Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Rifny Aquarium Air Pumps

1. 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
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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


(477 Points)

2. CNZ Aquarium Air Pump

User Ratings: 47 21

CNZ HP-6000 First Impressions

"It is good and quiet."

I hung it so its not touching anything. We can hear the tank bubbles, but nothing noisy from the pumps at all. It really is pretty quiet- once you unclog the air pathway. The pump works very well in my 75G tank. I did notice that it tends to run very loudly and hot. Yes it obviously makes some noise-but not at all as much as I was anticipating. Danner, Fusion, Eheim are adjustable.

  • CNZ Aquarium Air Pump
  • Reliable air pump at an economical cost, adjustable top dial for controlled air output
  • Oxygenates your aquarium and great for air-driven devices
  • Minmal noise with maximum air flow, 4 adjustable air outlet
  • 110-120V 60hz 5.5-watt, 5ft power cord. 6-outlet up to 120 gallons tank
  • Dimension: 8 x 5 x 4 inch starter kits include: airstone x6, check valve x6, airline tubing(3ft) x6
  • Manufacture: CNZ
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 5 x 4 inches; 2 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The CNZ HP-6000
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CNZ HP-6000 Final Thoughts

"It is perfect!"

It didn't blow air out that line, while it still had a little water in the unit! This would be the fourth attempt to satisfy my needs and my ears. Pay a bit more but the quality is worth it. I'm not going to knock the product for my own paranoia though. I own Whisper 10, 150, 300, Eheim 400, and Fusion 700. My 20H tank is in my office, 3 feet away from my desk. Considering the warranty and performance, I upgraded my rating by 2 stars.

Overall Score
3.6


(89 Points)

3. Penn-Plax Air Pod Aquarium Air Pump Ultra Quiet Compact Dome Shape Up to 10 Gallon Tank

User Ratings: 56 7

Penn-Plax APP1 First Impressions

"This is the 40."

Kudo to them for backing up their product. However Once you plug it to the Oxy tubes it is Silent! I'm sure it would run a much larger bubble stick also. I have one running to sponge filters in a tank and it pushing a nice air flow. This is actually the second one I have purchased. I have to unplug it every time I want to shut it off. Kudo to them for backing up their product.

  • Penn-Plax Air Pod Aquarium Air Pump Ultra Quiet Compact Dome Shape Up to 10 Gallon Tank
  • Aquarium air pump provides a steady stream of air for aquariums up to 10 gallons in size.
  • Hi-tech design includes Sound Cancelling Dome technology for quiet operation
  • No skid rubber feet provide greater noise dampening and keep the air pump in place.
  • Aquarium air pump features a compact design that fits into the smallest of spaces.
  • Pump has single air outlet, 1.7 watts of power, and pumps 1000 cubic centimeters a minute.
  • Manufacture: Penn Plax
  • Product Dimensions: 4 x 4 x 4 inches; 8 Ounces
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Penn-Plax APP1 Final Thoughts

"Works great and is quiet."

I put a nice little fan next to mine and it now runs much cooler! After nearly 5 months of use, it stop pumping air. And check the filter often, at least every two- 3 weeks. I didn't think I’d be impressed by an air pump but I’m pleasantly surprised. This is the second pump I have bought in the series. I have to put my head behind the tank to hear it! I got the bigger size because I used it in my 450 gallon tank and it's perfect.

Overall Score
4.1


(32 Points)

4. 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
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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


(1 Points)

5. hygger Ultra Silent 1.5W Fish Bowl Aqaurium Mini Air Pump with Accessories, Oxygen Aerator Kit for F...

User Ratings: 82

hygger First Impressions

"But it was still working!"

Almost all people will be highly satisfied with this unit. I really am impressed with this air pump! It has one air outlet so i used a spliter& ran a tube to each end of bubbler. I have to unplug it every time I want to shut it off. Colbert, the reviewer above, for explaining how to do this. Before the fan, it was to hot to even hold! I use them in my Tilapia tanks and Koi pond.

