TETRA Whisper Non-UL Air Pump for Aquariums, Size 010 - Chewy.com

Tetra Whisper Non-UL Air Pump for Aquariums

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About This Item


  • Designed to keep your deep-water aquarium’s oxygen levels high, ensuring your fish stay healthy and happy
  • Provides reliable functionality at an economical cost
  • Unique dome shape, integrated sound-dampening chambers, rubber feet and suspended motor actually flatten sound wave frequencies for quiet, reliable performance
  • Efficient and easy-to-use, these pumps can handle the aeration needs of aquariums from 10 to 100 gallons
  • Thick walls insulate motor noise

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Questions & Answers

23 Customer Questions

What does “non UL” mean?
Answer by ChewyJun 03, 2018
This product is Non UL, meaning it is not Underwriters Laboratories approved, which are standards for cable and wiring. Low voltage items do not require UL inspection.

How am I able to hook up three airlines to this product?
Answer by ChewyJun 06, 2019
The size 060 and Size 100 have 2 air ports while the other sizes have only one. There is no way to hook up three lines to these pumps.

does it come with tubing?
Answer by ChewyNov 29, 2018
This pump does not include tubing. You will need air line tubing, a check valve, and an air stone, bubble wand or ornament. Air pumps don't come with these items because there are so many variations and ways of providing air to the tank or installing an accent.

I have the one for the 100 gallon. Wondering if I can only connect one airline or both have to be connected. I feel like if I connect only one the other side still blows air, or is there anyway to shut/close the other airline?
Answer by ChewyApr 13, 2018
While this Pump has 2 air ports, it is possible to just use 1. Simply place the tubing on the port you'd like and the other air port will not be active.

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Easy on Jan 8, 2023

Whisper air pump

I bought two of these to use in my betta tanks. The first one got set up without issues. When I went to test the second one, I wasn’t getting any air flow. I looked on Google and YouTube for possible answers and found one. One of the magnets was out of balance and was super easy to fix. I tested it again and and it worked perfectly. I’ve got plenty of air flow.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Kola on Oct 17, 2022

Not a whisper, but still good

This pump is a tad louder than the name implies but it's still a fairly soft, even hum, so it doesn't bother me. The rubber feet keep it pretty quiet. I use it with a sponge filter for my 6 gallon tank. It was a bit strong for me so I got a valve to slow the airflow. This item does not include airline tubing, but you can get plenty for just a few bucks here or by the foot in stores.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By ChihuahuaLover on Dec 11, 2022

Very Quiet

Works as described. Can not hear it working. I am buying again for my second aquarium.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By GuineaMom4 on Sep 14, 2022

Works amazing

This filter works amazing, I have it in 2 different 10 gallon tanks and I love them! Its never failed me once I have multiple things hooked up to it and it works amazing I would definitely recommend it!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Connie on Aug 10, 2022

Really great air pump

This air pump isn't very big, but it works hard and is very reliable. Yeah, it can vibrate and make noise against hard surfaces, but that's easily fixed by placing the air pump on a mat or folded cloth. I've just ordered another for a larger tank I'm planning to set up soon. Buy this air pump, you won't regret it.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Jonn on Jun 21, 2022

Works but louder than expected

Pumps a lot of air but it was louder than I expected. There is a lot of vibration from the pump and it has a quiet roar to it. So in the end it works well and I am still using it but I am on the lookout for something quieter. I'm new to aquariums so maybe it isn't loud in comparison to others? I'm glad I am not in the room with it all the time.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By pump on Aug 22, 2022


quick service ,never had problem, always in stock . never had a issue. reasonably price items .

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Cathy on May 18, 2022

works well, good output, not super noisy

I'm using the pump "for up to 20 gal" in my 29 gallon tank, and the output it pretty good with a simple small air stone. It makes some noise, which is expected, but it's less noise than the pump it replaced, which was meant for a higher capacity tank than what I have.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By mgg19 on Jan 21, 2022

works well but louder than expected

I got this for my 2 1/2 gallon tank, it worked as expected. I will say it is a little louder than I expected and actually was vibrating so much it would start to move on my desk, so I had to set it on a towel. After a while you get used to the noise so it’s not that bad. Highly recommend it for smaller tanks.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By 4Kitties on Dec 8, 2021


This is without the quietest pump I have ever had. I hooked a bubble wand to it. The bubbles are beautiful and the guppies are much friskier than when it was just the filter. The Cory cats seem happier and more active also.