Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Smallest Aquarium Water Pumps

1. Homasy 80 GPH (300L/H, 4W) Submersible Water Pump, Ultra Quiet for Pond, Aquarium, Fish Tank Fountai...

User Ratings: 64 8

Homasy FBA_VS-HG16-2 First Impressions

"It is made in China."

The suction cups on the bottom of the pump held it nice and secure. I am using one of these pumps on a corner matten sponge filter for a little nano 5. Use a T at the suction top with a threaded plug to prime at startup. It's so quiet I don't even hear anything besides the overflow now! I'm using this pump in my backyard for cascade waterfall. What everyone says about the silicone tubing being kinked up is true. Plugged it in and gave it a couple of seconds.

  • Homasy 80 GPH (300L/H, 4W) Submersible Water Pump, Ultra Quiet for Pond, Aquarium, Fish Tank Fountain, Powerful Water Pump with 5.9ft (1.8m) Power Cord
  • Ultra Quiet Design & Perfect Motor: The relible and duarable motor does not produce much noise, giving you quiet environment. It can elevate column of water up to 2.6ft ( 0.8m). (Make sure to connect a water pipe to the smallest nozzle , make sure the joint sealed securely and tightly).
  • Adjustable Flow Rate: Designed with a adjusting knob, allowing to adjust the water flow rate, the maximal flow rate can be up to 80GPH(300L/H).
  • Detachable & Cleanable: No need any tools to detach it, easy to seperate, easy to clean.
  • Compact & Mini Size: The mini size makes the pump easy to hide or disguise in the water. Suction cups is great for mounting onto the glass surface. Dimensions:1.87in x 1.68in x 1.24in (47mm x 43mm x 30mm).
  • Multifunction & Two Nozzles: This submersible pump is designed for small to medium size aquarium, tabletop fountains, water gardens and hydroponic systems. Equipped with two nozzles, one is 8.5mm diameters, the other is 13mm, providing different water flow effects.
  • Manufacture: Homasy
  • Product Dimensions: 1.85 x 1.18 x 1.69 inches; 5.75 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Homasy FBA_VS-HG16-2
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Homasy FBA_VS-HG16-2 Final Thoughts

"- Cord is a bit short."

So I connect a pump to tubing and run to a drain. I recommend this small, very economical pump! This little fountain helps reduce stress during the day. I ordered this pump for some minor jobs unrelated to the basement. This is the perfect pump for a small tabletop bubbling fountain. The water refill only takes a couple minutes. That was barely within the pump's capability.

Overall Score
4.2


(6425 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Smallest Aquarium Water Pumps

2. Homasy 400GPH Submersible Pump 25W Fountain Water Pump with 5.9ft Power Cord, 2 Nozzles for Aquarium...

User Ratings: 69 5

Homasy USAA1-VTGECD043AB-VD First Impressions

"You get the idea."

I am very pleased after a week of it running constantly. Highly recommend to clean the bottom of your tank if you don't have a bottom drain. There was still to much water flow. Use a T at the suction top with a threaded plug to prime at startup. Keep that in mind when running through a similar setup. It is important to keep the water bowl clean and free of debris. This pump is the perfect size for performing frequent water changes.

  • Homasy 400GPH Submersible Pump 25W Fountain Water Pump with 5.9ft Power Cord, 2 Nozzles for Aquarium, Fish Tank, Pond, Statuary, Hydroponics
  • 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: 400GPH.
  • STRONG POWER and HIGH LIFT. 25W high efficiency motor for energy saving. Max Lift Height: 6.9ft.(Make sure to connect a water pipe to the smallest nozzle , make sure the joint sealed securely and tightly).
  • ULTRA QUIET DESIGN with 2 NOZZLES (0.51in and 0.62in). High quality motor provides a quiet environment for you. Threaded fittings make it more stable. The impeller shaft is stainless steel for long life span and corrosion resistance.
  • SUCTION CUP and 5.9Ft POWER CORD. Long enough cord for easy installation. 4 strong suction cups at the bottom of the pump help keep it in place, so you can stick it on the right side of the aquarium, either vertically or horizontally.
  • WIDE APPLICATION. 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, etc. Backed by professional after-sale service within 24hrs.
  • Manufacture: Homasy
  • Item Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 3 x 4.5 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Homasy USAA1-VTGECD043AB-VD
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Homasy USAA1-VTGECD043AB-VD Final Thoughts

"Thanks so much!"

