Editor's Choice - Our Favorite WEAVERBIRD Aquarium Water Pumps

1. WEAVERBIRD 105GPH (400L/H, 5W) Submersible Water Pump for Pond Aquarium Hydroponics Fish Tank Founta...

User Ratings: 51

WEAVERBIRD First Impressions

"Or super glue."

Almost too powerful for my fountains. Mine is powerful others not so powerful, i guess. Can min the flow for cat fountain or med. I keep the water stored in a 5 gal bucket and this pump is perfect for the size. I am very pleased after a week of it running constantly. I will be replacing it with a 1375 GPH pump. Plant was happy and my house was cool!

  • WEAVERBIRD 105GPH (400L/H, 5W) Submersible Water Pump for Pond Aquarium Hydroponics Fish Tank Fountain
  • Power and Flow Rate: Power: 5W, flow rate: 400L/H, US Plug, great suction, applied to fish tank, pond, garden fountain, flowing water crafts and hydroponic systems, etc.
  • 100% submersible: With bottom suction trainer, pumping water as low as 1.18in. A mufti-functional submersible pump=add water+change water+circulating water+sucking fish manure.
  • Powerful Speed Flow: max flow rate: 105 GPH per hour(400L/H), max lift height: up to 0.6M.(Length of power cord:1.35M).
  • Ultra Quiet & Safe: This water pump is designed for reliability and ultra-quiet operation to provide years of service, energy-saving and low power consumption. The pump motor is sealed with high-quality resin and has better insulation performance, which can effectively prevent water leakage and electric leakage.
  • 2 Outlet Adapters: Equipped with 2 outlet adapters, one is 1/3’’, and the other is 1/2’’, providing a different water flow as you desired.
  • Manufacture: WEAVERBIRD
  • Material: Plastic
  • Item Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Product Dimensions: 3.74 x 3.54 x 2.56 inches
  • Style: 5W
  • Editor's Impressions Of The WEAVERBIRD
  • Pump Power [star rating='4.1']
  • Quality [star rating='3.6']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.8']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

WEAVERBIRD Final Thoughts

"No issues at all."

Any pump will clog unless the fountain is kept clean. 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. 5' in max setting but slowed down any higher than that. Performing water changes was messy and hard on the joints. The trick to making it last is to keep debris and algae out of it. They seem to also enjoy a small water fountain and splashing in it.

Overall Score
4.1

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

2. Jecod DP-2 Programmable Auto Dosing Pump, 2 Channel

User Ratings: 61 10

Jebao DP-2 First Impressions

"So it's great!"

Performing water changes was messy and hard on the joints. HOSE THE YOU WILL HAVE MORE PREASURE. I upgraded to a stronger one and it got broken at the bottom while being shipped. So, I converted a used aquarium into an orchidarium. So I connect a pump to tubing and run to a drain. Other than that the pump works great. Might be a good idea for them to figure out how to ship the tubing more reliably.

  • Jecod DP-2 Programmable Auto Dosing Pump, 2 Channel
  • Each channel provides 1 to 9999ml per day
  • Each channel can be programmable up to 24 times per day
  • Idea for dosing ca/mg/ab water or other liquids
  • Power 110v to 240v 50/60hz
  • Item does not include a dosing tubing
  • Manufacture: Jebao
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 6 x 3 inches; 2 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Jebao DP-2
  • Pump Power [star rating='4.7']
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.3']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.5']

Jebao DP-2 Final Thoughts

"And simply fed my fish."

Make sure it's fully submerged, to protect the motor; OURS WORKS GREAT! Would highly recommend if you need to move large volumes of water quickly. I keep the water stored in a 5 gal bucket and this pump is perfect for the size. Enough power for two tubes, good water flow. Might be a good idea for them to figure out how to ship the tubing more reliably. Great little pump for small aquariums and waterfalls. This brought the relative humidity up to about 64%.

Overall Score
4.2

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

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

User Ratings: 66 8

Driew First Impressions

"Have it on low speed."

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

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

Driew Final Thoughts

"It is quiet."

