Editor's Choice - Our Favorite U-picks Aquarium Air Pumps

1. U-picks Mini Aquarium Air Pump Kit for 1-15 Gallon Fish Tank,The Quietest Air Pump with Accessories

User Ratings: 74 4

U-picks First Impressions

"It runs hot though."

Considering the warranty and performance, I upgraded my rating by 2 stars. I honestly wasn't expecting that much of a difference but man was I surprised. I'd say this pump would be loud if it were used in the same room as you. Make sure the hose is connected well. Seems very well built, does as advertised. It could easily run a small fish room. I like these, great deal for the price.

  • U-picks Mini Aquarium Air Pump Kit for 1-15 Gallon Fish Tank,The Quietest Air Pump with Accessories
  • ✅The mini air pump is specially designed for 1-15 gallon fish tanks.with 2 silicon air tube, 2 air stone, 1 check valve and 1 suction cup. Including all necessary accessories.
  • ✅Full copper motor,build in a thin piezoelectric ceramic plate, unlike traditional air pump, it is effectively reducing the noise when its working. Sound Less Than 35db,sounds like mosquitoes flying.
  • ✅Low Power Consumption - Power Consumption Of This Oxygen Pump Is Only 1W, With Flow Rate 450Ml/Min, High Energy Saving.
  • ✅Stable Performance - Oxygen Air Pump Is Stable Performance, Is Ideal For Small And Medium-Sized Fish Tank Plus Oxygen.
  • ✅Our warehouse is in the United States and the goods are delivered locally. you can also choose "Expedited Shipping ", in 3-5 days to your hand, you only need a little cost! "ADD TO CART NOW "Let your fish play happily in the oxygen-filled water.
  • Manufacture: Basiney
  • Editor's Impressions Of The U-picks
  • Pump Power
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

U-picks Final Thoughts

"Its pretty quiet."

Colbert, the reviewer above, for explaining how to do this. I use them in my Tilapia tanks and Koi pond. The first lasted about two years when one side decided to put out less air. I have one running to sponge filters in a tank and it pushing a nice air flow. It's the second one of this model I’ve owned. It just sounds like a large freezer. It pumps out enough air to keep millions of air bubbles going in this 200g+ Aquarium!

Overall Score
4.5


(753 Points)

2. UPMCT Aquarium Air Pump with Dual Outlet Adjustable Air Valve, Ultra Silent Oxygen Air Pump with Acc...

User Ratings: 74 3

UPMCT First Impressions

"I got 2 of these."

I didn't think I’d be impressed by an air pump but I’m pleasantly surprised. It pumps out enough air to keep millions of air bubbles going in this 200g+ Aquarium! This happened to me with this unit. For now, I'd say I would gladly buy another. Its been on 24 hours a day for about 5 days. I have two of these running in my kitchen and my living room is right next to it. This would be the fourth attempt to satisfy my needs and my ears.

  • UPMCT Aquarium Air Pump with Dual Outlet Adjustable Air Valve, Ultra Silent Oxygen Air Pump with Accessories Air Stones Silicone Tube Check Valves, Suitable for 1-80 Gallon Tank
  • Efficiency: 3Watt, Maximum flow rate: 2.5L/min * 2, Pressure: 0.02Mpa, Sound: 20-40dB
  • 【Aquarium Air Pump with Dual Outlets】It is easy to insert multiple fish tanks or aquariums through the silicone tube on the double outlets. The length of the trachea and the position of the aquarium do not affect the airflow, and the air will flow through the connected equipment as needed.
  • 【Adjustable Flow Rate, Suitable for 1-80 Gallon Tank】According to the size of tanks, adjust the flow rate, which help your fish thrive in the oxygen-rich environment. The best specifications tanks for home or office applications are between 1 to 60 gallons, and the sound of the aquarium air pump will be limited between 20-40 decibels. With the increase of flow rate, the sound will gradually increase from low to high, and the maximum volume of tank able to 80 gallons.
  • 【Anti-noise and Shockproof】Driven by piezoelectric ceramic plates, inorganic oil and other pollutants. The air pump has a slight vibration during operation due to its’ working principle. In that case, we have added 4 rubber feet on the base to absorb the noise generated by the friction. And put it on a blanket or mouse pad, which able to keep it quieter.
  • 【Complete Accessories】We provide 2 check valves, 2 air stones, 6.6 ft silicone tubing for cutting. If you do not install the check valve, please make sure to set the air pump above the water tank to prevent back siphoning.
  • Manufacture: UPMCT
  • Product Dimensions: 4.3 x 2.4 x 2 inches; 7.5 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The UPMCT
  • Pump Power
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

UPMCT Final Thoughts

"So does this one!"

Seems very well built, does as advertised. I didn't think I’d be impressed by an air pump but I’m pleasantly surprised. Sometimes stopping all together if the water is full. It could easily run a small fish room. The company made it right and took care of me. I guarantee the fan will help it's shelf life. The pump works very well in my 75G tank.

