Editor's Choice - Our Favorite VicTsing Aquarium Water Pumps

1. VicTsing 80 GPH (300L/H, 4W) Submersible Water Pump for Pond, Aquarium, Fish Tank Fountain Water Pum...

User Ratings: 65 8

VicTsing CAAA3-HG16 First Impressions

"Best decision ever."

Moves a lot of water, which is what I was looking for. This is the perfect pump for a small tabletop bubbling fountain. I'm using this for mixing salt and pumping water back into my tank through the sump. I really like this pump, although I would have liked a little more flow. Plant was happy and my house was cool! At least 50% less than big box store's price. The effluent connector exits on the top and is pointed up.

  • VicTsing 80 GPH (300L/H, 4W) Submersible Water Pump for Pond, Aquarium, Fish Tank Fountain Water Pump Hydroponics with 5.9' (1.8M) Power Cord
  • 【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: 80GPH
  • 【Ultra Quiet Design】 Come with 2 Nozzles (0.33in and 0.51in). High quality motor provides a quiet environment for you. The impeller shaft is stainless steel for long life span and corrosion resistance
  • 【Detachable and Cleanable】 No need any tools to detach it, easy to separate, easy to clean.
  • 【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】 This submersible pump is perfect for aquarium, fountains, spout and hydroponic systems, etc. Backed by professional after-sale service within 24hrs
  • Manufacture: ODM
  • Product Dimensions: 3.43 x 3.15 x 2.17 inches; 5.3 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The VicTsing CAAA3-HG16
  • Pump Power [star rating='4.9']
  • Quality [star rating='3.9']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.2']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.4']

VicTsing CAAA3-HG16 Final Thoughts

"- Cord is a bit short."

HOSE THE YOU WILL HAVE MORE PREASURE. Unfortunately somehow, storing it over last winter, the plug has gone missing. Ended up removing pump from aquarium after 3 days of relentless noise. Make sure it's fully submerged, to protect the motor; OURS WORKS GREAT! Enough power for two tubes, good water flow. I will be replacing it with a 1375 GPH pump. I sent an email to the manufacturer asking if i could shut that off.

Overall Score
4.2

[star rating="4.2"]
(4485 Points)

2. 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)

3. Jebao DCP Sine Wave Water Return Pump

User Ratings: 76 7

Jebao DCP-5000 First Impressions

"And simply fed my fish."

I'd compare it to the new Hydors with the controllers. Replies quickly and resolved issues quickly! At least 50% less than big box store's price. I will be ordering another one to have on-hand in case this one fails next season. I ordered this pump to keep the filtered water for my plants aerated. I did need to run it flat out on volume for my fountain at that height. This brought the relative humidity up to about 64%.

  • Jebao DCP Sine Wave Water Return Pump
  • 2017 latest DCP return pump from Jebao, improved from the DCT model
  • High performance motor with innovation electronics, and energy saving up to 50% than old model
  • No Copper components , safety on your tank! Internal Use Only!
  • Super Quiet Operation and Memory Function for Power Supply Off to recall memory
  • Power: 40-watt 110-120V 60Hz, Max Flow: 1450gph, Max head: 13ft, Dimension: 7x4x5 inch
  • SINE wave technology, ultra quiet operation.
  • High performance with innovative electronic motor, and energy saving.
  • IC electronic detection, automatic power-off protection upon no water.
  • Manufacture: Jebao
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 6 inches; 5 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Jebao DCP-5000
  • Pump Power [star rating='4.1']
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.9']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.1']

Jebao DCP-5000 Final Thoughts

"It only uses 3."

The amazon Review template asked me about this products'sheerness. This pump will mix 30-50 gallons of salt water in about 20-30 minutes. Great little pump for small aquariums and waterfalls. Came with a couple basic attachments. When the feed buttom is pressed my unit sends a loud alarm. I'd compare it to the new Hydors with the controllers. Absolutely silent, and has 4 little silicone suction cup feet to isolate vibration.

Overall Score
4.4

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

4. Homasy 530GPH Submersible Pump (2000L/H, 29W), 4-in-1 Fountain Water Pump with Two Percolators Filte...

User Ratings: 67 6

Homasy First Impressions

"I have a bad shoulder."

Packaged well and it appears to be a well designed pump. This little fountain helps reduce stress during the day. This little fountain helps reduce stress during the day. Could work for a cat fountain, or small to medium aquarium fountain. HOSE THE YOU WILL HAVE MORE PREASURE. No problem at all lifting water as shown in photo. It's so quiet I don't even hear anything besides the overflow now!

