Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Simple Deluxe Aquarium Air Pumps

1. Simple Deluxe LGPUMPAIR38 602 GPH 18W 38L/min 6 Outlets with Airline Tubing 25 Feet for Aquarium, Po...

User Ratings: 66 7

Simple Deluxe LGPUMPAIR38 First Impressions

"Wish didn't have to."

It really is pretty quiet- once you unclog the air pathway. The added tubing and manifold make this an even better value. If you leave one open, it makes noise. I started to write a poor review of the pump. I know my title sounds overly dramatic, but I'm not kidding. It's the second one of this model I’ve owned. I put a nice little fan next to mine and it now runs much cooler!

  • Simple Deluxe LGPUMPAIR38 602 GPH 18W 38L/min 6 Outlets with Airline Tubing 25 Feet for Aquarium, Pond, Hydroponics Systems Air Pump, Silver
  • Electromagnetic air pump: High quality ZL 102 Aluminum alloy, outstanding heat dissipation performance, surface phosphating treatment, electrostatic spraying, uniform color. No lubricant design, compressed air is purer.
  • Maximum air pressure and air volume: The Simple Deluxe powerful 18W electromagnetic motor produces excellent air pressure (over 0. 02 mpa) and delivers a large amount of air to the six adjustable valve outlets. 100% copper outlet nozzle for long-lasting stable oxygen supply.
  • With standard air tubing: 3/16" Diameter, 25 foot Tubing, flexible and durable, won't become brittle or crack. Transparent and non-toxic, so it won't hurt your fish. Ideal for use with aquarium decorations or bubblers and many filters.
  • Wear-resistant and shockproof: The steel engine Cylinder Piston adopts New wear-resistant material, which is highly wear-resistant and completely energy-saving, economical and . Rubber anti-vibration base, rubber pad on the bottom foot pad, can effectively prevent shock and buffer, and can be fixed by screws.
  • Best applications: pumping 38 litters of air per minute (10 gallons per minute), low noise (less than 60 decibels) and a 1. 5 m power cord make it an oxygenated aquarium or pond or plant root in a hydroponic system ideal air pump.
  • Manufacture: Simple Deluxe
  • Item Weight: 2.99 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 5.7 x 3.3 x 3.7 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Simple Deluxe LGPUMPAIR38
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Simple Deluxe LGPUMPAIR38 Final Thoughts

"Its pretty quiet."

Overall seems like a good air pump. Once, the water in this tank backflowed into the unit. Pay a bit more but the quality is worth it. Save some money by not having to replace your air pumps every year! These work better than any of the others I have tried in my price point. I had the Whisper models and they were way too high in emissions. I was wrong it has enough power to run all 9 with air to spare.

Overall Score
4.3


(292 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Simple Deluxe Aquarium Air Pumps

2. Simple Deluxe Water Pump Air Pump with Mechanical Electric Outlet Timers, Digital Programmable Timer...

User Ratings: 75

Simple Deluxe LGPUMPAIR65TIMESMART First Impressions

"The combo was deafening."

I'm using it for small start-up hydroponic system. The first time I ordered this product, it did not work properly. Danner, Fusion, Eheim are adjustable. I got the bigger size because I used it in my 450 gallon tank and it's perfect. For the money, this air pump cannot be beat. I like these, great deal for the price. I started to write a poor review of the pump.

  • Simple Deluxe Water Pump Air Pump with Mechanical Electric Outlet Timers, Digital Programmable Timer, Smart Plug, Water Air Pump for Fish Tank, Hydroponics Systems, Aquaponic
  • Electromagnetic air pump: High quality ZL 102 aluminum alloy, outstanding heat dissipation performance, surface phosphating treatment, electrostatic spraying, uniform Color. No lubricant design, compressed air is purer.
  • Maximum air pressure and air volume: The Simple Deluxe powerful 35W electromagnetic motor produces excellent air pressure (over 0. 02 mpa) and delivers a large amount of air to the six adjustable valve outlets. 100% copper outlet nozzle for long-lasting stable oxygen supply.
  • Best applications: pumping 65 litters of air per minute (17 gallons per minute), low noise (less than 60 decibels) and a 1. 5 m power cord make it AN oxygenated Aquarium or pond or plant root in a hydroponic system ideal air pump.
  • Multi function of smart plug: voice control, timing function, remote control. Save on your electric bills.
  • Smart Plug can be easily applied in Automate Aquarium System with Air Pumps. Make you Aquarium System Smart.
  • Manufacture: Simple Deluxe
  • Product Dimensions: 8.66 x 4.52 x 4.92 inches; 5.3 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Simple Deluxe LGPUMPAIR65TIMESMART
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Simple Deluxe LGPUMPAIR65TIMESMART Final Thoughts

"It was a dud."

