Editor's Choice - Our Favorite SUN Aquarium Air Pumps

1. SUN YT-304 18 LPM Aquarium Air Pump with 4 Outlets, 8.5W, 120 Gallon

User Ratings: 72 6

SUN YT-304 First Impressions

"Odd, but great."

The pressure isn't as great as I hoped. Seems very well built, does as advertised. The pump is so powerful that it pushed off the connection tube several times. Ordered this air pump to replace one of my other pumps and the difference is amazing. I use them in my Tilapia tanks and Koi pond. It's the second one of this model I’ve owned. I have been in the hobby for 20+ years and this is the best air pump!

  • SUN YT-304 18 LPM Aquarium Air Pump with 4 Outlets, 8.5W, 120 Gallon
  • Special artificial rubber to keep a steady air flow output and pressure that can be adjusted freely
  • Low power consumption
  • 8.5-watts, 18 liters per minute
  • Super silent with multi-level muffler
  • Manufacture: SUNSUN
  • Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 8.8 x 4 inches; 2 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SUN YT-304
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SUN YT-304 Final Thoughts

"03mpa instead of 0."

It still works internally, but no air. I was currently using 2 Whispers and they were anything but whispering. It could easily run a small fish room. I just cleaned my 20 tank for the first time in, well too long. Ordered this air pump to replace one of my other pumps and the difference is amazing. These work better than any of the others I have tried in my price point. A simple piece of foam under the unit solved that.

Overall Score
4.4


(584 Points)

2. DC 24V 100Lpm/Min 100W Aquarium Air Pumps 1585GHP Fish Pond Tanks Aquaculture Hydroponics Portable A...

Tsofu First Impressions

"Wish didn't have to."

Buzzing, humming, vibrating- they were driving me nuts! Its been on 24 hours a day for about 5 days. Adjustable air flow settings which is new to me on a air pump but very convenient. Its not going to vibrant on anything! It pumps out enough air to keep millions of air bubbles going in this 200g+ Aquarium! The pump works very well in my 75G tank. The pump works well when there is no defects.

  • DC 24V 100Lpm/Min 100W Aquarium Air Pumps 1585GHP Fish Pond Tanks Aquaculture Hydroponics Portable Air Pump Compressor Aerator Oxygen Supplies
  • ★OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE - Multi-purpose portable aquarium air pump can provide 0.09MPa 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(24 volt). OUTPUT: 100LPM/Min 1585GPH POWER: 100W VOLTAGE: DC 24V ELECTRICITY: 3.5A PRESSURE: 0.09MPa.
  • ★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.
  • ★HASSLE-FREE WARRANTY - The working membrane is made of macromolecule compounded rubber, so it is reliable and long life span. If you have any issues with your order, please feel free to cotact us directly , we'll respond within 12 hours to make it right.
  • Manufacture: Guangzhou Sofu Garment Co.,Ltd.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Tsofu
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Tsofu Final Thoughts

"Does a good job."

Pay a bit more but the quality is worth it. So I run two of these with gang valves on my 55 gallon tall living room tank. I own Whisper 10, 150, 300, Eheim 400, and Fusion 700. You'd think this thing would stop working, but it didn’t! The pump works well when there is no defects. They don't even vibrate the old school plastic tank hanger mounts they sit on. I really am impressed with this air pump!

Overall Score
4.0


(1 Points)

3. 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)

4. HITOP Dual Outlet Aquarium Air Pump, Whisper Adjustable Fish Tank Aerator, Quiet Oxygen Pump with Ac...

User Ratings: 74 3

HITOP First Impressions

"It worked, fabulously!"

I just cleaned my 20 tank for the first time in, well too long. I have this in our small aquarium with an LED bubble stone. I hung it so its not touching anything. Almost all people will be highly satisfied with this unit. One of the best pump design I've own. Almost all people will be highly satisfied with this unit. It makes the perfect size bubbles and the fish love it.

  • HITOP Dual Outlet Aquarium Air Pump, Whisper Adjustable Fish Tank Aerator, Quiet Oxygen Pump with Accessories for 20 to 100 Gallon (2 outlets - Blue)
  • [2 Outlets +Adjustable] This aquarium air pump has 2 outlets, enough air volume to meet your needs, then the gas amount is adjustable, you can adjust the output according to the size of your fish tank, fit for fish tanks from 10 to 100 gallon.
  • [Ultra Quiet] Unique rubber soft foot pads design of this fish tank air pump, can effectively absorb the sound generated when the pump is vibrating. In addition it made of ABS thickening engineering plastics, super silent , further palliation for noise.
  • [Long Service Life] Manually adjust the air volume, won’t cause shakes and electric field fluctuation, much safer than electronic adjustment, lower failure rate.
  • [Replaceable Air Filter Cotton] The air pump ‘s air filter cotton is replaceable, much convenient, also come with another replacement, It can deliver cleaner oxygen to your aquarium for a long time, while also ensuring a more stable gas output.
  • [Complete Accessories] Comes with everything you need, includes: 2 x Airline (3.2ft),2 x Return Valve, 2 x Air Stone (0.98in), Connector, Air filter cotton. 24-Hour Professional After-sales Service.
  • Manufacture: Haisen
  • Product Dimensions: 5.12 x 2.24 x 2.76 inches; 14.39 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The HITOP
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HITOP Final Thoughts

"Just fantastic!"

