10 Best External Aquarium Pumps 2021

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Current USA eFlux DC Flow Pump with Flow Control 1900 – ⭐ Best Overall External Aquarium Pump

6010 by Current USA

  • Weight: 5.2 pounds
  • Dimensions: 6.4 x 3.5 x 4.7 inches
  • Warranty: Current-USA products carry a one year limited warranty from the date of purchase, lamps carry a 3-month limited warranty. If your product is within warranty and you require a replacement part or service, please contact Current-USA.
Current USA eFlux DC Flow Pump with Flow Control 1900
  • ADJUSTABLE FLOW- Unlike traditional AC water pumps, eFlux flow pumps are DC powered and completely controllable. Simply turn the dial to adjust the flow until the optimal flow rate is reached.
  • SUBMERISBLE or EXTERNAL- Safe for saltwater or freshwater systems, eFlux DC flow pumps can be installed submersible or external (inline). Quick couple hose barb fittings are included to make installation and servicing easy.
  • INCREDIBLY EASY- A cinch to install, eFlux Flow pumps have a very small footprint, allowing them to fit into even smaller sumps and tight spaces. High flow combined with high pressure makes them the perfect choice for return pump applications.
  • ENERGY SAVER- eFlux controllable DC flow pumps efficiently produce strong water flow with high pressure. Featuring a sealed DC motor and magnetic drive design. 65% Energy saving from traditional pumps. Pump Dimensions w/ Strainer- 7.5L x 3.25W x 4.2H inches
  • 30 DAY GUARANTEE-We are so sure you’ll be happy with your purchase that we offer a “30-Day Money-Back Guarantee” to ensure customer satisfaction of our Current USA products. If for any reason you wish to discontinue using the products, we will promptly issue a refund.

FEDOUR Aquarium Water Pump

by FEDOUR

  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 4.5 x 5.1 inches
  • Warranty: 12 months warranty
FEDOUR Aquarium Water Pump
  • 【Amphibious Water Pump】This multifunctional water pump can be used in water and on land. When used in water, it can be submerged in fresh water and sea water. When used on land, you can connect two pipes for pumping and changing water.
  • 【Professional Soft Start Design】When power on, the input voltage will gradually rise from zero to full voltage, reaching the set operating speed in about 5 seconds. This professional soft start method makes the water pump safer and less noisy during operation.
  • 【Intelligent Control】There are professional intelligent chips inside the pump, which can automatically sense the working status, has functions of waterless protection, phase-lack protection and overvoltage protection.
  • 【Longer Service Life】All-copper brushless rotor, wear-resistant ceramic shaft, power saving 65%, make this pump more durable, more energy-saving and longer service life.
  • 【Specifications】Input Voltage: AC 100V~240V, Output Voltage: DC24V, Max Flow: 1320GPH(5000L/H), Max Lift Height:15.8FT(4.8M), Dimension: 8.5*4.1*5.1in, Inlet/Outlet: 0.75in 0.95in 1.18in

hygger 800GPH Quiet Submersible and External 24V Water Pump – 👑 Premium Pick

HG-915-3000 by Hygger

  • Dimensions: 6.2 x 3.1 x 5 inches
hygger 800GPH Quiet Submersible and External 24V Water Pump
  • 🐠【Demension & Specifications】Powerful and ultra quiet water return pump. Input voltage: 100-240V 50/60HZ. Output voltage: DC 24V. Pump Dimension (LxWxH): 6.2 x 3.1 x 5 inch. Cord length from the pump to controller is 6ft, the power cord length is 6.6ft. Wattage/flow/head: 25W/800GPH/9.8ft head. Please look the chart for each models
  • 🐠【 Auto Shut Off When No Water】 Plug the power to turn this water pump on, unplug the power to turn it off. It is protected in case there's no water, the pump will auto shut off when no water is sensed or water gets too low. Comes with 2 kinds of removable water intake screens,1 for normal water level and the other for low water level (higher than 0.8inch)
  • 🐠【Adjustable Flow Speed】This aquarium water pump has an external Led display controller, with 71 flow speed settings, you can control the flow rate from 30% to 100% of the top speed flow. 3 buttons on the controller: "Up" "Down" "Pause"
  • 🐠【Internal & External Use】 Hygger dcp water pump can be ran externally or be submerged. Please note the controller is not waterproof, must be placed indoors. The pond pump comes with screws, o rings, pipe connection fittings. You can connect 1" or 3/4" pipes to this pond pump
  • 🐠【Durable Water Pump】Wear-resistant ceramic shaft and magnetic drive makes this water pump a long service life. No copper element, can be used for fresh water or salt water. Need 10ft extension cord for the controller and pump, please go for ASIN B08CB69DSF

aquastation DC-4000 Silent Swirl Controllable DC aquarium Pump 25W 1050GPH-marine

