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Re: [Killietalk] PVC air manifold vs. lots of airline tubing
Actually the linear pump would be much better, as the dual piston pump would
only provide enough air for those 18 tanks, but since all my tanks were not
in one room it worked out. If I was setting up a fish room, a linear pump
with manifolds would be my first choice.
Although electricity is currently .136/kwh it gows up in the summer so if
you take that into account with the smaller pumps that would be replaced, it
would pay for itself much quicker. At one time I had 2 piston (one dual and
one single) and 6 large vibrator pumps going at one time that could all
probably be replaced by that one linear pump.
>From: "Bill Shenefelt" <william_shenefelt at verizon.net>
>Reply-To: killifish discussion list <killietalk at aka_org>
>To: "killifish discussion list" <killietalk at aka_org>
>Subject: Re: [Killietalk] PVC air manifold vs. lots of airline tubing
>Date: Thu, 28 Dec 2006 19:11:51 -0500
>The smallest Jehemco linear is $189 and consumes 32 watts. Your double
>piston is 75 watts. (not sure of its volumetric output versus the linear
>though. For 43 watts (at 16 cents a KWH) to cost $189 it will take 3 or 4
>years Figure a kilowatt hour a day saved. Much nicer pump though.
>Almost inaudible. Operational costs for the linears is about half of other
>pumps of similar capacity. Other than operational cost, the biggest
>difference between a piston and a blower for bigger fishrooms is the
>forgiveness for overdrawing air. A piston pump is a unit that tries to
>a volume. Once you reach that volume, the pressure dies quickly with each
>additional outlet. A blower has a gradual decline in pressure as you
>increase the number of outlets past its maximum anticipated load. If you
>know for sure the maximum number of outlets, a linear is great. If you
>expanding after you buy it, you may need to add another in short order.
>Moral is : Buy one a lot bigger than you need if you go linear and ever
>anticipate expanding the fishroom.
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