Editor's Choice - Our Favorite boxtech Aquarium Water Pumps

1. boxtech Submersible Water Pump, Fountain Pump, Ultra Quiet Water Pump for Fish Tank, Aquarium, Pond,...

User Ratings: 70 5

boxtech First Impressions

"Or super glue."

Put it back in the aquarium and has been quiet ever since. I really like this pump, although I would have liked a little more flow. I recommend this small, very economical pump! At least 50% less than big box store's price. This one works perfectly and customer service is superb. The amazon Review template asked me about this products'sheerness. The only reason I couldn't give the pump 5 stars is that it does generate some heat.

  • boxtech Submersible Water Pump, Fountain Pump, Ultra Quiet Water Pump for Fish Tank, Aquarium, Pond, Fountain, Hydroponics and Statuary
  • A multi-functional Submersible pump=Add water+Change water+Circulating water+Sucking fish manure. Equipped with 2 water outlets and 5.6 Ft power cord, can be applied in aquarium, fountains, hydroponic and pond
  • Water pump with bottom suction trainer,100% submersible.The pump motor is sealed with high-quality resin and has better insulation performance, which can effectively prevent Water leakage and Electric leakage
  • Max Flow Rate: 265 GPH per hour, Max Lift height: up to 6 Feet. 25W high efficiency motor for energy saving, and low water level design
  • This submersible water pump is multi-purpose water pump with low power consumption, low noise, balanced speed, reliable operation, long service life, easy to maintain
  • Backed by 12 month warranty and professional after-sale service within 24hrs
  • Manufacture: boxtech
  • Product Dimensions: 3 x 4.1 x 3.1 inches; 1.05 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The boxtech
  • Pump Power [star rating='4.7']
  • Quality [star rating='4.4']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.6']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

boxtech Final Thoughts

"This drove me crazy!"

Great flow that is easily adjustable. I ordered this pump to keep the filtered water for my plants aerated. Will empty 75 gallons of mixed water to my 300 gallon aquarium in about 5 minutes. 5' in max setting but slowed down any higher than that. The water movement helps attract them. Great little pump for small aquariums and waterfalls. One of the best purchases I've ever!

Overall Score
4.4

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

2. IceCap Powerhead 4K Gyre Pond Pump, Cross Flow Submersible Water Pump for Aquariums, WiFi controllab...

User Ratings: 63 15

IceCap First Impressions

"Works great."

Well, this is just about the cutest little fountain pump I've ever seen. The video shows the pump at full throttle and can be adjusted lower. Unfortunately, it doesn't come with a tube. This is the perfect little pump for my application. I got two of these pumps for a DIY tabletop fountains. I have purchased several of their products and I've never had any issues. We start mixing when we begin the water change.

  • IceCap Powerhead 4K Gyre Pond Pump, Cross Flow Submersible Water Pump for Aquariums, WiFi controllable Water Fountain Pump for Aquarium Pump Flows 1268-4000 Gallons Per Hour, Controls With Free App
  • Manufacture: IceCap
  • Editor's Impressions Of The IceCap
  • Pump Power [star rating='4.8']
  • Quality [star rating='4.8']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.3']

IceCap Final Thoughts

"Works great."

My current standard 100gph pump wasn't cutting it. I'm using this pump in my backyard for cascade waterfall. This is the perfect little pump for my application. It does NOT come with an electric switch. The water refill only takes a couple minutes. So far, I think I got a LOT of bang for my buck with this little pump. Would highly recommend if you need to move large volumes of water quickly.

Overall Score
4.1

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

3. Uniclife 1058/2100/3400 GPH Controllable Wavemaker with Controller and Magnet Mount for Marine Fresh...

User Ratings: 66 7

Uniclife Uniclife-UL207 First Impressions

"This one is the winner!"

They seem to also enjoy a small water fountain and splashing in it. I cut one end off old garden hose and it fit perfectly on end of pump. The effluent connector exits on the top and is pointed up. The water movement helps attract them. THEN THERE WAS A 5 GALLON PAIL OF SUBTRATE. I have an older room air conditioner that vents out of the window. The amazon Review template asked me about this products'sheerness.

