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. Sanjyut Aquarium Air Pump Ultra Silent Oxygen Air Pump Dual Stainless Outlets Pump with Adjustable A...

User Ratings: 61 5

Sanjyut First Impressions

"Incredibly quiet."

I put a nice little fan next to mine and it now runs much cooler! I put a nice little fan next to mine and it now runs much cooler! Make sure the hose is connected well. Its been on 24 hours a day for about 5 days. This thing has plenty of power for my needs. This air pump is quiet and well worth the price the listing is going for. The added tubing and manifold make this an even better value.

  • Sanjyut Aquarium Air Pump Ultra Silent Oxygen Air Pump Dual Stainless Outlets Pump with Adjustable Air Valve Silicone Tube Check Valves Air Stones Connectors for 2 to 200 Gallon Tank
  • EXCELLENT PERFORMANCE & ELEGANT DESIGN – Sanjyut air pump provides powerful, dependable air flow, well built to produce a good volume of air quietly with its low power consumption. Makes your aquarium oxygen levels high and helps keep your fish healthy. Features quiet, compact size, lightweight and good-looking.
  • DUAL AIR OUTLETS - The dual air outlets allow you to create a more even air flow and maximise the effectiveness in spreading oxygen, providing your fish plenty of oxygen even in the corner of the tank. With an adjustable air valve, just turn the knob at the side of the pump gently, you can adjust the oxygen volume per your needs. So easy!
  • WHISPER QUIET - Ultra-enclosed airflow room design with pure copper motor and hollow case construction greatly reduces airflow noise, which make Sanjyut air pump sound less than 30 dB, which can hardly be heard, enable you and your aquatic pets to sleep soundly even at night.
  • WIDE COMPATIBILITY - This air pump is perfect for both freshwater and marine aquariums, allows for max flow up to 7L/min, great for small and large sized aquariums like fish tanks, breeding pools, ponds, seafood market and etc.
  • COMES WITH EVERYTHING YOU NEED - Accessories Includes: 2 x Check Valve, 2 x Air Stone, 2M Airline, 2 Connectors. Come with 1 Year Warranty and 100% Money-back Guarantee. Much more convenient and time-saving for no need to find matching accessories.
  • Manufacture: Sanjyut
  • Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 3.54 x 2.76 inches; 1.46 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sanjyut
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Sanjyut Final Thoughts

"As far as noise."

I have this in our small aquarium with an LED bubble stone. I have one running to sponge filters in a tank and it pushing a nice air flow. We can hear the tank bubbles, but nothing noisy from the pumps at all. Pay a bit more but the quality is worth it. I put a wire tie Tightly over the tube and barbs and it's perfect. Before the fan, it was to hot to even hold! I put a wire tie Tightly over the tube and barbs and it's perfect.

Overall Score
4.1


(29 Points)

5. Penn-Plax (2 Pack) Silent Air B11 Battery Operated Aquarium Air Pump for Power Outage Automatic Turn...

User Ratings: 71 14

Penn-Plax First Impressions

"My gold fish like it."

This seems to be a good little pump that really puts out some air! I have to unplug it every time I want to shut it off. Though the 18W model isn't so loud that it can only be used outside. The current from the bubble wand is softer but its still a current. After 3 weeks, I received a new one in the mail. This seems to be a good little pump that really puts out some air! I added a check valve to my airline tubing and works as expected.

  • Penn-Plax (2 Pack) Silent Air B11 Battery Operated Aquarium Air Pump for Power Outage Automatic Turn On Keeps Fish Safe Up to 29 Gallons
  • (2 Pack) Silent Air B11 Battery Operated Aquarium Air Pump For Power Outage Automatic Turn On Keeps Fish Safe Up to 29 Gallons
  • Aquarium air pump runs on 2D batteries when it senses that electrical current is interrupted. It will switch from electric to battery operated automatically.
  • Pump will only operate when power is out and provides continuous aeration of your tank. Fish need a constant supply of oxygen for survival. An electrical power outage is life threatening.
  • Aquarium air pump is safe to use in tanks up to 29 gallons / Air pump uses 110 volt electrical current
  • Air tubing and stone are included for easy set up. A check value is recommended but not included in the kit. Pump is safe for both freshwater and marine environments.
  • Manufacture: Penn-Plax
  • Product Dimensions: 2 x 3 x 5.5 inches; 15.2 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Penn-Plax
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Penn-Plax Final Thoughts

"So far, so good."

I like these, great deal for the price. The first lasted about two years when one side decided to put out less air. The pump works very well in my 75G tank. The pump works well when there is no defects. I knew I had to try something else. I cleaned the sponge and hooked it all back up, hardly any air was coming out. We can hear the tank bubbles, but nothing noisy from the pumps at all.

Overall Score
4.3


(16 Points)

6. EcoPlus 126 GPH (480 LPH, 3W) Air Pump w/ 2 Outlets | Aquarium, Fish Tank, Fountain, Pond, Hydroponi...

User Ratings: 64 6

EcoPlus 728360 First Impressions

"It's easy to set up."

