Editor's Choice - Our Favorite fulhengy Aquarium Air Pumps

1. 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)

2. UPMCT Portable Aquarium Air Pump, Ultra Silent Oxygen Fish Tank Air Pump Battery-Operated and USB Ch...

UPMCT First Impressions

"If you are a pond owner."

My 20H tank is in my office, 3 feet away from my desk. For a solid working, quiet pump, this is about as good as it gets. Its not going to vibrant on anything! Pay a bit more but the quality is worth it. Once, the water in this tank backflowed into the unit. Highly recommend if you desire HIGH air output on several tubing lines! Hardly noticeable that it is running for an aquarium air pump.

  • UPMCT Portable Aquarium Air Pump, Ultra Silent Oxygen Fish Tank Air Pump Battery-Operated and USB Charging for Indoor Outdoor, Come with Air Stone, Tubes, USB Cable, Check Valve
  • 【Specifications】Energy efficiency: 1.5 W, maximum flow rate: 1 * 1.2L/min, pressure: 0.02Mpa, sound: 20-40dB, two air outlet speeds.
  • 【Indoor and outdoor dual-purpose, fish's savior】Hook-type design, can be powered by 2 D batteries or used after the USB interface adapter is connected to the power supply. When you go fishing, transport fish or when there is no electricity in your home, the air pump can save the lives of small fish.
  • 【Emergency and outdoor essential equipment】Both DC and AC power can be used for work. The motor runs on 2 of the D batteries (not included) for about 40 hours, suitable for 1-15 gallon aquariums or outdoor containers.
  • 【Ultra-quiet】Driven by a thin piezoelectric ceramic plate, which effectively reduces noise. The air pump is equipped with a hook, so it can be hung anywhere at any time, thereby reducing the noise caused by friction. There is only a small buzz in a quiet room.
  • 【Complete accessories】We provide 1 check valve, 1 gas stone, 1 suction cup, and a 6.6-foot-long silicone tube. If the check valve is not installed, make sure to set the air pump above the water tank to prevent siphoning.
  • Manufacture: UPMCT
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 3 x 3 inches; 12.73 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The UPMCT
  • Pump Power
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

UPMCT Final Thoughts

"I hope this helps anyone."

I like these, great deal for the price. Danner, Fusion, Eheim are adjustable. I currently have it in a closet to grow aquatic plants and brine shrimp. I was currently using 2 Whispers and they were anything but whispering. I had the Whisper models and they were way too high in emissions. So I run two of these with gang valves on my 55 gallon tall living room tank. For a solid working, quiet pump, this is about as good as it gets.

Overall Score
5.0


(4 Points)

3. Penn Plax AirPod Aquarium Air Pumps, 20-Gallon Tank

User Ratings: 71 3

Penn-Plax APP2 First Impressions

"I hope this helps anyone."

One of the best pump design I've own. The reviews sold me on this product but I was still skeptical​. And there are fixes around all of it. I'm sure it would run a much larger bubble stick also. This thing has plenty of power for my needs. The current from the circle is so strong circulation is not a issue! In fact I can hear the bubbles from the water more than the pump itself.

  • Penn Plax AirPod Aquarium Air Pumps, 20-Gallon Tank
  • New state-of-the-art design provides normal air needs for aquariums up to 20 gallons in size
  • Specially designed diaphragm assembly with sound absorbing dome
  • Features a single outlet, adjustable air power control and non-skid rubber feet
  • Acoustically designed for smooth, ultra-quiet operation
  • Uses 110vac and is UL approved
  • Manufacture: Penn Plax
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 6 x 6 inches; 11.2 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Penn-Plax APP2
  • Pump Power
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Penn-Plax APP2 Final Thoughts

"I am so happy with it."

We can hear the tank bubbles, but nothing noisy from the pumps at all. I own Whisper 10, 150, 300, Eheim 400, and Fusion 700. The stone is very heavy, so it is easy to position and stays put where you want it. I put a nice little fan next to mine and it now runs much cooler! Just bought and started using it a few days ago. I know my title sounds overly dramatic, but I'm not kidding. 5 Watts, Fusion 700 rated at 6 watts,Whisper 300 rated at 7.

Overall Score
4.5


(34 Points)

4. Micro Air Pump - DC 12V Micro Vacuum Pump, Electric Mini Air Pumping Booster for Treatment Instrumen...

User Ratings: 57 11

DEWIN First Impressions

"This is the 40."

The added tubing and manifold make this an even better value. I was wrong it has enough power to run all 9 with air to spare. I got the bigger size because I used it in my 450 gallon tank and it's perfect. Colbert, the reviewer above, for explaining how to do this. This happened to me with this unit. This air pump is quiet and well worth the price the listing is going for. I have to put my head behind the tank to hear it!

