Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Eheim Aquarium Water Pumps

1. Eheim AEH1262310 Universal Aquarium Water Pump

User Ratings: 77 5

Eheim 57112184 First Impressions

"Perfect fit."

I use it for water changes in my aquarium. The video shows the pump at full throttle and can be adjusted lower. Absolutely silent, and has 4 little silicone suction cup feet to isolate vibration. I recommend this small, very economical pump! I'd compare it to the new Hydors with the controllers. Unfortunately somehow, storing it over last winter, the plug has gone missing. Quiet and flows well for a pump that is only a couple inches in size.

  • Eheim AEH1262310 Universal Aquarium Water Pump
  • World-renowned aquarium pump boasts exceptional quality and reliable performance
  • Epoxy filled, hermetically sealed, low energy consumption motors result in silent, efficient operation while surpassing the highest safety standards
  • Run internally or externally in fresh or saltwater; Barb I/O fittings with built-in twist clamp
  • Manufacture: TopDawg Pet Supply
  • Product Dimensions: 4.57 x 8.58 x 6.33 inches; 5.5 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Eheim 57112184
  • Pump Power
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Eheim 57112184 Final Thoughts

"Works great."

BUT IF YOU NEED MORE LIFT JUST USE A SMALLER I. No more back breaking effort with 5 gallon bucks. I cut one end off old garden hose and it fit perfectly on end of pump. It does NOT come with an electric switch. Packaged well and it appears to be a well designed pump. Put it back in the aquarium and has been quiet ever since. Recently saw a small tabletop fountain in a gift store for an outrageous price.

Overall Score
4.5


(31 Points)

2. KooPower Water Fountain Pump with 4 LED Light Super Silent Small Submersible Water Pump (180L/H 3.5W...

User Ratings: 62 7

koopower First Impressions

"Thank you for reading!"

I sent an email to the manufacturer asking if i could shut that off. One of the best purchases I've ever! I'd compare it to the new Hydors with the controllers. Plugged it in and gave it a couple of seconds. I upgraded to a stronger one and it got broken at the bottom while being shipped. Enough power for two tubes, good water flow. I upgraded to a stronger one and it got broken at the bottom while being shipped.

  • KooPower Water Fountain Pump with 4 LED Light Super Silent Small Submersible Water Pump (180L/H 3.5W) 50GPH for Fish Tank, Aquarium
  • 【SUBMERSIBLE WATER PUMP】: KooPower water pump is designed to circulate water and add oxygen to water, making it more attractive for your fish or turtles, offering them a near-natural living environment. This mini submersible pump is designed for small to medium size aquarium, tabletop fountains, water gardens and hydroponic systems
  • 【4 LED lights】: The fountain pump uses 4 super bright energy-saving LED colorful lights and 4 colors (red, blue, green, yellow) lights. Water pump LED lights provide amazing night lighting and are waterproof. Great for decorating your indoor fountain, pool, garden, pond, fish tank, aquarium, hydroponic systems, statues.
  • 【ULTRA& QUIET&EASY INSTALLATION】: This water pump is designed for reliability and ultra-quiet operation to provide years of service,energy-saving and low power consumption. 4.9 feet (150cm) power cord for easy installation. The mini size makes the pump easy to hide or disguise in the water. 2 strong suction cups at the bottom of the fountain filter pump is great for mounting onto the glass surface, so you can stick it on the right side of the aquarium, either vertically or horizontally.
  • 【Detachable & Cleanable】: Dimensions: 3.8*3.8*2.8inch. The small size makes this water pump easy to hide or disguise. The device doesn't need any tools to disassemble it and is very easy to be cleaned. The 4.9ft (1.5m) long power cord offers convenient installation
  • 【WATER FLOW CONTROL】 -- Rotate the knob to control the water flow rate, so you can get the water pressure you want, maximum flow rate: 180GPH(180L/H), it can provide different water flow effects.
  • Manufacture: KooPower
  • Editor's Impressions Of The koopower
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koopower Final Thoughts

"Great pump for the money!"

So I connect a pump to tubing and run to a drain. I use it for water changes in my aquarium. I have an older room air conditioner that vents out of the window. Some of my orchids do not do well when the relative humidity drops below 30%. Quiet and flows well for a pump that is only a couple inches in size. Use a T at the suction top with a threaded plug to prime at startup. Unfortunately somehow, storing it over last winter, the plug has gone missing.

