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
  • Pump Power
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

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. Jecod/Jebao PA Series ECO Air Pump

User Ratings: 51 11

Jebao First Impressions

"Be advised!"

I figured it would give me enough air to power 4 or 5. The added tubing and manifold make this an even better value. The current from the circle is so strong circulation is not a issue! Provides proper wattage for all my accessories. Buzzing, humming, vibrating- they were driving me nuts! I'm sure it would run a much larger bubble stick also. Overall seems like a good air pump.

  • Jecod/Jebao PA Series ECO Air Pump
  • Wear and tear-resistant material body, Electrical magnetic air compressor
  • High pressure and high output, Super quite: 32dBA to 36dBA
  • Comes with 8-outlet divider fit 1/4" airline tubing
  • Ideal for running several Waterfarms or multiple air stones at once
  • Specs: 9"x5"x7" AC120V 60Hz 0.65A, 0.036MPa, Qmax: 80L/min, 55w
  • Manufacture: Jebao
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Jebao
  • Pump Power
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Jebao Final Thoughts

"Works great."

I'd say this pump would be loud if it were used in the same room as you. The new unit works fine as a secondary air pump in a 75 gallon fresh water aquarium. I have the pump hooked up to a large sponge. It just sounds like a large freezer. Its been on 24 hours a day for about 5 days. It really is pretty quiet- once you unclog the air pathway. The rubber bottom feet really help to keep the unit quite and in one place.

Overall Score
3.9


(22 Points)

3. KEDSUM Rechargeable Aquarium Air Pump, Portable Fish Tank Air Pump for Fish Tank, Outdoor Fishing, F...

User Ratings: 34 33

KEDSUM First Impressions

"Lots of bubbles."

I guarantee the fan will help it's shelf life. Kudo to them for backing up their product. It is quiet and powerful and doesn't get hot. I was wrong it has enough power to run all 9 with air to spare. The first time I ordered this product, it did not work properly. Its been on 24 hours a day for about 5 days. Just bought and started using it a few days ago.

  • KEDSUM Rechargeable Aquarium Air Pump, Portable Fish Tank Air Pump for Fish Tank, Outdoor Fishing, Fish Transportation and Power Outages,with 2 Air Outlets/Stones/Tubes/Check Valve
  • USB Rechargeable: Built-in 2600mAh rechargeable lithium battery provides up to 20hrs working time. Compared to other battery aquarium air pumps, this kind of rechargeable function free you from replace the battery, you can charge it with a laptop, a wall charger, or a power bank, save your money and eco-friendly.
  • Powerful Motor & 2 Air Outlets: Small air pump, but equipped with powerful power can generate a large amount of aeration, Max Flow Rate: [2.5L/min×2].
  • Wide Compatibility: This quiet air pump is perfect for both Freshwater and Marine Aquariums, great to be used for all types of tanks with capacity of 19-113L(5-30gal). Excellent emergency aquarium oxygen pump!
  • Safe & Energy-Saving: With 2 check valves to keep water from back flowing into your pump, much safer.
  • Ultra Whisper Quiet: Minimum 35dB (sound like rusting leaves, ticking watch) in lowest flow rate. It won’t disturb your sleep during it running.
  • When you go fishing, moving, traveling, bait cooling, transporting bait or minnows
  • When your home is out of power
  • Manufacture: KEDSUM
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The KEDSUM
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  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

KEDSUM Final Thoughts

"It's exactly the same."

These work better than any of the others I have tried in my price point. You'd think this thing would stop working, but it didn’t! This runs pretty darn quiet for a high output air pump. The pump works very well in my 75G tank. The first time I ordered this product, it did not work properly. I put a wire tie Tightly over the tube and barbs and it's perfect. Push once for On and hold down for 5 seconds for off.

Overall Score
3.0


(3 Points)

4. DaToo Aquarium Air Pump 3 Watt Adjustable Oxygen Pump with 2 Outlets for Fish Tank Ultra Silent High...

User Ratings: 72 5

DaToo First Impressions

"Unit is quiter now."

I just cleaned my 20 tank for the first time in, well too long. The first time I ordered this product, it did not work properly. Super quiet, lots of power and looks super sleek. I keep the pump and air valves in the box to lessen the noise. I just cleaned my 20 tank for the first time in, well too long. I honestly wasn't expecting that much of a difference but man was I surprised. I use this on a 5-way valve for a 75 gallon tank.

