Editor's Choice - Our Favorite SUN Aquarium Water Pumps

1. SUNSUN JVP Series Submersible Circulation Powerhead Pump

User Ratings: 64 5

SUN JVP101A2PK First Impressions

"Works great."

In-line, out-of-tank, saltwater use. My current standard 100gph pump wasn't cutting it. Would highly recommend if you need to move large volumes of water quickly. The physical size is great, and the pump itself is very quiet. Unfortunately, it doesn't come with a tube. And moves a lot of water,if needed! This pump works great for my sugar kettle fountain.

  • SUNSUN JVP Series Submersible Circulation Powerhead Pump
  • Totally submersible and oil-free motor to avoid pollution to the living circumstance
  • 800 GPH flux and wide-spread range which is ideal for marine aquarium
  • 36 degree rotation to allow full flow directions
  • Includes: 800gph powerhead x 2
  • Manufacture: SUN
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 4 x 9 inches; 1.2 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SUN JVP101A2PK
  • Pump Power [star rating='3.7']
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.9']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

SUN JVP101A2PK Final Thoughts

"In comes this one."

Using right now for my indoor pond for my koi until the one outside is finished. I'd compare it to the new Hydors with the controllers. Any pump will clog unless the fountain is kept clean. I just got finished setting this bad boy up and I have to say I'm highly impressed. And their customer service is great. Quiet while running and great suction. The pump's base is sturdy and appears well made.

Overall Score
4.3

[star rating="4.3"]
(2129 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated SUN Aquarium Water Pumps

2. SUN JVP-110 Series Submersible Circulation Power Head Pump, 530 GPH, Black

User Ratings: 63 5

SUN JVP-110 First Impressions

"Works great."

By the time were ready to pump the water back in, salt is completely mixed. Will empty 75 gallons of mixed water to my 300 gallon aquarium in about 5 minutes. Pump works fine, but I definitely over bought. Mine is powerful others not so powerful, i guess. It is important to keep the water bowl clean and free of debris. When the feed buttom is pressed my unit sends a loud alarm. I BUILT ONE USING AN INTERNAL FISH FILTER THAT LAID IN THE BOTTO.

  • SUN JVP-110 Series Submersible Circulation Power Head Pump, 530 GPH, Black
  • 360 degree rotation to allow full flow directions
  • Suction cup with articulating ball joints for versatile directions
  • Totally submersible and oil-free motor to avoid pollution to the living circumstance
  • High waterproof performance ensures safety and reliability
  • Power cord: 4.5 feet
  • Included components: Pump,suction cup
  • Manufacture: sunsun
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 2 x 2 inches; 8.01 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SUN JVP-110
  • Pump Power [star rating='4.2']
  • Quality [star rating='4.2']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.2']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.3']

SUN JVP-110 Final Thoughts

"Great lift as promised."

This runs 15 hrs per day for about 4 months. 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%. I cut one end off old garden hose and it fit perfectly on end of pump. And their customer service is great. This pump is the perfect size for performing frequent water changes. No problem at all lifting water as shown in photo.

Overall Score
4.3

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

3. GROWNEER 550GPH Submersible Pump 30W Ultra Quiet Fountain Water Pump, 2000L/H, with 7.2ft High Lift,...

User Ratings: 70 6

GROWNEER First Impressions

"It only uses 3."

Came with a couple basic attachments. Wife had bought a small fountain at Goodwill and the pump was bad. So, I converted a used aquarium into an orchidarium. Liked the product and happy with it. I have never had any issues with them. The solution was adding the little water pump. By the time were ready to pump the water back in, salt is completely mixed.

  • GROWNEER 550GPH Submersible Pump 30W Ultra Quiet Fountain Water Pump, 2000L/H, with 7.2ft High Lift, 3 Nozzles for Aquarium, Fish Tank, Pond, Hydroponics, Statuary
  • UL Certified & WATER FLOW CONTROL -- Our water pump meet UL 1081standard. An Adjustable Knob to control the water flow rate, so you can get just the amount of water pressure you want. Maximum flow rate: 550GPH (2000L/H).
  • STRONG POWER & HIGH LIFT -- Max Lift Height: 7.2ft. Model number is SML-630. 30W 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).
  • 3 NOZZLES -- Each water pump has 3 nozzles for option: 0.51"/0.62"/0.75". Provide a different water flow as you desired. Threaded fittings make it more stable. Detachable and cleanable.
  • SUCTION CUP & 5.9FT POWER CORD -- Long enough cord for easy installation. 4 individual powerful suction cups help keep it in place, so you can stick it on the right side of the aquarium, either vertically or horizontally.
  • WIDELY APPLIED -- 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.
  • 1 x 550GPH Water Pump
  • 1 x 0.51" Nozzle
  • 1 x 0.62" Nozzle
  • Manufacture: GROWNEER
  • Part Number: WP550-3
  • Item Weight: 1.75 pounds
  • Size: 550 GPH
  • Color: Black
  • Power Source: Corded Electric
  • Batteries Included?: No
  • Batteries Required?: No
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GROWNEER
  • Pump Power [star rating='3.4']
  • Quality [star rating='3.4']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.7']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.6']

