Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Tetra Aquarium Air Pumps

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

User Ratings: 76 3

Tetra 77855 First Impressions

"It is perfect!"

It has two places to hook up tubing to. I own Whisper 10, 150, 300, Eheim 400, and Fusion 700. The rubber bottom feet really help to keep the unit quite and in one place. I hung it so its not touching anything. The current from the bubble wand is softer but its still a current. Super quiet, lots of power and looks super sleek. I use this on a 5-way valve for a 75 gallon tank.

  • Tetra Whisper Easy to Use Air Pump for Aquariums (Non-UL)
  • POWERFUL Tetra Whisper Air Pump provides dependable airflow to your aquarium
  • QUIET Patented dome shape suspended motor and sound-dampening chambers for quiet operation
  • AVAILABLE SIZES Select the proper size for your tank – 10 20 and 40-gallon pumps have single air outlets 60 and 100-gallon pumps feature dual outlets
  • NON-UL LISTED Reliable performance at an economical cost
  • Age Range Description: All Life Stages
  • Included Components: 1 x Tetra Whisper Air Pump 60 To 100 Gallons
  • Manufacture: Tetra
  • Product Dimensions: 3.38 x 5 x 8.38 inches; 2.1 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Tetra 77855
  • Pump Power
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Tetra 77855 Final Thoughts

"It was a dud."

I will just keep the old one for parts should I need it. The motor was working but air was not moving. I set up 2 more and still all the control valve are not open 100%. Apparently the dome shape plays a significant role in noise reduction. Colbert, the reviewer above, for explaining how to do this. This seems to be a good little pump that really puts out some air! Colbert, the reviewer above, for explaining how to do this.

Overall Score
4.6


(15887 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Tetra Aquarium Air Pumps

2. Tetra Whisper Air Pump 20 To 40 Gallons, For aquariums, Quiet, Powerful Airflow

User Ratings: 74 3

Tetra 77848 First Impressions

"I hope this helps anyone."

I have been in the hobby for 20+ years and this is the best air pump! One of the best pump design I've own. It just sounds like a large freezer. This happened to me with this unit. I have been in the hobby for 20+ years and this is the best air pump! I have it running on 55g with 2 sponge filters for my Axolotl tank. I started to write a poor review of the pump.

  • Tetra Whisper Air Pump 20 To 40 Gallons, For aquariums, Quiet, Powerful Airflow
  • POWERFUL Tetra Whisper Air Pump provides dependable airflow to your aquarium
  • QUIET Patented dome shape suspended motor and sound-dampening chambers for quiet operation
  • ELIMINATES VIBRATION Designed with a wide footprint and rubber feet
  • AVAILABLE SIZES Select the proper size for your tank – 10 20 and 40-gallon pumps have single air outlets 60 and 100-gallon pumps feature dual outlets
  • Manufacture: Tetra
  • Item Weight: 1 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 4.06 x 2.81 x 6.19 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Tetra 77848
  • Pump Power
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Tetra 77848 Final Thoughts

"That's a fact!"

The rubber feet dampen most anything that the sealed pump doesn't cover. Its not going to vibrant on anything! Otherwise, I would buy another one. This is the second pump I have bought in the series. If you leave one open, it makes noise. One of the best pump design I've own. 5 Watts, Fusion 700 rated at 6 watts,Whisper 300 rated at 7.

Overall Score
4.5


(2831 Points)

3. Tetra Whisper Air Pump for Deep Water Applications

User Ratings: 78 3

Tetra 26075 First Impressions

"Wish didn't have to."

I use them in my Tilapia tanks and Koi pond. I'm not going to knock the product for my own paranoia though. This one is far better than I anticipated! They generate a TON of air and last a long long time. I honestly wasn't expecting that much of a difference but man was I surprised. And check the filter often, at least every two- 3 weeks. I put a nice little fan next to mine and it now runs much cooler!

  • Tetra Whisper Air Pump for Deep Water Applications
  • POWERFUL: Tetra brand’s most powerful line of air pumps add dramatic bubble effects to customize your aquarium.
  • DEEP-WATER CAPABILITIES: Designed for tanks with significant back pressure – pumps air down to 8 feet deep.
  • VERSATILE: One pump delivers air to all your powered accessories.
  • RELIABLE: Never buy another pump or worry about oxygen in the water.
  • LIFETIME GUARANTEE: The advanced technology and exacting quality standards of this product allow us to offer a limited lifetime warranty (see product packaging for details).
  • Manufacture: Tetra
  • Product Dimensions: 3.25 x 7 x 4.75 inches; 1.5 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Tetra 26075
  • Pump Power
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Tetra 26075 Final Thoughts

"Be advised!"

