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Old 02-15-2014, 11:17 PM   #1
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quiet air pump ?????

I'm looking for some feedback on a quiet air pump for my aquarium. I have a 55 gallon tank but I only need an air pump for one or two air stones. I have a Rena 200 right now and it's driving me crazy with vibration noise. I had a Rena 200 years ago and it seemed to be very quiet. I started off with a Rena 300, way too noisy for me so I got a 200 and it's quieter than the 300 but has a terrible vibration noise to it. I have it sitting on 3 pieces of cut out carpet and have read where to put black electrical tape around it. okay so I did that and also have 2 rubber bands around it but still drives me nuts. When I pick it up and squeeze it tight, it's very quiet but once I release it forget it. I don't want to keep soaking money into these air pumps so thought this is the best place to get some reviews and opinions. Thanks!
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Is the air free- flowing? I ask as I have had the air pipes bent and it seemed louder.
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Thanks for the reply. Yes I have checked all the tubing and everything seems good and nothing is bent.
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Hello jow...

If you don't mind me asking, what's the purpose of the air stone?

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I just have the airstone for some air for the fish and decoration. Thanks!
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Old 02-18-2014, 02:12 PM   #6
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I just have the airstone for some air for the fish and decoration. Thanks!
Hello again jow...

The small bubbles from the airstone don't provide much oxygen because they don't create a lot of water movement on the surface. If you have a power filter with a gph (gallon per hour) rating of at least 4 times the volume of the tank in gallons, your tank will have sufficient oxygen for the fish. If you like the bubble effect, then use one airstone. There's not a really practical use for an airstone. You could save your money and buy something more fuctional, like plants or more fish.

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Thanks for the info. I do have a few plants and will check out the gph on my filter. Thanks again!
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