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Juggernaut122 03-02-2014 10:16 PM

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!
Juggernaut

sandybottom 03-02-2014 10:49 PM

here is the cheap fix. air control valves.

henningc 03-03-2014 02:09 AM

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.

Juggernaut122 03-03-2014 01:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sandybottom (Post 4031034)

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?

Thanks!

sandybottom 03-03-2014 01:45 PM

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.

Juggernaut122 03-05-2014 10:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sandybottom (Post 4034729)
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!
Juggernaut

sandybottom 03-05-2014 10:37 PM

glad you are enjoying your tank.now it will actually be relaxing.


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