  • DaToo Aquarium Air Pump 3 Watt Adjustable Oxygen Pump with 2 Outlets for Fish Tank Ultra Silent High Energy Efficient, 1 Yr Warranty
  • DaToo AQUARIUM AIR PUMP: The healthy life of fish is inseparable from sufficient oxygen. The DaToo oxygen pump is suitable for most small and medium fish tanks with a water depth of less than 23.6 inch. Power is 3 Watt, 2 Outlets, 4.0 L/min (2.0 L/min * 2), 0.018 MPA. Easily create a healthy, oxygen-rich living environment for your beloved fish. Let's get to know DaToo Aquarium Air Pump together. Let's Go!!
  • TWIO AIR OUTLETS AND ADJUSTABLE: DaToo Air Pump has two outlets that provide balanced oxygen to your tank, giving your fish plenty of oxygen even in the corner of the tank. Adjustable Air, Just turn the knob on the bottom of the pump gently, you can adjust the Oxygen volume according to your needs. So easy!!
  • ULTRA SILENT: Ultra-enclosed airflow room design, greatly reduces airflow noise. Non-slip shockproof base, for effective absorption of noise caused by friction. These make the DaToo air pump sound less than 30 db , almost hard to feel, providing you and your fish with a quiet living environment.
  • LONG SERVICE LIFE: Do you want to have a very durable air pump? High wear-resistant rubber, full copper movement, high quality ABS casing, DaToo carefully selects each material for our customers, service life is 2~3 times that of ordinary air pump. Select DaToo Air Pump, let us accompany your fish for a lifetime
  • DaToo AQUARIUM SERVICE: One Year Warranty and 100% Money-back Guarantee. Your satisfaction is the pursuit of DaToo. Select DaToo Aquarium Product = Own A Private Aquarium Housekeeper. JUST DO IT, Let’t Go!!
  • Manufacture: DaToo
  • Product Dimensions: 4.5 x 2.3 x 1.6 inches; 12.8 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DaToo
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DaToo Final Thoughts

"Runs super quiet now."

The rubber bottom feet really help to keep the unit quite and in one place. Seems very well built, does as advertised. I'm not going to knock the product for my own paranoia though. Adjustable air flow settings which is new to me on a air pump but very convenient. If it craps out anytime soon, I'll update the review. I have it running 8 different sponge filters at high rate! Kudo to them for backing up their product.

Overall Score
4.4


(198 Points)

5. 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)

6. EcoPlus 44 GPH (168 LPH, 2W) Air Pump w/ 1 Outlet | Aquarium, Fish Tank, Fountain, Pond, Hydroponics...

User Ratings: 77 7

EcoPlus 728365 First Impressions

"Stay Green!"

This is actually the second one I have purchased. I did notice that it tends to run very loudly and hot. The reviews sold me on this product but I was still skeptical​. I know my title sounds overly dramatic, but I'm not kidding. Its not going to vibrant on anything! The pump is so powerful that it pushed off the connection tube several times. So I completely disassembled the sponge holder.

  • EcoPlus 44 GPH (168 LPH, 2W) Air Pump w/ 1 Outlet | 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
  • Manufacture: Sunlight Supply Inc.
  • Item Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Product Dimensions: 5.7 x 3 x 4.5 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The EcoPlus 728365
  • Pump Power
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

EcoPlus 728365 Final Thoughts

"I recommend the pump."

Larger tank owners won't have my issues. The first time I ordered this product, it did not work properly. This air pump is quiet and well worth the price the listing is going for. It pumps out enough air to keep millions of air bubbles going in this 200g+ Aquarium! Buzzing, humming, vibrating- they were driving me nuts! I honestly wasn't expecting that much of a difference but man was I surprised. You MUST use a fan with this pump or it will def burn out or lose pressure.

Overall Score
4.5


(22 Points)

7. LILYS PET AC&DC Function Ultra Silent High Energy Efficient 2000 MAH 18650 Rechargeable Battery Doub...

User Ratings: 71 3

LILYS PET First Impressions

"Great performer."

