Editor's Choice - Our Favorite AquaTop Aquarium Water Pumps

1. AquaTop UV Sterilizing Pump - SP7UV

User Ratings: 59 6

AquaTop AQUATOP-SP7-UV First Impressions

"I'm pleased."

I am very pleased after a week of it running constantly. I ordered this pump for some minor jobs unrelated to the basement. I have over 17 tanks so water changes take forever with python or buckets. I will be replacing it with a 1375 GPH pump. The pump's base is sturdy and appears well made. Works very good and it's very quite hardly makes a noise. Came with a couple basic attachments.

  • AquaTop UV Sterilizing Pump - SP7UV
  • 126 gallons per hour flow rate
  • Independent power switch for UV light
  • Suitable for both freshwater & saltwater use
  • 7 Watt UV light
  • Up to 75 gallons
  • Manufacture: Aquatop, Inc.
  • Product Dimensions: 10.25 x 3 x 3.25 inches; 2.75 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The AquaTop AQUATOP-SP7-UV
  • Pump Power [star rating='5']
  • Quality [star rating='3.8']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.5']

AquaTop AQUATOP-SP7-UV Final Thoughts

"Hope this review helps."

Came with a couple basic attachments. I BUILT ONE USING AN INTERNAL FISH FILTER THAT LAID IN THE BOTTO. Love the ability to control the flow. But i am very unhappy with the alarm as is everyone in my house. By the time were ready to pump the water back in, salt is completely mixed. The seller had a new one out to me the same day and I got it in 2 days! I just got finished setting this bad boy up and I have to say I'm highly impressed.

Overall Score
4.2

[star rating="4.2"]
(55 Points)

2. AQUANEAT 2PCS 160 GPH Aquarium Water Pump, Adjustable, Submersible Pump, Small Fountain Pump, Power ...

User Ratings: 56 4

AQUANEAT SP-A602x2 First Impressions

"Pleasently surprised!"

I am using one of these pumps on a corner matten sponge filter for a little nano 5. I changed to a 65GPH pump with good results. The pump's base is sturdy and appears well made. This pump is great,its small and you can hook to a water hose to drain. And their customer service is great. This pump will mix 30-50 gallons of salt water in about 20-30 minutes. There was still to much water flow.

  • AQUANEAT 2PCS 160 GPH Aquarium Water Pump, Adjustable, Submersible Pump, Small Fountain Pump, Power Head, for Statuary, Fish Tank, Hydroponics
  • Adjustable flow rate: With a control knob, the maximal flow rate can be up to 160GPH(600L/H); Recommend maximum lift height: 1.5 feet
  • Optional 2 outlets: Fits 5/16"or 1/2"ID (inside diameter) tubing
  • Dimension: 2.50" x 1.75" x 2" (L x W x H), mini size, easy to hide or disguise; Length of power cord: 6 feet
  • Wide application: Perfect for cat water fountain, pet fountain, aquarium, indoor tabletop fountains, spout and hydroponic systems, etc. Circulate and aerate the water, making it more attractive to your fish or turtles
  • Note: Must be completely submersed under water
  • Manufacture: AQUANEAT
  • Editor's Impressions Of The AQUANEAT SP-A602x2
  • Pump Power [star rating='3.8']
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.7']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.3']

AQUANEAT SP-A602x2 Final Thoughts

"Great for the money."

Saves having to carry buckets of water around. Quiet while running and great suction. Almost too powerful for my fountains. Great for mixing my saltwater and transfer to my display tank 30 feet away. I sent an email to the manufacturer asking if i could shut that off. It is important to keep the water bowl clean and free of debris. The effluent connector exits on the top and is pointed up.

Overall Score
4.2

[star rating="4.2"]
(67 Points)

3. JEREPET 10W 160GPH Small Fountain Water Pump Ultra Quiet Submersible Water Pumps with US Plug for Aq...

User Ratings: 66 5

JEREPET First Impressions

"I've got a 60ga tank."

