Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Aqueon Aquarium Water Pumps

1. Aqueon Aquarium Circulation Pump

User Ratings: 74 6

Aqueon 100534246 First Impressions

"It's really spastic."

I BUILT ONE USING AN INTERNAL FISH FILTER THAT LAID IN THE BOTTO. I have over 17 tanks so water changes take forever with python or buckets. Ended up removing pump from aquarium after 3 days of relentless noise. Overall I was surprised how light it is, maybe 2-3 lbs. This pump works great for my sugar kettle fountain. But i am very unhappy with the alarm as is everyone in my house. Unfortunately, it doesn't come with a tube.

  • Aqueon Aquarium Circulation Pump
  • Simulates natural river and reef currents by continuously circulating water
  • Easy-lock suction cup makes installation, adjustments and removal simple
  • Energy efficient motor increases water movement with less power
  • Ideal for both freshwater or saltwater applications
  • Directional water flow positioning with the ball and socket connection point
  • 950 Gallons Per Hour (GPH); Recommended for 55-90 gallon aquariums
  • Manufacture: Central Garden & Pet
  • Product Dimensions: 3.25 x 5.38 x 5.25 inches; 11.28 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aqueon 100534246
  • Pump Power [star rating='3.5']
  • Quality [star rating='4.5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.8']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.4']

Aqueon 100534246 Final Thoughts

"Love these pumps."

So far, I think I got a LOT of bang for my buck with this little pump. This is the perfect pump for a small tabletop bubbling fountain. One of the best purchases I've ever! This pump works great for my sugar kettle fountain. There was still to much water flow. So far, I think I got a LOT of bang for my buck with this little pump. I BUILT ONE USING AN INTERNAL FISH FILTER THAT LAID IN THE BOTTO.

Overall Score
4.5

[star rating="4.5"]
(507 Points)

2. JEREPET 1050GPH 85W Fountain Pump Submersible Outdoor,4000L Pond Water Pump Ultra Quiet with US Plug...

User Ratings: 64

JEREPET First Impressions

"Perfect fit."

This pump is the perfect size for performing frequent water changes. Unfortunately somehow, storing it over last winter, the plug has gone missing. I have an older room air conditioner that vents out of the window. There was still to much water flow. Ended up removing pump from aquarium after 3 days of relentless noise. I have all that running at 17-watts. The water is crystal clear and the bottom completely clean by morning!

  • JEREPET 1050GPH 85W Fountain Pump Submersible Outdoor,4000L Pond Water Pump Ultra Quiet with US Plug,Used as Aquarium Pump,Waterfall Pump, Statuary Pump, Pond Pump,Fish Tank Pump, Hydroponic Pump
  • 1050GPH 4000L/H Pond pumps submersible outdoor, 85W aquarium circulation pump and fountain water pump,11.5feet max lift, 6 feet UL listed 3-core cord with 3pin plug,with 3 nozzles;
  • Wide Application-The Jerepet submersible pump comes with ultra quiet design and perfect durable 85W 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;
  • With 3 barbed outlet adapter ,in outside diameter of 0.51inch/0.62 inch/0.75inch;nozzle threaded design makes it more stable ;
  • Detachable & Cleanable-the pump doesn't need tools to disassemble and its very easy to clean and install;
  • Manufacture: JEREPET
  • Item Weight: 3.85 pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The JEREPET
  • Pump Power [star rating='3.6']
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.2']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.8']

JEREPET Final Thoughts

"As advertised."

I'm using this pump in my backyard for cascade waterfall. The physical size is great, and the pump itself is very quiet. I wound up buying a less exspensive, simpler one. The suction cups on the bottom of the pump held it nice and secure. Put it back in the aquarium and has been quiet ever since. No problem at all lifting water as shown in photo. This pump is perfect for the small fountain and provides the sound of water flowing.

Overall Score
4.4

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

3. Allnice Submersible Water Pump 880GPH(3000L/H, 45W) Submersible Fountain Pump Outdoor Quiet Water ...

User Ratings: 78

Allnice First Impressions

"We're all happy."