GROWNEER Final Thoughts

"No issues at all."

So far, I think I got a LOT of bang for my buck with this little pump. Unfortunately somehow, storing it over last winter, the plug has gone missing. Unfortunately, it doesn't come with a tube. BUT IF YOU NEED MORE LIFT JUST USE A SMALLER I. Based upon comments the motor is prolly not consistently manufactured. Came with a couple basic attachments. The pump's base is sturdy and appears well made.

Overall Score
4.4

[star rating="4.4"]
(2435 Points)

4. 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)

5. AQUANEAT Aquarium Water Pump 80GPH, Adjustable, Submersible Pump, Power Head, Small Fountain Pump, f...

User Ratings: 60 9

AQUANEAT SP-A595 First Impressions

"This drove me crazy!"

No problem at all lifting water as shown in photo. I have the little pump turned down, but the video I attached shows it at full blast. This brought the relative humidity up to about 64%. The solution was adding the little water pump. These are bags you put carbon in for filters. The pump is adjustable from 30-100%, has convenient feed option. Mine is powerful others not so powerful, i guess.

  • AQUANEAT Aquarium Water Pump 80GPH, Adjustable, Submersible Pump, Power Head, Small Fountain Pump, for Statuary, Fish Tank, Hydroponics
  • Adjustable flow rate: With a control knob, the maximal flow rate can be up to 80GPH(300L/H); Recommend maximum lift height: 1 feet
  • Optional 2 outlets: Fits 5/16"or 1/2"ID (inside diameter) tubing
  • Dimension: 2" x1.75" x1.25"(L x W x H), mini size, easy to hide or disguise; Length of power cord: 6 feet
  • Wide application: Perfect for cat water fountain, pet fountain, aquarium, indoor tabletop fountains, spout and hydroponic systems, etc. Circulate and aerate the water, making it more attractive to your fish or turtles
  • Note: Must be completely submersed under water
  • Manufacture: AQUANEAT
  • Part Number: A595^^
  • Item Weight: 2.4 ounces
  • Size: Small 80GPH
  • Power Source: Corded Electric
  • Batteries Included?: No
  • Batteries Required?: No
  • Editor's Impressions Of The AQUANEAT SP-A595
  • Pump Power [star rating='5']
  • Quality [star rating='3.2']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.7']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.9']

AQUANEAT SP-A595 Final Thoughts

"The not waterproof plug."

It's very quick, and does an excellent job. The physical size is great, and the pump itself is very quiet. The effluent connector exits on the top and is pointed up. Put it back in the aquarium and has been quiet ever since. It does NOT come with an electric switch. The only reason I couldn't give the pump 5 stars is that it does generate some heat. So, I converted a used aquarium into an orchidarium.

Overall Score
4.1

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

6. Ankway Upgraded Submersible Water Pump Humanized Rotation Switch with 2 Nozzles for Pond Aquarium Fi...

User Ratings: 64 11

Ankway First Impressions

"Great pump for the money!"

I got two of these pumps for a DIY tabletop fountains. I do encourage the purchase of these pumps. We start mixing when we begin the water change. The water is crystal clear and the bottom completely clean by morning! I BOUGHT THIS THIS STYLE PUMP BECAUSE WITH MY C. Almost too powerful for my fountains. Great for mixing my saltwater and transfer to my display tank 30 feet away.

