Aqua One Air Pump: The Low Wattage, Quiet Solution for Aquariums and Aquaponics

Aqua One Air Pumps are versatile and reliable small air compressors designed for use in aquariums, aquaponics, hydroponics, and deep water culture systems. These low wattage, quiet air pumps offer various speed settings, allowing you to maintain optimal water conditions for your fish and plants.

Features and Benefits

  • Wide range of applications: Suitable for aquariums, aquaponics, hydroponics, and deep water culture systems.
  • Dual-speed control on smaller models: Choose between high or low settings depending on your requirements and power consumption.
  • Variable speed control on SR 12000 model: Precisely control the air flow using the adjustable control knob for optimal system performance.
  • Low wattage for energy efficiency: Save on your energy bills while maintaining a healthy environment for your aquatic life.
  • Quiet operation: Keep noise to a minimum for a peaceful and serene atmosphere around your tank or cultivation system.

How to Use

  1. Ensure you have selected the appropriate Aqua One Air Pump model for your system capacity and desired airflow rate. The 9500 or 12000 model is recommended for an aquaponics setup with 500L of water and up to 40 small fish (5 - 10 fully grown fish).
  2. Position the air pump above water level, either by mounting it horizontally on the side of your tank or placing it on a stable surface.
  3. Connect the air pump to the air tubing, ensuring a tight and secure connection to prevent air leaks.
  4. Attach the other end of the air tubing to an air stone or diffuser and place it within your aquarium or cultivation system, adjusting the depth as needed.
  5. Set the speed to your desired level, high or low on smaller models, or use the variable speed control knob on the SR 12000 model.
  6. Plug the air pump into a power outlet and monitor the airflow and noise levels to ensure optimal performance and minimal disturbance.

Aqua Gardening Suggests These are Best For

Aqua One Air Pumps are an excellent choice for aquarium hobbyists, aquaponics system enthusiasts, hydroponic growers, and deep water culture practitioners who require a reliable, energy-efficient, and quiet air pump to maintain a healthy and vibrant aquatic environment.

Notes from Aqua Gardening

  • Diaphragms are a consumable part of all air pumps and are not covered under warranty. The harder the air pump works, the more likely the diaphragms will fail. Check our website for replacement diaphragms when necessary.

Aqua One Air Pump Specifications

Model SR 2500 SR 9500 SR 12000
Max Flow Rate (L/hr) 160 400 800
Pressure (kPa) 19 20 19
Power Usage (Watts) 2.5 5.2 9.4
Voltage (Volts AC) 240 240 240
Air Outlets 1 2 4
Air Outlet Size (mm) 4 4 4


What are Aqua One Air Pumps primarily designed for?

Aqua One Air Pumps are primarily designed for aquariums, but they can also be used in aquaponics, hydroponics, and deep water culture systems.

How do I know which Aqua One Air Pump model is suitable for my aquaponics system?

As a guide, you can use the 9500 model or 12000 model for an aquaponics system with 500L of water and 40 small fish (or 5-10 full-grown fish).

Do all Aqua One Air Pump models have speed control options?

While the smaller models come equipped with a dual-speed control feature (high or low), the SR 12000 model features a variable speed control knob to fine-tune the air flow according to your needs.

Can I expect the diaphragms in my Aqua One Air Pump to last throughout its lifespan?

Diaphragms in air pumps are considered consumable parts and are not covered under warranty. The harder the air pump works, the more likely the diaphragms will fail. You can find replacement diaphragms on the Aqua Gardening website.

What can I do to maximise the lifespan and performance of my Aqua One Air Pump?

To maintain optimal performance, routinely check the diaphragms and replace them if necessary. This will help maintain the air pump's efficiency and prolong its lifespan.

Are Aqua One Air Pumps energy-efficient?

Yes, Aqua One Air Pumps are designed with low wattage, making them energy-efficient and cost-effective for long-term use.

How noisy are Aqua One Air Pumps during operation?

Aqua One Air Pumps are known for their quiet operation, making them a great choice for noise-sensitive environments such as home aquariums and living spaces.

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