Seems very well built, does as advertised. I honestly wasn't expecting that much of a difference but man was I surprised. You'd think this thing would stop working, but it didn’t! This would be the fourth attempt to satisfy my needs and my ears. I know my title sounds overly dramatic, but I'm not kidding. It is quiet and powerful and doesn't get hot. You MUST use a fan with this pump or it will def burn out or lose pressure.

Overall Score
4.6


(2073 Points)

4. Tetra 77877 Whisper Repair Kit for 20 and 40 Air Pump

User Ratings: 36 6

Tetra 75077877 First Impressions

"It is good and quiet."

The new unit works fine as a secondary air pump in a 75 gallon fresh water aquarium. The current from the bubble wand is softer but its still a current. I like these, great deal for the price. So I completely disassembled the sponge holder. Make sure the hose is connected well. After 3 weeks, I received a new one in the mail. Push once for On and hold down for 5 seconds for off.

  • Tetra 77877 Whisper Repair Kit for 20 and 40 Air Pump
  • Tetra whisper 20 & 40 repair kit
  • The whisper air pump is a unique dome shaped pump
  • Sound dampening chambers minimize turbulence while producing a smooth, almost silent stream of air
  • Manufacture: Tetra
  • Product Dimensions: 0.02 x 0.02 x 0.02 inches; 0.32 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Tetra 75077877
  • Pump Power
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Tetra 75077877 Final Thoughts

"Definitely reccomend!"

Super quiet, lots of power and looks super sleek. Yes it obviously makes some noise-but not at all as much as I was anticipating. For now, I'd say I would gladly buy another. The motor was working but air was not moving. I was currently using 2 Whispers and they were anything but whispering. But this one has no noticeable sounds. I'm sure it would run a much larger bubble stick also.

Overall Score
4.2


(19 Points)

5. Aquarium Air Pump, 3L/min Rechargeable Fish Aerator Pump, Portable Water Circulation Pump for Fish T...

User Ratings: 59

mouhike First Impressions

"Wish didn't have to."

Sometimes stopping all together if the water is full. Danner, Fusion, Eheim are adjustable. I hung it so its not touching anything. Push once for On and hold down for 5 seconds for off. Not to mention tank depth, etc becomes a factor. Not to mention tank depth, etc becomes a factor. Once, the water in this tank backflowed into the unit.

  • Aquarium Air Pump, 3L/min Rechargeable Fish Aerator Pump, Portable Water Circulation Pump for Fish Tank, Outdoor Fishing, Fish Transportation, Hydroponic Systems, Lighting and Power Outages
  • 【USB Rechargeable】- Built-in 2000mAh rechargeable lithium battery provides up to 8hrs oxygen supply working time and 36hrs lighting working time after full recharge. Small in size and compact, suitable for home and outdoor fishing
  • 【Multiple Working Modes】- Intelligent mode-Block the sensor light with your hand, the outlet will be closed/opened; Lighting mode- Press the bait switch once to turn on/off; Pumping/Aeration mode-Turn on/off by pressing the outlet switch
  • 【Triple Filtration】- The air pumping filter adopts filter screen and filter bead to filter most of the impurities in the water, and the third filtration is performed when passing through the fine wire mesh to obtain clearer water and offer a higher quality living environment for fish
  • 【Ultra Quiet】- The noise of portable air pump < 40db when working normally, and soft pads are placed under the air pump, ultra-low quiet, it will not disturb your sleep, fishing
  • 【Strong Airflow】- Air pump maximum air flow 6L/min, provide enough oxygen to the water to keep the fish alive until they are all used during fishing. Ideal for indoor gardening and hydroponic applications
  • USB Rechargeable
  • Multiple Working Modes
  • Triple Filtration System
  • Manufacture: mouhike
  • Editor's Impressions Of The mouhike
  • Pump Power
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

mouhike Final Thoughts

"This is plenty of air."

Its not going to vibrant on anything! Before the fan, it was to hot to even hold! I use this on a 5-way valve for a 75 gallon tank. But this one has no noticeable sounds. Not to mention tank depth, etc becomes a factor. 5 Watts, Fusion 700 rated at 6 watts,Whisper 300 rated at 7. The first lasted about two years when one side decided to put out less air.

Overall Score
4.5


(13 Points)

6. HEEPDD Oxygen Pump, Portable Fish Tank Air Pump Aerator Oxygen with Air Stone Dry Battery Operated f...

User Ratings: 56 16

HEEPDD First Impressions

"Odd, but great."

5 Watts, Fusion 700 rated at 6 watts,Whisper 300 rated at 7. The company made it right and took care of me. A simple piece of foam under the unit solved that. If you leave one open, it makes noise. My 20H tank is in my office, 3 feet away from my desk. For now, I'd say I would gladly buy another. Its been on 24 hours a day for about 5 days.

