Editor's Choice - Our Favorite iYeHo Aquarium Air Pumps

1. Solar Water Air Pump Fish Tank Oxygenator,Outdoor Pool Pond Air Oxygen Pump Aerator with Aquarium Ox...

User Ratings: 54 10

iYeHo First Impressions

"Great product."

However Once you plug it to the Oxy tubes it is Silent! They generate a TON of air and last a long long time. Sometimes stopping all together if the water is full. I added a check valve to my airline tubing and works as expected. It has two places to hook up tubing to. It is quiet and powerful and doesn't get hot. Kudo to them for backing up their product.

  • Solar Water Air Pump Fish Tank Oxygenator,Outdoor Pool Pond Air Oxygen Pump Aerator with Aquarium Oxygen Pipe and Air Bubble Stone,for Gardening Water Circulation,Small Pond,Landscape Decoration
  • 2020 Upgraded Aquarium Air Pump:3 different modes:Intermittent mode,Continuous mode, Power-off-Self start mode.The two air flow outlets make the air distribution more even and pervasive.
  • Solar Powered & Rechargeable Battery Backup:Comes with an extremely competent solar panel, making it an energy-saving and environmentally friendly product.Built in a 4000mAh 18650 lithium battery pack for storing energy,thus the oxygen pump working in the night as well.
  • Widely Applicable:Ideal for adding oxygen into various aquariums,fish tank,pools,small ponds, especially suitable for the power failure emergency oxygen increasing,the wild fish oxygen increasing and small amounts of aquatic transportation oxyen increasing.
  • Compact & Easy Installation:Just put the air stones in the water,and install the solar panel,the pump will start to work in a couple of seconds once exposed to sufficient sunlight.With compact size and light weight,it is convenient to move or carry around,especially for fishing.
  • Low Noise & Waterproof:Stable noiseless oxygen pump with 50dB low-noise oxygen pump,comes with 2 soft hose,2 air stones and counterflow valves.NOTE:The solar panel must be fully exposed to sunlight.
  • Manufacture: iYeHo
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The iYeHo
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iYeHo Final Thoughts

"As far as noise."

I found calcium deposits were clogging the bottom where the air was supposed to exit. You'd think this thing would stop working, but it didn’t! Sometimes stopping all together if the water is full. I have to unplug it every time I want to shut it off. I was wrong it has enough power to run all 9 with air to spare. The rubber bottom feet really help to keep the unit quite and in one place. The reviews sold me on this product but I was still skeptical​.

Overall Score
4.0


(291 Points)

2. DC 12V Portable Fish Tank Pond Aquaculture Hydroponics Aquarium Air Pump Compressor Aerator 120W 160...

Tsofu First Impressions

"It is good and quiet."

This happened to me with this unit. My 20H tank is in my office, 3 feet away from my desk. But if it's in another room, it’s not bad at all. Sometimes stopping all together if the water is full. Considering the warranty and performance, I upgraded my rating by 2 stars. The air being pumped out can be quite warm as well. One of the best pump design I've own.

  • DC 12V Portable Fish Tank Pond Aquaculture Hydroponics Aquarium Air Pump Compressor Aerator 120W 160LPM/Min 2536GPH, Oxygen Supplies
  • ★OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE - Multi-purpose portable aquarium air pump can provide 0.12MPa 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: 160LPM /Min POWER: 120W VOLTAGE: DC 12V PRESSURE: 0.12MPa
  • ★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 - Try first and if any unsatisfy, you could return it within 30 days. This is DC pumps, contact with DC, there is no plug to contact with AC.
  • Manufacture: TSOFUSTORE
  • Product Dimensions: 10.16 x 5.98 x 5.51 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Tsofu
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Tsofu Final Thoughts

"Super quiet!"

You MUST use a fan with this pump or it will def burn out or lose pressure. This would be the fourth attempt to satisfy my needs and my ears. I set up 2 more and still all the control valve are not open 100%. I know my title sounds overly dramatic, but I'm not kidding. Though the 18W model isn't so loud that it can only be used outside. It still works internally, but no air. I added a check valve to my airline tubing and works as expected.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

3. 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
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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)

4. Danner 04540 Air Pump 2900 Cubic-Inches Minimum Air Volume

User Ratings: 83 3

PONDMASTER 4540 First Impressions

"Can't beat it."

