Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Flexzion Aquarium Water Pumps

1. Flexzion Pond Pump Submersible 800/950/1200/1400/1850/2100/2650 GPH - Flow Inline Aquarium Fountain ...

User Ratings: 71 8

Flexzion First Impressions

"Same deal."

This little fountain helps reduce stress during the day. Based upon comments the motor is prolly not consistently manufactured. I will be replacing it with a 1375 GPH pump. Will empty 75 gallons of mixed water to my 300 gallon aquarium in about 5 minutes. I really like this pump, although I would have liked a little more flow. The seller had a new one out to me the same day and I got it in 2 days! Unfortunately somehow, storing it over last winter, the plug has gone missing.

  • Flexzion Pond Pump Submersible 800/950/1200/1400/1850/2100/2650 GPH - Flow Inline Aquarium Fountain Waterfall Koi Fish Salt Fresh Water Filter with Set of Outlet Adapter
  • This pump is good for aquariums, waterfalls, pond filtration systems or any other pond application
  • Can be used submerged or inline (external) with both salt and fresh water, indoors or out
  • Adjustable flow rate; Safe for fish, with no oil, copper or harmful chemicals
  • Allow large size of dirt particle up to 1/4" with spiral propeller design
  • Well designed with variable frequency technology for a variety of settings: small power, large flow, high H-max, silence
  • Manufacture: Flexzion
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 9 x 7 inches; 6.45 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Flexzion
  • Pump Power [star rating='4.3']
  • Quality [star rating='4.5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.9']
  • Affordability [star rating='4']

Flexzion Final Thoughts

"I've got a 60ga tank."

Liked the product and happy with it. No more back breaking effort with 5 gallon bucks. This brought the relative humidity up to about 64%. Other than that the pump works great. That was barely within the pump's capability. No more back breaking effort with 5 gallon bucks. Note that the barb adapter sizes are different depending on the pump model.

Overall Score
4.4

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

2. 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)

3. Maxesla Water Pump

User Ratings: 56 19

Maxesla First Impressions

"Surprisingly, it is good."

The water movement helps attract them. It raised the temperature of my water by about 10°. Keep that in mind when running through a similar setup. I sent an email to the manufacturer asking if i could shut that off. Highly recommend to clean the bottom of your tank if you don't have a bottom drain. Ended up removing pump from aquarium after 3 days of relentless noise. JUST CARRING THREE GALL OF WATER WHERES ME OUT.

  • Maxesla Water Pump
  • 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: 145GPH
  • STRONG POWER and HIGH LIFT. Max Lift Height: 3.8ft. 9.5W 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)
  • SUPER LOW NOISE DESIGN- this 2017 next generation energy-saving low-power submersible pump design provides excellent reliability and extremely low noise operation, providing you with a nice peaceful environment
  • 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
  • MULTI USES & SAFETY- Safe for fish with no exposed copper and oil free. This reliable, ultra quiet submersible pump is excellent for aquariums, fountains, ponds and hydroponic pump systems. Easy to clean with no tools required to disassemble and clean filter/impeller.
  • Manufacture: Maxesla
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Maxesla
  • Pump Power [star rating='4.4']
  • Quality [star rating='3.4']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.6']
  • Affordability [star rating='2.9']

Maxesla Final Thoughts

"And so am I!"

So, I converted a used aquarium into an orchidarium. This little fountain helps reduce stress during the day. So I connect a pump to tubing and run to a drain. I upgraded to a stronger one and it got broken at the bottom while being shipped. And their customer service is great. I do encourage the purchase of these pumps. Both from the tank to the bucket, and from the bucket to the tank.

Overall Score
3.8

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

4. 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
  • Pump Power [star rating='3.5']
  • Quality [star rating='4.3']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.2']

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

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

5. KEDSUM 1000GPH Inline/Submersible Water Pump(3800L/H, 72W), Ultra Quiet Water Pump with 9.8ft High L...

User Ratings: 59 10

KEDSUM First Impressions

"It's very quiet."

I BUILT ONE USING AN INTERNAL FISH FILTER THAT LAID IN THE BOTTO. I changed to a 65GPH pump with good results. Recently saw a small tabletop fountain in a gift store for an outrageous price. Replies quickly and resolved issues quickly! Serves HOB 5-gal sump with Klir roller setup+ Tunnze skimmer. BUT IF YOU NEED MORE LIFT JUST USE A SMALLER I. The design feels solid and the suction cups hold well.

