Best Aquarium pump

  • For use in 10-Gallon aquariums
  • Whisper air pumps provide reliable service at an economical...
  • Efficient and easy to use
  • Ultra Quiet Design & Perfect Motor: The relible and duarable...
  • Adjustable Flow Rate: Designed with a adjusting knob,...
  • Detachable & Cleanable: No need any tools to detach it, easy...
  • Ultra Quiet Design & Perfect Motor: The relible and duarable...
  • Adjustable Flow Rate: Designed with a adjusting knob,...
  • Detachable & Cleanable: No need any tools to detach it, easy...
  • 【Specifications】Dimensions: 4.1*2.6*3.5inch. The 5ft...
  • 【Detachable & Cleanable】This profile size water pump is...
  • 【Optional Outlet Positions】Place the pump flat on its...
  • ADJUSTABLE WATER FLOW: Maximum flow rate: 265 GPH (1000L/H);...
  • OPTIOANL 2 OUTLETS: Fits 5/16, 1/2 inch ID (inside diameter)...
  • DIMENSION: 2.75" x 2" x 2.62" (L x W x H), Length of power...
  • POWERFUL Tetra Whisper Air Pump provides dependable airflow...
  • QUIET Patented dome shape suspended motor and...
  • ELIMINATES VIBRATION Designed with a wide footprint and...

Our Top Aquarium pump Pick

Tetra Whisper Easy to Use Air Pump for Aquariums (Non-UL), Up to 10-Gallons
  • For use in 10-Gallon aquariums
  • Whisper air pumps provide reliable service at an economical cost
  • Efficient and easy to use

Everything for animals: Aquarium pump Video Guide

An aquarium pump is indispensable for every aquarium. The filter ensures that a wide variety of waste products and pollutants are converted into harmless substances or even completely removed.

Aquarium pumps can generally be divided into two large “groups”: internal and external filters. Internal filters are suitable for smaller to medium-sized aquariums as they have a smaller capacity. However, it must be noted that an internal filter requires a certain amount of space and can also be visually disturbing. However, it is possible to place some plants in front of the pump so that the filter is “hidden”. The disadvantage of an internal filter is that, in contrast to an external filter, it has to be cleaned more often. However, cleaning is much quicker and less complicated. An external filter is much more efficient than an internal pump. Accordingly, external filtration is mainly suitable for large aquariums. Although cleaning is not so often necessary here, it is more expensive. When installing the tank, it is also important to remember that an external pump must be placed under or next to the aquarium

The required filtration capacity depends on the size of the tank and the number and size of fish required. Furthermore, it must also be taken into account whether an internal or external filter is installed. In case of doubt, it is usually better to place a larger filter in the tank than a pump with a too low filter capacity. In general, it is assumed that the pump should reach about half of the aquarium contents per hour. In addition, each filter pack contains an exact description of how many litres of aquarium water the pump is sufficient for.

An aquarium pump requires filter material. It does not matter whether it is an internal or external filter. The filter materials include:

– Mechanical filters, such as sand and gravel, which are responsible for coarse filtering. Special foams or filter wool are also required. Due to the surface size of the mechanical filters, these also have a high value for biological filtration. For example, mechanical filters remove a wide variety of dirt particles from the water and retain them in the pump. During the next filter cleaning, the particles are removed again.

– Chemical filters: these mainly include peat and activated carbon. Peat is responsible for softening the water and also lowers the pH value. It also enriches the water with humic acids. However, peat should not remain in the tank for longer than about two weeks. Otherwise it decomposes and pollutes the water. Activated carbon, on the other hand, filters a wide variety of chemical substances from the aquarium. It cleans the pelvis after a medication treatment from any medicinal residues and frees it from any yellow tinge that may be present. However, activated carbon must not be used during treatment with medication. Moreover, it is normally only used for a short period of time.
– Biological filters: In an aquarium pump, the most diverse, necessary bacteria settle on their own. These contribute to the degradation of harmful waste materials and are indispensable for filtering the tank. The required filter material depends on the respective filter pump. In addition, it is always necessary to change the filter material once in a while. Never replace the entire material, but only part of it. This ensures that the necessary number of bacteria is always present for biological filtration. Furthermore, no cleaning agents or soap may be used when cleaning the aquarium pump or the filter materials, as these can have harmful effects.

TOP 5 Aquarium pump Bestseller

Tetra Whisper Easy to Use Air Pump for Aquariums (Non-UL), Up to 10-Gallons
  • For use in 10-Gallon aquariums
  • Whisper air pumps provide reliable service at an economical cost
  • Efficient and easy to use
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.
PULACO 50GPH 3W Mini Submersible Water Pump for Aquariums, Fish Tank,Wave Maker Pump, Pond, Fountain, Hydroponics
  • Ultra Quiet Design: The relible and duarable motor does not produce much noise, giving you quiet environment.This submersible pump is designed for small to medium size aquarium, Fish tank, Pond, tabletop fountains, water gardens and hydroponic systems.
  • Adjustable Flow Rate: Designed with a adjusting knob, allowing to adjust the water flow rate, the maximal flow rate can be up to 50 GPH. It can elevate column of water up to 2.0ft.
  • Detachable & Cleanable: No need any tools to detach it, easy to seperate, easy to clean.
  • Mini Size: The mini size makes the pump easy to hide or disguise in the water. Dimensions:1.5 x 1.5 x 1.1 inch.
  • Pump Accessories : 2 Suction cups & one Nozzles & one tubing, Suction cups is great for mounting onto the glass surface. Equipped with a 0.3" diameters nozzle, and a 3.3ft free tubing come with the package.
VIVOSUN 800GPH Submersible Pump(3000L/H, 24W), Ultra Quiet Water Pump with 10ft High Lift, Fountain Pump with 5ft Power Cord, 3 Nozzles for Fish Tank, Pond, Aquarium, Statuary, Hydroponics
  • 【Specifications】Dimensions: 4.1*2.6*3.5inch. The 5ft long power cord offers convenient installation. An Adjustable Knob to control the water flow rate, so you can get just the amount of water pressure you want. Max Flow Rate: 800 GPH (3000L/H), Max Lift height: up to 10 Feet. Watt: 24W; Voltage:110-120V.
  • 【Detachable & Cleanable】This profile size water pump is easy to hide or disguise.The device doesn't need any tools to disassemble it and is very easy to be cleaned.
  • 【Optional Outlet Positions】Place the pump flat on its base, and you can get many positions. Manually rotate into the desired position.
  • 【Wide Application】: High Performance Energy-efficient Pumps designed for use in Ponds, Fountains, Waterfalls, Hydroponic systems, Irrigation systems and water features.
  • 【Warranty】: Super durable & reusable; Comes with 2-Year warranty; Any problems with the item you received, please contact us without hesitation.
AQUANEAT 265 GPH Submersible Water Pump Adjustable Powerhead Aquarium Fish Tank Fountain Hydroponic
  • ADJUSTABLE WATER FLOW: Maximum flow rate: 265 GPH (1000L/H); H-Max (Lift height): 4.25 feet
  • OPTIOANL 2 OUTLETS: Fits 5/16, 1/2 inch ID (inside diameter) tubing
  • DIMENSION: 2.75" x 2" x 2.62" (L x W x H), Length of power cord: 5.6 feet
  • WIDE APPLICATION: Circulate and aerate the water, making it more attractive to your fish or turtles. Perfect for aquarium, fountains, spout and hydroponic systems, etc
  • NOTE: Must be completely submersed under water