  • HEEPDD Oxygen Pump, Portable Fish Tank Air Pump Aerator Oxygen with Air Stone Dry Battery Operated for Aquarium Accessories
  • 【Premium Material】The oxygen pump is made of high quality plastic, safety, non-toxic, tasteless, to ensure your pet safety.
  • 【Compact Design】Compact and easy to carry, you can carry it when fishing. High performance battery powered aquarium air pump provides ample airflow for transporting fish or isolating fish while breeding.
  • 【Easy to Use】With back clip, can be fixed on the side of the fish tank to prevent falling down. Applicable water volume: 80-100L (about 80cm fish tank). This product needs to be powered by two No.5 (AA) replaceable batteries, and the working time can be more than 10 hours.
  • 【Wide Application】The product is suitable for emergency aeration of various aquarium power outages and wild fishing or transporting a small amount of live aquatic products and seafood aeration. It produces high-pressure output perfect for protein skimmers, oxygen reactors and other devices.
  • 【Satisfaction Guarantee】We greatly value our customers and want you to be completely satisfied with your purchase. If you aren't happy with your shopping experience or product, we urge you to contact us so we can resolve the issue!
  • Manufacture: HEEPDD
  • Product Dimensions: 2.76 x 2.52 x 0.79 inches; 3.17 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The HEEPDD
  • Pump Power
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

HEEPDD Final Thoughts

"Stay Green!"

Its been on 24 hours a day for about 5 days. I have been in the hobby for 20+ years and this is the best air pump! This is the second pump I have bought in the series. My 20H tank is in my office, 3 feet away from my desk. This thing has plenty of power for my needs. If that is true-then no wonder this is pretty quiet! The motor was working but air was not moving.

Overall Score
3.8


(35 Points)

7. BEST BUDS Aquarium Air Pump Kit Good Sleep Easy to Use for Up to 60gal Fish Tank

User Ratings: 76

BEST BUDS Q418 First Impressions

"What a difference."

For the money, this air pump cannot be beat. Super quiet, lots of power and looks super sleek. I was currently using 2 Whispers and they were anything but whispering. Apparently the dome shape plays a significant role in noise reduction. The motor was working but air was not moving. This is actually the second one I have purchased. I got the bigger size because I used it in my 450 gallon tank and it's perfect.

  • BEST BUDS Aquarium Air Pump Kit Good Sleep Easy to Use for Up to 60gal Fish Tank
  • Adjust air flow anytime, suitable for different needs: Fit for 8 to 55 gallon fish tank (both freshwater and saltwater)
  • Multiple noise reduction design: Keep the noise below 25db, won’t disturb you sleep
  • High reliability, durable, safe and energy-saving: Ensure long life time, UL power cord, low power consumption and mass bubbles.
  • Come with all accessories you need: Air stone x 1, Check valve x 1, T joint x 1, Direct connection x 1, Airline tubing x 1 (Length: 3.3ft, Diameter: 3/16in)
  • Adjustable air flow: 8 ~ 55 gph (0.5L/min ~ 3.5L/min), Pressure: 15Kpa, Power: 2.5W, Length of UL power cord: 4.9ft
  • a. What you need is depend on the density of fish in your tank or pond. If there are many fish in a small tank, then you need a high air flow pump, or conversely. An adjustable pump gives you flexible options.
  • b. You won't expect the air pump to disturb your life. Reducing noise is a very important feature of an air pump.
  • c. Sometimes the air pump needs to be working 24 hours, especially on cloudy or low atmospheric pressure weather. So, a high reliability pump will be a good choice for you.
  • Manufacture: Best Buds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The BEST BUDS Q418
  • Pump Power
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

BEST BUDS Q418 Final Thoughts

"Very quiet pump."

I put a nice little fan next to mine and it now runs much cooler! 5 Watts, Fusion 700 rated at 6 watts,Whisper 300 rated at 7. This is the second pump I have bought in the series. Once, the water in this tank backflowed into the unit. The stone is very heavy, so it is easy to position and stays put where you want it. All the reviews from all the different models are lumped together. Buzzing, humming, vibrating- they were driving me nuts!

Overall Score
4.6


(40 Points)

8. Aqueon Quiet Flow 20 Aquarium Air Pump, 11-20 Gallons

User Ratings: 61 7

Aqueon 100106996 First Impressions

"Great performer."

They generate a TON of air and last a long long time. I have been in the hobby for 20+ years and this is the best air pump! Don't be startled if you test it without oxygen tubes, It is Very noisy! And one to the additional accessories for extra oxygen output only. This is the second pump I have bought in the series. The first time I ordered this product, it did not work properly. I have the pump hooked up to a large sponge.

