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 [star rating='4.6']
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.6']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.1']

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

[star rating="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 [star rating='4.9']
  • Quality [star rating='3.7']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.7']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.2']

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

[star rating="4.2"]
(86 Points)

3. EcoPlus 143 GPH (640 LPH, 8W) Air Pump w/ 4 Outlets | Aquarium, Fish Tank, Fountain, Pond, Hydroponi...

User Ratings: 68 9

EcoPlus 728297 First Impressions

"Insert T-valve."

I'm sure it would run a much larger bubble stick also. It has one air outlet so i used a spliter& ran a tube to each end of bubbler. I cleaned the sponge and hooked it all back up, hardly any air was coming out. Seems very well built, does as advertised. I have 3 of them on different surfaces. I have to unplug it every time I want to shut it off. Overall seems like a good air pump.

  • EcoPlus 143 GPH (640 LPH, 8W) Air Pump w/ 4 Outlets | Aquarium, Fish Tank, Fountain, Pond, Hydroponics
  • The EcoPlus Supreme Air Pumps are great for providing oxygen to hydroponic systems
  • In hydroponic applications, the use of an air pump with an air stone will oxygenate the water and increase the uptake of nutrients by the plant
  • The oxygen also strengthens the plant's roots and helps prevents root rot
  • Country Of Origin: United States
  • Manufacture: Sunlight Supply Inc.
  • Item Weight: 2.3 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 9.25 x 3.75 x 6 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The EcoPlus 728297
  • Pump Power [star rating='4.4']
  • Quality [star rating='4']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.4']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.6']

EcoPlus 728297 Final Thoughts

"It is extremely quiet."

Not to mention tank depth, etc becomes a factor. This thing has plenty of power for my needs. I have this in our small aquarium with an LED bubble stone. I had to use valves to reduce the output. The pump works well when there is no defects. The motor was working but air was not moving. I have one running to sponge filters in a tank and it pushing a nice air flow.

Overall Score
4.3

[star rating="4.3"]
(28 Points)

4. Second Nature Products ASN29523 Repair Kit for Tetratec Dw96-2 and Ap300 Aquarium Air Pumps

User Ratings: 73 4

Second Nature 309197 First Impressions

"I can't hear them at all."

It pumps out enough air to keep millions of air bubbles going in this 200g+ Aquarium! This seems to be a good little pump that really puts out some air! I have been in the hobby for 20+ years and this is the best air pump! However Once you plug it to the Oxy tubes it is Silent! Once, the water in this tank backflowed into the unit. I really am impressed with this air pump! This seems to be a good little pump that really puts out some air!

  • Second Nature Products ASN29523 Repair Kit for Tetratec Dw96-2 and Ap300 Aquarium Air Pumps
  • This product is easy to use
  • This product adds a great value
  • This product is manufactured in Germany
  • Manufacture: TopDawg Pet Supply
  • Product Dimensions: 3.8 x 3.1 x 0.6 inches; 1.6 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Second Nature 309197
  • Pump Power [star rating='4.2']
  • Quality [star rating='4']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.2']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.3']

Second Nature 309197 Final Thoughts

"Very quiet and powerful."

I have 3 of them on different surfaces. And check the filter often, at least every two- 3 weeks. The current from the bubble wand is softer but its still a current. I had the Whisper models and they were way too high in emissions. I found calcium deposits were clogging the bottom where the air was supposed to exit. Pay a bit more but the quality is worth it. The company made it right and took care of me.

Overall Score
4.4

[star rating="4.4"]
(54 Points)

5. 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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The AquaTop BC003538
  • Pump Power [star rating='3.3']
  • Quality [star rating='4.3']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.7']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.8']

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

[star rating="4"]
(24 Points)

6. AQUANEAT Aquarium Air Pump Aquarium Air Pump 30GPH with Accessories up to 50Gal Fish Tank

User Ratings: 85

AQUANEAT AP-A427T First Impressions

"It runs hot though."

I didn't think I’d be impressed by an air pump but I’m pleasantly surprised. I was going to buy 3 small air pumps to power 9 sponge filters when I saw this pump. My first one may have been a lemon. I found calcium deposits were clogging the bottom where the air was supposed to exit. I know my title sounds overly dramatic, but I'm not kidding. Considering the warranty and performance, I upgraded my rating by 2 stars. Works well in my 75 gal tank running a 36 inch bubble stick!

  • AQUANEAT Aquarium Air Pump Aquarium Air Pump 30GPH with Accessories up to 50Gal Fish Tank
  • Max Flow: 30 GPH, Fits for aquariums up to 50 Gallons
  • Reliable and budget-friendly air pumps on the market.
  • Rubber stabilizer feet and technologically advanced design offer smooth, quiet operation.
  • Accessories Include: (1) Air Pump, (1) Piece of 4 feet air line tubing, (4) Suction cups, (2) Pieces of 1” air stones , (1) Tee’s, (1) Control valve, (1) Check Valve
  • Everything you need to start aerating your fish tank
  • Manufacture: AQUANEAT
  • Editor's Impressions Of The AQUANEAT AP-A427T
  • Pump Power [star rating='5']
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.3']
  • Affordability [star rating='4']

AQUANEAT AP-A427T Final Thoughts

"Good air flow."