Overall Score
4.2


(343 Points)

3. EXTRAUP 2100GPH Electric Adjustable Flow Garden Sumbersible Fountain Pond Filter Silent Pump for Fis...

User Ratings: 73 7

EXTRAUP First Impressions

"Overall a great pump."

It raised the temperature of my water by about 10°. Well, this is just about the cutest little fountain pump I've ever seen. Saves having to carry buckets of water around. Unfortunately somehow, storing it over last winter, the plug has gone missing. Both from the tank to the bucket, and from the bucket to the tank. Great little pump for small aquariums and waterfalls. Highly recommend to clean the bottom of your tank if you don't have a bottom drain.

  • EXTRAUP 2100GPH Electric Adjustable Flow Garden Sumbersible Fountain Pond Filter Silent Pump for Fish Pet Aquarium Tank Waterfall Koi Salt Clear Water
  • Apply to ponds rockey,aquarium tanks with water recycling equipment matching,large flow and super silence
  • Use ceramic shaft,wear resistance,no rust and long service life. Both fresh and seawater,do not contain copper element
  • The locked rotor protection function(immediately cut off power after impeller jamed). Plug in again to restart
  • 115V/60Hz;Power 70W; Max flow 2100GPH(Adjustable); Max lift 18FT
  • Power cord length 16.4FT with UL plug;Hose adapter: 3/4",1",1-1/4"
  • Manufacture: EXTRAUP
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 6 x 5 inches; 7.05 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The EXTRAUP
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EXTRAUP Final Thoughts

"Thank you for reading!"

I keep the water stored in a 5 gal bucket and this pump is perfect for the size. The effluent connector exits on the top and is pointed up. This pump works great for my sugar kettle fountain. Moves a lot of water, which is what I was looking for. Using right now for my indoor pond for my koi until the one outside is finished. But i am very unhappy with the alarm as is everyone in my house. What everyone says about the silicone tubing being kinked up is true.

Overall Score
4.4


(68 Points)

4. Jhua Fountain Pump 300GPH (1200L/H, 21W) Submersible Water Pump, Ultra Quiet Fountain Pumps Submersi...

User Ratings: 71 4

Jhua First Impressions

"' happy to help."

This first one was a little taller and worked perfectly. Unfortunately somehow, storing it over last winter, the plug has gone missing. The pump's base is sturdy and appears well made. Great for mixing my saltwater and transfer to my display tank 30 feet away. This runs 15 hrs per day for about 4 months. May 2020; Just received this and so far am really happy. It's powerful but quiet which I love.

  • Jhua Fountain Pump 300GPH (1200L/H, 21W) Submersible Water Pump, Ultra Quiet Fountain Pumps Submersible Outdoor with 5.9ft Power Cord, 3 Nozzles for Aquarium, Fish Tank, Pond, Statuary, Hydroponics
  • 【Ultra Quiet Design & Perfect Motor】-- NOTE: ★ Please buy from Jhua store. Other stores sold on the Jhua page the quality of product is not guaranteed and there are security risks, or not send goods. Be careful ! ★ The reliable and durable upgraded motor inside produces no noise, which gives you a quiet environment even with one in your bedroom. 4 Strong suction cups suit both vertical or horizontal mounting firmly onto the fish tank.
  • 【Water Flow Control】-- Rotate the knob to adjust the water flow rate, so you can get just the water pressure you want. Maximum flow rate: 300 GPH(1200L/H). Equipped with 3 nozzles (13mm;16mm;19mm)for your choice. The Submersible Water Pump can elevate column of water up to 4.9ft ( 1.5m)
  • 【Small Fountain Water Pump】-- Dimensions: 2.36 x 2.75 x 3.34 inch (6 x 7 x 8.5 cm). The mini size makes this water pump easy to hide or disguise.
  • 【Detachable & Cleanable】-- The water pump is easy to detach to clean. Do not need any tools to disassemble it and is very easy to be cleaned. The 5.9ft (1.8m) long power cord offers convenient installation
  • 【Wide Application】-- This submersible pump attracts your fish or turtles a lot as it keeps circulating and aerating the water. Perfect for small to medium size aquarium, fountains, landscaping, spout, pond, water gardens and hydroponic systems, etc.
  • Manufacture: Jhua
  • Part Number: PD-17892
  • Material: Stainless Steel
  • Item Weight: 1.29 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 23.62 x 27.56 x 33.46 inches
  • Color: Black
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Power Source: Corded Electric
  • Batteries Included?: Yes
  • Batteries Required?: No
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Jhua
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Jhua Final Thoughts

"Great pump for the money!"

