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Re: [Killietalk] PVC air manifold vs. lots of airline tubing
In my previous fish-room I used an LPH 100, which is the next to largest
linear piston pump sold by Jehmco. That pump provided air for more than 120
tanks as well as to large airstones at the bottom of each of four 55 gallon
water storage tubs. The latter were at least 4 feet deep and if I opened up
the valves to each airstone completely I had so much air that the water
would appear to "boil". Even with all that I had so much spare capacity that
when the main manifold cracked three-quarters of the way around the piping
and the air was blowing out at an incredible rate, the pump simply adjusted
the output and maintained pressure to all the tanks and the tubs without
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> From: killietalk-bounces at aka_org [mailto:killietalk-bounces at aka_org]On
> Behalf Of Barry Cooper
> Sent: December 28, 2006 5:16 PM
> To: killifish discussion list
> Subject: Re: [Killietalk] PVC air manifold vs. lots of airline tubing
> I push water 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
> >> linear
> >> 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
> > http://www.killifish.f9.co.uk/Killifish/Killifish%20Website/Index.htm
> > 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.
> > Tim
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