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PostSubject: air pumps to buy or not to buy   Mon Oct 18, 2010 12:08 pm

hi guys im in the process of setting up my tanks and need a good air pump, i was looking at this one http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=360288957190&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT any thoughts would be great..
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PostSubject: Re: air pumps to buy or not to buy   Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:19 pm

can anyone recomend a cheapish pump then?
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PostSubject: Re: air pumps to buy or not to buy   Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:52 pm

Those piston ones are good Smile

I have one of the 50l/min ones and it cost me $50 from a shop. Had it for about a year and had no complaints. Mine runs 6 sponge filters at a really good rate.

they are a bit noisy though, best for a fish room not a living room tank.

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PostSubject: Re: air pumps to buy or not to buy   Wed Oct 20, 2010 4:20 pm

I agree with Doug, it looks like it might be a bit noisy for a living area.

I have a big sponge filter running off of regular Aqua AP2 http://www.seapets.co.uk/products/aquarium-supplies/fish-tank-equipment/aquarium-air-pumps/air-volution-and-aqua-air-pumps/aqua-air-ap2-pump-interpet.html

It's a good powerful tool for my 30 gallon (i use to run an air feature off it too with no problem) the highlight of it (to me) is that it has very soft rubber feet so is completely silent. The only sound is the bubles breaking the surface water in the tank..

I also have a fluval u3 filter that has a venturi setting depending on what the purpose would be.
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PostSubject: Re: air pumps to buy or not to buy   Wed Oct 20, 2010 7:43 pm

i think i wil give it ago its alot cheaper than the kockney koi one in my lfs
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PostSubject: Re: air pumps to buy or not to buy   Thu Oct 21, 2010 1:28 am

be sure to let us know how it goes Smile

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