- Energy Efficient
- Nearly Maintenance Free
This style of air pump is what I use to run my personal fish room as well as the retail store. Dean, Randy, and Zenzo also run this pump in their fish rooms. These air pumps are super reliable because they don't use traditional diaphragm technology. These are based on a piston like in a car engine. Because they don't vibrate to generate the air, they are much quieter than diaphragm pumps or blowers meant to put out the same amount of air. Many old fishkeepers have had theirs running for 20+ years without service or problems. The great thing about these pumps is they can be used in series. As your fish room expands you can add another piston pump to it and the air works together, unlike other air pumps that work against each other.
Invested in one of these because smaller pumps kept burning out on my 75 gallon, now my sponge filter has proper circulation and surface agitation. There’s also plenty of pressure to spare for when I move my two other tanks to the same side of the room.
Just make sure to create a pvc loop like in the tutorial video, if you can’t find a 3/4” pvc adapter just drill a hole in the pvc and add some silicone.
Linear Piston Air Pump
I love this pump. It has been running for 8 months so far. It is running twelve aquariums with multiple accessories and depths. I definitely recommend this pump to anyone with a fish room. I put a bleeder airstone on the system as I hope this pump goes on forever.
Pleased with the power off this pump. Much nicer than dealing with lots of little air pumps and quieter too. Currently running 20 sponges with air to spare.
Works good 49 drops and counting