Editor's Choice - Our Favorite PULACO Aquarium Air Pumps

1. Ultra Quiet Aquarium Air Pump Dual Outlet , Fish Tank Aerator Pump with Accessories, for Up to 100 G...

User Ratings: 69 7

PULACO First Impressions

"Super quiet and powerful."

Though the 18W model isn't so loud that it can only be used outside. Push once for On and hold down for 5 seconds for off. 5 Watts, Fusion 700 rated at 6 watts,Whisper 300 rated at 7. The stone is very heavy, so it is easy to position and stays put where you want it. I have this in our small aquarium with an LED bubble stone. Provides proper wattage for all my accessories. It could easily run a small fish room.

  • Ultra Quiet Aquarium Air Pump Dual Outlet , Fish Tank Aerator Pump with Accessories, for Up to 100 Gallon Tank
  • ★【PULACO Air Pump】: A excellent production, unlike other normal electromagnet air pumps, Pulaco air pump use magnetic ceramic plate driver, without electromagnet interference, no oil pollution; It has filter layer inside as purify function, ensure clean and fresh air vent.
  • ★【Low Noise】: Normal working noise <50dB, if user step 5ft away from the air pump, could barely hear the noise. this pump can be used in bedroom or guest room.
  • ★【High Efficiency & Energy Saving】: Air pump power 3Watts, maximum air flow 32GPH*2, pressure 0.018Mpa*2, suitable for less 100Gallons tank aeration use.
  • ★【Double Outlet Air Pump】: Double outlet design, you can use it in 2 tanks at the same time, or you can use the "Y" splitter to joint 2 outlet in one to get bigger flow and pressure, or divide it to the third tank.
  • ★【SATISFACTION GUARANTEED】Our Aquarium air pump is built with durability in mind and safety for every design. In the remote possibility that you’re not satisfied with our product, just contact us, and we will gladly give you a new Aquarium air pump replacement. 12 Month Warranty and 24 Hour Professional After-sales Service.
  • Manufacture: PULACO
  • Product Dimensions: 5.51 x 4.72 x 3.3 inches; 8.78 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The PULACO
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PULACO Final Thoughts

"Odd, but great."

I have one running to sponge filters in a tank and it pushing a nice air flow. It is quiet and powerful and doesn't get hot. They don't even vibrate the old school plastic tank hanger mounts they sit on. Super quiet, lots of power and looks super sleek. I cleaned the sponge and hooked it all back up, hardly any air was coming out. It has two places to hook up tubing to. The new unit works fine as a secondary air pump in a 75 gallon fresh water aquarium.

Overall Score
4.3


(215 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated PULACO Aquarium Air Pumps

2. PULACO Ultra Quiet Mini Aquarium Fish Tank Air Pump for 1-20 Gallon Fish Bowl with Air Tube Air Bubb...

User Ratings: 67

PULACO First Impressions

"The bubbles are amazing!"

It didn't blow air out that line, while it still had a little water in the unit! For the money, this air pump cannot be beat. The first lasted about two years when one side decided to put out less air. I added a check valve to my airline tubing and works as expected. After nearly 5 months of use, it stop pumping air. Use large Air Stone Bars for giant columns of air bubbles. I started to write a poor review of the pump.

  • PULACO Ultra Quiet Mini Aquarium Fish Tank Air Pump for 1-20 Gallon Fish Bowl with Air Tube Air Bubbler Stone Check Valve
  • 【PULACO Air Pump】: A excellent production, unlike other normal electromagnet air pumps, Pulaco air pump use magnetic ceramic plate driver, without electromagnet interference, no oil pollution; It has filter layer inside as purify function, ensure clean and fresh air vent.
  • 【Low Noise】: Normal working noise <50dB, if user step 5ft away from the air pump, could barely hear the noise. this pump can be used in bedroom or guest room.
  • 【High Efficiency & Energy Saving】: Air pump power 1.5Watts, maximum air flow 32GPH, pressure 0.018Mpa, suitable for less 20 Gallons tank aeration use.
  • 【Package】: Air Pump x 1, Air Stone x1, Suction Cup x 1, Y splitter x 1, Air Tubing 5ft, Manual x 1. Easy to Install — Connect air pump with air tubing, check valve and air stone, less than few minutes installation
  • 【Easy to Install 】Connect air pump with air tubing, check valve and air stone, less than few minutes installation.
  • Manufacture: PULACO
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 4 x 3 inches; 10.55 Ounces
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PULACO Final Thoughts

"Lol I'm so glad I did."

