Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > General Aquarium Forums > General Hardware/Equipment Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 09-15-2011, 07:34 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 829
How to set up in airpump?

I'm embarrassed to ask but here it goes. How do I set up an air pump with just one outlet to allow me to put airstones in 2 tanks? The air pump came with a bunch of little plastic tubes and t-shaped thingies and I just want to know what the correct set up is?
__________________

__________________
gabysapha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2011, 07:49 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Aces11's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Huntley, IL
Posts: 976
You attach some air tube to the outlet on the pump then put one of the T-valves on to break it into 2 lines then you have one for each tank. If you want more than one stone per tank, just do the same things with the T-valves.
__________________

__________________
Aces11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2011, 07:53 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Aces11's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Huntley, IL
Posts: 976
Here's a pic of my pump with a T-valve. I have 2 outlets with only one stone so I did the opposite of you but it works the same way.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-1800278512.jpg
Views:	62
Size:	43.3 KB
ID:	51912  
__________________
Aces11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2011, 07:58 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 829
Oh ok thanks everyone! I'll try to work that out right now....

And thank you so much for the picture! Very thoughtful!

I always turn to you guys whenever I need help. It never fails
__________________
gabysapha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2011, 10:13 AM   #5
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Togliat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 145
Yes, there are some very thoughtful and experienced aquarists on these forums. I am learning a great deal here. The quality of information is superior to anything else I have found on the Internet.
__________________
Togliat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2011, 12:58 AM   #6
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Cumberland, MD
Posts: 2,444
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aces11 View Post
Here's a pic of my pump with a T-valve. I have 2 outlets with only one stone so I did the opposite of you but it works the same way.
Set up that way actually decreases the air flow compared to running both lines separately. You don't actually need an airstone on the end of the hose unless the bubbling noise is too loud/bothers you. Try running just one line directly and see how much difference there is compared running both lines into the tee. I tried the same thing with a larger air pump (Whisper AP 300) and then ran the lines separately to get more flow.
I usually do split each line into 2 tanks with a tee though, and use the single inline air valves to regulate/balance the air flow.
__________________

__________________
toddnbecka is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
set up

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
5g Betta tank - Airpump or not? goodeyesniper Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 8 07-05-2011 12:58 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:20 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.