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. Ultra Quiet Aquarium Air Pump Dual Outlet , Fish Tank Aerator Pump with Accessories, for Up to 100 G...

User Ratings: 69 7

PULACO First Impressions

"Super quiet and powerful."

Though the 18W model isn't so loud that it can only be used outside. Push once for On and hold down for 5 seconds for off. 5 Watts, Fusion 700 rated at 6 watts,Whisper 300 rated at 7. The stone is very heavy, so it is easy to position and stays put where you want it. I have this in our small aquarium with an LED bubble stone. Provides proper wattage for all my accessories. It could easily run a small fish room.

  • Ultra Quiet Aquarium Air Pump Dual Outlet , Fish Tank Aerator Pump with Accessories, for Up to 100 Gallon Tank
  • ★【PULACO Air Pump】: A excellent production, unlike other normal electromagnet air pumps, Pulaco air pump use magnetic ceramic plate driver, without electromagnet interference, no oil pollution; It has filter layer inside as purify function, ensure clean and fresh air vent.
  • ★【Low Noise】: Normal working noise <50dB, if user step 5ft away from the air pump, could barely hear the noise. this pump can be used in bedroom or guest room.
  • ★【High Efficiency & Energy Saving】: Air pump power 3Watts, maximum air flow 32GPH*2, pressure 0.018Mpa*2, suitable for less 100Gallons tank aeration use.
  • ★【Double Outlet Air Pump】: Double outlet design, you can use it in 2 tanks at the same time, or you can use the "Y" splitter to joint 2 outlet in one to get bigger flow and pressure, or divide it to the third tank.
  • ★【SATISFACTION GUARANTEED】Our Aquarium air pump is built with durability in mind and safety for every design. In the remote possibility that you’re not satisfied with our product, just contact us, and we will gladly give you a new Aquarium air pump replacement. 12 Month Warranty and 24 Hour Professional After-sales Service.
  • Manufacture: PULACO
  • Product Dimensions: 5.51 x 4.72 x 3.3 inches; 8.78 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The PULACO
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  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

PULACO Final Thoughts

"Odd, but great."

I have one running to sponge filters in a tank and it pushing a nice air flow. It is quiet and powerful and doesn't get hot. They don't even vibrate the old school plastic tank hanger mounts they sit on. Super quiet, lots of power and looks super sleek. I cleaned the sponge and hooked it all back up, hardly any air was coming out. It has two places to hook up tubing to. The new unit works fine as a secondary air pump in a 75 gallon fresh water aquarium.

Overall Score
4.3


(215 Points)

6. EcoPlus 126 GPH (480 LPH, 3W) Air Pump w/ 2 Outlets | Aquarium, Fish Tank, Fountain, Pond, Hydroponi...

User Ratings: 64 6

EcoPlus 728360 First Impressions

"It's easy to set up."

I started to write a poor review of the pump. The air being pumped out can be quite warm as well. It makes the perfect size bubbles and the fish love it. Save some money by not having to replace your air pumps every year! A white tail deer can hear a whisper 75 yards away! Larger tank owners won't have my issues. After 3 weeks, I received a new one in the mail.

  • EcoPlus 126 GPH (480 LPH, 3W) Air Pump w/ 2 Outlets | Aquarium, Fish Tank, Fountain, Pond, Hydroponics
  • Ideal for indoor gardening and hydroponic applications
  • Dual chamber oscillatiing pump for high output and stable pressure
  • High enery efficiency
  • Double damping noise reduction system for quiet operation
  • Heavy duty water resistant housing
  • Widely used in hydroponic systems.
  • Convenient to operate without oil.
  • Cylinders and pistons are made of premium materials, making the pump strong and durable.
  • Manufacture: Sunlight Supply Inc.
  • Item Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 4 x 4.9 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The EcoPlus 728360
  • Pump Power
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

EcoPlus 728360 Final Thoughts

"Let's talk about it."

I have been in the hobby for 20+ years and this is the best air pump! I'll definitely get a few more for my other tanks. This one is far better than I anticipated! I own Whisper 10, 150, 300, Eheim 400, and Fusion 700. The added tubing and manifold make this an even better value. Just bought and started using it a few days ago. One of the best pump design I've own.

