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Kelly100 07-02-2012 12:37 PM

a quick question
 
I put one of those new LED Light Bubble Wall strips in a few days ago. I hooked the air tube to a "Whisper" Air Pump ( it works up to 40 gal.tanks, mine is a 29) It works great the bubbles are neat looking and the lights are beautiful !! So then I got a roman column looking decor that has a bubble stone. So when I connected that air tube to the "T" crossing thing, only one or the other seems to be putting out enough air to blow bubbles out of both. Do you think I might need another Air Pump ?
Thanks in advanced !!!
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marshallsea 07-02-2012 12:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Kelly100 (Post 1138302)
I put one of those new LED Light Bubble Wall strips in a few days ago. I hooked the air tube to a "Whisper" Air Pump ( it works up to 40 gal.tanks, mine is a 29) It works great the bubbles are neat looking and the lights are beautiful !! So then I got a roman column looking decor that has a bubble stone. So when I connected that air tube to the "T" crossing thing, only one or the other seems to be putting out enough air to blow bubbles out of both. Do you think I might need another Air Pump ?
Thanks in advanced !!!
I LOVE this place !!! I have learned more about fish and aquariums on here than ANY other place on the web !!! :-D

Try to restrict air flow a bit to the one that works and it will force air to the other. Find the balance and theyll both work. Saves you from spending cash.

marshallsea 07-02-2012 01:21 PM

And by restrict, I mean tie the hose in a simple knot and pull it tight until the other hose starts to flow.

Kelly100 07-02-2012 03:46 PM

oh, good idea. But, wont that block to much air to the other thing ?

marshallsea 07-02-2012 04:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Kelly100 (Post 1138584)
oh, good idea. But, wont that block to much air to the other thing ?

Tie the knot in the hose after the tee. You can play with the knot by tightening and loosening it until the air pressure is right for each individual air stone to push bubbles. Or your local pet store has something that you can run multiple air lines into and control each stone with a knob. About 7 bucks. I dont remember what its called.

Tomsk 07-02-2012 05:22 PM

Marshallsea is thinking of something like this:
5 Pcs Yellow Plastic Air Control Valve for Aquarium Fish Tank | eBay

This is a uk E-bay link but it gives you the idea.



Tomsk

marshallsea 07-02-2012 05:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tomsk (Post 1138732)
Marshallsea is thinking of something like this:
5 Pcs Yellow Plastic Air Control Valve for Aquarium Fish Tank | eBay

This is a uk E-bay link but it gives you the idea.



Tomsk

Yes, thank you.

Kelly100 07-02-2012 09:45 PM

I already have a "2 way Gang Valve" I think that's what it's called. I forgot to say that in the first post. It's got 2 small knobs and you can turn each for more air. When I turn both the knobs on to both the things only a tiny bit of bubbles comes out. And then I turn one of the knobs off, and alot of air comes on to just that one thing. It's never a nice amout of air for both things. I know this is confusing, I'm confusing my own self just typing it !!! hahahaa Maybe they do need a small air pump each ? Or maybe I have a defective gang valve ? Anyway, thanks for yall's responses.

marshallsea 07-02-2012 10:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Kelly100 (Post 1139051)
I already have a "2 way Gang Valve" I think that's what it's called. I forgot to say that in the first post. It's got 2 small knobs and you can turn each for more air. When I turn both the knobs on to both the things only a tiny bit of bubbles comes out. And then I turn one of the knobs off, and alot of air comes on to just that one thing. It's never a nice amout of air for both things. I know this is confusing, I'm confusing my own self just typing it !!! hahahaa Maybe they do need a small air pump each ? Or maybe I have a defective gang valve ? Anyway, thanks for yall's responses.

I see. Sounds like you need a bigger pump. I guess the air wall takes more air than I thought. Sorry.

Tazman 07-02-2012 10:39 PM

Provided that your filter breaks the surface of the water enough to give bubbles then you dont really need an extra air stone, they do help but the gas exchange is done with the water surface agitation.


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