5' in max setting but slowed down any higher than that. Use a T at the suction top with a threaded plug to prime at startup. Great for mixing my saltwater and transfer to my display tank 30 feet away. I will be ordering another one to have on-hand in case this one fails next season. Use a T at the suction top with a threaded plug to prime at startup. Plugged it in and gave it a couple of seconds. Absolutely silent, and has 4 little silicone suction cup feet to isolate vibration.

Overall Score
4.4


(2351 Points)

3. JAJALE Submersible Water Pump Ultra Quiet for Pond,Aquarium,Fish Tank,Fountain,Hydroponics

User Ratings: 62 9

JAJALE First Impressions

"I bought 2!"

The solution was adding the little water pump. I will be replacing it with a 1375 GPH pump. They seem to also enjoy a small water fountain and splashing in it. I just got finished setting this bad boy up and I have to say I'm highly impressed. This is the perfect little pump for my application. I got two of these pumps for a DIY tabletop fountains. Ordered this one and received it in one day.

  • JAJALE Submersible Water Pump Ultra Quiet for Pond,Aquarium,Fish Tank,Fountain,Hydroponics
  • Our pump is epoxy sealed and has passed the pressure test in line with UL standards. 100% quality control inspection according to ISO. At work, they are incredibly quiet, efficient, and high-lift energy saving. It can raise the water column to 3.11ft (1.2m). (Make sure to connect the water pipe to the smallest nozzle and make sure the joint is tightly sealed).
  • Our pump is easy to clean and does not require installation, disassembly or removal tools. The compact and optimized design figure is easy to hide and operate. Size: 2.5 inches long, 1.75 inches wide, 2 inches high
  • The compact pump body and motor can achieve strong flow and adjustable. The maximum flow can reach 160 GPH-600L/H, 12w power consumption. Wire 6-foot non-polarized plug (USA), UL certification.
  • The submersible pump is designed for fish tanks, ponds, fountains, waterfalls, hydroponic systems, irrigation systems, and water features. Equipped with two nozzles, one with a diameter of 1/4" and the other with a diameter of 1/2", providing different water flow effects.
  • The solid suction cup can stick the pump on any smooth surface vertically or horizontally.
  • Manufacture: Tiger Mountain Industrial Co.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The JAJALE
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JAJALE Final Thoughts

"It worked great."

I really like this pump, although I would have liked a little more flow. Will empty 75 gallons of mixed water to my 300 gallon aquarium in about 5 minutes. This pump will mix 30-50 gallons of salt water in about 20-30 minutes. This pump is great,its small and you can hook to a water hose to drain. The video shows the pump at full throttle and can be adjusted lower. My current standard 100gph pump wasn't cutting it. I've been buying pumps from Home Depot only to have them continually go out.

Overall Score
4.1


(189 Points)

4. JAJALE Water Pump Submersible Internal Aquarium Powerhead Water Pump Ultra Quiet for Aquarium,Fish T...

User Ratings: 63 10

JAJALE 14862547 First Impressions

"Pleasently surprised!"

I will be ordering another one to have on-hand in case this one fails next season. It's so quiet I don't even hear anything besides the overflow now! I ordered this pump to keep the filtered water for my plants aerated. Couldnt be happier with this thing. Some of my orchids do not do well when the relative humidity drops below 30%. Unfortunately, it doesn't come with a tube. This little fountain helps reduce stress during the day.