We start mixing when we begin the water change. It does NOT come with an electric switch. 5' in max setting but slowed down any higher than that. Replies quickly and resolved issues quickly! When the feed buttom is pressed my unit sends a loud alarm. There was still to much water flow. I BOUGHT THIS THIS STYLE PUMP BECAUSE WITH MY C.

  • Allnice Submersible Water Pump 880GPH(3000L/H, 45W) Submersible Fountain Pump Outdoor Quiet Water Pump with 6.5ft Power Cord 3 Nozzles for Aquarium Pond Fish Tank Fountain
  • 【Ultra-quiet Design】This fountain pump's brushless DC motor runs smoothly with low noise, providing a quiet environment for you. Come with 3 nozzles, the impeller shaft make of stainless steel, corrosion resistance for long life span.
  • 【Anti Dry Burning】The pet fountain pump motor reaches the certain temperature will stop working when without water, protect the waterpump. Max water temperature:36℃.
  • 【Suction Cup and 3 Nozzles】Comes with 4 individual powerful suction cups that hold the small aquarium pump securely on the right side of aquarium, vertically or horizontally. Fish pumps for aquariums has 3 nozzles for optional. Nozzle Size 0.74",0.86"and 0.98".
  • 【Detachable & Cleanable】The outdoor fountain pump is easy to detach to clean. Do not need any tools to disassemble it and is very easy to be cleaned. The 6.5ft (2m) long power cord offers convenient installation.
  • 【Long Lifespan & Wide Application】IP68 waterproof performance designs for indoor fountain, tabletop fountain, patio ponds, aquariums,outdoor fountain, fountains and hydroponic systems.
  • Manufacture: Allnice
  • Material: Stainless Steel
  • Item Weight: 3.01 pounds
  • Color: Black
  • Power Source: Corded Electric
  • Batteries Included?: No
  • Batteries Required?: No
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Allnice
  • Pump Power [star rating='4.7']
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.4']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.7']

Allnice Final Thoughts

"So far So good!"

Might be a good idea for them to figure out how to ship the tubing more reliably. I ordered this pump for some minor jobs unrelated to the basement. I have all that running at 17-watts. Any pump will clog unless the fountain is kept clean. JUST CARRING THREE GALL OF WATER WHERES ME OUT. And their customer service is great. Enough power for two tubes, good water flow.

Overall Score
4.7

[star rating="4.7"]
(54 Points)

4. Uniclife DEP-4000 Controllable DC Water Pump 1052 GPH with Controller for Marine Freshwater Aquarium...

User Ratings: 67 9

Uniclife Uniclife-UL204-1 First Impressions

"Better than I expected!"

The trick to making it last is to keep debris and algae out of it. I changed to a 65GPH pump with good results. Both from the tank to the bucket, and from the bucket to the tank. It is a definite asset to the outdoor space. Love the ability to control the flow. It is important to keep the water bowl clean and free of debris. No more trying to lift a 5ga bucket full of water!

  • Uniclife DEP-4000 Controllable DC Water Pump 1052 GPH with Controller for Marine Freshwater Aquarium Pond Circulation
  • Reliable Pump: NO PCB in pump makes it more stable and long-lived than DCT series. High performance of 3 phases 6 poles motor and Wear-resistant Ceramic Shaft.
  • Smart Controller: 99 Adjustable Speed & 10 min pause feed mode; memory function can keep the same setting after every restart.
  • Multiple-Safe Protection: IC chip control, LACK OF WATER protection, STUCK protection and True Soft Startup
  • Submersible&external: Suitable for amphibious use, can operate in Marine and Fresh Water. Make sure to POUR WATER into the pump before EXTERNAL USE.
  • Safe low voltage: DC 24 V, Power: 35 W, Max flow: 1052 GPH, Max-head: 11.5 ft.
  • Every time press “-” or “+” to adjust the flow rate. Display range: 1~100.
  • Flexible to operate with memory function to keep the same setting after every restart.
  • Makes the pump more durable and its service life was extended than usual ones.
  • Manufacture: Uniclife
  • Product Dimensions: 7.09 x 3.15 x 4.33 inches; 3.73 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Uniclife Uniclife-UL204-1
  • Pump Power [star rating='3.3']
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.4']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.5']

Uniclife Uniclife-UL204-1 Final Thoughts

"Great price."