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

Overall Score
4.3

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

4. KEDSUM 880GPH Submersible Pump(3500L/H, 100W), Ultra Quiet Water Pump with 10ft High Lift, Fountain ...

User Ratings: 71 5

KEDSUM KDF278-D08V045A First Impressions

"Boy, did this do the job!"

Keep that in mind when running through a similar setup. The trick to making it last is to keep debris and algae out of it. Can min the flow for cat fountain or med. Works very good and it's very quite hardly makes a noise. Serves HOB 5-gal sump with Klir roller setup+ Tunnze skimmer. I changed to a 65GPH pump with good results. It's so quiet I don't even hear anything besides the overflow now!

  • KEDSUM 880GPH Submersible Pump(3500L/H, 100W), Ultra Quiet Water Pump with 10ft High Lift, Fountain Pump with 5.9 ft Power Cord, 3 Nozzles for Fish Tank , Pond , Aquarium, Statuary, Hydroponics
  • ★Powerful Speed Flow: Max Flow Rate: 880 GPH per hour(3500L/H), Max Lift Height: up to 10 Feet.(Length of power cord:5.9ft)
  • ★Ultra Quiet: This water pump is designed for reliability and ultra-quiet operation to provide years of service, energy-saving and low power consumption.(Power: 100 W,Voltage: 110V)
  • ★Perfect size: This profile size water pump is great to hide or disguise (Dimensions: 5.1"(H)*5.1"(L)*3.9"(W)).With no seals or messy oils ,the suction cups mounting feet for either vertical or horizontal mounting.
  • ★3 Outlet Adapters: Equipped with 3 Outlet Adapters ,one is 0.51inch,one is 0.63inch ,and the other is 0.75inch, providing a different water flow as you desired.This submersible pump is ideal for fresh-water, salt-water, can be applied in aquarium, fountains, spout, hydroponic and pond.
  • ★Detachable and Cleanable: The water pump is easy to detach to clean. [NOTE: This water pump is metric threads. Pump metric threaded fit for vinyl tubing, need a 13mm metric to 0.5" NPT Adapter to fit for standard 1/2" threaded PVC fitting.]
  • 5.9 ft UL power cord with grounded three-pronged plug prevent electric shock and keep safe
  • Adjustable water flow rate: This fountain pump has an adjustable knob to control the water flow rate
  • Pump nozzle threaded design makes the pipe more stable
  • Manufacture: KEDSUM
  • Part Number: KDF278-D08V045A
  • Material: Plastic
  • Item Weight: 3.81 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 3.1 x 5.9 inches
  • Size: 880GPH
  • Color: Black
  • Power Source: Corded Electric
  • Batteries Included?: No
  • Batteries Required?: No
  • Editor's Impressions Of The KEDSUM KDF278-D08V045A
  • Pump Power [star rating='4.7']
  • Quality [star rating='3.8']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.4']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.6']

KEDSUM KDF278-D08V045A Final Thoughts

"50-gal tank."

This brought the relative humidity up to about 64%. May 2020; Just received this and so far am really happy. Using right now for my indoor pond for my koi until the one outside is finished. This is the perfect pump for a small tabletop bubbling fountain. I keep the water stored in a 5 gal bucket and this pump is perfect for the size. The water is crystal clear and the bottom completely clean by morning! No problem at all lifting water as shown in photo.

Overall Score
4.4

[star rating="4.4"]
(1695 Points)

5. Catalina Aquarium CA 3000 Aquarium Pump 1000 GPH

User Ratings: 32 13

Catalina First Impressions

"Or super glue."

The amazon Review template asked me about this products'sheerness. I sent an email to the manufacturer asking if i could shut that off. Wife had bought a small fountain at Goodwill and the pump was bad. So, I converted a used aquarium into an orchidarium. Other than that the pump works great. Well, this is just about the cutest little fountain pump I've ever seen. This pump is the perfect size for performing frequent water changes.

