Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Pawfly Aquarium Air Pumps

1. Pawfly MA-60 Quiet Aquarium Air Pump for 10 Gallon with Accessories Air Stone Check Valve and Tube, ...

User Ratings: 73 4

Pawfly UL224-FBA First Impressions

"Excellent pump."

Super quiet, lots of power and looks super sleek. In fact I can hear the bubbles from the water more than the pump itself. Before the fan, it was to hot to even hold! It has one air outlet so i used a spliter& ran a tube to each end of bubbler. The pump works well when there is no defects. My 20H tank is in my office, 3 feet away from my desk. The reviews sold me on this product but I was still skeptical​.

  • Pawfly MA-60 Quiet Aquarium Air Pump for 10 Gallon with Accessories Air Stone Check Valve and Tube, 1.8 L/min
  • Awesome Price for a Whole Air Pump Set comes with Check Valve, Air Stone and 5 ft. Air Tube
  • Great for up to 10 gallons small size fish tank, suitable for any Freshwater or Marine aquariums
  • 2 Watt, 1.8 L/min, Pressure: 0.012 MPa
  • WHISPER QUIET < 40 dB which can hardly be heard
  • Measures 3.3 x 1.8 x 1.6 inches; Diaphragms are made of special synthetic rubber
  • Manufacture: Pawfly
  • Product Dimensions: 3.3 x 1.8 x 1.6 inches; 9.14 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Pawfly UL224-FBA
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Pawfly UL224-FBA Final Thoughts

"It's easy to set up."

Super quiet, lots of power and looks super sleek. In fact I can hear the bubbles from the water more than the pump itself. And check the filter often, at least every two- 3 weeks. Ordered this air pump to replace one of my other pumps and the difference is amazing. 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. And check the filter often, at least every two- 3 weeks.

Overall Score
4.5


(2018 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Pawfly Aquarium Air Pumps

2. Pawfly 254-285 GPH Commercial Air Pump 2-4 Outlets Manifold Quiet Oxygen Aerator Pump for Aquarium P...

User Ratings: 79 3

Pawfly First Impressions

"It has a strong current!"

And there are fixes around all of it. I knew I had to try something else. I found calcium deposits were clogging the bottom where the air was supposed to exit. The new unit works fine as a secondary air pump in a 75 gallon fresh water aquarium. I was going to buy 3 small air pumps to power 9 sponge filters when I saw this pump. Larger tank owners won't have my issues. I cleaned the sponge and hooked it all back up, hardly any air was coming out.

  • Pawfly 254-285 GPH Commercial Air Pump 2-4 Outlets Manifold Quiet Oxygen Aerator Pump for Aquarium Pond/Outdoor Fishing
  • Lots of Air: Dual Outlets deliver 285 gallon per hour for fish breath or root growth with 8.5 W low consumption. Max Pressure: 0.025 MPa.
  • For Emergency: Built-in 1 pack of replaceable 4,000 mAh lithium battery provides up to 6 h continuous working time or 40 h intermittent working when power outage. 3 battery pack slots allow you to add 2 more pack if needed.
  • AC/DC Power Supply: With AC 110-240V universal wall adapter, it can be used as in multiple countries and regions. Moreover, it can also be used DC 12V cigarette lighter power supply in your car.
  • 2 Working Modes: One button easy operation system, long press 3-5s to start, press again to switch mode.The default continuous mode for steady air flow output while the intermittent mode is great for saving energy.
  • Extra Silent: Extremely quiet operation with multi-level internal muffler. 4 shockproof rubber pads help reduce noise and keep it steady. Put the pump in a cabinet or under a proctective cover when used outdoors.
  • Manufacture: Pawfly
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Pawfly Final Thoughts

"It's as like as two peas."

Sometimes stopping all together if the water is full. Seems very well built, does as advertised. I have one running to sponge filters in a tank and it pushing a nice air flow. If it craps out anytime soon, I'll update the review. I didn't think I’d be impressed by an air pump but I’m pleasantly surprised. The pressure isn't as great as I hoped. Though the 18W model isn't so loud that it can only be used outside.

Overall Score
4.6


(496 Points)

3. Pawfly 160 GPH Aquarium Air Pump 4 Outlets 10 W Adjustable Quiet Oxygen Aerator Pump for Up to 200 G...

User Ratings: 76 4

Pawfly Pawfly-UL396-FBA First Impressions

"Aaaaahhhh."

Push once for On and hold down for 5 seconds for off. I keep the pump and air valves in the box to lessen the noise. This seems to be a good little pump that really puts out some air! But if it's in another room, it’s not bad at all. It's the second one of this model I’ve owned. Once, the water in this tank backflowed into the unit. The reviews sold me on this product but I was still skeptical​.