  • hygger Ultra Silent 1.5W Fish Bowl Aqaurium Mini Air Pump with Accessories, Oxygen Aerator Kit for Fish Tank 0.5-15 Gallon, Comes with 3/16 Inch Air Tubing, Air Stone, AC 110V/60HZ, Power Cord 3.6ft
  • 【Unique shape air aquarium pump】super compact and light weighted aquarium air pump, is not diaphragm air pump, durable to use. We provide 1 year warranty for this mini air pump kit
  • 【One pack includes all you need】comes with all accessories you need to pump air into aquarium water, you don't need to buy extra accessories seperately. Package includes: mini air pump, air tubing hose, air stone, suction cup
  • 【Ultra quiet air pump】it's very silent when the aquarium pump is working, you can only hear the water and bubbles sounds, if the small fish tank is in bedroom it will not disturb your children's sleep
  • 【With double-side suction cups】Easy to install and use, please install the air pump higher than the water level to prevent water back flow. The aquarium pump can be hold on to the outside of the glass fish bowl or fish tank
  • 【Good gift for children's fish tank】Can be used for fresh water or salt water aquariums, it's a good gift for children if your little girl or boy own a fish tank 0.5 to 15 gallon
  • Manufacture: hygger
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hygger Final Thoughts

"Just fantastic!"

It's the second one of this model I’ve owned. Considering the warranty and performance, I upgraded my rating by 2 stars. Though the 18W model isn't so loud that it can only be used outside. I'll definitely get a few more for my other tanks. I have to put my head behind the tank to hear it! This runs pretty darn quiet for a high output air pump. A white tail deer can hear a whisper 75 yards away!

Overall Score
4.5


(15 Points)

User Ratings: 63

HEALiNK k009 First Impressions

"With the windows closed."

But if it's in another room, it’s not bad at all. The first time I ordered this product, it did not work properly. I set up 2 more and still all the control valve are not open 100%. For now, I'd say I would gladly buy another. Kudo to them for backing up their product. This is the second pump I have bought in the series. The current from the bubble wand is softer but its still a current.

  • HEALiNK DC 12V 68LPM/Min 1078GPH 35W Aquarium Air Pumps Compressor Aerator for Aquaculture Fish Pond
  • ★OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE - Multi-purpose portable aquarium air pump can provide 0.08MPa pressure inflatable. Use is very convenient. Quality and workmanship are very superb, in line with international standards. Without oil lubrication, it is clean compressed air.
  • ★MULTI-FUNCTION - The product is using energy-saving, high efficiency permanent magnet DC motor as the driver, with aluminium alloy shell by die-casting machine, compact structure, small size, light weight and easy to carry, making it the ideal tool for your athletic balls or aquarium(12 volt). OUTPUT: 68LPM /Min POWER: 35W VOLTAGE: DC 12V PRESSURE: 0.068MPa Current:3.5A
  • ★METAL PORTABLE AQUACULTURE AIR PUMP - Internal parts and cables are 100% copper, direct-drive motor makes the drive low rotating speed, high efficiency, compact, quiet and stability, and easy to control.
  • ★EASY TO INSTALL - Easy setup and operation, safe and stable; Intelligent, energy saving, environmental protection. Be suitable for living fishes in vehicles, restaurants and industry. Hydroponics, Aquariums, Fish Farms and Hydroponic Systems, Dusting, Inflation, Manufacture. It's also used for air supply to spare parts of food machine, medical instrument, belching lamp and new type paint, making and designing advertising LPG and LNG etc.
  • ★NOTICE - This is DC pumps, contact with DC, there is no plug to contact with AC.
  • Manufacture: Dongguan TO International Trade Co., Ltd
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HEALiNK k009 Final Thoughts

"Great air pump."

After 3 weeks, I received a new one in the mail. Seems very well built, does as advertised. I will just keep the old one for parts should I need it. I have to unplug it every time I want to shut it off. The current from the circle is so strong circulation is not a issue! This is actually the second one I have purchased. A white tail deer can hear a whisper 75 yards away!

Overall Score
4.6


(2 Points)

7. Pondmaster Ap-20, 1700 cu/in. Air Pump with Diffuser, 20 W

PONDMASTER 4520 First Impressions

"Very happy with it."

Super quiet, lots of power and looks super sleek. So I completely disassembled the sponge holder. It's the second one of this model I’ve owned. Make sure the hose is connected well. Not to mention tank depth, etc becomes a factor. You'd think this thing would stop working, but it didn’t! I have one running to sponge filters in a tank and it pushing a nice air flow.

  • Pondmaster Ap-20, 1700 cu/in. Air Pump with Diffuser, 20 W
  • Oxygenating ponds, aquariums & hydroponic systems for a cleaner aquatic environment
  • Promoting healthier fish and aquatic plant life as well as increasing the breakdown of fish waste
  • Preventing icing over in outdoor ponds
  • ETL listed with a 6' grounded power cord and 1 year limited warranty
  • Manufacture: Pondmaster
  • Item Weight: 5.65 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 7.7 x 7.2 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The PONDMASTER 4520
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PONDMASTER 4520 Final Thoughts

"It pumps PLENTY of air!"

