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. 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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The XpertMatic
  • Pump Power
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

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)

3. 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)

4. HITOP Single Outlet Aquarium Air Pump, Fish Tank Aerator with Accessories, Quiet Oxygen Pumpfor Smal...

User Ratings: 69 7

HITOP First Impressions

"It is perfect!"

It makes the perfect size bubbles and the fish love it. Save some money by not having to replace your air pumps every year! I have to unplug it every time I want to shut it off. Just bought and started using it a few days ago. The company made it right and took care of me. This thing has plenty of power for my needs. If it craps out anytime soon, I'll update the review.

  • HITOP Single Outlet Aquarium Air Pump, Fish Tank Aerator with Accessories, Quiet Oxygen Pumpfor Small Tank up to 15gallon (Single Outlet)
  • Compact but Powerful: Mini size 3.5x2x1.6 in / 9x5x4 cm, 2Watt aquarium aerator pump, output 1.5 L/min(Not adjustable), great for up to 15-gallon small size fish tank.
  • Ultra Quiet: Made of ABS thickening engineering plastics, super silent aquarium air pump. Soft rubber foot pads, further palliation for noise.
  • Complete Accessories: Comes with everything you need, includes: 1 x Return Valve, 1 x Air Stone, 1 x Regulating valve, 1 x Air Hose (90-100cm). Original quality, professional manufacturer.
  • Easy to Use: Cut the air tube and install the regulating valve to easily adjust the air volume, even 1 gallon fish tank can be used, 4.4 ft / 1.35M cable wire, long enough to install where you want.
  • HITOP aquarium air pump is suitable for fresh tanks and marine aquariums. It also can be used in plant hydroponics.Providing one-year warranty.
  • Manufacture: Haisen
  • Product Dimensions: 3.54 x 1.97 x 1.57 inches; 7.2 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The HITOP
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

HITOP Final Thoughts

"There is one button."

Ordered this air pump to replace one of my other pumps and the difference is amazing. I did notice that it tends to run very loudly and hot. Not to mention tank depth, etc becomes a factor. We can hear the tank bubbles, but nothing noisy from the pumps at all. I have been in the hobby for 20+ years and this is the best air pump! I was wrong it has enough power to run all 9 with air to spare. The stone is very heavy, so it is easy to position and stays put where you want it.

Overall Score
4.4


(263 Points)

5. Air Pump Aquarium Outdoor Fishing Portable Fish Tank Air Pump USB Charging Oxygen Aerator Pump Great...

User Ratings: 71 4

PERSUPER First Impressions

"This is the 40."

I was currently using 2 Whispers and they were anything but whispering. And one to the additional accessories for extra oxygen output only. Almost all people will be highly satisfied with this unit. In fact I can hear the bubbles from the water more than the pump itself. 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 added tubing and manifold make this an even better value.

  • Air Pump Aquarium Outdoor Fishing Portable Fish Tank Air Pump USB Charging Oxygen Aerator Pump Great for Fishing/Fish Tank/Fish Transportation Freshwater and Marine Aquariums.
  • Portable: Our aquarium air pump generate less than 35db noise level when working in normal flow rate,the bottom used of rubber stabilizer feet effectively reduce the viberation and noise made ,leaving zero disturbance to your activities, work. USB charging feature and built-in battery for easy carrying and outdoor activities, good for home aquarium and fishing oxygen supply.
  • Powerful Aerator Pump: Our fish tank pump generate up to 2 gallons of oxygen output perminute, up to 126 gallons per hour. Our oxygen air pump has the reliable and consistent performance, providing great otput and steady air flow to your fish tank. Direct current and alternating current power are both available for charging and working.Without charging, it can work continuously and intermittently with maximum battery life of 24 hours.
  • Excellent performance: The Air Pressure produced from our pump could reach 0.02 Mpa, From Our Test Result,This Air Pump Can Support the Air Stone to supply Oxygen in the max depth of 3 Ft.
  • Great Compatibility: The oxygen pump for fishing suitable for freshwater and Marine water, and fish tank of different sizes. Please be aware that put the aeration air pump above to 10 inches above the water surface when using. If it is lower than that, check valve would be neede
  • Package: Comes with 1 Air Pump and accessories of 2 x air tubes ( 3.4 ft ),2 x Air Stone (0.47”), and a manual instruction.The USB rechargeable allows indepent use without needing extra electricity input. Great choice for outdoor fishing and substitue for power cut.
  • Manufacture: PERSUPER
  • Editor's Impressions Of The PERSUPER
  • Pump Power
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