  • Homasy 530GPH Submersible Pump (2000L/H, 29W), 4-in-1 Fountain Water Pump with Two Percolators Filters, Filtration/Aeration/Wave Generator for Aquariums, Fish Tanks, Ponds, Fountains, Hydroponics
  • 【4-in-1 Multifunctional Water Pump】This upgraded submersible pump combines filter, aerator, wave generator and water pump as one. It not only filters and purifies water in high efficiency, but also provides fishes with sufficient oxygen and more natural ecosystem. Ideal for fish tanks, fountains, ponds, aquariums, hydroponics, etc.
  • 【Ultra-quiet Operation & Powerful Motor】This ultra-quiet water pump operates with 40dB lower noise, producing a tranquil environment. Max Lift Height: 6.56ft. (Connect a water pipe to 13mm nozzle, and make sure the joint sealed securely and tightly). Drain the water tank in minutes without waiting
  • 【Adjustable Flow Rate & 3 Nozzles】 Designed with a flow speed adjustment valve, you can easily control the water flow rate to get the desired effect (Max 530GPH, (2000L/H). It comes with 2 water nozzles (13mm/19mm), 1 aeration nozzle (16mm) and 1 air tube (30cm) with control knob. Simply rotate the knob to control oxygen input as you need
  • 【Efficient Filtration & 2 Superior Percolators】Featured with 2 high-quality percolators, this creative pump can effectively filter impurities during pumping to prevent blockage, improve circulation system and maintain a clean & clear water environment. Also, it automatically removes fish feces, creating a hygienic and healthy home
  • 【Easy to Clean & Detail Oriented】It’s detachable and cleanable, which can be disassembled effortlessly without any tools for easier deeper cleaning. 4 strong suction cups are great for mounting onto the glass surface either vertically or horizontally. 4.92ft (1.5m) power cord for easy installation. Dimensions: 9.2in x 2.3in x 2.9in (234mm x 57.5mm x 73.5mm)
  • Manufacture: Homasy
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Homasy
  • Pump Power [star rating='5']
  • Quality [star rating='4.9']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.9']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.2']

Homasy Final Thoughts

"Mission accomplished!"

The only reason I couldn't give the pump 5 stars is that it does generate some heat. I did need to run it flat out on volume for my fountain at that height. My current standard 100gph pump wasn't cutting it. The smaller waterfalls are run by another one of these on a split line. The solution was adding the little water pump. This first one was a little taller and worked perfectly. This pump is the perfect size for performing frequent water changes.

Overall Score
4.3

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

5. 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)

6. Jebao New 28W 3500LPH DC Controllable Water Return Pump with Wave Function DCQ-3500(900GPH)

User Ratings: 46 27

Jebao DCQ-3500 First Impressions

"Great lift as promised."

This pump is the perfect size for performing frequent water changes. The amazon Review template asked me about this products'sheerness. The water refill only takes a couple minutes. I've been buying pumps from Home Depot only to have them continually go out. I ordered this pump to keep the filtered water for my plants aerated. I have all that running at 17-watts. Use a T at the suction top with a threaded plug to prime at startup.

  • Jebao New 28W 3500LPH DC Controllable Water Return Pump with Wave Function DCQ-3500(900GPH)
  • Jebao 28W 3500LPH (900GPH)DC controllable aquarium water return circulation pump with wave function for coral reef fish tank,Max lift:3Meters( 9.8feet);
  • Four-pole electronic motor,ultra silent operation,suitable for fresh water and marine water as a return /circulation pump, fountain pump,hydroponic pump ,fish pond pumps,and aquarium water pump;
  • LCD Power display and 30-100 stage speed flow control,with feed mode and wave function;
  • Low voltage DC24V power supply, saftey protected against leakage;
  • Fe2Q3 magnet rotor and wear-resistant anti-corrosion ceramic shaft,longer life and more efficient ,seal impeller;
  • Manufacture: JEBAO
  • Part Number: DCQ-3500
  • Item Weight: 2.1 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 5 inches
  • Size: 3500LPH
  • Color: Black&Red
  • Power Source: Corded Electric
  • Batteries Included?: No
  • Batteries Required?: No
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Jebao DCQ-3500
  • Pump Power [star rating='4']
  • Quality [star rating='3']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.7']
  • Affordability [star rating='2.5']

Jebao DCQ-3500 Final Thoughts

"Mission accomplished!"

Could work for a cat fountain, or small to medium aquarium fountain. Put it back in the aquarium and has been quiet ever since. The video shows the pump at full throttle and can be adjusted lower. The water movement helps attract them. No more back breaking effort with 5 gallon bucks. Use a T at the suction top with a threaded plug to prime at startup. This brought the relative humidity up to about 64%.

