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Diaphram pump set up

9 years 11 months ago #29247 by bloonguy
Replied by bloonguy on topic Diaphram pump set up
Thanks guys!
All very helpful input. Especially the phone call to  Kegger. ;D

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9 years 11 months ago #29238 by dragonkeeper
Replied by dragonkeeper on topic Diaphram pump set up
You will be fine with the big loop. Depending on the amount of outlets you use and the capacity of the pump you may have to bleed some air off.

Little advice: invest in some air stones. It will increase the amount of outlets you can use and will drastically quiet down the noise of bubbling water.

DragonKeeper
~Retired President~

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9 years 11 months ago #29236 by Peno
Replied by Peno on topic Diaphram pump set up
when i set up the air for my fishroom i bought a won brothers diaphram pump rated at 50lpm.  this pump was was good enough to power the sponge filters in all my tanks.  after i bought that pump i found out from some of my killifish friends that they were using used industrial medo linear piston pumps.  i decided to pick one up as a backup pump. went on ebay got three pumps for $30 two of the pumps put out 48lpm (ac0501) one much less (yes $30 thats not a typo). i decided to try the Medo AC0501 on the same system i had the won brothers pump on and the medo really increased the bubble output in each tank.  i had to turn it off because some of the tanks were overflowing.     

the only drawbacks for the industrail pumps is they make a little more noise than the medo models that are made with a hardcase, but the noise was still less than the won brothers pump.  which was really strange since the won pump was rated at 40db and the industrial medo was rated at 50db.  the medo was probably 50db when i turned it on without hooking it up to my air system.  it got very quiet when i hooked it up to the air system(the bubbling was all i heard).  the other drawback is i had to wire a plug for the pump which is about $7.

so if you buy a diaphram do a lot of research.  the good diaphram pumps usually cost as much as the new hardcase medo pumps.
 
Have a good one,
Peter

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9 years 11 months ago #29234 by Kegger22
Replied by Kegger22 on topic Diaphram pump set up
feel free to give me a call Bruce and come over to check out how I have mine set up

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9 years 11 months ago #29233 by bloonguy
I getting ready to switch over to a central air pump. My wallet has decided for me that I will be getting a big(80 L/min) diaphram rather than a linear piston.
My question is how to set it up. I had planned to run a pvc loop around the room and drop lines from that down to the tanks. However, I caught one little blurb, without much expaination, on a website that said diaphram pumps didn't work well with this type of set up. It said you should run lines from the tank all the way to the pump and use a manifold hooked up in a smaller "mini-loop."
I don't really like the idea of running that much tubing all over the room but if that works best I will.
Does anybody have any thoughts/experience with one setup vs. the other.
Thanks for your input!

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