  • KEDSUM 1000GPH Inline/Submersible Water Pump(3800L/H, 72W), Ultra Quiet Water Pump with 9.8ft High Lift, Fountain Pump with 6.5ft Power Cord, 5 Nozzles for Fish Tank, Pond, Aquarium
  • 【Submersible/Inline Pump 2 in 1】BUY ONE GET TWO, suitable for AMPHIBIOUS use. It can be submerged in water as a submersible pump or connected to a pipe for use as an inline pump. Perfect for water change, water circuration, hydroponic system, fountains, fish tanks, aquariums, etc. (Note: Make sure to POUR WATER into the pump before EXTERNAL USE)
  • 【Specifications】Dimensions: 6.7x4.7x5.3inches. The 6.5ft long power cord offers convenient installation. Max Flow Rate: 1000 GPH (3800L/H), Max Lift height: up to 9.8 Feet. Watt: 72W; Voltage:110-120V.
  • 【5 Optional Nozzles】It comes with 5 optional nozzles to create different water flow effects, 4 outflow nozzles: 6/7inch(22mm)×2, 1inch(25mm)×2, 1 inflow nozzles: 1inch(25mm).(PLEASE NOTE inline and outlet nozzles has different thread size)
  • 【Detachable & Cleanable】This profile size water pump is easy to hide or disguise. No need any tools to detach it, easy to seperate, easy to clean. 4 rubber suckers on the bottom, can adsorb on the glass surface and reduce noise and vibration
  • 【The KEDSUM Better Guarantee】: The relible and duarable motor does not produce much noise, giving you quiet environment. Any question of your KEDSUM 1000GPH submersible/ non submersible pump, please come back to us and we will be responsible for the pumps we produce.
  • Manufacture: KEDSUM
  • Part Number: D20V281-D20V281D
  • Material: Plastic, ceramic, copper
  • Item Weight: 5 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 6.7 x 4.7 x 5.3 inches
  • Size: 1000GPH
  • Color: Black
  • Power Source: Ac
  • Batteries Included?: No
  • Batteries Required?: No
  • Editor's Impressions Of The KEDSUM
  • Pump Power [star rating='3.3']
  • Quality [star rating='3.2']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.7']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.1']

KEDSUM Final Thoughts

"Would recommend!"

I just got finished setting this bad boy up and I have to say I'm highly impressed. Using right now for my indoor pond for my koi until the one outside is finished. I do encourage the purchase of these pumps. I just got finished setting this bad boy up and I have to say I'm highly impressed. I'm using this pump in my backyard for cascade waterfall. Use a T at the suction top with a threaded plug to prime at startup. Some of my orchids do not do well when the relative humidity drops below 30%.

Overall Score
4.1

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

6. 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)

7. DOMICA 90 GPH Mini Submersible Pump, Small Fountain Pump (5W 350L/H) for Water Feature, Aquariums, F...

User Ratings: 57 5

DOMICA First Impressions

"Boy, did this do the job!"

Moves a lot of water, which is what I was looking for. These are bags you put carbon in for filters. I just got finished setting this bad boy up and I have to say I'm highly impressed. Pump works fine, but I definitely over bought. One of the best purchases I've ever! Great little pump for small aquariums and waterfalls. I upgraded to a stronger one and it got broken at the bottom while being shipped.

  • DOMICA 90 GPH Mini Submersible Pump, Small Fountain Pump (5W 350L/H) for Water Feature, Aquariums, Fish Tank, Tabletop Fountain, Pet Fountain, Indoor or Outdoor Pond Fountain
  • ★【Ultra Quiet Design】: The relible and duarable motor does not produce much noise, giving you quiet environment.This submersible pump is designed for small size aquariums, Fish tanks, Pond, desk fountains, pet cat dog water fountain, water gardens and hydroponic systems.
  • ★【EASY TO USE】: No need any tools to detach it, easy to seperate, easy to clean, And simply plug in power for quick water draining.
  • ★【Adjustable Flow Rate】: Designed with a adjusting knob, allowing to adjust the water flow rate, the maximal flow rate can be up to 90 GPH. It can elevate column of water up to 3.0ft.
  • ★【Mini Size】: The mini size makes the pump easy to hide or disguise in the water. Dimensions:1.8 "x 1.6" x 1.4".
  • ★【Must be Fully Submerged】: this submersible water pump is designed to sit in water, water inlet must be completely submerged in water. With 3 suction cups at bottom, you can install the pump to spray water horizontally or vertically. Power cord is 6ft long and waterproof.
  • Manufacture: DOMICA
  • Item Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Product Dimensions: 3.15 x 2.2 x 2.26 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DOMICA
  • Pump Power [star rating='4.5']
  • Quality [star rating='3.8']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.4']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.2']

DOMICA Final Thoughts

"Great pump."