HOSE THE YOU WILL HAVE MORE PREASURE. Unfortunately somehow, storing it over last winter, the plug has gone missing. This is the perfect little pump for my application. Ordered this one and received it in one day. And their customer service is great. Quiet and flows well for a pump that is only a couple inches in size. It's so quiet I don't even hear anything besides the overflow now!

Overall Score
4.3

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

5. FFXTW Aquarium Power Head,Freshwater and Saltwater Aquariums Water Pump Undergravel Filter Sponge

User Ratings: 71 6

FFXTW First Impressions

"Same deal."

I changed to a 65GPH pump with good results. It works extremely well and is very nice to have. Just had to move a few plants and bricks to prevent accumulation points. I have never had any issues with them. Make sure it's fully submerged, to protect the motor; OURS WORKS GREAT! Can min the flow for cat fountain or med. There was still to much water flow.

  • FFXTW Aquarium Power Head,Freshwater and Saltwater Aquariums Water Pump Undergravel Filter Sponge
  • With function of Oxygenation,surfing,pump water
  • Removable sucker install
  • Fully submersible
  • Suitable for both freshwater and saltwater use.
  • With manufacturer warranty
  • Manufacture: FFXTW
  • Editor's Impressions Of The FFXTW
  • Pump Power [star rating='5']
  • Quality [star rating='4.9']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.2']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.7']

FFXTW Final Thoughts

"As advertised."

So I connect a pump to tubing and run to a drain. Works very good and it's very quite hardly makes a noise. Enough power for two tubes, good water flow. I will be replacing it with a 1375 GPH pump. I am very pleased after a week of it running constantly. The video shows the pump at full throttle and can be adjusted lower. This pump works great for my sugar kettle fountain.

Overall Score
4.3

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

6. FREESEA Aquarium Wave Maker Power Head Circulation Pump with Magnet Suction Base for 20-100 Gallon F...

User Ratings: 64 8

FREESEA First Impressions

"50-gal tank."

Enough power for two tubes, good water flow. Almost too powerful for my fountains. Mine can pump 30 gallons in about a minute and a half. I recommend this small, very economical pump! May 2020; Just received this and so far am really happy. This pump is great,its small and you can hook to a water hose to drain. I do encourage the purchase of these pumps.

  • FREESEA Aquarium Wave Maker Power Head Circulation Pump with Magnet Suction Base for 20-100 Gallon Fish Tank
  • Aquarium Water Circulation: This wave maker pump simulates a gentle flow helping the tanks feel more like the ocean. It is designed to stir up debris and make wave in the water. In addition, this pump can be used to increase the oxygen level of the water.
  • Powerful & Quiet: 8W, 1600GPH submersible powerhead is higher flow rates and lower energy consumption. Double head makes strong waves to circulate the water quietly and efficiently. The stable magnetic base reduces noise when running and prevents the pump from falling off.
  • Easy to Install: With a magnetic bracket which is easy to install and allows you to position the pump virtually anywhere in your aquarium. A adjustable ring with fine slots prevent baby fishes, corals and sea stars from getting involved.The head rotates a full 360 degrees, offering full control of the direction of flow, creating natural water motion.
  • Application: FREESEA wave pump improve water circulation and oxygenation, which is good for fishes' healthy growth. Constructed of Anti-corrosion titanium impellers, it can be used safely in both fresh water and salt water, all kinds of fish tanks, Water grass aquarium,coral aquariums.
  • Satisfaction Guaranteed: Gain the confidence to go hard with us! In the remote possibility that you’re not satisfied with our product, just contact us, and we will gladly give you a new Circulation Pump replacement. 12 Month Warranty and 24 Hour Professional After-sales Service.
  • Manufacture: FREESEA
  • Editor's Impressions Of The FREESEA
  • Pump Power [star rating='3.7']
  • Quality [star rating='4.1']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.7']

FREESEA Final Thoughts

"This one does!"