  • JAJALE Water Pump Submersible Internal Aquarium Powerhead Water Pump Ultra Quiet for Aquarium,Fish Tank
  • Our pump is epoxy sealed and the impeller shaft is made of stainless steel which is resistant to corrosion has passed the pressure test in line with UL standards. 100% quality control inspection according to ISO. At work, they are incredibly quiet, efficient, and high-lift energy saving. It can raise the water column to Max Head: 3.9 ft (1.2m). (Make sure to connect the water pipe to the smallest nozzle and make sure the joint is tightly sealed).
  • Our pumps are easy to clean and no tools are required to install, uninstall, or disassemble. Appearance volume Size: L 2.75 in. W 4 in. H 10.25 in. Motor Power:120 Volt AC-60Hz 20w Power Consumption. The wire is a 6-foot non-polarized plug (USA), UL certification.
  • This water pump can achieve multi-function, water circulation, the internal filter material can keep the water clean and facilitate the adhesion of microorganisms, and can create A lot of bubbles effect to increase oxygen. Generate maximum flow: 320 GPH – 1200 L/H
  • This submersible pump is designed for use in fountains, fish tanks, waterfalls, hydroponic systems, irrigation systems, and water features.
  • Strong suction cups allow the pump to stick it to any smooth flat surface vertically or horizontally.
  • Manufacture: Tiger Mountain Industrial Co.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The JAJALE 14862547
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JAJALE 14862547 Final Thoughts

"- It works!"

I cut one end off old garden hose and it fit perfectly on end of pump. I really like this pump, although I would have liked a little more flow. And moves a lot of water,if needed! The water movement helps attract them. THEN THERE WAS A 5 GALLON PAIL OF SUBTRATE. I changed to a 65GPH pump with good results. I'm using this pump in my backyard for cascade waterfall.

Overall Score
4.3


(139 Points)

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5. JAJALE JD Submersible Water Pump Ultra Quiet for Pond,Aquarium,Fish Tank,Fountain,Hydroponics

User Ratings: 58 7

JAJALE First Impressions

"Not anymore!"

Well, this is just about the cutest little fountain pump I've ever seen. I have the little pump turned down, but the video I attached shows it at full blast. One of the best purchases I've ever! You can't see the pump but it is powering this pot fountain in my pond! Pump works fine, but I definitely over bought. I did need to run it flat out on volume for my fountain at that height. This pump is great,its small and you can hook to a water hose to drain.

  • JAJALE JD Submersible Water Pump Ultra Quiet for Pond,Aquarium,Fish Tank,Fountain,Hydroponics
  • Our pumps are epoxy sealed and pass the voltage withstand test in compliance with the UL standard. 100% inspection is fulfilled for Quality Control according to ISO. The Motor impeller shaft is made of ceramic which is resistant to corrosion. While working, they are incredibly quiet and efficient and energy-saving with high lift. It can raise the water column to Max Head: 16.4 ft (5m). (Make sure to connect the water pipe to the smallest nozzle and make sure the joint is tightly sealed).
  • These pumps are easy to clean and no tools are required to install, uninstall, or disassemble. Appearance volume:L 7.5 in. W 4 in. H 6.5 in.
  • These amphibious pumps can be used in both saltwater and freshwater.
  • This Amphibious pump is capable of the following setups – return pump, closed-loop, inline, and submersible. When being used as an external pump, make sure air is unable to get into the hose, because the pump is only intended to keep water flowing. This pump has a “smart shutdown”. If there is no water, the pump will automatically shut off.
  • Powerful AC motors can produce 85w Power,Maximum water flow 2250 GPH – 8500 L/H,It has an adjustable flow. The wire is 6-foot 3 Prong Grounded Plug SJTW Cord (US), UL certification.
  • Manufacture: Tiger Mountain Industrial Co.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The JAJALE
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JAJALE Final Thoughts

"Initially I was skeptic."

