Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Marine Metal Aquarium Air Pumps

1. Marine Metal Aerator Quiet Bub 1.5V 33 Hrs W/2 'D' Battery

User Ratings: 72 3

Marine Metal B14 First Impressions

"It's as like as two peas."

You'd think this thing would stop working, but it didn’t! It's the second one of this model I’ve owned. So I run two of these with gang valves on my 55 gallon tall living room tank. This pump cost a bit more than the small quite ones but is way more powerful. The first time I ordered this product, it did not work properly. I really am impressed with this air pump! Its not going to vibrant on anything!

  • Marine Metal Aerator Quiet Bub 1.5V 33 Hrs W/2 'D' Battery
  • Pumps 1.4 STL / minute
  • Designed for fresh and saltwater use
  • Space saver clam shell package 4.5"W x 8.375"L x 2.375"D
  • Manufacture: Marine Metal
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 2.3 x 4.5 inches; 9.6 Ounces
  • Batteries: 2 D batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Marine Metal B14
  • Pump Power
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Marine Metal B14 Final Thoughts

"Its pretty quiet."

Apparently the dome shape plays a significant role in noise reduction. I got the bigger size because I used it in my 450 gallon tank and it's perfect. I have the pump hooked up to a large sponge. Its been on 24 hours a day for about 5 days. I have to put my head behind the tank to hear it! This air pump is quiet and well worth the price the listing is going for. The pump works very well in my 75G tank.

Overall Score
4.6


(580 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Marine Metal Aquarium Air Pumps

2. 135317 Marine Metal 2WY Bubbl Quiet 12 Vdc/110V 2 D Batt 52HRs B17

User Ratings: 71 7

Marine Metal 135317 First Impressions

"Very happy with it."

It didn't blow air out that line, while it still had a little water in the unit! One of the best pump design I've own. Overall seems like a good air pump. I had to use valves to reduce the output. The rubber bottom feet really help to keep the unit quite and in one place. The rubber bottom feet really help to keep the unit quite and in one place. The pump works very well in my 75G tank.

  • 135317 Marine Metal 2WY Bubbl Quiet 12 Vdc/110V 2 D Batt 52HRs B17
  • Pumps +- 1.2 STD/min of air
  • Designed for fresh and saltwater use
  • Space saver clam shell package 5.25"W x 7.625"L x 2.5"D
  • Manufacture: Dreme Corp -- Dropship
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 2 x 5.5 inches; 11.52 Ounces
  • Batteries: 2 D batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Marine Metal 135317
  • Pump Power
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Marine Metal 135317 Final Thoughts

"This is both."

This seems to be a good little pump that really puts out some air! I have it running on 55g with 2 sponge filters for my Axolotl tank. After 3 weeks, I received a new one in the mail. I put a wire tie Tightly over the tube and barbs and it's perfect. For now, I'd say I would gladly buy another. We can hear the tank bubbles, but nothing noisy from the pumps at all. I'm using it for small start-up hydroponic system.

Overall Score
4.4


(388 Points)

3. 110AIR Marine Metal 110V Air Pump with Tubing & Air Stone A-1, Multi-Coloured, 5-10 Gallon

User Ratings: 78 1

Marine Metal First Impressions

"And my home is clean!"

I'll definitely get a few more for my other tanks. I figured it would give me enough air to power 4 or 5. Its not going to vibrant on anything! I keep the pump and air valves in the box to lessen the noise. It makes the perfect size bubbles and the fish love it. It has two places to hook up tubing to. After 3 weeks, I received a new one in the mail.

  • 110AIR Marine Metal 110V Air Pump with Tubing & Air Stone A-1, Multi-Coloured, 5-10 Gallon
  • Produces 99.5% saturation of dissolved oxygen
  • Complete ready to use systems
  • Weighted glass bead air stones and silicone airline tubing included
  • Every unit is tank tested to assure quality
  • No batteries required
  • Manufacture: Sportsman Supply Inc.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Marine Metal
  • Pump Power
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Marine Metal Final Thoughts

"Now close to the glass."

It still works internally, but no air. It makes the perfect size bubbles and the fish love it. I'm using it for small start-up hydroponic system. Sometimes stopping all together if the water is full. Highly recommend if you desire HIGH air output on several tubing lines! If you leave one open, it makes noise. The added tubing and manifold make this an even better value.

Overall Score
4.7


(271 Points)

4. Marine Metal Bubbles Pump B-3

User Ratings: 77 5

Marine Metal 610030 First Impressions

"It's exactly the same."

If that is true-then no wonder this is pretty quiet! And there are fixes around all of it. Overall seems like a good air pump. Great Product, BUT, its noisy and vibrates like mad on its rubber feet. It could easily run a small fish room. This one is far better than I anticipated! Use large Air Stone Bars for giant columns of air bubbles.

  • Marine Metal Bubbles Pump B-3
  • Pumps 1.0 STL / minute
  • Designed for fresh and saltwater use
  • Space saver clam shell package 4.5"W x 8.375" Lx 2.375"D
  • Manufacture: Marine Metal
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 2 x 4.5 inches; 11.2 Ounces
  • Batteries: 2 D batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Marine Metal 610030
  • Pump Power
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Marine Metal 610030 Final Thoughts

"I got 2 of these."

Buzzing, humming, vibrating- they were driving me nuts! It just sounds like a large freezer. It still works internally, but no air. Pump is basically silent when both airlines are attached. Make sure the hose is connected well. This thing has plenty of power for my needs. The pump is so powerful that it pushed off the connection tube several times.

