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
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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


(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
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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


(1455 Points)

3. Aqua Dream Submersible Pump Ultra Quiet Adjustable Amphibious Internal External Water Pump for Pond,...

User Ratings: 44 28

Aqua Dream First Impressions

"Great price."

Great flow that is easily adjustable. Couldnt be happier with this thing. I BUILT ONE USING AN INTERNAL FISH FILTER THAT LAID IN THE BOTTO. I recommend this small, very economical pump! And moves a lot of water,if needed! I have all that running at 17-watts. I've been using mine now for over three months and it is working beautifully.

  • Aqua Dream Submersible Pump Ultra Quiet Adjustable Amphibious Internal External Water Pump for Pond,Aquarium,Fish Tank,Fountain,Hydroponics,Statuary,Sump Pump
  • Ceramic impeller shaft is resistant to corrosion even from saltwater.
  • Adjustable and customizable flow rate with 1455 GPH and a maximum height of 11 ft 6 in.
  • High grade epoxy resin seals the polyethylene housing that is backed by our 1-year warranty.
  • Designed for hydroponics, aquaponics, table-top fountains, water gardens, and medium to large size aquariums.
  • Amphibious pump-----Internal or External
  • Manufacture: Global Longitudinal Integration INC
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aqua Dream
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Aqua Dream Final Thoughts

"Definitely recommend!"

I recommend this small, very economical pump! Make sure it's fully submerged, to protect the motor; OURS WORKS GREAT! Mine is powerful others not so powerful, i guess. I am using one of these pumps on a corner matten sponge filter for a little nano 5. I did need to run it flat out on volume for my fountain at that height. I will be ordering another one to have on-hand in case this one fails next season. Liked the product and happy with it.

Overall Score
3.6


(4 Points)

4. Winkeyes Fountain Pump 200GPH with 63” Lift, 15W Small Submersible Fountain Water Pump for Outdoor...

User Ratings: 66 8

Winkeyes First Impressions

"It is quiet."

I am very pleased after a week of it running constantly. This is the perfect little pump for my application. What everyone says about the silicone tubing being kinked up is true. The amazon Review template asked me about this products'sheerness. Saves having to carry buckets of water around. Make sure it's fully submerged, to protect the motor; OURS WORKS GREAT! I have all that running at 17-watts.

  • Winkeyes Fountain Pump 200GPH with 63” Lift, 15W Small Submersible Fountain Water Pump for Outdoor Indoor Tabletop Water Fountain, Aquarium, Fish Tank, Hydroponic, Pond, 6ft Power Cord, 2 Nozzles
  • This little water foutain pump designs for tabletop fountain,bedside fountain,small indoor fountain,patio ponds,outdoor garden fountain or small pool. 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 fish tank,or make a decent fountain for small pond.
  • Adjustable Flow Rate - Designed with a adjusting knob, allowing to adjust the water flow rate, the maximal flow rate can be up to 216GPH.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 5.24ft.
  • 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:2.75" x 1.96" x 2.36" (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 216 gallons per hour. Lift height can be up to 5.24ft.
  • 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 0.51"and 0.33" for optional.
  • Manufacture: Winkeyes
  • Product Dimensions: 5.11 x 4.33 x 3.14 inches; 13.62 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Winkeyes
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Winkeyes Final Thoughts

"Powerful pump."

This is the perfect pump for a small tabletop bubbling fountain. The solution was adding the little water pump. I will be replacing it with a 1375 GPH pump. HOSE THE YOU WILL HAVE MORE PREASURE. Works very good and it's very quite hardly makes a noise. Highly recommend to clean the bottom of your tank if you don't have a bottom drain. There was still to much water flow.

Overall Score
4.2


(158 Points)

5. AUBIG Aquarium Fountain 12V DC Mini Water Pump 130GPH Inlet & Outlet 1/4 13.2mm NPT 60° Threads Bru...

User Ratings: 45 14

AUBIG PYHG0003 First Impressions

"It's really spastic."

Pump works fine, but I definitely over bought. Make sure it's fully submerged, to protect the motor; OURS WORKS GREAT! I recommend this small, very economical pump! IT WILL PUMP 400 GPH WITH A ONE INCH NIPPLE. Use a T at the suction top with a threaded plug to prime at startup. I sent an email to the manufacturer asking if i could shut that off. I got two of these pumps for a DIY tabletop fountains.

