Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Hydor Aquarium Water Pumps

1. Hydor Koralia Nano Aquarium Circulation Pump, 240, 425, 565 GPH

User Ratings: 72 5

Hydor P29101 First Impressions

"5 gallon aquarium."

I have purchased several of their products and I've never had any issues. Almost too powerful for my fountains. I upgraded to a stronger one and it got broken at the bottom while being shipped. I'm using this for mixing salt and pumping water back into my tank through the sump. Using right now for my indoor pond for my koi until the one outside is finished. The water refill only takes a couple minutes. And their customer service is great.

  • Hydor Koralia Nano Aquarium Circulation Pump, 240, 425, 565 GPH
  • In a world where nano tanks rule, Hydor introduced a more powerful nano pump added to the Koralia Nano line, with the Koralia Nano 240, 240 gallon per hour flow rate.
  • Patented Magnet-Suction cup support for free positioning in aquariums. Works on glass and acrylic
  • Safe for use with wave timers such as Hydor Smart Wave
  • Compact design and low energy consumption
  • Made in Italy
  • Patented Magnet Suction Cup mounting allows you to position the pump on glass, acrylic and plastic aquariums and enclosures.
  • Swivel the pump to direct the flow where it is needed.
  • Compact in size at 2.4 inches
  • Manufacture: Hydor USA, Inc.
  • Product Dimensions: 3.5 x 2 x 2 inches; 9.92 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Hydor P29101
  • Pump Power [star rating='4.5']
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.7']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

Hydor P29101 Final Thoughts

"Thanks so much!"

Would highly recommend if you need to move large volumes of water quickly. Performing water changes was messy and hard on the joints. No more trying to lift a 5ga bucket full of water! The design feels solid and the suction cups hold well. I sent an email to the manufacturer asking if i could shut that off. Serves HOB 5-gal sump with Klir roller setup+ Tunnze skimmer. Saves having to carry buckets of water around.

Overall Score
4.5

[star rating="4.5"]
(2409 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Hydor Aquarium Water Pumps

2. Hydor Koralia Evolution Aquarium Circulation Pump

User Ratings: 69 6

Hydor P29501 First Impressions

"It's so quiet!"

HOSE THE YOU WILL HAVE MORE PREASURE. The video shows the pump at full throttle and can be adjusted lower. It's very quick, and does an excellent job. Quiet while running and great suction. Recently saw a small tabletop fountain in a gift store for an outrageous price. Can min the flow for cat fountain or med. Some of my orchids do not do well when the relative humidity drops below 30%.

  • Hydor Koralia Evolution Aquarium Circulation Pump
  • New and improved mount featuring vibration absorbing technology and magnetic suction cup with free positioning capabilities
  • Safe for use with wave-timers
  • Higher flow rates and lower energy consumption when compared to previous Koralia models.
  • Compact design
  • Promotes a healthy aquarium by recreating natural currents found in nature
  • 2 modes: Synchronous and Alternating
  • 2 Channel controller (max load of 100 watts per channel
  • Control multiple pumps with only one unit
  • Manufacture: Hydor USA, Inc.
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 3 x 3 inches; 1.2 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Hydor P29501
  • Pump Power [star rating='3.4']
  • Quality [star rating='3.7']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.1']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.4']

Hydor P29501 Final Thoughts

"Does exactly as I needed."

I changed to a 65GPH pump with good results. I've been buying pumps from Home Depot only to have them continually go out. Works very good and it's very quite hardly makes a noise. Great little pump for small aquariums and waterfalls. This pump works great for my sugar kettle fountain. 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
4.4

[star rating="4.4"]
(1455 Points)

3. H2Pro Wavemaker 4227Gph Aquarium Water Pumps with Controller

User Ratings: 82

H2Pro QP-16 First Impressions

"Not anymore!"

The smaller waterfalls are run by another one of these on a split line. Quiet while running and great suction. THEN THERE WAS A 5 GALLON PAIL OF SUBTRATE. It raised the temperature of my water by about 10°. I recommend this small, very economical pump! The amazon Review template asked me about this products'sheerness. At least 50% less than big box store's price.

