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)

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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)

Honorable Mentions - More Top Selling Marina Aquarium Air Pumps

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. 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
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  • 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)

7. Penn-Plax Aquarium Air Pump Fun Bug Design for Up to 10 Gallon Tank

User Ratings: 22 31

Penn-Plax BBAP1 First Impressions

"I'm thrilled!"

It really is pretty quiet- once you unclog the air pathway. Once, the water in this tank backflowed into the unit. My 20H tank is in my office, 3 feet away from my desk. I'm sure it would run a much larger bubble stick also. Before the fan, it was to hot to even hold! Highly recommend if you desire HIGH air output on several tubing lines! I have it running 8 different sponge filters at high rate!

  • Penn-Plax Aquarium Air Pump Fun Bug Design for Up to 10 Gallon Tank
  • Inline air pump is designed for aquariums and fish tanks up to 10 gallons
  • Fun, eye catching bug shape in bright yellow and green
  • Aquarium air pump has ultra-quiet and reliable maintenance free design
  • Pump has non-skid rubber feet for added safety and noise cancellation
  • Manufacture: Penn Plax, INC.
  • Item Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 5 x 3.3 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Penn-Plax BBAP1
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  • Value For Money
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Penn-Plax BBAP1 Final Thoughts

"This thing is awesome!"

Provides proper wattage for all my accessories. For now, I'd say I would gladly buy another. This one is far better than I anticipated! I use this on a 5-way valve for a 75 gallon tank. It just sounds like a large freezer. I honestly wasn't expecting that much of a difference but man was I surprised. And one to the additional accessories for extra oxygen output only.

Overall Score
3.3


(5 Points)

8. DC 12V Portable Fish Tank Pond Aquaculture Hydroponics Aquarium Air Pump Compressor Aerator 60W 120L...

User Ratings: 60

Tsofu First Impressions

"JUST BUY THEM!"

The pump works very well in my 75G tank. Provides proper wattage for all my accessories. I couldn't even think to do my work. The motor was working but air was not moving. This seems to be a good little pump that really puts out some air! I'm sure it would run a much larger bubble stick also. I will just keep the old one for parts should I need it.

  • DC 12V Portable Fish Tank Pond Aquaculture Hydroponics Aquarium Air Pump Compressor Aerator 60W 120LPM/Min 1902GPH, 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: 120LPM /Min POWER: 60W VOLTAGE: DC 12V PRESSURE: 0.10MPa.
  • ★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
  • Affordability

Tsofu Final Thoughts

"JUST BUY THEM!"

I like these, great deal for the price. The motor was working but air was not moving. This seems to be a good little pump that really puts out some air! The stone is very heavy, so it is easy to position and stays put where you want it. I'd say this pump would be loud if it were used in the same room as you. Ordered this air pump to replace one of my other pumps and the difference is amazing. Push once for On and hold down for 5 seconds for off.

Overall Score
4.4


(10 Points)

9. hygger 10W Aquarium Air Pump for Fish Tank 30-600 Gallon, Quiet Oxygen Air Aerator Pump, 2 Air Outle...

User Ratings: 75

hygger First Impressions

"Good value for the price."

I found calcium deposits were clogging the bottom where the air was supposed to exit. I have 3 of them on different surfaces. The rubber bottom feet really help to keep the unit quite and in one place. Danner, Fusion, Eheim are adjustable. Adjustable air flow settings which is new to me on a air pump but very convenient. I figured it would give me enough air to power 4 or 5. Kudo to them for backing up their product.

  • hygger 10W Aquarium Air Pump for Fish Tank 30-600 Gallon, Quiet Oxygen Air Aerator Pump, 2 Air Outlets (4mm), 250GPH, 100-120V, 0.03MPa
  • 【Voltage & Power】US plug, 10W, 100-120V. It needs voltage converter if use the pump in high voltage (>120V) countries. In cold winter (Temp<50℉), please put the air pump in room for about 10 hours before using. Ultra cold weather may make the diaphragm inside the pump crisp.
  • 【High Output】A very strong air pump for aquariums, it can work for fish tank 30 to 600 gallon. Please don't use this air pump directly for samll fish tanks, or it may make your fish fly, you can use a control valve to control the air flow rate. The air flow rate is 250GPH (16L/min), the pressure is 0.03MPa, it's not an adjustable air pump.
  • 【Ultra Slient】when it's working properly, the sound of the air pump is less than 35db, just half as loud as a microwave ovenwe, will not disturb your sleep your life. We use bearingless motor in the air aquarium pump, it works through magnetic bearings, which is least vibration and low noise. We also adopt extra vibration and noise reduction ways on the pump to reduce the noise to the least.
  • 【Dual Air Outlets】this oxygen pump has 2 air outlets, can work with 3/16inch standard size air hose. Please note that this air pump doesn't comes with air hose or other accessories.
  • 【Durable & Warranty】this aquarium air pump has longer service life, need any help and warranty, please contact us at any time. If you need replace parts,you can buy the replacement diaphragms at ASIN B07RKZYPDT.
  • Manufacture: hygger
  • Editor's Impressions Of The hygger
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

hygger Final Thoughts

"But it was still working!"

If it craps out anytime soon, I'll update the review. For now, I'd say I would gladly buy another. I'm using it for small start-up hydroponic system. I'll definitely get a few more for my other tanks. And there are fixes around all of it. Hardly noticeable that it is running for an aquarium air pump. This thing has plenty of power for my needs.

Overall Score
4.7


(17 Points)

10. Uniclife Aquarium Air Pump Battery-Operated with Air Stone and Airline Tubing Portable Outdoor Fishi...

User Ratings: 70 6

Uniclife Uniclife-UL079-1 First Impressions

"Stay Green!"

It's the second one of this model I’ve owned. Ordered this air pump to replace one of my other pumps and the difference is amazing. They generate a TON of air and last a long long time. And there are fixes around all of it. I really am impressed with this air pump! Larger tank owners won't have my issues. The air being pumped out can be quite warm as well.

  • Uniclife Aquarium Air Pump Battery-Operated with Air Stone and Airline Tubing Portable Outdoor Fishing Oxygen Pump
  • This portable battery-operated air pump can be used for aquariums or outdoor fishing aeration up to 30 gallons. Designed for both fresh and saltwater.
  • Pumps 2.6 L per min, Pressure: >=0.012 MPa; Package Dimension: 3" W x 6" L x 1.8" D. An air stone and 20" of silicone airline tubing are placed in the pump.
  • Reliable backup air source in case of emergency such as power outages. Precision motor runs about 40 hours on 2 D cell batteries (Not Included).
  • Quiet Operation: Less than 50 dB, it only has very low humming in a quiet room when running.
  • Package included: 1 x Air Pump; 1 x Air stone, 1 x 1.64 ft Arline Tubing.
  • Manufacture: Uniclife
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Uniclife Uniclife-UL079-1
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Uniclife Uniclife-UL079-1 Final Thoughts

"I got 2 of these."

I know my title sounds overly dramatic, but I'm not kidding. I was currently using 2 Whispers and they were anything but whispering. This one is far better than I anticipated! Adjustable air flow settings which is new to me on a air pump but very convenient. I did notice that it tends to run very loudly and hot. It still works internally, but no air. Larger tank owners won't have my issues.

Overall Score
4.4


(413 Points)

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