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Old 09-29-2004, 06:26 PM   #11
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I think they are ALL to loud but hey, thats just me.
I put a nice thick piece of carpet padding under mine to stop it from vibrating on the stand and that worked well.

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Old 10-03-2004, 12:19 AM   #12
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How about not having one?

Not sure how big your tank is, but I don't have an air pump for my 10 gallon. I just use the Aqua clear mini power filter which produces enough turbulence on the surface for O2. I've had fish in there for about 5 days now, and they don't look starved for air or anything. Acutally, most of them just hang out at the bottom.


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Here are pictures of my Tetratec pump, gang valve, and check valve, and how I used the fruit cup to suspend the check valve. In my case, if I keep the length of airline from the pump thru the check valve, to the gang valve, off the counter, then I have no buzz. The pictures are in my gallery.
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Old 10-17-2004, 02:02 PM   #14
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TankGirl said it all. a mouse pad is best, it will keep it in place while reducing vibration through it

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