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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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

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. 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)

3. Solar Powered Air Pump Kit Aquarium Air Pump Fish Tank Water Oxygen Pump for Small Fish Pond Aquacul...

User Ratings: 51

Pssopp First Impressions

"With the windows closed."

It still works internally, but no air. And there are fixes around all of it. The added tubing and manifold make this an even better value. The company made it right and took care of me. The motor was working but air was not moving. So I run two of these with gang valves on my 55 gallon tall living room tank. The pump works well when there is no defects.

  • Solar Powered Air Pump Kit Aquarium Air Pump Fish Tank Water Oxygen Pump for Small Fish Pond Aquaculture Hydroponics BSV-AP006
  • 【Silent Design】The test of the Noise is under 60db, which will not disturb the surrounding people and fish.
  • 【Solar Powered Air Pump】Solar panel attaches to air pump supply power. Powered by sunlight, energy-saving and eco-friendly.Widely used for adding oxygen into various aquariums, fish tank and small fish ponds.
  • 【3 Mode Options】Mode 1: high-grade (green light always on); working hours: one day and one night; flow: 1.3L/min; Mode 2: low-grade (blue light always on); working hours: two days and two nights; flow: 0.7l /min; Mode 3: low grade; on for 10 seconds and stop for 10 seconds (green and blue lights are always on); working hours: three days and three nights.
  • 【High Quality】Our aquarium air pump is made of good quality ABS material, solid, durable and wear-resistant.
  • 【Quality Guarantee】Guarantee 100% refund, if you have any dissatisfaction on the quality of goods, please let us know. Your suggestion will help us to improve products and provide more great products, we are willing to send you a new goods or a full refund.
  • Manufacture: Pssopp
  • Product Dimensions: 10.83 x 6.69 x 0.79 inches; 2.85 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Pssopp
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Pssopp Final Thoughts

"Works great and is quiet."

Make sure the hose is connected well. Considering the warranty and performance, I upgraded my rating by 2 stars. Larger tank owners won't have my issues. They generate a TON of air and last a long long time. Adjustable air flow settings which is new to me on a air pump but very convenient. I knew I had to try something else. You'd think this thing would stop working, but it didn’t!

Overall Score
4.0


(2 Points)

4. AQUANEAT Aquarium Air Pump Adjustable 30 GPH Fish Tank

User Ratings: 61

AQUANEAT AP-A427 First Impressions

"But it was still working!"

And there are fixes around all of it. It really is pretty quiet- once you unclog the air pathway. Hardly noticeable that it is running for an aquarium air pump. The motor was working but air was not moving. I put a nice little fan next to mine and it now runs much cooler! The first time I ordered this product, it did not work properly. After 3 weeks, I received a new one in the mail.

  • AQUANEAT Aquarium Air Pump Adjustable 30 GPH Fish Tank
  • Max Flow: 30GPH
  • For aquariums up to 50 Gallons
  • Dimension: 4.5 x 2.375 x 1.625 inches (L x W x H)
  • 1 outlet
  • Includes: (1) Air Pump
  • Manufacture: AQUANEAT
  • Editor's Impressions Of The AQUANEAT AP-A427
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AQUANEAT AP-A427 Final Thoughts

"Its pretty quiet."

The new unit works fine as a secondary air pump in a 75 gallon fresh water aquarium. 5 Watts, Fusion 700 rated at 6 watts,Whisper 300 rated at 7. Considering the warranty and performance, I upgraded my rating by 2 stars. Apparently the dome shape plays a significant role in noise reduction. You MUST use a fan with this pump or it will def burn out or lose pressure. This thing has plenty of power for my needs. Once, the water in this tank backflowed into the unit.

Overall Score
4.4


(14 Points)

5. VIVOSUN Air Pump 35W 50L/min 6 Outlet Commercial Air Pump for Aquarium and Hydroponic Systems

User Ratings: 56 9

VIVOSUN First Impressions

"Works great and is quiet."

