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Tetra Whisper Air Pump

Updated on January 13, 2013

Buy Tetra Whisper Air Pump

A Tetra Whisper air pump can do wonders for your aquariums and the health of your fish. There are many reasons to have air pumps from Tetra for your fish tanks!

Fish do much better for the most part if they have better oxygenation in the water. A Whisper air pump (from the Tetra company) is one great way to do this - and probably the cheapest air pump you can find! There are whisper pumps that are designed for fish tanks from 5 gallons to 350 gallons! That is a huge range.

No matter what size of aquarium you have, there is a Tetra air pump that will provide tons of air bubbles and water circulation for your fish.

Image Credit - Tetra air pump on Amazon

Tetra Whisper Air Pumps For 10 Gallon Aquariums

Tetra Whisper Easy to Use Air Pump for Aquariums (Non-UL)
Tetra Whisper Easy to Use Air Pump for Aquariums (Non-UL)

There are many reasons why people love the air pumps from the Tetra whisper line. The most common positive reviews for these on Amazon comment that they are super quiet. That's probably why they are called "whisper" air pumps.

One great review comments that another brand was competing with the fridge in a noise contest but that the 10 gallon Whisper Air Pump was perfectly quiet!

These air pumps are known to be great and actually strong enough for aquariums larger than 10 gallons.


Video Review - Whisper Aquarium Air Pumps

Tetra Air Pumps For 10 to 30 Gallon Fish Tanks

Tetra Whisper Air Pump for 10 to 30 Gallon Aquariums
Tetra Whisper Air Pump for 10 to 30 Gallon Aquariums

This Tetra Air Pump is designed for slightly larger fish tanks. It would be perfect for a 20 gallon aquarium. You could also use it with an airline splitter and have two different bubblers going in a smaller aquarium (something I like to do personally!) or just one super strong air bubbler in a 20 gallon fish tank.

Like all of the Whisper Air Pumps in this line, it will be so quiet you'll be surprised it's working!


Air Stones, Air Bubblers, Bubble Tubes And More

Great Aquarium Accessories For Your Air Pump

Of course you also need somethign to help diffuse the air from the Tetra Whisper Air Pump into the aquarium so that it doesn't just release a few large bubbles at a time.  If you use an air stone, an air diffuser disc, or an airstone tube you can have some really nice effects in the fish tank.  One of my favorite uses for the fish tank air pump is to make a bubble wall.  These add tons of oxygen to the aquarium and your fish will have a blast swimming in and through the hundreds (? thousands even) of bubbles!

Jardin Aquarium Fish Tank Ponds Ceramic Air Stone Diffusers, 40mm Diameter

Elite 1-Inch Cylinder Air Stone

Green Mineral Airstone Bar Shape Air Stone for Aquarium

Aqua Mist® Add-A-Stone Aerating Aquarium Ornaments

Elite Deluxe Oval Air Stone, 4.75 in.

Como 5PCS Blue Aquarium Air Stones Mini Round Air Bubble Creator

40 Gallon Tetra Whisper Air Pumps

Tetra Whisper Easy to Use Air Pump for Aquariums (Non-UL)
Tetra Whisper Easy to Use Air Pump for Aquariums (Non-UL)

This is a Whisper Air Pump by Tetra in the same line as the other ones above. This pump is great for larger fish tanks, up to 40 gallons - shocking, I know (haha).

I was reading the reviews and one person said that their pump did end up making a little bit of noise after about 4 months of continuous use. He had a great (quick and simple solution) for it though! Unscrewing the bottom you will find an area with some magnets. There is an L bracket in there and the magnets were swung a bit to the right (giving them some space so they don't thump against another part of the air pump machinery) and re-tightening the nut.

After that your air pump will be in great, quiet shape again! It worked for a few people that experienced the same problem.

Tetra Whisper air pumps really are the quietest (and cheapest) around!


Tetra Whisper Air Pumps, 60 Gallons

Tetra Whisper Easy to Use Air Pump for Aquariums (Non-UL)
Tetra Whisper Easy to Use Air Pump for Aquariums (Non-UL)

This 60 Gallon Whisper Tetra Air Pump has noise-dampening chambers, thicker walls to block sound, and a motor that shouldn't be heard! It also comes with two outlets for the air to be pumped through. That means you can have an air bubbler or air stone in two different fish tanks without having to use a splitter!

It has some great reviews on Amazon too! One person suggested using an air tube in the second outlet even if you don't really need it for a second aquarium - this will let you ensure even quieter general use from your Whisper air pump!


Airline Tubing For Your Aquarium Air Pumps

Everyone knows you need some good air line tubing to go along with your new Tetra Whisper Air Pump.  There are a few choices available.  The standard soft tubing is the clear kinds and many companies make this option.  It is the cheapest but doesn't look as nice as the ones by Elite which are silicone airline tubing.  These airline tubes are what deliver the air from your aquarium air pump to the fish tank!  The silicone tubing is available in deep blue, lighter blue or black options!  Most of the options here are less than $8 and even down to $3 at times!

Aquarium Airline Tubing

Elite Soft Airline Tubing, 20 Feet

Standard 3/16" Flexible Airline Tubing for Aquariums

Elite Silicone Airline Tubing for Aquarium, 10-Feet, Blue

Marina Cool Airline Tubing, 6.5 Feet

Lee's Sleek Airline Tubing, 25-Foot, Black

100 Gallon Tetra Air Pump

Tetra Whisper Easy to Use Air Pump for Aquariums (Non-UL)
Tetra Whisper Easy to Use Air Pump for Aquariums (Non-UL)

I don't really have much to add for this Tetra Whisper Air Pump for 100 gallon aquariums. It is much like the other ones listed above and has even more power to it! It can efficiently power an air wand or bubble wall - even in a much larger fish tank!

You should be quite happy at the price too - when I was looking at it today it was more than 50% off and only about $20 (though this is subject to change since Amazon tweaks their prices fairly regularly. Either way - this larger aquarium air pump is a great deal!


Huge Tetra Aquarium Air Pump For 300 Gallon Fish Tanks!

Tetra Whisper AP300 Aquarium Air Pump, For Deep Water Applications
Tetra Whisper AP300 Aquarium Air Pump, For Deep Water Applications

If you want a slightly smaller fish tank air pump then there is a 150 gallon one here but this product is even bigger - it fits and should power an air supply for a whopping 300 gallon fish tank!

If you have a deeper aquarium this would be your best bet for a fish tank pump. Larger fish tanks (and deeper ones) produce more back pressure meaning you need a more powerful motor for the air pump. This one should be up to the task - yet still be nice and quiet!

They mention that is also a good one to use for protein skimmers for your salt water aquariums too!


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