Tetra Whisper Air Pump for Deep Water Aquariums is designed to keep your deep-water aquarium’s oxygen levels high, ensuring your fish stay healthy and happy. This versatile pump can deliver air to up to 10 accessories. The powerful yet quiet motor adds a dramatic bubbling effect to tanks as deep as 8 feet, up to 150 or 300 gallons. And superior build quality supplies reliable function all day long, so you don’t have to worry about oxygen levels while you’re home or away.
Designed to keep your deep-water aquarium’s oxygen levels high, ensuring your fish stay healthy and happy
This versatile pump can deliver air to up to 10 accessories
The powerful yet quiet motor adds a dramatic bubbling effect to tanks as deep as 8 feet, up to 150 or 300 gallons
Superior build quality supplies reliable function all day long, so you don’t have to worry about oxygen levels while you’re home or away
Installation Option 1: Place the Tetratec Deep Water aquarium air pump on a surface lower than the water level of the aquarium or on the floor. To avoid damage from accidentally spilled water, do not place the air pump directly below the aquarium. Important: Always use a Whisper Check Valve(not included) in the airline between the air pump and the aquarium. In the event of a power failure, or when removing filters from the aquarium, the Check Valve will help prevent water from siphoning into the pump.
Installation Option 2: Place the Tetratec Deep Water aquarium air pump on a shelf at least 12 inches higher than the water level of the aquarium, but not directly above the aquarium. The shelf should have a raise edge to prevent the air pump from sliding off.
Saltwater aquariums: Place the air pump on a shelf as described in option 2, and use a Whisper Check Valve (not included).
Attach one end of airline tubing to air outlet(s) on your Tetratec Deep Water air pump. Attach other end of airline tubing to filter(s), airstone(s), or air operated ornament(s) (not included). Pump is now ready to plug in. Plug into 110/120V Ac outlet only. Be sure to allow for a "Drip Loop" (part of the cord that dips below outlet receptacle or connector). The "Drip Loop" prevents water from running into outlet. Pump reaches normal operating efficiency after several hours.
Clean with a damp cloth and mild detergent on the outside of the pump. Pump mechanism never needs oil.
I bought this after much research and reading reviews. I have multiple tanks and I'm tired of having multiple pumps (too many cords etc). It has lived up to all that I've read so I highly recommend it.
Very quiet and good power
on Mar 2, 2021
I needed an air pump to power several stones. I did not have deep tanks, but thought since this would put air out at depth that is would do the job well. It does that and is really a whisper.Most air pumps have a strong and loud vibration.
Powerful and dead quiet
on Feb 7, 2021
This is the second AP 150 I bought. This one will be used to power a large sponge filter in a bare 29g tank I'm setting up for a breeding pair of angels. I find them dead quiet and dependable.
pumps deeper than 8' at first
on Jul 2, 2020
Worked as advertised for three years before became too weak to bubble to a depth of 8' and had to be replaced. Chewy does not carry the rubber rebuild kit.
Amazing Pump! So Quiet!!
on Jul 17, 2020
Have it set up in my 300 gallon cichlid tank. Have six air stones set up so far with no issues. Really great pump.
Tetra Whisper 150 - Strong Pump
on Mar 21, 2020
The Tetra Whisper 150 Air Pump is a decent value buy if you can buy the item below 20 dollars. It's strong air pressure pushing through using one outlet. You will need additional air tubing and branching hardware to access air flow to multiple locations. I use the pump sporadically and don't use it as a constantly on device.
I don't know if the durability is reliable, since I have only had the item since Oct 2017. It works fine and I have had no problems.
Purchasing this item at pricing above 30 dollars seems a bit too expensive if you are devoted to using the pump for aquariums 40 gallons or less in size, but it provides a good back up air pump if the you can get a better deal on it.
90/100 gallon tank
on Apr 10, 2020
I run 3-40 gallon sponges along with a big canister filter, I prefer to over filter my tanks if I can, been looking for an air pump that would work on a 28 inch tall tank, this one does great
on May 17, 2020
I have it in a 55 gallon running two 12" air stones and 2 sponge filters. It is super quiet.
on Mar 7, 2020
Worked for a week now it wont make bubbles in my aquarium i dont know why
Just purchased my second
on Sep 22, 2019
To prove I recommend this air pump, I just purchased a second for another tank. It's versatile, using on a 55 and 20 long.