43237-2 by aquariumstation

  • Weight: 3.97 pounds
aquastation DC-4000 Silent Swirl Controllable DC aquarium Pump 25W 1050GPH-marine
  • ★Max Flow Rate: 1056GPH(4000 LPH) Max lift head: 3.5M(11.5FT),Dc return pump modes:steady flow mode ,wave mode ,feed mode, Ultra silent operation.
  • ★sine wave technology ,Variable speed control with up to 20 different speed settings,offering precise adjustment of water flow for optimum performance.
  • ★ Submerisble or External- Dc pumps can be installed submersible or external (inline),Run-Dry Protection.
  • ★Suitable for marine and fresh water (no copper) ,safe for any tank!65% Energy saving from traditional pumps.
  • ★Low voltage, safe,IC Electronic Detection, Motor protection if rotor is blocked. With wear-resistant ceramic shaft, longer operation life.

KEDSUM 550GPH Inline/Submersible Water Pump(2100L/H – 💲 Best Budget External Aquarium Pump

D20V281-D20V281B by KEDSUM

  • Color: Black
  • Dimensions: 4.9 x 3.2 x 3.9 inches
KEDSUM 550GPH Inline/Submersible Water Pump(2100L/H
  • 🐳【Submersible/Inline Pump 2in 1】Suitable for AMPHIBIOUS use. It can be submerged in water as a submersible pump or connected to a pipe for use as an inline pump. Perfect for water change, water circuration, hydroponic system, fountains, fish tanks, aquariums, etc. (Note: Make sure to POUR WATER into the pump before EXTERNAL USE)
  • 🐳【Specifications】Dimensions: 4.9x3.2x3.9inch. The 6.5ft long power cord offers convenient installation. Max Flow Rate: 550 GPH (2100L/H), Max Lift height: up to 6.5Feet. Watt: 35W; Voltage:110-120V
  • 🐳【6 Optional Nozzles】It comes with 6 optional nozzles to suit for different tubing, size: 3/4inch(19mm)×2, 6/7inch(22mm)×2, 1inch(25mm)×2. 6 nozzles providing you different water flow effects
  • 🐳【Detachable & Cleanable】This profile size water pump is easy to hide or disguise. No need any tools to detach it, easy to seperate, easy to clean. 4 rubber suckers on the bottom, can adsorb on the glass surface and reduce noise and vibration
  • 🐳【Warranty】: The relible and duarable motor does not produce much noise, giving you quiet environment. Super durable & reusable; Any question of your KEDSUM 550GPH submersible water pump, please come back to us and we will be responsible for the pumps we produce.