The pump's base is sturdy and appears well made. I have over 17 tanks so water changes take forever with python or buckets. I sent an email to the manufacturer asking if i could shut that off. I ordered this pump for some minor jobs unrelated to the basement. I've been buying pumps from Home Depot only to have them continually go out. I upgraded to a stronger one and it got broken at the bottom while being shipped. Best emergency replacent I've bought for my 75gallon reef tank!

Overall Score
4.4


(601 Points)

5. Current USA eFlux Accessory Wave Pump

User Ratings: 63 11

Current USA 6006 First Impressions

"And simply fed my fish."

I'd compare it to the new Hydors with the controllers. This pump works great for my sugar kettle fountain. Quiet and flows well for a pump that is only a couple inches in size. When the feed buttom is pressed my unit sends a loud alarm. BUT IF YOU NEED MORE LIFT JUST USE A SMALLER I. I'd compare it to the new Hydors with the controllers. The seller had a new one out to me the same day and I got it in 2 days!

  • Current USA eFlux Accessory Wave Pump
  • EASY TO ADD- Add an eFlux accessory wave pump to any Orbit IC LED light* or eFlux Wave Pump Kit and your ready to control and synchronize. Running virtually silent, they use safe direct current (DC) and are completely controllable using LOOP control. A prefilter foam guard and cable protector provide added protection from troublemaker inverts.
  • ADJUSTABLE DIRECTION- The adjustable swivel bracket provides directional water flow precisely where you need it most. Whether you want to direct surging water current at an anemone or produce wave action on the water surface, simply pivot the pump in the direction you want water current and watch it flow.
  • MAGNETIC MOUNT- eFlux Wave Pumps use a magnetic bracket which is easy to install and allows you to position the pump virtually anywhere in your aquarium. A silicone pad absorbs vibration, allowing the pumps to run virtually silent.
  • PREMIUM WAVE PUMP- Efflux controllable wave pumps simulate water flow found in nature, providing tank wide circulation, improving water quality and promoting strong coral growth and fish health
  • MULTIPLE FLOW MODES- Wave Pulse, Surge Flow, Steady Stream, and Feed Mode
  • Manufacture: Current USA
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.1 x 3.9 inches; 1.92 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Current USA 6006
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Current USA 6006 Final Thoughts

"Thanks so much!"

I'm using this pump in my backyard for cascade waterfall. I have an older room air conditioner that vents out of the window. Well, this is just about the cutest little fountain pump I've ever seen. Quiet and flows well for a pump that is only a couple inches in size. Pump works fine, but I definitely over bought. This pump is the perfect size for performing frequent water changes. Couldnt be happier with this thing.

Overall Score
4.1


(764 Points)

6. SYWAN Water Pumps DC 4V-6V 150L/H Mini Micro Brushless Submersible Motor with USB Connector Water Co...

User Ratings: 53 18

SYWAN pump First Impressions

"It's really spastic."

No more trying to lift a 5ga bucket full of water! Ordered this one and received it in one day. I changed to a 65GPH pump with good results. The smaller waterfalls are run by another one of these on a split line. I wound up buying a less exspensive, simpler one. Make sure it's fully submerged, to protect the motor; OURS WORKS GREAT! Saves having to carry buckets of water around.