For a solid working, quiet pump, this is about as good as it gets. I have it running 8 different sponge filters at high rate! Super quiet, lots of power and looks super sleek. For the money, this air pump cannot be beat. Push once for On and hold down for 5 seconds for off. The air being pumped out can be quite warm as well. I have to unplug it every time I want to shut it off.

Overall Score
5.0


(5 Points)

8. SOOLF Air Bubbler Pump Fish Multi-Speed Oxygenated Live Bait Aquarium

User Ratings: 62 7

SOOLF First Impressions

"Great value."

The current from the bubble wand is softer but its still a current. I couldn't even think to do my work. In fact I can hear the bubbles from the water more than the pump itself. It makes the perfect size bubbles and the fish love it. I have been in the hobby for 20+ years and this is the best air pump! This seems to be a good little pump that really puts out some air! This one is far better than I anticipated!

  • SOOLF Air Bubbler Pump Fish Multi-Speed Oxygenated Live Bait Aquarium
  • High quality: Use high strength plastic shell, injection molding workmanship makes the air pump can be used in salt and fresh water. Items through the waterproof and salt resistance test
  • Design: The fashing air pump is ergonomically designed, outline simple and smooth. The appearance ultra-thin, compact, portable and easy to use
  • Parameters: size 5.75x3.11x1.57 inch, Exhaust 1.2-1.5 litre/min, power 1.5v, battery life 40-45h
  • Range of application: provides rich and quiet bubbles for 5-10 gallon containers to keep fish and shrimp alive during outdoor fishing or fish farms
  • Accessories: 1 x air stone, 1 x 23.6 inches flexible hose
  • Manufacture: SOOLF
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SOOLF Final Thoughts

"Great for hydroponics."

If it craps out anytime soon, I'll update the review. Once, the water in this tank backflowed into the unit. I cleaned the sponge and hooked it all back up, hardly any air was coming out. For now, I'd say I would gladly buy another. And one to the additional accessories for extra oxygen output only. A white tail deer can hear a whisper 75 yards away! It's the second one of this model I’ve owned.

Overall Score
4.2


(33 Points)

9. 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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Hpumps
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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)

10. Portable Oxygen Pump Aquarium Fish Tank Air Pump Aerator Oxygen with Air Stone Dry Battery Operated

Sheens First Impressions

"This pump is VERY quiet!"

This is the second pump I have bought in the series. You'd think this thing would stop working, but it didn’t! The current from the circle is so strong circulation is not a issue! I have it running on 55g with 2 sponge filters for my Axolotl tank. All the reviews from all the different models are lumped together. I'm sure it would run a much larger bubble stick also. Use large Air Stone Bars for giant columns of air bubbles.

  • Portable Oxygen Pump Aquarium Fish Tank Air Pump Aerator Oxygen with Air Stone Dry Battery Operated
  • 【Compact Design】Compact and easy to carry, you can carry it when fishing. High performance battery powered aquarium air pump provides ample airflow for transporting fish or isolating fish while breeding.
  • 【Premium Material】The oxygen pump is made of high quality plastic, safety, non-toxic, tasteless, to ensure your pet safety.
  • 【Easy to Use】With back clip, can be fixed on the side of the fish tank to prevent falling down. Applicable water volume: 80-100L (about 80cm fish tank). This product needs to be powered by two No. 5 (AA) replaceable batteries, and the working time can be more than 10 hours.
  • 【Wide Application】The product is suitable for emergency aeration of various aquarium power outages and wild fishing or transporting a small amount of live aquatic products and seafood aeration. It produces high-pressure output perfect for protein skimmers, oxygen reactors and other devices.
  • 【Satisfaction Guarantee】We greatly value our customers and want you to be completely satisfied with your purchase. If you aren't happy with your shopping experience or product, we urge you to contact us so we can resolve the issue!
  • Manufacture: Sheens
  • Product Dimensions: 2.76 x 2.52 x 0.79 inches; 3.17 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sheens
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Sheens Final Thoughts

"The combo was deafening."

Make sure the hose is connected well. And there are fixes around all of it. I'm using it for small start-up hydroponic system. Larger tank owners won't have my issues. It still works internally, but no air. It's the second one of this model I’ve owned. For the money, this air pump cannot be beat.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

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