Will empty 75 gallons of mixed water to my 300 gallon aquarium in about 5 minutes. I do encourage the purchase of these pumps. This pump will mix 30-50 gallons of salt water in about 20-30 minutes. This is the perfect pump for a small tabletop bubbling fountain. This pump is great,its small and you can hook to a water hose to drain. They seem to also enjoy a small water fountain and splashing in it. The pump's base is sturdy and appears well made.

  • JEREPET 10W 160GPH Small Fountain Water Pump Ultra Quiet Submersible Water Pumps with US Plug for Aquarium Fountain, Statuary, Pond,Fish Tank, Hydroponic
  • 160GPH 600L/H Submersible Water Pump, 10W aquarium circulation pump and fountain water pump,1.2 Meters max lift, 6 feet 2-core cord ,with 2 nozzles;
  • Wide Application-The Jerepet submersible pump comes with ultra quiet design and perfect durable 10W motor. perfect for use as aquarium pump, fountains pumps, statuary ,landscaping, water feature pump,waterfall pumps ,table top fountain pump,spout, pond pump, water gardens pump and hydroponic systems pump, etc;
  • Adjustable flow rate pump-designed with a adjusting knob, can adjust the water flow rate;with 4 strong rubber suction cups help to stick the pump steadily in the aquarium either vertically or horizontally;
  • Detachable & Cleanable-the pump doesn't need tools to disassemble and its very easy to clean and install;
  • Manufacture: JEREPET
  • Item Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The JEREPET
  • Pump Power [star rating='5']
  • Quality [star rating='3.5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.4']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.4']

JEREPET Final Thoughts

"Same deal."

Based upon comments the motor is prolly not consistently manufactured. It's so quiet I don't even hear anything besides the overflow now! Any pump will clog unless the fountain is kept clean. Based upon comments the motor is prolly not consistently manufactured. Serves HOB 5-gal sump with Klir roller setup+ Tunnze skimmer. JUST CARRING THREE GALL OF WATER WHERES ME OUT. This pump is great,its small and you can hook to a water hose to drain.

Overall Score
4.4

[star rating="4.4"]
(75 Points)

4. VicTsing 80 GPH (300L/H, 4W) Submersible Water Pump for Pond, Aquarium, Fish Tank Fountain Water Pum...

User Ratings: 65 8

VicTsing CAAA3-HG16 First Impressions

"Best decision ever."

Moves a lot of water, which is what I was looking for. This is the perfect pump for a small tabletop bubbling fountain. I'm using this for mixing salt and pumping water back into my tank through the sump. I really like this pump, although I would have liked a little more flow. Plant was happy and my house was cool! At least 50% less than big box store's price. The effluent connector exits on the top and is pointed up.

  • VicTsing 80 GPH (300L/H, 4W) Submersible Water Pump for Pond, Aquarium, Fish Tank Fountain Water Pump Hydroponics with 5.9' (1.8M) Power Cord
  • 【Water Flow Control】 An Adjustable Knob to control the water flow rate, so you can get just the amount of water pressure you want. Maximum flow rate: 80GPH
  • 【Ultra Quiet Design】 Come with 2 Nozzles (0.33in and 0.51in). High quality motor provides a quiet environment for you. The impeller shaft is stainless steel for long life span and corrosion resistance
  • 【Detachable and Cleanable】 No need any tools to detach it, easy to separate, easy to clean.
  • 【Suction Cup and 5.9Ft Power Cord】 Long enough cord for easy installation. 4 strong suction cups at the bottom of the pump help keep it in place, so you can stick it on the right side of the aquarium, either vertically or horizontally
  • 【Wide Application】 This submersible pump is perfect for aquarium, fountains, spout and hydroponic systems, etc. Backed by professional after-sale service within 24hrs
  • Manufacture: ODM
  • Product Dimensions: 3.43 x 3.15 x 2.17 inches; 5.3 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The VicTsing CAAA3-HG16
  • Pump Power [star rating='4.9']
  • Quality [star rating='3.9']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.2']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.4']

VicTsing CAAA3-HG16 Final Thoughts

"- Cord is a bit short."

