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. AOZBZ Solar Pond Pump Aquarium Air Pump Portable Fish Tank Air Pump Adjust Mode for Fishing/Fish Tan...

User Ratings: 54 15

AOZBZ F143715JOWO0 First Impressions

"Incredibly quiet."

It pumps out enough air to keep millions of air bubbles going in this 200g+ Aquarium! Adjustable air flow settings which is new to me on a air pump but very convenient. I just cleaned my 20 tank for the first time in, well too long. I have it running on 55g with 2 sponge filters for my Axolotl tank. If it craps out anytime soon, I'll update the review. Not to mention tank depth, etc becomes a factor. Pump is basically silent when both airlines are attached.

  • AOZBZ Solar Pond Pump Aquarium Air Pump Portable Fish Tank Air Pump Adjust Mode for Fishing/Fish Tank/Small Pond
  • Upgraded Aquarium Air Pump: 3 different working modes (high, low, on/off per 10 seconds) for you to adjust to meet your different needs.
  • Solar powered: No electricity needed, just the sunshine, energy-saving and environmentally friendly product. 100 degrees foldable solar panel, easy to adjust a best angle to absorb solar energy. Energy-saving and environmentally friendly.
  • USB charging: Fish tank air pump can be charged by USB cable with its built-in input port, solving the problem when bad weather without sunshine.
  • Portable: With compact size and light weight, it is convenient to carry around, especially for fishing.
  • Scopes of Applications: Widely used for adding oxygen into various aquariums, fish tank, small ponds, especially suitable for the power failure emergency oxygen increasing, the wild fish oxygen increasing and small amounts of aquatic transportation oxygen increasing.
  • Manufacture: AOZBZ
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 5.31 x 2.17 inches; 14.11 Ounces
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The AOZBZ F143715JOWO0
  • Pump Power [star rating='4.1']
  • Quality [star rating='3.9']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.1']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.1']

AOZBZ F143715JOWO0 Final Thoughts

"Stay Green!"

These work better than any of the others I have tried in my price point. This air pump is quiet and well worth the price the listing is going for. I'm sure it would run a much larger bubble stick also. I'm sure it would run a much larger bubble stick also. Provides proper wattage for all my accessories. This thing has plenty of power for my needs. I keep the pump and air valves in the box to lessen the noise.

Overall Score
3.9

[star rating="3.9"]
(123 Points)

5. 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)

6. 20 - 60 Gallon Aquarium Air Pump by Aquaculture

User Ratings: 71

AQUA CULTURE First Impressions

"Value for money."

I figured it would give me enough air to power 4 or 5. This runs pretty darn quiet for a high output air pump. Though the 18W model isn't so loud that it can only be used outside. And check the filter often, at least every two- 3 weeks. I just cleaned my 20 tank for the first time in, well too long. Make sure the hose is connected well. The first time I ordered this product, it did not work properly.

  • 20 - 60 Gallon Aquarium Air Pump by Aquaculture
  • Double Outlet
  • 20 - 60 gallons
  • Pumps up to 2800cc per minute
  • Works up to 6 devices at once
  • Never needs oil
  • Manufacture: Aqua Culture
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.7 x 5.8 inches; 2 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The AQUA CULTURE
  • Pump Power [star rating='5']
  • Quality [star rating='4.8']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.8']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.3']

AQUA CULTURE Final Thoughts

"This pump is VERY quiet!"

All the reviews from all the different models are lumped together. 5 Watts, Fusion 700 rated at 6 watts,Whisper 300 rated at 7. If it craps out anytime soon, I'll update the review. It didn't blow air out that line, while it still had a little water in the unit! We can hear the tank bubbles, but nothing noisy from the pumps at all. Its been on 24 hours a day for about 5 days. Larger tank owners won't have my issues.

Overall Score
4.6

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

7. 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
  • Pump Power [star rating='3.6']
  • Quality [star rating='3.4']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.8']
  • Affordability [star rating='3']

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

[star rating="3.6"]
(13 Points)

8. Aquarium Air Pump, Rifny Adjustable Air Pump Kit with Dual Outlet Air Valve, Fish Tank Oxygen Pump w...

User Ratings: 73 4

Rifny First Impressions

"Very quiet pump."

This air pump is quiet and well worth the price the listing is going for. I will just keep the old one for parts should I need it. I'll definitely get a few more for my other tanks. After nearly 5 months of use, it stop pumping air. I'm using it for small start-up hydroponic system. I figured it would give me enough air to power 4 or 5. The pump works well when there is no defects.