Overall Score
4.3


(449 Points)

7. UPMCT Aquarium Air Pump with Dual Outlet Adjustable Air Valve, Ultra Silent Oxygen Air Pump with Acc...

User Ratings: 74 3

UPMCT First Impressions

"I got 2 of these."

I didn't think I’d be impressed by an air pump but I’m pleasantly surprised. It pumps out enough air to keep millions of air bubbles going in this 200g+ Aquarium! This happened to me with this unit. For now, I'd say I would gladly buy another. Its been on 24 hours a day for about 5 days. I have two of these running in my kitchen and my living room is right next to it. This would be the fourth attempt to satisfy my needs and my ears.

  • UPMCT Aquarium Air Pump with Dual Outlet Adjustable Air Valve, Ultra Silent Oxygen Air Pump with Accessories Air Stones Silicone Tube Check Valves, Suitable for 1-80 Gallon Tank
  • Efficiency: 3Watt, Maximum flow rate: 2.5L/min * 2, Pressure: 0.02Mpa, Sound: 20-40dB
  • 【Aquarium Air Pump with Dual Outlets】It is easy to insert multiple fish tanks or aquariums through the silicone tube on the double outlets. The length of the trachea and the position of the aquarium do not affect the airflow, and the air will flow through the connected equipment as needed.
  • 【Adjustable Flow Rate, Suitable for 1-80 Gallon Tank】According to the size of tanks, adjust the flow rate, which help your fish thrive in the oxygen-rich environment. The best specifications tanks for home or office applications are between 1 to 60 gallons, and the sound of the aquarium air pump will be limited between 20-40 decibels. With the increase of flow rate, the sound will gradually increase from low to high, and the maximum volume of tank able to 80 gallons.
  • 【Anti-noise and Shockproof】Driven by piezoelectric ceramic plates, inorganic oil and other pollutants. The air pump has a slight vibration during operation due to its’ working principle. In that case, we have added 4 rubber feet on the base to absorb the noise generated by the friction. And put it on a blanket or mouse pad, which able to keep it quieter.
  • 【Complete Accessories】We provide 2 check valves, 2 air stones, 6.6 ft silicone tubing for cutting. If you do not install the check valve, please make sure to set the air pump above the water tank to prevent back siphoning.
  • Manufacture: UPMCT
  • Product Dimensions: 4.3 x 2.4 x 2 inches; 7.5 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The UPMCT
  • Pump Power
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

UPMCT Final Thoughts

"So does this one!"

Seems very well built, does as advertised. I didn't think I’d be impressed by an air pump but I’m pleasantly surprised. Sometimes stopping all together if the water is full. It could easily run a small fish room. The company made it right and took care of me. I guarantee the fan will help it's shelf life. The pump works very well in my 75G tank.

Overall Score
4.6


(1042 Points)

8. Tetra Whisper Air Pump 20 To 40 Gallons, For aquariums, Quiet, Powerful Airflow

User Ratings: 74 3

Tetra 77848 First Impressions

"I hope this helps anyone."

I have been in the hobby for 20+ years and this is the best air pump! One of the best pump design I've own. It just sounds like a large freezer. This happened to me with this unit. I have been in the hobby for 20+ years and this is the best air pump! I have it running on 55g with 2 sponge filters for my Axolotl tank. I started to write a poor review of the pump.

  • Tetra Whisper Air Pump 20 To 40 Gallons, For aquariums, Quiet, Powerful Airflow
  • POWERFUL Tetra Whisper Air Pump provides dependable airflow to your aquarium
  • QUIET Patented dome shape suspended motor and sound-dampening chambers for quiet operation
  • ELIMINATES VIBRATION Designed with a wide footprint and rubber feet
  • 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
  • Manufacture: Tetra
  • Item Weight: 1 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 4.06 x 2.81 x 6.19 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Tetra 77848
  • Pump Power
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Tetra 77848 Final Thoughts

"That's a fact!"

The rubber feet dampen most anything that the sealed pump doesn't cover. Its not going to vibrant on anything! Otherwise, I would buy another one. This is the second pump I have bought in the series. If you leave one open, it makes noise. One of the best pump design I've own. 5 Watts, Fusion 700 rated at 6 watts,Whisper 300 rated at 7.

