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. Saim Water Resistant AC/DC Battery Operated Aquarium Fish Tank Air Pump for Power Outage Dual Output...

User Ratings: 80 5

Saim E4QPSZ05479 First Impressions

"This pump is VERY quiet!"

I got the bigger size because I used it in my 450 gallon tank and it's perfect. I found calcium deposits were clogging the bottom where the air was supposed to exit. This pump cost a bit more than the small quite ones but is way more powerful. The current from the bubble wand is softer but its still a current. I was wrong it has enough power to run all 9 with air to spare. I was going to buy 3 small air pumps to power 9 sponge filters when I saw this pump. My 20H tank is in my office, 3 feet away from my desk.

  • Saim Water Resistant AC/DC Battery Operated Aquarium Fish Tank Air Pump for Power Outage Dual Output
  • Aquarium air pump runs on Built-in lithium batteries when it senses that electrical current is interrupted. It will switch from electric to battery operated automatically.
  • It continues to work about 15 hours after electrical current is interrupted, the Power wil last about 30 hours if the air pump work uncontinuously, works for 10s and stops for 10s(PLS press the button with Chinese words "FenDuan" near the power button).
  • The Air Pump will keep operating when electrical power is out and provides continuous aeration of two different tanks, keep your fish alive.
  • Designed with dual output ports can provide oxygen to two fish tanks at the same time.
  • NOTE: If you put the oxygen air pump on a place that lower than the fish tank water level, (Pls set up a backflow barrier, Pls Unplug the tubing after the air pump Power off)
  • Manufacture: HUIKE
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Saim E4QPSZ05479
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Saim E4QPSZ05479 Final Thoughts

"Don't buy the Whisper 10!"

I will just keep the old one for parts should I need it. The rubber feet dampen most anything that the sealed pump doesn't cover. Buzzing, humming, vibrating- they were driving me nuts! The first time I ordered this product, it did not work properly. Before the fan, it was to hot to even hold! My first one may have been a lemon. Buzzing, humming, vibrating- they were driving me nuts!

Overall Score
4.5


(21 Points)

5. XpertMatic DB-366 Quiet Aquarium Air Pump for 10-90 Gallon Fish Tank, 127GPH 7W Adjustable 2 Outlets...

User Ratings: 60 11

XpertMatic First Impressions

"So does this one!"

I had the Whisper models and they were way too high in emissions. I own Whisper 10, 150, 300, Eheim 400, and Fusion 700. My first one may have been a lemon. This is the second pump I have bought in the series. I hung it so its not touching anything. I had to use valves to reduce the output. I was wrong it has enough power to run all 9 with air to spare.

  • XpertMatic DB-366 Quiet Aquarium Air Pump for 10-90 Gallon Fish Tank, 127GPH 7W Adjustable 2 Outlets Oxygen Pump with Air Stones, Check Values, Tube
  • [ Powerful Air Pump with 2 Outlets ] The 127GPH fish tank air pump can provide dissolving and consistent airflow to keep your pets and plants healthy. It supplies oxygen to 2 fish tanks, or up to 4 fish tanks by DIY.
  • [ Quiet ] Running below 35 dB(Sounds like a whisper), you can place the fish tank aerator in the bedroom aquarium. There are 4 anti-slip rubber pads on the bottom to absorb the noise generated by the friction. Place the aerator pump on a folded cloth that would make it runs quieter.
  • [ Adjustable Air Flow Rate ] Spin the knob to control the airflow rate on your fish tank, based on the fish tank size and the fish amount. The air pump is in a stylish dinosaur egg outlook.
  • [ Wide Compatibility ] Fits for 10-90 gallons of turtle tanks, fish tanks, shrimp tank. Suitable for both fresh and marine aquariums.
  • [ Comes with All The Accessories You Need ] Includes 2 check values, 2 airline tubings, 2 T connectors, and 2 air stones to satisfy all your needs. Easy to install.
  • Step 1. Connect the airline tubing to the outlets of the aquarium air pump.
  • Step 2. Connect the airline tubing to air stones.
  • Step 3. Place the aquarium air pump near the top of the fish tank.
  • Manufacture: XpertMatic
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XpertMatic Final Thoughts

"This thing is awesome!"