  • Pawfly 160 GPH Aquarium Air Pump 4 Outlets 10 W Adjustable Quiet Oxygen Aerator Pump for Up to 200 Gallon Fish Tank Pond
  • 4 Outlets: Supply 40 gallons per hour each outlet for up to 200 gallons tank, perfect for running several sponge filters or air stones.
  • Super Quiet: Maximum decibels is 40 which sounds like quiet whisper in the room. 4 shockproof rubber pads on bottom to keep a steady air flow output with minimum vibration.
  • Adjustable Flow Control: The black rotary knob on top allow you to precisely control the amount of air flow from low to high.
  • Running 24/7: Built solid for everyday use. Quiet on the lowest setting, allows you to run it in the living room 24/7 without annoying sound.
  • Pressure: 0.02 MPa, Power: 10 W, measures 6.4 x 6 x 2.3 inch
  • Manufacture: Pawfly
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Pawfly Pawfly-UL396-FBA
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Pawfly Pawfly-UL396-FBA Final Thoughts

"As far as noise."

It has one air outlet so i used a spliter& ran a tube to each end of bubbler. You'd think this thing would stop working, but it didn’t! It makes the perfect size bubbles and the fish love it. I have 3 of them on different surfaces. Don't be startled if you test it without oxygen tubes, It is Very noisy! The rubber bottom feet really help to keep the unit quite and in one place. For now, I'd say I would gladly buy another.

Overall Score
4.5


(416 Points)

4. 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
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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)

5. Hygger Powerful Dual Aquarium Air Pump 250GPH Quiet Fish Tank Air Pump Freshwater Saltwater Aerator ...

User Ratings: 60 11

hygger First Impressions

"Great air pump."

I couldn't even think to do my work. These work better than any of the others I have tried in my price point. Hardly noticeable that it is running for an aquarium air pump. And there are fixes around all of it. Once, the water in this tank backflowed into the unit. It's the second one of this model I’ve owned. I set up 2 more and still all the control valve are not open 100%.

  • Hygger Powerful Dual Aquarium Air Pump 250GPH Quiet Fish Tank Air Pump Freshwater Saltwater Aerator Oxygen Pump for 50 to 600 Gallon Tank with 2 Outlets 10W 16L/Min (Black)
  • 【DISSOLVE OXYGEN】: Hygger Powerful Air Pump is a perfect addition to your tank by increasing the dissolved oxygen level in the water and driving out the dissolved carbon dioxide from the water. It is ideal for most Fresh water and Marine Aquariums
  • 【POWERFUL & EFFICIENT】: This oxygen pump allows for max flow up to 16 liters per minute, provides 10 watts of power with an ability to deliver high-volume and steady airflow to a maximum depth of up to six feet
  • 【QUIET】: Engineered noise suppressing chamber design helps to reduce noises, which is as quiet as whispering, can be placed at indoor without disturb
  • 【FOR 50-600 GALLON TANK】: Aquarium air pumps can handle the aeration needs of aquariums from 50 to 600 gallons
  • 【AERATES TWO AQUARIUMS】: Designed with double outlets, which can provide oxygen to two fish tanks or connect two air stones at the same time
  • Manufacture: hygger
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hygger Final Thoughts

"JUST BUY THEM!"

In fact I can hear the bubbles from the water more than the pump itself. These work better than any of the others I have tried in my price point. It has one air outlet so i used a spliter& ran a tube to each end of bubbler. It has one air outlet so i used a spliter& ran a tube to each end of bubbler. The pump is so powerful that it pushed off the connection tube several times. Buzzing, humming, vibrating- they were driving me nuts! I use this on a 5-way valve for a 75 gallon tank.

Overall Score
4.0


(88 Points)

User Ratings: 63

HEALiNK k009 First Impressions

"With the windows closed."

But if it's in another room, it’s not bad at all. The first time I ordered this product, it did not work properly. I set up 2 more and still all the control valve are not open 100%. For now, I'd say I would gladly buy another. Kudo to them for backing up their product. This is the second pump I have bought in the series. The current from the bubble wand is softer but its still a current.

  • HEALiNK DC 12V 68LPM/Min 1078GPH 35W Aquarium Air Pumps Compressor Aerator for Aquaculture Fish Pond
  • ★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: 68LPM /Min POWER: 35W VOLTAGE: DC 12V PRESSURE: 0.068MPa Current:3.5A
  • ★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: Dongguan TO International Trade Co., Ltd
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HEALiNK k009 Final Thoughts

"Great air pump."