Considering the warranty and performance, I upgraded my rating by 2 stars. Sometimes stopping all together if the water is full. One of the best pump design I've own. The company made it right and took care of me. I have the pump hooked up to a large sponge. In fact I can hear the bubbles from the water more than the pump itself. For a solid working, quiet pump, this is about as good as it gets.

  • Danner 04540 Air Pump 2900 Cubic-Inches Minimum Air Volume
  • Air Volume: 2900 cu.in/min - Max. Water Depth: 10'
  • Noise Level: 40 dba - Watts: 40
  • Tubing (Not Included): 5/8" Inside Diameter
  • Pressure: 5.89 psi - Amps: 0.5
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 11" x 6.5" x 7"
  • Oxygenating ponds and aquariums for a cleaner aquatic environment
  • Promoting healthier fish and aquatic plant life
  • Manufacture: Pondmaster
  • Item Weight: 11 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 12 x 4 x 8 inches
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PONDMASTER 4540 Final Thoughts

"Very powerful."

I started to write a poor review of the pump. I was going to buy 3 small air pumps to power 9 sponge filters when I saw this pump. The pump is so powerful that it pushed off the connection tube several times. Highly recommend if you desire HIGH air output on several tubing lines! I'm not going to knock the product for my own paranoia though. The stone is very heavy, so it is easy to position and stays put where you want it. Its been on 24 hours a day for about 5 days.

Overall Score
4.7


(69 Points)

5. hygger Ultra Silent 1.5W Fish Bowl Aqaurium Mini Air Pump with Accessories, Oxygen Aerator Kit for F...

User Ratings: 82

hygger First Impressions

"But it was still working!"

Almost all people will be highly satisfied with this unit. I really am impressed with this air pump! It has one air outlet so i used a spliter& ran a tube to each end of bubbler. I have to unplug it every time I want to shut it off. Colbert, the reviewer above, for explaining how to do this. Before the fan, it was to hot to even hold! I use them in my Tilapia tanks and Koi pond.

  • hygger Ultra Silent 1.5W Fish Bowl Aqaurium Mini Air Pump with Accessories, Oxygen Aerator Kit for Fish Tank 0.5-15 Gallon, Comes with 3/16 Inch Air Tubing, Air Stone, AC 110V/60HZ, Power Cord 3.6ft
  • 【Unique shape air aquarium pump】super compact and light weighted aquarium air pump, is not diaphragm air pump, durable to use. We provide 1 year warranty for this mini air pump kit
  • 【One pack includes all you need】comes with all accessories you need to pump air into aquarium water, you don't need to buy extra accessories seperately. Package includes: mini air pump, air tubing hose, air stone, suction cup
  • 【Ultra quiet air pump】it's very silent when the aquarium pump is working, you can only hear the water and bubbles sounds, if the small fish tank is in bedroom it will not disturb your children's sleep
  • 【With double-side suction cups】Easy to install and use, please install the air pump higher than the water level to prevent water back flow. The aquarium pump can be hold on to the outside of the glass fish bowl or fish tank
  • 【Good gift for children's fish tank】Can be used for fresh water or salt water aquariums, it's a good gift for children if your little girl or boy own a fish tank 0.5 to 15 gallon
  • Manufacture: hygger
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hygger Final Thoughts

"Just fantastic!"

It's the second one of this model I’ve owned. Considering the warranty and performance, I upgraded my rating by 2 stars. Though the 18W model isn't so loud that it can only be used outside. I'll definitely get a few more for my other tanks. I have to put my head behind the tank to hear it! This runs pretty darn quiet for a high output air pump. A white tail deer can hear a whisper 75 yards away!

Overall Score
4.5


(15 Points)

6. 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
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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)

User Ratings: 35 36

HEALiNK k009 First Impressions

"It is extremely quiet."

This seems to be a good little pump that really puts out some air! The air being pumped out can be quite warm as well. I use them in my Tilapia tanks and Koi pond. Just bought and started using it a few days ago. Ordered this air pump to replace one of my other pumps and the difference is amazing. These work better than any of the others I have tried in my price point. Larger tank owners won't have my issues.

