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. Jecod/Jebao PA Series ECO Air Pump

User Ratings: 51 11

Jebao First Impressions

"Be advised!"

I figured it would give me enough air to power 4 or 5. The added tubing and manifold make this an even better value. The current from the circle is so strong circulation is not a issue! Provides proper wattage for all my accessories. Buzzing, humming, vibrating- they were driving me nuts! I'm sure it would run a much larger bubble stick also. Overall seems like a good air pump.

  • Jecod/Jebao PA Series ECO Air Pump
  • Wear and tear-resistant material body, Electrical magnetic air compressor
  • High pressure and high output, Super quite: 32dBA to 36dBA
  • Comes with 8-outlet divider fit 1/4" airline tubing
  • Ideal for running several Waterfarms or multiple air stones at once
  • Specs: 9"x5"x7" AC120V 60Hz 0.65A, 0.036MPa, Qmax: 80L/min, 55w
  • Manufacture: Jebao
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Jebao
  • Pump Power
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Jebao Final Thoughts

"Works great."

I'd say this pump would be loud if it were used in the same room as you. The new unit works fine as a secondary air pump in a 75 gallon fresh water aquarium. I have the pump hooked up to a large sponge. It just sounds like a large freezer. Its been on 24 hours a day for about 5 days. It really is pretty quiet- once you unclog the air pathway. The rubber bottom feet really help to keep the unit quite and in one place.

Overall Score
3.9


(22 Points)

6. XpertMatic DB-366 Quiet Aquarium Air Pump for 10-90 Gallon Fish Tank, 127GPH 7W Adjustable 2 Outlets...

User Ratings: 60 11

XpertMatic First Impressions

"So does this one!"

I had the Whisper models and they were way too high in emissions. I own Whisper 10, 150, 300, Eheim 400, and Fusion 700. My first one may have been a lemon. This is the second pump I have bought in the series. I hung it so its not touching anything. I had to use valves to reduce the output. I was wrong it has enough power to run all 9 with air to spare.

  • XpertMatic DB-366 Quiet Aquarium Air Pump for 10-90 Gallon Fish Tank, 127GPH 7W Adjustable 2 Outlets Oxygen Pump with Air Stones, Check Values, Tube
  • [ Powerful Air Pump with 2 Outlets ] The 127GPH fish tank air pump can provide dissolving and consistent airflow to keep your pets and plants healthy. It supplies oxygen to 2 fish tanks, or up to 4 fish tanks by DIY.
  • [ Quiet ] Running below 35 dB(Sounds like a whisper), you can place the fish tank aerator in the bedroom aquarium. There are 4 anti-slip rubber pads on the bottom to absorb the noise generated by the friction. Place the aerator pump on a folded cloth that would make it runs quieter.
  • [ Adjustable Air Flow Rate ] Spin the knob to control the airflow rate on your fish tank, based on the fish tank size and the fish amount. The air pump is in a stylish dinosaur egg outlook.
  • [ Wide Compatibility ] Fits for 10-90 gallons of turtle tanks, fish tanks, shrimp tank. Suitable for both fresh and marine aquariums.
  • [ Comes with All The Accessories You Need ] Includes 2 check values, 2 airline tubings, 2 T connectors, and 2 air stones to satisfy all your needs. Easy to install.
  • Step 1. Connect the airline tubing to the outlets of the aquarium air pump.
  • Step 2. Connect the airline tubing to air stones.
  • Step 3. Place the aquarium air pump near the top of the fish tank.
  • Manufacture: XpertMatic
  • Editor's Impressions Of The XpertMatic
  • Pump Power
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

XpertMatic Final Thoughts

"This thing is awesome!"

These work better than any of the others I have tried in my price point. My first one may have been a lemon. This would be the fourth attempt to satisfy my needs and my ears. These work better than any of the others I have tried in my price point. I have 3 of them on different surfaces. It just sounds like a large freezer. This is actually the second one I have purchased.

Overall Score
4.1


(81 Points)

7. hygger 10W Powerful Aquarium Air Pump with Dual Outlets, Adjustable Flow Quiet Fish Tank Air Pump Ox...

User Ratings: 83 7

hygger First Impressions

"Install was simple."

I have one running to sponge filters in a tank and it pushing a nice air flow. You MUST use a fan with this pump or it will def burn out or lose pressure. I found calcium deposits were clogging the bottom where the air was supposed to exit. I have been in the hobby for 20+ years and this is the best air pump! It's the second one of this model I’ve owned. Save some money by not having to replace your air pumps every year! And one to the additional accessories for extra oxygen output only.