Overall Score
3.5

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

7. Winkeyes 160GPH Fountain Pump with 48” Lift, 8W Small Submersible Fountain Water Pump for Outdoor ...

User Ratings: 69 4

Winkeyes First Impressions

"This pump does that."

By the time were ready to pump the water back in, salt is completely mixed. I ordered this pump for some minor jobs unrelated to the basement. Ended up removing pump from aquarium after 3 days of relentless noise. This little fountain helps reduce stress during the day. Note that the barb adapter sizes are different depending on the pump model. Mine is powerful others not so powerful, i guess. The physical size is great, and the pump itself is very quiet.

  • Winkeyes 160GPH Fountain Pump with 48” Lift, 8W Small Submersible Fountain Water Pump for Outdoor Indoor Tabletop Water Fountain, Aquarium, Fish Tank, Hydroponic, Pond, 6ft Power Cord, 2 Nozzles
  • This little water pump designs for bedside fountain,tabletop fountain,small indoor fountain,patio ponds,patio water garden,outdoor garden fountain,DIY cat/dog pet fountain,pump for waterfall. A general purpose pump with unlimited uses suitable for the artist, creator or inventor, pond, aquarium or in hydroponics, people may use these little pumps on the lowest setting to feed plants,or for breaking the water surface for oxygen in a tank.
  • Adjustable Flow Rate - Designed with a adjusting knob, allowing to adjust the water flow rate, the maximal flow rate can be up to 160GPH.With brushless motor ultra quiet, the relible and duarable motor does not produce much noise, giving you quiet environment. Run smoothly, low noise, long working life compared with brush motor, keep it quiet and not scare the fish when use it on small pond or fish tank.Plenty of power in the small unit to move water up to 3.9ft.
  • Detachable & Cleanable - No need any tools to detach it, easy to seperate, easy to clean.100% safe,non toxic,non- radioacitivy design with waterproof for kids aged 3-99+.
  • Compact and Mini Size Waterfall Pumps - Dimensions:2.28" x 1.77" x 1.96" (L x W x H).Compact design is great for space-saving on your tabletop water fountain. The maximal flow rate can be up to 160 gallons per hour. Lift height can be up to 3.9ft.
  • Suction cups - 4 individual powerful suction cups that hold the fountain pump securely on the right side of aquarium, vertically or horizontally. water change pump has 2 nozzles 13mm and 8.5mm for optional.
  • Manufacture: Winkeyes
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Winkeyes
  • Pump Power [star rating='3.4']
  • Quality [star rating='4.6']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.6']

Winkeyes Final Thoughts

"The cord was too short."

This is the perfect pump for a small tabletop bubbling fountain. I BUILT ONE USING AN INTERNAL FISH FILTER THAT LAID IN THE BOTTO. Any pump will clog unless the fountain is kept clean. The design feels solid and the suction cups hold well. I have over 17 tanks so water changes take forever with python or buckets. The pump is adjustable from 30-100%, has convenient feed option. I have the little pump turned down, but the video I attached shows it at full blast.

Overall Score
4.3

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

8. Allnice Submersible Water Pump 880GPH(3000L/H, 45W) Submersible Fountain Pump Outdoor Quiet Water ...

User Ratings: 78

Allnice First Impressions

"We're all happy."

We start mixing when we begin the water change. It does NOT come with an electric switch. 5' in max setting but slowed down any higher than that. Replies quickly and resolved issues quickly! When the feed buttom is pressed my unit sends a loud alarm. There was still to much water flow. I BOUGHT THIS THIS STYLE PUMP BECAUSE WITH MY C.

  • Allnice Submersible Water Pump 880GPH(3000L/H, 45W) Submersible Fountain Pump Outdoor Quiet Water Pump with 6.5ft Power Cord 3 Nozzles for Aquarium Pond Fish Tank Fountain
  • 【Ultra-quiet Design】This fountain pump's brushless DC motor runs smoothly with low noise, providing a quiet environment for you. Come with 3 nozzles, the impeller shaft make of stainless steel, corrosion resistance for long life span.
  • 【Anti Dry Burning】The pet fountain pump motor reaches the certain temperature will stop working when without water, protect the waterpump. Max water temperature:36℃.
  • 【Suction Cup and 3 Nozzles】Comes with 4 individual powerful suction cups that hold the small aquarium pump securely on the right side of aquarium, vertically or horizontally. Fish pumps for aquariums has 3 nozzles for optional. Nozzle Size 0.74",0.86"and 0.98".
  • 【Detachable & Cleanable】The outdoor fountain pump is easy to detach to clean. Do not need any tools to disassemble it and is very easy to be cleaned. The 6.5ft (2m) long power cord offers convenient installation.
  • 【Long Lifespan & Wide Application】IP68 waterproof performance designs for indoor fountain, tabletop fountain, patio ponds, aquariums,outdoor fountain, fountains and hydroponic systems.
  • Manufacture: Allnice
  • Material: Stainless Steel
  • Item Weight: 3.01 pounds
  • Color: Black
  • Power Source: Corded Electric
  • Batteries Included?: No
  • Batteries Required?: No
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Allnice
  • Pump Power [star rating='4.7']
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.4']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.7']

Allnice Final Thoughts

"So far So good!"

