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Tetra Whisper Air Pump (Non-UL)
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- For use in 10-Gallon aquariums
- Whisper air pumps provide reliable servie at an economical cost
- Efficient and easy to use
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Tetra Whisper Aquarium Air Pump
Keeping up with an aquarium can be difficult. Luckily, the Tetra team has worked to develop products that make it easier. The Whisper 10 Aquarium pump has a unique dome shape and sound dampening chambers to minimize turbulence and produce a smooth, quiet stream of air. Its overall design works to eliminate sound producing vibrations.
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The Tetra My Aquarium App provides solutions for great aquarium water care and sends timely reminders for maintenance activities, while helping you manage your water care products, food and equipment inventory. When your water quality demands action, the app determines how much water to change, identifies which of the products in your inventory will be needed for dosing, and calculates how much of that product is needed for treatment.
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|Get all you need to maintain a healthy aquarium||Frame-less top edge allows for unobstructed views||Makes tap water safe for fish||Keeps aquarium water biologically balanced|
|Uniquely shaped aquarium with cartridge based filtration||Enhances protective slime coat||Reduces the need for multiple water changes each month|
Whisper air pumps provide reliable service at an economical cost. Efficient and easy-to-use, Whisper air pumps can handle the aeration needs of aquariums from 10 to 100 gallons.
Size: Up to 10-Gallons
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For the money this is a good little air pump. Although I do have to say that after around the 4 month mark like everyone else giving a review here it got very noisy.
Don't worry there is a fix! Unscrew the 4 Philips head screws under the unit and separate the bottom and the top. You will find a stack of "L" shaped magnets. Move the stack a bit to the right and tighten the nut that holds the "L" shaped magnets in place. Put it back together and ta-da no more noise! The Problem is that the little arm that holds the square shaped magnet is hitting the "L" shaped magnets with every pump. All you have to do is give it some space so it doesn't hit the other stack of magnets. The nut might not have be tight enough when they built it or it rattled loose during normal use allowing the stack of magnets to slip a bit.
All in all this is a pretty good pump. Just wish Tetra would pay closer attention to the little things.
After all the numerous mixed reviews, I decided to take a chance and get this air pump anyway, and I'm glad I did.
This pump, as the title says, is surprisingly quiet, the sound of the bubbles and the waves in my tank are actually louder than this pump, and I'm not exaggerating when I say that. I have an old, square shape, Aquaculture pump that was bugging me it was so loud. The Tetra Whisper pump emits a very, almost unnoticed hum. The pump has 2 outakes and comes included with the following:
The pump of course, instructions , 1T-adapter; 2 knobs/valves that help regulate the amount of bubbles you feed into the aquarium by increasing/decreasing air flow. This is actually perfect for those like me with a smaller tank, even though I have a 50 GAL, I don't have to have bubbles at full blast.
I had a problem with my wave maker stirring bubbles all over the place, but now with this new pump, I can have less bubbles in the area near the powerheads hooked to my wave maker. I'm currently using this pump with these: Elite 1-Inch Cylinder Air Stone, 4-Pack and so far, so good. Let the stones soak in your tank for at least 10 minutes before using them.
Some people recomend keeping the pump above water level, but in my 12 years of keeping aquariums I've never done that; just make sure you create a "drip loop" for the power cord with a screw or a push pin, so if water for some reason finds its way down, it will hang and drip at the loop and not reach the AC plug. You may also want to get these: 2 PCS Non-return Check Valves for Aquarium Air Pump to keep water from going into the pump during water changes or power outages.
If you ask me if I have any complaints about this pump, I'd say its size, but that's a minor issue for me, the dome shape of the pump was intentionally designed to reduce the amount of noise it makes, and it works.
The pump measurements are as follow:
7.5 inches long, 4.5 inches wide and 3 inches high.
Overall, I'm very pleased with my purchase, the pump is well built, high quality and made to last. The best feature of course, its almost silent operation, I don't have to crank the volume up on my TV anymore.
One last tip, if you want this pump, or any other pump to make less noise, place it on top of a thick sock or an old fashioned mouse pad. That should absorb some of the vibrations.
Only con is the shape that take a little bit more space than a tradition air pump, but the design makes it to be quiet.
I do not know how it would last, because I have it only few weeks. Will update later...