Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Sicce Aquarium Water Pumps

1. Sicce Syncra Silent Multi-Purpose Pump, Designed for Freshwater and Saltwater

User Ratings: 73 7

Sicce SIC105 First Impressions

"Works great."

Mine can pump 30 gallons in about a minute and a half. I BUILT ONE USING AN INTERNAL FISH FILTER THAT LAID IN THE BOTTO. It does NOT come with an electric switch. The video shows the pump at full throttle and can be adjusted lower. Note that the barb adapter sizes are different depending on the pump model. I recommend this small, very economical pump! Recently saw a small tabletop fountain in a gift store for an outrageous price.

  • Sicce Syncra Silent Multi-Purpose Pump, Designed for Freshwater and Saltwater
  • UL,CE and ETL listed
  • Dual use inline or submersible
  • 1/2-inch female in by 1/2-inch female out
  • 5.9-Feet head shut off
  • 23-Watts
  • Manufacture: Sicce Usa
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 3 x 2.75 inches; 1 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sicce SIC105
  • Pump Power [star rating='4.8']
  • Quality [star rating='3.4']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.6']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.9']

Sicce SIC105 Final Thoughts

"And simply fed my fish."

This pump works great for my sugar kettle fountain. The water movement helps attract them. Note that the barb adapter sizes are different depending on the pump model. The trick to making it last is to keep debris and algae out of it. I recommend this small, very economical pump! I have never had any issues with them. I changed to a 65GPH pump with good results.

Overall Score
4.4

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

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Sicce Aquarium Water Pumps

2. Sicce Ultra Zero Submersible Water Pump, Multi-Purpose Draining, Easy Access Portable Handle

User Ratings: 83

Sicce SIC146 First Impressions

"I am so happy."

So I connect a pump to tubing and run to a drain. Ordered this one and received it in one day. Both from the tank to the bucket, and from the bucket to the tank. I ordered this pump for some minor jobs unrelated to the basement. I did need to run it flat out on volume for my fountain at that height. 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.

  • Sicce Ultra Zero Submersible Water Pump, Multi-Purpose Draining, Easy Access Portable Handle
  • Ideal for pumping water in and out of aquariums, water tanks, rainwater storage tanks, saltwater mixing containers
  • Manufacture: Sicce
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 10 x 15 inches; 4.74 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sicce SIC146
  • Pump Power [star rating='5']
  • Quality [star rating='4.2']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.3']

Sicce SIC146 Final Thoughts

"Same deal."

May 2020; Just received this and so far am really happy. Overall I was surprised how light it is, maybe 2-3 lbs. Unfortunately somehow, storing it over last winter, the plug has gone missing. The only reason I couldn't give the pump 5 stars is that it does generate some heat. At least 50% less than big box store's price. Mine is powerful others not so powerful, i guess. IT WILL PUMP 400 GPH WITH A ONE INCH NIPPLE.

Overall Score
4.8

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

3. VIVOSUN 800GPH Submersible Pump(3000L/H, 24W), Ultra Quiet Water Pump with 10ft High Lift, Fountain ...

User Ratings: 72 4

VIVOSUN First Impressions

"Awesome pump."

What everyone says about the silicone tubing being kinked up is true. I got two of these pumps for a DIY tabletop fountains. And their customer service is great. It's very quick, and does an excellent job. Saves having to carry buckets of water around. The water is crystal clear and the bottom completely clean by morning! Based upon comments the motor is prolly not consistently manufactured.

  • VIVOSUN 800GPH Submersible Pump(3000L/H, 24W), Ultra Quiet Water Pump with 10ft High Lift, Fountain Pump with 5ft Power Cord, 3 Nozzles for Fish Tank, Pond, Aquarium, Statuary, Hydroponics
  • 【Specifications】Dimensions: 4.1*2.6*3.5inch. The 5ft long power cord offers convenient installation. An Adjustable Knob to control the water flow rate, so you can get just the amount of water pressure you want. Max Flow Rate: 800 GPH (3000L/H), Max Lift height: up to 10 Feet. Watt: 24W; Voltage:110-120V.
  • 【Detachable & Cleanable】This profile size water pump is easy to hide or disguise.The device doesn't need any tools to disassemble it and is very easy to be cleaned.
  • 【Optional Outlet Positions】Place the pump flat on its base, and you can get many positions. Manually rotate into the desired position.
  • 【Wide Application】: High Performance Energy-efficient Pumps designed for use in Ponds, Fountains, Waterfalls, Hydroponic systems, Irrigation systems and water features.
  • 【Warranty】: Super durable & reusable; Comes with 1-Year warranty; Any problems with the item you received, please contact us without hesitation.
  • This pump can be used in either wet or dry installations and features wet rotor/wet bearing technology for cooler running. Pre-filter screen handles large particles require less maintenance. Designed for fresh water use only.
  • Compact design is great for space-saving on your aquariums and fish tanks. Multiple size insert fitting and suction cups included.
  • Manufacture: VIVOSUN
  • Item Weight: 1.92 pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The VIVOSUN
  • Pump Power [star rating='3.9']
  • Quality [star rating='4']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.1']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.6']