I added a check valve to my airline tubing and works as expected. I did notice that it tends to run very loudly and hot. I have two of these running in my kitchen and my living room is right next to it. These work better than any of the others I have tried in my price point. The pump is so powerful that it pushed off the connection tube several times. This one is far better than I anticipated! All the reviews from all the different models are lumped together.

Overall Score
4.7


(9 Points)

3. Simple Deluxe Aquarium Air Pump 40 GPH 2.5W for Fish Tank, Fountain, Hydroponics

User Ratings: 50

Simple Deluxe PTPUMPAIRMINI40 First Impressions

"The bubbles are amazing!"

After 3 weeks, I received a new one in the mail. I was currently using 2 Whispers and they were anything but whispering. I found calcium deposits were clogging the bottom where the air was supposed to exit. Kudo to them for backing up their product. The rubber feet dampen most anything that the sealed pump doesn't cover. Works well in my 75 gal tank running a 36 inch bubble stick! Considering the warranty and performance, I upgraded my rating by 2 stars.

  • Simple Deluxe Aquarium Air Pump 40 GPH 2.5W for Fish Tank, Fountain, Hydroponics
  • Operates with minimal noise < 40 dB and maximum efficiency.
  • Ideal for 80 gallon small aquariums
  • 110-120V 60Hz 2. 5-Watt up to 40 gallons per hour
  • Unique double anechoic chamber and the valve is made of durable rubber.
  • Manufacture: Simple Deluxe
  • Product Dimensions: 5.12 x 2.83 x 2.05 inches; 9.12 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Simple Deluxe PTPUMPAIRMINI40
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Simple Deluxe PTPUMPAIRMINI40 Final Thoughts

"Very quiet and powerful."

Seems very well built, does as advertised. I have an undergravel filter and a few other accessories that push air too. A simple piece of foam under the unit solved that. Just bought and started using it a few days ago. I have 3 of them on different surfaces. Ordered this air pump to replace one of my other pumps and the difference is amazing. Overall seems like a good air pump.

Overall Score
4.5


(2 Points)

4. Koller Products Tom Aquarium Stellar Air Pump, Rated 10 Gallon to 20 Gallon Aquariums

User Ratings: 41 11

Koller Products TM1032 First Impressions

"Quite and nice."

In fact I can hear the bubbles from the water more than the pump itself. The pump works very well in my 75G tank. It's the second one of this model I’ve owned. This is the second pump I have bought in the series. I was wrong it has enough power to run all 9 with air to spare. I'd say this pump would be loud if it were used in the same room as you. It just sounds like a large freezer.

  • Koller Products Tom Aquarium Stellar Air Pump, Rated 10 Gallon to 20 Gallon Aquariums
  • Air pump for aquariums sized 10 to 20 gallons
  • Maintains high oxygen levels while providing optimal water movement to keep fish healthy
  • Single air port outlet; 0. 76 liter-per-minute air volume; 2. 13 psi air pressure rating
  • Heavy duty diaphragms deliver years of trouble-free use
  • If we can be of any help please do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected] , we'll take good care of you
  • Manufacture: Tom (Tominaga/Oscar)
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 6 x 2 inches; 10.4 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Koller Products TM1032
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Koller Products TM1032 Final Thoughts

"It is perfect!"

It pumps out enough air to keep millions of air bubbles going in this 200g+ Aquarium! It makes the perfect size bubbles and the fish love it. So I completely disassembled the sponge holder. The pump works well when there is no defects. I had the Whisper models and they were way too high in emissions. The reviews sold me on this product but I was still skeptical​. Seems very well built, does as advertised.

Overall Score
4.0


(11 Points)

5. Hagen Marina Air Pump

Marina 11110 First Impressions

"I hope this helps anyone."

Apparently the dome shape plays a significant role in noise reduction. Use large Air Stone Bars for giant columns of air bubbles. This is actually the second one I have purchased. You'd think this thing would stop working, but it didn’t! I use them in my Tilapia tanks and Koi pond. I currently have it in a closet to grow aquatic plants and brine shrimp. I will just keep the old one for parts should I need it.

  • Hagen Marina Air Pump
  • Made In China
  • Package Length :18.94"
  • Package Width :12.2"
  • Package Height :11.42"
  • Manufacture: Marina
  • Product Dimensions: 2.3 x 4.5 x 3.5 inches; 6.4 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Marina 11110
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Marina 11110 Final Thoughts

"It is so clean."

