Editor's Choice - Our Favorite MarineLand Aquarium Water Pumps

1. Marineland Penguin Submersible Power Head Pump for Aquariums

User Ratings: 69 5

MarineLand PH0550 First Impressions

"You get the idea."

No problem at all lifting water as shown in photo. The video shows the pump at full throttle and can be adjusted lower. I'd compare it to the new Hydors with the controllers. Perfect for a cat fountain or small fountain up to 1. I have over 17 tanks so water changes take forever with python or buckets. This pump is great,its small and you can hook to a water hose to drain. I'd compare it to the new Hydors with the controllers.

  • Marineland Penguin Submersible Power Head Pump for Aquariums
  • SUBMERSIBLE POWER HEAD: Marineland Penguin Submersible Power Head is silent, safe and reliable – for use in both freshwater and marine aquariums.
  • MAXIMUM OXYGENATION: The constant, powerful water flow maximizes oxygenation.
  • FLOW DIFFUSER: Direct water flow easily with the included flow diffuser.
  • THREE SIZES: Model 550 (145 GPH); 660 (170 GPH); and 1140 (300 GPH).
  • Manufacture: Marineland
  • Product Dimensions: 2.34 x 5.12 x 7.12 inches; 1.14 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The MarineLand PH0550
  • Pump Power [star rating='4.1']
  • Quality [star rating='4.4']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.4']

MarineLand PH0550 Final Thoughts

"5' tall Small fountain."

Overall I was surprised how light it is, maybe 2-3 lbs. Keep that in mind when running through a similar setup. At least 50% less than big box store's price. The water movement helps attract them. So far, I think I got a LOT of bang for my buck with this little pump. Packaged well and it appears to be a well designed pump. I ordered this pump for some minor jobs unrelated to the basement.

Overall Score
4.4

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

2. PERSUPER Submersible Water Pump for Hydroponics, Aquarium Pump,Fountain Water Pump Ultra-Quiet Pond ...

User Ratings: 80

PERSUPER First Impressions

"Love these pumps."

I'm using this for mixing salt and pumping water back into my tank through the sump. The trick to making it last is to keep debris and algae out of it. Plugged it in and gave it a couple of seconds. This is the perfect pump for a small tabletop bubbling fountain. Recently saw a small tabletop fountain in a gift store for an outrageous price. This brought the relative humidity up to about 64%. Performing water changes was messy and hard on the joints.

  • PERSUPER Submersible Water Pump for Hydroponics, Aquarium Pump,Fountain Water Pump Ultra-Quiet Pond Pump for Fish Tank and Fountain,Pond 160-1100 GPH High Efficiency and Power Saving
  • Intelligent control to prevent dry burning: when the dry operation temperature rises, it will automatically cut off the power, but when the temperature drops, the motor will restart. This function can effectively reduce the damage caused by dry operation. Therefore, we suggest that in dry operation, please cut off the power immediately.
  • Bottom Suction Trainer: 100% divable. Maximum flow: 820 GPH, great output, high lift height. Maximum lifting height: 9.2 feet, powered by 40 Watts economical motors.
  • User Friendly:Lift height is the max height that our submersible pump can send to, after connecting the water pipe to the nozzle (Make sure the joint being sealed securely and tightly) SUCTION CUP and 5.9Ft POWER CORD. Long enough cord for easy installation. Note:Hose is not included.
  • Wide Application: This submersible pump attracts your fish or turtles a lot as it keeps circulating and aerating the water. The lowest point effect reaches 2cm water level.Perfect for small to medium size aquarium, fountains, spout, water gardens and hydroponic systems,. Also, this pump gives an attractive appearance to your aquarium.
  • Backed by 12 month warranty and professional after-sale support.
  • Manufacture: PERSUPER
  • Product Dimensions: 6.53 x 6.52 x 3.54 inches; 2.2 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The PERSUPER
  • Pump Power [star rating='3.8']
  • Quality [star rating='4.2']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.9']

PERSUPER Final Thoughts

"They love it, I love it."

This one works perfectly and customer service is superb. I do encourage the purchase of these pumps. I ordered this pump to keep the filtered water for my plants aerated. This brought the relative humidity up to about 64%. At least 50% less than big box store's price. So I connect a pump to tubing and run to a drain. No more back breaking effort with 5 gallon bucks.

Overall Score
4.7

[star rating="4.7"]
(31 Points)

3. HDE Submersible Water Pump for Fish Tank Aquariums [Ultra Quiet] Fountain Pump for Waterfalls Indoor...

User Ratings: 56 5

HDE First Impressions

"Same deal."

