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PostSubject: Quiet air pump!   Thu Sep 16, 2010 11:04 pm

I'm looking for a quiet air pump having tried the Elite's.... they put me off having an air pump because of how noisey they were, I ended up taking them back the same day!

After looking around on the internet for a good few hours, I've got a list of pumps people have mentioned as being 'quiet'

Tetratec
Tetra whisper
Interpet airvolution
Rena air

The Interpet and Tetratec both have my interest.... but I don't want to be buying one and then have the same problem!

I'll be using it to run an air stone in my bristlenose tank.

If you have an air pump which is quiet... let me know! Please! I really need a quiet pump! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Quiet air pump!   Fri Sep 17, 2010 12:09 am

Hrmmm, most of them are pretty quiet. I have one of the big piston powered ones for my breeding tanks (setup as an air ring) and a small little one that was making a bit of noise so i used the power cord to tie it up so it hangs in the air and now its quiet. Most airpumps are inhernetly quiet but they vibrate so they hit things and make noise, by hanging it up you loose that vibration.

But after all that the quietest air pumps i have ever seen are airpods.

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PostSubject: Re: Quiet air pump!   Fri Sep 17, 2010 2:48 pm

I could try the hanging up tecnique if I end up getting stuck with a noisy pump!

Ive added that pump to my list thanks Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Quiet air pump!   Fri Sep 17, 2010 3:38 pm

I have an Aqua A2 'Interpet' it's pretty quite, the unit has soft rubber feet to absorb sounds (Which are virtually none). I have mine sat ontop of the tank lid 'it's that quiet' It's a nice rectangle shape so no worries about it falling over etc. The only noise really (apart from a gentle hum) is the sound of the bubbles breaking the surface of the water and you can hear the jaws of the 'air crocidile's' jaws falling shut.

It's the soft rubber feet that do it I think.
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PostSubject: Re: Quiet air pump!   Fri Sep 17, 2010 10:23 pm

Have you seen THE HYDOR ARIO RANGE

It seems to work on the same principle as an internal filter with a venturi option.

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PostSubject: Re: Quiet air pump!   Fri Sep 17, 2010 11:09 pm

now thats cool, i like the ones with the lights in it!

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PostSubject: Re: Quiet air pump!   Sat Sep 18, 2010 10:13 am

I had a breif look at that one before, it looks great!


Im a bit confused though, is it actually a filter too?
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PostSubject: Re: Quiet air pump!   Sat Sep 18, 2010 10:34 am

Abbiej1711 wrote:
I had a breif look at that one before, it looks great!


Im a bit confused though, is it actually a filter too?
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It's not a filter, it only has a small piece of foam to stop anything getting into the impeller section.

I've not got one but I do like the look of the ones with coloured lights. They also do Spotlights which may be a better buy for me as I already have a venturi on my filters.
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PostSubject: Re: Quiet air pump!   Sat Sep 18, 2010 10:58 am

Haha ace, so theres never an excuse to have a boring fish tank then :P
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