Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Quite Aquarium Air Pumps

1. Jecod/Jebao PA Series ECO Air Pump

User Ratings: 51 11

Jebao First Impressions

"Be advised!"

I figured it would give me enough air to power 4 or 5. The added tubing and manifold make this an even better value. The current from the circle is so strong circulation is not a issue! Provides proper wattage for all my accessories. Buzzing, humming, vibrating- they were driving me nuts! I'm sure it would run a much larger bubble stick also. Overall seems like a good air pump.

  • Jecod/Jebao PA Series ECO Air Pump
  • Wear and tear-resistant material body, Electrical magnetic air compressor
  • High pressure and high output, Super quite: 32dBA to 36dBA
  • Comes with 8-outlet divider fit 1/4" airline tubing
  • Ideal for running several Waterfarms or multiple air stones at once
  • Specs: 9"x5"x7" AC120V 60Hz 0.65A, 0.036MPa, Qmax: 80L/min, 55w
  • Manufacture: Jebao
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Jebao
  • Pump Power [star rating='4.5']
  • Quality [star rating='3.9']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.3']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.1']

Jebao Final Thoughts

"Works great."

I'd say this pump would be loud if it were used in the same room as you. The new unit works fine as a secondary air pump in a 75 gallon fresh water aquarium. I have the pump hooked up to a large sponge. It just sounds like a large freezer. Its been on 24 hours a day for about 5 days. It really is pretty quiet- once you unclog the air pathway. The rubber bottom feet really help to keep the unit quite and in one place.

Overall Score
3.9

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

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Quite Aquarium Air Pumps

2. 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)

3. 135317 Marine Metal 2WY Bubbl Quiet 12 Vdc/110V 2 D Batt 52HRs B17

User Ratings: 71 7

Marine Metal 135317 First Impressions

"Very happy with it."

It didn't blow air out that line, while it still had a little water in the unit! One of the best pump design I've own. Overall seems like a good air pump. I had to use valves to reduce the output. The rubber bottom feet really help to keep the unit quite and in one place. The rubber bottom feet really help to keep the unit quite and in one place. The pump works very well in my 75G tank.

  • 135317 Marine Metal 2WY Bubbl Quiet 12 Vdc/110V 2 D Batt 52HRs B17
  • Pumps +- 1.2 STD/min of air
  • Designed for fresh and saltwater use
  • Space saver clam shell package 5.25"W x 7.625"L x 2.5"D
  • Manufacture: Dreme Corp -- Dropship
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 2 x 5.5 inches; 11.52 Ounces
  • Batteries: 2 D batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Marine Metal 135317
  • Pump Power [star rating='4.1']
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.3']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

Marine Metal 135317 Final Thoughts

"This is both."

This seems to be a good little pump that really puts out some air! I have it running on 55g with 2 sponge filters for my Axolotl tank. After 3 weeks, I received a new one in the mail. I put a wire tie Tightly over the tube and barbs and it's perfect. For now, I'd say I would gladly buy another. We can hear the tank bubbles, but nothing noisy from the pumps at all. I'm using it for small start-up hydroponic system.

Overall Score
4.4

[star rating="4.4"]
(388 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. Hygger High Output 10W Aquarium Air Pump Replacement Part-Rubber Diaphragms (Pack of 2)

User Ratings: 25 16

hygger First Impressions

"It is extremely quiet."

I use this on a 5-way valve for a 75 gallon tank. I have to unplug it every time I want to shut it off. Kudo to them for backing up their product. In fact I can hear the bubbles from the water more than the pump itself. I was wrong it has enough power to run all 9 with air to spare. I use this on a 5-way valve for a 75 gallon tank. I'll definitely get a few more for my other tanks.

  • Hygger High Output 10W Aquarium Air Pump Replacement Part-Rubber Diaphragms (Pack of 2)
  • 10W hygger aquarium air pump replacement parts- rubber diaphragms (pack of 2)
  • Each air pump contains 2 rubber diaphragms
  • We don't suggest people who don't know how to disassemble and assemble the air pump and replace the diaphragms to buy the parts
  • Need the vedio on how to assemble the parts, please contact the seller
  • Manufacture: hygger
  • Editor's Impressions Of The hygger
  • Pump Power [star rating='2.7']
  • Quality [star rating='2.7']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.3']
  • Affordability [star rating='4']

hygger Final Thoughts

"Good air flow."

So I run two of these with gang valves on my 55 gallon tall living room tank. You'd think this thing would stop working, but it didn’t! Super quiet, lots of power and looks super sleek. I got the bigger size because I used it in my 450 gallon tank and it's perfect. I have 3 of them on different surfaces. A simple piece of foam under the unit solved that. Larger tank owners won't have my issues.

Overall Score
3.3

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

6. CHIALSTAR Aquarium Air Pump Quietest Super Energy Saving 1.0W 15 Gallon Aquarium Pump for Fish Tank ...

User Ratings: 69 5

CHIALSTAR YDQB4104 First Impressions

"I hope they last!"