These work better than any of the others I have tried in my price point. My first one may have been a lemon. This would be the fourth attempt to satisfy my needs and my ears. These work better than any of the others I have tried in my price point. I have 3 of them on different surfaces. It just sounds like a large freezer. This is actually the second one I have purchased.

Overall Score
4.1


(81 Points)

6. Aquatop Ap-30 Aquarium Air Pump

User Ratings: 44 17

AquaTop AP-30 First Impressions

"Stay Green!"

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. The current from the bubble wand is softer but its still a current. This air pump is quiet and well worth the price the listing is going for. I like these, great deal for the price. I have 3 of them on different surfaces. I use this on a 5-way valve for a 75 gallon tank.

  • Aquatop Ap-30 Aquarium Air Pump
  • Tank capacity Up to 40 Gals
  • Number of outlets 1
  • Pressure max 2.90 psi
  • Wattage: 3 Watts
  • Manufacture: Aquatop, Inc.
  • Product Dimensions: 3.5 x 1.5 x 1.75 inches; 7.84 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The AquaTop AP-30
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AquaTop AP-30 Final Thoughts

"This one WORKS!"

Colbert, the reviewer above, for explaining how to do this. A simple piece of foam under the unit solved that. It's the second one of this model I’ve owned. They don't even vibrate the old school plastic tank hanger mounts they sit on. For the money, this air pump cannot be beat. It's the second one of this model I’ve owned. They generate a TON of air and last a long long time.

Overall Score
3.6


(16 Points)

7. Hpumps Aquarium Air Pump, Super Silent High Efficient Oxygen Breathe Water Air Pump for Fish Tank wi...

User Ratings: 74 5

Hpumps First Impressions

"Hygger never disappoints!"

Larger tank owners won't have my issues. I put a nice little fan next to mine and it now runs much cooler! For a solid working, quiet pump, this is about as good as it gets. Kudo to them for backing up their product. After nearly 5 months of use, it stop pumping air. It makes the perfect size bubbles and the fish love it. Buzzing, humming, vibrating- they were driving me nuts!

  • Hpumps Aquarium Air Pump, Super Silent High Efficient Oxygen Breathe Water Air Pump for Fish Tank with Filter Air Stone and Tube
  • ♦ ULTRA SILENT, No ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE - Different from traditional electromagnetic air pump, No motor, No shaft, No EMI, which makes baby a good sleeping. RoHS and CE certificate passed.
  • ♦ HEALTH - Using premium material and long lifespan. Suitable for 2-20 gallon tank.
  • ♦ FISH LIKE AND LOW CONSUMPTION - Power consumption of this oxygen water pump is only 1.5W, but produce enough bubbles, fish like bubbles.
  • ♦ SIMPLE AND FASHION DESIGN - Silent Mini Oxygen Pumps allows you and your family to listen to heartbeat sounds. Integrated sonic fusion technology, small and exquisite, do not take up space.
  • ♦ EASY TO USE - Our silent air pump aquarium more easy to install, connecting filter air stone and silicone tube with pump outlet, then immerse air stone into fish tank. It is a gift for family and friends.
  • Manufacture: Hpumps
  • Product Dimensions: 3.05 x 0.75 x 3.03 inches; 5.6 Ounces
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Hpumps Final Thoughts

"I couldn't be happier!"

I have it running 8 different sponge filters at high rate! The pump works very well in my 75G tank. I set up 2 more and still all the control valve are not open 100%. I'm not going to knock the product for my own paranoia though. It pumps out enough air to keep millions of air bubbles going in this 200g+ Aquarium! Its been on 24 hours a day for about 5 days. Great Product, BUT, its noisy and vibrates like mad on its rubber feet.

