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. Qiniclife Aquarium Air Pump with Dual Outlet Adjustable Air Valve, Ultra Silent with Accessories for...

User Ratings: 65

Qiniclife First Impressions

"Great air pump."

This one is far better than I anticipated! The new unit works fine as a secondary air pump in a 75 gallon fresh water aquarium. I'd say this pump would be loud if it were used in the same room as you. Apparently the dome shape plays a significant role in noise reduction. However Once you plug it to the Oxy tubes it is Silent! The pressure isn't as great as I hoped. Adjustable air flow settings which is new to me on a air pump but very convenient.

  • Qiniclife Aquarium Air Pump with Dual Outlet Adjustable Air Valve, Ultra Silent with Accessories for 1-100 Gallon Tank
  • Efficiency: 4Watt, Maximum flow rate: 4L/min, 2.0 L/min x 2 Pressure: 0.016Mpa
  • Adjustable aquarium air pump is perfect for both Marine and Freshwater Aquariums.
  • Ultra Silent, Minimum 25dB (sound like ticking watch) in lowest flow rate.
  • Adjustable flow rate with 2 outlets, easy to insert multiple fish tanks or aquariums through the silicone tube on the double outlets, fit for fish tanks from 1-100 Gallon.
  • Complete Accessories: includes: 2 Return Valves, 2 Air Stones, 2M Airline, 2 Connectors. Comes with everything you need.
  • Manufacture: Hidom
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Qiniclife
  • Pump Power
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Qiniclife Final Thoughts

"Just fantastic!"

I hung it so its not touching anything. I have it running 8 different sponge filters at high rate! It could easily run a small fish room. I put a wire tie Tightly over the tube and barbs and it's perfect. After nearly 5 months of use, it stop pumping air. So I run two of these with gang valves on my 55 gallon tall living room tank. I put a wire tie Tightly over the tube and barbs and it's perfect.

Overall Score
4.5


(14 Points)

4. hygger Quiet Mini Air Pump for Aquarium 1.5 Watt Oxygen Fish Air Pump for 1-15 Gallon Fish Tank with...

User Ratings: 74 4

hygger First Impressions

"Odd, but great."

Sometimes stopping all together if the water is full. Push once for On and hold down for 5 seconds for off. I know my title sounds overly dramatic, but I'm not kidding. I put a wire tie Tightly over the tube and barbs and it's perfect. These work better than any of the others I have tried in my price point. I use this on a 5-way valve for a 75 gallon tank. I really am impressed with this air pump!

  • hygger Quiet Mini Air Pump for Aquarium 1.5 Watt Oxygen Fish Air Pump for 1-15 Gallon Fish Tank with Accessories
  • ▣ This Ultra Quiet HG-811 Aquarium Air Pump is a perfect tool to improve the health and wellbeing of your fish by dissolving oxygen
  • ▣ Unlike traditional air pump, Our mini air pump is driven by a thin piezoelectric ceramic plate, no motor or other mechandism that reduces noise, it is very quiet for fish tank to be placed at bedroom, living room and office
  • ▣ Compact design, measures only 2.4 inches diameter, it is super compact, lightweight, ultra quiet, along with long service life
  • ▣ Only 1.5-watt power consumption is very energy saving with flow rate 420 ml/min, it is a great air pump for small fish tanks range from 1-15 gallons and hydroponic system
  • ▣ Comes with all air pump accessories you need: HG-811 Air pump with power adapter, 3.6 ft long air tube, 0.9 inch air stone, double-sided sucker and user manual
  • Manufacture: hygger
  • Product Dimensions: 2.4 x 2.4 x 0.8 inches; 5.93 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The hygger
  • Pump Power
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

hygger Final Thoughts

"It's easy to set up."

I currently have it in a closet to grow aquatic plants and brine shrimp. The pressure isn't as great as I hoped. The pump works well when there is no defects. Apparently the dome shape plays a significant role in noise reduction. Hardly noticeable that it is running for an aquarium air pump. I set up 2 more and still all the control valve are not open 100%. I own Whisper 10, 150, 300, Eheim 400, and Fusion 700.

