Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Marina Aquarium Air Pumps

1. Hagen Marina Air Pump

Marina 11110 First Impressions

"I hope this helps anyone."

Apparently the dome shape plays a significant role in noise reduction. Use large Air Stone Bars for giant columns of air bubbles. This is actually the second one I have purchased. You'd think this thing would stop working, but it didn’t! I use them in my Tilapia tanks and Koi pond. I currently have it in a closet to grow aquatic plants and brine shrimp. I will just keep the old one for parts should I need it.

  • Hagen Marina Air Pump
  • Made In China
  • Package Length :18.94"
  • Package Width :12.2"
  • Package Height :11.42"
  • Manufacture: Marina
  • Product Dimensions: 2.3 x 4.5 x 3.5 inches; 6.4 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Marina 11110
  • Pump Power
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Marina 11110 Final Thoughts

"It is so clean."

And one to the additional accessories for extra oxygen output only. After 3 weeks, I received a new one in the mail. I have to put my head behind the tank to hear it! I was going to buy 3 small air pumps to power 9 sponge filters when I saw this pump. It just sounds like a large freezer. The pump works very well in my 75G tank. Ordered this air pump to replace one of my other pumps and the difference is amazing.

Overall Score
4.5


(263 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Marina Aquarium Air Pumps

2. 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)

3. Marina Cool Air Pump

User Ratings: 65 6

Marina 11135 First Impressions

"This is a quiet pump."

I cleaned the sponge and hooked it all back up, hardly any air was coming out. It is quiet and powerful and doesn't get hot. Danner, Fusion, Eheim are adjustable. I know my title sounds overly dramatic, but I'm not kidding. Great Product, BUT, its noisy and vibrates like mad on its rubber feet. This seems to be a good little pump that really puts out some air! I'll definitely get a few more for my other tanks.

  • Marina Cool Air Pump
  • Ideal for aquariums up to 5.5 gallons
  • Quiet and powerful air pump
  • Single outlet
  • Provides more oxygen and airflow to your aquarium
  • Manufacture: Marina
  • Product Dimensions: 2 x 3 x 5.5 inches; 4.8 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Marina 11135
  • Pump Power
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Marina 11135 Final Thoughts

"Great for hydroponics."

I have this in our small aquarium with an LED bubble stone. The rubber bottom feet really help to keep the unit quite and in one place. Larger tank owners won't have my issues. I currently have it in a closet to grow aquatic plants and brine shrimp. I hung it so its not touching anything. Great Product, BUT, its noisy and vibrates like mad on its rubber feet. Kudo to them for backing up their product.

Overall Score
4.3


(136 Points)

4. Marina 100 Air Pump

User Ratings: 70 10

Marina 11114 First Impressions

"The bubbles are amazing!"

One of the best pump design I've own. In fact I can hear the bubbles from the water more than the pump itself. Save some money by not having to replace your air pumps every year! The first time I ordered this product, it did not work properly. I have two of these running in my kitchen and my living room is right next to it. This runs pretty darn quiet for a high output air pump. I found calcium deposits were clogging the bottom where the air was supposed to exit.

  • Marina 100 Air Pump
  • Reliable source of air; Powerful airflow
  • Sound dampening pump cover
  • Soft rubber feet suppress vibration
  • Durable, long-lasting diaphragm
  • Ideal for aquariums 20 to 40 gallons
  • Manufacture: Marina
  • Product Dimensions: 3 x 4.5 x 2 inches; 11.2 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Marina 11114
  • Pump Power
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Marina 11114 Final Thoughts

"It runs hot though."

I started to write a poor review of the pump. If you leave one open, it makes noise. This air pump is quiet and well worth the price the listing is going for. It's the second one of this model I’ve owned. And there are fixes around all of it. Yes it obviously makes some noise-but not at all as much as I was anticipating. Apparently the dome shape plays a significant role in noise reduction.

Overall Score
4.3


(103 Points)

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5. Marina 300 Air Pump for Aquarium

User Ratings: 49 11

Marina 11118 First Impressions

"Just kept vibrating."

They don't even vibrate the old school plastic tank hanger mounts they sit on. It's the second one of this model I’ve owned. I will just keep the old one for parts should I need it. The motor was working but air was not moving. I keep the pump and air valves in the box to lessen the noise. I found calcium deposits were clogging the bottom where the air was supposed to exit. Pump is basically silent when both airlines are attached.