HOSE THE YOU WILL HAVE MORE PREASURE. Unfortunately somehow, storing it over last winter, the plug has gone missing. Ended up removing pump from aquarium after 3 days of relentless noise. Make sure it's fully submerged, to protect the motor; OURS WORKS GREAT! Enough power for two tubes, good water flow. I will be replacing it with a 1375 GPH pump. I sent an email to the manufacturer asking if i could shut that off.

Overall Score
4.2

[star rating="4.2"]
(4485 Points)

5. Hygger 10W 185 GPH Submersible Water Pump for Aquarium, Fountain, Water Feature, Bird Bath with 2 No...

User Ratings: 62 11

hygger First Impressions

"Perfect fit."

Serves HOB 5-gal sump with Klir roller setup+ Tunnze skimmer. Performing water changes was messy and hard on the joints. Ordered this one and received it in one day. IT WILL PUMP 400 GPH WITH A ONE INCH NIPPLE. This brought the relative humidity up to about 64%. Will empty 75 gallons of mixed water to my 300 gallon aquarium in about 5 minutes. There was still to much water flow.

  • Hygger 10W 185 GPH Submersible Water Pump for Aquarium, Fountain, Water Feature, Bird Bath with 2 Nozzles, Max Lift 4.3ft
  • 【Multi-Functional Water Pump】Hygger water pump is compact in design and powerful in speed, built to optimize any water feature; can be used submersed or in-line in freshwater or saltwater; ideal for fountains, statuary, bird bath, water features and aquariums
  • 【185 GPH, 4.3 FT】Energy Efficient Design, this submersible fountain pump use 10 watt power to provide a maximum pumping height of 4.3 Feet, flow rate up to 185 gallon per hour
  • 【Adjustable Flow Control 】Built-In control knob allows you to create a customized water flow; Porous intake strainer catch large debris, extend service life
  • 【Very Quiet Operation】barely make noises, high performance with low energy consumption; Easy Maintenance, easy to detach and clean without using any tools
  • 【Compact and lightweight】measures 2.3" x 2.2" x 4.4", comes with 2 outlet adapter that will fit 1/2" or 3/4" or 1"inside diameter hose and 6-foot power cord (PS: hose and fountain head are not included)
  • Manufacture: Hygger
  • Item Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Size: 10W,185GPH
  • Batteries Required?: No
  • Editor's Impressions Of The hygger
  • Pump Power [star rating='4.9']
  • Quality [star rating='4.3']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.3']
  • Affordability [star rating='4']

hygger Final Thoughts

"It is made in China."

Make sure it's fully submerged, to protect the motor; OURS WORKS GREAT! I ordered this pump for some minor jobs unrelated to the basement. BUT IF YOU NEED MORE LIFT JUST USE A SMALLER I. Enough power for two tubes, good water flow. Make sure it's fully submerged, to protect the motor; OURS WORKS GREAT! Enough power for two tubes, good water flow. Quiet and flows well for a pump that is only a couple inches in size.

Overall Score
4.1

[star rating="4.1"]
(95 Points)

6. KEDSUM 930GPH Submersible Water Pump(3500L/H, 92W), Ultra Quiet Submersible Pump with 10.5ft High Li...

User Ratings: 63 12

KEDSUM First Impressions

"Or super glue."

The smaller waterfalls are run by another one of these on a split line. Love the ability to control the flow. Unfortunately somehow, storing it over last winter, the plug has gone missing. So I connect a pump to tubing and run to a drain. Quiet and flows well for a pump that is only a couple inches in size. Will empty 75 gallons of mixed water to my 300 gallon aquarium in about 5 minutes. This is the perfect pump for a small tabletop bubbling fountain.