This one works perfectly and customer service is superb. Ordered this one and received it in one day. I use it for water changes in my aquarium. I've been buying pumps from Home Depot only to have them continually go out. There was still to much water flow. Recently saw a small tabletop fountain in a gift store for an outrageous price. The smaller waterfalls are run by another one of these on a split line.

Overall Score
3.9


(28 Points)

6. JuTai  32GPH(120L/H,1W USB Submersible Water Pump, Ultra Quiet Energy-Saving for Pond, Aquarium, ...

JuTai AD20P-0510A First Impressions

"It's firm!"

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! At least 50% less than big box store's price. No more back breaking effort with 5 gallon bucks. You can't see the pump but it is powering this pot fountain in my pond! I recommend this small, very economical pump! Moves a lot of water, which is what I was looking for.

  • JuTai  32GPH(120L/H,1W USB Submersible Water Pump, Ultra Quiet Energy-Saving for Pond, Aquarium, Fish Tank Fountain, Small Water Pump with 4.9ft (1.5m) Power Cord
  • 【Ultra Quiet Design & Perfect Motor】The reliable motor does not produce much noise, giving you a quiet and elegant environment. (Noise<42DB) Nozzles is 8.4mm diameters. The maximal flow rate can be up to 32GPH(120L/H) It can elevate column of water up to 3.3ft (1m).
  • 【High-Quality】The fountain pump has customized sturdy ABS casing and a reasonable long power cord(1.5m) and mini size makes the pump easy to hide or disguise in the water.(TIPS: the submersible pump doesn't have self-priming function, must be completely immersed in water).
  • " 【Easy To Use】The submersible water pump easy to set up and stable base. Simply plug-in power for quick water draining.Easy to disassemble and clean. (Make sure to connect a water pipe to the smallest nozzle , make sure the joint sealed securely and tightly).
  • 【Wide Application】The submersible fountain pump can make circulation to your fish tank and give your lovely fish a near-natural environment. This submersible pump is also ideal for fountains, aquarium, ponds, tabletop fountains, garden statuary, pet water dispenser and irrigation systems.
  • 【Professional Customer Service】30-days money back and 1-year product replacement service. If there is any problem with the fountain pump, please simply contact us.
  • Manufacture: JuTai
  • Item Weight: 3.8 ounces
  • Product Dimensions: 2.17 x 2.05 x 1.59 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The JuTai AD20P-0510A
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JuTai AD20P-0510A Final Thoughts

"Very annoying."

The suction cups on the bottom of the pump held it nice and secure. The effluent connector exits on the top and is pointed up. The pump is adjustable from 30-100%, has convenient feed option. It is a definite asset to the outdoor space. So far, I think I got a LOT of bang for my buck with this little pump. Any pump will clog unless the fountain is kept clean. Some of my orchids do not do well when the relative humidity drops below 30%.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

7. Sanjyut Amphibious Water Pump Submersible Pump Ultra Quiet Fountain Water Pump Freshwater and Sea Wa...

User Ratings: 75 11

Sanjyut First Impressions

"Love these pumps."

The only reason I couldn't give the pump 5 stars is that it does generate some heat. I BUILT ONE USING AN INTERNAL FISH FILTER THAT LAID IN THE BOTTO. It raised the temperature of my water by about 10°. Great flow that is easily adjustable. What everyone says about the silicone tubing being kinked up is true. I just got finished setting this bad boy up and I have to say I'm highly impressed. The pump's base is sturdy and appears well made.