I started to write a poor review of the pump. The air being pumped out can be quite warm as well. It makes the perfect size bubbles and the fish love it. Save some money by not having to replace your air pumps every year! A white tail deer can hear a whisper 75 yards away! Larger tank owners won't have my issues. After 3 weeks, I received a new one in the mail.

  • EcoPlus 126 GPH (480 LPH, 3W) Air Pump w/ 2 Outlets | Aquarium, Fish Tank, Fountain, Pond, Hydroponics
  • Ideal for indoor gardening and hydroponic applications
  • Dual chamber oscillatiing pump for high output and stable pressure
  • High enery efficiency
  • Double damping noise reduction system for quiet operation
  • Heavy duty water resistant housing
  • Widely used in hydroponic systems.
  • Convenient to operate without oil.
  • Cylinders and pistons are made of premium materials, making the pump strong and durable.
  • Manufacture: Sunlight Supply Inc.
  • Item Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 4 x 4.9 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The EcoPlus 728360
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EcoPlus 728360 Final Thoughts

"Let's talk about it."

I have been in the hobby for 20+ years and this is the best air pump! I'll definitely get a few more for my other tanks. This one is far better than I anticipated! I own Whisper 10, 150, 300, Eheim 400, and Fusion 700. The added tubing and manifold make this an even better value. Just bought and started using it a few days ago. One of the best pump design I've own.

Overall Score
4.3


(449 Points)

7. capetsma Aquarium Air Pump, Nano Air Pump for Fish Tank from 1 to 15 Gallon, Super Quiet Fish Oxyge...

User Ratings: 82

capetsma First Impressions

"Great air pump."

It's the second one of this model I’ve owned. This is actually the second one I have purchased. The motor was working but air was not moving. I have it running 8 different sponge filters at high rate! Ordered this air pump to replace one of my other pumps and the difference is amazing. This seems to be a good little pump that really puts out some air! It has one air outlet so i used a spliter& ran a tube to each end of bubbler.

  • capetsma Aquarium Air Pump, Nano Air Pump for Fish Tank from 1 to 15 Gallon, Super Quiet Fish Oxygen Pump with Air Bubbler Stone and Tube, 1w at 420ml/min
  • Super Quiet - unlike traditional fish tank pump, there is no motor but a thin piezoelectric ceramic plate to eliminate vibration, sounds less than 35db, quiet enough to be placed in your bedroom living room and your office.
  • Low Power Consumption and Long Lifespan - This nano aquarium pump uses no transmission device to avoid friction loss, provides a flow rate of 420 ml/min with 1w consumption, it is a great air pump for small fish tanks range from 1 to 15 gallons.
  • Compact design and space saving - The cute round fish tank air pump measures only 2.4 inches in diameter, you can easily hang it on the tank wall, it won’t take up any place on your desk.
  • Useful tool to make your fish live healthier - This Aquarium Air Pump provides dependable airflow and dissolved oxygen in water, makes sure that your fishes live in healthy and stable environment.
  • Satisfaction guaranteed: capetsma Air pump comes with power adapter, 3.6 ft long air tube, 0.9 inch air stone bubbler, hook and user manual. If there is anything wrong, just feel free to contact us right away, we will respond within 24hrs and do our best to help you out.
  • Manufacture: capetsma
  • Product Dimensions: 2.4 x 2.4 x 0.8 inches; 5.29 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The capetsma
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capetsma Final Thoughts

"Lots of bubbles."

This runs pretty darn quiet for a high output air pump. This thing has plenty of power for my needs. Its been on 24 hours a day for about 5 days. Pay a bit more but the quality is worth it. Use large Air Stone Bars for giant columns of air bubbles. I was wrong it has enough power to run all 9 with air to spare. I guarantee the fan will help it's shelf life.

Overall Score
4.8


(7 Points)

8. Hygger Adjustable 160GPH 5W Aquarium Air Pump Dual Outlets (4mm) for Air Stone, Sponge Filters, Powe...

User Ratings: 85 4

hygger First Impressions

"Very quiet and powerful."

Its not going to vibrant on anything! They don't even vibrate the old school plastic tank hanger mounts they sit on. Buzzing, humming, vibrating- they were driving me nuts! Works well in my 75 gal tank running a 36 inch bubble stick! I found calcium deposits were clogging the bottom where the air was supposed to exit. I'll definitely get a few more for my other tanks. I'm sure it would run a much larger bubble stick also.

