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. Koller Products Tom Aquarium Stellar Air Pump for 60 Gallon to 100 Gallon Aquariums

User Ratings: 50 9

Koller Products TM1052 First Impressions

"Good luck."

Just bought and started using it a few days ago. Buzzing, humming, vibrating- they were driving me nuts! My first one may have been a lemon. I had to use valves to reduce the output. Pump is basically silent when both airlines are attached. After 3 weeks, I received a new one in the mail. And one to the additional accessories for extra oxygen output only.

  • Koller Products Tom Aquarium Stellar Air Pump for 60 Gallon to 100 Gallon Aquariums
  • Air pump for aquariums sized 60-gallons to 100 gallons
  • Maintains high oxygen levels while providing optimal water movement to keep fish healthy
  • Dual air port outlets; 2.0 liter-per-minute air volume (per outlet); 3.1 PSI air pressure rating (per outlet)
  • Heavy duty diaphragms deliver years of trouble-free use
  • Manufacture: Tom (Tominaga/Oscar)
  • Product Dimensions: 3.5 x 3 x 7 inches; 1.1 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Koller Products TM1052
  • Pump Power
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Koller Products TM1052 Final Thoughts

"It is perfect!"

Ordered this air pump to replace one of my other pumps and the difference is amazing. Apparently the dome shape plays a significant role in noise reduction. Just bought and started using it a few days ago. My 20H tank is in my office, 3 feet away from my desk. I had to use valves to reduce the output. I put a nice little fan next to mine and it now runs much cooler! I'm using it for small start-up hydroponic system.

Overall Score
4.0


(55 Points)

6. VIVOSUN 332 GPH Air Pump 14W 4 Outlet 21L/min for Aquarium and Hydroponic Systems

User Ratings: 73 6

VIVOSUN AP-15 First Impressions

"The dial never turns off."

The added tubing and manifold make this an even better value. I keep the pump and air valves in the box to lessen the noise. This one is far better than I anticipated! It could easily run a small fish room. For a solid working, quiet pump, this is about as good as it gets. The pressure isn't as great as I hoped. The current from the bubble wand is softer but its still a current.

  • VIVOSUN 332 GPH Air Pump 14W 4 Outlet 21L/min for Aquarium and Hydroponic Systems
  • PREMIUM Materials and Heat Control: Pump dissipates heat more effectively with aluminum heat-radiating plates, delivering excellent, long-lasting performance with high-quality aluminum construction and non-slip base
  • MAXIMUM Air Pressure and Volume: VIVOSUN's 14W electromagnetic motor produces strong air pressure (over 0.037 MPa) and sends a large volume of air to 4 adjustable valve outlets (compatible with 1/4" air lines), enough airflow for multiple air dispersion elements
  • LEAVE RUNNING 24/7: Innovative material engineering on the steel engine cylinder and piston makes this pump energy-efficient and highly resistant to degradation so you can leave it going 24/7
  • QUIET SOLUTION for Hydroponics and Aquarium: Pump's oil-free motor lubrication, low noise generation (under 60 decibels) and 1.4m power cord make it the ideal pump for oxygenating an aquarium or plant roots in a hydroponics systems without causing disturbance
  • TOP PERFORMANCE: Pumping 21 liters of air per minute (5.5 gallons per minute) and rated for up to 1 years of service, we guarantee this pump is the reliable solution you're looking for; if you're not completely satisfied, just contact our attentive service team for a solution or a refund
  • It is normal for air pumps to run a bit hot due to the high air pressure: this is nothing to worry about, but you may set up a fan to cool it if you wish.
  • Made by integral moulding of thickened aluminum alloy for heat control.
  • Speed switch-air flow controller for different use.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The VIVOSUN AP-15
  • Pump Power
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

VIVOSUN AP-15 Final Thoughts

"Now close to the glass."

The stone is very heavy, so it is easy to position and stays put where you want it. If that is true-then no wonder this is pretty quiet! This one is far better than I anticipated! The pump is so powerful that it pushed off the connection tube several times. I have two of these running in my kitchen and my living room is right next to it. If that is true-then no wonder this is pretty quiet! But if it's in another room, it’s not bad at all.

Overall Score
4.5


(282 Points)

7. Solar Powered Air Pump Kit Aquarium Air Pump Fish Tank Water Oxygen Pump for Small Fish Pond Aquacul...

User Ratings: 51

Pssopp First Impressions

"With the windows closed."

It still works internally, but no air. And there are fixes around all of it. The added tubing and manifold make this an even better value. The company made it right and took care of me. The motor was working but air was not moving. So I run two of these with gang valves on my 55 gallon tall living room tank. The pump works well when there is no defects.

  • Solar Powered Air Pump Kit Aquarium Air Pump Fish Tank Water Oxygen Pump for Small Fish Pond Aquaculture Hydroponics BSV-AP006
  • 【Silent Design】The test of the Noise is under 60db, which will not disturb the surrounding people and fish.
  • 【Solar Powered Air Pump】Solar panel attaches to air pump supply power. Powered by sunlight, energy-saving and eco-friendly.Widely used for adding oxygen into various aquariums, fish tank and small fish ponds.
  • 【3 Mode Options】Mode 1: high-grade (green light always on); working hours: one day and one night; flow: 1.3L/min; Mode 2: low-grade (blue light always on); working hours: two days and two nights; flow: 0.7l /min; Mode 3: low grade; on for 10 seconds and stop for 10 seconds (green and blue lights are always on); working hours: three days and three nights.
  • 【High Quality】Our aquarium air pump is made of good quality ABS material, solid, durable and wear-resistant.
  • 【Quality Guarantee】Guarantee 100% refund, if you have any dissatisfaction on the quality of goods, please let us know. Your suggestion will help us to improve products and provide more great products, we are willing to send you a new goods or a full refund.
  • Manufacture: Pssopp
  • Product Dimensions: 10.83 x 6.69 x 0.79 inches; 2.85 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Pssopp
  • Pump Power
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Pssopp Final Thoughts

"Works great and is quiet."

