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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-24-2020, 12:05 AM Thread Starter
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Quite air pump

Anyone have a good option for a good quiet air pump?

It’s on a 30g tank.
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Quietest air pumps I've used are the eheim ones. But in very close 2and would be the fluval or the Aqua One pumps.
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Typically they are all loud. They work with a diaphragm pump with two one way valves that moves back in forth via a magnet stuck to them.

You could always just do a powerhead and leave the lid of the tank open to fresh air if you want it completely quiet.
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i dont hear my tetra whisper inside the cabinet, and cheap at Walmart.
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Had the above pump was quite. Only lasted 6 months.


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Had the above pump was quite. Only lasted 6 months.

Glad it's got a 1 year warranty.
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Not worth sending back.
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Eheim - expensive but dead silent and has lasted for years, second favorite Danner- slightly louder but cheaper also has lasted for years. I obsessed about quiet air pumps about 5 years ago and ended up buying about 8 different brands looking for the quietest one.
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I have this Eheim, actually, 2 of these: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I love them so much. Very quiet.


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