Put it back in the aquarium and has been quiet ever since. This first one was a little taller and worked perfectly. I ordered this pump to keep the filtered water for my plants aerated. Might be a good idea for them to figure out how to ship the tubing more reliably. Enough power for two tubes, good water flow. This pump is great,its small and you can hook to a water hose to drain. 5' in max setting but slowed down any higher than that.

Overall Score
4.2

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

7. Current USA eFlux DC Flow Pump with Flow Control | 1050 GPH, 1900 GPH & 3170 GPH Flow Ranges Availab...

User Ratings: 75 8

Current USA 6009 First Impressions

"To small aquarium."

I upgraded to a stronger one and it got broken at the bottom while being shipped. It's so quiet I don't even hear anything besides the overflow now! Some of my orchids do not do well when the relative humidity drops below 30%. I will be replacing it with a 1375 GPH pump. IT WILL PUMP 400 GPH WITH A ONE INCH NIPPLE. What everyone says about the silicone tubing being kinked up is true. JUST CARRING THREE GALL OF WATER WHERES ME OUT.

  • Current USA eFlux DC Flow Pump with Flow Control | 1050 GPH, 1900 GPH & 3170 GPH Flow Ranges Available | Ultra Quiet, Submersible or External Installation | Safe for Saltwater & Freshwater Systems
  • ADJUSTABLE FLOW- Unlike traditional AC water pumps, eFlux flow pumps are DC powered and completely controllable. Simply turn the dial to adjust the flow until the optimal flow rate is reached.
  • SUBMERISBLE or EXTERNAL- Safe for saltwater or freshwater systems, eFlux DC flow pumps can be installed submersible or external (inline). Quick couple hose barb fittings are included to make installation and servicing easy.
  • INCREDIBLY EASY- A cinch to install, eFlux Flow pumps have a very small footprint, allowing them to fit into even smaller sumps and tight spaces. High flow combined with high pressure makes them the perfect choice for return pump applications.
  • ENERGY SAVER- eFlux controllable DC flow pumps efficiently produce strong water flow with high pressure. Featuring a sealed DC motor and magnetic drive design. 65% Energy saving from traditional pumps.
  • 30 DAY GUARANTEE-We are so sure you’ll be happy with your purchase that we offer a “30-Day Money-Back Guarantee” to ensure customer satisfaction of our Current USA products. If for any reason you wish to discontinue using the products, we will promptly issue a refund.
  • Manufacture: Current USA
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 6.9 x 5.3 inches; 3.7 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Current USA 6009
  • Pump Power [star rating='3.6']
  • Quality [star rating='4.2']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

Current USA 6009 Final Thoughts

"The not waterproof plug."

I ordered this pump for some minor jobs unrelated to the basement. Works very good and it's very quite hardly makes a noise. I keep the water stored in a 5 gal bucket and this pump is perfect for the size. I have never had any issues with them. Both from the tank to the bucket, and from the bucket to the tank. It is a definite asset to the outdoor space. The water refill only takes a couple minutes.

Overall Score
4.4

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

8. Ohuhu Real 1500L/H 25W Small Submersible Pump, 400GPH Ultra Quiet Detachable Water Pump with 6.9ft H...

User Ratings: 81

Ohuhu First Impressions

"Pleasently surprised!"

I'm using this pump in my backyard for cascade waterfall. I'd compare it to the new Hydors with the controllers. Plugged it in and gave it a couple of seconds. In-line, out-of-tank, saltwater use. Moves a lot of water, which is what I was looking for. Make sure it's fully submerged, to protect the motor; OURS WORKS GREAT! Keep that in mind when running through a similar setup.