Adjustable air flow settings which is new to me on a air pump but very convenient. And one to the additional accessories for extra oxygen output only. I have one running to sponge filters in a tank and it pushing a nice air flow. I knew I had to try something else. It makes the perfect size bubbles and the fish love it. 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.

Overall Score
4.8

[star rating="4.8"]
(8 Points)

7. Koller Products Tom Aquarium Stellar Air Pump for 30-Gallon to 40-Gallon Aquariums

User Ratings: 54

KollerCraft TM1042 First Impressions

"5 gallon Betta tank."

But this one has no noticeable sounds. Sometimes stopping all together if the water is full. If that is true-then no wonder this is pretty quiet! It is quiet and powerful and doesn't get hot. It really is pretty quiet- once you unclog the air pathway. If it craps out anytime soon, I'll update the review. I couldn't even think to do my work.

  • Koller Products Tom Aquarium Stellar Air Pump for 30-Gallon to 40-Gallon Aquariums
  • Air pump for aquariums sized 30 to 40 gallons
  • Maintains high oxygen levels while providing optimal water movement to keep fish healthy
  • Single air port outlet; 2.0 liter-per-minute air volume; 3.1 PSI air pressure rating
  • Heavy duty diaphragms deliver years of trouble-free use
  • Manufacture: Tom (Tominaga/Oscar)
  • Product Dimensions: 3.5 x 3 x 6.5 inches; 1 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The KollerCraft TM1042
  • Pump Power [star rating='3.6']
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.2']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

KollerCraft TM1042 Final Thoughts

"Excellent pump."

Adjustable air flow settings which is new to me on a air pump but very convenient. This runs pretty darn quiet for a high output air pump. These work better than any of the others I have tried in my price point. For the money, this air pump cannot be beat. The rubber bottom feet really help to keep the unit quite and in one place. I have two of these running in my kitchen and my living room is right next to it. Larger tank owners won't have my issues.

Overall Score
4.3

[star rating="4.3"]
(15 Points)

8. Million Air Pump 80

User Ratings: 55 21

Million Air MA80 First Impressions

"If you are a pond owner."

I have 3 of them on different surfaces. Highly recommend if you desire HIGH air output on several tubing lines! I was currently using 2 Whispers and they were anything but whispering. The first lasted about two years when one side decided to put out less air. This air pump is quiet and well worth the price the listing is going for. It really is pretty quiet- once you unclog the air pathway. Highly recommend if you desire HIGH air output on several tubing lines!

  • Million Air Pump 80
  • Extremely quiet
  • Low energy consumption
  • High air flow output
  • For aquarium 5-20 gallons
  • Manufacture: Commodity Axis
  • Product Dimensions: 3.5 x 2.25 x 2.1 inches; 4 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Million Air MA80
  • Pump Power [star rating='3.6']
  • Quality [star rating='2.7']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.4']
  • Affordability [star rating='2.9']

Million Air MA80 Final Thoughts

"Insert T-valve."

Seems very well built, does as advertised. The reviews sold me on this product but I was still skeptical​. Otherwise, I would buy another one. The first time I ordered this product, it did not work properly. I did notice that it tends to run very loudly and hot. 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!

Overall Score
3.4

[star rating="3.4"]
(10 Points)

9. VIVOSUN Air Pump 3W 6L/min 2 Outlet Commercial Air Pump for Aquarium and Hydroponic Systems

User Ratings: 56 11

VIVOSUN First Impressions

"Works great and is quiet."

Considering the warranty and performance, I upgraded my rating by 2 stars. I was currently using 2 Whispers and they were anything but whispering. This would be the fourth attempt to satisfy my needs and my ears. Super quiet, lots of power and looks super sleek. I added a check valve to my airline tubing and works as expected. I'd say this pump would be loud if it were used in the same room as you. My first one may have been a lemon.

  • VIVOSUN Air Pump 3W 6L/min 2 Outlet Commercial Air Pump for Aquarium and Hydroponic Systems
  • High-quality materials and excellent heat control: the pump effectively dissipates heat through the body and provides excellent long-lasting performance through high-quality manifolds and outlet nozzles
  • UNIQUE DESIGN :Oil-less lubricated design, the compressed air is purified.Ideal to provide oxygen in aqariums, fish farms and hydroponic systems with 2 outlets
  • Quiet solution for hydroponics and fish tanks: This model's oil-free motor lubrication, low noise generation (under 40 decibels) make it the ideal pump for oxygenating an aquarium or plant roots in a hydroponics systems
  • 【Warranty】: Super durable & reusable; Comes with 12-month warranty; Any problems with the item you received, please contact us without hesitation
  • Manufacture: VIVOSUN
  • Editor's Impressions Of The VIVOSUN
  • Pump Power [star rating='3.5']
  • Quality [star rating='4.2']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.2']

VIVOSUN Final Thoughts

"The bubbles are amazing!"

They generate a TON of air and last a long long time. Its been on 24 hours a day for about 5 days. I hung it so its not touching anything. However Once you plug it to the Oxy tubes it is Silent! It just sounds like a large freezer. I was currently using 2 Whispers and they were anything but whispering. But this one has no noticeable sounds.

Overall Score
4.2

[star rating="4.2"]
(31 Points)

10. 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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The HIRALIY
  • Pump Power [star rating='3.9']
  • Quality [star rating='3.9']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.3']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.8']

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

[star rating="4.6"]
(791 Points)

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