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Re: [Killietalk] PVC air manifold vs. lots of airline tubing - correction
I push AIR to the bottom of my 60" deep storage tank with one of those
LP pumps. You should be able to go deeper than 2'.
Any other comments on how deep you can go with one of these pumps?
Barry J. Cooper
Sweet Home, OR 97386
Tim Addis wrote:
>> The electricity it uses is not free and in a year or so will pay for a
>> piston pump.
> I bought a Linear Piston pump off Jehmco about a year ago. It was the
> biggest they do. They gave me some help in providing a transformer for our
> 240v supply in the UK. It has been powering my 20' fish house with 3 stands
> with as much air as I can cope with. I've been messin' with guppies &
> genetics for a while. These guys need high air volume to turn the water
> around to exchange gases at the waters surface.
> One drawback is depth of water. My 2' deep vats on the floor cannot quite
> make it so I bring the airline up to 18" & it throws out loads of air. I
> think I have found the maximum it can throw out. Obviously a 10" deep tank
> with loads of surface area is the way to go. Another advantage of the pump
> is the heat it throws out thru the air pipes. These get very hot near the
> pump & help heat tanks on the floor.
> If you look at the West African site
> you will see links to building my fish house to see the size of it. I use 1"
> pipes over all the tanks like a blower system & push Algarde starter valves
> into a tight hole over each tank. Just cut the part which sticks it to a
> surface off & you get a great valve which doesn't blow out. I've used this
> system for years in many commercial sites.
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