This is actually the second one I have purchased. This thing has plenty of power for my needs. I'm not going to knock the product for my own paranoia though. I did notice that it tends to run very loudly and hot. I started to write a poor review of the pump. The first time I ordered this product, it did not work properly. I didn't think I’d be impressed by an air pump but I’m pleasantly surprised.

  • CHIALSTAR Aquarium Air Pump Quietest Super Energy Saving 1.0W 15 Gallon Aquarium Pump for Fish Tank Oxygen Pump with Air Big Stone and Silicone Air Tube
  • ▲100% MONEY BACK GUARANTEE - We are so confident you'll think we have the best Aquarium air pump on the market that we make every order with a complete money back guarantee. 12 months warranty. If you have any problems, please feel free to contact us by email.
  • ▲SUPER QUIET - Sound less than 33dB, Our aquarium air pump is a super quiet aquarium oxygen pump, it does not have the violent vibration of traditional electromagnetic pumps.
  • ▲SUPER ENERGY SAVING - Power consumption of this oxygen water pump is only 1.0W, with flow rate 300 ml/min, very suitable for 1-15 gallon fish tank, long service life, high energy saving.
  • ▲NO EMI NO MOTOR And SAFETY - Our air pump aquarium is just driven by a thin piezoelectric ceramic plate, totally different from traditional electromagnetic air pump, No EMI, No motor, No shaft, Use security.
  • ▲PRACTICALAND And EASY To USE - Our Chialstar fish tank air pump is very easy to install, it comes with a sucking disk. The pump can be attached to any place you like, and occupies little space.
  • Manufacture: Chialstar
  • Product Dimensions: 2.05 x 2.05 x 0.94 inches; 5.61 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The CHIALSTAR YDQB4104
  • Pump Power [star rating='4.7']
  • Quality [star rating='4.9']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.7']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

CHIALSTAR YDQB4104 Final Thoughts

"Moves a lot of air."

I'm not going to knock the product for my own paranoia though. I did notice that it tends to run very loudly and hot. If that is true-then no wonder this is pretty quiet! This is actually the second one I have purchased. Save some money by not having to replace your air pumps every year! The added tubing and manifold make this an even better value. Apparently the dome shape plays a significant role in noise reduction.

Overall Score
4.4

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

7. AquaTop Aquarium Air Pump AP20

User Ratings: 40 22

AquaTop AP-20 First Impressions

"I measured about 1."

One of the best pump design I've own. It pumps out enough air to keep millions of air bubbles going in this 200g+ Aquarium! The air being pumped out can be quite warm as well. Use large Air Stone Bars for giant columns of air bubbles. They don't even vibrate the old school plastic tank hanger mounts they sit on. You'd think this thing would stop working, but it didn’t! Works well in my 75 gal tank running a 36 inch bubble stick!

  • AquaTop Aquarium Air Pump AP20
  • Tank capacity: 5-20 gallons
  • Number of outlets: 1
  • Air pressure: 2.61 psi
  • 2 watts
  • Item#: AP20
  • Manufacture: Aquatop
  • Product Dimensions: 3 x 2 x 4.2 inches; 7.04 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The AquaTop AP-20
  • Pump Power [star rating='2.4']
  • Quality [star rating='4.4']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.2']
  • Affordability [star rating='2.7']

AquaTop AP-20 Final Thoughts

"It is extremely quiet."

Use large Air Stone Bars for giant columns of air bubbles. I'll definitely get a few more for my other tanks. I was currently using 2 Whispers and they were anything but whispering. I added a check valve to my airline tubing and works as expected. I use this on a 5-way valve for a 75 gallon tank. I knew I had to try something else. You MUST use a fan with this pump or it will def burn out or lose pressure.

Overall Score
3.4

[star rating="3.4"]
(14 Points)

8. UPETTOOLS Aquarium Air Pump USB Rechargeable Fish Tank Oxygen Pump with Air Stone Check Valve Tube A...

UPETTOOLS First Impressions

"As far as noise."

Don't be startled if you test it without oxygen tubes, It is Very noisy! I have it running on 55g with 2 sponge filters for my Axolotl tank. I'm using it for small start-up hydroponic system. I hung it so its not touching anything. And one to the additional accessories for extra oxygen output only. I started to write a poor review of the pump. I guarantee the fan will help it's shelf life.

  • UPETTOOLS Aquarium Air Pump USB Rechargeable Fish Tank Oxygen Pump with Air Stone Check Valve Tube Adjustable Portable Quiet Aerator for Aquarium Outdoor Fish Transportation Power Outages
  • USB Rechargeable Air Pump:USB interface charging, you can charge it with a laptop, a wall charger, or a power bank,for easy carrying,suitable for both freshwater and saltwater applications, oxygenating hydroponics, as well as water features indoor and outdoor. The power indicator can easily know the power status of the air pump.
  • Adjustable Oxygen Pump: Run virtually silent,according to your own preferences, the air flow can be freely adjusted 1-3 level volume with the touch power button. 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.
  • Two Working Modes Aerator Pump: you can set the continuous mode to stabilize a large number of bubbles, and the intermittent mode to extend the working time without charging.Built-in 4000mAh rechargeable lithium battery, energy saving mode can provide up to 66 hours of working time.
  • Powerful Motor & Ultra Whisper Quiet Air Pump: Equipped with powerful power can generate a large amount of aeration, Max Flow Rate: 3.5L/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 20-150Gal).
  • Comes with All Air Pump Accessories: Aquarium air pump with power adapter,USB Power Cord*1, 6.56ft long air tube*2, 1.57in air stone*2, Suction Cup*2, Non-Return Check Valve*2, User Manual*1.
  • Manufacture: UPETTOOLS
  • Editor's Impressions Of The UPETTOOLS
  • Pump Power [star rating='4.3']
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

