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)

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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. Aqueon Quiet Flow 60 Aquarium Air Pump, Up to 60 Gallons

User Ratings: 60 4

Aqueon 100106998 First Impressions

"According to the stats."

Yes it obviously makes some noise-but not at all as much as I was anticipating. Once, the water in this tank backflowed into the unit. The pump works very well in my 75G tank. A simple piece of foam under the unit solved that. It's the second one of this model I’ve owned. The pump is so powerful that it pushed off the connection tube several times. Danner, Fusion, Eheim are adjustable.

  • Aqueon Quiet Flow 60 Aquarium Air Pump, Up to 60 Gallons
  • Fits aquariums up to 60 gallons
  • Each air pump has replaceable check valve, diaphragm and filter pad
  • Features a wide rubber base that absorbs vibrations, making air pumps virtually silent
  • The vertical design and integrated check valve on the QuietFlow Air Pump positions the air outlets in an upward direction, preventing airline kinking
  • Repair kits designed specifically for Aqueon QuietFlow Air Pumps are available, so you can replace worn out or damaged parts without purchasing an entirely new pump
  • Manufacture: Central Garden & Pet
  • Product Dimensions: 4.61 x 3.27 x 6.02 inches; 1.2 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aqueon 100106998
  • Pump Power
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Aqueon 100106998 Final Thoughts

"Good value for the price."

After nearly 5 months of use, it stop pumping air. It didn't blow air out that line, while it still had a little water in the unit! Save some money by not having to replace your air pumps every year! Otherwise, I would buy another one. Danner, Fusion, Eheim are adjustable. I cleaned the sponge and hooked it all back up, hardly any air was coming out. I had to use valves to reduce the output.

Overall Score
4.3


(72 Points)

6. Carefree Fish Aquarium Battery AC/DC 4400mAh USB Air Pump Outdoor Fishing Indoor Supper Quiet

User Ratings: 50 10

Carefree Fish Lithium2 First Impressions

"Wish didn't have to."

For a solid working, quiet pump, this is about as good as it gets. The pump works well when there is no defects. Provides proper wattage for all my accessories. Great Product, BUT, its noisy and vibrates like mad on its rubber feet. I have this in our small aquarium with an LED bubble stone. The rubber bottom feet really help to keep the unit quite and in one place. Works well in my 75 gal tank running a 36 inch bubble stick!

  • Carefree Fish Aquarium Battery AC/DC 4400mAh USB Air Pump Outdoor Fishing Indoor Supper Quiet
  • ❤20dB very Quiet,3W,18Kpa,1.5L/Min,12V low voltage, super power saving, can be connected to the USE of USB cable, in the case of power failure, it can continue to work for 20 hours, choose the intermittent mode, it can continue to work for 42 hours, it can also be connected to the use of charging treasure, can ensure that the fish in the case of power failure still have enough oxygen, can also become your outdoor fishing good helper.
  • ❤There is a special device inside, which will not affect the service life of lithium battery when used on power. When power is cut off, the air pump will continue to use lithium battery for power supply, so please rest assured.
  • ❤With strong power, two of Carefree Fish 2In HT50 nano air stone dsic can be used at the same time. If the air output of the nano air stone is not uniform, please soak the air stone in water for 24 hours before use. In this case, there is no problem with the air stone or insufficient air pump power.
  • ❤Touch screen control of alltempered glass.The tempered glass touch screen is easy to use with the first long press open, Switch between continuous mode and gap mode with a single short click, and the long press close, but please note that the air pump is not waterproof
  • ❤❤❤Equipped with a special device, the use of direct current will not affect the life of the lithium battery.You can just use it as a normal air pump.If you cut off the power, it will continue to work on the battery.
  • Manufacture: Carefree Fish
  • Product Dimensions: 5.51 x 4.53 x 2.36 inches; 8.82 Ounces
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Carefree Fish Lithium2
  • Pump Power
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Carefree Fish Lithium2 Final Thoughts

"Don't buy the Whisper 10!"

I knew I had to try something else. I use them in my Tilapia tanks and Koi pond. This is actually the second one I have purchased. I have to unplug it every time I want to shut it off. It pumps out enough air to keep millions of air bubbles going in this 200g+ Aquarium! 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.

Overall Score
4.0


(13 Points)

7. SunSun YT-302C 3W 3-LPM Aquarium Air Pump with 2 Outlets, 60 Gallon

User Ratings: 46 18

SunSun YT-302C First Impressions

"It was a dud."

The pump works very well in my 75G tank. You MUST use a fan with this pump or it will def burn out or lose pressure. If that is true-then no wonder this is pretty quiet! I did notice that it tends to run very loudly and hot. Ordered this air pump to replace one of my other pumps and the difference is amazing. This runs pretty darn quiet for a high output air pump. I know my title sounds overly dramatic, but I'm not kidding.

  • SunSun YT-302C 3W 3-LPM Aquarium Air Pump with 2 Outlets, 60 Gallon
  • Super silent with multi-level muffler
  • Special artificial rubber to keep a steady air flow output and pressure that can be adjusted freely
  • Low power consumption
  • 3-watts, 3 liters per minute
  • Manufacture: Ming Trading LLC
  • Product Dimensions: 3.5 x 6.4 x 2.4 inches; 11.2 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SunSun YT-302C
  • Pump Power
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

SunSun YT-302C Final Thoughts

"Strong pump, super quiet."

I keep the pump and air valves in the box to lessen the noise. The reviews sold me on this product but I was still skeptical​. This runs pretty darn quiet for a high output air pump. This seems to be a good little pump that really puts out some air! This air pump is quiet and well worth the price the listing is going for. This air pump is quiet and well worth the price the listing is going for. Adjustable air flow settings which is new to me on a air pump but very convenient.

