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Old 06-23-2006, 09:51 PM   #1
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whast your favorite type air pump?

I just bought one of those luft 7.0 psi air pumps, the thing is insane when it comes to putting out large amounts of air, whats your favorite type of air pump?
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Old 06-23-2006, 11:51 PM   #2
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I love the new Whispers - VERY quiet and come in a variety of sizes / powers.
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Old 06-24-2006, 12:08 AM   #3
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Tetra all the way

I put a 100 gal. air pump to my 20 gal.

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IT WORKED
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Old 06-24-2006, 12:14 AM   #4
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my wisper isnt quite. it viabrates and make it sound really loud lol
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Old 06-24-2006, 01:11 AM   #5
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Is it the new Whisper, with the black rubber feet and the bent blue top ? Mine is so quiet I can't even hear it, and one is right behind my ear !
Try putting it on top of a sponge - that should cut the vibrations. Also make sure that its not touching anything - that will cause vibrations and noise also.
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I like the sponge idea, I have a noisy air pump that I'll try that with
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Old 06-24-2006, 10:26 AM   #7
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My Marineland Airmaster is the quietest one we have had. Completly silent. We had an Eheim a few months ago that only lasted a few days because it was so loud.
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My Marineland Airmaster is the quietest one we have had. Completly silent. We had an Eheim a few months ago that only lasted a few days because it was so loud.
What size/model is it? I'm going to need one for my new tank, and would like to get as close to silent as possible. My Rena 400 isn't anywhere near silent.
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It is the Airmaster 1000. I figured that since it was so cheap that it would be a poor product. Boy was I wrong. Especially when we spent quite a bit on the eheim just to have it be tossed in a matter of days.
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How do the Hagen pumps compare? I was going to get the Elite 801 since it's $5.29. I'm just looking for a single-outlet pump to run an 8" bubble wand in a 30 gal. hex tank.
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