  • SYWAN Water Pumps DC 4V-6V 150L/H Mini Micro Brushless Submersible Motor with USB Connector Water Cooling Pump for Aquarium Fountain Garden House
  • ★SUBMERSIBLE WATER PUMP.Working Voltage:DC 4V-6V 0.6-1.8W. No load Rated current: less than 0.15A. Load Current Rating: 0.35A Maximum Flow Rate: 280L/Hour Noise: 40dB MAX
  • ★HIGH QUALITY ASSURANCE.A submersible with a USB connector that turns still water into flowing water, which makes the water contain more oxygen and provides a better living environment for fish.
  • ★ADJUSTABLE WATER FLOW.The adjustable knob makes it easy to adjust the water flow,so there is no problem that the water flow is too high or too low.
  • ★CONVENIENT USB CONNECTOR.No longer the traditional plug, but the applicability wider USB interface, can plug to almost everything with USB interface( Power bank, Laptop, USB socket and etc)
  • ★Mini SIZE.Mini water pump,the weight is only 60g.Keeping and rearing tanks or small water features where reliable water conveyance, circulation or flow is required.
  • Manufacture: Big Waves
  • Item Weight: 2.12 ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SYWAN pump
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SYWAN pump Final Thoughts

"Love these pumps."

The physical size is great, and the pump itself is very quiet. And their customer service is great. So, I converted a used aquarium into an orchidarium. I got two of these pumps for a DIY tabletop fountains. It is a definite asset to the outdoor space. Wife had bought a small fountain at Goodwill and the pump was bad. Pump works fine, but I definitely over bought.

Overall Score
3.9


(21 Points)

7. JAJALE Submersible Water Pump Ultra Quiet for Pond,Aquarium,Fish Tank,Fountain,Hydroponics

User Ratings: 61 9

JAJALE First Impressions

"In comes this one."

I'm using this pump in my backyard for cascade waterfall. There was still to much water flow. I'd compare it to the new Hydors with the controllers. This brought the relative humidity up to about 64%. The design feels solid and the suction cups hold well. Serves HOB 5-gal sump with Klir roller setup+ Tunnze skimmer. I'd compare it to the new Hydors with the controllers.

  • JAJALE Submersible Water Pump Ultra Quiet for Pond,Aquarium,Fish Tank,Fountain,Hydroponics
  • Our pumps are epoxy sealed and pass the voltage withstand test in compliance with the UL standard. 100% inspection is fulfilled for Quality Control according to ISO. While working, they are incredibly quiet and efficient and energy-saving with high lift. Max Head: 1.9 ft (0.6m).
  • Our pumps are easy to clean and no tools are required to install, uninstall, or disassemble. Volume Dimensions: L 1.5 in. W 1.5 in. H 1.25in.
  • The small pump body and motor use real copper core wires and sufficient epoxy resin so that it can guarantee a long life. can make a strong flow rate which is adjustable. Max flow 66 GPH – 250 L/H, 2.5w Power Consumption. This wire 6 ft. (1.7m) Non-Polarized Plug (US) UL Approved
  • This submersible pump is designed for use in ponds, fountains, waterfalls, hydroponic systems, irrigation systems, and water features. Fits 1/4" (6.4mm) ID Tubing.
  • Strong suction cups allow the pump to stick to any smooth flat surface vertically or horizontally.
  • Manufacture: Tiger Mountain Industrial Co.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The JAJALE
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JAJALE Final Thoughts

"The not waterproof plug."

I'm using this for mixing salt and pumping water back into my tank through the sump. The effluent connector exits on the top and is pointed up. Great flow that is easily adjustable. Might be a good idea for them to figure out how to ship the tubing more reliably. This pump is perfect for the small fountain and provides the sound of water flowing. Great for mixing my saltwater and transfer to my display tank 30 feet away. The water refill only takes a couple minutes.

Overall Score
4.1


(567 Points)

8. GROWNEER 2 Packs 550GPH Submersible Pump 30W Ultra Quiet Fountain Water Pump, 2000L/H, with 7.2ft Hi...

User Ratings: 65 5

GROWNEER First Impressions

"Great pump."

This little fountain helps reduce stress during the day. I've been using mine now for over three months and it is working beautifully. Performing water changes was messy and hard on the joints. I have over 17 tanks so water changes take forever with python or buckets. I have never had any issues with them. The smaller waterfalls are run by another one of these on a split line. Eventually, I had the hose squirting water on the inside of the right pane of glass.