Overall Score
4.6


(174 Points)

5. 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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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)

6. 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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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

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)

7. Simple Deluxe Water Pump Air Pump with Mechanical Electric Outlet Timers, Digital Programmable Timer...

User Ratings: 75

Simple Deluxe LGPUMPAIR65TIMESMART First Impressions

"The combo was deafening."

I'm using it for small start-up hydroponic system. The first time I ordered this product, it did not work properly. Danner, Fusion, Eheim are adjustable. I got the bigger size because I used it in my 450 gallon tank and it's perfect. For the money, this air pump cannot be beat. I like these, great deal for the price. I started to write a poor review of the pump.

  • Simple Deluxe Water Pump Air Pump with Mechanical Electric Outlet Timers, Digital Programmable Timer, Smart Plug, Water Air Pump for Fish Tank, Hydroponics Systems, Aquaponic
  • 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 35W 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.
  • Best applications: pumping 65 litters of air per minute (17 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.
  • Multi function of smart plug: voice control, timing function, remote control. Save on your electric bills.
  • Smart Plug can be easily applied in Automate Aquarium System with Air Pumps. Make you Aquarium System Smart.
  • Manufacture: Simple Deluxe
  • Product Dimensions: 8.66 x 4.52 x 4.92 inches; 5.3 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Simple Deluxe LGPUMPAIR65TIMESMART
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Simple Deluxe LGPUMPAIR65TIMESMART Final Thoughts

"It was a dud."

I added a check valve to my airline tubing and works as expected. I did notice that it tends to run very loudly and hot. I have two of these running in my kitchen and my living room is right next to it. These work better than any of the others I have tried in my price point. The pump is so powerful that it pushed off the connection tube several times. This one is far better than I anticipated! All the reviews from all the different models are lumped together.

Overall Score
4.7


(9 Points)

8. Insputer Aquarium Air Pump Kit Fish Tank Air Pump with Air Valve Air Stones Silicone Air Tube for Fi...

User Ratings: 31 25

Insputer First Impressions

"I recommend the pump."

And there are fixes around all of it. I put a wire tie Tightly over the tube and barbs and it's perfect. If that is true-then no wonder this is pretty quiet! This is actually the second one I have purchased. It just sounds like a large freezer. Adjustable air flow settings which is new to me on a air pump but very convenient. The reviews sold me on this product but I was still skeptical​.

  • Insputer Aquarium Air Pump Kit Fish Tank Air Pump with Air Valve Air Stones Silicone Air Tube for Fish Tank Market Fishing
  • [Multi-functional Air Pump] The aquarium air pump is super quiet and very powerful, by adding air into the tank to make the fish and plants live longer, which is great for both Fish & Plants, suitable for aquarium, fishing, seafood market, hydroponics plants, and multiple occasions.
  • [Super-silent Engine] We tested the aquarium air pump and found that it's quite silent while working. With little noise, you can even work or study beside it and feel nothing disturbs you.
  • [Easy Installation] Easy to set up: Put the aquarium air pump outside of the fish tank and higher than the height of the fish tank, Connect air tube and air stone, Immerse the air stone in the fish tank, Power it up and then it will work.
  • [Abundant Accessories] It comes with a long piece of tube that you can easily cut up and make whatever length you need. (1m-long tube for 1-outlet version, 2m-long for 2-outlets version). And it comes with the option to have 2 air stones in the package of 2-outlets version.
  • [Entertaining Bubbles] There is an adjustable knob in the 2-outlets version, at the lowest setting it puts out a lot of bubbles and at the highest setting it puts out tons of bubbles. The bubbles provide entertainment for both beings and the fish, turtles, shrimps, and other aquatic creatures, funny and practical.
  • Manufacture: Insputer
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Insputer
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Insputer Final Thoughts

"The bubbles are amazing!"

My first one may have been a lemon. I cleaned the sponge and hooked it all back up, hardly any air was coming out. The rubber feet dampen most anything that the sealed pump doesn't cover. It just sounds like a large freezer. Pump is basically silent when both airlines are attached. I have been in the hobby for 20+ years and this is the best air pump! Provides proper wattage for all my accessories.

Overall Score
3.6


(13 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
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  • 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. Sicce Mi Mouse Aquarium Pump, 82gph

User Ratings: 73 5

Sicce SIC100 First Impressions

"Very quiet and powerful."

I'm using it for small start-up hydroponic system. A white tail deer can hear a whisper 75 yards away! I just cleaned my 20 tank for the first time in, well too long. This seems to be a good little pump that really puts out some air! Great Product, BUT, its noisy and vibrates like mad on its rubber feet. If it craps out anytime soon, I'll update the review. After nearly 5 months of use, it stop pumping air.

  • Sicce Mi Mouse Aquarium Pump, 82gph
  • UL,CE and ETL listed
  • Fully submersible
  • 82 Gallons per hour adjustable flow rate
  • 1.8-Feet head shut off
  • 6.2 watts
  • Manufacture: Sicce Usa
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 3 x 3 inches; 11.2 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sicce SIC100
  • Pump Power
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Sicce SIC100 Final Thoughts

"I can't hear them at all."

But this one has no noticeable sounds. The pump is so powerful that it pushed off the connection tube several times. After 3 weeks, I received a new one in the mail. I have been in the hobby for 20+ years and this is the best air pump! I'd say this pump would be loud if it were used in the same room as you. I knew I had to try something else. Apparently the dome shape plays a significant role in noise reduction.

Overall Score
4.5


(38 Points)

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