Editor's Choice - Our Favorite VIVOSUN Aquarium Air Pumps

1. VIVOSUN 317-1750GPH Commercial Air Pump 20W-102W, 18L-110L/min, 4-12 Outlets Air Pumps for Aquarium ...

User Ratings: 71 6

VIVOSUN AP-45 First Impressions

"Now close to the glass."

If you leave one open, it makes noise. Its been on 24 hours a day for about 5 days. I knew I had to try something else. I have one running to sponge filters in a tank and it pushing a nice air flow. I just cleaned my 20 tank for the first time in, well too long. Just bought and started using it a few days ago. After nearly 5 months of use, it stop pumping air.

  • VIVOSUN 317-1750GPH Commercial Air Pump 20W-102W, 18L-110L/min, 4-12 Outlets Air Pumps for Aquarium and Hydroponic Systems
  • PREMIUM MATERIALS & GREAT HEAT CONTROL: This pump dissipates heat more effectively with aluminum-alloy heat-radiating plates, and delivers excellent, long-lasting performance with an high-quality aluminum manifold and 100% copper outlet nozzle
  • Maximum Air Pressure and Air Volume: VIVOSUN's powerful 32W electromagnetic motor produces exceptional air pressure (over 0.02 mpa) and sends a huge volume of air to the 6 adjustable valve outlets (compatible with 1/4" air lines)
  • Set it and Forget it: Innovative material engineering on the steel engine cylinder and piston makes this pump perfectly energy-efficient and highly resistant to wear-and-tear so you can leave it going 24/7; recommended for outdoor use
  • Quiet solution for hydroponics and fish tanks: This model's oil-free motor lubrication, low noise generation (under 60 decibels) and 1.5 m power cord make it the ideal pump for oxygenating an aquarium or plant roots in a hydroponics systems
  • TOP PERFORMANCE: Pumping 60 liters of air per minute (16 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.
  • This pump comes with a short length of piping to connect the pump to the manifold, but air-line tubing from the manifold to your system is not included.
  • Made by integral moulding of thickened aluminum alloy for heat control.
  • Manufacture: VIVOSUN
  • Editor's Impressions Of The VIVOSUN AP-45
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VIVOSUN AP-45 Final Thoughts

"Excellent pump."

I just cleaned my 20 tank for the first time in, well too long. I'd say this pump would be loud if it were used in the same room as you. It has two places to hook up tubing to. I have this in our small aquarium with an LED bubble stone. The stone is very heavy, so it is easy to position and stays put where you want it. I have to unplug it every time I want to shut it off. I did notice that it tends to run very loudly and hot.

Overall Score
4.4


(2245 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated VIVOSUN Aquarium Air Pumps

2. 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
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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)

3. VIVOSUN 285 GPH Air Pump 9.5W 4 Outlet 18 Liter/Min for Aquarium and Hydroponic Systems

User Ratings: 68 6

VIVOSUN AP-10 First Impressions

"Whisper 10 rated at 1."

I guarantee the fan will help it's shelf life. I currently have it in a closet to grow aquatic plants and brine shrimp. I have this in our small aquarium with an LED bubble stone. All the reviews from all the different models are lumped together. Pump is basically silent when both airlines are attached. I have two of these running in my kitchen and my living room is right next to it. I have 3 of them on different surfaces.

  • VIVOSUN 285 GPH Air Pump 9.5W 4 Outlet 18 Liter/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 9.5W electromagnetic motor produces strong air pressure (over 0.035 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 18 liters of air per minute (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-10
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VIVOSUN AP-10 Final Thoughts

"This is both."

Kudo to them for backing up their product. I had the Whisper models and they were way too high in emissions. I put a nice little fan next to mine and it now runs much cooler! Adjustable air flow settings which is new to me on a air pump but very convenient. They don't even vibrate the old school plastic tank hanger mounts they sit on. My first one may have been a lemon. So I run two of these with gang valves on my 55 gallon tall living room tank.

Overall Score
4.3


(107 Points)

4. VIVOSUN 80GPH Battery Air Pump AC/DC, Dual-Jet Oxygen Pump with LCD Screen Check Valve Accessories f...

User Ratings: 71 5

VIVOSUN First Impressions

"FOUR STARS."

