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Old 12-10-2012, 11:48 AM   #1
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Best Air Pump?

Hello everyone, I am about to get a 80 gallon freshwater aquarium, and I was just wondering what is the best brand/model of air pumps?

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Depends what it is for and how quiet you would like it. I found it works better with the shortest hoses possible and the pump on the top/ back of the tank, maybe a shelf. I use RENA(fairly quiet), but get bigger than you think because with the large tank you will need it.
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It is for a 10 inch air stone, I really prefer durability than sound.
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Well, my lessons are the following, Make sure it is soaked when you install, but not algae covered, but soaked for a few days is good. I like fine bubbles vs, large so a valve to slowly add flow I recommend as well. A RENA 300 should do it, but again leaving it at the top of the tank. My Rena is 10+ years old. Olny cleaning or changing the air filter is all I have done and a bit of oiling, maybe twice.
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