Moves a lot of water, which is what I was looking for. This pump works great for my sugar kettle fountain. I've been using mine now for over three months and it is working beautifully. I wound up buying a less exspensive, simpler one. Both from the tank to the bucket, and from the bucket to the tank. Based upon comments the motor is prolly not consistently manufactured. Great flow that is easily adjustable.

  • HDE Submersible Water Pump for Fish Tank Aquariums [Ultra Quiet] Fountain Pump for Waterfalls Indoor, Garden, Ponds, Hydroponics (25W, 450 GPH, 1700 L/H, 6.5 ft Max Lift)
  • Fully submersible for underwater use only, UL certified, energy-efficient pump motor and electrical connections are waterproof
  • Multifunctional use: pet drinking fountains, small to medium sized aquarium fish tank, bird bath, fountains, small backyard ponds
  • Easy to install, adjustable water flow rate up to 450 gph promotes water movement | Powerful max lift of 6 feet
  • Popular among reef aquarium hobbyists for use with protein skimmers
  • Includes (1) submersible water pump, (1) 6 ft power cord, (4) suction cup feet, (2) nozzles to provide connections to hoses & pipes
  • 475 gph max flow rate
  • 6.5 ft max lift height
  • 6 ft power cord
  • Manufacture: HDE
  • Editor's Impressions Of The HDE
  • Pump Power [star rating='4.8']
  • Quality [star rating='4.3']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.5']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.5']

HDE Final Thoughts

"The cord was too short."

I'm using this pump in my backyard for cascade waterfall. JUST CARRING THREE GALL OF WATER WHERES ME OUT. It raised the temperature of my water by about 10°. This runs 15 hrs per day for about 4 months. Will empty 75 gallons of mixed water to my 300 gallon aquarium in about 5 minutes. Make sure it's fully submerged, to protect the motor; OURS WORKS GREAT! But i am very unhappy with the alarm as is everyone in my house.

Overall Score
4.2

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

4. Simple Deluxe LGPUMP290G 290 GPH Submersible Pump with 6' Cord for Fish Tank, Hydroponics, Fountains...

User Ratings: 67 5

Simple Deluxe LGPUMP290G First Impressions

"Perfect fit."

By the time were ready to pump the water back in, salt is completely mixed. I wound up buying a less exspensive, simpler one. This first one was a little taller and worked perfectly. Might be a good idea for them to figure out how to ship the tubing more reliably. Quiet while running and great suction. Quiet and flows well for a pump that is only a couple inches in size. The design feels solid and the suction cups hold well.

  • Simple Deluxe LGPUMP290G 290 GPH Submersible Pump with 6' Cord for Fish Tank, Hydroponics, Fountains, Ponds, Statuary, Aquariums
  • #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: 290GPH, Max Lift Height 6.3ft
  • 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
  • 3 THREADED NOZZLES(0.51in, 0.62in, 0.75in) - Threaded fittings make it more stable. 4 SUCTION CUP at bottom and 6' CORD, so you can stick it on the right side of the aquarium, either vertically or horizontally
  • 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
  • This is not a food-grade pump. Do not use in the production of food for human consumption
  • Manufacture: Simple Deluxe
  • Item Weight: 2 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 4.57 x 2.25 x 2.95 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Simple Deluxe LGPUMP290G
  • Pump Power [star rating='4.7']
  • Quality [star rating='4.8']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.8']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.4']

Simple Deluxe LGPUMP290G Final Thoughts

"' happy to help."

And their customer service is great. It's very quick, and does an excellent job. Overall I was surprised how light it is, maybe 2-3 lbs. I will be replacing it with a 1375 GPH pump. I changed to a 65GPH pump with good results. Serves HOB 5-gal sump with Klir roller setup+ Tunnze skimmer. This is the perfect little pump for my application.

Overall Score
4.4

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

5. Driew USB Water Pump, Water Pump for Fountains Water Fountain Pump Submersible Water Pump 3W DC 3.5-...

User Ratings: 66 8

Driew First Impressions

"Have it on low speed."

The effluent connector exits on the top and is pointed up. I'd compare it to the new Hydors with the controllers. I wound up buying a less exspensive, simpler one. It raised the temperature of my water by about 10°. No more back breaking effort with 5 gallon bucks. Other than that the pump works great. It does NOT come with an electric switch.