It just sounds like a large freezer. I currently have it in a closet to grow aquatic plants and brine shrimp. I was currently using 2 Whispers and they were anything but whispering. The first lasted about two years when one side decided to put out less air. After nearly 5 months of use, it stop pumping air. I have two of these running in my kitchen and my living room is right next to it. Considering the warranty and performance, I upgraded my rating by 2 stars.

Overall Score
4.3


(18 Points)

3. PULACO 210 GPH Ultra Quiet Aquarium Air Pump Dual Outlet, Fish Tank Aerator Pump with Accessories, U...

User Ratings: 60

PULACO First Impressions

"Unit is quiter now."

This is the second pump I have bought in the series. It has two places to hook up tubing to. My first one may have been a lemon. I have the pump hooked up to a large sponge. It could easily run a small fish room. I had the Whisper models and they were way too high in emissions. After 3 weeks, I received a new one in the mail.

  • PULACO 210 GPH Ultra Quiet Aquarium Air Pump Dual Outlet, Fish Tank Aerator Pump with Accessories, Under 300 Gallon Fish Tanks
  • ★【PULACO Air Pump】: A excellent production, unlike other normal electromagnet air pumps, Pulaco air pump use magnetic ceramic plate driver, without electromagnet interference, no oil pollution; It has filter layer inside as purify function, ensure clean and fresh air vent.
  • ★【Low Noise】: Normal working noise <60dB, if user step 5ft away from the air pump, could barely hear the noise. this pump can be used in bedroom or guest room.
  • ★【High Efficiency & Energy Saving】: Air pump power 4.5 Watts, maximum air flow 105GPH*2, pressure 0.024Mpa*2, suitable for less 300Gallons tank aeration use, Max Water Depth: 5 ft.
  • ★【Double Outlet Air Pump】: Double outlet design, you can use it in 2 tanks at the same time, or you can use the "Y" splitter to joint 2 outlet in one to get bigger flow and pressure, or divide it to the third tank.
  • ★【Package】: Air Pump x 1, 6 inch Air Stone x 2, Suction Cup x 2, Y splitter x 1, Air Tubing 10ft, Manual x 1. 12 Month Warranty and 24 Hour Professional After-sales Service.
  • Manufacture: PULACO
  • Product Dimensions: 6.7 x 3.9 x 3.9 inches; 11 Ounces
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PULACO Final Thoughts

"Hygger never disappoints!"

It still works internally, but no air. I'm not going to knock the product for my own paranoia though. I use this on a 5-way valve for a 75 gallon tank. Save some money by not having to replace your air pumps every year! I figured it would give me enough air to power 4 or 5. Larger tank owners won't have my issues. It still works internally, but no air.

Overall Score
4.4


(6 Points)

4. Hiblow HP 60 Septic Tank Air Pump

User Ratings: 90

Hi-Blow HP60 First Impressions

"Good luck."

Highly recommend if you desire HIGH air output on several tubing lines! The pump works well when there is no defects. The pump works well when there is no defects. You'd think this thing would stop working, but it didn’t! We can hear the tank bubbles, but nothing noisy from the pumps at all. After 3 weeks, I received a new one in the mail. We can hear the tank bubbles, but nothing noisy from the pumps at all.

  • Hiblow HP 60 Septic Tank Air Pump
  • 3.5 cfm Max Air Flow, 60 Liters of Air Per Minute
  • 3.6 psi Max Continuous Operating Pressure, 120VAC, 60 Hz, 1.3 A, 51 Watts
  • 35 dBA @ 1 meter, Includes Rubber 90 and Alarm Connection Fitting
  • UL Rated for Outdoor Use,
  • Dimensions: 9.3''L x 7.1''W x 7.8''H
  • Manufacture: Hi-Blow
  • Part Number: HB-HP60
  • Material: Aluminum
  • Item Weight: 17.7 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 7.1 x 7.8 inches
  • Batteries Included?: No
  • Batteries Required?: No
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Hi-Blow HP60
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Hi-Blow HP60 Final Thoughts

"What a difference."

