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MoneyMitch 09-19-2009 10:09 PM

Quiet air pump???
 
ok so im looking to add a bubble curtain to my tank and was wondering who makes the quietest pumps out there? Thanks Money

aunt kymmie 09-19-2009 10:55 PM

I think a bubble curtain could possibly take some of the attention away from the rock work. I really like the rock work and think that should be the focal point. JMHO

Tyyrlym 09-22-2009 11:47 AM

I can't speak to the quietest but I will say do not buy a Dolphin if you don't want some racket.

MoneyMitch 09-22-2009 01:33 PM

a guy at work was talking about something called a renna or something what do yall know about those?

gus6464 09-22-2009 04:49 PM

I just bought a Tetra Whisper yesterday and with it sitting on the carpet it is absolutely silent. With the AC and fan going in our bedroom you can't hear it. Just make sure you set it in the carpet though or use some sort of padding because any hard surface tends to make the vibrations too loud. The Rena air pumps are also extremely quiet as well so any of those two would work fine except I think the Rena is a bit quieter on hard surfaces.

MoneyMitch 09-22-2009 07:21 PM

cool thanks for the input

SinCrisis 09-23-2009 06:48 PM

i have a rena, they are the quietest pumps ive used. However, the whisper ones are also very nice.

Byron 09-24-2009 12:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by aunt kymmie (Post 245638)
I think a bubble curtain could possibly take some of the attention away from the rock work. I really like the rock work and think that should be the focal point. JMHO

True, and another thing are the plants. I'm assuming this is the tank with the sword and more plants to come...forget bubbles. They drive off the CO2 that the plants need. Water movement in a planted aquarium should be minimal, particularly with respect to surface agitation where the gas exchanges occur (oxygen, CO2, nitrogen). B.


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