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Just got it, but so far so good!
on 29 May 2013
I'm not someone that writes many reviews but firstly the item arrived two days before the prediction and the packaging was relatively easy to open.
The air pump was a doddle to set up and thankfully the airline tubing, check valve, air stone and suction holders all arrived on the same day (please note that they must be bought separately). I have just immersed the air stone in my fish tank and the air supply is very very powerful (I have a 45l tank) and doesn't seem to be stressing the fish out.
The noise from the pump is minimal, contrary to all those people out there who are making it out to be almost deafening, which is isn't by far!!! And regardless of it being in my lounge, I can only make out a faint hum from about 10 metres away. This is because I made sure that the airline tubing and power cable weren't in contact with my cabine and that the air pump was housed on top of a sponge, to absorb the vibrations even more.
The pump also came with a control valve which allows you to stop air flow completely, allow it to run at its max or just to allow a few bubbles of air through (if it's too powerful for your tank)
Overall, a very good purchase and I'd recommend this pump over its similarly priced rivals as I'm sure it's going to last me a long time due to Tetra being one of the most popular and highly rated brands in the aquatics industry and the pump's vibrations aren't going to be annoying as you can hardly hear anything from a reasonable distance away.