Great Product, BUT, its noisy and vibrates like mad on its rubber feet. So I completely disassembled the sponge holder. If you leave one open, it makes noise. Danner, Fusion, Eheim are adjustable. My first one may have been a lemon. A simple piece of foam under the unit solved that. I hung it so its not touching anything.

Overall Score
4.8


(37 Points)

5. ALITA INDUSTRIES Air Pump 6 LPM

User Ratings: 87

ALITA INDUSTRIES AL-6A First Impressions

"Great for hydroponics."

If you leave one open, it makes noise. I added a check valve to my airline tubing and works as expected. Once, the water in this tank backflowed into the unit. The stone is very heavy, so it is easy to position and stays put where you want it. It is quiet and powerful and doesn't get hot. If that is true-then no wonder this is pretty quiet! I'm sure it would run a much larger bubble stick also.

  • ALITA INDUSTRIES Air Pump 6 LPM
  • 9 watts, suitable for ponds 1500 gallons or less
  • Suitable for ponds with a surface area of less than 100 square feet
  • Suitable for ponds less than 30"deep
  • Air flow rate of 10+ liters per minute
  • Manufacture: ALITA INDUSTRIES, INC.
  • Item Weight: 6.09 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 7 x 6 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The ALITA INDUSTRIES AL-6A
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ALITA INDUSTRIES AL-6A Final Thoughts

"Very quiet and powerful."

They generate a TON of air and last a long long time. It still works internally, but no air. The first time I ordered this product, it did not work properly. Seems very well built, does as advertised. A white tail deer can hear a whisper 75 yards away! I like these, great deal for the price. I will just keep the old one for parts should I need it.

Overall Score
4.8


(48 Points)

6. UPETTOOLS Aquarium Air Pump Large Gas Volume Oxygen Pump for Depth Water Fish Tank Adjustable Air Ae...

User Ratings: 73 7

UPETTOOLS First Impressions

"Strong pump, super quiet."

This thing has plenty of power for my needs. I had the Whisper models and they were way too high in emissions. I have two of these running in my kitchen and my living room is right next to it. One of the best pump design I've own. I have 3 of them on different surfaces. Its been on 24 hours a day for about 5 days. It makes the perfect size bubbles and the fish love it.

  • UPETTOOLS Aquarium Air Pump Large Gas Volume Oxygen Pump for Depth Water Fish Tank Adjustable Air Aerator Pump with Air Pump Bubbler Accessories 2 Outlets
  • Aquarium Air Pump with Dual Outlets Designed as dual outlets' fish tank pump (4 watt power). This air pump can support the air stone to add oxygen in the depth of 6.5 Ft,provided for easy to insert multiple fish tanks or aquariums through the double outlets, Widely suitable for freshwater and marine aquarium fish tank.
  • Adjustable Oxygen Pump Run virtually silent,according to the size of your fish tank, the air flow can be freely adjusted volume. The air is used to vibrate the air bubbles to increase the area of the water contact with the air, so that the water can dissolve the oxygen, thereby increasing the oxygen content in the water.
  • Powerful Motor & Ultra Whisper Quiet Air Pump Equipped with powerful power can generate a large amount of aeration, Max Flow Rate: [2.5L/Min×2]. Put out a ton of air bubbles and provides a sufficient amount of water circulation in your aquarium. Great to be used for all types of tanks with capacity of 20-120gal.
  • Shockproof & Stable Performance Aerator Pump With 4 solid rubber feets on the bottom of fish tank pump, ensures to absorb and reduce the noise generated by the friction. For better noise reduction, It is recommended to put a towel or blanket under the fish air pump.
  • Comes with all air pump accessories 1*4W Aquarium air pump, 1*16.4ft (5m) long silicone air tube, 2*air stone(2 outlet), 2* return valve,2*suction cups, 1*user manual. UL-Approved power cord, anti-counter-flow air outlet design,the cooper wires inside the motor makes this fish tank bubbler safer and more efficient.
  • Manufacture: UPETTOOLS
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UPETTOOLS Final Thoughts

"This is plenty of air."

I have an undergravel filter and a few other accessories that push air too. So I completely disassembled the sponge holder. It didn't blow air out that line, while it still had a little water in the unit! I have been in the hobby for 20+ years and this is the best air pump! This runs pretty darn quiet for a high output air pump. But if it's in another room, it’s not bad at all. Its not going to vibrant on anything!