After 3 weeks, I received a new one in the mail. Seems very well built, does as advertised. I will just keep the old one for parts should I need it. I have to unplug it every time I want to shut it off. The current from the circle is so strong circulation is not a issue! This is actually the second one I have purchased. A white tail deer can hear a whisper 75 yards away!

Overall Score
4.6


(2 Points)

7. Skywin Fish Aerator Pump - Rechargeable Battery Powered Aquarium Air Pump - Portable Bait Aerator fo...

User Ratings: 39 38

Skywin First Impressions

"Good air flow."

The pressure isn't as great as I hoped. I cleaned the sponge and hooked it all back up, hardly any air was coming out. I'm using it for small start-up hydroponic system. I found calcium deposits were clogging the bottom where the air was supposed to exit. Use large Air Stone Bars for giant columns of air bubbles. I just cleaned my 20 tank for the first time in, well too long. I put a nice little fan next to mine and it now runs much cooler!

  • Skywin Fish Aerator Pump - Rechargeable Battery Powered Aquarium Air Pump - Portable Bait Aerator for Transporting Fish, Outdoor Fishing, Traveling, Moving, Bait Cooling, and Power Outages
  • HANDY MULTI-PURPOSE AERATOR PUMP - Use for outdoor fishing, transporting fish, traveling, moving, and bait cooling. Back up aquarium air pump during power outage
  • FISH AERATOR FOR BOTH FRESH AND SALTWATER USE - For various types of fish used for aquariums and fishing
  • KEEPS FISH ALIVE ANYWHERE - Portable live bait aerator, fish stays alive in any container such as aquarium, bait bucket, cooler or ice chest.
  • LONG BATTERY LIFE - Fish bubbler can function for up to 48 hours without interruption, great for long drives when traveling or moving, or during prolonged power outages. Operated by 2 D batteries (1.5v)
  • EASY TO USE AIR BUBBLER- Place hose and diffuser into water and turn the device on. Hook attaches device to bucket, tank, or any container
  • Manufacture: Skywin
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
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Skywin Final Thoughts

"Very quiet and powerful."

Once, the water in this tank backflowed into the unit. And there are fixes around all of it. I honestly wasn't expecting that much of a difference but man was I surprised. I have the pump hooked up to a large sponge. The new unit works fine as a secondary air pump in a 75 gallon fresh water aquarium. Danner, Fusion, Eheim are adjustable. It has one air outlet so i used a spliter& ran a tube to each end of bubbler.

Overall Score
3.0


(5 Points)

8. JOR Nano Air Pump, Quiet & High Energy Saving Tank Aerator, Ideal for Betta Aquariums, 1 Set per Pac...

User Ratings: 93

JOR First Impressions

"Reliability to be seen."

And one to the additional accessories for extra oxygen output only. I set up 2 more and still all the control valve are not open 100%. The first lasted about two years when one side decided to put out less air. This seems to be a good little pump that really puts out some air! Before the fan, it was to hot to even hold! It makes the perfect size bubbles and the fish love it. The reviews sold me on this product but I was still skeptical​.

  • JOR Nano Air Pump, Quiet & High Energy Saving Tank Aerator, Ideal for Betta Aquariums, 1 Set per Pack
  • ✔ IDEAL BETTA TANK AIR PUMP --- Designed with a large airflow rate of 15 fl. oz. per minute (450 ml/min), Nano Air Pump by JOR is perfect for small fish bowls and tanks up to 15 gallons. Its stable performance makes it a very dependable oxygen source for your bettas.
  • ✔ SILENT & EFFICIENT WORKER --- This hardworking tank aerator will not cause disturbances once placed inside your aquarium. It has a thin piezoelectric ceramic plate that creates a slow volume sound that is almost like a whisper. Its unique and well-engineered craftsmanship keeps air pressure and flow stable.
  • ✔ IMPROVES HEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF YOUR FISH --- This amazing tool doesn’t just create bubbles for aesthetic purposes but also helps in making your swimming pets healthier and more vigorous. This happens when bettas get to have more oxygenated water. The air pump creates a lot of surface movement caused by the bubbles which means that there’s an increased gas exchange of air and water.
  • ✔ ENERGY-SAVING AIR BUBBLER--- This is a low power-consuming device using only 1 watt. It helps save electricity and your money in the long run.
  • ✔ EASY TO SET-UP WITH NECESSARY ACCESSORIES --- This kit comes with essential accessories for quick installation. It comes with a suction cup that you can use for attaching the air pump into the aquarium, 2 air stones, and 2 silicon air tubes that you need to connect and an air pump to be connected to the tubes. Immerse the air stones and you are now ready to plug in the power adapter to the electricity socket. Enjoy the bubbles!
  • Manufacture: JOR
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JOR Final Thoughts

"It's easy to set up."

