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.

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 18.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Very quiet but disappointing how qickly it broke I bought the 30 -60 gal early last spring and was very happy with the air flow and particularly how quiet it was but after less than a year the air stopped flowing. Turned out the rubbers inside broke. Since I love the pump otherwise I am searching for replacement parts but finding out that's not economical. It may be good if they would provide at least one set of replacement part with the product. I would recommend for the design style and quietness but you may need to replace it earlier that expected.
Date published: 2017-02-19
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
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I have a Whisper 40 and it was working OK. then 2 years now and it is noisy and the air flow decreased. I happen to accidentally put one leg on the electric cord and it is nt noisy and pumping air as usual ?? do I need a new pump ??

Asked by: Michael X
Most likely your diaphragms are wearing out. These typically need replacing about every one to two years. Repair kits are available. http://www.tetra-fish.com/Products/tetra-aquarium-parts/whisper-air-pump-20-40-repair-kit.aspx. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-04-19

How long is the electric cord?

Asked by: Olena
6 feet BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-04-17

What size tubing do I need?

Asked by: Jay r
All airline tubing is 1/8" ID. You can buy it wherever air pumps and air accessories are sold via pet and fish stores. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-04-11

How do i prime a whisper 6030 pump for fishtank

Asked by: pattyjoe
Um....this is an air pump. It sits outside the tank, you attach air line tubing to it, which then runs from the pump to an air stone or air ornament inside the tank. You may also want to buy a check valve, and depending on the application, a flow valve or gang valve. These are accessories sold where air pumps are sold to prevent water from back siphoning into the air pump and to control how much air you move through the stone or ornament. Gang valves can also allow you to run several items at once. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-04-06

we have a glo 5g and the 10i filter that came with it is too strong and the next size we got was a 3i and it does not filter very good. please advise

Asked by: janey6049
The 3i would definitely be a little small for a 5 gallon tank. The 10i should not be an issue with the fish, unless they are stressed for some reason, such as water quality or just having been added to the tank. We will reach out directly to ask some questions so we can get a full understanding of what is going on. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-03-31

Thanks for the quick reply. So a model 60 and a model 30-60, have the same internal parts and the same air output?

Asked by: Benn
Correct. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-03-27

I have a Whisper pump model 30-60. It is grey I purchased it at Wal-Mart. I also have a Whisper pump model 60. It's blue. I got it at Petsmart. Both are the same size and both have 2 outputs. Whats the difference between the two pumps?

Asked by: Benn
Basically, color and packaging in order to differentiate the market. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-03-24

Do I need a hose for my air pump.  Mine didn't come with a hose 

Asked by: Laura s
Airline tubing is always purchased separately, along with a check valve, air stone, and if necessary, a flow valve. The tubing is sold either by the foot or in 6-8 foot lengths. BREX
Answered by: BREX
Date published: 2017-03-21
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