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Air Pumps

3 years 8 months ago #35577 by mikeg2929
Replied by mikeg2929 on topic Air Pumps
I always bought my pumps from jehmco. Not only would he help me size them so I didnt need to waste a lot of time on forums or $, he always had the exact fittings.

The linear piston pumps are silent as a tomb. I would keep them for three years, never service them, and sell them to guys on the gcca for 1/2 to 2/3 my initial spend. That might seem expensive, but when I had 6 colonies of frontosa and petrochromis, it was cheap insurance.

Cutting corners on a pump never seemed like a good idea. to me. 15 years I never had an issue and I routinely was utilizing the full extent of the pumps capabilities.
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3 years 8 months ago #35574 by Cichlid Curator
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I purchased a medical grade air pump from a guy on GCCA once. Can't remember the exact brand, but I was really sorry I did. It worked great, but since it was several years old, I started to research replacement parts to have on hand in case of an emergency.

Be careful before you buy! Check out the cost for the replacement parts. Since these pumps are made for humans, not fish, the costs are astronomical! Plus I discovered that instead of just buying a small kit of replacement flappers, or whatnot --- you have to buy a kit that will cost MORE than the pump.

Hope this helps

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3 years 8 months ago #35551 by Iku1
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I saw on ebay many Medo pumps taken from medical equipment for very good price. On the internet I found that people use them for aquariums. Unfortunately on ebay I don't see their flow volume, only psi which is rather high (sometime even 14 psi). Do you have any knowledge/experience about them?
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3 years 10 months ago #35389 by TANK
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I use a Jehmco Model #LPH26 and run 30 drops with plenty of air left.
7/40s and 7/20s.

Tank

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3 years 10 months ago #35388 by chefjimmy
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while im at it, i also have a dolphin av-50. good pump, been running for 5 years or so. it is quiet, it has a hum, but nothing bothersome. my tanks are in the basement, and i only go down there to do fish stuff, so noise is somewhat ok.

it runs 18 sponges in 2 55's and 7 20's with decent air. rated at 50 liters.

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3 years 10 months ago #35387 by chefjimmy
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there is no compairson, this is quiet, i was very pleased, id say silent, because it cannot be heard over the bubbles in the room.

the av-60 is running 20 sponges in big tanks with a few lines bleeding off, there is a ton of bubbles coming from the 20

the medo-80 is running 38 sponges with some bleeding air off as well. not as much bubbles coming from the sponges, that is to be expected.

both pumps are around 80 liters.

i had a ecoplus comercial air 3. that thing was loud, buzzing all the way to it broke in a few months. in the defense of the ecoplus pumps, i was at a guys house a month ago, he had one it was buzzzing and hot, but nowhere near the buzz i had and mine got crazy hot. i should of known something was wrong. but the price is half i think $59.

i have a medo-80, very quite, lots of air and silent. ive been running it for 7 years now, im thinking about putting the av-100 on the shelf for a rainy day when something goes down.

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3 years 10 months ago #35386 by Iku1
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Could you compare noise between this and previous you had?

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3 years 10 months ago #35385 by chefjimmy
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i just hooked up a supreme av-60, by danner. im way impressed with the volume of air, it lists 5500 cubic inches, relates to 80 cubic liters, i think. it was $140, not sure if it was on sale, or how long the sale was. but i would buy another, and would up grade to the av-100 next time, for only $15 more dollars. its very quiet and has given me 4 full days of lots of air.

www.kensfish.com/aquarium-supplies/air-p...-ap-60-air-pump.html

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3 years 10 months ago #35368 by Mugwump
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""I didn't start this tread and I don't look for new pump (at least for now) ;) ""

LOL....ok, however. you were the one responding....;-)

later.....
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3 years 10 months ago #35367 by Iku1
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Mugwump wrote: Jehmco folks like John, have always been very helpful, and knowledgeable...


I didn't say anything wrong against John :(

Mugwump wrote: I don't see them using a ruse to make sales. It's likely excess pumps that just haven't sold out yet. ...but who knows?

Maybe, I just wrote that this sale goes for months now and for me looks like marketing trick.

Mugwump wrote: ....good luck with your search. Have you tried "Ken's" yet?....They're on 'sale' too....


I didn't start this tread and I don't look for new pump (at least for now) ;)

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