  • Uniclife 1058/2100/3400 GPH Controllable Wavemaker with Controller and Magnet Mount for Marine Freshwater Aquarium Circulation Pond
  • Adjustable flow speed(press the “speed” button) and frequency(rotate the dial). Easy to achieve multiple sea wave with a simple controlling panel.
  • Power consumption to 40 W, Max flow: 3400 GPH, Recommended for 50 inch /60-150 gallon tank.
  • Low voltage 24 V DC Safe power supply. One touch feed mode.
  • Strong Magnet-suction cup base makes it easy to positioning the pump in the aquarium.
  • Quiet operation, ideal for marine, freshwater or tropical aquariums.
  • Manufacture: Uniclife
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Uniclife Uniclife-UL207
  • Pump Power [star rating='4.5']
  • Quality [star rating='3.5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.6']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.9']

Uniclife Uniclife-UL207 Final Thoughts

"Pleasently surprised!"

It is important to keep the water bowl clean and free of debris. I BUILT ONE USING AN INTERNAL FISH FILTER THAT LAID IN THE BOTTO. JUST CARRING THREE GALL OF WATER WHERES ME OUT. Keep that in mind when running through a similar setup. This is the perfect pump for a small tabletop bubbling fountain. I use it for water changes in my aquarium. That was barely within the pump's capability.

Overall Score
4.3

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

4. KEDSUM 550GPH Submersible Water Pump(2500L/H,40W), Ultra Quiet Submersible Pump with 5ft High Lift, ...

User Ratings: 66 7

KEDSUM First Impressions

"No issues at all."

I recommend this small, very economical pump! It's very quick, and does an excellent job. The amazon Review template asked me about this products'sheerness. Performing water changes was messy and hard on the joints. HOSE THE YOU WILL HAVE MORE PREASURE. We start mixing when we begin the water change. The effluent connector exits on the top and is pointed up.

  • KEDSUM 550GPH Submersible Water Pump(2500L/H,40W), Ultra Quiet Submersible Pump with 5ft High Lift, Fountain Pump with 6.5ft Power Cord, 3 Nozzles for Fish Tank, Pond, Aquarium, Statuary, Hydroponics
  • 【Specifications】Max Flow Rate: 550 GPH(2500L/H), Max Lift height: up to 5 Feet. The 6.5ft long power cord offers convenient installation.
  • 【Ultra Quiet】This Submersible water pump is designed for reliability and ultra-quiet operation to provide years of service,energy-saving and low power consumption.(Power: 40 W,Voltage: 110V)
  • 【Perfect size】This profile size aquarium pump is great to hide or disguise (Dimensions:3.75"(H)*4.7"(L)*2.75"(W)). Come with 4 strong suction cups at the bottom of the pump, easy to mount it onto the glass surface either vertically or horizontally.
  • 【3 Outlet Adapters】Equipped with 3 Outlet Adapters ,one is 0.51inch, one is 0.75inch,and the other one is 0.87inch, providing different water flow effects. This submersible pump is ideal for fresh-water, salt-water, can be applied in aquarium, fountains, spout, hydroponic and pond.
  • 【Detachable and Cleanable】No need any tools to detach it, easy to seperate, easy to clean. Any questions of your 550GPH aquarium water pump, please come back to us and we will be responsible for the pumps we produce.
  • Compact design is great for space-saving on your aquariums and fish tanks. Multiple size nozzles and suction cups included.
  • The relible and duarable motor does not produce much noise, giving you quiet environment.
  • High performance energy-efficient pumps designed for use in Aquarium, Ponds, Fountains, Waterfalls, Hydroponic systems, Irrigation systems and water features.
  • Manufacture: KEDSUM
  • Product Dimensions: 3.75 x 4.7 x 2.75 inches; 1.9 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The KEDSUM
  • Pump Power [star rating='3.9']
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.3']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.6']

KEDSUM Final Thoughts

"Mission accomplished!"

I have never had any issues with them. I did need to run it flat out on volume for my fountain at that height. I have an older room air conditioner that vents out of the window. Could work for a cat fountain, or small to medium aquarium fountain. May 2020; Just received this and so far am really happy. That was barely within the pump's capability. So I connect a pump to tubing and run to a drain.

Overall Score
4.3

[star rating="4.3"]
(1835 Points)

5. BARST 93GPH Submersible Pump(350L/H, 7W), Ultra Quiet Aquarium Pump for Fountains, Pool, Fish Tank, ...

User Ratings: 70 30

BARST JR-350 First Impressions

"Does exactly as I needed."

Using right now for my indoor pond for my koi until the one outside is finished. I am very pleased after a week of it running constantly. IT WILL PUMP 400 GPH WITH A ONE INCH NIPPLE. Almost too powerful for my fountains. Plugged it in and gave it a couple of seconds. Unfortunately somehow, storing it over last winter, the plug has gone missing. At least 50% less than big box store's price.