VIVOSUN Final Thoughts

"Super easy and no mess."

Might be a good idea for them to figure out how to ship the tubing more reliably. Eventually, I had the hose squirting water on the inside of the right pane of glass. Great for mixing my saltwater and transfer to my display tank 30 feet away. By the time were ready to pump the water back in, salt is completely mixed. 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. This pump works great for my sugar kettle fountain.

Overall Score
4.5

[star rating="4.5"]
(7518 Points)

4. Rio 17HF HyperFlow Water Pump - 1090 GPH

User Ratings: 68 12

Hyper flow Rio 17 HF First Impressions

"Yes I would buy again."

This is the perfect little pump for my application. This pump is the perfect size for performing frequent water changes. The only reason I couldn't give the pump 5 stars is that it does generate some heat. Mine can pump 30 gallons in about a minute and a half. I keep the water stored in a 5 gal bucket and this pump is perfect for the size. But i am very unhappy with the alarm as is everyone in my house. I do encourage the purchase of these pumps.

  • Rio 17HF HyperFlow Water Pump - 1090 GPH
  • Fully submersible
  • Energy efficient with high flow rates
  • For fresh or Saltwater aquariums
  • Manufacture: TAAM
  • Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 2.7 x 3.7 inches; 2.7 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Hyper flow Rio 17 HF
  • Pump Power [star rating='4.6']
  • Quality [star rating='3.8']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.4']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.8']

Hyper flow Rio 17 HF Final Thoughts

"Awesome pump."

I BUILT ONE USING AN INTERNAL FISH FILTER THAT LAID IN THE BOTTO. I sent an email to the manufacturer asking if i could shut that off. I'm using this for mixing salt and pumping water back into my tank through the sump. And moves a lot of water,if needed! I've been using mine now for over three months and it is working beautifully. The design feels solid and the suction cups hold well. Works very good and it's very quite hardly makes a noise.

Overall Score
4.1

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

5. 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)

6. AQQA 265-800 GPH Submersible Aquarium Water Pump with Adjustable Switch, Water Removal and Drainage ...

User Ratings: 74

AQQA First Impressions

"You get the idea."

Using right now for my indoor pond for my koi until the one outside is finished. IT WILL PUMP 400 GPH WITH A ONE INCH NIPPLE. I just got finished setting this bad boy up and I have to say I'm highly impressed. I BOUGHT THIS THIS STYLE PUMP BECAUSE WITH MY C. Plugged it in and gave it a couple of seconds. I have over 17 tanks so water changes take forever with python or buckets. It does NOT come with an electric switch.

  • AQQA 265-800 GPH Submersible Aquarium Water Pump with Adjustable Switch, Water Removal and Drainage Sump Cleaning Pump with 2 Nozzles for Aquarium, Pond, Fish Tank, Hydroponics, Backyard
  • MULTIFUNCTIONAL WATER PUMP: AQQA submersible water pump is a multi function bottom suction pump in terms of aquarium cleaning water change, water circulation and filtration, oxygenation. Effectively clean dirt and impurities at the bottom of the cylinder. Perfect for aquarium, fish tank, fountain or pond
  • 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: 1500 L/H. 100% submersible, need to be put into water fully before power on to avoid the aquarium pump burning out
  • RUN DRY PROTECTION: The fountain pump motor reaches the certain temperature(85 degrees Celsius)will stop working without water, but the motor will restart working after the temperature goes down.(Note: Can't be operated in a waterless environment)
  • BOTTOM INTAKE DESIGN: Low water level pumping design, can whisk away water to 1/3 inch from the water level and allows to pass 1/5 inch debris and fish waste, ensuring cleaner pumping. Magnet drive motor and sealed housing greatly reduces the level of noise, as quiet as whisper
  • DURABLE & CLEANABLE: Low power consumption, reliable operation, long service life. The device doesn't need any tools to disassemble it, easy to clean and maintain. A lightweight and compact design makes the pump easy to store and carry
  • Manufacture: AQQA
  • Editor's Impressions Of The AQQA
  • Pump Power [star rating='4']
  • Quality [star rating='4.7']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.7']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.2']

AQQA Final Thoughts

"Works great."