I have it running 8 different sponge filters at high rate! Make sure the hose is connected well. Provides proper wattage for all my accessories. The pressure isn't as great as I hoped. Otherwise, I would buy another one. The company made it right and took care of me. It still works internally, but no air.

  • VIVOSUN 80GPH Battery Air Pump AC/DC, Dual-Jet Oxygen Pump with LCD Screen Check Valve Accessories for Aquarium and Hydroponic Systems…
  • CLASSIC DESIGN: Cool wave texture on the body adds an elegant, fashionable design to your home; Freely 18 adjustable pressure levels for different demands; Max flow of up to 80 GPH for dual-jet functionality
  • LARGE LCD SCREEN: Constructed with a large, stylish, and convenient LCD screen compared with other air pumps; Easy to read and use with Auto-Lock function
  • DUAL POWER SUPPLIES: Can use both AC/DC power supplies so it will continue to pump in the case of some power outage; AC Power: 100 – 240V; DC Power: 5V
  • STEADY AIR FLOW OUTPUT: Air pressure: 0.118 Mpa (Single Jet); Max flow: 40 GPH (Single Jet); Battery capacity: 4400 mAH
  • MULTIPLE WORKING MODES: Has 4 independent operation modes for a variety of uses; In case of a power outage, this air pump will begin intermittent operation to save energy and to continue operation
  • Manufacture: VIVOSUN
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VIVOSUN Final Thoughts

"Great for hydroponics."

In fact I can hear the bubbles from the water more than the pump itself. This thing has plenty of power for my needs. Don't be startled if you test it without oxygen tubes, It is Very noisy! It didn't blow air out that line, while it still had a little water in the unit! If you leave one open, it makes noise. I put a wire tie Tightly over the tube and barbs and it's perfect. Buzzing, humming, vibrating- they were driving me nuts!

Overall Score
4.4


(69 Points)

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5. VIVOSUN Air Pump 35W 50L/min 6 Outlet Commercial Air Pump for Aquarium and Hydroponic Systems

User Ratings: 56 9

VIVOSUN First Impressions

"Works great and is quiet."

Super quiet, lots of power and looks super sleek. Pump is basically silent when both airlines are attached. I will just keep the old one for parts should I need it. This is the second pump I have bought in the series. But if it's in another room, it’s not bad at all. I just cleaned my 20 tank for the first time in, well too long. Kudo to them for backing up their product.

  • VIVOSUN Air Pump 35W 50L/min 6 Outlet Commercial Air Pump for Aquarium and Hydroponic Systems
  • PREMIUM MATERIALS & GREAT HEAT CONTROL: This pump dissipates heat more effectively with aluminum-alloy heat-radiating plates, and delivers excellent, long-lasting performance with an high-quality manifold and outlet nozzle
  • Maximum Air Pressure and Air Volume: VIVOSUN's powerful 35W electromagnetic motor produces exceptional air pressure (over 0.028 mpa) and sends a huge volume of air to the 6 adjustable valve outlets
  • Set it and Forget it: Innovative material engineering on the steel engine cylinder and piston makes this pump perfectly energy-efficient and highly resistant to wear-and-tear so you can leave it going 24/7; recommended for outdoor use
  • Quiet solution for hydroponics and fish tanks: This model's oil-free motor lubrication, low noise generation (under 55 decibels) and 1.5 m power cord make it the ideal pump for oxygenating an aquarium or plant roots in a hydroponics systems
  • TOP PERFORMANCE: Pumping 50 liters of air 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
  • Manufacture: VIVOSUN
  • Item Weight: 3.44 pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The VIVOSUN
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VIVOSUN Final Thoughts

"Be advised!"

We can hear the tank bubbles, but nothing noisy from the pumps at all. Almost all people will be highly satisfied with this unit. The pressure isn't as great as I hoped. Highly recommend if you desire HIGH air output on several tubing lines! Otherwise, I would buy another one. Adjustable air flow settings which is new to me on a air pump but very convenient. I set up 2 more and still all the control valve are not open 100%.