  • AUBIG Aquarium Fountain 12V DC Mini Water Pump 130GPH Inlet & Outlet 1/4 13.2mm NPT 60° Threads Brushless Low Noise <40dB DC40E-1250 Black
  • 12v dc small submersible centrifugal water pump, NOT self-priming, design to be submerged. (Submersible installation and entirely waterproof)
  • Max Head: 16.4ft. max flow rate: 500L/H 132G/H, waterproof level: IP68, 12W 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)
  • NPT 60° Threaded: threaded fittings make it more stable. The impeller shaft is stainless steel for long life span and corrosion resistance.
  • Feature: High efficiency, energy saving, ultra-quiet design, high lift & heavy traffic, durable & good insulation.
  • Multifunction: Perfect for fresh-water, salt-water, can be applied in aquarium, fountains, spout, hydroponic and pond, can be applied in aquarium, fountains, spout, hydroponic and pond. (Warranty and Service: Every sale includes an 12-month, worry-free guarantee to prove the importance we set on quality. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us! )
  • small size with high efficiency,maintenance-free
  • Use ceramics shaft and carbon fiber sleeve
  • Completely water proof (IP68)
  • Manufacture: AUBIG
  • Item Weight: 0.352 ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The AUBIG PYHG0003
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AUBIG PYHG0003 Final Thoughts

"This one is the winner!"

Great flow that is easily adjustable. Absolutely silent, and has 4 little silicone suction cup feet to isolate vibration. BUT IF YOU NEED MORE LIFT JUST USE A SMALLER I. JUST CARRING THREE GALL OF WATER WHERES ME OUT. The only reason I couldn't give the pump 5 stars is that it does generate some heat. What everyone says about the silicone tubing being kinked up is true. Any pump will clog unless the fountain is kept clean.

Overall Score
3.7


(46 Points)

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

User Ratings: 81

Ohuhu First Impressions

"Pleasently surprised!"

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

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

"Mission accomplished!"

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

Overall Score
4.6


(7 Points)

7. Winkeyes 1050GPH 100W Water Pump with Anti Dry Burning, Ultra Quiet Submersible Fountain Aquarium Fi...

User Ratings: 67 9

Intsun First Impressions

"Great value!"

I did need to run it flat out on volume for my fountain at that height. Best emergency replacent I've bought for my 75gallon reef tank! The video shows the pump at full throttle and can be adjusted lower. The water is crystal clear and the bottom completely clean by morning! I have all that running at 17-watts. I ordered this pump to keep the filtered water for my plants aerated. This runs 15 hrs per day for about 4 months.

  • Winkeyes 1050GPH 100W Water Pump with Anti Dry Burning, Ultra Quiet Submersible Fountain Aquarium Fish Pond Hydroponic Pump with 13ft High Lift, 5.9ft Power Cord, 3 Nozzles
  • This water pump designs for indoor fountain, tabletop fountain,patio ponds, outdoor fountain. A general purpose pump with unlimited uses suitable for the artist, creator or inventor, pond, aquarium or in hydroponics, people may use the water fountain on the lowest setting to feed plants,or for breaking the water surface for oxygen in a fish tank.
  • STRONG POWER HIGH LIFT, this fountain pump max lift height:13ft(4meter). 100W 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)
  • ANTI DRY BURNING DESGIN, our motor reaches the certain temperature will stop working when without water, to protect the water pump. Max water temperature:35℃.STAINLESS STEEL PUMP IMPELLER SHAFT, corrosion resistance, strong driving, long working life, so submersible pump also fit for sea water.
  • DETACHABLE AND 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+.
  • SUCTION CUP 3 NOZZLES ADJUSTABLE FLOW RATE, 4 individual powerful suction cups that hold the pump securely on the right side of aquarium, vertically or horizontally. water change pump has 3 nozzles for optional, Nozzle Size 0.51",0.62"and 0.74"
  • Manufacture: Winkeyes
  • Product Dimensions: 7.48 x 4.72 x 5.12 inches; 3.97 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Intsun
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Intsun Final Thoughts

"Not anymore!"

May 2020; Just received this and so far am really happy. I upgraded to a stronger one and it got broken at the bottom while being shipped. BUT IF YOU NEED MORE LIFT JUST USE A SMALLER I. At least 50% less than big box store's price. At least 50% less than big box store's price. No problem at all lifting water as shown in photo. The water refill only takes a couple minutes.