  • Catalina Aquarium CA 3000 Aquarium Pump 1000 GPH
  • Catalina Aquarium CA 3000 Aquarium Pump 1000 GPH
  • Manufacture: Catalina Aquarium, Inc
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 8.6 x 3.8 inches; 3 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Catalina
  • Pump Power [star rating='4.3']
  • Quality [star rating='4.1']
  • Value For Money [star rating='2.8']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.1']

Catalina Final Thoughts

"The not waterproof plug."

What everyone says about the silicone tubing being kinked up is true. Highly recommend to clean the bottom of your tank if you don't have a bottom drain. I wound up buying a less exspensive, simpler one. This pump is great,its small and you can hook to a water hose to drain. May 2020; Just received this and so far am really happy. That was barely within the pump's capability. You can't see the pump but it is powering this pot fountain in my pond!

Overall Score
3.5

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

6. Decdeal 10W 160GPH Submersible Water Pump Fountain with LED Light for Aquarium Fish Tank Pond Garden...

User Ratings: 58 11

Decdeal First Impressions

"- Cord is a bit short."

I did need to run it flat out on volume for my fountain at that height. JUST CARRING THREE GALL OF WATER WHERES ME OUT. Great little pump for small aquariums and waterfalls. Might be a good idea for them to figure out how to ship the tubing more reliably. And moves a lot of water,if needed! This is the perfect little pump for my application. I will be ordering another one to have on-hand in case this one fails next season.

  • Decdeal 10W 160GPH Submersible Water Pump Fountain with LED Light for Aquarium Fish Tank Pond Garden 600L/H AC 110V
  • 10W power, Max. flow rate: 600L/H, H-Max.(lift height): 0-30cm.
  • Waterproof 6 LED with white light.
  • With 4 extension feet for the pump.
  • AC 110V for power supply, reliable performance.
  • Easy to install and to use. Suitable for fish tank, small pond, garden decoration, water circulation for oxygen, etc.
  • There is no control switch. The light will be on when plugged in.
  • Pump with Filter and LED Light *1, Extension Feet *4, Extension Tube * 1, Spray Nozzle * 3, Fountain Head Nozzle * 1, User Manual * 1.
  • Operate in freshwater only. Avoid heavily chlorinated water and water with high pH levels.
  • Item Weight: 1.5 pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Decdeal
  • Pump Power [star rating='3.9']
  • Quality [star rating='4.5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.8']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.7']

Decdeal Final Thoughts

"I have a bad shoulder."

Replies quickly and resolved issues quickly! Quiet and flows well for a pump that is only a couple inches in size. I really like this pump, although I would have liked a little more flow. The trick to making it last is to keep debris and algae out of it. Unfortunately, it doesn't come with a tube. Based upon comments the motor is prolly not consistently manufactured. Both from the tank to the bucket, and from the bucket to the tank.

Overall Score
4.1

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

7. KEDSUM 930GPH Submersible Water Pump(3500L/H, 92W), Ultra Quiet Submersible Pump with 10.5ft High Li...

User Ratings: 63 12

KEDSUM First Impressions

"Or super glue."

The smaller waterfalls are run by another one of these on a split line. Love the ability to control the flow. Unfortunately somehow, storing it over last winter, the plug has gone missing. So I connect a pump to tubing and run to a drain. Quiet and flows well for a pump that is only a couple inches in size. Will empty 75 gallons of mixed water to my 300 gallon aquarium in about 5 minutes. This is the perfect pump for a small tabletop bubbling fountain.