And one to the additional accessories for extra oxygen output only. After 3 weeks, I received a new one in the mail. I have to put my head behind the tank to hear it! I was going to buy 3 small air pumps to power 9 sponge filters when I saw this pump. It just sounds like a large freezer. The pump works very well in my 75G tank. Ordered this air pump to replace one of my other pumps and the difference is amazing.

Overall Score
4.5


(263 Points)

6. Simple Deluxe Aquarium Air Pump 40 GPH 2.5W for Fish Tank, Fountain, Hydroponics

User Ratings: 50

Simple Deluxe PTPUMPAIRMINI40 First Impressions

"The bubbles are amazing!"

After 3 weeks, I received a new one in the mail. I was currently using 2 Whispers and they were anything but whispering. I found calcium deposits were clogging the bottom where the air was supposed to exit. Kudo to them for backing up their product. The rubber feet dampen most anything that the sealed pump doesn't cover. Works well in my 75 gal tank running a 36 inch bubble stick! Considering the warranty and performance, I upgraded my rating by 2 stars.

  • Simple Deluxe Aquarium Air Pump 40 GPH 2.5W for Fish Tank, Fountain, Hydroponics
  • Operates with minimal noise < 40 dB and maximum efficiency.
  • Ideal for 80 gallon small aquariums
  • 110-120V 60Hz 2. 5-Watt up to 40 gallons per hour
  • Unique double anechoic chamber and the valve is made of durable rubber.
  • Manufacture: Simple Deluxe
  • Product Dimensions: 5.12 x 2.83 x 2.05 inches; 9.12 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Simple Deluxe PTPUMPAIRMINI40
  • Pump Power
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  • Value For Money
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Simple Deluxe PTPUMPAIRMINI40 Final Thoughts

"Very quiet and powerful."

Seems very well built, does as advertised. I have an undergravel filter and a few other accessories that push air too. A simple piece of foam under the unit solved that. Just bought and started using it a few days ago. I have 3 of them on different surfaces. Ordered this air pump to replace one of my other pumps and the difference is amazing. Overall seems like a good air pump.

Overall Score
4.5


(2 Points)

7. 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)

8. Uniclife Aquarium Adjustable Air Pump Single 2 L/min 2.5 W Fish Tank Oxygen Pump with Air Tubing Val...

User Ratings: 71 4

Uniclife Uniclife-UL169 First Impressions

"Excellent pump."

Yes it obviously makes some noise-but not at all as much as I was anticipating. They generate a TON of air and last a long long time. Just bought and started using it a few days ago. Adjustable air flow settings which is new to me on a air pump but very convenient. It could easily run a small fish room. They don't even vibrate the old school plastic tank hanger mounts they sit on. Not to mention tank depth, etc becomes a factor.

  • Uniclife Aquarium Adjustable Air Pump Single 2 L/min 2.5 W Fish Tank Oxygen Pump with Air Tubing Valve Stone Accessories
  • Great for up to 5 - 30 gallons small size fish tank, suitable for any Freshwater or Marine aquariums
  • Adjustable flow rate with Single outlet up to 30 GPH. Compact size: 4.5 x 2.7 x 2.3 inch.
  • Ultra-quiet, Minimum 25 dB (sounds like fallen leaves, ticking watch) in lowest flow rate.
  • A Whole Air Pump Set Comes with everything you need. Accessories Include: 1 x Return Valve, 1 x Air Stone, 1 M Air tube and 2 Connectors.
  • Efficient: Easy-to-use and low power consumption, Pressure: 0.016 MPa, Power: 2.5 W.
  • It is whisper quiet on low, and has a noticeable hum in a silent room when running on highest.
  • If you set between low to medium, the sound of the bubbles are actually louder than this pump vibration.
  • It has a smooth rotating dial to control the output.
  • Manufacture: Uniclife
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Uniclife Uniclife-UL169
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Uniclife Uniclife-UL169 Final Thoughts

"This is the 40."

They don't even vibrate the old school plastic tank hanger mounts they sit on. But if it's in another room, it’s not bad at all. Apparently the dome shape plays a significant role in noise reduction. For the money, this air pump cannot be beat. I did notice that it tends to run very loudly and hot. In fact I can hear the bubbles from the water more than the pump itself. I cleaned the sponge and hooked it all back up, hardly any air was coming out.

Overall Score
4.5


(656 Points)

9. Danner Manufacturing, Inc. Supreme Oxy-Flow Low Volume Aquarium Air Pumps, AP-3 Aquarium Air Pump, 3...

User Ratings: 70

Danner 6403 First Impressions

"Super quiet!"