  • Ankway Upgraded Submersible Water Pump Humanized Rotation Switch with 2 Nozzles for Pond Aquarium Fish Tank Fountain Inline, with 5.9ft (1.8M) Power Cord
  • WIDE APPLICATION - Circulate and aerate the water, making it more attractive to your fish or turtles. This submersible pump is perfect for aquarium, fountains, tabletop fountains, water garden, spout, hydroponic systems and inline, etc. (Please read the note carefully before use it.)
  • MULTIPLE CHOICES - We provide with 6 kinds of submersible Water Pumps with different FLOW RATE(160GPH,210GPH,320GPH,660GPH,800GPH),you can choose one or more from our Store according to your needs. pump comes with a 39in/1M vinyl tubing.
  • WATER FLOW CONTROL - An Adjustable Knob to control the water flow rate, so you can get just the amount of water pressure you want.
  • SAFE & EASY TO CLEAN - Safe aquarium water pump for fish with waterproof cable. Easy to clean with no tools required to disassemble and clean filter/impeller. The vinyl tube is rolled up during shipping (to fit in the box). If the tube is too crimped to use, just put it into hot water then it will be soft and resilient, and water goes through it easily.
  • ULTRA-QUIET OPERATION - Running at a whisper-quiet level, the motor inside produces no noise, which gives you a quiet environment.
  • The adjustable knob help control the water flow rate.
  • Nozzles with different diameters for your pipes.
  • Suction cups help stick it on the right side, either vertically or horizontally.
  • Manufacture: Ankway
  • Part Number: AKY-S101
  • Material: Vinyl
  • Item Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Product Dimensions: 1.77 x 2.65 x 2.03 inches
  • Size: 160
  • Power Source: Corded Electric
  • Batteries Included?: No
  • Batteries Required?: No
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Ankway
  • Pump Power [star rating='3.1']
  • Quality [star rating='4.3']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.9']

Ankway Final Thoughts

"I bought 2!"

They seem to also enjoy a small water fountain and splashing in it. HOSE THE YOU WILL HAVE MORE PREASURE. When the feed buttom is pressed my unit sends a loud alarm. One of the best purchases I've ever! Some of my orchids do not do well when the relative humidity drops below 30%. This runs 15 hrs per day for about 4 months. I got two of these pumps for a DIY tabletop fountains.

Overall Score
4.1

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

7. Rio 10HF HyperFlow Water Pump - 660 GPH

User Ratings: 44 12

Hyper flow Rio 10 HF First Impressions

"Awesome Product!"

I'd compare it to the new Hydors with the controllers. Great flow that is easily adjustable. There was still to much water flow. Mine is powerful others not so powerful, i guess. The water movement helps attract them. My current standard 100gph pump wasn't cutting it. I have over 17 tanks so water changes take forever with python or buckets.

  • Rio 10HF HyperFlow Water Pump - 660 GPH
  • Fully submersible
  • Energy efficient with high flow rates
  • For fresh or Saltwater aquariums
  • Manufacture: TAAM
  • Product Dimensions: 4.4 x 2.3 x 2.8 inches; 1.7 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Hyper flow Rio 10 HF
  • Pump Power [star rating='4.2']
  • Quality [star rating='2.7']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.5']

Hyper flow Rio 10 HF Final Thoughts

"- Cord is a bit short."

They seem to also enjoy a small water fountain and splashing in it. Best emergency replacent I've bought for my 75gallon reef tank! I got two of these pumps for a DIY tabletop fountains. The trick to making it last is to keep debris and algae out of it. I am using one of these pumps on a corner matten sponge filter for a little nano 5. The design feels solid and the suction cups hold well. Keep that in mind when running through a similar setup.

Overall Score
3.7

[star rating="3.7"]
(31 Points)

8. AUOKER Submersible Water Pump, Ultra-Quiet Cat Dog Fountain Pump with 4.9ft /1.5m Power Cord, 3W 9V ...

Auoker First Impressions

"The not waterproof plug."

Mine can pump 30 gallons in about a minute and a half. By the time were ready to pump the water back in, salt is completely mixed. The physical size is great, and the pump itself is very quiet. I ordered this pump for some minor jobs unrelated to the basement. The water movement helps attract them. Serves HOB 5-gal sump with Klir roller setup+ Tunnze skimmer. This is the perfect pump for a small tabletop bubbling fountain.