  • KEDSUM 930GPH Submersible Water Pump(3500L/H, 92W), Ultra Quiet Submersible Pump with 10.5ft High Lift, Aquarium Pump with 5.9ft Power Cord, 3 Nozzles for Aquarium
  • ★New Dry Burning Protection Function: Adding the function which withstand 24 hours dry burning. Smart Control, dry running automaticly cut power. No need to worry about there is not enough or no water in your fish tank when out for a short trip.
  • ★100% submersible: With bottom suction trainer, pumping water as low as 1.18in. A multi-functional Submersible pump=Add water+Change water+Circulating water+Sucking fish manure
  • ★Powerful Speed Flow: Max Flow Rate: 930 GPH per hour(3500L/H), Max Lift height: up to 10.5 Feet.(Length of power cord:1.8M=5.9ft)
  • ★Ultra Quiet & Safe:This water pump is designed for reliability and ultra-quiet operation to provide years of service,energy-saving and low power consumption. The pump motor is sealed with high-quality resin and has better insulation performance, which can effectively prevent water leakage and Electric leakage.
  • ★3 Outlet Adapters: Equipped with 3 Outlet Adapters, one is 0.6inch,one is 0.75inch ,and the other is 0.87inch, providing a different water flow as you desired. This submersible pump is ideal for fresh-water, salt-water, can be applied in aquarium, fountains, spout, hydroponic and pond.
  • Manufacture: KEDSUM
  • Editor's Impressions Of The KEDSUM
  • Pump Power [star rating='4.8']
  • Quality [star rating='3.7']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.7']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.5']

KEDSUM Final Thoughts

"Perfect fit."

The trick to making it last is to keep debris and algae out of it. I am very pleased after a week of it running constantly. I am using one of these pumps on a corner matten sponge filter for a little nano 5. Enough power for two tubes, good water flow. I just got finished setting this bad boy up and I have to say I'm highly impressed. The trick to making it last is to keep debris and algae out of it. It's so quiet I don't even hear anything besides the overflow now!

Overall Score
4.1

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

8. hygger 24V DC Water Pump Submersible Saltwater Aquarium Sump Pump with LCD Display Controller 800-26...

User Ratings: 76 7

hygger First Impressions

"Pumps the waterfall up 2."

But i am very unhappy with the alarm as is everyone in my house. And moves a lot of water,if needed! Based upon comments the motor is prolly not consistently manufactured. The design feels solid and the suction cups hold well. THEN THERE WAS A 5 GALLON PAIL OF SUBTRATE. I did need to run it flat out on volume for my fountain at that height. This runs 15 hrs per day for about 4 months.

  • hygger 24V DC Water Pump Submersible Saltwater Aquarium Sump Pump with LCD Display Controller 800-2650 GPH
  • DC Powered Controllable Water Pump — DC motor with magnetic drive and ceramic shaft design, extremely powerful, energy saving yet very quiet, this dc pump only uses 24 volts power saving 65% energy over traditional pump, safe & low consumption
  • Easy to Read External Controller — Build in external controller, easy to operate, offers up to 71 speed setting for you to customize water flow and feeding setting ( turn the pump off for 10 minutes for feeding). Easy to read red Led display
  • Inline or Submersible — This Versatile Water Pump can be used either submersible or in-line in Freshwater or Saltwater. Ideal for sump tank, freshwater and saltwater aquariums, ponds, waterfalls, fountains and water features
  • Auto Shut Off — Water Pump will automatically power off for 2 minutes when detects no water or over voltage. Enables memory function. Comes with two types intake screens, it will handle debris up to 2/3 inch, preventing clogging and reducing maintenance
  • Flow Rate 1060 GPH ; Max Lift: 13.1', 33 Watts, output voltage 24V DC, input voltage 100-240V. Comes with 2 pcs screws (1-1/8", 1-3/8"), 2 pcs o rings and 4 pcs pipe connection fittings (3/4", 1" OD). (PS: hose is not included)
  • Take off the intake cover, then connect inlet and outlet with adaptors to hoses
  • Make sure water pump placed underneath water level
  • Pour water from inlet hose into pump
  • Manufacture: hygger
  • Editor's Impressions Of The hygger
  • Pump Power [star rating='4.3']
  • Quality [star rating='3.8']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.7']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.3']

hygger Final Thoughts

"Great value!"

The water refill only takes a couple minutes. It works extremely well and is very nice to have. No more back breaking effort with 5 gallon bucks. It raised the temperature of my water by about 10°. I BUILT ONE USING AN INTERNAL FISH FILTER THAT LAID IN THE BOTTO. I BUILT ONE USING AN INTERNAL FISH FILTER THAT LAID IN THE BOTTO. The seller had a new one out to me the same day and I got it in 2 days!