  • KEDSUM 930GPH Submersible Water Pump(3500L/H, 92W), Ultra Quiet Submersible Pump with 10.5ft High Lift, Aquarium Pump with 5.9ft Power Cord, 3 Nozzles for Aquarium
  • ★New Dry Burning Protection Function: Adding the function which withstand 24 hours dry burning. Smart Control, dry running automaticly cut power. No need to worry about there is not enough or no water in your fish tank when out for a short trip.
  • ★100% submersible: With bottom suction trainer, pumping water as low as 1.18in. A multi-functional Submersible pump=Add water+Change water+Circulating water+Sucking fish manure
  • ★Powerful Speed Flow: Max Flow Rate: 930 GPH per hour(3500L/H), Max Lift height: up to 10.5 Feet.(Length of power cord:1.8M=5.9ft)
  • ★Ultra Quiet & Safe:This water pump is designed for reliability and ultra-quiet operation to provide years of service,energy-saving and low power consumption. The pump motor is sealed with high-quality resin and has better insulation performance, which can effectively prevent water leakage and Electric leakage.
  • ★3 Outlet Adapters: Equipped with 3 Outlet Adapters, one is 0.6inch,one is 0.75inch ,and the other is 0.87inch, providing a different water flow as you desired. This submersible pump is ideal for fresh-water, salt-water, can be applied in aquarium, fountains, spout, hydroponic and pond.
  • Manufacture: KEDSUM
  • Editor's Impressions Of The KEDSUM
  • Pump Power [star rating='4.8']
  • Quality [star rating='3.7']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.7']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.5']

KEDSUM Final Thoughts

"Perfect fit."

The trick to making it last is to keep debris and algae out of it. I am very pleased after a week of it running constantly. I am using one of these pumps on a corner matten sponge filter for a little nano 5. Enough power for two tubes, good water flow. I just got finished setting this bad boy up and I have to say I'm highly impressed. The trick to making it last is to keep debris and algae out of it. It's so quiet I don't even hear anything besides the overflow now!

Overall Score
4.1

[star rating="4.1"]
(237 Points)

7. Knifel Submersible Pump 1320GPH Ultra Quiet with Dry Burning Protection 16.4ft High Lift for Fountai...

User Ratings: 38

Knifel First Impressions

"Just to have on hand."

This pump works great for my sugar kettle fountain. Eventually, I had the hose squirting water on the inside of the right pane of glass. I really like this pump, although I would have liked a little more flow. Love the ability to control the flow. Plugged it in and gave it a couple of seconds. Other than that the pump works great. No more trying to lift a 5ga bucket full of water!

  • Knifel Submersible Pump 1320GPH Ultra Quiet with Dry Burning Protection 16.4ft High Lift for Fountains, Hydroponics, Ponds, Aquariums & More……
  • 【ULTRA-QUIET DESIGN & LONG LIFE】In order to keep the pump quiet and have a longer life, increased the cost by using high quality rotor and 100% pure copper,make the pump quiet & long life.
  • 【DRY BURNNING PROTECTION】Considering that the users will forget to add water, we have added a temperature control protection switch inside the pump. When the pump is running-dry, it will automatically cut off the power when the temperature of pump is high,360-hour dry burnning protection,Don't worry that there is no water in your fountain, which will cause the pump to burn out.
  • 【HIGH PERFORMANCE】 After a period of use you will find out that our water pump is "High flow rate, Low power consumption,Energy-saving &long life".11.5ft power cord makes you easy to place the pump.
  • 【WIDE APPLICATION】:Circulate and aerate the water, making it more attractive to your fish or turtles. This submersible pump is perfect for aquarium, fountains, spout and hydroponic systems, etc. Backed by professional after-sale service within 24hrs
  • 【DETACHABLE & CLEANABLE】 No need any tools to detach it, easy to seperate, easy to clean.
  • Manufacture: Knifel
  • Item Weight: 6.33 pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Knifel
  • Pump Power [star rating='4.3']
  • Quality [star rating='4.3']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.3']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.5']

Knifel Final Thoughts

"I save SO much time now."