  • H2Pro Wavemaker 4227Gph Aquarium Water Pumps with Controller
  • Flow rate: 4227GPH
  • Set one pump as master and others as slave
  • 6 modes: normal, sine, advance pulse, nature, reef, and advance shift
  • Comes with a controller and magnet mount
  • Easily control your qi wave makers with the LED Display on the controller
  • Manufacture: MIZ2D
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.2 x 4 inches; 2.9 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The H2Pro QP-16
  • Pump Power [star rating='4.8']
  • Quality [star rating='4.2']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.7']

H2Pro QP-16 Final Thoughts

"But does an amazing job."

The smaller waterfalls are run by another one of these on a split line. I do encourage the purchase of these pumps. This pump is the perfect size for performing frequent water changes. I changed to a 65GPH pump with good results. This pump is the perfect size for performing frequent water changes. Both from the tank to the bucket, and from the bucket to the tank. Ended up removing pump from aquarium after 3 days of relentless noise.

Overall Score
4.8

[star rating="4.8"]
(10 Points)

4. Winkeyes 160GPH Fountain Pump with 48” Lift, 8W Small Submersible Fountain Water Pump for Outdoor ...

User Ratings: 69 4

Winkeyes First Impressions

"This pump does that."

By the time were ready to pump the water back in, salt is completely mixed. I ordered this pump for some minor jobs unrelated to the basement. Ended up removing pump from aquarium after 3 days of relentless noise. This little fountain helps reduce stress during the day. Note that the barb adapter sizes are different depending on the pump model. Mine is powerful others not so powerful, i guess. The physical size is great, and the pump itself is very quiet.

  • Winkeyes 160GPH Fountain Pump with 48” Lift, 8W Small Submersible Fountain Water Pump for Outdoor Indoor Tabletop Water Fountain, Aquarium, Fish Tank, Hydroponic, Pond, 6ft Power Cord, 2 Nozzles
  • This little water pump designs for bedside fountain,tabletop fountain,small indoor fountain,patio ponds,patio water garden,outdoor garden fountain,DIY cat/dog pet fountain,pump for waterfall. A general purpose pump with unlimited uses suitable for the artist, creator or inventor, pond, aquarium or in hydroponics, people may use these little pumps on the lowest setting to feed plants,or for breaking the water surface for oxygen in a tank.
  • Adjustable Flow Rate - Designed with a adjusting knob, allowing to adjust the water flow rate, the maximal flow rate can be up to 160GPH.With brushless motor ultra quiet, the relible and duarable motor does not produce much noise, giving you quiet environment. Run smoothly, low noise, long working life compared with brush motor, keep it quiet and not scare the fish when use it on small pond or fish tank.Plenty of power in the small unit to move water up to 3.9ft.
  • Detachable & Cleanable - No need any tools to detach it, easy to seperate, easy to clean.100% safe,non toxic,non- radioacitivy design with waterproof for kids aged 3-99+.
  • Compact and Mini Size Waterfall Pumps - Dimensions:2.28" x 1.77" x 1.96" (L x W x H).Compact design is great for space-saving on your tabletop water fountain. The maximal flow rate can be up to 160 gallons per hour. Lift height can be up to 3.9ft.
  • Suction cups - 4 individual powerful suction cups that hold the fountain pump securely on the right side of aquarium, vertically or horizontally. water change pump has 2 nozzles 13mm and 8.5mm for optional.
  • Manufacture: Winkeyes
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Winkeyes
  • Pump Power [star rating='3.4']
  • Quality [star rating='4.6']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.6']

Winkeyes Final Thoughts

"The cord was too short."

This is the perfect pump for a small tabletop bubbling fountain. I BUILT ONE USING AN INTERNAL FISH FILTER THAT LAID IN THE BOTTO. Any pump will clog unless the fountain is kept clean. The design feels solid and the suction cups hold well. I have over 17 tanks so water changes take forever with python or buckets. The pump is adjustable from 30-100%, has convenient feed option. I have the little pump turned down, but the video I attached shows it at full blast.

Overall Score
4.3

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

5. Hygger Quiet Submersible and External 24V DC Water Pump, with Controller (30%-100% Settings), Powerf...

User Ratings: 76 9

hygger HG-915-3000 First Impressions

"Overall a great pump."