Overall Score
4.5

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

9. Gikfun 12V Adjustable Peristaltic Dosing Pump Liquid Metering Water Pump with Adapter DIY for Aquari...

User Ratings: 49 18

Gikfun First Impressions

"You better believe it."

I'd compare it to the new Hydors with the controllers. Packaged well and it appears to be a well designed pump. JUST CARRING THREE GALL OF WATER WHERES ME OUT. I have an older room air conditioner that vents out of the window. May 2020; Just received this and so far am really happy. Liked the product and happy with it. At least 50% less than big box store's price.

  • Gikfun 12V Adjustable Peristaltic Dosing Pump Liquid Metering Water Pump with Adapter DIY for Aquarium Lab Analytical for Arduino EK1961
  • Adjustable peristaltic pump, you can adjust the flow of the peristaltic pump by the knob, a water pump can meet a variety of flow requirements, greatly reducing costs.
  • This dosing pump has been widely used in the field of experimental, biochemical analysis, pharmaceuticals, fine chemicals, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, products, ceramics, water treatment, environmental protection, etc.
  • The pump head designed for easy disassembly, easy to clean and maintain.
  • Flow rate: 8-70ml / min
  • Power supply: DC 12V
  • Adjustable peristaltic pump, you can adjust the flow of the peristaltic pump by the knob, a water pump can meet a variety of flow requirements, greatly reducing costs.
  • The compact design not only has the convenience of press type, but also avoids many problems such as the movement of the press type pump head hose.
  • This dosing pump has been widely used in the field of experimental, biochemical analysis, pharmaceuticals, fine chemicals, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, products, ceramics, water treatment, environmental protection, etc.
  • Manufacture: Esooho
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Gikfun
  • Pump Power [star rating='3.1']
  • Quality [star rating='2.6']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.3']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.2']

Gikfun Final Thoughts

"For the price, buy 2."

The pump is adjustable from 30-100%, has convenient feed option. That was barely within the pump's capability. When the feed buttom is pressed my unit sends a loud alarm. Would highly recommend if you need to move large volumes of water quickly. I wound up buying a less exspensive, simpler one. So I connect a pump to tubing and run to a drain. The solution was adding the little water pump.

Overall Score
3.6

[star rating="3.6"]
(7 Points)

10. TERA PUMP Electric Fish Tank Aquarium Submersible Water Pump [10 ft Hose]

User Ratings: 65 11

TERA PUMP First Impressions

"For the price, buy 2."

I ordered this pump for some minor jobs unrelated to the basement. Based upon comments the motor is prolly not consistently manufactured. Just had to move a few plants and bricks to prevent accumulation points. I changed to a 65GPH pump with good results. I will be ordering another one to have on-hand in case this one fails next season. By the time were ready to pump the water back in, salt is completely mixed. IT WILL PUMP 400 GPH WITH A ONE INCH NIPPLE.

  • TERA PUMP Electric Fish Tank Aquarium Submersible Water Pump [10 ft Hose]
  • Power Cord Length: 3 feet / Discharge Hose Length: 10 feet
  • Flow Rate: 7 - 12 Liters per Minute Depending on Depth of Water
  • Max Run Time: 10 Minutes, Do Not Exceed this!
  • Manual is attached in Technical Specification / Follow Instructions before use
  • Manufacture: TERA PUMP
  • Part Number: A-TRAQUA-P7-001
  • Item Weight: 1.96 pounds
  • Size: 1 Pump
  • Color: Lt Blue
  • Power Source: Corded Electric
  • Batteries Included?: No
  • Batteries Required?: No
  • Editor's Impressions Of The TERA PUMP
  • Pump Power [star rating='4.9']
  • Quality [star rating='3.2']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.4']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.3']

TERA PUMP Final Thoughts

"Great value!"

One of the best purchases I've ever! Using right now for my indoor pond for my koi until the one outside is finished. I will be replacing it with a 1375 GPH pump. Quiet while running and great suction. Use a T at the suction top with a threaded plug to prime at startup. 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!

Overall Score
4.2

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

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