Tetra Whisper Air Pump 100 Review. Best air pump?

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Today I review the Tetra Whisper Air Pump 100. I’d say it has good flow and average loudness. It’s been around for a long time and I don’t see any reason it won’t be in the future. A solid air pump for the $20 range.


Roman Zabaznov says:

This pump is garbage. Thanks for Comercial.

Christopher Dixon says:

How do I repair mine?

Buddy Mayfield says:

those are worse than topfin air pumps.

Damion Markham says:


Tim Westlake says:

Mine lasted about 7 months before 1 side had no bubbles. Took it apart, and found all 4 of the valve discs had tears in them. The repair kit…$15….new pump…$20. Not a good deal replacing the pump every 7 months.

Wichita Falls Fishkeeper says:

Cory. I would love to see another head to head on air pumps on performance. Thank you

Kevin Sanchez says:

What do you think about the Fluval and Fluval 2.0 air pumps? Or what pump would you suggest is the best?

Mr. Fluffaluffagus says:

I’d like to see this compared to the Tetra deepwaters and Fluvals. Seems like they are the next level up without going too high in price.

Dmaculate says:

If i dont care about loudness and all i care about is air flow and efficiency would you recommend the tetra 100 or the aqua top 100 or something else? thanks man

The_Thicc_Kobudai says:

i have one running my spongefilter

Jibraan Ali says:

will this work well with a 5 way gang valve?

Emmit Stewart says:

The next step might be to compare noise and airflow after six months of continuous running under a load.  I would get a new pump of each of the six most popular brands and set them up with an airstone apiece in an equal depth of water.  Test them for noise and airflow when new and once a month for six months.  Clean or replace the airstones after each testing to prevent clogged airstones from skewing the result.

NYCity Cichlids says:

Good review. I have been successful using this air pump. And it’s quiet and strong for me.

johnrhodes101875 says:

I’ve had mine for maybe over a year and it just turned into a paperweight I’m tired of buying this garbage from Walmart and pet stores I’m going with something thats heavy duty piston type like a VIVOSUN Commercial Air Pump been on eBay they’re pretty cheap like 30 bucks and then I’ve been on here reviewing them people have had those things for years on end

Alex Fernandez says:

why would you want you stone to be at the bottom? the reason the water is oxygenated i the disturbance caused by the bubbles to the surface of the water oxygenates it. wouldnt you want the stone to be at the top or close to it.

Old School Fish Guy says:

my favorite air pump is a used one that goes cheap and actually works 😉

Robert Bock says:

You measured 2.5 lpm on a 30″ deep tank. That is next level for most of us, so my question is wouldn’t it measure more around 3 lpm on a more common 16″ish deep tank?

AQUA NUT says:

Yeah i need one of them flow meters now lol I am using them never cog air stones they work great after killing a few air pumps i wont go back. But yeah that is a pretty decent pump for the price. Thanks for sharing.

Mike Carr says:

Cory I’m sorry but you need to do something about the tank in your videos its kind of boring

ddknyc says:

Which flow meter do you have, where to get one from?

Cory M says:

this air pump is complete trash. when working it’s great… but the thing doesn’t last… very cheaply made after a year they are paper weights… happened to both of mine… I know I can replace the diaphrams. but the build quality on these are absolutely brutal… and the 60 goes for 100$ in Canada at the moment… should last a lot longer for that price.

Emily Deleon says:

That fish is so freaking cute swimming around in the background (:

Jyami Juice says:

I’ve got about 8 of these, so quiet!

Guppy Breeders says:

I have a suggestion if you have the time would you do a video on filter media I would like to make one of those diy fluidized bed filters like you have in some of your tanks and was wondering what the best media would be

Chloe X X X says:

Love these reviews! You are very honest

Chao Vang says:

I purchased this same pump. The one that I got was a UL listed one. It was pretty loud. Not sure if I had a defective one, but Chewy.com refunded me, so it’s all good. Never use the pump since. I also have a 30-30-60 model and it is more than 50% quieter.

Ebay Guru says:

bought 2 eheim air pumps based on your previous videos and they are QUALITY in this case its true what they say… you PAY for What YOU GET … I have 3 tetra air pump in the garage in box as back up now.. and love the fact that with the eheim you can adjust the flow on the pump with out adding a valve…. and also they include there own air stone to which is not a bad item either..

Ebay Guru says:

Ps.. I so wish I was in Japan with you seeing all those Koi .. have a safe journey..

Lord Chuter says:

Guess my phone has a waaaaay better mic. than yours because I am using the Fluval air pump after using a Tetra one side by side and the Fluval is quieter. The Fluval runs at 40-42 db. When I talk out loud beside it as you did normal volume it hits 54db. Same app.

Patricia Falk says:

I use this exact same pump and I have a 140 gallon tank. It does a great job and seems very dependable. I like this brand anyway. I do think it is noisy. I have my aquarium down the basement under my tank; so I don’t care.

Dee From Brooklyn says:

good review but i wonder how it does with multiple air stones. .

Carl P says:

I believe that you are combining both outlets into one airline.What is the output for each outlet running separately.

Buddy Mayfield says:

if you have a cargo largo nearby you may be able to get one for $5 like I can, I just don’t like that air pump

King Waltz says:

You should do a giveaway on this!

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