  • HEALiNK DC 12V 38LPM/Min 602GPH Aquarium Air Pumps Compressor Aerator 18W for Aquaculture Fish Pond
  • ★OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE - Multi-purpose portable aquarium air pump can provide 0.06MPa 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. Size:177x98x127mm
  • ★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

"Definitely reccomend!"

This runs pretty darn quiet for a high output air pump. I have been in the hobby for 20+ years and this is the best air pump! I was wrong it has enough power to run all 9 with air to spare. I have the pump hooked up to a large sponge. But this one has no noticeable sounds. They don't even vibrate the old school plastic tank hanger mounts they sit on. I just cleaned my 20 tank for the first time in, well too long.

Overall Score
3.0


(11 Points)

8. SOOLF Air Bubbler Pump Fish Multi-Speed Oxygenated Live Bait Aquarium

User Ratings: 62 7

SOOLF First Impressions

"Great value."

The current from the bubble wand is softer but its still a current. I couldn't even think to do my work. In fact I can hear the bubbles from the water more than the pump itself. It makes the perfect size bubbles and the fish love it. I have been in the hobby for 20+ years and this is the best air pump! This seems to be a good little pump that really puts out some air! This one is far better than I anticipated!

  • SOOLF Air Bubbler Pump Fish Multi-Speed Oxygenated Live Bait Aquarium
  • High quality: Use high strength plastic shell, injection molding workmanship makes the air pump can be used in salt and fresh water. Items through the waterproof and salt resistance test
  • Design: The fashing air pump is ergonomically designed, outline simple and smooth. The appearance ultra-thin, compact, portable and easy to use
  • Parameters: size 5.75x3.11x1.57 inch, Exhaust 1.2-1.5 litre/min, power 1.5v, battery life 40-45h
  • Range of application: provides rich and quiet bubbles for 5-10 gallon containers to keep fish and shrimp alive during outdoor fishing or fish farms
  • Accessories: 1 x air stone, 1 x 23.6 inches flexible hose
  • Manufacture: SOOLF
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SOOLF
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SOOLF Final Thoughts

"Great for hydroponics."

If it craps out anytime soon, I'll update the review. Once, the water in this tank backflowed into the unit. I cleaned the sponge and hooked it all back up, hardly any air was coming out. For now, I'd say I would gladly buy another. And one to the additional accessories for extra oxygen output only. A white tail deer can hear a whisper 75 yards away! It's the second one of this model I’ve owned.

Overall Score
4.2


(33 Points)

9. 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
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  • Value For Money
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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)

10. Danner Manufacturing, Inc. Pondmaster Air Pump AP100, # 04580

User Ratings: 80 2

Danner 4580 First Impressions

"Great product."

Don't be startled if you test it without oxygen tubes, It is Very noisy! This one is far better than I anticipated! Just bought and started using it a few days ago. I cleaned the sponge and hooked it all back up, hardly any air was coming out. I honestly wasn't expecting that much of a difference but man was I surprised. It could easily run a small fish room. These work better than any of the others I have tried in my price point.

  • Danner Manufacturing, Inc. Pondmaster Air Pump AP100, # 04580
  • Pond Aeration Pumps Oxygenates Garden Ponds For Healthier Fish; Aids The Decomposition Of Fish Waste; Helps Prevent Total Icing Over In The Winter; Provides High Volume Of Air Flow With Quiet Operation; Energy Efficient And Easy To Use; Includes Air Diffuser And 6-Feet Cord; 9150 Cubic Inch/Minute; Requires 3/4-Inch Inside Diameter Tubing (Not Included), 100-Watts
  • High Volume With Steady Air Flow
  • Country Of Origin: China
  • Brand Name: DANNER MANUFACTURING
  • Manufacture: Danner
  • Item Weight: 15.8 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 9 x 9.13 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Danner 4580
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Danner 4580 Final Thoughts

"Great air pump."

Provides proper wattage for all my accessories. I put a wire tie Tightly over the tube and barbs and it's perfect. A white tail deer can hear a whisper 75 yards away! The added tubing and manifold make this an even better value. Colbert, the reviewer above, for explaining how to do this. Use large Air Stone Bars for giant columns of air bubbles. I currently have it in a closet to grow aquatic plants and brine shrimp.

Overall Score
4.7


(398 Points)

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