HOSE THE YOU WILL HAVE MORE PREASURE. Absolutely silent, and has 4 little silicone suction cup feet to isolate vibration. Could work for a cat fountain, or small to medium aquarium fountain. Serves HOB 5-gal sump with Klir roller setup+ Tunnze skimmer. I'm using this pump in my backyard for cascade waterfall. BUT IF YOU NEED MORE LIFT JUST USE A SMALLER I. May 2020; Just received this and so far am really happy.

  • Hygger Quiet Submersible and External 24V DC Water Pump, with Controller (30%-100% Settings), Powerful Return Pump for Fish Tanks, Aquariums, Ponds, Fountains, Sump, Hydroponics
  • 【Demension & Specifications】Powerful and ultra quiet water return pump. Input voltage: 100-240V 50/60HZ. Output voltage: DC 24V. Pump Dimension (LxWxH): 6.2 x 3.1 x 5 inch. Cord length from the pump to controller is 6ft, the power cord length is 6.6ft. Wattage/flow/head: 25W/800GPH/9.8ft head. Please look the chart for each models
  • 【 Auto Shut Off When No Water】 Plug the power to turn this water pump on, unplug the power to turn it off. It is protected in case there's no water, the pump will auto shut off when no water is sensed or water gets too low. Comes with 2 kinds of removable water intake screens,1 for normal water level and the other for low water level (higher than 0.8inch)
  • 【Adjustable Flow Speed】This aquarium water pump has an external Led display controller, with 71 flow speed settings, you can control the flow rate from 30% to 100% of the top speed flow. 3 buttons on the controller: "Up" "Down" "Pause"
  • 【Internal & External Use】 Hygger dcp 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. You can connect 1" or 3/4" pipes to this pond pump
  • 【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. Need 10ft extension cord for the controller and pump, please go for ASIN B08CB69DSF
  • Ultra quiet, runs at low vibration.
  • Auto shut off when no water is sensed.
  • High performance, energy saving up to 65% and safe operation.
  • Manufacture: hygger
  • Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 3.1 x 5 inches; 4.08 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The hygger HG-915-3000
  • Pump Power [star rating='5']
  • Quality [star rating='4.5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.2']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.6']

hygger HG-915-3000 Final Thoughts

"50-gal tank."

Almost too powerful for my fountains. This pump works great for my sugar kettle fountain. Could work for a cat fountain, or small to medium aquarium fountain. Couldnt be happier with this thing. This first one was a little taller and worked perfectly. So I connect a pump to tubing and run to a drain. Perfect for a cat fountain or small fountain up to 1.

Overall Score
4.4

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

6. Jecod DP-2 Programmable Auto Dosing Pump, 2 Channel

User Ratings: 61 10

Jebao DP-2 First Impressions

"So it's great!"

Performing water changes was messy and hard on the joints. HOSE THE YOU WILL HAVE MORE PREASURE. I upgraded to a stronger one and it got broken at the bottom while being shipped. So, I converted a used aquarium into an orchidarium. So I connect a pump to tubing and run to a drain. Other than that the pump works great. Might be a good idea for them to figure out how to ship the tubing more reliably.

  • Jecod DP-2 Programmable Auto Dosing Pump, 2 Channel
  • Each channel provides 1 to 9999ml per day
  • Each channel can be programmable up to 24 times per day
  • Idea for dosing ca/mg/ab water or other liquids
  • Power 110v to 240v 50/60hz
  • Item does not include a dosing tubing
  • Manufacture: Jebao
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 6 x 3 inches; 2 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Jebao DP-2
  • Pump Power [star rating='4.7']
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.3']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.5']

Jebao DP-2 Final Thoughts

"And simply fed my fish."

Make sure it's fully submerged, to protect the motor; OURS WORKS GREAT! Would highly recommend if you need to move large volumes of water quickly. I keep the water stored in a 5 gal bucket and this pump is perfect for the size. Enough power for two tubes, good water flow. Might be a good idea for them to figure out how to ship the tubing more reliably. Great little pump for small aquariums and waterfalls. This brought the relative humidity up to about 64%.

Overall Score
4.2

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

7. YCTECH Aquarium Fish Tank Circulation Pump Wave Maker Power Head with Magnet Suction Base (6W 8W)

User Ratings: 68 4

YCTECH First Impressions

"You get the idea."