5' in max setting but slowed down any higher than that. 5' in max setting but slowed down any higher than that. Packaged well and it appears to be a well designed pump. This pump will mix 30-50 gallons of salt water in about 20-30 minutes. I keep the water stored in a 5 gal bucket and this pump is perfect for the size. It does NOT come with an electric switch. I BUILT ONE USING AN INTERNAL FISH FILTER THAT LAID IN THE BOTTO.

Overall Score
4.1

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

8. 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
  • Pump Power [star rating='3.4']
  • Quality [star rating='4.3']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.6']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.3']

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

[star rating="3.9"]
(21 Points)

9. Simple Deluxe 160 GPH UL Listed Submersible Water Pump for Fish Tank, Hydroponics, Aquaponics, Fount...

User Ratings: 65 10

Simple Deluxe LGPUMP160G First Impressions

"Works great."

This pump works great for my sugar kettle fountain. This runs 15 hrs per day for about 4 months. Mine can pump 30 gallons in about a minute and a half. Great flow that is easily adjustable. Quiet and flows well for a pump that is only a couple inches in size. And their customer service is great. Might be a good idea for them to figure out how to ship the tubing more reliably.

  • Simple Deluxe 160 GPH UL Listed Submersible Water Pump for Fish Tank, Hydroponics, Aquaponics, Fountains, Ponds, Statuary, Aquariums & Inline
  • #1 HAS PRE-FILTER INCLUDED - Pre-filter on the intake prevents debris from entering your pump and extend the life of your pump, Max flow rate: 160GPH, Max Lift Height 4.3ft
  • DURABLE QUALITY - Our Polished Aluminum Oxide Ceramic Impeller Shaft insures long pump life because it is non-corrodible and more than 3 times as hard as stainless steel. Epoxy Resin Encasement of key internal motor components prevents unwanted conductivity and corrosion of metal parts
  • SAFE & EASY - Safe for fish with no exposed copper. Easy to clean with no tools required to disassemble and clean filter/impeller. Our Electric Cord is waterproof, 18# gauge copper wire, molded plug with ground, heavy duty flexible vinyl jacket, resists oil/grease/moisture, abrasion resistant and very good flexibility at all temperatures
  • COMPACT & MINI SIZE - The mini size makes the pump easy to hide or disguise in the water. Suction cups is great for mounting onto the glass surface. 6ft CORD. Dimensions: 3.66"x2.05"x2.46"
  • VERSATILE - 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
  • Manufacture: Simple Deluxe
  • Product Dimensions: 3.66 x 2.05 x 2.46 inches; 11.22 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Simple Deluxe LGPUMP160G
  • Pump Power [star rating='5']
  • Quality [star rating='4.7']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.6']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.7']

Simple Deluxe LGPUMP160G Final Thoughts

"Thanks so much!"

Based upon comments the motor is prolly not consistently manufactured. JUST CARRING THREE GALL OF WATER WHERES ME OUT. I have never had any issues with them. But i am very unhappy with the alarm as is everyone in my house. Liked the product and happy with it. Liked the product and happy with it. My current standard 100gph pump wasn't cutting it.

Overall Score
4.2

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

10. Maxspect XF330 Gyre Pump and Controller Package Wavemaker

User Ratings: 55 4

Maxspect First Impressions

"Yes I would buy again."

This one works perfectly and customer service is superb. It's powerful but quiet which I love. I got two of these pumps for a DIY tabletop fountains. HOSE THE YOU WILL HAVE MORE PREASURE. Perfect for a cat fountain or small fountain up to 1. The water refill only takes a couple minutes. One of the best purchases I've ever!

  • Maxspect XF330 Gyre Pump and Controller Package Wavemaker
  • Max Flow 2,350 gph
  • For aquariums from 25 to 100+ gallons
  • Applicable for glass or acrylic aquariums up to 1/2 in.
  • 5-35 watts
  • Manufacture: Maxspect
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Maxspect
  • Pump Power [star rating='3.3']
  • Quality [star rating='3.9']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.3']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.3']

Maxspect Final Thoughts

"5' tall Small fountain."

Saves having to carry buckets of water around. I cut one end off old garden hose and it fit perfectly on end of pump. Plant was happy and my house was cool! Can min the flow for cat fountain or med. Saves having to carry buckets of water around. I really like this pump, although I would have liked a little more flow. And their customer service is great.

Overall Score
4.2

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

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