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Old 11-01-2005, 10:53 PM   #1
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im quite a noob since ive only had an Aquarium for about 1/2 a year and i only got an Air Pump recently, so i was just wondering if regulating the air pressure using an air valve (cutting down the pressure) would cause the Pump to stress and burn out or die? thanks!
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Old 11-02-2005, 09:53 PM   #2
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Restricting the air pump output can shorten it's life. If you got a cheap air pump, you might not care so much, but if you got a nice one, find a use for the extra air in a diffrent location in the tank. You can use Ts and valves to divert flow between two outputs.
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thanks alot for the quick reply. what i did was i just got a T spliter and i split the connection into 2 (ong going into the Tank and one sitting outside) so when i want to restrict the amount of air going into the Tank i just let the air escape to the one sitting outside. So that way it wont stress the Pump. Thanks once again
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