Might be a good idea for them to figure out how to ship the tubing more reliably. I ordered this pump for some minor jobs unrelated to the basement. I have all that running at 17-watts. Any pump will clog unless the fountain is kept clean. JUST CARRING THREE GALL OF WATER WHERES ME OUT. And their customer service is great. Enough power for two tubes, good water flow.

Overall Score
4.7

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

9. BEST BUDS 400GPH Submersible Water Pump for Pond Fountain Aquarium Fish Tank

User Ratings: 65 9

BEST BUDS First Impressions

"Thanks so much!"

It's very quick, and does an excellent job. Keep that in mind when running through a similar setup. Could work for a cat fountain, or small to medium aquarium fountain. Would highly recommend if you need to move large volumes of water quickly. I changed to a 65GPH pump with good results. I really like this pump, although I would have liked a little more flow. I just got finished setting this bad boy up and I have to say I'm highly impressed.

  • BEST BUDS 400GPH Submersible Water Pump for Pond Fountain Aquarium Fish Tank
  • POWERFUL and SAVE ENERGY: Max Flow Rate 400 GPH (with adjustable knob); Max Lift Height 7ft (To reach 7ft, water pipe needs to be 7ft long and connected to the nozzle, the joint need to be sealed); Power 30W; Come standard with 3 Nozzles for different size tubing: 1/2in, 5/8in, 3/4in
  • SAFE and RELIABLE: 6ft UL listed power cord with grounded three-pronged plug; Internal overheating protection to avoid dry burning, this pump will automatic shutoff once the motor overheated, and restart automatically after motor cool down; Sealing resin potting with good insulation property, definitely not leakage, Submersible IPX8 waterproof
  • ULTRA-QUIET Aquarium Powerhead Water Pump: Rubber bushings, utilize silent design rotor and 4 rubber suction cups effectively absorb vibration and reduce noises, create a near-natural environment for your lovely fishes
  • SMALL, EXQUISITE and MULTIFUNCTION: The small size makes this submersible water pump easy to hide and disguise; Ideal for fish tank, tabletop aquarium, indoor or outdoor garden small ponds and fountains, hydroponic systems, mini pool etc.
  • DETACHABLE and CLEANABLE: No need any tools to detach it, easy to disassemble and clean; 12 months warranty and 7×24 professional after-sale service
  • Submersible - IPX8 waterproof;
  • Hexagon Design - Novelty & dynamic, escape from the boring cuboid;
  • 360° Water Inlet Grille - Maximize inlet, lower intake, make higher flow rate;
  • Manufacture: Best Buds
  • Item Weight: 1.46 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 4.13 x 2.68 x 3.42 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The BEST BUDS
  • Pump Power [star rating='5']
  • Quality [star rating='4.8']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.9']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.2']

BEST BUDS Final Thoughts

"I'm pleased."

I keep the water stored in a 5 gal bucket and this pump is perfect for the size. Almost too powerful for my fountains. Would highly recommend if you need to move large volumes of water quickly. Came with a couple basic attachments. I really like this pump, although I would have liked a little more flow. It's so quiet I don't even hear anything besides the overflow now! I will be replacing it with a 1375 GPH pump.

Overall Score
4.3

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

10. Simplicity 3200 DC Aquarium Circulation Pump

User Ratings: 81

Simplicity First Impressions

"This one does!"

One of the best purchases I've ever! I have an older room air conditioner that vents out of the window. My current standard 100gph pump wasn't cutting it. Use a T at the suction top with a threaded plug to prime at startup. I am using one of these pumps on a corner matten sponge filter for a little nano 5. It's powerful but quiet which I love. HOSE THE YOU WILL HAVE MORE PREASURE.

  • Simplicity 3200 DC Aquarium Circulation Pump
  • Manufacture: Simplicity
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Simplicity
  • Pump Power [star rating='4.1']
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.5']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

Simplicity Final Thoughts

"My betta is very content!"

This pump is great,its small and you can hook to a water hose to drain. My current standard 100gph pump wasn't cutting it. I am using one of these pumps on a corner matten sponge filter for a little nano 5. These are bags you put carbon in for filters. Couldnt be happier with this thing. 5' in max setting but slowed down any higher than that. The water movement helps attract them.

Overall Score
4.6

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

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