  • BARST 93GPH Submersible Pump(350L/H, 7W), Ultra Quiet Aquarium Pump for Fountains, Pool, Fish Tank, Pond, Statuary Fountain Pump with 4 Strong Suction Cups,3 Nozzles
  • Specifications - size:2.36x1.61x1.93,Max Flow Rate: 93GPH(350L/H), Max Lift Height: up to 2.5 Feet.(Length of power cord:6ft offers convenient installation )Our water pump has 4 strong suction cups at the bottom of the pump help keep it in place and 3 nozzles for your option.
  • Ultra Quiet Design - The relible and duarable motor does not produce much noise, giving you quiet environment.(Power: 7W,Voltage: 120V)
  • Detachable & Cleanable - This profile size water pump is easy to hide or disguise,the device doesn't need any tools to disassemble it and is very easy to be cleaned.
  • Water Flow Rate Control - Adjustable knob to control the water flow rate, so you can get just the amount of water pressure you want.
  • Wide Application - It is widely used as small to medium size aquarium pump,Ponds pump, Fountains pump, Waterfalls pump, Hydroponic systems pump, Irrigation systems pump and water features pump.
  • Manufacture: BARST
  • Item Weight: 1.58 ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The BARST JR-350
  • Pump Power [star rating='4.1']
  • Quality [star rating='3.2']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.5']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.9']

BARST JR-350 Final Thoughts

"I'm pleased."

My current standard 100gph pump wasn't cutting it. This little fountain helps reduce stress during the day. Use a T at the suction top with a threaded plug to prime at startup. I have never had any issues with them. Performing water changes was messy and hard on the joints. This pump is the perfect size for performing frequent water changes. So I connect a pump to tubing and run to a drain.

Overall Score
3.8

[star rating="3.8"]
(7 Points)

6. Jebao New dc Return Pump with sine Controller for Aquarium Fish Coral Reef Fresh Tank Sump Skimmer P...

User Ratings: 67 9

Jebao First Impressions

"No issues at all."

I have purchased several of their products and I've never had any issues. These are bags you put carbon in for filters. Almost too powerful for my fountains. Serves HOB 5-gal sump with Klir roller setup+ Tunnze skimmer. Perfect for a cat fountain or small fountain up to 1. The amazon Review template asked me about this products'sheerness. You can't see the pump but it is powering this pot fountain in my pond!

  • Jebao New dc Return Pump with sine Controller for Aquarium Fish Coral Reef Fresh Tank Sump Skimmer Pond Fountains,Replace dc/dcs2000 dc3000
  • Brand New in box. The product ships with all relevant accessories
  • Manufacture: Jebao
  • Product Dimensions: 4 x 2.5 x 3.5 inches; 1.75 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Jebao
  • Pump Power [star rating='4.3']
  • Quality [star rating='4']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.1']

Jebao Final Thoughts

"For the price, buy 2."

By the time were ready to pump the water back in, salt is completely mixed. I ordered this pump to keep the filtered water for my plants aerated. And moves a lot of water,if needed! Using right now for my indoor pond for my koi until the one outside is finished. There was still to much water flow. Liked the product and happy with it. HOSE THE YOU WILL HAVE MORE PREASURE.

Overall Score
4.3

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

7. AUOKER Submersible Water Pump, Ultra-Quiet Cat Dog Fountain Pump with 4.9ft /1.5m Power Cord, 3W 9V ...

Auoker First Impressions

"The not waterproof plug."

Mine can pump 30 gallons in about a minute and a half. By the time were ready to pump the water back in, salt is completely mixed. The physical size is great, and the pump itself is very quiet. I ordered this pump for some minor jobs unrelated to the basement. The water movement helps attract them. Serves HOB 5-gal sump with Klir roller setup+ Tunnze skimmer. This is the perfect pump for a small tabletop bubbling fountain.

  • AUOKER Submersible Water Pump, Ultra-Quiet Cat Dog Fountain Pump with 4.9ft /1.5m Power Cord, 3W 9V 200L/H, USB Aquarium Water Pump for Fish Tank, Aquarium, Pond, Hydroponics and Pet Fountain
  • EXCELLENT QUALITY -- Our submersible pump uses ceramic impeller shaft which is wear-resistant and is not easy to corrosion. It is suitable for fresh water and seawater.
  • STRONG POWER -- Model: USB-1020, Max Flow: 53 GPH ( 200L / H ), Max Delivery Lif: 4.9 Ft, Max Power: 9W
  • CONVENIENT INSTALLATION -- There are 2 strong suction cups at the bottom which are perfectly fixed in place vertical or horizontal. 5.9 ft USB power cord is more convenient, directly connected to the computer, charging treasure, etc. And can use mobile phone charging plug can be used.
  • LOW NIOSE SAFETY -- Use brushless motor, run smoothly, low noise. It can be used 24 hours continuously. The shell is made of high -quality reinforced ABS, so it is durable. Unique resin potting, good insulation properties, 100% waterproof, amphibious design.
  • WIDE APPLICATION -- Circulate and aerate the water, making it more attractive to your fish or turtles. This submersible pump is perfect for aquarium, pet water fountain, spout and hydroponic systems, etc.
  • Manufacture: AUOKER
  • Product Dimensions: 1.97 x 1.97 x 1.97 inches; 3.53 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Auoker
  • Pump Power [star rating='4.5']
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