  • Hygger Adjustable 160GPH 5W Aquarium Air Pump Dual Outlets (4mm) for Air Stone, Sponge Filters, Powerful Oxygen Pump for Fish Tank 1-150 Gallon, 0.02MPa, 110-120V/60HZ, Power Cord 6ft
  • 【Ultra Quiet Compact Air Pump】with US 2-prongs plug, 110-120V/5W aquarium air pump, one hand-hold size, only weighs 1.6lbs, A silent air pump, sound is less than 30dB, like the sound of a quiet refrigerator starting
  • 【Air Flow Adjustable】there is a control knob at the front of the air pump, it's very easy to adjust the air flow according to your tank size and the air bubble size you want. The combined outlets air flow can be up to 160GPH. Suggest this small air pump for 1 to 150 gal fish tank use
  • 【Various Applications】you can use this air pump to run sponge filters,round air stones, strip bubblers, bubble wall tubes. Suitable for freshwater or saltwater aquariums. Pump air into the water thereby increasing oxygen to your aquarium fish tank and hydroponics. Please note only air pump included, no other accessories
  • 【With 2 4mm Outlets】this adjustable air pump has 2 outlets, compatible with standard size 3/16" air hose. Can run 2 or more air stones in different tanks. Use the 2 outlets at the same time, don't cap or block one of the outlets. Please use a T connector if you only need single side
  • 【Durable & Warranty】The black air pump is highly textured, high-quality material made, with durable motor, designed for long time last use. We provide 12-month warranty for this aquarium pump. To get the warranty, just contact the seller about your issue
  • Ultra quiet aquarium air pump, the sound of the pump when it's at the max air flow rate is less than 30dB.
  • Strong enough and adjustable, high energy saving air pump.
  • Durable design, the air pump service life can be 3 years and more.
  • Manufacture: hygger
  • Product Dimensions: 5.71 x 3.35 x 3.94 inches; 1.84 Pounds
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hygger Final Thoughts

"As far as noise."

If it craps out anytime soon, I'll update the review. After nearly 5 months of use, it stop pumping air. For a solid working, quiet pump, this is about as good as it gets. The first lasted about two years when one side decided to put out less air. I found calcium deposits were clogging the bottom where the air was supposed to exit. If you leave one open, it makes noise. Danner, Fusion, Eheim are adjustable.

Overall Score
4.7


(43 Points)

9. EcoPlus 143 GPH (640 LPH, 8W) Air Pump w/ 4 Outlets | Aquarium, Fish Tank, Fountain, Pond, Hydroponi...

User Ratings: 68 9

EcoPlus 728297 First Impressions

"Insert T-valve."

I'm sure it would run a much larger bubble stick also. It has one air outlet so i used a spliter& ran a tube to each end of bubbler. I cleaned the sponge and hooked it all back up, hardly any air was coming out. Seems very well built, does as advertised. I have 3 of them on different surfaces. I have to unplug it every time I want to shut it off. Overall seems like a good air pump.

  • EcoPlus 143 GPH (640 LPH, 8W) Air Pump w/ 4 Outlets | Aquarium, Fish Tank, Fountain, Pond, Hydroponics
  • The EcoPlus Supreme Air Pumps are great for providing oxygen to hydroponic systems
  • In hydroponic applications, the use of an air pump with an air stone will oxygenate the water and increase the uptake of nutrients by the plant
  • The oxygen also strengthens the plant's roots and helps prevents root rot
  • Country Of Origin: United States
  • Manufacture: Sunlight Supply Inc.
  • Item Weight: 2.3 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 9.25 x 3.75 x 6 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The EcoPlus 728297
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EcoPlus 728297 Final Thoughts

"It is extremely quiet."

Not to mention tank depth, etc becomes a factor. This thing has plenty of power for my needs. I have this in our small aquarium with an LED bubble stone. I had to use valves to reduce the output. The pump works well when there is no defects. The motor was working but air was not moving. I have one running to sponge filters in a tank and it pushing a nice air flow.

Overall Score
4.3


(28 Points)

10. Penn Plax (APP5) Air Pod Aquarium Air Pump Ultra Quiet Compact Dome Shape Dual Air Output Up to 75 G...

User Ratings: 75 4

Penn-Plax APP5 First Impressions

"I measured about 1."

In fact I can hear the bubbles from the water more than the pump itself. They generate a TON of air and last a long long time. I knew I had to try something else. This happened to me with this unit. They generate a TON of air and last a long long time. I'd say this pump would be loud if it were used in the same room as you. The pump is so powerful that it pushed off the connection tube several times.

  • Penn Plax (APP5) Air Pod Aquarium Air Pump Ultra Quiet Compact Dome Shape Dual Air Output Up to 75 Gallon Tank
  • Aquarium air pump provides a steady stream of air for aquariums up to 75 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.
  • Two adjustable air flow valves allow customization for your tank size.
  • Aquarium air pump features a compact design that fits into the smallest of spaces.
  • Two adjustable air flow valves allow you to customize airflow according to your tank’s needs.
  • Pump has 3.3 watts of power, and pumps 1900 cubic centimeters a minute from each valve.
  • Manufacture: Penn Plax
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 8 x 6 inches; 1.5 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Penn-Plax APP5
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Penn-Plax APP5 Final Thoughts

"Be advised!"

It really is pretty quiet- once you unclog the air pathway. Sometimes stopping all together if the water is full. I had to use valves to reduce the output. You'd think this thing would stop working, but it didn’t! Provides proper wattage for all my accessories. This happened to me with this unit. All the reviews from all the different models are lumped together.

Overall Score
4.5


(96 Points)

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