  • Micro Air Pump - DC 12V Micro Vacuum Pump, Electric Mini Air Pumping Booster for Treatment Instrument
  • Mini electric vacuum pump with high air flow for good performance.
  • Vacuum pump is made of premium aluminium and plastic, it is corrosion resistant and durable in use.
  • Mini size design of pump, with inlet and outlet on its body.
  • Electric air pump is easy to install, provide much convenience.
  • Air pressure pump is widely used in air sampling, instruments and equipment and industry, home appliances and other fields.
  • Manufacture: Dewin
  • Item Weight: 2.11 ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DEWIN
  • Pump Power
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

DEWIN Final Thoughts

"Super quiet and powerful."

I use this on a 5-way valve for a 75 gallon tank. The pressure isn't as great as I hoped. I have an undergravel filter and a few other accessories that push air too. If that is true-then no wonder this is pretty quiet! I added a check valve to my airline tubing and works as expected. However Once you plug it to the Oxy tubes it is Silent! Kudo to them for backing up their product.

Overall Score
4.0


(26 Points)

5. Danner Manufacturing, Inc. Supreme Oxy-Flow Low Volume Aquarium Air Pumps, AP-3 Aquarium Air Pump, 3...

User Ratings: 70

Danner 6403 First Impressions

"Super quiet!"

I found calcium deposits were clogging the bottom where the air was supposed to exit. A simple piece of foam under the unit solved that. The current from the bubble wand is softer but its still a current. I knew I had to try something else. It's the second one of this model I’ve owned. It has two places to hook up tubing to. It really is pretty quiet- once you unclog the air pathway.

  • Danner Manufacturing, Inc. Supreme Oxy-Flow Low Volume Aquarium Air Pumps, AP-3 Aquarium Air Pump, 3-watt, #06403
  • Provides Oxygen to Freshwater and Saltwater Aquariums
  • Air Volume 110 cu. In/min
  • Maximum Water Depth 3.3'
  • Accepts Standard Airline Tubing
  • Great for Indoor Hydroponics Gardening
  • Manufacture: TopDawg Pet Supply
  • Product Dimensions: 3 x 1.5 x 7 inches; 12 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Danner 6403
  • Pump Power
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Danner 6403 Final Thoughts

"Aaaaahhhh."

I'm sure it would run a much larger bubble stick also. A white tail deer can hear a whisper 75 yards away! Great Product, BUT, its noisy and vibrates like mad on its rubber feet. And check the filter often, at least every two- 3 weeks. I have to unplug it every time I want to shut it off. Yes it obviously makes some noise-but not at all as much as I was anticipating. The stone is very heavy, so it is easy to position and stays put where you want it.

Overall Score
4.5


(50 Points)

6. Simple Deluxe LGPUMPAIR38 602 GPH 18W 38L/min 6 Outlets with Airline Tubing 25 Feet for Aquarium, Po...

User Ratings: 66 7

Simple Deluxe LGPUMPAIR38 First Impressions

"Wish didn't have to."

It really is pretty quiet- once you unclog the air pathway. The added tubing and manifold make this an even better value. If you leave one open, it makes noise. I started to write a poor review of the pump. I know my title sounds overly dramatic, but I'm not kidding. It's the second one of this model I’ve owned. I put a nice little fan next to mine and it now runs much cooler!

  • Simple Deluxe LGPUMPAIR38 602 GPH 18W 38L/min 6 Outlets with Airline Tubing 25 Feet for Aquarium, Pond, Hydroponics Systems Air Pump, Silver
  • Electromagnetic air pump: High quality ZL 102 Aluminum alloy, outstanding heat dissipation performance, surface phosphating treatment, electrostatic spraying, uniform color. No lubricant design, compressed air is purer.
  • Maximum air pressure and air volume: The Simple Deluxe powerful 18W electromagnetic motor produces excellent air pressure (over 0. 02 mpa) and delivers a large amount of air to the six adjustable valve outlets. 100% copper outlet nozzle for long-lasting stable oxygen supply.
  • With standard air tubing: 3/16" Diameter, 25 foot Tubing, flexible and durable, won't become brittle or crack. Transparent and non-toxic, so it won't hurt your fish. Ideal for use with aquarium decorations or bubblers and many filters.
  • Wear-resistant and shockproof: The steel engine Cylinder Piston adopts New wear-resistant material, which is highly wear-resistant and completely energy-saving, economical and . Rubber anti-vibration base, rubber pad on the bottom foot pad, can effectively prevent shock and buffer, and can be fixed by screws.
  • Best applications: pumping 38 litters of air per minute (10 gallons per minute), low noise (less than 60 decibels) and a 1. 5 m power cord make it an oxygenated aquarium or pond or plant root in a hydroponic system ideal air pump.
  • Manufacture: Simple Deluxe
  • Item Weight: 2.99 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 5.7 x 3.3 x 3.7 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Simple Deluxe LGPUMPAIR38
  • Pump Power
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Simple Deluxe LGPUMPAIR38 Final Thoughts

"Its pretty quiet."

