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Fishin Pole 05-14-2009 09:21 AM

air pump for multiple tanks
 
So i have been setting up a bunch of 10 gallon tanks to breed shrimp and dwarf crayfish and i have gone with sponge filters for all the tanks.........What i need to know how powerful of an air pump do i need to power 6 sponge filters?........Is there a certain PSI i need to look for when buying an air pump for multiple tanks........Has anyone setup multple tanks for breeding before with this kind of setup?.........All advice and comments are welcomed

Busgod 05-18-2009 09:06 PM

I would get a air pump for a 100 gal tank they usaly have two out put points then seperate them in to three on one port and three on the next port as long as you use control valves on each port tou should be able to regulate the air flow to each tank.

nixer 05-22-2009 10:15 AM

the cheapest i have found was a petco brand pump.
i have one with 4 outputs but the pressure cannot be adjusted individually. if i remember right it was good for 212 gallons. cost 25$ and its not real loud either

Lupin 05-25-2009 06:01 AM

The ports are entirely unreliable. I have tried this and the air flow goes in one direction and weakens in another thus the air flow does not balance in all 2-3 ports. I had to rely on one output per tank instead. Have three airpumps running distributively over about six tanks.


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