Make sure it's fully submerged, to protect the motor; OURS WORKS GREAT! Unfortunately, it doesn't come with a tube. Overall I was surprised how light it is, maybe 2-3 lbs. It's powerful but quiet which I love. Might be a good idea for them to figure out how to ship the tubing more reliably. It is a definite asset to the outdoor space. I will be replacing it with a 1375 GPH pump.

Overall Score
4.4

[star rating="4.4"]
(3 Points)

8. Lefunpets 79GPH Submersible Water Pump(300L/H, 5W), Quiet Mini Aquarium Water Pump with 6.5 Feet Pow...

User Ratings: 43 20

Lefunpets First Impressions

"Great product."

The water refill only takes a couple minutes. This brought the relative humidity up to about 64%. One of the best purchases I've ever! No more back breaking effort with 5 gallon bucks. It raised the temperature of my water by about 10°. I've been buying pumps from Home Depot only to have them continually go out. HOSE THE YOU WILL HAVE MORE PREASURE.

  • Lefunpets 79GPH Submersible Water Pump(300L/H, 5W), Quiet Mini Aquarium Water Pump with 6.5 Feet Power Cord, Fish Tank Pump for Pond Aquariums Hydroponics Fish Tank Garden Fountain Waterfall
  • 【Multifunctional Water Pump】This aquarium water pump is a multi function bottom suction pump, perfect for aquarium water change, water circulation and filtration, sucking fish manure, oxygenation. Effectively clean dirt and impurities at the bottom of the cylinder. Widely used in Aquarium Fish tank, Ponds, Fountains, Waterfalls, Hydroponic and more.
  • 【Submersible Water Pump Specifications】Watt:5W; Voltage:110-120V/60HZ. Dimensions: 3.0*2.9*2.3inch; The 6.5ft long power cord offers convenient installation; Max Flow Rate: 79GPH (300L/H), Max Lift height: up to 1.97 Feet.
  • 【Low Water Level Design】This mini submersible fish tank pump is low water level pumping design, the pumping water can be as low as 0.39 inch, and the water absorption is more thorough, 360-degree omni-directional pumping and excrement, with water entering all around, without dead corner to absorb water, solve the problem of cleaning fish tank.
  • 【Intelligent Anti-drying】Built-in thermal protector chip, intelligent anti-drying; pure copper wire, more stable power, longer service life and more energy saving.
  • 【12 Month Warranty】 We provide you with professional after-sale service within 24hrs. Comes with 12-month warranty; Any problems with the item you received, please contact us without hesitation.
  • Manufacture: Lefunpets
  • Product Dimensions: 3.7 x 3.5 x 4.3 inches; 12.48 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Lefunpets
  • Pump Power [star rating='3.1']
  • Quality [star rating='3.9']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.2']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.3']

Lefunpets Final Thoughts

"I save SO much time now."

I have over 17 tanks so water changes take forever with python or buckets. BUT IF YOU NEED MORE LIFT JUST USE A SMALLER I. Best emergency replacent I've bought for my 75gallon reef tank! Based upon comments the motor is prolly not consistently manufactured. At least 50% less than big box store's price. This first one was a little taller and worked perfectly. We start mixing when we begin the water change.

Overall Score
3.5

[star rating="3.5"]
(12 Points)

9. SUN JVP-110 Series Submersible Circulation Power Head Pump, 530 GPH, Black

User Ratings: 63 5

SUN JVP-110 First Impressions

"Works great."