Overall Score
4.5


(2831 Points)

9. LUYS Aquarium Air Pump, Aquarium Air Bubbler Quiet Mini Fish Tank Aerator with Dual Outlet Air Valve...

User Ratings: 58 4

LUYS First Impressions

"A little noisy."

The air being pumped out can be quite warm as well. One of the best pump design I've own. For the money, this air pump cannot be beat. I'm not going to knock the product for my own paranoia though. The rubber bottom feet really help to keep the unit quite and in one place. Seems very well built, does as advertised. This happened to me with this unit.

  • LUYS Aquarium Air Pump, Aquarium Air Bubbler Quiet Mini Fish Tank Aerator with Dual Outlet Air Valve, Silent Oxygen Whisper Air Pump with Accessories for 1-15 Gallon Tank
  • 【Powerfull Airflow】LUYS aquarium air pump provides powerful airflow to your aquarium. The power consumption of this oxygen whisper air pump is only 2.5 W and the flow rate is 240 ml / min which can provide enough oxygen for the fish tank.
  • 【Ultra Quiet Air Pump】Different from the traditional electromagnetic air pump, this aquarium air pump adopts leather wrist compression working principle, no electromagnetic interference and no other troublesome mechanism which makes it super compact, low noise, light weight and long service life. You can see that it produces a lot of bubbles normally but you can't feel its vibration.
  • 【Stable Performance and Widely Used】This stable aquarium air bubbler is very suitable for adding oxygen to 3-15 Gallon small and medium fish tanks, allowing your fish, betta or shrimp to breathe fresh air. It is very suitable for fish lovers, aquariums, aquarium markets and small fish ponds.
  • 【High-Efficiency Air Stone】The air stone of this aquarium air pump is well made with thousands of small holes which make the bubbles finer and even, let more oxygen dissolve into the water. You can see the bubbles are evenly and steadily emitted from the air pump stone, as a result, fish and aquariums receive continuous and stable oxygen.
  • 【PERFECT ACCESSORIES】This mini air aquarium air pump comes with accessories for one 31 inch air tubes, one check valve and one bubble stone, no need to purchase other accessories separately. Original quality, professional manufacturer. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us!
  • Manufacture: LUYS
  • Product Dimensions: 3.15 x 3.15 x 3.15 inches; 3.99 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The LUYS
  • Pump Power
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

LUYS Final Thoughts

"Stay Green!"

Don't be startled if you test it without oxygen tubes, It is Very noisy! They generate a TON of air and last a long long time. I did notice that it tends to run very loudly and hot. It didn't blow air out that line, while it still had a little water in the unit! If that is true-then no wonder this is pretty quiet! Kudo to them for backing up their product. I have it running on 55g with 2 sponge filters for my Axolotl tank.

Overall Score
4.2


(38 Points)

10. Aqueon Quiet Flow 100 Aquarium Air Pump, Up to 100 Gallons

User Ratings: 38 23

Aqueon 100106999 First Impressions

"I'm thrilled!"

I really am impressed with this air pump! And one to the additional accessories for extra oxygen output only. It still works internally, but no air. I cleaned the sponge and hooked it all back up, hardly any air was coming out. This air pump is quiet and well worth the price the listing is going for. Danner, Fusion, Eheim are adjustable. This air pump is quiet and well worth the price the listing is going for.

  • Aqueon Quiet Flow 100 Aquarium Air Pump, Up to 100 Gallons
  • Contemporary, upright design
  • Rubberized base lessens residual pump noise
  • Each air pump includes replaceable check valve, diaphragm and dust filter pad
  • Dual vertical hose outlet for keeping hose kink-free
  • Fits aquarium up to 100 gallons
  • Repair kits sold separately to replace internal air pump components
  • Manufacture: Central Garden & Pet
  • Product Dimensions: 4.61 x 3.27 x 6.02 inches; 1.4 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aqueon 100106999
  • Pump Power
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Aqueon 100106999 Final Thoughts

"Whisper 10 rated at 1."

This one is far better than I anticipated! Colbert, the reviewer above, for explaining how to do this. Before the fan, it was to hot to even hold! The company made it right and took care of me. One of the best pump design I've own. I'm using it for small start-up hydroponic system. I guarantee the fan will help it's shelf life.

Overall Score
3.3


(32 Points)

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