Overall Score
3.7


(55 Points)

8. EcoPlus 143 GPH (640 LPH, 8W) Air Pump w/ 4 Outlets | Aquarium, Fish Tank, Fountain, Pond, Hydroponi...

User Ratings: 68 9

EcoPlus 728297 First Impressions

"Insert T-valve."

I'm sure it would run a much larger bubble stick also. It has one air outlet so i used a spliter& ran a tube to each end of bubbler. I cleaned the sponge and hooked it all back up, hardly any air was coming out. Seems very well built, does as advertised. I have 3 of them on different surfaces. I have to unplug it every time I want to shut it off. Overall seems like a good air pump.

  • EcoPlus 143 GPH (640 LPH, 8W) Air Pump w/ 4 Outlets | Aquarium, Fish Tank, Fountain, Pond, Hydroponics
  • The EcoPlus Supreme Air Pumps are great for providing oxygen to hydroponic systems
  • In hydroponic applications, the use of an air pump with an air stone will oxygenate the water and increase the uptake of nutrients by the plant
  • The oxygen also strengthens the plant's roots and helps prevents root rot
  • Country Of Origin: United States
  • Manufacture: Sunlight Supply Inc.
  • Item Weight: 2.3 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 9.25 x 3.75 x 6 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The EcoPlus 728297
  • Pump Power
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

EcoPlus 728297 Final Thoughts

"It is extremely quiet."

Not to mention tank depth, etc becomes a factor. This thing has plenty of power for my needs. I have this in our small aquarium with an LED bubble stone. I had to use valves to reduce the output. The pump works well when there is no defects. The motor was working but air was not moving. I have one running to sponge filters in a tank and it pushing a nice air flow.

Overall Score
4.3


(28 Points)

9. AquaTop Aquarium Air Pump AP20

User Ratings: 40 22

AquaTop AP-20 First Impressions

"I measured about 1."

One of the best pump design I've own. It pumps out enough air to keep millions of air bubbles going in this 200g+ Aquarium! The air being pumped out can be quite warm as well. Use large Air Stone Bars for giant columns of air bubbles. They don't even vibrate the old school plastic tank hanger mounts they sit on. You'd think this thing would stop working, but it didn’t! Works well in my 75 gal tank running a 36 inch bubble stick!

  • AquaTop Aquarium Air Pump AP20
  • Tank capacity: 5-20 gallons
  • Number of outlets: 1
  • Air pressure: 2.61 psi
  • 2 watts
  • Item#: AP20
  • Manufacture: Aquatop
  • Product Dimensions: 3 x 2 x 4.2 inches; 7.04 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The AquaTop AP-20
  • Pump Power
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

AquaTop AP-20 Final Thoughts

"It is extremely quiet."

Use large Air Stone Bars for giant columns of air bubbles. I'll definitely get a few more for my other tanks. I was currently using 2 Whispers and they were anything but whispering. I added a check valve to my airline tubing and works as expected. I use this on a 5-way valve for a 75 gallon tank. I knew I had to try something else. You MUST use a fan with this pump or it will def burn out or lose pressure.

Overall Score
3.4


(14 Points)

10. Simple Deluxe Water Pump Air Pump with Mechanical Electric Outlet Timers, Digital Programmable Timer...

User Ratings: 75

Simple Deluxe LGPUMPAIR65TIMESMART First Impressions

"The combo was deafening."

I'm using it for small start-up hydroponic system. The first time I ordered this product, it did not work properly. Danner, Fusion, Eheim are adjustable. I got the bigger size because I used it in my 450 gallon tank and it's perfect. For the money, this air pump cannot be beat. I like these, great deal for the price. I started to write a poor review of the pump.

  • Simple Deluxe Water Pump Air Pump with Mechanical Electric Outlet Timers, Digital Programmable Timer, Smart Plug, Water Air Pump for Fish Tank, Hydroponics Systems, Aquaponic
  • Electromagnetic air pump: High quality ZL 102 aluminum alloy, outstanding heat dissipation performance, surface phosphating treatment, electrostatic spraying, uniform Color. No lubricant design, compressed air is purer.
  • Maximum air pressure and air volume: The Simple Deluxe powerful 35W electromagnetic motor produces excellent air pressure (over 0. 02 mpa) and delivers a large amount of air to the six adjustable valve outlets. 100% copper outlet nozzle for long-lasting stable oxygen supply.
  • Best applications: pumping 65 litters of air per minute (17 gallons per minute), low noise (less than 60 decibels) and a 1. 5 m power cord make it AN oxygenated Aquarium or pond or plant root in a hydroponic system ideal air pump.
  • Multi function of smart plug: voice control, timing function, remote control. Save on your electric bills.
  • Smart Plug can be easily applied in Automate Aquarium System with Air Pumps. Make you Aquarium System Smart.
  • Manufacture: Simple Deluxe
  • Product Dimensions: 8.66 x 4.52 x 4.92 inches; 5.3 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Simple Deluxe LGPUMPAIR65TIMESMART
  • Pump Power
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Simple Deluxe LGPUMPAIR65TIMESMART Final Thoughts

"It was a dud."

I added a check valve to my airline tubing and works as expected. I did notice that it tends to run very loudly and hot. I have two of these running in my kitchen and my living room is right next to it. These work better than any of the others I have tried in my price point. The pump is so powerful that it pushed off the connection tube several times. This one is far better than I anticipated! All the reviews from all the different models are lumped together.

Overall Score
4.7


(9 Points)

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