Performing water changes was messy and hard on the joints. Any pump will clog unless the fountain is kept clean. It does NOT come with an electric switch. 5' in max setting but slowed down any higher than that. Using right now for my indoor pond for my koi until the one outside is finished. BUT IF YOU NEED MORE LIFT JUST USE A SMALLER I. Note that the barb adapter sizes are different depending on the pump model.

Overall Score
4.6

[star rating="4.6"]
(34 Points)

7. PULACO 400GPH Submersible Water Pump with 5 ft Tubing, 25W Durable Fountain Water Pump for Pond Foun...

User Ratings: 66 6

PULACO First Impressions

"Same deal."

I BOUGHT THIS THIS STYLE PUMP BECAUSE WITH MY C. Liked the product and happy with it. This brought the relative humidity up to about 64%. Highly recommend to clean the bottom of your tank if you don't have a bottom drain. 5' in max setting but slowed down any higher than that. BUT IF YOU NEED MORE LIFT JUST USE A SMALLER I. The water refill only takes a couple minutes.

  • PULACO 400GPH Submersible Water Pump with 5 ft Tubing, 25W Durable Fountain Water Pump for Pond Fountain, Aquariums Fish Tank, Statuary, Hydroponics
  • 【Provide You a Confortable & Quiet Environment】 : Our pumps works so quietly and smoothly, it keeps bring you a relax & peaceful time. You would be difinately love this feeling: Seating on the sofa, watching the fishes swimming freely up and down. pumps will not disturb the fishes, it will only helps them swimming more joyfully and pleasantly.
  • 【Multi Function】 : Pumps can help you to circulating your aquarium, and creat a nature aqua world for the fishes. Our pumps can continuously supply stable flow, a good choice for medium fish tanks, small pond, fountains, water spring artworks, garden, aquaponic, aquaculture and many more.
  • 【Free Tool Disassembling & Cleaning】 : Flexible structure design, you can disassemble and clean it so easily, without any tools.
  • 【Adjustable Flow】 : The pump equip with flow valve, you can set the flow rate freely, maximum flow rate:400GPH, maximum lift:6.6ft.
  • 【Note】: The free gift tubing is made of silicone, if you find any kinked marks on the tubing, please stretch it up and leave it on the floor for a few hours, it will back to normal again.
  • Manufacture: PULACO
  • Product Dimensions: 4.72 x 2.76 x 3.54 inches; 1.54 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The PULACO
  • Pump Power [star rating='3.8']
  • Quality [star rating='4.9']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.2']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.6']

PULACO Final Thoughts

"Works great."

I've been using mine now for over three months and it is working beautifully. Keep that in mind when running through a similar setup. Works very good and it's very quite hardly makes a noise. One of the best purchases I've ever! I have all that running at 17-watts. Highly recommend to clean the bottom of your tank if you don't have a bottom drain. JUST CARRING THREE GALL OF WATER WHERES ME OUT.

Overall Score
4.4

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

8. Allnice Mini Submersible Water Pump(240L/H, 4.8W) 12v Electric Brushless Submersible Fountain Pump...

User Ratings: 58 14

Allnice First Impressions

"I am so happy."

I've been using mine now for over three months and it is working beautifully. I BOUGHT THIS THIS STYLE PUMP BECAUSE WITH MY C. This one works perfectly and customer service is superb. Will empty 75 gallons of mixed water to my 300 gallon aquarium in about 5 minutes. Would highly recommend if you need to move large volumes of water quickly. Unfortunately somehow, storing it over last winter, the plug has gone missing. I have purchased several of their products and I've never had any issues.