Make sure the hose is connected well. Considering the warranty and performance, I upgraded my rating by 2 stars. Larger tank owners won't have my issues. They generate a TON of air and last a long long time. Adjustable air flow settings which is new to me on a air pump but very convenient. I knew I had to try something else. You'd think this thing would stop working, but it didn’t!

Overall Score
4.0


(2 Points)

8. AQUANEAT Aquarium Air Pump Aquarium Air Pump 30GPH with Accessories up to 50Gal Fish Tank

User Ratings: 85

AQUANEAT AP-A427T First Impressions

"It runs hot though."

I didn't think I’d be impressed by an air pump but I’m pleasantly surprised. I was going to buy 3 small air pumps to power 9 sponge filters when I saw this pump. My first one may have been a lemon. I found calcium deposits were clogging the bottom where the air was supposed to exit. I know my title sounds overly dramatic, but I'm not kidding. Considering the warranty and performance, I upgraded my rating by 2 stars. Works well in my 75 gal tank running a 36 inch bubble stick!

  • AQUANEAT Aquarium Air Pump Aquarium Air Pump 30GPH with Accessories up to 50Gal Fish Tank
  • Max Flow: 30 GPH, Fits for aquariums up to 50 Gallons
  • Reliable and budget-friendly air pumps on the market.
  • Rubber stabilizer feet and technologically advanced design offer smooth, quiet operation.
  • Accessories Include: (1) Air Pump, (1) Piece of 4 feet air line tubing, (4) Suction cups, (2) Pieces of 1” air stones , (1) Tee’s, (1) Control valve, (1) Check Valve
  • Everything you need to start aerating your fish tank
  • Manufacture: AQUANEAT
  • Editor's Impressions Of The AQUANEAT AP-A427T
  • Pump Power
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

AQUANEAT AP-A427T Final Thoughts

"Good air flow."

Adjustable air flow settings which is new to me on a air pump but very convenient. And one to the additional accessories for extra oxygen output only. I have one running to sponge filters in a tank and it pushing a nice air flow. I knew I had to try something else. It makes the perfect size bubbles and the fish love it. I'd say this pump would be loud if it were used in the same room as you. I'm not going to knock the product for my own paranoia though.

Overall Score
4.8


(8 Points)

9. Estink Air Pump, DC 12V 35W Air Pump Aerator for Fish Pond Aquaculture Aquarium Accessory Tool for F...

User Ratings: 48

Estink First Impressions

"It pumps PLENTY of air!"

Just bought and started using it a few days ago. I have to unplug it every time I want to shut it off. I have an undergravel filter and a few other accessories that push air too. I currently have it in a closet to grow aquatic plants and brine shrimp. Once, the water in this tank backflowed into the unit. The pressure isn't as great as I hoped. All the reviews from all the different models are lumped together.

  • Estink Air Pump, DC 12V 35W Air Pump Aerator for Fish Pond Aquaculture Aquarium Accessory Tool for Fish Tank, Fountain, Pond, Hydroponics, Commercial
  • 【With Stable-Performance】The Oxygen air pump is stable performance and it can provide 0.068 Mpa pressure inflatable. It has large volume, great for aeration.
  • 【Low Power Consumption】The Oxygen air pump is low power consumption, it uses DC 12V, its power just 35W, it is practical and environmental friendly.
  • 【Premium Material】The Oxygen air pump is made of high quality material, which is non-toxic, safe and durable to use.
  • 【Convenient to Carry】Portable size and handle design for convenient to carry.
  • 【Wide Applications】The Oxygen air pump is suitable for living fishes in vehicles, restaurants and industry. Hydroponics, Aquariums, Fish Farms and Hydroponic Systems, Dusting, Inflation, Manufacture etc.
  • Estink is a registered brand and it is professional in various product categories for several years. Advanced equipment with solid techniques are adopted and our high quality products are strictly tested before being put into market. 'Quality First, Customer Superior' is always our aim. Every product is designed carefully aiming to add simple and comfortable elements to your lives.
  • The Oxygen air pump is suitable for living fishes in vehicles, restaurants and industry. Hydroponics, Aquariums, Fish Farms and Hydroponic Systems, Dusting, Inflation, Manufacture etc.
  • The Oxygen air pump is suitable for living fishes in vehicles, restaurants and industry. Hydroponics, Aquariums, Fish Farms and Hydroponic Systems, Dusting, Inflation, Manufacture etc.
  • Manufacture: Estink
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Estink
  • Pump Power
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Estink Final Thoughts

"JUST BUY THEM!"

I keep the pump and air valves in the box to lessen the noise. I use this on a 5-way valve for a 75 gallon tank. Use large Air Stone Bars for giant columns of air bubbles. The first lasted about two years when one side decided to put out less air. I currently have it in a closet to grow aquatic plants and brine shrimp. This thing has plenty of power for my needs. I got the bigger size because I used it in my 450 gallon tank and it's perfect.

Overall Score
4.5


(4 Points)

10. 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)

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