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Hi all,

I am in the process of adding a UPS to my fish room, and I am looking for a good air pump that will be able to run 7 tanks in there. I have looked in the usual places (eBay/sponsors) and there are a few different options. The electomagnetic piston driven ones seem powerful for a relatively small wattage, but I don't know how good they are or if the rate is adjustible.

Any recommendations guys on brands/type of airpumps that are reliable and have sufficent capacity to run my tanks. Only 3 of the tanks have air driven (side drop) filters, the rest are just going to have airstones to keep some surface agitation going in the event of a power failure...

cheers

Shane

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Hi all,

I am in the process of adding a UPS to my fish room, and I am looking for a good air pump that will be able to run 7 tanks in there. I have looked in the usual places (eBay/sponsors) and there are a few different options. The electomagnetic piston driven ones seem powerful for a relatively small wattage, but I don't know how good they are or if the rate is adjustible.

Any recommendations guys on brands/type of airpumps that are reliable and have sufficent capacity to run my tanks. Only 3 of the tanks have air driven (side drop) filters, the rest are just going to have airstones to keep some surface agitation going in the event of a power failure...

cheers

Shane

Hi Shane

When I did my research for my airpump. I was told that the EM piston ones are noisy. Even the resun LP40 that i have now has a bit of noise but once you get used to it, not noticeable. HiBlow is a reliable brand. Aline uses them for her tanks. My LP40 has 12 outlets and currently runs 6airstones in my air driven filter, 1 airstone corner filter x2, 3 other airstones by itself in frysavers. Pressure is excellent. I use control tap valve to adjust the air pressure for each airstone.

I think a friend of mine uses the Resun LP60 (or maybe LP100) to run 2x6ft tank side drop filters, 1x4ft tank (which is my tank now), a couple of airdriven filters for each 2ft grow out tanks x4.

HTH

Eric

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Hi all,

I am in the process of adding a UPS to my fish room, and I am looking for a good air pump that will be able to run 7 tanks in there. I have looked in the usual places (eBay/sponsors) and there are a few different options. The electomagnetic piston driven ones seem powerful for a relatively small wattage, but I don't know how good they are or if the rate is adjustible.

Any recommendations guys on brands/type of airpumps that are reliable and have sufficent capacity to run my tanks. Only 3 of the tanks have air driven (side drop) filters, the rest are just going to have airstones to keep some surface agitation going in the event of a power failure...

cheers

Shane

Hi Shane

When I did my research for my airpump. I was told that the EM piston ones are noisy. Even the resun LP40 that i have now has a bit of noise but once you get used to it, not noticeable. HiBlow is a reliable brand. Aline uses them for her tanks. My LP40 has 12 outlets and currently runs 6airstones in my air driven filter, 1 airstone corner filter x2, 3 other airstones by itself in frysavers. Pressure is excellent. I use control tap valve to adjust the air pressure for each airstone.

I think a friend of mine uses the Resun LP60 (or maybe LP100) to run 2x6ft tank side drop filters, 1x4ft tank (which is my tank now), a couple of airdriven filters for each 2ft grow out tanks x4.

HTH

Eric

thx Eric,

I have ordered the LP40..

cheers

shane

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hi Shane

if you are thinking of any additional tanks in the near future, consider upgrading to an LP60. just to have that extra in reserve.

they're a good pump, can be a little noisy untill you get used to them. i run an LP100 and a Hi Blow100

[2 separate systems]. be smart and get a repair kit for it as well,----- you know when equipment chooses to fail eh?

cheers; Colin

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