  • Driew USB Water Pump, Water Pump for Fountains Water Fountain Pump Submersible Water Pump 3W DC 3.5-9V Small Water Pump
  • PREMIUM MATERIAL: The shell of our USB water pump is made from high quality reinforced ABS, durable
  • WATERPROOF: Driew water pump for fountains has unique resin potting, good insulation properties, amphibious design
  • LOW NOISE: This water pump equipped with water flow control device, can free flow control; low noise (less than 35dB), low power consumption, small size and high efficiency
  • APPLICATION:It is great for aquarium, fountains, spout and hydroponic systems
  • AFTER-SALE SERVICE: Please contact us directly for immediate assistance if you received a wrong item or incorrect quantities, we would be very pleased to help you and we will reply as soon as we can
  • Manufacture: Driew
  • Part Number: BW003-MB009
  • Material: Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene
  • Item Weight: 3.34 ounces
  • Product Dimensions: 3.9 x 2.8 x 2.6 inches
  • Size: DC3.5-9V 200L/H USB Cord
  • Color: Black
  • Style: USB Water Pump
  • Power Source: Corded Electric
  • Batteries Included?: No
  • Batteries Required?: No
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Driew
  • Pump Power [star rating='3.7']
  • Quality [star rating='4.3']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.7']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

Driew Final Thoughts

"It is quiet."

The solution was adding the little water pump. Serves HOB 5-gal sump with Klir roller setup+ Tunnze skimmer. I have an older room air conditioner that vents out of the window. So I connect a pump to tubing and run to a drain. My current standard 100gph pump wasn't cutting it. Just had to move a few plants and bricks to prevent accumulation points. The effluent connector exits on the top and is pointed up.

Overall Score
4.3

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

6. FarBoat 4Pcs Micro Submersible Mini Water Pump DC 3V-5V for Fish Tanks Fountain Aquarium

FarBoat First Impressions

"Very annoying."

Other than that the pump works great. But i am very unhappy with the alarm as is everyone in my house. Make sure it's fully submerged, to protect the motor; OURS WORKS GREAT! Recently saw a small tabletop fountain in a gift store for an outrageous price. I ordered this pump to keep the filtered water for my plants aerated. Well, this is just about the cutest little fountain pump I've ever seen. It's so quiet I don't even hear anything besides the overflow now!

  • FarBoat 4Pcs Micro Submersible Mini Water Pump DC 3V-5V for Fish Tanks Fountain Aquarium
  • 4Pcs Micro Water Pumps DC 3V-5V.
  • Overall size: 23x44mm/0.91"x1.73"(DxL). Length of cable: 210mm/8.24".
  • Inlet Pipe Diameter: 5mm. Outlet Diameter: 7.5mm, 4.5mm(Hole's diameter).
  • Voltage: 3-5V DC. Current: 100-200mA.
  • Maximum Flow: 1.2-1.6L/Min.
  • Manufacture: FarBoat
  • Part Number: JS05151147
  • Material: Metal
  • Item Weight: 3.98 ounces
  • Batteries Required?: No
  • Editor's Impressions Of The FarBoat
  • Pump Power [star rating='5']
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.4']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.3']

FarBoat Final Thoughts

"Boy, did this do the job!"

Would highly recommend if you need to move large volumes of water quickly. Recently saw a small tabletop fountain in a gift store for an outrageous price. No more trying to lift a 5ga bucket full of water! This one works perfectly and customer service is superb. And moves a lot of water,if needed! We start mixing when we begin the water change. And moves a lot of water,if needed!

Overall Score
5.0

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

7. 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)

8. KEDSUM 1060GPH Submersible Water Pump(4000L/H, 80W), Ultra Quiet Submersible Pump with 11.5ft High L...

User Ratings: 60 12

KEDSUM First Impressions

"Better than I expected!"

This first one was a little taller and worked perfectly. Will empty 75 gallons of mixed water to my 300 gallon aquarium in about 5 minutes. I'm using this for mixing salt and pumping water back into my tank through the sump. Quiet and flows well for a pump that is only a couple inches in size. Any pump will clog unless the fountain is kept clean. I do encourage the purchase of these pumps. Overall I was surprised how light it is, maybe 2-3 lbs.

  • KEDSUM 1060GPH Submersible Water Pump(4000L/H, 80W), Ultra Quiet Submersible Pump with 11.5ft High Lift, Aquarium Pump with 5.9ft Power Cord, 4 Nozzles for Fountain, Pond, Fish Tank
  • 【Smart Dry Burning Protection Function】Adding the function which withstand 24 hours dry burning. Smart Control, dry running automaticly cut power. No need to worry about there is not enough or no water in your fish tank when out for a short trip.
  • 【Specifications】Dimensions: 7.5*5.3*7.5inch. The 5.9ft long power cord offers convenient installation. Max Flow Rate: 1060 GPH (4000L/H), Max Lift height: up to 11.5 Feet. Watt: 80W; Voltage:110-120V.
  • 【Detachable & Cleanable】This profile size submersible pond pump is easy to hide or disguise. No need any tools to detach it, easy to seperate, easy to clean. With bottom suction trainer, pumping water as low as 1.18in. A multi-functional Submersible pump=Add water+Change water+Circulating water+Sucking fish manure.
  • 【Optional 4 Nozzles】Equipped with 4 Outlet Adapters, one is 5/8inch(16mm), one is 3/4inch(19mm), one is 1inch(25mm), and one is 4/5inch(32mm), providing a different water flow as you desired. 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 1060GPH submersible water pump, please come back to us and we will be responsible for the pumps we produce.
  • Manufacture: KEDSUM
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 5.3 x 7.5 inches; 3.81 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The KEDSUM
  • Pump Power [star rating='3.9']
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.1']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.4']

KEDSUM Final Thoughts

"I'm pleased."