  • Marina 300 Air Pump for Aquarium
  • Increases air movement to help provide proper oxygenation
  • Works with air stones and curtains
  • Single outlet
  • Ideal for aquariums up to 70 gallons
  • Manufacture: Marina
  • Product Dimensions: 2.8 x 6 x 4.4 inches; 15.68 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Marina 11118
  • Pump Power
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Marina 11118 Final Thoughts

"Just fantastic!"

I knew I had to try something else. The new unit works fine as a secondary air pump in a 75 gallon fresh water aquarium. Ordered this air pump to replace one of my other pumps and the difference is amazing. I put a nice little fan next to mine and it now runs much cooler! The reviews sold me on this product but I was still skeptical​. The motor was working but air was not moving. My 20H tank is in my office, 3 feet away from my desk.

Overall Score
3.9


(84 Points)

6. Aqua Culture 5 - 15 Gallon Single Outlet Aquarium Air Pump with Check Valve. Easy To Set Up. Air Out...

User Ratings: 63 23

AQUA CULTURE First Impressions

"A little noisy."

The rubber feet dampen most anything that the sealed pump doesn't cover. All the reviews from all the different models are lumped together. I have two of these running in my kitchen and my living room is right next to it. Pay a bit more but the quality is worth it. This would be the fourth attempt to satisfy my needs and my ears. It has one air outlet so i used a spliter& ran a tube to each end of bubbler. I use this on a 5-way valve for a 75 gallon tank.

  • Aqua Culture 5 - 15 Gallon Single Outlet Aquarium Air Pump with Check Valve. Easy To Set Up. Air Output Up To 1200cc Per Minute. (For 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 Gallon Fish Tanks)
  • FOR 5-15 GALLON AQUARIUMS. Powerful aquarium air pump with single outlet for 5-15 gallon tanks.
  • Check valve included to prevent the siphoning of water into the pump in the event of a power outage.
  • Quiet, energy-efficient motor. Rubber insulated for quiet operation. Never needs lubricating.
  • Air output up to 1200cc/minute. UL listed. Can be used with up to 3 air-powered devices. Works with bubble stones, action ornaments, and under-gravel filters.
  • COMPLETE SATISFACTION GUARANTEE. Go ahead and make the decision to order now. Your complete satisfaction is guaranteed.
  • Manufacture: Aqua Culture
  • Product Dimensions: 4.7 x 3.4 x 2.2 inches; 8 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The AQUA CULTURE
  • Pump Power
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

AQUA CULTURE Final Thoughts

"This is a quiet pump."

I started to write a poor review of the pump. The pump works well when there is no defects. The current from the circle is so strong circulation is not a issue! I'm not going to knock the product for my own paranoia though. This would be the fourth attempt to satisfy my needs and my ears. Push once for On and hold down for 5 seconds for off. I'm sure it would run a much larger bubble stick also.

Overall Score
3.8


(6 Points)

7. 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)

8. Hffheer Rechargeable Aquarium Air Pump Quiet Air Aerator Pump Portable Ac/Dc Oxygen Pump Fish Tank O...

Hffheer First Impressions

"Super quiet and powerful."

Overall seems like a good air pump. This seems to be a good little pump that really puts out some air! I just cleaned my 20 tank for the first time in, well too long. I keep the pump and air valves in the box to lessen the noise. Use large Air Stone Bars for giant columns of air bubbles. We can hear the tank bubbles, but nothing noisy from the pumps at all. My first one may have been a lemon.

  • Hffheer Rechargeable Aquarium Air Pump Quiet Air Aerator Pump Portable Ac/Dc Oxygen Pump Fish Tank Oxygen Compressor
  • 【Smart Battery Display】 When charging, the battery indicator light shows charging in the form of horse racing. When the battery is fully charged, the indicator light is fully illuminated. Only when the indicator light is on, please charge it in time.
  • 【High Quality】Large-capacity lithium battery, extended battery life, can work 13-15 hours after full charge, about 30 hours of work, no need to worry about power outages.
  • 【Power Reminder】The product runs out of power, and continues to work for one second before the stop, reminding the charging. In case of sudden power failure, the air pump will automatically switch to battery power mode.
  • 【Low Noise】The bottom silicone pad cushion design reduces noise. Double hole oxygen supply, outgassing stability.
  • 【USB Plug】You can connect charging treasure, USB charger, car USB, etc., charging connection is diverse, no need to worry about power off.
  • Manufacture: Hffheer
  • Product Dimensions: 4.49 x 3.27 x 2.01 inches; 12.7 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Hffheer
  • Pump Power
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Hffheer Final Thoughts

"A little noisy."

