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Old 12-25-2011, 04:57 AM   #1
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General Question About Air Pumps?

Hey so I noticed there are airpumps for different sizes of aquariums. What happens if I get a 10G air pump for a 30 gallon tank?

Also, if I keep it on all day will it take up a ton of energy?
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they use very little energy, but if you don't keep it on all day, you'll be buying fish on a regular basis.
more water volume requires a bigger pump to be able to aerate it.
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The deeper it has to push the air the more power it needs. You can run a small pump on a large system if air line doesn't run very deep. As with heaters the next size larger is always better IMO.
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Not sure if this helps but this is what I do. Again this is just me.

I run 2 Rena 300's on my 75g. I'm running 1 12" air wand and 1 4" round air stone I leave them on all the time. I just go with what the manufacturer says for like the 300 is for up to 75 gallons and that's what I have. To me anyway it's not like a heater where I would go +1 or a filter where I would go +2 or sometimes more depending on your stock and size tank.

http://www.thatpetplace.com/pet/grou...a_300_air_pump
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Just be sure to use a check valve, if your power goes out you will be glad you had one in
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Old 12-25-2011, 04:09 PM   #6
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Just be sure to use a check valve, if your power goes out you will be glsd you had one in
x2.... Use a check valve.

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