  • Sanjyut Amphibious Water Pump Submersible Pump Ultra Quiet Fountain Water Pump Freshwater and Sea Water Dual-Use Pump with 7.2ft High Lift and 4 Nozzles for Aquariums, Pond, Hydroponics
  • STRONG POWER & HIGH LIFT: 550GPH fountain pump features a powerful pure copper motor, which delivers max lift height up to 7.2ft for high efficiency and 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). The reliable and durable motor does not produce much noise, giving you a quiet environment.
  • EASY TO DETACH & CLEAN: High quality motor provides a quiet environment for you. Threaded fittings make it more stable. The impeller shaft is stainless steel for long life span and corrosion resistance. No need any tools to disassemble it, each water pump has 4 nozzles for option: 0.7"x2/0.86"/0.98", which provide different water flow as you need.
  • SUCTION CUP & 4.6 FT POWER CORD: Long enough cord provide you with more flexibility for easy installation, 4 strong suction cups help keep it in place, so you can stick it on the side of the aquarium, either vertically or horizontally.(Note: Rotate 90 degrees to hold the suction cups in place after they inserted)
  • WIDE APPLICATION: This fountain pump is designed for circulate and aerate the water, making it more attractive to your fish or turtles. This submersible pump is perfect for aquarium, fountains, ponds and hydroponic systems, irrigation systems and etc.
  • WARRANTY: Super durable & reusable, it comes with 2-Year warranty, any problems with the item you received, please contact us without hesitation. Backed by professional after-sale service within 24hrs.
  • Manufacture: Sanjyut
  • Product Dimensions: 5.91 x 4.33 x 4.33 inches; 1.1 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sanjyut
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Sanjyut Final Thoughts

"This drove me crazy!"

I am using one of these pumps on a corner matten sponge filter for a little nano 5. There was still to much water flow. So, I converted a used aquarium into an orchidarium. You can't see the pump but it is powering this pot fountain in my pond! I BOUGHT THIS THIS STYLE PUMP BECAUSE WITH MY C. I cut one end off old garden hose and it fit perfectly on end of pump. Will empty 75 gallons of mixed water to my 300 gallon aquarium in about 5 minutes.

Overall Score
4.4


(23 Points)

8. Jebao Aquarium Dosing Pump (DP-5)

User Ratings: 70 3

Jebao DP-5 First Impressions

"Model FS-3500, 60W."

When the feed buttom is pressed my unit sends a loud alarm. IT WILL PUMP 400 GPH WITH A ONE INCH NIPPLE. I have an older room air conditioner that vents out of the window. I have all that running at 17-watts. Love the ability to control the flow. This is the perfect little pump for my application. The seller had a new one out to me the same day and I got it in 2 days!

  • Jebao Aquarium Dosing Pump (DP-5)
  • 5 channel dosing pump, each channel provides 1 to 9999ml per day
  • Allows user to keep their tank parameters stable, removes the need for mixing supplements daily
  • Allows for dosing in both large and small increments
  • Plug and play after it is calibrated with a 100ml graduated cylinder
  • Easy to use controller, each pump can be programmed individually
  • Manufacture: Ming Trading LLC
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 8 x 4 inches; 3 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Jebao DP-5
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Jebao DP-5 Final Thoughts

"Works great."

I cut one end off old garden hose and it fit perfectly on end of pump. The suction cups on the bottom of the pump held it nice and secure. This pump will mix 30-50 gallons of salt water in about 20-30 minutes. Works very good and it's very quite hardly makes a noise. This is the perfect pump for a small tabletop bubbling fountain. It raised the temperature of my water by about 10°. Any pump will clog unless the fountain is kept clean.

Overall Score
4.4


(20 Points)

9. Micro DC 12V Water Pump 6W Submersible Water Pump Mini Food Grade Brushless Water Pump for Aquarium,...

User Ratings: 56

Tangxi First Impressions

"I am so happy."

Put it back in the aquarium and has been quiet ever since. The trick to making it last is to keep debris and algae out of it. Love the ability to control the flow. I have purchased several of their products and I've never had any issues. The water is crystal clear and the bottom completely clean by morning! I will be ordering another one to have on-hand in case this one fails next season. I just got finished setting this bad boy up and I have to say I'm highly impressed.