I couldn't even think to do my work. Overall seems like a good air pump. It has one air outlet so i used a spliter& ran a tube to each end of bubbler. Sometimes stopping all together if the water is full. For now, I'd say I would gladly buy another. I'm using it for small start-up hydroponic system. So I completely disassembled the sponge holder.

Overall Score
4.9


(21 Points)

9. HITOP Single Outlet Aquarium Air Pump, Fish Tank Aerator with Accessories, Quiet Oxygen Pumpfor Smal...

User Ratings: 69 7

HITOP First Impressions

"It is perfect!"

It makes the perfect size bubbles and the fish love it. Save some money by not having to replace your air pumps every year! I have to unplug it every time I want to shut it off. Just bought and started using it a few days ago. The company made it right and took care of me. This thing has plenty of power for my needs. If it craps out anytime soon, I'll update the review.

  • HITOP Single Outlet Aquarium Air Pump, Fish Tank Aerator with Accessories, Quiet Oxygen Pumpfor Small Tank up to 15gallon (Single Outlet)
  • Compact but Powerful: Mini size 3.5x2x1.6 in / 9x5x4 cm, 2Watt aquarium aerator pump, output 1.5 L/min(Not adjustable), great for up to 15-gallon small size fish tank.
  • Ultra Quiet: Made of ABS thickening engineering plastics, super silent aquarium air pump. Soft rubber foot pads, further palliation for noise.
  • Complete Accessories: Comes with everything you need, includes: 1 x Return Valve, 1 x Air Stone, 1 x Regulating valve, 1 x Air Hose (90-100cm). Original quality, professional manufacturer.
  • Easy to Use: Cut the air tube and install the regulating valve to easily adjust the air volume, even 1 gallon fish tank can be used, 4.4 ft / 1.35M cable wire, long enough to install where you want.
  • HITOP aquarium air pump is suitable for fresh tanks and marine aquariums. It also can be used in plant hydroponics.Providing one-year warranty.
  • Manufacture: Haisen
  • Product Dimensions: 3.54 x 1.97 x 1.57 inches; 7.2 Ounces
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HITOP Final Thoughts

"There is one button."

Ordered this air pump to replace one of my other pumps and the difference is amazing. I did notice that it tends to run very loudly and hot. Not to mention tank depth, etc becomes a factor. We can hear the tank bubbles, but nothing noisy from the pumps at all. I have been in the hobby for 20+ years and this is the best air pump! I was wrong it has enough power to run all 9 with air to spare. The stone is very heavy, so it is easy to position and stays put where you want it.

Overall Score
4.4


(263 Points)

10. Blue Diamond ETA 60 Septic or Pond Linear Diaphragm Air Pump with built in Alarm

User Ratings: 66 9

Bluewater Pumps ETA 60 First Impressions

"It is extremely quiet."

I was currently using 2 Whispers and they were anything but whispering. I put a wire tie Tightly over the tube and barbs and it's perfect. Overall seems like a good air pump. Adjustable air flow settings which is new to me on a air pump but very convenient. But this one has no noticeable sounds. Adjustable air flow settings which is new to me on a air pump but very convenient. The rubber bottom feet really help to keep the unit quite and in one place.

  • Blue Diamond ETA 60 Septic or Pond Linear Diaphragm Air Pump with built in Alarm
  • Built in Air pressure alarm
  • 60 liters of air per minute
  • Easy to install complete with fittings. Specially formulated diaphragm material for long life.
  • Robust and compact construction, weatherproof.
  • Easy to service with competitively priced spares kit.
  • Manufacture: Blue Diamond Pumps
  • Part Number: ETA60
  • Item Weight: 12.61 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 11.2 x 8.6 x 7.2 inches
  • Batteries Included?: No
  • Batteries Required?: No
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Bluewater Pumps ETA 60
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Bluewater Pumps ETA 60 Final Thoughts

"Incredibly quiet."

Before the fan, it was to hot to even hold! I own Whisper 10, 150, 300, Eheim 400, and Fusion 700. I just cleaned my 20 tank for the first time in, well too long. A white tail deer can hear a whisper 75 yards away! It just sounds like a large freezer. The rubber bottom feet really help to keep the unit quite and in one place. A white tail deer can hear a whisper 75 yards away!

Overall Score
4.3


(44 Points)

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