  • Ohuhu Real 1500L/H 25W Small Submersible Pump, 400GPH Ultra Quiet Detachable Water Pump with 6.9ft High Lift, 5.9ft Power Cord, 3 Nozzles for Aquarium, Fish Tank, Pond, Fountain, Statuary, Hydroponics
  • Specifications: Mini water pump sizing in 3.15" x 2.17" x 2.36", head lift 6.9ft ( 2.1m ), adjustable flow rate: 100-400GPH, 5.9ft (1.8m) power cord, 4.9ft(1.5m) transparent water tubing
  • High Quality & Ultra-quiet: The submersible water pump have been optimized in every aspect to ensure the durable. Sturdy ABS shell, pure copper coil and stainless steel rotor, highly energy-efficient and provide with quiet environment.
  • Adjustable Flow Rate: Designed with an adjusting knob, allowing to set the most suitable water flow rate as you need, the max flow rate can be up to 400GPH. The water pump can be widely used for fish tanks, rockery, ponds, fountains and waterscape.
  • Detachable & Cleanable: The submersible pump can be disassembled without any tools and is very easy to clean. Besides, regularly clean the water inlet able to keep a longer life.
  • 3 Nozzles & 4 Suction Cups: Each water pump comes 3 nozzles: 0.51" /0.62" /0.75", provides different water flow effects depending on your needs. The bottom of water pump is equipped with four powerful suction cups to keep it more stable in place
  • Please clean it regularly to avoid debris blockage, otherwise it makes noises. Please do not use it without water.
  • Please put the pump into water first before connecting power supply.
  • Please cut off power if changing water.
  • Manufacture: Ohuhu
  • Part Number: Y72-80100-01-NEW
  • Item Weight: 1.96 pounds
  • Size: 3.15" x 2.17" x 2.36"
  • Color: Black & Blue
  • Batteries Required?: No
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Ohuhu
  • Pump Power [star rating='3.9']
  • Quality [star rating='4.4']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

Ohuhu Final Thoughts

"Mission accomplished!"

The only reason I couldn't give the pump 5 stars is that it does generate some heat. The pump's base is sturdy and appears well made. Recently saw a small tabletop fountain in a gift store for an outrageous price. Could work for a cat fountain, or small to medium aquarium fountain. No more trying to lift a 5ga bucket full of water! It's powerful but quiet which I love. I BOUGHT THIS THIS STYLE PUMP BECAUSE WITH MY C.

Overall Score
4.6

[star rating="4.6"]
(7 Points)

9. YCTECH Aquarium Submersible Water Pump 8-65W for Fish Tank Quiet Pond Pump 160-1188GPH fit 10-100 ga...

User Ratings: 61 10

YCTECH First Impressions

"It is quiet."

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. I ordered this pump to keep the filtered water for my plants aerated. I will be replacing it with a 1375 GPH pump. It works extremely well and is very nice to have. These are bags you put carbon in for filters. Would highly recommend if you need to move large volumes of water quickly.

  • YCTECH Aquarium Submersible Water Pump 8-65W for Fish Tank Quiet Pond Pump 160-1188GPH fit 10-100 gallon
  • 【Wide Application】55W 792 GPH water pump suitable for freshwater and salty water, aquarium, fish tank, pond, fountain, aquaponics system and hydroponic ecosystem
  • 【Quiet Energy saving and Durable】the efficient 55 Watt motor is ultra quiet during operation even in the night ,ceramic - made impeller shaft is more reliable during long life span.
  • 【Adjustable Flow Rate】for different purposes or effect ,you could choose from 2 nozzles and different flow rate with adjustable gadget
  • 【Easy to Clean】our tool-free assembly and clean design save you a lot of troubles when it comes to clean the water pump for your fish tank
  • 【Excellent service】24 months warranty, 24 hours customer service online, any questions please contact us at any time.If you are not satisfy with this pump for any reason in 30 days, we will refund the cost. you can return the new one for free if there is problem within a year.
  • Manufacture: YCTECH
  • Editor's Impressions Of The YCTECH
  • Pump Power [star rating='4.1']
  • Quality [star rating='4.9']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.3']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.6']

YCTECH Final Thoughts

"Great pump for the money!"

