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Old 06-23-2006, 09:51 PM   #1
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whast your favorite type air pump?

I just bought one of those luft 7.0 psi air pumps, the thing is insane when it comes to putting out large amounts of air, whats your favorite type of air pump?
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Old 06-23-2006, 11:51 PM   #2
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I love the new Whispers - VERY quiet and come in a variety of sizes / powers.
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Old 06-24-2006, 12:08 AM   #3
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Tetra all the way

I put a 100 gal. air pump to my 20 gal.

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IT WORKED
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Old 06-24-2006, 12:14 AM   #4
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my wisper isnt quite. it viabrates and make it sound really loud lol
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Old 06-24-2006, 01:11 AM   #5
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Is it the new Whisper, with the black rubber feet and the bent blue top ? Mine is so quiet I can't even hear it, and one is right behind my ear !
Try putting it on top of a sponge - that should cut the vibrations. Also make sure that its not touching anything - that will cause vibrations and noise also.
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Old 06-24-2006, 01:29 AM   #6
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I like the sponge idea, I have a noisy air pump that I'll try that with
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Old 06-24-2006, 10:26 AM   #7
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My Marineland Airmaster is the quietest one we have had. Completly silent. We had an Eheim a few months ago that only lasted a few days because it was so loud.
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My Marineland Airmaster is the quietest one we have had. Completly silent. We had an Eheim a few months ago that only lasted a few days because it was so loud.
What size/model is it? I'm going to need one for my new tank, and would like to get as close to silent as possible. My Rena 400 isn't anywhere near silent.
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Old 06-24-2006, 10:34 AM   #9
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It is the Airmaster 1000. I figured that since it was so cheap that it would be a poor product. Boy was I wrong. Especially when we spent quite a bit on the eheim just to have it be tossed in a matter of days.
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How do the Hagen pumps compare? I was going to get the Elite 801 since it's $5.29. I'm just looking for a single-outlet pump to run an 8" bubble wand in a 30 gal. hex tank.
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I dont have any, should I? i do over filter though with the fluvel, eg a 45gal with a fluval 405, is that okay or should i get a air pump?
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Old 06-24-2006, 12:19 PM   #12
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I want one too, but it has to be completely silent because of the frog.

How much was your marineland?
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I bought it for about $20 at the lfs. Big Al's is a heck of a lot cheaper ($7 online).
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yeah, but it says for a 15 gallon tank. Does it really matter??
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I really like my smaller whispers. the new stle with teh blue domed shape and black rubber feet. however the 100 I got for my 46g is a little noisey. It isn't touching anything, which I thought was causing the humm.. It could be the stand it is on or that is just so powerful it has to hum.. . Not loud, but enough to know it is there. My 20 is silent.
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I have it running on a 10 gal so you may want to increase the size for a larger tank.
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well I'm only going to have one tube on it. Water is water right?

hmmmmmmmm. They have lunar lights too. I've been wanting a couple of those.
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anyone had any problems with the luft 7.0 psi air pump? I see they sell a repair kit if you need it
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im incredibly disapointed with my penn-plax airtech 2k5, which has 2 air outlets, but one doesn't work, on top of that, an unmarked airator, for a 10 gal tank which only says p-130 still beats out more air than a newer plenn-plax for a 30 gal
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