Auoker Final Thoughts

"Works great."

I really like this pump, although I would have liked a little more flow. Moves a lot of water, which is what I was looking for. I have all that running at 17-watts. Highly recommend to clean the bottom of your tank if you don't have a bottom drain. 5' in max setting but slowed down any higher than that. Great flow that is easily adjustable. Unfortunately somehow, storing it over last winter, the plug has gone missing.

Overall Score
5.0

[star rating="5"]
(2 Points)

8. Jebao Aquarium Dosing Pump (DP-5)

User Ratings: 70 3

Jebao DP-5 First Impressions

"Model FS-3500, 60W."

When the feed buttom is pressed my unit sends a loud alarm. IT WILL PUMP 400 GPH WITH A ONE INCH NIPPLE. I have an older room air conditioner that vents out of the window. I have all that running at 17-watts. Love the ability to control the flow. This is the perfect little pump for my application. The seller had a new one out to me the same day and I got it in 2 days!

  • Jebao Aquarium Dosing Pump (DP-5)
  • 5 channel dosing pump, each channel provides 1 to 9999ml per day
  • Allows user to keep their tank parameters stable, removes the need for mixing supplements daily
  • Allows for dosing in both large and small increments
  • Plug and play after it is calibrated with a 100ml graduated cylinder
  • Easy to use controller, each pump can be programmed individually
  • Manufacture: Ming Trading LLC
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 8 x 4 inches; 3 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Jebao DP-5
  • Pump Power [star rating='4.7']
  • Quality [star rating='4.8']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.4']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

Jebao DP-5 Final Thoughts

"Works great."

I cut one end off old garden hose and it fit perfectly on end of pump. The suction cups on the bottom of the pump held it nice and secure. This pump will mix 30-50 gallons of salt water in about 20-30 minutes. Works very good and it's very quite hardly makes a noise. This is the perfect pump for a small tabletop bubbling fountain. It raised the temperature of my water by about 10°. Any pump will clog unless the fountain is kept clean.

Overall Score
4.4

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

9. 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)

10. Uniclife Submersible 80-400 GPH Water Pump for Fountain Aquarium Pond Fish Tank

User Ratings: 63 8

Uniclife Uniclife-UL062 First Impressions

"5' tall Small fountain."

JUST CARRING THREE GALL OF WATER WHERES ME OUT. I am using one of these pumps on a corner matten sponge filter for a little nano 5. This runs 15 hrs per day for about 4 months. This little fountain helps reduce stress during the day. Will empty 75 gallons of mixed water to my 300 gallon aquarium in about 5 minutes. The physical size is great, and the pump itself is very quiet. The water movement helps attract them.

  • Uniclife Submersible 80-400 GPH Water Pump for Fountain Aquarium Pond Fish Tank
  • Uniclife submersible pump is designed for reliability and ultra-quiet operation to provide years of service.
  • MODEL: UL400, Max Flow: 400 GPH (1500L/H), H-Max: 7Ft, Power: 25W
  • Come with 6' UL Listed Cord and 2 Fittings for 1/2" & 2/3" tubing.
  • Perfect for aquarium, garden, fountains, pond, statuary, spout and other water system.
  • Adjustable water flow rate and no water leakage. Detachable pump head, easy to clean.
  • Manufacture: Uniclife
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Uniclife Uniclife-UL062
  • Pump Power [star rating='3.4']
  • Quality [star rating='3.7']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.6']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.9']

Uniclife Uniclife-UL062 Final Thoughts

"So I gave it a try."

Both from the tank to the bucket, and from the bucket to the tank. Unfortunately, it doesn't come with a tube. Mine is powerful others not so powerful, i guess. I've been buying pumps from Home Depot only to have them continually go out. Mine can pump 30 gallons in about a minute and a half. The seller had a new one out to me the same day and I got it in 2 days! Almost too powerful for my fountains.

Overall Score
4.2

[star rating="4.2"]
(2098 Points)

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