Pump is basically silent when both airlines are attached. The stone is very heavy, so it is easy to position and stays put where you want it. Super quiet, lots of power and looks super sleek. If you leave one open, it makes noise. I have the pump hooked up to a large sponge. But this one has no noticeable sounds. It has two places to hook up tubing to.

Overall Score
4.6


(169 Points)

5. 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)

6. AQQA Aquarium Lithium Battery Air Pump,Multifunctional Rechargeable Energy Saving Power Quiet Oxygen...

User Ratings: 72 7

AQQA First Impressions

"Very quiet and powerful."

I have 3 of them on different surfaces. I have the pump hooked up to a large sponge. The current from the circle is so strong circulation is not a issue! Buzzing, humming, vibrating- they were driving me nuts! Larger tank owners won't have my issues. I just cleaned my 20 tank for the first time in, well too long. I was going to buy 3 small air pumps to power 9 sponge filters when I saw this pump.

  • AQQA Aquarium Lithium Battery Air Pump,Multifunctional Rechargeable Energy Saving Power Quiet Oxygen Pump, One/Dual Outlets with Air Stone,2600mAh Battery Suitable for Indoors Power Outages Fishing
  • 【Air Pump Works Two Ways By Plug In Or Rechargeable Use】Multi-use lithium battery air pump,It can be used when the power is plugged in.when the current electrical is interrupted,Lithium battery will switch from electric to battery operated automatically.2600mAh rechargeable lithium battery,it’s very useful for your fish tank when leave home or power cut.
  • 【Two Working Modes,Normal or Intermittent Model】Press the power button once to start the air pump, this time it is normal mode.In this mode, the charge storage can work continuously for 14-18 hours.Press the power button again to start the intermittent mode. In the intermittent mode, the machine will work for 10 seconds and rest for 10 seconds.In this mode, the charge storage can work continuously for 25-28 hours.
  • 【Air Pump With 2 Air Stone And 2 Hoses, High Dissolved Oxygen】The set comes with 2 air stones and 2 hose,Air pump with dual air outlets,Can run 2 air stones at the same time.Bubble stone can effectively increase the oxygen content in the water and help the fish grow up and live healthily.
  • 【Blue HD Battery Power Display Screen】blue power light on the pump surface,can clearly know the battery level and the mode of the air pump.If the intermittent indicator light is on,it indicates that the air pump is in intermittent mode, and if it is off,it is in normal mode.When the battery is full,the 5 grid lights will be on,The battery power is reduced and the light will gradually go out.
  • 【Noise ≦30dB and Energy saving】low noise due to the magnet driver design to generate air flow in the space room,and the air pump has rubber pads to reduce the noise.Excellent emergency aquarium oxygen pump!perfect for both Freshwater and Marine Aquariums.AQQA promise a one-year warranty, please rest assured to buy.
  • Manufacture: AQQA
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The AQQA
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AQQA Final Thoughts

"It runs hot though."

It is quiet and powerful and doesn't get hot. The pump works well when there is no defects. Once, the water in this tank backflowed into the unit. I set up 2 more and still all the control valve are not open 100%. Highly recommend if you desire HIGH air output on several tubing lines! Pay a bit more but the quality is worth it. The first lasted about two years when one side decided to put out less air.

Overall Score
4.4


(51 Points)

7. DANNER MANUFACTURING, Inc. Supreme Oxy-Flow Low Volume Aquarium Air Pumps, AP-4 Aquarium Air Pump, 3...

User Ratings: 69 3

Danner 6404 First Impressions

"Great air pump."

We can hear the tank bubbles, but nothing noisy from the pumps at all. Not to mention tank depth, etc becomes a factor. And one to the additional accessories for extra oxygen output only. Buzzing, humming, vibrating- they were driving me nuts! I added a check valve to my airline tubing and works as expected. The pump works very well in my 75G tank. My 20H tank is in my office, 3 feet away from my desk.

  • DANNER MANUFACTURING, Inc. Supreme Oxy-Flow Low Volume Aquarium Air Pumps, AP-4 Aquarium Air Pump, 3.5-watt, 06404
  • Air volume 275 cu.In/Min.
  • Max water depth 4'
  • Provides oxygen to freshwater/Saltwater aquariums
  • Accepts standard Airline tubing
  • 6' Cord length
  • Manufacture: TopDawg Pet Supply
  • Product Dimensions: 9.13 x 3.13 x 3.13 inches; 1 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Danner 6404
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Danner 6404 Final Thoughts

"I hope this helps anyone."

I use this on a 5-way valve for a 75 gallon tank. Buzzing, humming, vibrating- they were driving me nuts! It has one air outlet so i used a spliter& ran a tube to each end of bubbler. I use them in my Tilapia tanks and Koi pond. I put a wire tie Tightly over the tube and barbs and it's perfect. Make sure the hose is connected well. This happened to me with this unit.

