Whisper® Aquarium Air Pumps

Whisper Air Pumps
Product No. 77846-00
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Minimal noise, maximum air flow. The Whisper® Air Pump’s dome shape actually flattens sound wave frequencies. In addition, each model features sound-dampening chambers designed specifically for that model. And the air pump's rubber feet and suspended motor prevent sound waves from reflecting off surfaces such as tables and shelves.

Available in models for aquariums from 10 to 100 gallons, Whisper Air Pumps provide a powerful flow of air. UL listed.

Model
Air Flow
10 0.5 L/min
20 1 L/min
40 1.3 L/min
60 2.6 L/min ("T"-ed)
100 3.3 L/min ("T"-ed)
Whisper® Aquarium Air Pumps is rated 2.6 out of 5 by 17.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from works as designed Works as designed...no frills, a reasonably quiet, inexpensive pump with good vibration isolation with the soft rubber feet. I own two of their small units.
Date published: 2016-12-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from HAD TWO HAD A PROBLEM WITH ONE GREAT SERVICE I have a 120 gal tank purchased two AP-300 pumps and they have been going 24/7 for six months one had a issue the bottom leg/plug popped out and the pump did not pump air - I called Tetra they checked the lot number and sent me a new one no problem - The best service I ever had
Date published: 2016-11-29
Rated 2 out of 5 by from broken tip on 2 pumps I only have whisper pumps on all 7 of my tanks . but the tips have broken on 2 of them where you put the air line , if they fixed that it would be a good pump.
Date published: 2016-11-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor quality and reliability Have been through 3 of the 100g air pumps in under a year for a 90g tank 4' long, 18" wide, and 2' deep. Pump sits under aquarium on cork pad on a shelf. Same problem each time - rubber diaphragm tear and failure after several weeks to several months of use. Thankfully only purchased two and pulled remaining good diaphragm from original pump to replace failed diaphragm on 2 week old replacement pump. Now a third diaphragm has failed forcing me to look elsewhere for a quality air pump. Save your money until quality control improves as Tetra does not guarantee the rubber diaphragms - likely due to their high rate of failure.
Date published: 2016-11-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from POJ We bought a whisper air pump (30-60) for our tank. It was very weak and It just didn't push enough air to even start bubbling. Thank goodness we could return it to the store and buy a reliable pump that actually works.
Date published: 2016-09-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Whisper 30-60 broke after 4 months I purchased the 30-60 air pump 4 months ago, and the interior piece that holds the "replacement parts" broke. It has been sitting in one place since I bought it, I didn't move it or drop it. Now I have to buy a new pump.
Date published: 2016-08-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from do not work I have baught 2 different ones and neither work if I put under water more than 4" with nothing on the end of hose
Date published: 2016-03-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from This product is very quiet Have it in my room no problem, but do need replacment parts
Date published: 2015-10-27
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can it go into the water?

Asked by: pancakes 21
We appreciate your interest in Tetra products! Unfortunately, no, this is an air pump and it is NOT submersible at all. It sits outside the aquarium. You attach air line tubing to its port or ports and run it to an air stone in the tank, or bubble wand, ornament, etc.BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-01-06

I want to run (2) 14" LED air stones in a 65 gallon tank and maybe a small air stone. Or (1) 30" LED air stone along with a small air stone. With each, what size pump should I get?

Asked by: TL60
Thank you for your interest in this Tetra product! I would actually recommend the Whisper 150 with a 3-way gang valve either way. This pump has the power to push huge bubble wands. The smaller pumps, up to the 100 model, are built differently, and may not provide enough pressure. Plus, they come with a two year warranty whereas the 150 has a Limited Lifetime Warranty on all but the rubber parts. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-01-03

What air flow/model air pump do you suggest for a 10 gallon tank?

Asked by: Mattie
That depends on what you wish to do with the air pump or what type of application you wish to operate with it, but in most cases, the Whisper 10 is the one we would recommend.BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-01-03

How to install air pump and what are the necessary item I have to buy to install at very beginning?

Asked by: Arjun
Thank you for your interest in this product! When purchasing the air pump, also purchase a check valve, and approximately 6-8 feet of airline tubing, as well as the air stone or air ornament you want to operate in your tank. If you plan to have more than one item producing air for you, then you will also want a gang valve or manifold in order to do this, and quite possibly a tee, depending on which size pump you purchase. To install, the air pump is outside of the tank, of course. Push one end of the airline tubing onto the port or ports of the air pump. Cut it about 8" from the air pump and insert the check valve. This prevents water from backing into and destroying the pump if power shuts off. Now attach the remaining air line tubing and run it to air stone, bubble wand or ornament inside the tank. This will also have a port on it, and you just push the tubing onto this port as well. Plug the air pump into a power strip with surge protection, and allow it several hours to fully begin to push air through whatever you attached it to.BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-01-03

Hi we purchased a Tetra Whisper 40 air pump late September 2016 for our son's 75g tank. We have put on proper check and flow valves. The pump is extremely loud. This pump is not more than two months old! Will you please help us.

Asked by: Chris62
Hi Chris62! Thanks for contacting us! We are sorry to hear this is happening to you. Make sure there are no restrictions. Here are some things to check:- you should have no excess tubing, only about a 2-4 inch slack in it- since you are using the flow valve, make sure you do not have the flow restricted by too much- this is a pretty powerful pump, so make sure it is sized to your tank and application correctly; if the tank or application are really small, this will cause increased back pressureIf you are unable to resolve this issue, please contact us directly at 1-800-526-0650. You can speak with a representative directly and they can troubleshoot this for you.BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-12-02

I recently purchased a Whisper Air Pump Model 100 which was delivered to me on Monday, 11/14. It was far too noisy on Tuesday morning so I replaced it. I want to return it but I threw the box away.

Asked by: DavidCC
Thank you for your inquiry. My first recommendation would be to troubleshoot why you felt it was too noisy. These pumps are typically pretty quiet. In fact, they are some of the quietest on the market. A pump plugged into an outlet without an air stone attached will make a lot of noise, however. An air pump that is not installed correctly will also make a lot of noise. So there may be an underlying cause to the issue.In regards to returning it to the store, that is up to the store and their policies. If you return it to us, we do not require the box, but we would require the receipt to be shipped back with it. Someone will reach out to you directly via email to try to assist you.BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-11-17

On the whisper 60 air pump if you use T connecter on air oulet connectoions on 1 air stone what is air flow 2.6L/min? What is air flow if use air outlet connections separately on two air stones 1.3L/ min?

Asked by: JenL
Thank you for your question. Correct. Each port puts out 1.3 liters per minute, so when they are properly teed together, they can produce a combined 2.6 liters per minute.BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-11-11

What size airline tubbing does the pump need?

Asked by: Jbodden12
Thank you for your question! All air pumps take the same - 1/8" I.D. air line tubing. This is standard tubing sold through pet and fish stores, wherever air pumps are sold.BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2016-11-10
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