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Central air pump question

12 years 5 months ago #3809 by Tolak
Replied by Tolak on topic Central air pump question
  I've been running an Alita AL60 for the past few years, the prices on these are a little better than Jehmco.  I like to run a combination of sponges with a lower air flow, and box filters with floss with a higher air flow.  The floss catches more debris, and it's easier to maintain box filters, just switch out the floss.  Angels Plus has good prices on the pumps, & Steve stands behind what he sells.

  As was stated, buy a pump larger than what you need, fishrooms tend to grow, mine has doubled since I bought my pump.

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12 years 5 months ago #3799 by rm-slover
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depending on the size of airpump you may not pull enough air through the sponge. try instead of running to the bullseye and out the back side again, but instead add an airstone to the airline and run that past the bullseye thing, putting the airstone directly on the airline off the air pump. also, this will not be a perfect filtration solution no matter the type of filtration you will almost always have stuff on the bottom of the tank.

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12 years 5 months ago #3798 by dgarnier
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Well I must have gotten a dude sponge filter then.  I got one for my a 5 gallon tank that has some lab fry, but I ran into a deal on a few small peacocks so there in there till I can get a better set up for them.  After 2 days I can see quite a bit of poop on the bottom of the tank.  I have the air line going doen the tube to the "Bullseye"  So I then put a peice of air line on the bottm side to move the bubbles down to the bottom?

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12 years 5 months ago #3794 by dragonkeeper

except for #3, I think its mechanical and biological, unless my fish are doin chemicals now :D


Chemical....Biological..... Same thing in this context.

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12 years 5 months ago #3793 by Kegger22
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that about sums it up.  i couldnt have said it better myself.


except for #3, I think its mechanical and biological, unless my fish are doin chemicals now :D

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12 years 5 months ago #3792 by
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that about sums it up.  i couldnt have said it better myself.

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12 years 5 months ago #3791 by dragonkeeper
1. They are easy to maintain.
2. They are cheap. You can find them for a couple of bucks or you can make your own.
3. Highly effective at tank filtration. Both mechanical and chemical.
4. Cost effective to operate 20+ sponges vs. 10+ powered filters.

I'm sure that there are more reasons I just can't think of any right now.

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12 years 5 months ago #3790 by dgarnier
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I know this is getting a bit off topic, but why do people that have fish rooms seem to always use sponge filters?

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12 years 5 months ago #3788 by goat585
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I love my Jehmco linear piston air pump.  Best thing I bought for my fishroom.

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12 years 6 months ago #3363 by Kegger22
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The smallest linear piston pump jehmco sells will work those tanks great with air to spare.  Always buy a little bigger - you can bleed off the air.

Mike


thats exactly what I would say, we all know fishrooms have a tendancy of growing, no sense in buying something just big enough when you know eventually you would have to buy something bigger to handle the additions

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