Overall Score
4.5


(1878 Points)

5. Penn Plax (APP5) Air Pod Aquarium Air Pump Ultra Quiet Compact Dome Shape Dual Air Output Up to 75 G...

User Ratings: 75 4

Penn-Plax APP5 First Impressions

"I measured about 1."

In fact I can hear the bubbles from the water more than the pump itself. They generate a TON of air and last a long long time. I knew I had to try something else. This happened to me with this unit. They generate a TON of air and last a long long time. I'd say this pump would be loud if it were used in the same room as you. The pump is so powerful that it pushed off the connection tube several times.

  • Penn Plax (APP5) Air Pod Aquarium Air Pump Ultra Quiet Compact Dome Shape Dual Air Output Up to 75 Gallon Tank
  • Aquarium air pump provides a steady stream of air for aquariums up to 75 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.
  • Two adjustable air flow valves allow customization for your tank size.
  • Aquarium air pump features a compact design that fits into the smallest of spaces.
  • Two adjustable air flow valves allow you to customize airflow according to your tank’s needs.
  • Pump has 3.3 watts of power, and pumps 1900 cubic centimeters a minute from each valve.
  • Manufacture: Penn Plax
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 8 x 6 inches; 1.5 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Penn-Plax APP5
  • Pump Power
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Penn-Plax APP5 Final Thoughts

"Be advised!"

It really is pretty quiet- once you unclog the air pathway. Sometimes stopping all together if the water is full. I had to use valves to reduce the output. You'd think this thing would stop working, but it didn’t! Provides proper wattage for all my accessories. This happened to me with this unit. All the reviews from all the different models are lumped together.

Overall Score
4.5


(96 Points)

6. Boxtech Aquarium Air Pump, Oxygen Fish Air Pump, Fish Tank Air Pump with Accessories Air Tube, Bubbl...

User Ratings: 80

boxtech First Impressions

"It worked, fabulously!"

Once, the water in this tank backflowed into the unit. After 3 weeks, I received a new one in the mail. I have it running 8 different sponge filters at high rate! Just bought and started using it a few days ago. I have been in the hobby for 20+ years and this is the best air pump! Push once for On and hold down for 5 seconds for off. The first lasted about two years when one side decided to put out less air.

  • Boxtech Aquarium Air Pump, Oxygen Fish Air Pump, Fish Tank Air Pump with Accessories Air Tube, Bubble Stone, Check Valve and Control Valve, 2.5W Fish Tank Aerator (Dual Outlet) for 1-40 Gallon
  • Boxtech air pump carries a complete set of accessories for aquarium air pumps, and the powerful power allows the air pump to be used for double sponge filters
  • The upgraded air pump has a smooth surface design with four shock-absorbing silica gel columns. It has super airflow and a silent design. Tips: to reduse noise better, It is recommended to put a towel, sponge or blanket under the air pump.
  • Top Performance: The power of 2.5 w can reach a gas volume of 3500ml/min in each outlet and a pressure of 0.018mPa, the deepest height can reach 5.9 feet
  • Ideal for indoor or outdoor use with any freshwater or marine aquariums. Suitable for aquariums, fountains and hydroponic systems
  • Equipped with All Accessories: Including UX-5 Aquarium Air pump, 16.4-feet Air pipe, 2xAir stone, 2xReverse flow valve, 2xRegulating valve, 2xSucker, you can use the product more easily and safely
  • with UL and CSA
  • Reduce vibration, noise reduction motor.
  • The water cup on on top of pump will not vibrate violently and flow out
  • Manufacture: boxtech
  • Editor's Impressions Of The boxtech
  • Pump Power
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

boxtech Final Thoughts

"Reliability to be seen."

I found calcium deposits were clogging the bottom where the air was supposed to exit. The motor was working but air was not moving. I had the Whisper models and they were way too high in emissions. Highly recommend if you desire HIGH air output on several tubing lines! Otherwise, I would buy another one. I have two of these running in my kitchen and my living room is right next to it. The current from the bubble wand is softer but its still a current.