  • Micro DC 12V Water Pump 6W Submersible Water Pump Mini Food Grade Brushless Water Pump for Aquarium, Fountain, Small Fish Pond, Solar System, Radiators, Water Circulation System, Medical Equipment
  • Long life, low noise, eco-friendly and energy-saving
  • Operate inside/outside the cold or hot water
  • For indoor and outdoor use, sustain heave duty work for 24 hours
  • Life expectancy is over 20000 hours at normal condition
  • Widely used for aquarium, fountain, small fish pond, solar system, radiators, water circulation system, medical equipment, etc
  • Manufacture: Tangxi
  • Product Dimensions: 1.97 x 1.97 x 2.36 inches; 2.15 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Tangxi
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Tangxi Final Thoughts

"It only uses 3."

This pump is perfect for the small fountain and provides the sound of water flowing. I am very pleased after a week of it running constantly. This is the perfect pump for a small tabletop bubbling fountain. Saves having to carry buckets of water around. Using right now for my indoor pond for my koi until the one outside is finished. Highly recommend to clean the bottom of your tank if you don't have a bottom drain. What everyone says about the silicone tubing being kinked up is true.

Overall Score
4.0


(8 Points)

10. Hidom Professional Submersible Water Pump, Amphibian Pump for Fish Tanks, Ponds, Pools, and Aquarium...

Hidom First Impressions

"Mission accomplished!"

The water movement helps attract them. This pump is the perfect size for performing frequent water changes. Ended up removing pump from aquarium after 3 days of relentless noise. Unfortunately somehow, storing it over last winter, the plug has gone missing. In-line, out-of-tank, saltwater use. I changed to a 65GPH pump with good results. I do encourage the purchase of these pumps.

  • Hidom Professional Submersible Water Pump, Amphibian Pump for Fish Tanks, Ponds, Pools, and Aquarium, Fountains, Hydroponics, Pumping Water Folw from 320GPH to 660GPH
  • 【Professional Using Design】This professional submersible pump has a streamlined appearance, is specially designed to work with plants or other impurities in a pond or aquarium-of course, it is better to use pure water in all pumps. The special design can make the pump work normally and for a long time.
  • 【Longer Service Life and Stable Performance】Most water pumps will be damaged by blocking, and those that can work normally will damaged by abrasion between the shaft and the motor impeller. To avoid blocking, we designed a filter sponge to prevent dirt from entering the pump. For abrasion issues, we use special impellers and special ceramic axles to make it more durable and work less noise.
  • 【Amphibian function】This water pump can be used completely underwater, such as in aquariums or ponds, also can be used to pump water and change water on land. The motor made by pure copper, less heating, higher efficiency.
  • 【Special parameters】The aquarium pump uses special parameters and has no adjustment function. Some pumps are designed with adjustment functions, but only changing the inlet size makes the water flow smaller, and the power cannot be changed. This will make the flow and power mismatch, which may cause danger or damage to the water pump.
  • 【Powerful Pump】Made by high quality material, environment friendly, Rated Power: 40W, Max Flow: 480GPH (1820L/H), Max Lift Height:7.2 Ft(2.2M) , Size: 7.9x4.3x4.9in(20x11x12.5cm), 5.9Ft UL standard power cable (1.8Meters). Inlet Size:1.02in(26mm)*1(only use it when use the pump in land) ; Outlets size: 0.63in(16mm)*1, 0.51in (13mm)*1, total 2 outlets+1inlet.
  • Manufacture: IBAY
  • Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 4.3 x 4.9 inches; 2.45 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Hidom
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Hidom Final Thoughts

"Same deal."

I sent an email to the manufacturer asking if i could shut that off. Packaged well and it appears to be a well designed pump. This is the perfect pump for a small tabletop bubbling fountain. The smaller waterfalls are run by another one of these on a split line. At least 50% less than big box store's price. Eventually, I had the hose squirting water on the inside of the right pane of glass. I just got finished setting this bad boy up and I have to say I'm highly impressed.

Overall Score
5.0


(2 Points)

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