  • GROWNEER 2 Packs 550GPH Submersible Pump 30W Ultra Quiet Fountain Water Pump, 2000L/H, with 7.2ft High Lift, 3 Nozzles for Aquarium, Fish Tank, Pond, Hydroponics, Statuary
  • 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: 550GPH (2000L/H). The impeller shaft is stainless steel for long life span.
  • STRONG POWER & HIGH LIFT -- Voltage:110-120V. Max Lift Height: 7.2ft. Model number is SML-630. 30W high efficiency motor for energy saving. Lift height is a max height the water goes up, after connecting the water pipe to the nozzle (Make sure the joint sealed securely and tightly)
  • 3 NOZZLES -- Each water pump has 3 nozzles for option: 0.51"/0.62"/0.75". Provide a different water flow as you desired. Threaded fittings make it more stable. Detachable and cleanable.
  • SUCTION CUP & 5.9FT POWER CORD -- Long enough cord for easy installation. 4 individual powerful suction cups help keep it in place, so you can stick it on the right side of the aquarium, either vertically or horizontally.
  • WIDELY APPLIED -- 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. Meet UL 1081standard.
  • 2 x 550GPH Water Pump
  • 2 x 0.51" Nozzle
  • 2 x 0.62" Nozzle
  • Manufacture: GROWNEER
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GROWNEER
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GROWNEER Final Thoughts

"Yes I would buy again."

Great flow that is easily adjustable. Might be a good idea for them to figure out how to ship the tubing more reliably. This runs 15 hrs per day for about 4 months. So, I converted a used aquarium into an orchidarium. The amazon Review template asked me about this products'sheerness. THEN THERE WAS A 5 GALLON PAIL OF SUBTRATE. This brought the relative humidity up to about 64%.

Overall Score
4.3


(464 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
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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


(539 Points)

10. Yochaqute 24V Aquarium DC Return Water Pump Flow Pump 3170 GPH with Controller Wave Function for Pon...

User Ratings: 54 15

YCTECH First Impressions

"Best decision ever."

I changed to a 65GPH pump with good results. Wife had bought a small fountain at Goodwill and the pump was bad. This brought the relative humidity up to about 64%. Ordered this one and received it in one day. Eventually, I had the hose squirting water on the inside of the right pane of glass. I have over 17 tanks so water changes take forever with python or buckets. The physical size is great, and the pump itself is very quiet.

  • Yochaqute 24V Aquarium DC Return Water Pump Flow Pump 3170 GPH with Controller Wave Function for Ponds Aquarium Statuary Hydroponics Aquaponics 12000L/H
  • Demension & Specifications: Powerful and ultra quiet water return pump. Output voltage: DC 24V. Cord length from the pump to controller is 6ft, the power cord length is 6.6ft. Wattage/flow/head: 100W/3170GPH/26ft head. Nozzles size: 30/35 mm.
  • Multiple Usage: It's great for a variety of application in pond, fish tank, fountains, waterfalls, hydroponic systems, irrigation systems. We provide a 1-year warranty for this water pump. If you are not completely satisfied with our water pump or receive a defective product, we are happy to find an acceptable solution. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns
  • Adjustable Flow Speed: This aquarium water pump has an external Led display controller, with 20 flow speed settings, you can control the flow rate from 101 to 120 of the top speed flow. 4 buttons on the controller: "+" "-" "Feed" "Wave"
  • Internal & External Use: YCTECH DC water pump can be ran externally or be submerged. Please note the controller is not waterproof, must be placed indoors. The pond pump comes with screws, o rings, pipe connection fittings.
  • Durable Water Pump: Wear-resistant ceramic shaft and magnetic drive makes this water pump a long service life. No copper element, can be used for fresh water or salt water
  • Manufacture: YCTECH
  • Item Weight: 6.72 pounds
  • Size: 3170GPH, 100W, 26ft lift
  • Power Source: Corded Electric
  • Batteries Included?: No
  • Editor's Impressions Of The YCTECH
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YCTECH Final Thoughts

"Same deal."

I'd compare it to the new Hydors with the controllers. They seem to also enjoy a small water fountain and splashing in it. This is the perfect pump for a small tabletop bubbling fountain. This is the perfect little pump for my application. IT WILL PUMP 400 GPH WITH A ONE INCH NIPPLE. Well, this is just about the cutest little fountain pump I've ever seen. I ordered this pump to keep the filtered water for my plants aerated.

Overall Score
3.9


(48 Points)

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