This pump cost a bit more than the small quite ones but is way more powerful. If you leave one open, it makes noise. Danner, Fusion, Eheim are adjustable. I currently have it in a closet to grow aquatic plants and brine shrimp. Considering the warranty and performance, I upgraded my rating by 2 stars. I currently have it in a closet to grow aquatic plants and brine shrimp. This thing has plenty of power for my needs.

  • LILYS PET AC&DC Function Ultra Silent High Energy Efficient 2000 MAH 18650 Rechargeable Battery Double-Headed Aquarium Filter Fishing Tank Oxygen Air Bubbles Pump
  • Style:AC/DC oxygen air pump+ 2 Air stone + 2 Silicone Tube.It produces fine bubbles making it efficient in the replacement of Oxygen in fish ponds, tanks or hydroponic systems.This oxygen air pump is carefully researching and designing,with unique beautiful shape,ABS plastic for shell,ultra-quiet,small size,light weight,easy to carry,widely use,energy saving,safe and reliable,stable performance,strong gas.
  • TWO CHARGING WAYS:Built-in 2000 mAh 18650 rechargeable Aluminium Battery,support USB charging.The USB interface can charge the battery directly on the compute or external power supply,the other is in the home straight power plug can directly charge.Very convenient and flexible.With more than 2000mAh 18650 rechargeable aluminium battery,can be circularly used for more than 350 times.
  • ULTRA SILENT:Using high-tech special internal muffler design, really ultra silent air pump.
  • AC&DC FUCTION:It can be use when insert the plug into AC110-220V/50Hz.Battery works when the power be cut off,which can last for >10hrs,and intermittent work over 15 hours.
  • It is used for increacing oxygen automatically when Aquarium power out and fishing or increasing oxygen when transporting live aquatic products,seafood,it is famous of the majority of consumes.
  • Manufacture: LILYS PET
  • Editor's Impressions Of The LILYS PET
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  • Value For Money
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LILYS PET Final Thoughts

"Quite and nice."

Don't be startled if you test it without oxygen tubes, It is Very noisy! Save some money by not having to replace your air pumps every year! The stone is very heavy, so it is easy to position and stays put where you want it. It could easily run a small fish room. However Once you plug it to the Oxy tubes it is Silent! They generate a TON of air and last a long long time. Before the fan, it was to hot to even hold!

Overall Score
4.5


(18 Points)

8. Estink Air Pump, DC 12V 35W Air Pump Aerator for Fish Pond Aquaculture Aquarium Accessory Tool for F...

User Ratings: 48

Estink First Impressions

"It pumps PLENTY of air!"

Just bought and started using it a few days ago. I have to unplug it every time I want to shut it off. I have an undergravel filter and a few other accessories that push air too. I currently have it in a closet to grow aquatic plants and brine shrimp. Once, the water in this tank backflowed into the unit. The pressure isn't as great as I hoped. All the reviews from all the different models are lumped together.

  • Estink Air Pump, DC 12V 35W Air Pump Aerator for Fish Pond Aquaculture Aquarium Accessory Tool for Fish Tank, Fountain, Pond, Hydroponics, Commercial
  • 【With Stable-Performance】The Oxygen air pump is stable performance and it can provide 0.068 Mpa pressure inflatable. It has large volume, great for aeration.
  • 【Low Power Consumption】The Oxygen air pump is low power consumption, it uses DC 12V, its power just 35W, it is practical and environmental friendly.
  • 【Premium Material】The Oxygen air pump is made of high quality material, which is non-toxic, safe and durable to use.
  • 【Convenient to Carry】Portable size and handle design for convenient to carry.
  • 【Wide Applications】The Oxygen air pump is suitable for living fishes in vehicles, restaurants and industry. Hydroponics, Aquariums, Fish Farms and Hydroponic Systems, Dusting, Inflation, Manufacture etc.
  • Estink is a registered brand and it is professional in various product categories for several years. Advanced equipment with solid techniques are adopted and our high quality products are strictly tested before being put into market. 'Quality First, Customer Superior' is always our aim. Every product is designed carefully aiming to add simple and comfortable elements to your lives.
  • The Oxygen air pump is suitable for living fishes in vehicles, restaurants and industry. Hydroponics, Aquariums, Fish Farms and Hydroponic Systems, Dusting, Inflation, Manufacture etc.
  • The Oxygen air pump is suitable for living fishes in vehicles, restaurants and industry. Hydroponics, Aquariums, Fish Farms and Hydroponic Systems, Dusting, Inflation, Manufacture etc.
  • Manufacture: Estink
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Estink
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  • Value For Money
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Estink Final Thoughts

"JUST BUY THEM!"

