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Old 05-07-2011, 11:29 AM   #11
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Old 05-07-2011, 11:40 AM   #12
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I use an alita al-60. It's completely silent, the only noise is the air that comes out of the end of the pvc tube.
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Old 05-07-2011, 11:42 AM   #13
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Glad to help. Here's a list of common acronyms, but a lot I like to use are missing (from what I can tell anyways).

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Old 05-07-2011, 11:51 AM   #14
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I use an alita al-60. It's completely silent, the only noise is the air that comes out of the end of the pvc tube.
How many outputs does the al-60 have?

And thanks for the link Mr. Limpet.....most useful!

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Old 05-07-2011, 11:54 AM   #15
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How many outputs does the al-60 have?

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It should say on the link I posted with the suggestion, but they have a lot of models to choose from so you may want one with a higher/lower rating.
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I have used the largest JW fusion too, not quite as much air as the largest Azoo.

The best thing would be an air pump with a built in battery back up. They are not cheap, but will keep pumping when the power goes out, which could save the whole tank. Azoo makes one.
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Old 05-07-2011, 12:22 PM   #17
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It should say on the link I posted with the suggestion, but they have a lot of models to choose from so you may want one with a higher/lower rating.
Mr. Limpet,
It looks like the biggest Fusion pump is the 700 rated for 110 gallons. I found it for $16.95 online.......The price is definately right!

Fishguy2727,
Thanks for the info on the Fusion & Azoo pumps.

And I'm a tightwad (lol).....Can't see paying that much for a battery powered pump that I might only need once or twice a year.
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It is expensive, but since it runs all the time and can stay on in a power outage, it could make the difference between fish making it during a power outage and all of them dying. It is a good option if it is worth the money to you.
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It is expensive, but since it runs all the time and can stay on in a power outage, it could make the difference between fish making it during a power outage and all of them dying. It is a good option if it is worth the money to you.
Nope....I guess I'd rather spend my money on other supplies. I can always siphon the tank water and pour back into the aquarium (repeatedly) to oxygenate & offgas the water....Haven't had to do this yet but that's my plan in case of a lengthy power outage (knocking on wood).

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I have 2 top fin 8000's. They are about $25 and have 4 outputs that are adjustable with a dial on the top. I am very happy with them.
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