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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The 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. SUN YT-304 18 LPM Aquarium Air Pump with 4 Outlets, 8.5W, 120 Gallon

User Ratings: 72 6

SUN YT-304 First Impressions

"Odd, but great."

The pressure isn't as great as I hoped. Seems very well built, does as advertised. The pump is so powerful that it pushed off the connection tube several times. Ordered this air pump to replace one of my other pumps and the difference is amazing. I use them in my Tilapia tanks and Koi pond. It's the second one of this model I’ve owned. I have been in the hobby for 20+ years and this is the best air pump!

  • SUN YT-304 18 LPM Aquarium Air Pump with 4 Outlets, 8.5W, 120 Gallon
  • Special artificial rubber to keep a steady air flow output and pressure that can be adjusted freely
  • Low power consumption
  • 8.5-watts, 18 liters per minute
  • Super silent with multi-level muffler
  • Manufacture: SUNSUN
  • Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 8.8 x 4 inches; 2 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SUN YT-304
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SUN YT-304 Final Thoughts

"03mpa instead of 0."

It still works internally, but no air. I was currently using 2 Whispers and they were anything but whispering. It could easily run a small fish room. I just cleaned my 20 tank for the first time in, well too long. Ordered this air pump to replace one of my other pumps and the difference is amazing. These work better than any of the others I have tried in my price point. A simple piece of foam under the unit solved that.

Overall Score
4.4


(584 Points)

5. biOrb 46037.0 Air Pump 12 V Aquariums

User Ratings: 55 19

biOrb 46037.0 First Impressions

"Odd, but great."

My first one may have been a lemon. And one to the additional accessories for extra oxygen output only. I have this in our small aquarium with an LED bubble stone. Its not going to vibrant on anything! I just cleaned my 20 tank for the first time in, well too long. Kudo to them for backing up their product. Make sure the hose is connected well.

  • biOrb 46037.0 Air Pump 12 V Aquariums
  • Filter cartridge – a true “one size fits all” Filter for the biorb aquariums
  • Constructed out of Acrylic- 10 times stronger than glass, 50% lighter and 93% clearer
  • True 5 stage filtration - biological, mechanical, chemical, water stabilization and oxygenation
  • Manufacture: Deepwater Aquatics Distribution
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 5 x 5 inches; 4.22 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The biOrb 46037.0
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biOrb 46037.0 Final Thoughts

"Great product."

I added a check valve to my airline tubing and works as expected. I found calcium deposits were clogging the bottom where the air was supposed to exit. The first lasted about two years when one side decided to put out less air. The first time I ordered this product, it did not work properly. I own Whisper 10, 150, 300, Eheim 400, and Fusion 700. I cleaned the sponge and hooked it all back up, hardly any air was coming out. Works well in my 75 gal tank running a 36 inch bubble stick!

Overall Score
3.8


(35 Points)

6. Aqueon Quiet Flow 10 Aquarium Air Pump, 2-10 Gallons

User Ratings: 71 2

Aqueon 100106995 First Impressions

"If you are a pond owner."

I own Whisper 10, 150, 300, Eheim 400, and Fusion 700. I have to unplug it every time I want to shut it off. The rubber bottom feet really help to keep the unit quite and in one place. I didn't think I’d be impressed by an air pump but I’m pleasantly surprised. 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. I have an undergravel filter and a few other accessories that push air too.

  • Aqueon Quiet Flow 10 Aquarium Air Pump, 2-10 Gallons
  • Contemporary, upright design
  • Rubberized base lessens residual pump noise
  • Each air pump includes replaceable check valve, diaphragm and dust filter pad
  • Single vertical hose outlet for keeping hose kink-free
  • Fits aquarium size 2-10 gallons
  • Repair kits sold separately to replace internal air pump components
  • Manufacture: Central Garden & Pet
  • Product Dimensions: 3.5 x 2 x 4 inches; 13.28 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aqueon 100106995
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Aqueon 100106995 Final Thoughts

"I'm floored!"

After 3 weeks, I received a new one in the mail. Provides proper wattage for all my accessories. Seems very well built, does as advertised. Buzzing, humming, vibrating- they were driving me nuts! Not to mention tank depth, etc becomes a factor. Not to mention tank depth, etc becomes a factor. Pump is basically silent when both airlines are attached.

Overall Score
4.5


(93 Points)

7. VIVOSUN 80GPH Battery Air Pump AC/DC, Dual-Jet Oxygen Pump with LCD Screen Check Valve Accessories f...

User Ratings: 71 5

VIVOSUN First Impressions

"FOUR STARS."

I have it running 8 different sponge filters at high rate! Make sure the hose is connected well. Provides proper wattage for all my accessories. The pressure isn't as great as I hoped. Otherwise, I would buy another one. The company made it right and took care of me. It still works internally, but no air.

  • VIVOSUN 80GPH Battery Air Pump AC/DC, Dual-Jet Oxygen Pump with LCD Screen Check Valve Accessories for Aquarium and Hydroponic Systems…
  • CLASSIC DESIGN: Cool wave texture on the body adds an elegant, fashionable design to your home; Freely 18 adjustable pressure levels for different demands; Max flow of up to 80 GPH for dual-jet functionality
  • LARGE LCD SCREEN: Constructed with a large, stylish, and convenient LCD screen compared with other air pumps; Easy to read and use with Auto-Lock function
  • DUAL POWER SUPPLIES: Can use both AC/DC power supplies so it will continue to pump in the case of some power outage; AC Power: 100 – 240V; DC Power: 5V
  • STEADY AIR FLOW OUTPUT: Air pressure: 0.118 Mpa (Single Jet); Max flow: 40 GPH (Single Jet); Battery capacity: 4400 mAH
  • MULTIPLE WORKING MODES: Has 4 independent operation modes for a variety of uses; In case of a power outage, this air pump will begin intermittent operation to save energy and to continue operation
  • Manufacture: VIVOSUN
  • Editor's Impressions Of The VIVOSUN
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VIVOSUN Final Thoughts

"Great for hydroponics."

