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    What is a GOOD powerful air pump to put oxygen in the tank....

    My brother has a Tetra Whisper and I think its just to loud!!! makes noise....

    Looking fo ra quiet VERY quiet pump.. money no object..

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    I don't run an air pump in any of my tanks. All you need is surface agitation, and seeing as extra filtration is always good, I would use a canister filter with the spray bar aligned along the top of the tank to riffle the water's surface. Canisters are extremely quiet, I can't even tell my eheim is running.

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    You never mentioned what size and type (shape) of tank you have, as the depth of the tank is the deciding factor in how much air volume you need to push out. If you use an air pump then I would recommend the Rena 400. In my experience, it is the most quiet out of the others I have tried in the past and can more than handle a 55, for example, it has dual adjustable outlets. I have been using my Eheim canisters instead of the air pump for quite a while though, as the pump is not needed and I use my spraybars instead as Sheamurai had mentioned above.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sheamurai View Post
    I don't run an air pump in any of my tanks. All you need is surface agitation, and seeing as extra filtration is always good, I would use a canister filter with the spray bar aligned along the top of the tank to riffle the water's surface. Canisters are extremely quiet, I can't even tell my eheim is running.

    I think all air pumps will be noisy to some extent. I have the Petsmart Top Fin brand AIR 4000 (which are Eugene Danner brand pumps) which I really like because the air flow is adjustable. I have it hanging on the wall next to my 75 gal.

    I agree with sheamurai on how to oxygenate your tank. The more ripples along the surface, the better. I have 4-5 ripples from each of my 2 AC110s. These break the surface tension and create an exchange of gases, oxygenating the tank. I have an airstone just because I like it and the bubbles also break the surface tension a bit (they do not add oxygen). The best way to oxygenate your tank is with a properly placed filter outflow.
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    Honestly they're all pretty noisy. I haven't found one in 7 years that was quit. I would suggest setting up a wet/dry sump filter. It will seriously oxygenate the water and it sounds like one of those soothing tiny water falls.
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