Overall Score
4.6


(25 Points)

7. PULACO 210 GPH Ultra Quiet Aquarium Air Pump Dual Outlet, Fish Tank Aerator Pump with Accessories, U...

User Ratings: 60

PULACO First Impressions

"Unit is quiter now."

This is the second pump I have bought in the series. It has two places to hook up tubing to. My first one may have been a lemon. I have the pump hooked up to a large sponge. It could easily run a small fish room. I had the Whisper models and they were way too high in emissions. After 3 weeks, I received a new one in the mail.

  • PULACO 210 GPH Ultra Quiet Aquarium Air Pump Dual Outlet, Fish Tank Aerator Pump with Accessories, Under 300 Gallon Fish Tanks
  • ★【PULACO Air Pump】: A excellent production, unlike other normal electromagnet air pumps, Pulaco air pump use magnetic ceramic plate driver, without electromagnet interference, no oil pollution; It has filter layer inside as purify function, ensure clean and fresh air vent.
  • ★【Low Noise】: Normal working noise <60dB, if user step 5ft away from the air pump, could barely hear the noise. this pump can be used in bedroom or guest room.
  • ★【High Efficiency & Energy Saving】: Air pump power 4.5 Watts, maximum air flow 105GPH*2, pressure 0.024Mpa*2, suitable for less 300Gallons tank aeration use, Max Water Depth: 5 ft.
  • ★【Double Outlet Air Pump】: Double outlet design, you can use it in 2 tanks at the same time, or you can use the "Y" splitter to joint 2 outlet in one to get bigger flow and pressure, or divide it to the third tank.
  • ★【Package】: Air Pump x 1, 6 inch Air Stone x 2, Suction Cup x 2, Y splitter x 1, Air Tubing 10ft, Manual x 1. 12 Month Warranty and 24 Hour Professional After-sales Service.
  • Manufacture: PULACO
  • Product Dimensions: 6.7 x 3.9 x 3.9 inches; 11 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The PULACO
  • Pump Power
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

PULACO Final Thoughts

"Hygger never disappoints!"

It still works internally, but no air. I'm not going to knock the product for my own paranoia though. I use this on a 5-way valve for a 75 gallon tank. Save some money by not having to replace your air pumps every year! I figured it would give me enough air to power 4 or 5. Larger tank owners won't have my issues. It still works internally, but no air.

Overall Score
4.4


(6 Points)

8. fulhengy Battery Aquarium Air Pump, Quiet DC-800 Backup Fish Tank Air Bubbler, Portable Power Outage...

User Ratings: 71 6

fulhengy DC800 First Impressions

"The pump is quiet."

Seems very well built, does as advertised. I'll definitely get a few more for my other tanks. Overall seems like a good air pump. I was wrong it has enough power to run all 9 with air to spare. I like these, great deal for the price. Push once for On and hold down for 5 seconds for off. They don't even vibrate the old school plastic tank hanger mounts they sit on.

  • fulhengy Battery Aquarium Air Pump, Quiet DC-800 Backup Fish Tank Air Bubbler, Portable Power Outage Aerator Emergency Oxygen Diffuser, Keeps Fish Safe & Bait Minnow Shrimp Alive
  • Fish & Shrimp Savior: fulhengy DC-800 portable aquarium air pump will come in handy. When you go fishing, traveling, bait cooling, transporting fish or when your home is out of power. The air pump can even save the life of minnows. Just in case, it is necessary to prepare an emergency air pump
  • Suitable for 1-30 Gallon Tank: Designed for fresh and saltwater, 1 Oxygen outlet, Air Out 2.5 L/Min, Power 2Watt. Fits for fish tanks up to 30 gallon, larger aquariums needs more pump. The Bubbles Air Pump turns any bait bucket, cooler or ice chest into a portable live well
  • Low Power Consumption: Fish tank aerator operated by 2 D batteries (1.5v) . Ordinary 2D batteries can last about 18 hours without interruption
  • Ultra Quiet: Only 40dB noise maximum, quieter than other air pump. What's more, you can further reduce the noise by putting a soft cloth under the fish bubbler
  • Compact Portable Design: Easy to carry. Size: 5.7×3×1.7 inches (14.3×7.5×4.3 cm). Weight: 0.5lb (200g)
  • When you go fishing, moving, traveling, bait cooling, transporting bait or minnows.
  • When your home is out of power.
  • With metal hook, you can hang it on the outside of your minnow bucket or aquarium and place hose and diffuser into the water.
  • Manufacture: xilong
  • Product Dimensions: 5.7 x 3 x 1.7 inches; 7.05 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The fulhengy DC800
  • Pump Power
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