  • Aquarium Air Pump, Rifny Adjustable Air Pump Kit with Dual Outlet Air Valve, Fish Tank Oxygen Pump with Air Stones Silicone Tube Check Valves for 1-80 Gallon
  • AQUARIUM AIR PUMP WITH DUAL OUTLETS: Dual air outlet design, not only you can use one air pump to supply two multiple fish tanks or aquariums, but you can put two air stones in different positions of one fish tank to make the oxygen distribution more evenly.
  • UPER SILENT: Air pump is driven by a piezoelectric ceramic plate, totally different from traditional electromagnetic air pump,No EMI, No motor, No shaft, no vibration inside. It won't disturb your daily life during operation, and the 4 anti-slip rubber feet on the bottom will also keep it from sliding around.
  • STRONG AIRFLOW,LOW CONSUMPTION: Power consumption of this oxygen pump is only 3W, with maximum flow rate: 2.5L/min * 2, power lead length: 208cm. it features low power consumption and high energy saving. The gas amount is adjustable, you can adjust the output according to the size of your fish tank, fit for fish tanks from 1 to 80 gallon.
  • WIDE COMPATIBILITY: Suitable for both fresh water and salt water tank, wide using scenes like fish tanks, aquariums, breeding pools.
  • COMES WITH EVERYTHING YOU NEED - Accessories Includes 1*Air Pump, 2*Air Stone, 2*6.6ft Silicone Tube, User Manual. One invest, get all you needed. If you have any problem, our customer support team is always standby.
  • Manufacture: Rifny
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Rifny
  • Pump Power [star rating='5']
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.3']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.4']

Rifny Final Thoughts

"It is good and quiet."

I couldn't even think to do my work. Pay a bit more but the quality is worth it. This seems to be a good little pump that really puts out some air! I just cleaned my 20 tank for the first time in, well too long. Overall seems like a good air pump. I'll definitely get a few more for my other tanks. It has two places to hook up tubing to.

Overall Score
4.5

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

9. KEDSUM Aquarium Air Pump, Quietest Fish Tank Air Pump with 4 Air Outlets/Stones/Tubes/Check Valves, ...

User Ratings: 70 4

KEDSUM First Impressions

"Lots of bubbles."

I have to put my head behind the tank to hear it! I have an undergravel filter and a few other accessories that push air too. It didn't blow air out that line, while it still had a little water in the unit! The added tubing and manifold make this an even better value. Apparently the dome shape plays a significant role in noise reduction. The first lasted about two years when one side decided to put out less air. I'm not going to knock the product for my own paranoia though.

  • KEDSUM Aquarium Air Pump, Quietest Fish Tank Air Pump with 4 Air Outlets/Stones/Tubes/Check Valves, Adjustable Air Oxygen Pump for 25-180Gallon Fish Tank
  • 【Ultra Quiet Design】Measuring 40 dB, this air pump is so quiet you could sleep with it beside your bed, and it wouldn’t wake you up! The 4 non-slip rubber feet on the bottom also reduce noise and prevent it from slipping.
  • 【Adjustable Flow Rate】Designed with a adjusting knob, easily to adjust the air flow according to your fish tank or pond size and the bubble size you desire. Perfect to be used for all types of tanks with capacity of 25-100 Gal.
  • 【Powerful Motor with Dual Outlets】This oxygen air pump is stable performance, per minute can up to 4.2 gallon, per hours can up to 252 gallon. It is easy to provide high volume and steady bubbles. Designed with four outlets which can be connected to 4 air stones in one tank or also can be provided oxygen to two fish tanks.
  • 【Safe & Energy-Saving】With 4 Check valves to keep water from back flowing into your pump, much safer. With rated power of 12W, this air pump is energy-efficient and won’t get overheated when running. Build up a healthy environment for your fish, coral, and anything alive in your tank/aquarium marine system.
  • 【Wide Compatibility& Warranty】KEDSUM quietest air pump fits for both fresh and saltwater tank. Any question of your KEDSUM fish tank air pump, please come back to us and we will be responsible for the aquarium air pumps we produce.
  • Adjustable flow rate
  • Four outlets
  • Low power consumption
  • Manufacture: KEDSUM
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 6.3 x 3.1 inches; 3.55 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The KEDSUM
  • Pump Power [star rating='3.5']
  • Quality [star rating='4.5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.9']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

KEDSUM Final Thoughts

"It is good and quiet."

Considering the warranty and performance, I upgraded my rating by 2 stars. It pumps out enough air to keep millions of air bubbles going in this 200g+ Aquarium! Make sure the hose is connected well. Almost all people will be highly satisfied with this unit. Once, the water in this tank backflowed into the unit. It could easily run a small fish room. My 20H tank is in my office, 3 feet away from my desk.

Overall Score
4.4

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

10. 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 [star rating='5']
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.1']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.2']

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

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

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