- Convenient and Portable
- Quiet When Running
- Low Power Consumption
This small, almost silent, air pump is great for nano tanks or for adding an air stone to an existing larger tank. It runs via USB power, which means it's also great in a power outage situation with a battery pack back up used for cell phones.
In our testing, the pump uses 1/3 of a watt of power under load. With the carabiner clip, you can also hang this air pump from above your aquarium - eliminating the need for a check valve. Or you can hang it in a car for a long trip to an event or fish store. Overall, these little pumps are extremely versatile.
Just like a lot of people with low-star reviews, my pump would work and then suddenly stop for no apparent reason. I noticed that the pump would work fine if I had a strong airflow going from it to my air stone. But my tank is just filled with otocinclus and snails, so I needed lower airflow. And, as I was messing with the control valve to get the right flow, I noticed that the back pressure from the valve was the reason for the pump to just stop working.
Once I figured that out, I made a bleed valve to take off back pressure from the pump and my control valve. Now it works great! It doesn't make a straining noise anymore (completely silent at this point), and the control over air flow is a lot easier to work with.
Hope this helps people with the same problems I had!
Bought this and tossed it in my fish box hoping I would never have to use it. Connected it to a power bank was able to keet my 2 tanks alive for 6 days. Didnt lose a single fish! Would 100% recommend. Never know when you will need something like this!
I've had no issues out of this little thing and its super quiet
This little air pump does a amazing job for its size.
Perfect little air pump for small tanks. Super quiet.