 Watt Fish Air Pump Energy Saving, Super Quiet & Safe Oxygen Aerator Pump with 2 Air Stones 1 Hose for 1-15 Gallon Fish
  • 【Strong 3W Air Pump】The healthy life of fish is inseparable from sufficent oxygen.With 2 air outlets,The strong 3W air pump can output air upto 4L/min, 0.004 MPA,is applicable for 1-100 Gal fish tank.Easily create a healthy, oxygen-rich living environment for your beloved fish. Let's get to know Aquarium Air Pump together now
  • 【Two Air Outlets】To provide balanced oxygen to your tank,SonQueen Air pump with 2 outlets offer plenty of oxygen to your fish even in corner of the tank.
  • 【Ultra Quiet】Ultra-enclosed airflow room design,greatly reduces airflow noice.Non-slip shockproof base can effectively absorb the noise caused by friction.The sound maybe gradually change from low to high as you increase air flow.The sound will less than 30dB,almost hard to feel,provide a quielt living environment for you and your fish
  • 【Dual Air Outlets】Come with the 2 air Outlets ,2 standard size 7 mm air hose(39.3"), 2 air stome ,Sonqueen air pump kit can run 2 tanks or run in different corner of large fish tanks(Due to our mistake when packcaged, if the package you get contains superfluous connector accessories, please ignore it)
  • 【Long Service Life】Unlike the submersible pumps need to must be placed in water and need to clean,Sonqueen air pump is puted outside the tank,very safe and durable.Full copper movement, high quality ABS casing, we carefully selects each material for our customers, service life is 2~3 times that of ordinary air pump.Select Sonqueen Air Pump, let us accompany your fish for a lifetime
  • Manufacture: SONQUEEN
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SONQUEEN
  • Pump Power
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

SONQUEEN Final Thoughts

"I recommend the pump."

Otherwise, I would buy another one. Provides proper wattage for all my accessories. A simple piece of foam under the unit solved that. Provides proper wattage for all my accessories. The current from the bubble wand is softer but its still a current. I'll definitely get a few more for my other tanks. The pump works very well in my 75G tank.

Overall Score
4.3


(83 Points)

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