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 Post subject: AC/DC Air pumps
PostPosted: Sep 20th, '11, 22:29 
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Hi. Can anyone please help with some information on air pumps. I would like to know if anyone can recommend an air pump and also whether it is possible to buy airpumps that have battery backup, AC/DC air pumps.

Is there a general rule of thumb as to how many Lpm of air should be running through a 1000L fishtank. I am currently running the water from the growbed back to the fishtank which creates a certain amount of air in the water, but want to add more to be sure there is enough.

Any help or pump recommendations would be welcome.
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 Post subject: Re: AC/DC Air pumps
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I dont know the lpm, but Aquotix in Canningvale sell AC airpumps with battery backup built in.


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A few of the regulars in this forum recommend the O2 Plus, but would the 4000 model (which puts out 2100L/hr) be too large for a 1000L tank?


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No such thing as too much air.

I tend to size my aerators to suit the amount of water pumping I do.

4000lph water pump, gets a 4000 lph air pump.

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PostPosted: Oct 2nd, '11, 10:13 
Yep... my 6000L trout tank...gets 6000Lph of air...


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If you have a system in a backyard environment where you want to enjoy it and see your fish, you do not need a huge air pump. All our systems here had very good DO levels just from splashing water and very small air pumps (350L/h).

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