55 Gallon Tank Air Pump

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    Rhobbs521Valued MemberMember

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    What size pump or what pump would be good for a 55 gallon? Going to have loaches mollies some Corys and tetra in them. Tank is empty and cycling atm
     
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    I have a tetratec ap200. Dual outlet. Adjustable flow and dead silent .
     
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    Would that be the same tetra ap they have at Walmart right now?
     
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    Hmm guess I should of seen if they still made them. After some research it looks like tetratec pumps were discontinued and tetra is only making the whisper line now.
     
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    I own (2) Fluval Q1 air pumps. They can be found online for $15-$17.

    Petsmart online price is $17, though the in-store price is more.

    They have 124 liter per hour air output for each of their 2 outlets.

    Also, for what it's worth, the brand Danner has a line of "Supreme" airpumps, which are also rebranded as Petsmart Top Fin airpumps that list for less money. You can look at the Danner website to see their specs, and use that info for their Top Fin counterparts.

    I have had a Top Fin 3000 airpump w/ dual outlets running a sponge filter on a 20g for a year now with zero issues. It has 2 outputs, so I put a "T" fitting on it to combine the 2 outlets into 1.

    Many times Petsmart will have all Top Fin products for 20% - 40% off every few months.
     
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