fulhengy DC800 Final Thoughts

"What a difference."

But this one has no noticeable sounds. 5 Watts, Fusion 700 rated at 6 watts,Whisper 300 rated at 7. Yes it obviously makes some noise-but not at all as much as I was anticipating. Just bought and started using it a few days ago. The current from the bubble wand is softer but its still a current. I really am impressed with this air pump! And there are fixes around all of it.

Overall Score
4.4


(260 Points)

9. Aqueon Quiet Flow 20 Aquarium Air Pump, 11-20 Gallons

User Ratings: 61 7

Aqueon 100106996 First Impressions

"Great performer."

They generate a TON of air and last a long long time. I have been in the hobby for 20+ years and this is the best air pump! Don't be startled if you test it without oxygen tubes, It is Very noisy! And one to the additional accessories for extra oxygen output only. This is the second pump I have bought in the series. The first time I ordered this product, it did not work properly. I have the pump hooked up to a large sponge.

  • Aqueon Quiet Flow 20 Aquarium Air Pump, 11-20 Gallons
  • Contemporary, upright design
  • Rubberized base lessens residual pump noise
  • Each air pump includes replaceable check valve, diaphragm and dust filter pad
  • Single vertical hose outlet for keeping hose kink-free
  • Fits aquarium size 11-20 gallons
  • Repair kits sold separately to replace internal air pump components
  • Manufacture: Central Garden & Pet
  • Product Dimensions: 3.5 x 2 x 4 inches; 13.28 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aqueon 100106996
  • Pump Power
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Aqueon 100106996 Final Thoughts

"A little noisy."

The first time I ordered this product, it did not work properly. I knew I had to try something else. It could easily run a small fish room. The air being pumped out can be quite warm as well. This seems to be a good little pump that really puts out some air! Don't be startled if you test it without oxygen tubes, It is Very noisy! The reviews sold me on this product but I was still skeptical​.

Overall Score
4.1


(61 Points)

10. Marina 200 Air Pump

User Ratings: 74 6

Marina 11116 First Impressions

"It is good and quiet."

Kudo to them for backing up their product. Ordered this air pump to replace one of my other pumps and the difference is amazing. It's the second one of this model I’ve owned. Pay a bit more but the quality is worth it. Adjustable air flow settings which is new to me on a air pump but very convenient. And check the filter often, at least every two- 3 weeks. This pump cost a bit more than the small quite ones but is way more powerful.

  • Marina 200 Air Pump
  • Reliable source of air; Powerful airflow
  • Sound dampening pump cover
  • Soft rubber feet suppress vibration
  • Durable, long-lasting diaphragm
  • Ideal for aquariums 35 to 60 gallons
  • Manufacture: Marina
  • Product Dimensions: 3 x 6 x 2.5 inches; 1.09 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Marina 11116
  • Pump Power
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Marina 11116 Final Thoughts

"This is the 40."

Hardly noticeable that it is running for an aquarium air pump. This runs pretty darn quiet for a high output air pump. The first time I ordered this product, it did not work properly. Almost all people will be highly satisfied with this unit. One of the best pump design I've own. My 20H tank is in my office, 3 feet away from my desk. Otherwise, I would buy another one.

Overall Score
4.4


(186 Points)

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