I found calcium deposits were clogging the bottom where the air was supposed to exit. A simple piece of foam under the unit solved that. The current from the bubble wand is softer but its still a current. I knew I had to try something else. It's the second one of this model I’ve owned. It has two places to hook up tubing to. It really is pretty quiet- once you unclog the air pathway.

  • Danner Manufacturing, Inc. Supreme Oxy-Flow Low Volume Aquarium Air Pumps, AP-3 Aquarium Air Pump, 3-watt, #06403
  • Provides Oxygen to Freshwater and Saltwater Aquariums
  • Air Volume 110 cu. In/min
  • Maximum Water Depth 3.3'
  • Accepts Standard Airline Tubing
  • Great for Indoor Hydroponics Gardening
  • Manufacture: TopDawg Pet Supply
  • Product Dimensions: 3 x 1.5 x 7 inches; 12 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Danner 6403
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Danner 6403 Final Thoughts

"Aaaaahhhh."

I'm sure it would run a much larger bubble stick also. A white tail deer can hear a whisper 75 yards away! Great Product, BUT, its noisy and vibrates like mad on its rubber feet. And check the filter often, at least every two- 3 weeks. I have to unplug it every time I want to shut it off. Yes it obviously makes some noise-but not at all as much as I was anticipating. The stone is very heavy, so it is easy to position and stays put where you want it.

Overall Score
4.5


(50 Points)

10. AQQA Aquarium Air Pump,5W 10W Powerful 2 Outlets,Fashion Ultra-Quiet Energy-Saving Oxygen Pump Adjus...

User Ratings: 83

AQQA First Impressions

"It pumps PLENTY of air!"

Use large Air Stone Bars for giant columns of air bubbles. I have the pump hooked up to a large sponge. I did notice that it tends to run very loudly and hot. I'd say this pump would be loud if it were used in the same room as you. Not to mention tank depth, etc becomes a factor. I put a nice little fan next to mine and it now runs much cooler! My 20H tank is in my office, 3 feet away from my desk.

  • AQQA Aquarium Air Pump,5W 10W Powerful 2 Outlets,Fashion Ultra-Quiet Energy-Saving Oxygen Pump Adjustable 4 Airflow Rate Grades,Freshwater and Marine Fish Tank
  • 【Perfect Stylish Appearance with Good Configuration】Rounded and satin metal grey,pump top with a royal-blue lamp,high-end atmosphere,Lights up when the button is pressed,The intensity of the light represents Flow Rate,Made of durable material using precision design results in a long lasting pump.
  • 【Ultra-quiet Energy-saving,Suitable for Both Freshwater and Marine Aquariums】Use a bearing-less motor.It works using magnets, which means less vibration,resulting in lower noise than traditional bearing driven air pumps.Extra vibration and noise dampening systems on the pump further reduce the noise,making this ultra-quiet air pump perfect for bedroom aquariums!
  • 【Two Stainless Steel Outlets,Large Volume Oxygen Pump】Super-powerful with superior stainless steel outlets,perfect for running two sponge filters or air stones etc accessories.super large amount of perfect dissolved oxygen,It oxygenates your aquarium, pond and hydroponic systems.5W Air Flow 200GPH for fish tank 1 to 300 gallon,10W Air Flow 285GPH for fish tank 1 to 600 gallon.
  • 【Adjustable Four Grades Flow Rate,Fast Heat Dissipation】To adjust the amount of air,press the“set” button then the brightness of blue light will be changed,the amount of air will be adjusted.The brighter the larger of airflow,after 5 second the light will be turned off.If it is used in an indoor fish tank,it will not affect sleep at all.With light is not only beautiful but also convenient to operate at night.
  • 【Easy To Use,Safe And Reliable,One Year Warranty】Two ways to install the air pump,placed below the level of the water surface in the tank need install check valves,Place the air pump 25cm (approximately 10 inches) higher than the surface of water in tank in order to avoid water backflow.We implement free returns and exchanges.If you have any questions,you can contact customer service.The warranty is one year. Please rest assured to buy.
  • Manufacture: AQQA
  • Product Dimensions: 56.4 x 56.4 x 46.8 inches; 1.54 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The AQQA
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AQQA Final Thoughts

"I got 2 of these."

Push once for On and hold down for 5 seconds for off. I put a nice little fan next to mine and it now runs much cooler! Highly recommend if you desire HIGH air output on several tubing lines! Super quiet, lots of power and looks super sleek. Larger tank owners won't have my issues. The rubber feet dampen most anything that the sealed pump doesn't cover. I have an undergravel filter and a few other accessories that push air too.

Overall Score
4.6


(39 Points)

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