  • AUOKER Submersible Water Pump, Ultra-Quiet Cat Dog Fountain Pump with 4.9ft /1.5m Power Cord, 3W 9V 200L/H, USB Aquarium Water Pump for Fish Tank, Aquarium, Pond, Hydroponics and Pet Fountain
  • EXCELLENT QUALITY -- Our submersible pump uses ceramic impeller shaft which is wear-resistant and is not easy to corrosion. It is suitable for fresh water and seawater.
  • STRONG POWER -- Model: USB-1020, Max Flow: 53 GPH ( 200L / H ), Max Delivery Lif: 4.9 Ft, Max Power: 9W
  • CONVENIENT INSTALLATION -- There are 2 strong suction cups at the bottom which are perfectly fixed in place vertical or horizontal. 5.9 ft USB power cord is more convenient, directly connected to the computer, charging treasure, etc. And can use mobile phone charging plug can be used.
  • LOW NIOSE SAFETY -- Use brushless motor, run smoothly, low noise. It can be used 24 hours continuously. The shell is made of high -quality reinforced ABS, so it is durable. Unique resin potting, good insulation properties, 100% waterproof, amphibious design.
  • WIDE APPLICATION -- Circulate and aerate the water, making it more attractive to your fish or turtles. This submersible pump is perfect for aquarium, pet water fountain, spout and hydroponic systems, etc.
  • Manufacture: AUOKER
  • Product Dimensions: 1.97 x 1.97 x 1.97 inches; 3.53 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Auoker
  • Pump Power [star rating='4.5']
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

Auoker Final Thoughts

"Works great."

I really like this pump, although I would have liked a little more flow. Moves a lot of water, which is what I was looking for. 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. 5' in max setting but slowed down any higher than that. Great flow that is easily adjustable. Unfortunately somehow, storing it over last winter, the plug has gone missing.

Overall Score
5.0

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

9. 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
  • Pump Power [star rating='4.7']
  • Quality [star rating='4.8']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.4']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

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

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

10. CWKJ Fountain Pump, 400GPH Submersible Water Pump, Durable 25W Outdoor Fountain Water Pump with 6.5f...

User Ratings: 73 5

CWKJ First Impressions

"We're all happy."

Mine is powerful others not so powerful, i guess. I'd compare it to the new Hydors with the controllers. Ordered this one and received it in one day. My current standard 100gph pump wasn't cutting it. Absolutely silent, and has 4 little silicone suction cup feet to isolate vibration. It's powerful but quiet which I love. This brought the relative humidity up to about 64%.

  • CWKJ Fountain Pump, 400GPH Submersible Water Pump, Durable 25W Outdoor Fountain Water Pump with 6.5ft Power Cord, 3 Nozzles for Aquarium, Pond, Fish Tank, Water Pump Hydroponics, Backyard Fountain
  • ★【PROVIDE YOU COMFORT & QUIET ENVIROMENT】Our fountain pump’s ultra-quiet operation will let you feel that the sounds of the water pouring out of your fountain is such a relaxing and tranquil sound, and you will love sitting out on your patio watching the squirrels and birds bath and now the peaceful sounds of our fountain make it even more enjoyable.
  • ★【MULTI-OCCASIONS】The fountain pump can make circulation to your tank and give your lovely fish a near-natural environment. This submersible water pump can create water current, ideal for a medium-sized aquarium, small pond, water garden, and desktop water fountains. Perfect for backyard fountain/waterfall, aquarium, ponds, fish tank, tabletop fountains, garden statuary, patio drip irrigation system and hydroponic systems and more.
  • ★【ADJUSTABLE】The fountain pump is designed with an adjusting knob, allowing to get just the amount of water pressure you want. It comes with 3 optional nozzles to create different views, each with its own unique design.
  • ★【COMPACT BUT POWERFUL】The fountain pump’s compact design is easy to hide & disguise, 25W super efficiency motor continually lift water column. reasonable long power cord is heavy duty and easy to installation. The pump has 4 strong rubber suction cups at the bottom of the fountain pump help keep in your fish tank.
  • ★【EASY TO USE】The fountain pump's manual disassembly designed shell allow you clean the pump input port and filter/impeller easily. And simply plug in power for quick water draining.
  • Manufacture: CWKJ
  • Part Number: 26-001
  • Material: Plastic
  • Item Weight: 1.5 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 3.2 x 2.8 x 2.3 inches
  • Color: Black
  • Power Source: Corded Electric
  • Batteries Included?: No
  • Batteries Required?: No
  • Editor's Impressions Of The CWKJ
  • Pump Power [star rating='3.7']
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.5']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.5']

CWKJ Final Thoughts

"Overall a great pump."

The suction cups on the bottom of the pump held it nice and secure. Came with a couple basic attachments. The trick to making it last is to keep debris and algae out of it. Mine can pump 30 gallons in about a minute and a half. Works very good and it's very quite hardly makes a noise. 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!

Overall Score
4.5

[star rating="4.5"]
(2513 Points)

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