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DWC Bubbler air pump question

in Hydroponics Sun Feb 23, 2014 6:32 am
by Tangerine Dream | 40 Posts | 154 Points

Hi all,

im after an air pump and it needs to be able to pump alot of bubbles for a 20L bucket the key thing is it need to be very very lose noise. Has anyone got any advice on ones they have used? The one i was thinking of trying was the Tetra air pump APS 150 as its advertised as a silent pump and is good for a 80L-150L tank


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RE: DWC Bubbler air pump question

in Hydroponics Sun Feb 23, 2014 2:04 pm
by bbr751 | 424 Posts | 1841 Points

i use one that is made for 56-113 liter tank. it works fine.not sure what brand mine is, but i think the tetra would be fine
best of luck


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RE: DWC Bubbler air pump question

in Hydroponics Sun Feb 23, 2014 2:55 pm
by 4u2sm0ke • Marijuana is good | 2.328 Posts | 10544 Points

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Elemental-O2-Com...=item20db042515
Heres the one I just Got...I bubble 6 5 gallon buckets 24/7....Boils the water Great...just have to have the water low enough it dont Boil out

Hope this helps




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RE: DWC Bubbler air pump question

in Hydroponics Sun Feb 23, 2014 2:57 pm
by 4u2sm0ke • Marijuana is good | 2.328 Posts | 10544 Points

I was burning through the fish tank pumps as well as the smaller pumps




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RE: DWC Bubbler air pump question

in Hydroponics Sun Feb 23, 2014 3:31 pm
by MR1 | 703 Posts | 2417 Points

Tangerine, That pump would only be able to aerate a 5 gal max., 4u has a good one, personally I would not go below 6w, 4L/min.

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RE: DWC Bubbler air pump question

in Hydroponics Sun Feb 23, 2014 3:51 pm
by MR1 | 703 Posts | 2417 Points

One more thing watch the airstone video again , you can hear how loud both types of pumps are. The eco air is the one I have bubbling the bucket in the thread. The pump I am using in the cups is about the same size pump you listed.


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RE: DWC Bubbler air pump question

in Hydroponics Sun Feb 23, 2014 3:57 pm
by Justa420Friend | 633 Posts | 2284 Points

here's what I'm using

Hydrofarm AAPA15L 6-Watt 15-LPM Active Aqua Air Pump with 4 Outlets <--- Amazon link


it says: •Super silent with multi-level muffler

IMO its in NO WAY "silent" or "Super silent" .... I've never heard a "commercial" unit but if its louder than this, I think I'd need noise suppression of some sort.


EDIT:
going back to listen to the video clip


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RE: DWC Bubbler air pump question

in Hydroponics Sun Feb 23, 2014 4:12 pm
by Justa420Friend | 633 Posts | 2284 Points





wholly schmitt... ok, I guess mine is silent, compared to THAT!

I couldn't run a commercial unit, that's crazy loud!


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RE: DWC Bubbler air pump question

in Hydroponics Sun Feb 23, 2014 4:30 pm
by MR1 | 703 Posts | 2417 Points

Thanks man, something wrong with my computer,I could not get video to show.

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RE: DWC Bubbler air pump question

in Hydroponics Sun Feb 23, 2014 5:02 pm
by Tangerine Dream | 40 Posts | 154 Points

The eco air has a good volume to it sadly i cant find them in the uk

Thanks for all the reply and help guys

Tangerine Dream


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RE: DWC Bubbler air pump question

in Hydroponics Sun Feb 23, 2014 5:43 pm
by MR1 | 703 Posts | 2417 Points
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RE: DWC Bubbler air pump question

in Hydroponics Sun Feb 23, 2014 6:17 pm
by Tangerine Dream | 40 Posts | 154 Points

Hey MR1 thanks for the reply ye i use ebay uk so they want like £25 just for postage when i order from states so it makes it not viable

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RE: DWC Bubbler air pump question

in Hydroponics Mon Feb 24, 2014 2:21 pm
by 4u2sm0ke • Marijuana is good | 2.328 Posts | 10544 Points

the ones I was burning up was in that video....the one I have now is more silent and can be placed in a make shift box if it is still too loud....Mine now dont sound any higher than those fish tank pumps....which IMO..are crap...been through way too many to count...and I was spending close to 75 dollars for the 100 gallon ones.....I will also add that some the noise I hear is from the stones on the bottom of the bucket...try and suspend the stone just a tad..Best of Luck....I have a Video day coming up and will see how loud this pump is on video....you can also hang these as I also see where the can Vibrate noise if next to say a wall




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