Overall Score
4.6


(1042 Points)

3. 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
  • Pump Power
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

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)

4. 20 - 60 Gallon Aquarium Air Pump by Aquaculture

User Ratings: 71

AQUA CULTURE First Impressions

"Value for money."

I figured it would give me enough air to power 4 or 5. This runs pretty darn quiet for a high output air pump. Though the 18W model isn't so loud that it can only be used outside. And check the filter often, at least every two- 3 weeks. I just cleaned my 20 tank for the first time in, well too long. Make sure the hose is connected well. The first time I ordered this product, it did not work properly.

  • 20 - 60 Gallon Aquarium Air Pump by Aquaculture
  • Double Outlet
  • 20 - 60 gallons
  • Pumps up to 2800cc per minute
  • Works up to 6 devices at once
  • Never needs oil
  • Manufacture: Aqua Culture
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.7 x 5.8 inches; 2 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The AQUA CULTURE
  • Pump Power
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

AQUA CULTURE Final Thoughts

"This pump is VERY quiet!"

All the reviews from all the different models are lumped together. 5 Watts, Fusion 700 rated at 6 watts,Whisper 300 rated at 7. If it craps out anytime soon, I'll update the review. It didn't blow air out that line, while it still had a little water in the unit! We can hear the tank bubbles, but nothing noisy from the pumps at all. Its been on 24 hours a day for about 5 days. Larger tank owners won't have my issues.

Overall Score
4.6


(16 Points)

5. hygger 10W Powerful Aquarium Air Pump with Dual Outlets, Adjustable Flow Quiet Fish Tank Air Pump Ox...

User Ratings: 83 7

hygger First Impressions

"Install was simple."

I have one running to sponge filters in a tank and it pushing a nice air flow. You MUST use a fan with this pump or it will def burn out or lose pressure. I found calcium deposits were clogging the bottom where the air was supposed to exit. I have been in the hobby for 20+ years and this is the best air pump! It's the second one of this model I’ve owned. Save some money by not having to replace your air pumps every year! And one to the additional accessories for extra oxygen output only.

  • hygger 10W Powerful Aquarium Air Pump with Dual Outlets, Adjustable Flow Quiet Fish Tank Air Pump Oxygen Aerator Bubbler for 55-600 Gallon Tank
  • Excellent Performance - Hygger 10W fish tank air pump with a powerful motor yet only uses 10 watt offering 16 liters of air per minute which is about 256 gph, UL-Listed, reliable and low consumption, able to run for multiple air stones, protein skimmers and sponge filters
  • Instant, Stable Airflow - This Strong Aquarium Air Pump with 2 outlets pumps out strong airflow to dissolve sufficient oxygen for your aquarium up to 6 feet deep, can be used for tanks from 55 to 600 gallons, up to 4 applications
  • Super Quiet - Baffle chamber with rubber suction cups reduce noises, 10w air pump runs quietly that you can barely hear the humming unless you put your ears to it. Maximum level up to 30 decibels
  • Airflow Adjustable - Control knob on the top where you can adjust the volume of air flow to optimize the performance of your air pump drive equipment (Note: turn the knob half way at minimum setting) , 2 outlets fit for 3/16” standard airline tubing (PS: air tubing not included)
  • Widely Applications - This large air pump measures 7.5 x 5.1 x 3.9 inches and weighs 2.5 pounds, ideal for freshwater and saltwater aquariums, hydropnics and koi ponds
  • Four suction cups helps air pump to stay in place and reduce much noises
  • Control knob to adjust the volume of air flow
  • Two outlets support two and more aquariums simultaneously
  • Manufacture: hygger
  • Editor's Impressions Of The hygger
  • Pump Power
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

hygger Final Thoughts

"Great air pump."

And one to the additional accessories for extra oxygen output only. It makes the perfect size bubbles and the fish love it. Works well in my 75 gal tank running a 36 inch bubble stick! Overall seems like a good air pump. Otherwise, I would buy another one. My 20H tank is in my office, 3 feet away from my desk. I had the Whisper models and they were way too high in emissions.

Overall Score
4.6


(301 Points)

6. Aqua Culture 5 - 15 Gallon Single Outlet Aquarium Air Pump with Check Valve. Easy To Set Up. Air Out...

User Ratings: 63 23

AQUA CULTURE First Impressions

"A little noisy."

The rubber feet dampen most anything that the sealed pump doesn't cover. All the reviews from all the different models are lumped together. I have two of these running in my kitchen and my living room is right next to it. Pay a bit more but the quality is worth it. This would be the fourth attempt to satisfy my needs and my ears. It has one air outlet so i used a spliter& ran a tube to each end of bubbler. I use this on a 5-way valve for a 75 gallon tank.