Super quiet, lots of power and looks super sleek. Pump is basically silent when both airlines are attached. I will just keep the old one for parts should I need it. This is the second pump I have bought in the series. But if it's in another room, it’s not bad at all. I just cleaned my 20 tank for the first time in, well too long. Kudo to them for backing up their product.

  • VIVOSUN Air Pump 35W 50L/min 6 Outlet Commercial Air Pump for Aquarium and Hydroponic Systems
  • PREMIUM MATERIALS & GREAT HEAT CONTROL: This pump dissipates heat more effectively with aluminum-alloy heat-radiating plates, and delivers excellent, long-lasting performance with an high-quality manifold and outlet nozzle
  • Maximum Air Pressure and Air Volume: VIVOSUN's powerful 35W electromagnetic motor produces exceptional air pressure (over 0.028 mpa) and sends a huge volume of air to the 6 adjustable valve outlets
  • Set it and Forget it: Innovative material engineering on the steel engine cylinder and piston makes this pump perfectly energy-efficient and highly resistant to wear-and-tear so you can leave it going 24/7; recommended for outdoor use
  • Quiet solution for hydroponics and fish tanks: This model's oil-free motor lubrication, low noise generation (under 55 decibels) and 1.5 m power cord make it the ideal pump for oxygenating an aquarium or plant roots in a hydroponics systems
  • TOP PERFORMANCE: Pumping 50 liters of air per minute and rated for up to 1 years of service, we guarantee this pump is the reliable solution you're looking for; If you're not completely satisfied, just contact our attentive service team for a solution or a refund
  • Manufacture: VIVOSUN
  • Item Weight: 3.44 pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The VIVOSUN
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VIVOSUN Final Thoughts

"Be advised!"

We can hear the tank bubbles, but nothing noisy from the pumps at all. Almost all people will be highly satisfied with this unit. The pressure isn't as great as I hoped. Highly recommend if you desire HIGH air output on several tubing lines! Otherwise, I would buy another one. Adjustable air flow settings which is new to me on a air pump but very convenient. I set up 2 more and still all the control valve are not open 100%.

Overall Score
4.1


(31 Points)

6. 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)

7. hygger 50GPH Small Air Pump for Aquarium, Oxygen Pump for 1-35 Gallon with Accessories Air Stone Che...

User Ratings: 65 7

hygger D-HG-949 First Impressions

"JUST BUY THEM!"

Don't be startled if you test it without oxygen tubes, It is Very noisy! If it craps out anytime soon, I'll update the review. I'll definitely get a few more for my other tanks. Pay a bit more but the quality is worth it. This pump cost a bit more than the small quite ones but is way more powerful. For now, I'd say I would gladly buy another. Don't be startled if you test it without oxygen tubes, It is Very noisy!

  • hygger 50GPH Small Air Pump for Aquarium, Oxygen Pump for 1-35 Gallon with Accessories Air Stone Check Valve Air Tube
  • 【Powerful Air Pump】Hygger oxygen pump has stable performance, sufficient oxygen supply, uniform air bubbles, 50GPH flow rate, small body with big airflow, strong airflow to provide sufficient oxygen for fish, suitable for 1 to 35 gallons fish tank for saltwater and freshwater.
  • 【Comprehensively Compatible】Small air pump can be used for various types of air stones, such as nano bubble stone, etc; sponge filter, such as a single sponge, small size double sponge, etc.; fish tank oxygen bubble decorations; and use for the other types.
  • 【Quiet and Convenient】Humanized hanging hole design can save table space and hang on the wall or fish tank. Fish tank air pump can also be placed on the table, with 4 soft anti-vibration feet, which can absorb sound more effectively, reduce air pump friction and lower noise.
  • 【Ideal Choice】High quality material composition, durable, 1W low power consumption. Mini size, light weight, portable and space saving. And the quiet air pump has a check valve fitting that prevents water from flowing back into your pump and is safer to use.
  • 【Hygger offers】Products include mini air pump with US 2-prongs plug, air stone, air tube, check valve, user manual.
  • Noise: <35dB
  • Power: 1W
  • Pressure: 0.02Mpa
  • Manufacture: hygger
  • Editor's Impressions Of The hygger D-HG-949
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hygger D-HG-949 Final Thoughts

"I can't hear them at all."

