08-23-2013, 02:11 PM
| || | Quiet Air pumps
Originally Posted by candymancan
Hey guys.. Question... Which air pump is the quietest brand that I can get ?? I have 3 fish tanks, a 30 long gal, a 27 hex, and a 5.5 betta tank.. All 3 use some type of airstone setup that I think looks good but also to help the fish breath.. The problem is the dang pumps are so noisey with there MMMMMMMMM noise...
I have 3 Top Fin pumps the ones you see below in my link.. I have an 800 series which is a little mini one for the betta.. That one hums but seems to be pretty quiet so im keeping that one.. I have a 1,000 series which I have had for years in my room and while I kinda "blocked" the noise sleeping I unplugged it last night and realized how much quieter it was and just use my powerhead for bubbles.. The third pump that is powering a very long air stone is a 2,000 series for 20 gallon tanks. This one is 2x the size of the one in my room.. and it just humms too loudly so I am returning it today... Which brand is quieter then these pumps ?? I understand all pumps mmmmmmm but I mean come on there has to be a quiet one somewhere that could power my large airstone. Aquarium Pump » Top Fin® Air Pump AIR 1000| PetSmart
I have discovered that the placement of the air pump is very helpful in avoiding noise. I have 3 Tetra Whisper air pumps 20 gal size. If I put them on a shelf the noise is annoying (at least to my hard of hearing ears) but I put then on the tile floor and zero, nada noise. As an engineer that is self evident, the shelf acts as a sounding board similar to a piano sounding board.
So try finding a rigid heavy surface to place your pumps on and you may not need to replace them.