I keep the pump and air valves in the box to lessen the noise. I use this on a 5-way valve for a 75 gallon tank. Use large Air Stone Bars for giant columns of air bubbles. The first lasted about two years when one side decided to put out less air. I currently have it in a closet to grow aquatic plants and brine shrimp. This thing has plenty of power for my needs. I got the bigger size because I used it in my 450 gallon tank and it's perfect.

Overall Score
4.5


(4 Points)

9. Skywin Fish Aerator Pump - Rechargeable Battery Powered Aquarium Air Pump - Portable Bait Aerator fo...

User Ratings: 39 38

Skywin First Impressions

"Good air flow."

The pressure isn't as great as I hoped. I cleaned the sponge and hooked it all back up, hardly any air was coming out. I'm using it for small start-up hydroponic system. I found calcium deposits were clogging the bottom where the air was supposed to exit. Use large Air Stone Bars for giant columns of air bubbles. I just cleaned my 20 tank for the first time in, well too long. I put a nice little fan next to mine and it now runs much cooler!

  • Skywin Fish Aerator Pump - Rechargeable Battery Powered Aquarium Air Pump - Portable Bait Aerator for Transporting Fish, Outdoor Fishing, Traveling, Moving, Bait Cooling, and Power Outages
  • HANDY MULTI-PURPOSE AERATOR PUMP - Use for outdoor fishing, transporting fish, traveling, moving, and bait cooling. Back up aquarium air pump during power outage
  • FISH AERATOR FOR BOTH FRESH AND SALTWATER USE - For various types of fish used for aquariums and fishing
  • KEEPS FISH ALIVE ANYWHERE - Portable live bait aerator, fish stays alive in any container such as aquarium, bait bucket, cooler or ice chest.
  • LONG BATTERY LIFE - Fish bubbler can function for up to 48 hours without interruption, great for long drives when traveling or moving, or during prolonged power outages. Operated by 2 D batteries (1.5v)
  • EASY TO USE AIR BUBBLER- Place hose and diffuser into water and turn the device on. Hook attaches device to bucket, tank, or any container
  • Manufacture: Skywin
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Skywin
  • Pump Power
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Skywin Final Thoughts

"Very quiet and powerful."

Once, the water in this tank backflowed into the unit. And there are fixes around all of it. I honestly wasn't expecting that much of a difference but man was I surprised. I have the pump hooked up to a large sponge. The new unit works fine as a secondary air pump in a 75 gallon fresh water aquarium. Danner, Fusion, Eheim are adjustable. It has one air outlet so i used a spliter& ran a tube to each end of bubbler.

Overall Score
3.0


(5 Points)

10. EcoPlus 380 GPH (1440 LPH, 13W) Air Pump w/ 8 Outlets | Aquarium, Fish Tank, Fountain, Pond, Hydropo...

User Ratings: 58 14

EcoPlus XS10010 First Impressions

"I love this air pump!"

Just bought and started using it a few days ago. I had to use valves to reduce the output. Once, the water in this tank backflowed into the unit. Not to mention tank depth, etc becomes a factor. A simple piece of foam under the unit solved that. It still works internally, but no air. The rubber feet dampen most anything that the sealed pump doesn't cover.

  • EcoPlus 380 GPH (1440 LPH, 13W) Air Pump w/ 8 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
  • Manufacture: Sunlight Supply Inc.
  • Item Weight: 5.7 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 6 x 10.8 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The EcoPlus XS10010
  • Pump Power
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

EcoPlus XS10010 Final Thoughts

"Now close to the glass."

The air being pumped out can be quite warm as well. Kudo to them for backing up their product. For the money, this air pump cannot be beat. I had to use valves to reduce the output. But if it's in another room, it’s not bad at all. We can hear the tank bubbles, but nothing noisy from the pumps at all. It could easily run a small fish room.

Overall Score
4.0


(33 Points)

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