  • hygger 10W Powerful Aquarium Air Pump with Dual Outlets, Adjustable Flow Quiet Fish Tank Air Pump Oxygen Aerator Bubbler for 55-600 Gallon Tank
  • Excellent Performance - Hygger 10W fish tank air pump with a powerful motor yet only uses 10 watt offering 16 liters of air per minute which is about 256 gph, UL-Listed, reliable and low consumption, able to run for multiple air stones, protein skimmers and sponge filters
  • Instant, Stable Airflow - This Strong Aquarium Air Pump with 2 outlets pumps out strong airflow to dissolve sufficient oxygen for your aquarium up to 6 feet deep, can be used for tanks from 55 to 600 gallons, up to 4 applications
  • Super Quiet - Baffle chamber with rubber suction cups reduce noises, 10w air pump runs quietly that you can barely hear the humming unless you put your ears to it. Maximum level up to 30 decibels
  • Airflow Adjustable - Control knob on the top where you can adjust the volume of air flow to optimize the performance of your air pump drive equipment (Note: turn the knob half way at minimum setting) , 2 outlets fit for 3/16” standard airline tubing (PS: air tubing not included)
  • Widely Applications - This large air pump measures 7.5 x 5.1 x 3.9 inches and weighs 2.5 pounds, ideal for freshwater and saltwater aquariums, hydropnics and koi ponds
  • Four suction cups helps air pump to stay in place and reduce much noises
  • Control knob to adjust the volume of air flow
  • Two outlets support two and more aquariums simultaneously
  • Manufacture: hygger
  • Editor's Impressions Of The hygger
  • Pump Power
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

hygger Final Thoughts

"Great air pump."

And one to the additional accessories for extra oxygen output only. It makes the perfect size bubbles and the fish love it. Works well in my 75 gal tank running a 36 inch bubble stick! Overall seems like a good air pump. Otherwise, I would buy another one. My 20H tank is in my office, 3 feet away from my desk. I had the Whisper models and they were way too high in emissions.

Overall Score
4.6


(301 Points)

8. Tetra Whisper Air Pump for Deep Water Applications

User Ratings: 78 3

Tetra 26075 First Impressions

"Wish didn't have to."

I use them in my Tilapia tanks and Koi pond. I'm not going to knock the product for my own paranoia though. This one is far better than I anticipated! They generate a TON of air and last a long long time. I honestly wasn't expecting that much of a difference but man was I surprised. And check the filter often, at least every two- 3 weeks. I put a nice little fan next to mine and it now runs much cooler!

  • Tetra Whisper Air Pump for Deep Water Applications
  • POWERFUL: Tetra brand’s most powerful line of air pumps add dramatic bubble effects to customize your aquarium.
  • DEEP-WATER CAPABILITIES: Designed for tanks with significant back pressure – pumps air down to 8 feet deep.
  • VERSATILE: One pump delivers air to all your powered accessories.
  • RELIABLE: Never buy another pump or worry about oxygen in the water.
  • LIFETIME GUARANTEE: The advanced technology and exacting quality standards of this product allow us to offer a limited lifetime warranty (see product packaging for details).
  • Manufacture: Tetra
  • Product Dimensions: 3.25 x 7 x 4.75 inches; 1.5 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Tetra 26075
  • Pump Power
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Tetra 26075 Final Thoughts

"Be advised!"

Seems very well built, does as advertised. I honestly wasn't expecting that much of a difference but man was I surprised. You'd think this thing would stop working, but it didn’t! This would be the fourth attempt to satisfy my needs and my ears. I know my title sounds overly dramatic, but I'm not kidding. It is quiet and powerful and doesn't get hot. You MUST use a fan with this pump or it will def burn out or lose pressure.

Overall Score
4.6


(2073 Points)

9. 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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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

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)

10. AZOO AIR PUMP 2500

Azoo First Impressions

"Very quiet pump."

This pump cost a bit more than the small quite ones but is way more powerful. I got the bigger size because I used it in my 450 gallon tank and it's perfect. The stone is very heavy, so it is easy to position and stays put where you want it. Buzzing, humming, vibrating- they were driving me nuts! Provides proper wattage for all my accessories. Save some money by not having to replace your air pumps every year! I have the pump hooked up to a large sponge.

  • AZOO AIR PUMP 2500
  • Manufacture: Tai Kong Corp.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Azoo
  • Pump Power
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Azoo Final Thoughts

"The dial never turns off."

Overall seems like a good air pump. Not to mention tank depth, etc becomes a factor. The motor was working but air was not moving. I hung it so its not touching anything. I honestly wasn't expecting that much of a difference but man was I surprised. It didn't blow air out that line, while it still had a little water in the unit! Highly recommend if you desire HIGH air output on several tubing lines!

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

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