PERSUPER Final Thoughts

"Works great and is quiet."

I really am impressed with this air pump! I couldn't even think to do my work. However Once you plug it to the Oxy tubes it is Silent! I like these, great deal for the price. After 3 weeks, I received a new one in the mail. I have one running to sponge filters in a tank and it pushing a nice air flow. The air being pumped out can be quite warm as well.

Overall Score
4.4


(236 Points)

6. 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
  • Pump Power
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

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)

7. Insputer Aquarium Air Pump Kit Fish Tank Air Pump with Air Valve Air Stones Silicone Air Tube for Fi...

User Ratings: 31 25

Insputer First Impressions

"I recommend the pump."

And there are fixes around all of it. I put a wire tie Tightly over the tube and barbs and it's perfect. If that is true-then no wonder this is pretty quiet! This is actually the second one I have purchased. It just sounds like a large freezer. Adjustable air flow settings which is new to me on a air pump but very convenient. The reviews sold me on this product but I was still skeptical​.

  • Insputer Aquarium Air Pump Kit Fish Tank Air Pump with Air Valve Air Stones Silicone Air Tube for Fish Tank Market Fishing
  • [Multi-functional Air Pump] The aquarium air pump is super quiet and very powerful, by adding air into the tank to make the fish and plants live longer, which is great for both Fish & Plants, suitable for aquarium, fishing, seafood market, hydroponics plants, and multiple occasions.
  • [Super-silent Engine] We tested the aquarium air pump and found that it's quite silent while working. With little noise, you can even work or study beside it and feel nothing disturbs you.
  • [Easy Installation] Easy to set up: Put the aquarium air pump outside of the fish tank and higher than the height of the fish tank, Connect air tube and air stone, Immerse the air stone in the fish tank, Power it up and then it will work.
  • [Abundant Accessories] It comes with a long piece of tube that you can easily cut up and make whatever length you need. (1m-long tube for 1-outlet version, 2m-long for 2-outlets version). And it comes with the option to have 2 air stones in the package of 2-outlets version.
  • [Entertaining Bubbles] There is an adjustable knob in the 2-outlets version, at the lowest setting it puts out a lot of bubbles and at the highest setting it puts out tons of bubbles. The bubbles provide entertainment for both beings and the fish, turtles, shrimps, and other aquatic creatures, funny and practical.
  • Manufacture: Insputer
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Insputer
  • Pump Power
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Insputer Final Thoughts

"The bubbles are amazing!"

My first one may have been a lemon. I cleaned the sponge and hooked it all back up, hardly any air was coming out. The rubber feet dampen most anything that the sealed pump doesn't cover. It just sounds like a large freezer. Pump is basically silent when both airlines are attached. I have been in the hobby for 20+ years and this is the best air pump! Provides proper wattage for all my accessories.

Overall Score
3.6


(13 Points)

8. 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)

9. Saim Portable Battery Air Pump, Blue Portable Aquarium Battery Backup Operated Fish Tank Air Pump Ae...

User Ratings: 58 12

Saim LS1128000065 First Impressions

"Reliability to be seen."