AQQA 800-3200GPH Controllable Water Pump

by AQQA

  • Color: Black
  • Weight: 4.74 pounds
  • Dimensions: 4.9 x 2.6 x 3.5 inches
AQQA 800-3200GPH Controllable Water Pump
  • ⛲【Multifunction Energy Saving Ultra-quiet AC Water Pump】①Used SINE Wave technology,makes the pump run smooth②Silicone shockproof base,working quiet③AC motor with magnetic drive and ceramic shaft design saves more energy, is safer, and ensures a long pump life.④Large flow guarantee,super powerful,high lift⑤Output voltage:110V/60Hz⑥multiple flow rate choices:800GPH 1200GPH 1600GPH 2400GPH 3200GPH
  • ⛲【Constant Speeds and Wave Maker Two Modes,Submersible or External Dual-use】“1-20” is shown on LED display.The “1” means the pump is set to constant flow mode,Press the “Set”button to show“2-20”,this is the wave make model,Two model both are 20 option adjustable speed flow settings.Comes with 2 kinds of removable water intake screens,one for normal water level 360°intake and the other for low water level,can be used to clean fish tanks.
  • ⛲【LED External Controller with Feed Model】Simple and easy to operate LED controller,HD display,can be attached to glass or ceramic tiles( Not waterproof, can't be put into water),Press the“Feed”button to adjust feeding time from 10 minutes to 30 minutes. In feed mode, the pump will stop working,After the set eating time is over, the pump will automatically restart to work.
  • ⛲【Internal & External Use Return Pump, Equipped with Multi-size Nozzles】this water pump can be ran externally or be submerged.Cord length from the pump to controller is 16ft, the power cord length is 6.6ft. with full set of accessories like o rings, various sizes pipe connection fittings.Simple disassembly no need any tools to detach it and very easy to clean.
  • ⛲【Automatic Shut Off Protection,Suitable Saltwater & Freshwater Systems】When the pump detects no water, default phase or over voltage, it will power off automatically. The motor will also power off if the rotor becomes blocked,Once the pump detects no water five times, it will shut off automatically and display E-01.suitable for saltwater,freshwater,fountains,ponds,sump,hydroponics,One year warranty.FREE return and exchange, please rest assured to buy.

Uniclife DEP-4000 Controllable DC Water Pump 1052 GPH with Controller

Uniclife-UL204-1 by Uniclife

  • Weight: 3.79 pounds
  • Dimensions: 7.1 x 3.2 x 4.3 inches
Uniclife DEP-4000 Controllable DC Water Pump 1052 GPH with Controller
  • Reliable Pump: NO PCB in pump makes it more stable and long-lived than DCT series. High performance of 3 phases 6 poles motor and Wear-resistant Ceramic Shaft.
  • Smart Controller: 99 Adjustable Speed & 10 min pause feed mode; memory function can keep the same setting after every restart.
  • Multiple-Safe Protection: IC chip control, LACK OF WATER protection, STUCK protection and True Soft Startup
  • Submersible&external: Suitable for amphibious use, can operate in Marine and Fresh Water. Make sure to POUR WATER into the pump before EXTERNAL USE.
  • Safe low voltage: DC 24 V, Power: 35 W, Max flow: 1052 GPH, Max-head: 11.5 ft.

Polar Aurora Free Media 265GPH / 370GPH / 525GPH External

3332824 by Polar Aurora

Polar Aurora Free Media 265GPH / 370GPH / 525GPH External
  • Good for up to 75 gallon fish tanks SunSun parts can be applied Flow rate: 264 GPH (1000L/hr) Pump Power: 18W Hose size: 3/4" Max-H: 4.6 feet
  • 3 media trays capable of handling your choice of filtration media; Comes with an adjustable spray bar. This is a helpful feature if you want to adjust the output flow from the filter. No Light!!!
  • Convenient self-priming pump that eliminates the need for manual siphoning; Single valve disconnect & priming pump ease routine maintenance
  • Canister filters for aquariums use high water pressure, from a properly powered pump, to force water through the dense filter media. A pump can draw water from an under-gravel filter, and run it into a canister for double filtration
  • The three flexible media trays allow you to add other filtration media such as SunSun's activated carbons, ceramic rings or bio-balls to achieve excellent mechanical, chemical, and biological filtration.

hygger 24V DC Water Pump Submersible Saltwater Aquarium Sump Pump

by Hygger

hygger 24V DC Water Pump Submersible Saltwater Aquarium Sump Pump
  • 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 800 GPH ; Max Lift: 9.8', 25 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)

Flexzion Aquarium Canister Filter for up to 75 Gallon Fish

FLT_OTS_265GPH by Flexzion

  • Weight: 9.63 pounds
  • Dimensions: 13 x 10 x 15 inches
Flexzion Aquarium Canister Filter for up to 75 Gallon Fish
  • Suitable for fish tanks up to 75 gallons. Maximum flow rate: 265GPH
  • 3-stage media trays for your choice of filtration media. Includes spray bar to adjust the output flow from the filter effortlessly
  • Great for freshwater and saltwater aquariums, gives your fish tank a healthy, crystal clear water
  • Convenient primer pump button to eliminate air out of the filter. Single valve disconnect & priming pump for easy maintenance
  • This canister filter provides smooth, quiet, and efficient filtration, perfect for living rooms, offices or bedrooms

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