The air pump is one of the most critical parts of the overall aquarium setup, not just for water quality, but also for the fishes’ safety. Many filters are operated by air pumps, and require pressure and circulation. An aquarium air pump also helps keep water moving; preventing stagnation means preventing issues such as algal growth. Water movement is also an essential part of making sure protein skimmers and other special cleaning tools work properly. Whilst it doesn’t put air into the water per se, what it does is increase surface area and circulation, which means better gas exchange at the surface.
One unfortunate feature of the average aquarium air pump is noise; most are not silent. The small motor that drives the pump can have a low thrumming sound that is not necessarily annoying, but is very persistent – not ideal for aquariums in bedrooms, loungerooms and office spaces. If you are looking for an aquarium air pump that is silent or nearly silent, explore our selection. We have over a dozen affordable models suitable for tanks of different sizes and capacities. For the ultimate in quiet operation, we recommend the Aqua Pond One O2 Plus line, which also comes with a generous warranty. Of course, there are methods that you can use to reduce the impact of the noise in any space, such as housing (casing) or creative placement of the pump.
We encourage you to read the technical information on the individual product pages to find the right aquarium air pump for you. If you’re unsure, you can contact us online for details. Alternatively, if you’re in the area, stop into our store at 2/1-11 Elgar Road, Derrimut.