When it comes to choosing an air pump for use in saltwater aquariums, suitability, quality, as does price counts. Whether buying the simplest of air pumps for running a bubble wand and a few other shallow water devices, or a high performance unit designed for heavy-duty operations that produce excellent pressure and air volume for use in conjunction with other equipment, such as a protein skimmer, research and compare prices on air pumps your Guides consider to be some of the best to buy. Air pumps always make a great gift for almost any aquarist.
The Coralife Super Luft Air Pump is a piston driven pump as opposed to a rubber diaphragm pump. These pumps produce a high volume of air and are capable of driving a number of air stones and other equipment.
The Rena Air Pumps are well constructed, quiet running, high output units. The larger units have flow control and are highly recommended by users.
The Tetra Whisper Air Pumps (formerly TetraTec Deep Water Air Pumps) are quiet, high output, well constructed and long lasting units. There are 5 sizes available, with the largest (Tetra Whisper 100) model capable of driving multiple air devices to the bottom of the deepest tanks.