Overall Score
4.3


(125 Points)

8. Aqua Dream DB3 Series Submersible Pump Ultra Quiet Adjustable Water Pump for Pond,Aquarium,Fish Tank...

User Ratings: 45 14

Aqua Dream First Impressions

"Great value!"

HOSE THE YOU WILL HAVE MORE PREASURE. It's very quick, and does an excellent job. In-line, out-of-tank, saltwater use. 5' in max setting but slowed down any higher than that. The effluent connector exits on the top and is pointed up. No more back breaking effort with 5 gallon bucks. At least 50% less than big box store's price.

  • Aqua Dream DB3 Series Submersible Pump Ultra Quiet Adjustable Water Pump for Pond,Aquarium,Fish Tank,Fountain,Hydroponics,Statuary
  • Corrosion resistant impeller shaft made of industrial grade stainless-steel, sand free.
  • Adjustable and customizable flow rate with 66 GPH and a maximum height of 1ft 9in.
  • High grade epoxy resin seals the ABS housing that is backed by our 1-year warranty.
  • Designed for hydroponics, aquaponics, table-top fountains, water gardens, and small to medium size aquariums.
  • The strong suction cup base and 6ft power cable allow easy placement on any flat or smooth surface.
  • Manufacture: Global Longitudinal Integration INC
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aqua Dream
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Aqua Dream Final Thoughts

"50-gal tank."

This brought the relative humidity up to about 64%. You can't see the pump but it is powering this pot fountain in my pond! I have never had any issues with them. We start mixing when we begin the water change. I BUILT ONE USING AN INTERNAL FISH FILTER THAT LAID IN THE BOTTO. At least 50% less than big box store's price. I have all that running at 17-watts.

Overall Score
3.7


(47 Points)

9. 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)

10. AQQA Wave Maker Pump, 530GPH 2100GPH Aquarium Circulation Pump 360 Degree Rotatable Submersible Powe...

User Ratings: 71 7

AQQA First Impressions

"- Cord is a bit short."

That was barely within the pump's capability. That was barely within the pump's capability. Great little pump for small aquariums and waterfalls. I will be ordering another one to have on-hand in case this one fails next season. It's very quick, and does an excellent job. These are bags you put carbon in for filters. This is the perfect little pump for my application.

  • AQQA Wave Maker Pump, 530GPH 2100GPH Aquarium Circulation Pump 360 Degree Rotatable Submersible Powerhead Pump with Magnet Suction Base for Marine and Freshwater Aquariums Fish Tank
  • AQUARIUM WATER CIRCULATION: This wave maker pump simulates a gentle flow helping the tanks feel more like the ocean. It is designed to stir up debris and make wave in the water. In addition, this pump can be used to increase the oxygen level of the water
  • POWERFUL & QUIET: 3W, 530GPH submersible powerhead is higher flow rates and lower energy consumption. Single head makes strong waves to circulate the water quietly and efficiently. The stable magnetic base reduces noise when running and prevents the pump from falling off
  • 360-DEGREES ADJUSTABLE DIRECTION: The head rotates a full 360 degrees, offering full control of the direction of flow, creating natural water motion. Eliminate dead spots in your aquarium with the flow wave pump
  • EASY TO INSTALL: With a magnetic bracket which is easy to install and allows you to position the pump virtually anywhere in your aquarium. A adjustable ring with fine slots prevent baby fishes, corals and sea stars from getting involved
  • WIDE APPLICATION: AQQA wave pump improve water circulation and oxygenation, which is good for fishes' healthy growth. Constructed of Anti-corrosion titanium impellers, it can be used safely in both fresh water and salt water, all kinds of fish tanks, Water grass aquarium,coral aquariums
  • Manufacture: AQQA
  • Editor's Impressions Of The AQQA
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AQQA Final Thoughts

"They love it, I love it."

No more trying to lift a 5ga bucket full of water! No more back breaking effort with 5 gallon bucks. I have the little pump turned down, but the video I attached shows it at full blast. The trick to making it last is to keep debris and algae out of it. I BUILT ONE USING AN INTERNAL FISH FILTER THAT LAID IN THE BOTTO. I will be replacing it with a 1375 GPH pump. I changed to a 65GPH pump with good results.

Overall Score
4.3


(160 Points)

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