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
  • Pump Power [star rating='5']
  • Quality [star rating='4.7']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.8']

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

[star rating="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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Pawfly
  • Pump Power [star rating='5']
  • Quality [star rating='4.1']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.5']

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

[star rating="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
  • Pump Power [star rating='4']
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.2']

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

[star rating="4.5"]
(416 Points)

4. EcoPlus Commercial 7 Hydroponic/Aquarium Air Pump

User Ratings: 35 20

EcoPlus First Impressions

"Just fantastic!"

Make sure the hose is connected well. It has two places to hook up tubing to. Save some money by not having to replace your air pumps every year! The first time I ordered this product, it did not work properly. A simple piece of foam under the unit solved that. Buzzing, humming, vibrating- they were driving me nuts! Save some money by not having to replace your air pumps every year!

  • EcoPlus Commercial 7 Hydroponic/Aquarium Air Pump
  • Commercial Air Pump 7 - 280 watts Single outlet 200 Liter/min
  • Manufacture: EcoPlus
  • Item Weight: 15.55 pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The EcoPlus
  • Pump Power [star rating='3.4']
  • Quality [star rating='3']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.3']
  • Affordability [star rating='4']

EcoPlus Final Thoughts

"It's as like as two peas."

The pump works well when there is no defects. And there are fixes around all of it. And one to the additional accessories for extra oxygen output only. Hardly noticeable that it is running for an aquarium air pump. And one to the additional accessories for extra oxygen output only. The added tubing and manifold make this an even better value. I was wrong it has enough power to run all 9 with air to spare.

Overall Score
3.3

[star rating="3.3"]
(11 Points)

5. Penn Plax Silent Air B11 Battery Operated Aquarium Air Pump For Power Outage Automatic Turn On Keeps...

User Ratings: 69 5

Penn-Plax SAB11 First Impressions

"It pumps PLENTY of air!"

My 20H tank is in my office, 3 feet away from my desk. Seems very well built, does as advertised. A simple piece of foam under the unit solved that. Overall seems like a good air pump. It didn't blow air out that line, while it still had a little water in the unit! Use large Air Stone Bars for giant columns of air bubbles. The current from the circle is so strong circulation is not a issue!

  • Penn Plax Silent Air B11 Battery Operated Aquarium Air Pump For Power Outage Automatic Turn On Keeps Fish Safe
  • Aquarium Supplies
  • Battery Pumps
  • Recommended as a home backup unit in case of power outages
  • Perfect for transporting fish
  • Impact resistant design, with 2 ft. air hose and airstone.
  • Manufacture: Penn-Plax
  • Product Dimensions: 2 x 3 x 5.5 inches; 7.58 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Penn-Plax SAB11
  • Pump Power [star rating='4.9']
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.8']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

Penn-Plax SAB11 Final Thoughts

"What a difference."

I have 3 of them on different surfaces. I have the pump hooked up to a large sponge. The rubber feet dampen most anything that the sealed pump doesn't cover. I was going to buy 3 small air pumps to power 9 sponge filters when I saw this pump. Once, the water in this tank backflowed into the unit. But if it's in another room, it’s not bad at all. 5 Watts, Fusion 700 rated at 6 watts,Whisper 300 rated at 7.

Overall Score
4.4

[star rating="4.4"]
(496 Points)

6. 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 [star rating='4.5']
  • Quality [star rating='4.4']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.2']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

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

[star rating="4.6"]
(301 Points)

7. Eheim PHL207184, 4.00 x 6.00 x 4.00 inches, Black

User Ratings: 73 6

Eheim 720686370050 First Impressions

"Looks good."

Hardly noticeable that it is running for an aquarium air pump. The current from the circle is so strong circulation is not a issue! This runs pretty darn quiet for a high output air pump. I currently have it in a closet to grow aquatic plants and brine shrimp. This pump cost a bit more than the small quite ones but is way more powerful. The rubber feet dampen most anything that the sealed pump doesn't cover. This would be the fourth attempt to satisfy my needs and my ears.

  • Eheim PHL207184, 4.00 x 6.00 x 4.00 inches, Black
  • Eheim
  • Air pump
  • 60 gallons
  • Manufacture: Eheim
  • Product Dimensions: 4 x 4 x 6 inches; 1 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Eheim 720686370050
  • Pump Power [star rating='4.6']
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.6']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.1']

Eheim 720686370050 Final Thoughts

"Strong pump, super quiet."

My 20H tank is in my office, 3 feet away from my desk. Not to mention tank depth, etc becomes a factor. I'd say this pump would be loud if it were used in the same room as you. I have the pump hooked up to a large sponge. Before the fan, it was to hot to even hold! You MUST use a fan with this pump or it will def burn out or lose pressure. Its not going to vibrant on anything!

Overall Score
4.4

[star rating="4.4"]
(161 Points)

8. Jesdoo Aquarium Air Pump,with Dual Outlet Adjustable Air Valve, Accessories Air Stone Check Valve ...

User Ratings: 57 8

Jesdoo First Impressions

"It pumps PLENTY of air!"

If you leave one open, it makes noise. Highly recommend if you desire HIGH air output on several tubing lines! Yes it obviously makes some noise-but not at all as much as I was anticipating. Kudo to them for backing up their product. It didn't blow air out that line, while it still had a little water in the unit! A white tail deer can hear a whisper 75 yards away! This one is far better than I anticipated!

