Air Pumps: Rena vs. x brand
I recently purchased a Rena air pump from petsmart and I am not really happy with it! To my surprise, it seems rather loud for an air pump. I had a whisper many years ago and I remember it not being loud at all. After I plugged the Rena in, it seems like I can hear it in the next room buzzing away! The model I got is the 200 (I believe). It's for tanks that average 30 gallons.
However, I'm a little leary about this pump because they had 3 boxes at petsmart for this model. The first two were empty so I took the last one. I'm wondering if maybe somebody returned it for whatever reason and now I got stuck with it. Everything I read (including the box) says that it is next to silent! Does anybody have any experience with these pumps? Should I exchange it and purchase a pump that is 20 to 30 dollars cheaper!?!
Thanks in advance!