  • Aqua Culture 5 - 15 Gallon Single Outlet Aquarium Air Pump with Check Valve. Easy To Set Up. Air Output Up To 1200cc Per Minute. (For 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 Gallon Fish Tanks)
  • FOR 5-15 GALLON AQUARIUMS. Powerful aquarium air pump with single outlet for 5-15 gallon tanks.
  • Check valve included to prevent the siphoning of water into the pump in the event of a power outage.
  • Quiet, energy-efficient motor. Rubber insulated for quiet operation. Never needs lubricating.
  • Air output up to 1200cc/minute. UL listed. Can be used with up to 3 air-powered devices. Works with bubble stones, action ornaments, and under-gravel filters.
  • COMPLETE SATISFACTION GUARANTEE. Go ahead and make the decision to order now. Your complete satisfaction is guaranteed.
  • Manufacture: Aqua Culture
  • Product Dimensions: 4.7 x 3.4 x 2.2 inches; 8 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The AQUA CULTURE
  • Pump Power
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

AQUA CULTURE Final Thoughts

"This is a quiet pump."

I started to write a poor review of the pump. The pump works well when there is no defects. The current from the circle is so strong circulation is not a issue! I'm not going to knock the product for my own paranoia though. This would be the fourth attempt to satisfy my needs and my ears. Push once for On and hold down for 5 seconds for off. I'm sure it would run a much larger bubble stick also.

Overall Score
3.8


(6 Points)

7. NEWKOSEA 12W 254GPH Aquarium Air Pump Oxygen Pump 4 Outlets Ultra Quiet with Adjustable Air Flow for...

User Ratings: 47 20

NEWKOSEA First Impressions

"This is plenty of air."

The stone is very heavy, so it is easy to position and stays put where you want it. Yes it obviously makes some noise-but not at all as much as I was anticipating. The pump works well when there is no defects. Use large Air Stone Bars for giant columns of air bubbles. A simple piece of foam under the unit solved that. I'll definitely get a few more for my other tanks. Push once for On and hold down for 5 seconds for off.

  • NEWKOSEA 12W 254GPH Aquarium Air Pump Oxygen Pump 4 Outlets Ultra Quiet with Adjustable Air Flow for 30 to 125 Gallon Tank
  • Designed to add water movement and oxygen in aquarium to increase the health of water and give your fish a comfortable environment, improving the overall health of the aquarium.
  • Super quiet & Low power consumption: This air pump has a multi-level muffler to guarantee ultra-quiet operation, less than 32dB, which will not disturb your sleep, work or the inhabitants in the aquarium
  • Two Outlets: it comes with standard USA type plug, designed with 2 outlets, so it supports provide oxygen to two fish tanks simultaneously(single tank size less than 30 gallon). You also can put them together in one fish tank to produce more oxygen and bubbles according to your needs, fit for fish tanks from 20-gallon to 75-gallon
  • Adjustable air flow: It has a adjustable rotating dial on the back to control the air flow output, a higher setting generates more air and bubbles, but will certainly increase the noise level a little bit.
  • Power:12W; Exhaust: 2 x 4.5L/min which is about 142 GPH; Pressure: 0.02Mpa, Perfect for both Freshwater and Marine Aquariums.
  • Manufacture: NEWKOSEA
  • Editor's Impressions Of The NEWKOSEA
  • Pump Power
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

NEWKOSEA Final Thoughts

"Great value."

I was going to buy 3 small air pumps to power 9 sponge filters when I saw this pump. The pump works well when there is no defects. If it craps out anytime soon, I'll update the review. I cleaned the sponge and hooked it all back up, hardly any air was coming out. I have this in our small aquarium with an LED bubble stone. Sometimes stopping all together if the water is full. Larger tank owners won't have my issues.

Overall Score
3.7


(33 Points)

8. Million Air Pump 80

User Ratings: 55 21

Million Air MA80 First Impressions

"If you are a pond owner."

I have 3 of them on different surfaces. Highly recommend if you desire HIGH air output on several tubing lines! I was currently using 2 Whispers and they were anything but whispering. The first lasted about two years when one side decided to put out less air. This air pump is quiet and well worth the price the listing is going for. It really is pretty quiet- once you unclog the air pathway. Highly recommend if you desire HIGH air output on several tubing lines!

  • Million Air Pump 80
  • Extremely quiet
  • Low energy consumption
  • High air flow output
  • For aquarium 5-20 gallons
  • Manufacture: Commodity Axis
  • Product Dimensions: 3.5 x 2.25 x 2.1 inches; 4 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Million Air MA80
  • Pump Power
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Million Air MA80 Final Thoughts

"Insert T-valve."

Seems very well built, does as advertised. The reviews sold me on this product but I was still skeptical​. Otherwise, I would buy another one. The first time I ordered this product, it did not work properly. I did notice that it tends to run very loudly and hot. A white tail deer can hear a whisper 75 yards away! Don't be startled if you test it without oxygen tubes, It is Very noisy!

Overall Score
3.4


(10 Points)

9. 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)

10. 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)

Copyright © 2021 Rob Aquatics — Primer Child WordPress theme by GoDaddy