  • Jesdoo Aquarium Air Pump,with Dual Outlet Adjustable Air Valve, Accessories Air Stone Check Valve and Tube, 2X 2.5L/min,Ultra Silent Oxygen Air Pumpfor 1-80 Gallon Fish Tanks
  • ★【STRONG AIRFLOW,LOW CONSUMPTION】:Power-2.5W, air pressure-0.002mpa, Maximum flow rate-2.5L / min * 2, and sound-20-40dB.
  • ★【With Dual Outlet Adjustable Air Valve】:Double air outlet design, you can place two air stones in different positions of the fish tank to make the oxygen distribution more even. Or you can use one air pump to provide oxygen to two fish tanks.
  • ★【ADJUSTABLE AIRFLOW】:With adjustable knob design, you can adjust the flow output according to the size of the fish tank, Air Pump for 1-80 gallon fish tanks.Note: 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.
  • ★【Ultra Silent Oxygen】:here is a noise reduction motor inside, which can reduce wind resistance and reduce noise.totally different from traditional electromagnetic air pump.No EMI, No motor, No shaft, no vibration inside. There are four shock-proof foot pads at the bottom to prevent sliding and vibration during work.
  • ★【Product acessories】:Accessories include—2 check valves, 2 air stones,Two 3.3-foot silicone tubes?User Manual.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: Jesdoo
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Jesdoo
  • Pump Power [star rating='4.1']
  • Quality [star rating='3.8']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.1']

Jesdoo Final Thoughts

"The pump is quiet."

Though the 18W model isn't so loud that it can only be used outside. The pressure isn't as great as I hoped. The current from the bubble wand is softer but its still a current. Yes it obviously makes some noise-but not at all as much as I was anticipating. Overall seems like a good air pump. Before the fan, it was to hot to even hold! The pump works very well in my 75G tank.

Overall Score
4.2

[star rating="4.2"]
(33 Points)

9. capetsma Aquarium Air Pump, Nano Air Pump for Fish Tank from 1 to 15 Gallon, Super Quiet Fish Oxyge...

User Ratings: 82

capetsma First Impressions

"Great air pump."

It's the second one of this model I’ve owned. This is actually the second one I have purchased. The motor was working but air was not moving. I have it running 8 different sponge filters at high rate! Ordered this air pump to replace one of my other pumps and the difference is amazing. This seems to be a good little pump that really puts out some air! It has one air outlet so i used a spliter& ran a tube to each end of bubbler.

  • capetsma Aquarium Air Pump, Nano Air Pump for Fish Tank from 1 to 15 Gallon, Super Quiet Fish Oxygen Pump with Air Bubbler Stone and Tube, 1w at 420ml/min
  • Super Quiet - unlike traditional fish tank pump, there is no motor but a thin piezoelectric ceramic plate to eliminate vibration, sounds less than 35db, quiet enough to be placed in your bedroom living room and your office.
  • Low Power Consumption and Long Lifespan - This nano aquarium pump uses no transmission device to avoid friction loss, provides a flow rate of 420 ml/min with 1w consumption, it is a great air pump for small fish tanks range from 1 to 15 gallons.
  • Compact design and space saving - The cute round fish tank air pump measures only 2.4 inches in diameter, you can easily hang it on the tank wall, it won’t take up any place on your desk.
  • Useful tool to make your fish live healthier - This Aquarium Air Pump provides dependable airflow and dissolved oxygen in water, makes sure that your fishes live in healthy and stable environment.
  • Satisfaction guaranteed: capetsma Air pump comes with power adapter, 3.6 ft long air tube, 0.9 inch air stone bubbler, hook and user manual. If there is anything wrong, just feel free to contact us right away, we will respond within 24hrs and do our best to help you out.
  • Manufacture: capetsma
  • Product Dimensions: 2.4 x 2.4 x 0.8 inches; 5.29 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The capetsma
  • Pump Power [star rating='4.6']
  • Quality [star rating='4.4']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

capetsma Final Thoughts

"Lots of bubbles."

This runs pretty darn quiet for a high output air pump. This thing has plenty of power for my needs. Its been on 24 hours a day for about 5 days. Pay a bit more but the quality is worth it. Use large Air Stone Bars for giant columns of air bubbles. I was wrong it has enough power to run all 9 with air to spare. I guarantee the fan will help it's shelf life.

Overall Score
4.8

[star rating="4.8"]
(7 Points)

10. Skywin Fish Aerator Pump - 2 Tubes Rechargeable Battery Powered Aquarium Air Pump - Portable Bait Ae...

User Ratings: 46 32

Skywin First Impressions

"It pumps PLENTY of air!"

I know my title sounds overly dramatic, but I'm not kidding. Colbert, the reviewer above, for explaining how to do this. I was going to buy 3 small air pumps to power 9 sponge filters when I saw this pump. These work better than any of the others I have tried in my price point. One of the best pump design I've own. The rubber feet dampen most anything that the sealed pump doesn't cover. This one is far better than I anticipated!

  • Skywin Fish Aerator Pump - 2 Tubes 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)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Skywin
  • Pump Power [star rating='2.7']
  • Quality [star rating='3.9']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.7']
  • Affordability [star rating='3']

Skywin Final Thoughts

"Quite and nice."

I got the bigger size because I used it in my 450 gallon tank and it's perfect. Make sure the hose is connected well. We can hear the tank bubbles, but nothing noisy from the pumps at all. If it craps out anytime soon, I'll update the review. And one to the additional accessories for extra oxygen output only. This seems to be a good little pump that really puts out some air! I use them in my Tilapia tanks and Koi pond.

Overall Score
3.1

[star rating="3.1"]
(6 Points)

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