Overall Score
4.4


(230 Points)

7. HITOP Dual Outlet Aquarium Air Pump, Whisper Adjustable Fish Tank Aerator, Quiet Oxygen Pump with Ac...

User Ratings: 74 3

HITOP First Impressions

"It worked, fabulously!"

I just cleaned my 20 tank for the first time in, well too long. I have this in our small aquarium with an LED bubble stone. I hung it so its not touching anything. Almost all people will be highly satisfied with this unit. One of the best pump design I've own. Almost all people will be highly satisfied with this unit. It makes the perfect size bubbles and the fish love it.

  • HITOP Dual Outlet Aquarium Air Pump, Whisper Adjustable Fish Tank Aerator, Quiet Oxygen Pump with Accessories for 20 to 100 Gallon (2 outlets - Blue)
  • [2 Outlets +Adjustable] This aquarium air pump has 2 outlets, enough air volume to meet your needs, then the gas amount is adjustable, you can adjust the output according to the size of your fish tank, fit for fish tanks from 10 to 100 gallon.
  • [Ultra Quiet] Unique rubber soft foot pads design of this fish tank air pump, can effectively absorb the sound generated when the pump is vibrating. In addition it made of ABS thickening engineering plastics, super silent , further palliation for noise.
  • [Long Service Life] Manually adjust the air volume, won’t cause shakes and electric field fluctuation, much safer than electronic adjustment, lower failure rate.
  • [Replaceable Air Filter Cotton] The air pump ‘s air filter cotton is replaceable, much convenient, also come with another replacement, It can deliver cleaner oxygen to your aquarium for a long time, while also ensuring a more stable gas output.
  • [Complete Accessories] Comes with everything you need, includes: 2 x Airline (3.2ft),2 x Return Valve, 2 x Air Stone (0.98in), Connector, Air filter cotton. 24-Hour Professional After-sales Service.
  • Manufacture: Haisen
  • Product Dimensions: 5.12 x 2.24 x 2.76 inches; 14.39 Ounces
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HITOP Final Thoughts

"Just fantastic!"

Pump is basically silent when both airlines are attached. The stone is very heavy, so it is easy to position and stays put where you want it. Super quiet, lots of power and looks super sleek. If you leave one open, it makes noise. I have the pump hooked up to a large sponge. But this one has no noticeable sounds. It has two places to hook up tubing to.

Overall Score
4.6


(169 Points)

8. Qiniclife Aquarium Air Pump with Dual Outlet Adjustable Air Valve, Ultra Silent with Accessories for...

User Ratings: 65

Qiniclife First Impressions

"Great air pump."

This one is far better than I anticipated! The new unit works fine as a secondary air pump in a 75 gallon fresh water aquarium. I'd say this pump would be loud if it were used in the same room as you. Apparently the dome shape plays a significant role in noise reduction. However Once you plug it to the Oxy tubes it is Silent! The pressure isn't as great as I hoped. Adjustable air flow settings which is new to me on a air pump but very convenient.

  • Qiniclife Aquarium Air Pump with Dual Outlet Adjustable Air Valve, Ultra Silent with Accessories for 1-100 Gallon Tank
  • Efficiency: 4Watt, Maximum flow rate: 4L/min, 2.0 L/min x 2 Pressure: 0.016Mpa
  • Adjustable aquarium air pump is perfect for both Marine and Freshwater Aquariums.
  • Ultra Silent, Minimum 25dB (sound like ticking watch) in lowest flow rate.
  • Adjustable flow rate with 2 outlets, easy to insert multiple fish tanks or aquariums through the silicone tube on the double outlets, fit for fish tanks from 1-100 Gallon.
  • Complete Accessories: includes: 2 Return Valves, 2 Air Stones, 2M Airline, 2 Connectors. Comes with everything you need.
  • Manufacture: Hidom
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Qiniclife Final Thoughts

"Just fantastic!"

I hung it so its not touching anything. I have it running 8 different sponge filters at high rate! It could easily run a small fish room. I put a wire tie Tightly over the tube and barbs and it's perfect. After nearly 5 months of use, it stop pumping air. So I run two of these with gang valves on my 55 gallon tall living room tank. I put a wire tie Tightly over the tube and barbs and it's perfect.

Overall Score
4.5


(14 Points)

9. 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
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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


(16 Points)

10. 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
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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)

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