Hardly noticeable that it is running for an aquarium air pump. The first time I ordered this product, it did not work properly. I have it running 8 different sponge filters at high rate! They don't even vibrate the old school plastic tank hanger mounts they sit on. I have it running 8 different sponge filters at high rate! But if it's in another room, it’s not bad at all. The current from the circle is so strong circulation is not a issue!

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

9. Penn-Plax Air-Pods Aquarium UL Air Pump

User Ratings: 55

Penn-Plax APP4 First Impressions

"It's the little details."

This pump cost a bit more than the small quite ones but is way more powerful. I did notice that it tends to run very loudly and hot. I keep the pump and air valves in the box to lessen the noise. And there are fixes around all of it. I own Whisper 10, 150, 300, Eheim 400, and Fusion 700. But this one has no noticeable sounds. In fact I can hear the bubbles from the water more than the pump itself.

  • Penn-Plax Air-Pods Aquarium UL Air Pump
  • Manufacture: Penn Plax Inc
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 6 x 6 inches; 2 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Penn-Plax APP4
  • Pump Power
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Penn-Plax APP4 Final Thoughts

"According to the stats."

It really is pretty quiet- once you unclog the air pathway. It just sounds like a large freezer. I just cleaned my 20 tank for the first time in, well too long. If that is true-then no wonder this is pretty quiet! Before the fan, it was to hot to even hold! I have an undergravel filter and a few other accessories that push air too. I had the Whisper models and they were way too high in emissions.

Overall Score
4.1


(3 Points)

10. Skywin Fish Aerator Pump - 2 Tubes Rechargeable Battery Powered Aquarium Air Pump - Portable Bait Ae...

User Ratings: 46 32

Skywin First Impressions

"It pumps PLENTY of air!"

I know my title sounds overly dramatic, but I'm not kidding. Colbert, the reviewer above, for explaining how to do this. I was going to buy 3 small air pumps to power 9 sponge filters when I saw this pump. These work better than any of the others I have tried in my price point. One of the best pump design I've own. The rubber feet dampen most anything that the sealed pump doesn't cover. This one is far better than I anticipated!

  • Skywin Fish Aerator Pump - 2 Tubes Rechargeable Battery Powered Aquarium Air Pump - Portable Bait Aerator for Transporting Fish, Outdoor Fishing, Traveling, Moving, Bait Cooling, and Power Outages
  • HANDY MULTI-PURPOSE AERATOR PUMP - Use for outdoor fishing, transporting fish, traveling, moving, and bait cooling. Back up aquarium air pump during power outage
  • FISH AERATOR FOR BOTH FRESH AND SALTWATER USE - For various types of fish used for aquariums and fishing
  • KEEPS FISH ALIVE ANYWHERE - Portable live bait aerator, fish stays alive in any container such as aquarium, bait bucket, cooler or ice chest.
  • LONG BATTERY LIFE - Fish bubbler can function for up to 48 hours without interruption, great for long drives when traveling or moving, or during prolonged power outages. Operated by 2 D batteries (1.5v)
  • EASY TO USE AIR BUBBLER- Place hose and diffuser into water and turn the device on. Hook attaches device to bucket, tank, or any container
  • Manufacture: Skywin
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Skywin
  • Pump Power
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Skywin Final Thoughts

"Quite and nice."

I got the bigger size because I used it in my 450 gallon tank and it's perfect. Make sure the hose is connected well. We can hear the tank bubbles, but nothing noisy from the pumps at all. If it craps out anytime soon, I'll update the review. And one to the additional accessories for extra oxygen output only. This seems to be a good little pump that really puts out some air! I use them in my Tilapia tanks and Koi pond.

Overall Score
3.1


(6 Points)

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