This is the perfect little pump for my application. Could work for a cat fountain, or small to medium aquarium fountain. Plant was happy and my house was cool! Quiet while running and great suction. I've been using mine now for over three months and it is working beautifully. Best emergency replacent I've bought for my 75gallon reef tank! I use it for water changes in my aquarium.

  • YCTECH Aquarium Fish Tank Circulation Pump Wave Maker Power Head with Magnet Suction Base (6W 8W)
  • Reduce water pollution: In the wave-making mode, fish food and stool in the water will be easier to clean, and at the same time, various debris will be filtered.
  • Magnet Base: simple installation and can be moved at will, only need to move the suction cup outside the tank , the position of the pump will be move (the maximum adsorption fish tank thickness is 15MM)
  • Strong Power :The water pump rotates 360 degrees to generate water wave motion, let the water in your fish tank move, and make your fish, corals and other aquatic life full of vitality and full of the sense of the ocean.
  • 24 hours customer service online, any questions please contact us at any time.If you are not satisfy with this Aquarium water 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.
  • 360 ° free rotation: novel design makes the wave direction adjustable. Compared to traditional pumps, our pumps are more flexible.
  • Manufacture: YCTECH
  • Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 4.9 x 4.4 inches; 1.23 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The YCTECH
  • Pump Power [star rating='4.6']
  • Quality [star rating='3.6']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.9']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.7']

YCTECH Final Thoughts

"I am so happy."

This pump will mix 30-50 gallons of salt water in about 20-30 minutes. I am very pleased after a week of it running constantly. I really like this pump, although I would have liked a little more flow. It's powerful but quiet which I love. The pump is adjustable from 30-100%, has convenient feed option. HOSE THE YOU WILL HAVE MORE PREASURE. I BOUGHT THIS THIS STYLE PUMP BECAUSE WITH MY C.

Overall Score
4.4

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

8. 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
  • Pump Power [star rating='4.8']
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.8']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.8']

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

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

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

User Ratings: 66 5

JEREPET First Impressions

"I've got a 60ga tank."

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

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

JEREPET Final Thoughts

"Same deal."

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

Overall Score
4.4

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

10. Jebao 80W 10000LPH Aquarium DC Controllable Water Return Pump Fish tank pump with Wave Function DCQ-...

User Ratings: 72 3

Jebao/Jecod DCQ10000 First Impressions

"I save SO much time now."

But i am very unhappy with the alarm as is everyone in my house. Liked the product and happy with it. They seem to also enjoy a small water fountain and splashing in it. Keep that in mind when running through a similar setup. What everyone says about the silicone tubing being kinked up is true. I use it for water changes in my aquarium. Mine can pump 30 gallons in about a minute and a half.

  • Jebao 80W 10000LPH Aquarium DC Controllable Water Return Pump Fish tank pump with Wave Function DCQ-10000(2650GPH)
  • Jebao 10000LPH(2650GPH) aquarium DC Controllable fish tank water return pump with wave function,can be used as fountain pump,hydroponic pump ,fish pond pumps,and aquarium water pump
  • 80W Four-pole electronic motor,ultra silent operation,Used as submersible water pump or inline pump with 5.5 meters(18feet) max head/lift
  • LCD Power display and 30-100 stage speed flow control,with feed mode and wave function
  • Low voltage DC24V power supply, saftey protected against leakage
  • Fe2Q3 magnet rotor and wear-resistant anti-corrosion ceramic shaft,longer life and more efficient ,seal impeller
  • Manufacture: Jebao/Jecod
  • Item Weight: 6.09 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 7.88 x 3.54 x 4.72 inches
  • Size: 10000LPH
  • Color: Black&Red
  • Power Source: Dc
  • Batteries Included?: No
  • Batteries Required?: No
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Jebao/Jecod DCQ10000
  • Pump Power [star rating='4.1']
  • Quality [star rating='3.5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.8']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.2']

Jebao/Jecod DCQ10000 Final Thoughts

"Model FS-3500, 60W."

It is important to keep the water bowl clean and free of debris. This runs 15 hrs per day for about 4 months. The seller had a new one out to me the same day and I got it in 2 days! One of the best purchases I've ever! I have the little pump turned down, but the video I attached shows it at full blast. I'd compare it to the new Hydors with the controllers. Unfortunately somehow, storing it over last winter, the plug has gone missing.

Overall Score
4.5

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

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