  • Aqueon Quiet Flow 20 Aquarium Air Pump, 11-20 Gallons
  • Contemporary, upright design
  • Rubberized base lessens residual pump noise
  • Each air pump includes replaceable check valve, diaphragm and dust filter pad
  • Single vertical hose outlet for keeping hose kink-free
  • Fits aquarium size 11-20 gallons
  • Repair kits sold separately to replace internal air pump components
  • Manufacture: Central Garden & Pet
  • Product Dimensions: 3.5 x 2 x 4 inches; 13.28 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aqueon 100106996
  • Pump Power
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Aqueon 100106996 Final Thoughts

"A little noisy."

The first time I ordered this product, it did not work properly. I knew I had to try something else. It could easily run a small fish room. The air being pumped out can be quite warm as well. This seems to be a good little pump that really puts out some air! Don't be startled if you test it without oxygen tubes, It is Very noisy! The reviews sold me on this product but I was still skeptical​.

Overall Score
4.1


(61 Points)

9. Carefree Fish Aquarium Air Pump 8/12w Super Quiet and Power Fish Tank Bubbler Bubble Stone Accessori...

User Ratings: 68 4

Carefree Fish AP4 First Impressions

"The pump is quiet."

This happened to me with this unit. The new unit works fine as a secondary air pump in a 75 gallon fresh water aquarium. The company made it right and took care of me. It could easily run a small fish room. I have the pump hooked up to a large sponge. Yes it obviously makes some noise-but not at all as much as I was anticipating. The pump is so powerful that it pushed off the connection tube several times.

  • Carefree Fish Aquarium Air Pump 8/12w Super Quiet and Power Fish Tank Bubbler Bubble Stone Accessories 2/4 Air Outlets
  • ❤Adjustable Flow Rate Suitable for 60-300 Gallon Tank:12W,4 Outlets,720LPH ,25KPA,Super powerful.Can use eight 4 inch nano air stone discs at the same time.Adjustable air volume.
  • ❤35dB,Super silent.The air pump can be placed on the shock absorber to reduce the noise better.
  • ❤8004 Accessories: 160Inch air tube, 4 black air stone, 4 white check valve
  • ❤Easy to operate, can be used when connected to the power supply, can be used in the office/bedroom/living room/kitchen
  • ❤The air pump is not waterproof, please keep the air pump above the water level of 20cm,below this position, please install a check valve to prevent the water of the fish tank from back flow
  • Manufacture: Carefree Fish
  • Product Dimensions: 8.27 x 6.5 x 2.76 inches; 1.98 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Carefree Fish AP4
  • Pump Power
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Carefree Fish AP4 Final Thoughts

"Does a good job."

This thing has plenty of power for my needs. I'm not going to knock the product for my own paranoia though. It has one air outlet so i used a spliter& ran a tube to each end of bubbler. And check the filter often, at least every two- 3 weeks. It makes the perfect size bubbles and the fish love it. It's the second one of this model I’ve owned. I was going to buy 3 small air pumps to power 9 sponge filters when I saw this pump.

Overall Score
4.5


(43 Points)

10. Supreme (Danner) ASP04260 AP-60 Aquarium Air Pump, 50-watt

User Ratings: 64 14

Danner 250105 First Impressions

"It has a strong current!"

I know my title sounds overly dramatic, but I'm not kidding. I couldn't even think to do my work. This runs pretty darn quiet for a high output air pump. Yes it obviously makes some noise-but not at all as much as I was anticipating. For the money, this air pump cannot be beat. But this one has no noticeable sounds. 5 Watts, Fusion 700 rated at 6 watts,Whisper 300 rated at 7.

  • Supreme (Danner) ASP04260 AP-60 Aquarium Air Pump, 50-watt
  • Supreme aquarium air pump features energy-efficient motor, it is easy to use and quiet operation
  • Also has high volume with steady air flow, no lubrication necessary, single outlet discharge and air diffuser included
  • Designed for ponds up to 7000-gallons, maximum water depth is 9.6-feet
  • Features 50-watts power, 0.75 ampere and 3/4-inch inner diameter hose size usage
  • Measures 10-1/2-inch length by 8-inch width by 8-1/4-inch height
  • Manufacture: TopDawg Pet Supply
  • Product Dimensions: 10.5 x 8 x 8.25 inches; 1 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Danner 250105
  • Pump Power
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Danner 250105 Final Thoughts

"It was a dud."

This would be the fourth attempt to satisfy my needs and my ears. And one to the additional accessories for extra oxygen output only. The pump is so powerful that it pushed off the connection tube several times. I have to unplug it every time I want to shut it off. It's the second one of this model I’ve owned. I keep the pump and air valves in the box to lessen the noise. If that is true-then no wonder this is pretty quiet!

Overall Score
4.0


(25 Points)

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