Overall Score
4.1


(31 Points)

6. VIVOSUN Air Pump 3W 6L/min 2 Outlet Commercial Air Pump for Aquarium and Hydroponic Systems

User Ratings: 56 11

VIVOSUN First Impressions

"Works great and is quiet."

Considering the warranty and performance, I upgraded my rating by 2 stars. I was currently using 2 Whispers and they were anything but whispering. This would be the fourth attempt to satisfy my needs and my ears. Super quiet, lots of power and looks super sleek. I added a check valve to my airline tubing and works as expected. I'd say this pump would be loud if it were used in the same room as you. My first one may have been a lemon.

  • VIVOSUN Air Pump 3W 6L/min 2 Outlet Commercial Air Pump for Aquarium and Hydroponic Systems
  • High-quality materials and excellent heat control: the pump effectively dissipates heat through the body and provides excellent long-lasting performance through high-quality manifolds and outlet nozzles
  • UNIQUE DESIGN :Oil-less lubricated design, the compressed air is purified.Ideal to provide oxygen in aqariums, fish farms and hydroponic systems with 2 outlets
  • Quiet solution for hydroponics and fish tanks: This model's oil-free motor lubrication, low noise generation (under 40 decibels) make it the ideal pump for oxygenating an aquarium or plant roots in a hydroponics systems
  • 【Warranty】: Super durable & reusable; Comes with 12-month warranty; Any problems with the item you received, please contact us without hesitation
  • Manufacture: VIVOSUN
  • Editor's Impressions Of The VIVOSUN
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VIVOSUN Final Thoughts

"The bubbles are amazing!"

They generate a TON of air and last a long long time. Its been on 24 hours a day for about 5 days. I hung it so its not touching anything. However Once you plug it to the Oxy tubes it is Silent! It just sounds like a large freezer. I was currently using 2 Whispers and they were anything but whispering. But this one has no noticeable sounds.

Overall Score
4.2


(31 Points)

7. 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)

8. Pawfly 254-285 GPH Commercial Air Pump 2-4 Outlets Manifold Quiet Oxygen Aerator Pump for Aquarium P...

User Ratings: 79 3

Pawfly First Impressions

"It has a strong current!"

And there are fixes around all of it. I knew I had to try something else. I found calcium deposits were clogging the bottom where the air was supposed to exit. The new unit works fine as a secondary air pump in a 75 gallon fresh water aquarium. I was going to buy 3 small air pumps to power 9 sponge filters when I saw this pump. Larger tank owners won't have my issues. I cleaned the sponge and hooked it all back up, hardly any air was coming out.

  • Pawfly 254-285 GPH Commercial Air Pump 2-4 Outlets Manifold Quiet Oxygen Aerator Pump for Aquarium Pond/Outdoor Fishing
  • Lots of Air: Dual Outlets deliver 285 gallon per hour for fish breath or root growth with 8.5 W low consumption. Max Pressure: 0.025 MPa.
  • For Emergency: Built-in 1 pack of replaceable 4,000 mAh lithium battery provides up to 6 h continuous working time or 40 h intermittent working when power outage. 3 battery pack slots allow you to add 2 more pack if needed.
  • AC/DC Power Supply: With AC 110-240V universal wall adapter, it can be used as in multiple countries and regions. Moreover, it can also be used DC 12V cigarette lighter power supply in your car.
  • 2 Working Modes: One button easy operation system, long press 3-5s to start, press again to switch mode.The default continuous mode for steady air flow output while the intermittent mode is great for saving energy.
  • Extra Silent: Extremely quiet operation with multi-level internal muffler. 4 shockproof rubber pads help reduce noise and keep it steady. Put the pump in a cabinet or under a proctective cover when used outdoors.
  • Manufacture: Pawfly
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Pawfly
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Pawfly Final Thoughts

"It's as like as two peas."

Sometimes stopping all together if the water is full. Seems very well built, does as advertised. I have one running to sponge filters in a tank and it pushing a nice air flow. If it craps out anytime soon, I'll update the review. I didn't think I’d be impressed by an air pump but I’m pleasantly surprised. The pressure isn't as great as I hoped. Though the 18W model isn't so loud that it can only be used outside.