I cut one end off old garden hose and it fit perfectly on end of pump. The amazon Review template asked me about this products'sheerness. Both from the tank to the bucket, and from the bucket to the tank. I upgraded to a stronger one and it got broken at the bottom while being shipped. Came with a couple basic attachments. The water is crystal clear and the bottom completely clean by morning! Enough power for two tubes, good water flow.

Overall Score
4.1

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

10. CWKJ Fountain Pump, 220GPH(15W 900L/H) Submersible Water Pump, Durable Outdoor Fountain Water Pump w...

User Ratings: 66 6

CWKJTOP First Impressions

"It's very quiet too."

Plugged it in and gave it a couple of seconds. The physical size is great, and the pump itself is very quiet. Serves HOB 5-gal sump with Klir roller setup+ Tunnze skimmer. HOSE THE YOU WILL HAVE MORE PREASURE. The seller had a new one out to me the same day and I got it in 2 days! Use a T at the suction top with a threaded plug to prime at startup. I upgraded to a stronger one and it got broken at the bottom while being shipped.

  • CWKJ Fountain Pump, 220GPH(15W 900L/H) Submersible Water Pump, Durable Outdoor Fountain Water Pump with 7.2ft(2.2m) Power Cord, 3 Nozzles for Aquarium, Pond, Fish Tank, Water Pump Hydroponics
  • ★【PROVIDE YOU COMFORT & QUIET ENVIROMENT】Our fountain pump’s ultra-quiet operation will let you feel that the sounds of the water pouring out of your fountain is such a relaxing and tranquil sound, and you will love sitting out on your patio watching the squirrels and birds bath and now the peaceful sounds of our fountain make it even more enjoyable.
  • ★【MULTI-OCCASIONS】The fountain pump can make circulation to your tank and give your lovely fish a near-natural environment. This submersible water pump can create water current, ideal for a medium-sized aquarium, small pond, water garden, and desktop water fountains. Perfect for backyard fountain/waterfall, aquarium, ponds, fish tank, tabletop fountains, garden statuary, patio drip irrigation system and hydroponic systems and more.
  • ★【ADJUSTABLE】The fountain pump is designed with an adjusting knob, allowing to get just the amount of water pressure you want. It comes with 3 optional nozzles to create different views, each with its own unique design.
  • ★【COMPACT BUT POWERFUL】The fountain pump’s compact design is easy to hide & disguise, 15W super efficiency motor continually lift water column. reasonable long power cord is heavy duty and easy to installation. The pump has 4 strong rubber suction cups at the bottom of the fountain pump help keep in your fish tank.
  • ★【EASY TO USE】The fountain pump's manual disassembly designed shell allow you clean the pump input port and filter/impeller easily. And simply plug in power for quick water draining.
  • Manufacture: CWKJTOP
  • Part Number: K3-SQEQ-0IQK
  • Material: Plastic
  • Item Weight: 0.3 ounces
  • Product Dimensions: 2.9 x 2.7 x 1.9 inches
  • Power Source: Corded Electric
  • Batteries Included?: No
  • Batteries Required?: No
  • Editor's Impressions Of The CWKJTOP
  • Pump Power [star rating='4']
  • Quality [star rating='4.3']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.2']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.6']

CWKJTOP Final Thoughts

"I am so happy."

What everyone says about the silicone tubing being kinked up is true. There was still to much water flow. My current standard 100gph pump wasn't cutting it. The pump is adjustable from 30-100%, has convenient feed option. This first one was a little taller and worked perfectly. Ordered this one and received it in one day. I BOUGHT THIS THIS STYLE PUMP BECAUSE WITH MY C.

Overall Score
4.4

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

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