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Old 12-30-2003, 01:52 AM   #1
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What size Air Pump and Powerhead?

I'm planning on building an Air Driver Counter Current skimmer for a 30 gal. aquarium. What size air pump and powerhead should I buy to get the right amount of air and water into the skimmer?


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There's no way anyone can tell you exactly what size PH or air pump you'll need. There is a way to figure that based on the size of the skimmer, but I'm afraid it's over my head. What I would do is get the best pump I could afford...preferably one that has a rheostat so you can adjust the output. The Luft pump comes to mind if they still make it. I'd probably go with either a Maxi Jet 900 or 1200 and plan on using a valve to control the flow. It really depends on what size the skimmer is.
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