We can hear the tank bubbles, but nothing noisy from the pumps at all. A white tail deer can hear a whisper 75 yards away! Hardly noticeable that it is running for an aquarium air pump. I knew I had to try something else. It could easily run a small fish room. If that is true-then no wonder this is pretty quiet! And check the filter often, at least every two- 3 weeks.

Overall Score
4.3


(393 Points)

8. Eheim PHL207184, 4.00 x 6.00 x 4.00 inches, Black

User Ratings: 73 6

Eheim 720686370050 First Impressions

"Looks good."

Hardly noticeable that it is running for an aquarium air pump. The current from the circle is so strong circulation is not a issue! This runs pretty darn quiet for a high output air pump. I currently have it in a closet to grow aquatic plants and brine shrimp. This pump cost a bit more than the small quite ones but is way more powerful. The rubber feet dampen most anything that the sealed pump doesn't cover. This would be the fourth attempt to satisfy my needs and my ears.

  • Eheim PHL207184, 4.00 x 6.00 x 4.00 inches, Black
  • Eheim
  • Air pump
  • 60 gallons
  • Manufacture: Eheim
  • Product Dimensions: 4 x 4 x 6 inches; 1 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Eheim 720686370050
  • Pump Power
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Eheim 720686370050 Final Thoughts

"Strong pump, super quiet."

My 20H tank is in my office, 3 feet away from my desk. Not to mention tank depth, etc becomes a factor. I'd say this pump would be loud if it were used in the same room as you. I have the pump hooked up to a large sponge. Before the fan, it was to hot to even hold! You MUST use a fan with this pump or it will def burn out or lose pressure. Its not going to vibrant on anything!

Overall Score
4.4


(161 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
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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


(1878 Points)

10. Danner Manufacturing, Inc. Pondmaster Air Pump AP100, # 04580

User Ratings: 80 2

Danner 4580 First Impressions

"Great product."

Don't be startled if you test it without oxygen tubes, It is Very noisy! This one is far better than I anticipated! Just bought and started using it a few days ago. I cleaned the sponge and hooked it all back up, hardly any air was coming out. I honestly wasn't expecting that much of a difference but man was I surprised. It could easily run a small fish room. These work better than any of the others I have tried in my price point.

  • Danner Manufacturing, Inc. Pondmaster Air Pump AP100, # 04580
  • Pond Aeration Pumps Oxygenates Garden Ponds For Healthier Fish; Aids The Decomposition Of Fish Waste; Helps Prevent Total Icing Over In The Winter; Provides High Volume Of Air Flow With Quiet Operation; Energy Efficient And Easy To Use; Includes Air Diffuser And 6-Feet Cord; 9150 Cubic Inch/Minute; Requires 3/4-Inch Inside Diameter Tubing (Not Included), 100-Watts
  • High Volume With Steady Air Flow
  • Country Of Origin: China
  • Brand Name: DANNER MANUFACTURING
  • Manufacture: Danner
  • Item Weight: 15.8 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 9 x 9.13 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Danner 4580
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Danner 4580 Final Thoughts

"Great air pump."

Provides proper wattage for all my accessories. I put a wire tie Tightly over the tube and barbs and it's perfect. A white tail deer can hear a whisper 75 yards away! The added tubing and manifold make this an even better value. Colbert, the reviewer above, for explaining how to do this. Use large Air Stone Bars for giant columns of air bubbles. I currently have it in a closet to grow aquatic plants and brine shrimp.

Overall Score
4.7


(398 Points)

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