By the time were ready to pump the water back in, salt is completely mixed. Will empty 75 gallons of mixed water to my 300 gallon aquarium in about 5 minutes. Pump works fine, but I definitely over bought. Mine is powerful others not so powerful, i guess. It is important to keep the water bowl clean and free of debris. When the feed buttom is pressed my unit sends a loud alarm. I BUILT ONE USING AN INTERNAL FISH FILTER THAT LAID IN THE BOTTO.

  • SUN JVP-110 Series Submersible Circulation Power Head Pump, 530 GPH, Black
  • 360 degree rotation to allow full flow directions
  • Suction cup with articulating ball joints for versatile directions
  • Totally submersible and oil-free motor to avoid pollution to the living circumstance
  • High waterproof performance ensures safety and reliability
  • Power cord: 4.5 feet
  • Included components: Pump,suction cup
  • Manufacture: sunsun
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 2 x 2 inches; 8.01 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SUN JVP-110
  • Pump Power [star rating='4.2']
  • Quality [star rating='4.2']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.2']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.3']

SUN JVP-110 Final Thoughts

"Great lift as promised."

This runs 15 hrs per day for about 4 months. Any pump will clog unless the fountain is kept clean. Some of my orchids do not do well when the relative humidity drops below 30%. I cut one end off old garden hose and it fit perfectly on end of pump. And their customer service is great. This pump is the perfect size for performing frequent water changes. No problem at all lifting water as shown in photo.

Overall Score
4.3

[star rating="4.3"]
(539 Points)

10. Decdeal Submersible Water Pump DC 12V 5W Ultra-quiet Pump for Pond, Aquarium, 280L/H Lift 300cm

User Ratings: 44 16

Decdeal H10448 First Impressions

"I'm very disappointed."

Love the ability to control the flow. This is the perfect pump for a small tabletop bubbling fountain. I have the little pump turned down, but the video I attached shows it at full blast. Recently saw a small tabletop fountain in a gift store for an outrageous price. Enough power for two tubes, good water flow. The video shows the pump at full throttle and can be adjusted lower. My current standard 100gph pump wasn't cutting it.

  • Decdeal Submersible Water Pump DC 12V 5W Ultra-quiet Pump for Pond, Aquarium, 280L/H Lift 300cm
  • Waterproof amphibious pump, you can use it in the water or out of water(follow the installation instruction). Enameled wire coil and circuit board are sealed by epoxy resin. The coil adopts pure copper enameled wire, lower temperature rise and longer life span.
  • Small size, high efficiency, low noise (less than 35db).
  • With a filter, avoiding blocking the inlet.
  • 4 rubber suckers on the bottom, can adsorb on the smooth surface and reduce noise and vibration.
  • Detachable design brushless pump, permanent magnetic rotor, maintenance-free. Suitable for aquarium, fountain, car cooling, computer water cooling system and circulation systems.
  • Please check the voltage and power of the pump power before power on.
  • Please cut off the power before you install/put in/take away the pump from the water; otherwise, the pump can't outlet water due to the air in it.
  • It can be used in the water or other liquids(without particles and impurities); NOT for viscous and acid-base liquids.
  • Manufacture: Anself
  • Product Dimensions: 2.34 x 1.9 x 1.65 inches; 2.82 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Decdeal H10448
  • Pump Power [star rating='2.8']
  • Quality [star rating='4.5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='2.9']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.5']

Decdeal H10448 Final Thoughts

"It is quiet."

Best emergency replacent I've bought for my 75gallon reef tank! I upgraded to a stronger one and it got broken at the bottom while being shipped. BUT IF YOU NEED MORE LIFT JUST USE A SMALLER I. You can't see the pump but it is powering this pot fountain in my pond! Recently saw a small tabletop fountain in a gift store for an outrageous price. I will be ordering another one to have on-hand in case this one fails next season. Some of my orchids do not do well when the relative humidity drops below 30%.

Overall Score
3.6

[star rating="3.6"]
(672 Points)

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