UPETTOOLS Final Thoughts

"It pumps PLENTY of air!"

I couldn't even think to do my work. Push once for On and hold down for 5 seconds for off. And there are fixes around all of it. For the money, this air pump cannot be beat. After 3 weeks, I received a new one in the mail. 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.

Overall Score
5.0

[star rating="5"]
(2 Points)

9. hygger Quiet Mini Air Pump for Aquarium 1.5 Watt Oxygen Fish Air Pump for 1-15 Gallon Fish Tank with...

User Ratings: 74 4

hygger First Impressions

"Odd, but great."

Sometimes stopping all together if the water is full. Push once for On and hold down for 5 seconds for off. I know my title sounds overly dramatic, but I'm not kidding. I put a wire tie Tightly over the tube and barbs and it's perfect. These work better than any of the others I have tried in my price point. I use this on a 5-way valve for a 75 gallon tank. I really am impressed with this air pump!

  • hygger Quiet Mini Air Pump for Aquarium 1.5 Watt Oxygen Fish Air Pump for 1-15 Gallon Fish Tank with Accessories
  • ▣ This Ultra Quiet HG-811 Aquarium Air Pump is a perfect tool to improve the health and wellbeing of your fish by dissolving oxygen
  • ▣ Unlike traditional air pump, Our mini air pump is driven by a thin piezoelectric ceramic plate, no motor or other mechandism that reduces noise, it is very quiet for fish tank to be placed at bedroom, living room and office
  • ▣ Compact design, measures only 2.4 inches diameter, it is super compact, lightweight, ultra quiet, along with long service life
  • ▣ Only 1.5-watt power consumption is very energy saving with flow rate 420 ml/min, it is a great air pump for small fish tanks range from 1-15 gallons and hydroponic system
  • ▣ Comes with all air pump accessories you need: HG-811 Air pump with power adapter, 3.6 ft long air tube, 0.9 inch air stone, double-sided sucker and user manual
  • Manufacture: hygger
  • Product Dimensions: 2.4 x 2.4 x 0.8 inches; 5.93 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The hygger
  • Pump Power [star rating='3.9']
  • Quality [star rating='4.7']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.6']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.6']

hygger Final Thoughts

"It's easy to set up."

I currently have it in a closet to grow aquatic plants and brine shrimp. The pressure isn't as great as I hoped. The pump works well when there is no defects. Apparently the dome shape plays a significant role in noise reduction. Hardly noticeable that it is running for an aquarium air pump. I set up 2 more and still all the control valve are not open 100%. I own Whisper 10, 150, 300, Eheim 400, and Fusion 700.

Overall Score
4.5

[star rating="4.5"]
(1878 Points)

10. Deep Blue Professional ADB40803 Sphere 3 Air Pump for Aquarium

Deep Blue Professional 894253 First Impressions

"Good value for the price."

The rubber bottom feet really help to keep the unit quite and in one place. For a solid working, quiet pump, this is about as good as it gets. This air pump is quiet and well worth the price the listing is going for. I didn't think I’d be impressed by an air pump but I’m pleasantly surprised. I'll definitely get a few more for my other tanks. I put a wire tie Tightly over the tube and barbs and it's perfect. Kudo to them for backing up their product.

  • Deep Blue Professional ADB40803 Sphere 3 Air Pump for Aquarium
  • Sphere 3 air pump deliver unparalleled performance with a unique new style
  • Spherical shape and internal blue LED light gives a new look in air pumps
  • Soft rubber base reduces vibration and the angled output port prevents airline kinks
  • For up to 60-gallon tanks
  • Manufacture: TopDawg Pet Supply
  • Product Dimensions: 0.02 x 0.02 x 0.02 inches; 0.32 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Deep Blue Professional 894253
  • Pump Power [star rating='2.4']
  • Quality [star rating='2.5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.2']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.7']

Deep Blue Professional 894253 Final Thoughts

"03mpa instead of 0."

I have two of these running in my kitchen and my living room is right next to it. I use them in my Tilapia tanks and Koi pond. I have two of these running in my kitchen and my living room is right next to it. I'd say this pump would be loud if it were used in the same room as you. I have one running to sponge filters in a tank and it pushing a nice air flow. Yes it obviously makes some noise-but not at all as much as I was anticipating. I have an undergravel filter and a few other accessories that push air too.

Overall Score
3.0

[star rating="3"]
(1 Points)

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