Overall seems like a good air pump. Once, the water in this tank backflowed into the unit. Pay a bit more but the quality is worth it. Save some money by not having to replace your air pumps every year! These work better than any of the others I have tried in my price point. I had the Whisper models and they were way too high in emissions. I was wrong it has enough power to run all 9 with air to spare.

Overall Score
4.3


(292 Points)

7. Tetra 77877 Whisper Repair Kit for 20 and 40 Air Pump

User Ratings: 36 6

Tetra 75077877 First Impressions

"It is good and quiet."

The new unit works fine as a secondary air pump in a 75 gallon fresh water aquarium. The current from the bubble wand is softer but its still a current. I like these, great deal for the price. So I completely disassembled the sponge holder. Make sure the hose is connected well. After 3 weeks, I received a new one in the mail. Push once for On and hold down for 5 seconds for off.

  • Tetra 77877 Whisper Repair Kit for 20 and 40 Air Pump
  • Tetra whisper 20 & 40 repair kit
  • The whisper air pump is a unique dome shaped pump
  • Sound dampening chambers minimize turbulence while producing a smooth, almost silent stream of air
  • Manufacture: Tetra
  • Product Dimensions: 0.02 x 0.02 x 0.02 inches; 0.32 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Tetra 75077877
  • Pump Power
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Tetra 75077877 Final Thoughts

"Definitely reccomend!"

Super quiet, lots of power and looks super sleek. Yes it obviously makes some noise-but not at all as much as I was anticipating. For now, I'd say I would gladly buy another. The motor was working but air was not moving. I was currently using 2 Whispers and they were anything but whispering. But this one has no noticeable sounds. I'm sure it would run a much larger bubble stick also.

Overall Score
4.2


(19 Points)

8. Aqueon Quiet Flow 60 Aquarium Air Pump, Up to 60 Gallons

User Ratings: 60 4

Aqueon 100106998 First Impressions

"According to the stats."

Yes it obviously makes some noise-but not at all as much as I was anticipating. Once, the water in this tank backflowed into the unit. The pump works very well in my 75G tank. A simple piece of foam under the unit solved that. It's the second one of this model I’ve owned. The pump is so powerful that it pushed off the connection tube several times. Danner, Fusion, Eheim are adjustable.

  • Aqueon Quiet Flow 60 Aquarium Air Pump, Up to 60 Gallons
  • Fits aquariums up to 60 gallons
  • Each air pump has replaceable check valve, diaphragm and filter pad
  • Features a wide rubber base that absorbs vibrations, making air pumps virtually silent
  • The vertical design and integrated check valve on the QuietFlow Air Pump positions the air outlets in an upward direction, preventing airline kinking
  • Repair kits designed specifically for Aqueon QuietFlow Air Pumps are available, so you can replace worn out or damaged parts without purchasing an entirely new pump
  • Manufacture: Central Garden & Pet
  • Product Dimensions: 4.61 x 3.27 x 6.02 inches; 1.2 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aqueon 100106998
  • Pump Power
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Aqueon 100106998 Final Thoughts

"Good value for the price."

After nearly 5 months of use, it stop pumping air. It didn't blow air out that line, while it still had a little water in the unit! Save some money by not having to replace your air pumps every year! Otherwise, I would buy another one. Danner, Fusion, Eheim are adjustable. I cleaned the sponge and hooked it all back up, hardly any air was coming out. I had to use valves to reduce the output.

Overall Score
4.3


(72 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. DC 12V Portable Fish Tank Pond Aquaculture Hydroponics Aquarium Air Pump Compressor Aerator 18W 38LP...

User Ratings: 66

Tsofu First Impressions

"Lol I'm so glad I did."

I have to put my head behind the tank to hear it! I set up 2 more and still all the control valve are not open 100%. This one is far better than I anticipated! So I completely disassembled the sponge holder. This happened to me with this unit. The motor was working but air was not moving. I honestly wasn't expecting that much of a difference but man was I surprised.

  • DC 12V Portable Fish Tank Pond Aquaculture Hydroponics Aquarium Air Pump Compressor Aerator 18W 38LPM/Min 602GPH, Oxygen Supplies
  • ★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: 38LPM /Min POWER: 18W VOLTAGE: DC 12V PRESSURE: 0.06MPa.
  • ★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: Tsofu Store
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Tsofu
  • Pump Power
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Tsofu Final Thoughts

"What a difference."

I have one running to sponge filters in a tank and it pushing a nice air flow. They generate a TON of air and last a long long time. Save some money by not having to replace your air pumps every year! And one to the additional accessories for extra oxygen output only. I'll definitely get a few more for my other tanks. It's the second one of this model I’ve owned. I use this on a 5-way valve for a 75 gallon tank.

Overall Score
4.0


(3 Points)

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