Originally Posted by mistersprinkles
In that case you can remove the airpump if it gets too annoying.
The fish don't enjoy the bubble show. It's just for you.
I completely agree. I'm still struggling to understand how it could be so noisy. The water should act as a insulter to the vibration. If it's so noisy that you hear it from 8' from the tank, I would seriously consider removing it. Imagine what it feels like for your fish, you might be stressing them unnecessarily.
If you like those kind of set-ups, maybe you could run the light without the air??. Run you own airline into it from an external pump. The pump you have maybe, with respect, a cheap pump or faulty....