i have the tetra whisper 60 and i feel its noisy. i have a whister 40 and i dont even notice it. is the 60 suppose to make so much niose or is it defective?
How much noise an air pump makes can depend on how it is installed, what size it is, and what it is running in the tank. We would need more information on your tank and how the pump is installed to be able to properly assist you. However, it should be above the tank or below the tank with a check valve installed inline. It should be within 6-8 feet of the airstone, bubble wand or ornament it is operating. It should be sized appropriately to the tank. For example, do not run a Whisper 60 on a 20 gallon tank with a one inch airstone. This creates a lot of back pressure and makes the pump noisy. You HAVE to use both ports, one cannot be left unused, or again, it makes a lot of noise (and wears out the pump). For more assistance, please contact our support staff at 1-800-526-0650.
Date published: 2013-10-22