Setting up 8 /10 gallon aquariums with Sponge Filters. Is there a go to for what size air pump that would work well? I am familiar with using a pump, and valves, but I’m not sure how to select one/ or multiple that will adequately support these tanks. Recommendations much appreciated!
I used the 4-outlet air pump from Imagitarium when i had my 10 gal rack. If you use gang valves or something like it, should provide you with more than adequate air for 8 sponge filters. Was around $30 for the pump at Petco.
Edit: also, Danner makes a 4 outlet pump, think it is called the Superflow AP-8. Have ben happy with the smaller models of their air pumps. Might find at an LFS, if not, they should be on amazon.
I am out of the house so can’t find a good video on back pressure prevention. Basically you have an air line or 3 running with as much air blowing as possible. You only close off the waste air line a little at a time until you enough pressure to run the filters.