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post #1 of 7 Old 03-02-2014, 09:16 PM Thread Starter
Is there a gentle air pump for 10 gallon tank?

Hi,

I bought the top fin air-1000 for my 10 gallon tank - seems to be the smallest they make, but it is way too powerful for my small tank, and is increasing the overall noise level of the tank - in essence it is making my nice relaxing tank, not relaxing.

Are there air-pumps that will more slowly or gently introduce bubbles into the tank?

Thanks!
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post #2 of 7 Old 03-02-2014, 09:49 PM
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here is the cheap fix. air control valves.
http://www.amazon.com/Jardin-Plastic-Aquarium-Control-6-Piece/dp/B008FM5QEA

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post #3 of 7 Old 03-03-2014, 01:09 AM
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If you get a gang valve you can use the spar airline to raise brine shrimp or do what will happen anyway, get another tank.
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post #4 of 7 Old 03-03-2014, 12:24 PM Thread Starter
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Hi. Thank you!

Will these do?
Grreat Choice® Airline Connector Kit - Air Pumps & Accessories - Fish - PetSmart

These won't damage the pump by putting too much resistance on the motor?

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post #5 of 7 Old 03-03-2014, 12:45 PM
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at most the diaphrams life will be shortened.if you are worried about it,get a small gang valve instead and bleed off some of the pressure by leaving a channel open.this way you can dial in the flow you want.this will be safer for your pump.

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post #6 of 7 Old 03-05-2014, 09:11 PM Thread Starter
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at most the diaphrams life will be shortened.if you are worried about it,get a small gang valve instead and bleed off some of the pressure by leaving a channel open.this way you can dial in the flow you want.this will be safer for your pump.
Hi.

Thanks for the advice. I got the airline control valve.

It works great!

Now I have a nice relaxing little bubble maker and the fish seem to have fun playing in it.

Thanks!
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post #7 of 7 Old 03-05-2014, 09:37 PM
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glad you are enjoying your tank.now it will actually be relaxing.

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