The rubber bottom feet really help to keep the unit quite and in one place. Sometimes stopping all together if the water is full. Before the fan, it was to hot to even hold! Use large Air Stone Bars for giant columns of air bubbles. I use this on a 5-way valve for a 75 gallon tank. The rubber bottom feet really help to keep the unit quite and in one place. I was going to buy 3 small air pumps to power 9 sponge filters when I saw this pump.

  • Saim Portable Battery Air Pump, Blue Portable Aquarium Battery Backup Operated Fish Tank Air Pump Aerator Oxygen
  • Product Name : Portable Battery Air Pump
  • Color: Blue;Material: ABS Plastic,Electric Parts
  • Power: 0.5W; Air volume: 2L/min;Battery: 2*1.5V D type battery(not included)
  • Total Size: 14.3*8.2*4.3cm/5.6" x 3.2" x 1.7" (L*W*H)
  • Net Weight : 183g;Package Content :1x Portable Battery Air Pump,1 x Air Stone,1X Oxygen Tube
  • Manufacture: Saim
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Saim LS1128000065
  • Pump Power
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Saim LS1128000065 Final Thoughts

"Great product."

I put a nice little fan next to mine and it now runs much cooler! I have it running 8 different sponge filters at high rate! Though the 18W model isn't so loud that it can only be used outside. The added tubing and manifold make this an even better value. I have been in the hobby for 20+ years and this is the best air pump! So I run two of these with gang valves on my 55 gallon tall living room tank. Almost all people will be highly satisfied with this unit.

Overall Score
4.1


(43 Points)

10. VIVOSUN 332 GPH Air Pump 14W 4 Outlet 21L/min for Aquarium and Hydroponic Systems

User Ratings: 73 6

VIVOSUN AP-15 First Impressions

"The dial never turns off."

The added tubing and manifold make this an even better value. I keep the pump and air valves in the box to lessen the noise. This one is far better than I anticipated! It could easily run a small fish room. For a solid working, quiet pump, this is about as good as it gets. The pressure isn't as great as I hoped. The current from the bubble wand is softer but its still a current.

  • VIVOSUN 332 GPH Air Pump 14W 4 Outlet 21L/min for Aquarium and Hydroponic Systems
  • PREMIUM Materials and Heat Control: Pump dissipates heat more effectively with aluminum heat-radiating plates, delivering excellent, long-lasting performance with high-quality aluminum construction and non-slip base
  • MAXIMUM Air Pressure and Volume: VIVOSUN's 14W electromagnetic motor produces strong air pressure (over 0.037 MPa) and sends a large volume of air to 4 adjustable valve outlets (compatible with 1/4" air lines), enough airflow for multiple air dispersion elements
  • LEAVE RUNNING 24/7: Innovative material engineering on the steel engine cylinder and piston makes this pump energy-efficient and highly resistant to degradation so you can leave it going 24/7
  • QUIET SOLUTION for Hydroponics and Aquarium: Pump's oil-free motor lubrication, low noise generation (under 60 decibels) and 1.4m power cord make it the ideal pump for oxygenating an aquarium or plant roots in a hydroponics systems without causing disturbance
  • TOP PERFORMANCE: Pumping 21 liters of air per minute (5.5 gallons 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
  • It is normal for air pumps to run a bit hot due to the high air pressure: this is nothing to worry about, but you may set up a fan to cool it if you wish.
  • Made by integral moulding of thickened aluminum alloy for heat control.
  • Speed switch-air flow controller for different use.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The VIVOSUN AP-15
  • Pump Power
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

VIVOSUN AP-15 Final Thoughts

"Now close to the glass."

The stone is very heavy, so it is easy to position and stays put where you want it. If that is true-then no wonder this is pretty quiet! This one is far better than I anticipated! The pump is so powerful that it pushed off the connection tube several times. I have two of these running in my kitchen and my living room is right next to it. If that is true-then no wonder this is pretty quiet! But if it's in another room, it’s not bad at all.

Overall Score
4.5


(282 Points)

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