30" Air Wand

MudHog
  • #1
I'm looking to take a flexible air wand and run it across the back of my tank. This will give me a wall of bubbles for a background. My air pump is only one outlet and a tetra brand from wal-mart. Will a single outlet produce enough air for a 30" bubble wand? Do I need to split my air flow and come in from both sides? Do I need to upgrade to a dual outlet and then run each outlet to one side of the bubble wand?
 
COBettaCouple
  • #2
I'd run a dual outlet for it, you'll get a much better bubble curtain.
 
MudHog
  • Thread Starter
  • #3
thanks, that's what I was thinking too, supply air from both ends.
 
Butterfly
  • #4
I didn't have much luck with a single outlet air pump(it doesn't push air all the way to the end) now I use a double outlet with a tube at each end.
Carol
 
MudHog
  • Thread Starter
  • #5
can yall suggest to me a make and model?

Edit: I have a Tetra Whisper 40.
 
Butterfly
  • #6
This is the air wand I use (I used two for the 55G)

And this is the air pump

Carol
 
MudHog
  • Thread Starter
  • #7
butterfly,

does that air wand have dual inlets or a fitting that can be added?

I'm finding these on ebay:
 
Butterfly
  • #8
This particular air wand has one out let, that's why I used 2 shorter wands. I liked that it was weighted and flexable.
You can see the bubble wall if you look close. It looks like there's a gap of bubbles but there's not it's the angle or something
This is the 55 gallon as it was being set up a couple years ago.
The first one looks good but every time I use the second kind they float no matter what I do.
 
MudHog
  • Thread Starter
  • #9
the first one, just looks like a rubber hose with some small holes drilled in it. I'm thinking that will give a more uniform curtain, but that's not really what I'm looking for. I think I will go the route you did and buy two of those flexible ones and then trim them as needed.

thanks for your help Butterfly.
 
Butterfly
  • #10
Welcome as always MudHog
Carol
 

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