Overall Score
4.6


(496 Points)

9. EcoPlus 29 GPH (140 LPH, 2.8W) Air Pump w/ 1 Outlet | Aquarium, Fish Tank, Fountain, Pond, Hydroponi...

User Ratings: 48 17

EcoPlus 728290 First Impressions

"But it was still working!"

Push once for On and hold down for 5 seconds for off. But if it's in another room, it’s not bad at all. The air being pumped out can be quite warm as well. I started to write a poor review of the pump. It makes the perfect size bubbles and the fish love it. The current from the circle is so strong circulation is not a issue! Pump is basically silent when both airlines are attached.

  • EcoPlus 29 GPH (140 LPH, 2.8W) Air Pump w/ 1 Outlet | Aquarium, Fish Tank, Fountain, Pond, Hydroponics
  • 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
  • The EcoPlus Supreme Air Pumps are great for providing oxygen to hydroponic systems
  • Manufacture: EcoPlus
  • Item Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Product Dimensions: 4.02 x 2.68 x 7.95 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The EcoPlus 728290
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EcoPlus 728290 Final Thoughts

"It is good and quiet."

Apparently the dome shape plays a significant role in noise reduction. The pump works very well in my 75G tank. I'm using it for small start-up hydroponic system. A white tail deer can hear a whisper 75 yards away! The pump is so powerful that it pushed off the connection tube several times. Colbert, the reviewer above, for explaining how to do this. These work better than any of the others I have tried in my price point.

Overall Score
3.7


(15 Points)

10. QUDO Quiet Seashell Aquarium Air Pump for 10 Gallon Small Fish Tank Whisper Aquarium Air Pump Kit wi...

User Ratings: 29

QUDO AP01-LV First Impressions

"The dial never turns off."

A simple piece of foam under the unit solved that. However Once you plug it to the Oxy tubes it is Silent! And one to the additional accessories for extra oxygen output only. In fact I can hear the bubbles from the water more than the pump itself. All the reviews from all the different models are lumped together. This pump cost a bit more than the small quite ones but is way more powerful. The stone is very heavy, so it is easy to position and stays put where you want it.

  • QUDO Quiet Seashell Aquarium Air Pump for 10 Gallon Small Fish Tank Whisper Aquarium Air Pump Kit with Accessories Air Stone Check Valve and Air Tube Mini Air Pump Freshwater,2W
  • 【Tiny Seashell Design】- Unique Green Seashell look perfectly fits your underwater world,say bye to boring aquarium equipment. Tiny dimension and definitely light weight makes it a ready-to-go aquarium necessity. (4.33 X 3.74 X 3.74, 0.42Ib)"
  • 【Ultra Silent】- Compare with other air pump with working sound over 40Ib, our Mini Seashell Air Pump, with 25Ib working sound (Just like a ticking watch) provides you a comfy rest,work and study environment.
  • 【Adequate Air Output】-2W,0.5L/min,0.015mpa.Suitable for 10 Gallon small freshwater or marine fish tank.
  • 【Complete Air Pump Kit】- All Accessories included: Green Seashell Air Pump X 1, Sturdy Air Tube X 1, Check valve X 1, Air Stone X 1. power cord and air tube that are long enough for you to install it easily.
  • 【Easy to Install】- Connect the air tube with the check valve and the air stone.Connect the air tube with the air pump and then put the tube into the tank. Just plug in and you're good to go. Pretty friendly to aquarium newbie.
  • Manufacture: QUDO
  • Product Dimensions: 3.15 x 3.15 x 1.18 inches; 5.61 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The QUDO AP01-LV
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QUDO AP01-LV Final Thoughts

"It is so clean."

Otherwise, I would buy another one. One of the best pump design I've own. Hardly noticeable that it is running for an aquarium air pump. They generate a TON of air and last a long long time. For a solid working, quiet pump, this is about as good as it gets. I hung it so its not touching anything. This one is far better than I anticipated!

Overall Score
3.9


(10 Points)

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