Overall Score
4.3


(150 Points)

8. Aqua Culture 5 - 15 Gallon Single Outlet Aquarium Air Pump with Check Valve. Easy To Set Up. Air Out...

User Ratings: 63 23

AQUA CULTURE First Impressions

"A little noisy."

The rubber feet dampen most anything that the sealed pump doesn't cover. All the reviews from all the different models are lumped together. I have two of these running in my kitchen and my living room is right next to it. Pay a bit more but the quality is worth it. This would be the fourth attempt to satisfy my needs and my ears. It has one air outlet so i used a spliter& ran a tube to each end of bubbler. I use this on a 5-way valve for a 75 gallon tank.

  • Aqua Culture 5 - 15 Gallon Single Outlet Aquarium Air Pump with Check Valve. Easy To Set Up. Air Output Up To 1200cc Per Minute. (For 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 Gallon Fish Tanks)
  • FOR 5-15 GALLON AQUARIUMS. Powerful aquarium air pump with single outlet for 5-15 gallon tanks.
  • Check valve included to prevent the siphoning of water into the pump in the event of a power outage.
  • Quiet, energy-efficient motor. Rubber insulated for quiet operation. Never needs lubricating.
  • Air output up to 1200cc/minute. UL listed. Can be used with up to 3 air-powered devices. Works with bubble stones, action ornaments, and under-gravel filters.
  • COMPLETE SATISFACTION GUARANTEE. Go ahead and make the decision to order now. Your complete satisfaction is guaranteed.
  • Manufacture: Aqua Culture
  • Product Dimensions: 4.7 x 3.4 x 2.2 inches; 8 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The AQUA CULTURE
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AQUA CULTURE Final Thoughts

"This is a quiet pump."

I started to write a poor review of the pump. The pump works well when there is no defects. The current from the circle is so strong circulation is not a issue! I'm not going to knock the product for my own paranoia though. This would be the fourth attempt to satisfy my needs and my ears. Push once for On and hold down for 5 seconds for off. I'm sure it would run a much larger bubble stick also.

Overall Score
3.8


(6 Points)

9. INTBUYING Industrial Aquaculture Pond Fish Tank Vortex Air Blower Pump

User Ratings: 28

INTBUYING First Impressions

"Don't buy the Whisper 10!"

It has two places to hook up tubing to. I have one running to sponge filters in a tank and it pushing a nice air flow. I was wrong it has enough power to run all 9 with air to spare. You'd think this thing would stop working, but it didn’t! And there are fixes around all of it. Overall seems like a good air pump. This one is far better than I anticipated!

  • INTBUYING Industrial Aquaculture Pond Fish Tank Vortex Air Blower Pump
  • Suitable for: aquaculture, fresh stalls, hotels and restaurants, flower and bird market, fish pond yard.
  • Shell plate structure, better heat dissipation effect, ensure the aerator in room temperature dry environment 24h use
  • The shell is made of high quality aluminum alloy, better heat dissipation effect, surface phosphating treatment, electrostatic spraying, uniform color
  • Expensive copper wire is used in the line drawing to ensure efficient, stable and safe operation of the motor
  • High-quality bearing, all sealed steel, high temperature resistance, dustproof and low noise, long service life
  • Manufacture: INTBUYING
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INTBUYING Final Thoughts

"I hope this helps anyone."

Save some money by not having to replace your air pumps every year! I have an undergravel filter and a few other accessories that push air too. I got the bigger size because I used it in my 450 gallon tank and it's perfect. This air pump is quiet and well worth the price the listing is going for. This pump cost a bit more than the small quite ones but is way more powerful. This air pump is quiet and well worth the price the listing is going for. After nearly 5 months of use, it stop pumping air.

Overall Score
3.6


(3 Points)

10. 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)

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