This one works perfectly and customer service is superb. By the time were ready to pump the water back in, salt is completely mixed. Mine is powerful others not so powerful, i guess. It is a definite asset to the outdoor space. HOSE THE YOU WILL HAVE MORE PREASURE. This pump is great,its small and you can hook to a water hose to drain. I got two of these pumps for a DIY tabletop fountains.

Overall Score
4.1

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

9. AQUANEAT 160-660 GPH Aquarium Water Pump, Adjustable, Submersible Pump, Fountain Pump, Power Head, f...

User Ratings: 62 7

AQUANEAT SP-A578 First Impressions

"Completely silent too."

I have the little pump turned down, but the video I attached shows it at full blast. Great flow that is easily adjustable. The effluent connector exits on the top and is pointed up. 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. This is the perfect little pump for my application. Came with a couple basic attachments.

  • AQUANEAT 160-660 GPH Aquarium Water Pump, Adjustable, Submersible Pump, Fountain Pump, Power Head, for Statuary, Fish Tank, Hydroponics
  • Adjustable flow rate: With a control knob, the maximal flow rate can be up to 400GPH(1500L/H); Recommend maximum lift height: 3 feet
  • Optional 2 outlets: Fits 1/2, 5/8 inch ID (inside diameter) tubing
  • Dimension: 3.5" x 2.3" x 2.75" (L x W x H); Length of power cord: 6 feet
  • Wide application: Perfect for indoor and outdoor fountains, waterfalls, hydroponic systems, irrigation systems, spouts and water features. Circulate and aerate the water, making it more attractive to your fish or turtles.
  • Note: Must be completely submersed under water
  • Manufacture: AQUANEAT
  • Editor's Impressions Of The AQUANEAT SP-A578
  • Pump Power [star rating='4.8']
  • Quality [star rating='4.2']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.6']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.6']

AQUANEAT SP-A578 Final Thoughts

"Great product."

Plant was happy and my house was cool! Plant was happy and my house was cool! And moves a lot of water,if needed! This brought the relative humidity up to about 64%. Overall I was surprised how light it is, maybe 2-3 lbs. In-line, out-of-tank, saltwater use. The video shows the pump at full throttle and can be adjusted lower.

Overall Score
4.3

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

10. Himarine Smart Auto Aqua ATO kit Automatic Top Off System Water Filler Refiller Water Level Controll...

User Ratings: 43 28

Himarine First Impressions

"- Cord is a bit short."

I just got finished setting this bad boy up and I have to say I'm highly impressed. Love the ability to control the flow. Could work for a cat fountain, or small to medium aquarium fountain. This pump works great for my sugar kettle fountain. I BOUGHT THIS THIS STYLE PUMP BECAUSE WITH MY C. Absolutely silent, and has 4 little silicone suction cup feet to isolate vibration. Love the ability to control the flow.

  • Himarine Smart Auto Aqua ATO kit Automatic Top Off System Water Filler Refiller Water Level Controller w/Water Pump for Marine Reef Aquarium Fish Tank
  • Extremely compact design, simple and beautiful, the best choice for aqurium
  • Dual-optical level sensor in one pack provides dual protection, Multiple sensors are combined into a single probe, including a back up sensor inside, which automatically switches when the main detector fails
  • Quick Security Technology provides real-time failsafe protection against failure
  • Included Sensor protective cover, Blocking debris
  • Multicolor LED light alert
  • Manufacture: Himarine
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Himarine
  • Pump Power [star rating='3.5']
  • Quality [star rating='3']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.2']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.2']

Himarine Final Thoughts

"Works great."

Best emergency replacent I've bought for my 75gallon reef tank! I am very pleased after a week of it running constantly. Performing water changes was messy and hard on the joints. I am using one of these pumps on a corner matten sponge filter for a little nano 5. It's very quick, and does an excellent job. Will empty 75 gallons of mixed water to my 300 gallon aquarium in about 5 minutes. This first one was a little taller and worked perfectly.

Overall Score
3.5

[star rating="3.5"]
(15 Points)

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