Overall Score
4.5


(420 Points)

8. Koller Products Tom Aquarium Stellar Air Pump for 40-Gallon to 55-Gallon Aquariums (TM1050)

User Ratings: 63 5

Koller Products TM1050 First Impressions

"Just kept vibrating."

This one is far better than I anticipated! It makes the perfect size bubbles and the fish love it. I'd say this pump would be loud if it were used in the same room as you. The pump works very well in my 75G tank. I have been in the hobby for 20+ years and this is the best air pump! Buzzing, humming, vibrating- they were driving me nuts! Once, the water in this tank backflowed into the unit.

  • Koller Products Tom Aquarium Stellar Air Pump for 40-Gallon to 55-Gallon Aquariums (TM1050)
  • Air pump for aquariums sized 40 to 55 gallons
  • Maintains high oxygen levels while providing optimal water movement to keep fish healthy
  • Dual air port outlets; 1.41 liter-per-minute air volume (per outlet); 2.9 PSI air pressure rating (per outlet)
  • Heavy duty diaphragms deliver years of trouble-free use
  • Manufacture: Tom (Tominaga/Oscar)
  • Product Dimensions: 3.5 x 2.5 x 6 inches; 13.6 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Koller Products TM1050
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Koller Products TM1050 Final Thoughts

"With the windows closed."

I have it running on 55g with 2 sponge filters for my Axolotl tank. I had to use valves to reduce the output. I'm not going to knock the product for my own paranoia though. I currently have it in a closet to grow aquatic plants and brine shrimp. I own Whisper 10, 150, 300, Eheim 400, and Fusion 700. I know my title sounds overly dramatic, but I'm not kidding. Hardly noticeable that it is running for an aquarium air pump.

Overall Score
4.2


(60 Points)

9. Penn-Plax Silent Air B10 Battery Operated Aquarium and Fishing Air Pump Manual On Off Switch Aerates...

User Ratings: 57 8

Penn-Plax SAB10 First Impressions

"Now close to the glass."

I own Whisper 10, 150, 300, Eheim 400, and Fusion 700. I couldn't even think to do my work. I was currently using 2 Whispers and they were anything but whispering. This is actually the second one I have purchased. Larger tank owners won't have my issues. I put a wire tie Tightly over the tube and barbs and it's perfect. I'd say this pump would be loud if it were used in the same room as you.

  • Penn-Plax Silent Air B10 Battery Operated Aquarium and Fishing Air Pump Manual On Off Switch Aerates Up to 29 Gallons
  • Aquarium air pump runs on 2D batteries with continuous operation up to 96 hours. No electric is needed so pump can also be used for fishing.
  • Pump will only operate when manually turned on and provides a constant supply of necessary oxygen to fish in an emergency.
  • Aquarium air pump is safe to use in tanks up to 29 gallons. Air pump is also great option for transporting fish. Unit is compact and impact resistant.
  • 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 saltwater environments.
  • Manufacture: Penn Plax, INC.
  • Item Weight: 4 ounces
  • Product Dimensions: 2.15 x 5 x 8.8 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Penn-Plax SAB10
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Penn-Plax SAB10 Final Thoughts

"This is a quiet pump."

This air pump is quiet and well worth the price the listing is going for. My first one may have been a lemon. I have an undergravel filter and a few other accessories that push air too. Yes it obviously makes some noise-but not at all as much as I was anticipating. Ordered this air pump to replace one of my other pumps and the difference is amazing. I had the Whisper models and they were way too high in emissions. I own Whisper 10, 150, 300, Eheim 400, and Fusion 700.

Overall Score
4.1


(58 Points)

10. Saim Portable Aquarium Battery Operated Air Pump Backup Operated Fish Tank Air Pump Aerator Oxygen

User Ratings: 59 7

Saim B0000011645 First Impressions

"Does a good job."

A simple piece of foam under the unit solved that. I'd say this pump would be loud if it were used in the same room as you. Colbert, the reviewer above, for explaining how to do this. I put a wire tie Tightly over the tube and barbs and it's perfect. I set up 2 more and still all the control valve are not open 100%. But this one has no noticeable sounds. If it craps out anytime soon, I'll update the review.

  • Saim Portable Aquarium Battery Operated Air Pump Backup Operated Fish Tank Air Pump Aerator Oxygen
  • Keeps your aquarium oxygenated during power outages.
  • Includes pump, tubing, and airstone.
  • Battery Size: D x 2 (Not Included),Operates with battery power only.
  • For temporary or emergency use when transporting ornamental or bait fish.
  • Box Size measures about: 5.3"/13.5cm x 3"/7.5cm x 1.6"/4cm(L*W*H)
  • Manufacture: Saim
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Saim B0000011645
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Saim B0000011645 Final Thoughts

"If you are a pond owner."

This is actually the second one I have purchased. The company made it right and took care of me. Don't be startled if you test it without oxygen tubes, It is Very noisy! I have two of these running in my kitchen and my living room is right next to it. If it craps out anytime soon, I'll update the review. I knew I had to try something else. And there are fixes around all of it.

Overall Score
4.1


(26 Points)

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