In fact I can hear the bubbles from the water more than the pump itself. This thing has plenty of power for my needs. Don't be startled if you test it without oxygen tubes, It is Very noisy! It didn't blow air out that line, while it still had a little water in the unit! If you leave one open, it makes noise. I put a wire tie Tightly over the tube and barbs and it's perfect. Buzzing, humming, vibrating- they were driving me nuts!

Overall Score
4.4


(69 Points)

8. NEWKOSEA 12W 254GPH Aquarium Air Pump Oxygen Pump 4 Outlets Ultra Quiet with Adjustable Air Flow for...

User Ratings: 47 20

NEWKOSEA First Impressions

"This is plenty of air."

The stone is very heavy, so it is easy to position and stays put where you want it. Yes it obviously makes some noise-but not at all as much as I was anticipating. The pump works well when there is no defects. Use large Air Stone Bars for giant columns of air bubbles. A simple piece of foam under the unit solved that. I'll definitely get a few more for my other tanks. Push once for On and hold down for 5 seconds for off.

  • NEWKOSEA 12W 254GPH Aquarium Air Pump Oxygen Pump 4 Outlets Ultra Quiet with Adjustable Air Flow for 30 to 125 Gallon Tank
  • Designed to add water movement and oxygen in aquarium to increase the health of water and give your fish a comfortable environment, improving the overall health of the aquarium.
  • Super quiet & Low power consumption: This air pump has a multi-level muffler to guarantee ultra-quiet operation, less than 32dB, which will not disturb your sleep, work or the inhabitants in the aquarium
  • Two Outlets: it comes with standard USA type plug, designed with 2 outlets, so it supports provide oxygen to two fish tanks simultaneously(single tank size less than 30 gallon). You also can put them together in one fish tank to produce more oxygen and bubbles according to your needs, fit for fish tanks from 20-gallon to 75-gallon
  • Adjustable air flow: It has a adjustable rotating dial on the back to control the air flow output, a higher setting generates more air and bubbles, but will certainly increase the noise level a little bit.
  • Power:12W; Exhaust: 2 x 4.5L/min which is about 142 GPH; Pressure: 0.02Mpa, Perfect for both Freshwater and Marine Aquariums.
  • Manufacture: NEWKOSEA
  • Editor's Impressions Of The NEWKOSEA
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NEWKOSEA Final Thoughts

"Great value."

I was going to buy 3 small air pumps to power 9 sponge filters when I saw this pump. The pump works well when there is no defects. If it craps out anytime soon, I'll update the review. I cleaned the sponge and hooked it all back up, hardly any air was coming out. I have this in our small aquarium with an LED bubble stone. Sometimes stopping all together if the water is full. Larger tank owners won't have my issues.

Overall Score
3.7


(33 Points)

9. 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
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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)

10. KEDSUM Rechargeable Aquarium Air Pump, Portable Fish Tank Air Pump for Fish Tank, Outdoor Fishing, F...

User Ratings: 34 33

KEDSUM First Impressions

"Lots of bubbles."

I guarantee the fan will help it's shelf life. Kudo to them for backing up their product. It is quiet and powerful and doesn't get hot. I was wrong it has enough power to run all 9 with air to spare. The first time I ordered this product, it did not work properly. Its been on 24 hours a day for about 5 days. Just bought and started using it a few days ago.

  • KEDSUM Rechargeable Aquarium Air Pump, Portable Fish Tank Air Pump for Fish Tank, Outdoor Fishing, Fish Transportation and Power Outages,with 2 Air Outlets/Stones/Tubes/Check Valve
  • USB Rechargeable: Built-in 2600mAh rechargeable lithium battery provides up to 20hrs working time. Compared to other battery aquarium air pumps, this kind of rechargeable function free you from replace the battery, you can charge it with a laptop, a wall charger, or a power bank, save your money and eco-friendly.
  • Powerful Motor & 2 Air Outlets: Small air pump, but equipped with powerful power can generate a large amount of aeration, Max Flow Rate: [2.5L/min×2].
  • Wide Compatibility: This quiet air pump is perfect for both Freshwater and Marine Aquariums, great to be used for all types of tanks with capacity of 19-113L(5-30gal). Excellent emergency aquarium oxygen pump!
  • Safe & Energy-Saving: With 2 check valves to keep water from back flowing into your pump, much safer.
  • Ultra Whisper Quiet: Minimum 35dB (sound like rusting leaves, ticking watch) in lowest flow rate. It won’t disturb your sleep during it running.
  • When you go fishing, moving, traveling, bait cooling, transporting bait or minnows
  • When your home is out of power
  • Manufacture: KEDSUM
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The KEDSUM
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KEDSUM Final Thoughts

"It's exactly the same."

These work better than any of the others I have tried in my price point. You'd think this thing would stop working, but it didn’t! This runs pretty darn quiet for a high output air pump. The pump works very well in my 75G tank. The first time I ordered this product, it did not work properly. I put a wire tie Tightly over the tube and barbs and it's perfect. Push once for On and hold down for 5 seconds for off.

Overall Score
3.0


(3 Points)

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