  • Allnice Mini Submersible Water Pump(240L/H, 4.8W) 12v Electric Brushless Submersible Fountain Pump with 9.8ft High Lift Outdoor Water Pump with 1.4ft Power Cord for Aquarium, Pond, Hydroponics
  • 【Ultra-quiet design】- This fountain pump's brushless DC motor runs smoothly, with low noise and a maximum capacity of 40db, providing a quiet environment for you. Note: no plug.
  • 【Strong Powed and High Lift】- With appropriate inlets and outlets, the maximum flow rate can reach 240L/H. The maximum lifting height of the fountain water pump is 3M.
  • 【Reliable Quality & Easy Installation】-This submersible pump is made of engineering plastics, features anti-explosion and no-spark properties. No need any tools to detach it, easy to separate, easy to clean.
  • 【Compact & Mini Size】-The mini size makes water fountain pump easy to hide or disguise in the water. Dimensions: 2.16in x 1.33in x 1.61in (55mm x 34mm x 41mm).
  • 【Long Lifespan & Wide Application】-This 12v electric water pump can work continuously for up to 20,000 hours, not only that, but it also has IP68 waterproof performance for aquariums, aquariums, fountains and hydroponic systems.
  • Manufacture: Allnice
  • Material: Plastic
  • Item Weight: 0.282 ounces
  • Color: Black
  • Power Source: Corded Electric
  • Batteries Included?: No
  • Batteries Required?: No
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Allnice
  • Pump Power [star rating='3.5']
  • Quality [star rating='3.9']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.2']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.5']

Allnice Final Thoughts

"Great price."

So far, I think I got a LOT of bang for my buck with this little pump. It's so quiet I don't even hear anything besides the overflow now! It is a definite asset to the outdoor space. And moves a lot of water,if needed! Note that the barb adapter sizes are different depending on the pump model. I will be ordering another one to have on-hand in case this one fails next season. And moves a lot of water,if needed!

Overall Score
3.9

[star rating="3.9"]
(129 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. VIVOSUN 400GPH Submersible Pump(1500L/H, 15W), Ultra Quiet Water Pump with 5.3ft High Lift, Fountain...

User Ratings: 66 7

VIVOSUN First Impressions

"Works great."

This is the perfect little pump for my application. This one works perfectly and customer service is superb. Note that the barb adapter sizes are different depending on the pump model. This brought the relative humidity up to about 64%. Pump works fine, but I definitely over bought. This first one was a little taller and worked perfectly. No problem at all lifting water as shown in photo.

  • VIVOSUN 400GPH Submersible Pump(1500L/H, 15W), Ultra Quiet Water Pump with 5.3ft High Lift, Fountain Pump with 5ft Power Cord, 2 Nozzles for Fish Tank, Pond, Aquarium, Statuary, Hydroponics
  • 【Specifications】Dimensions: 4.1*2.52*2.95inch. The 5ft long power cord offers convenient installation. Max Flow Rate: 400 GPH (1500L/H), Max Lift height: up to 5.3 Feet. Watt: 15W; Voltage:110-120V.
  • 【Detachable & Cleanable】This profile size water pump is easy to hide or disguise.The device doesn't need any tools to disassemble it and is very easy to be cleaned.
  • 【Optional Outlet Positions】Place the pump flat on its base, and you can get many positions. Manually rotate into the desired position.
  • 【Wide Application】: High Performance Energy-efficient Pumps designed for use in Ponds, Fountains, Waterfalls, Hydroponic systems, Irrigation systems and water features.
  • 【Warranty】: Super durable & reusable; Comes with 2-Year warranty; Any problems with the item you received, please contact us without hesitation.
  • This pump can be used in either wet or dry installations and features wet rotor/wet bearing technology for cooler running.
  • Pre-filter screen handles large particles require less maintenance. Designed for fresh water use only.
  • Compact design is great for space-saving on your aquariums and fish tanks. Multiple size insert fitting and suction cups included.
  • Manufacture: VIVOSUN
  • Part Number: B07L54RMJY
  • Item Weight: 1.18 pounds
  • Size: 400GPH
  • Color: 15W
  • Power Source: Corded Electric
  • Batteries Included?: No
  • Batteries Required?: No
  • Editor's Impressions Of The VIVOSUN
  • Pump Power [star rating='5']
  • Quality [star rating='3.3']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.2']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.9']

VIVOSUN Final Thoughts

"' happy to help."

Absolutely silent, and has 4 little silicone suction cup feet to isolate vibration. I'm using this for mixing salt and pumping water back into my tank through the sump. I ordered this pump for some minor jobs unrelated to the basement. Eventually, I had the hose squirting water on the inside of the right pane of glass. Eventually, I had the hose squirting water on the inside of the right pane of glass. Perfect for a cat fountain or small fountain up to 1. The amazon Review template asked me about this products'sheerness.

Overall Score
4.3

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

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