Quiet air pump?????

Discussion in 'Hydroponics / Aeroponics' started by powerisknowlege, Mar 10, 2009.

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    powerisknowlege

    powerisknowlege Well-Known Member

    What is the quietest air pump out? I want it to be silent if that is possible. I had a stealth grow till I turned on my air pump. My tank is 20 gallons. Thanks.
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    tom__420

    tom__420 Well-Known Member

    Most air pumps don't make much noise at all dude, I'm guessing that the bubbles breaking the surface is what is causing all the noise. I use two pumps on my 3 gallon rez and I can't hear the pumps at all only splashing water. I would suggest putting your pump on a sponge or something that will dampen the vibration made by the pump. Good luck
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    1982grower

    1982grower Well-Known Member

    there is 1 at petsmart that is very powerful and quiet. i have it on my setup but cant view it easily or remember the brand. Its smooth egg looking. a little bigger than your average pump and dead silent almost. its 70 canadian and cheaper in us dollars. I'll find the brand. i'll be right back
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    powerisknowlege

    powerisknowlege Well-Known Member

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    1982grower

    1982grower Well-Known Member

    If you have an aquarium fish tank a Rena Air pump can provide additional aeration and filtration which will reduce your aquarium maintenance. The innovative use of the expansion chambers, curved casing and tight fitting base makes the Rena Air the quietest air pump yet. All Rena Air range products have noise suppression chambers, long-lasting diaphragm and unique precision locking base. Air pumps can be used with an under-gravel filter system for increased biological filtration, general aeration and gas exchange and to power underwater ornaments or bubble displays for added enjoyment of your home aquarium. UL and CUL approved.
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    ModelAquarium
    CapacityAirflow
    OutletsMax. psi5010 Gallons12 psi10010-20 Gallons12.2 psi20020-45 Gallons13 psi30045-80 Gallons14.5 psi400Up to 150 Gallons24.5 psi


    Get the big 1

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    powerisknowlege

    powerisknowlege Well-Known Member

    is it best to get the big one even if say i purchase a ten gallon tank
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    tom__420

    tom__420 Well-Known Member

    The bigger the pump the better. I would look for one that is three or four times bigger than your rez. Also look for one with a dual outlet, you won't be disappointed
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    1982grower

    1982grower Well-Known Member

    yah cause youll be covered that way. don't skimp man. i used to and spent more money redoing. your roots can get huge in a small container. 10 gallon right here. these are my 2 foot tall hempstar roots. the roots are 3 feet long. with a little yield like these 3 plants don't sweat the extra 40 bucks. just get it. you'll buy 20 pumps with the weed. good luck man
    29 days into flower

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    1982grower

    1982grower Well-Known Member

    These have dual port. forgot to mention. good point. don't know how i forgot as mine is running to setups at once
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    powerisknowlege

    powerisknowlege Well-Known Member

    how far should I spread my pots out once I cut my holes for the top
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    1982grower

    1982grower Well-Known Member

    however you intend to grow. i place the 5 inch pesh pots 1 1/2 inches apart because i grow sog and don't want side branches. depends on how many you want in there. i stick 16 pplants into 2 x 4.
    heres a few of the plants. they wont all fit in the pic. 1 pic is old so you can see the spacing. its 2 weeks ago the old 1. the others are 12 hours old

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