Anyone use a Jehmco, HiBlow, Pondmaster etc.

Discussion in 'Air Pumps' started by tommy jr., Dec 20, 2012.

  1. tommy jr.

    tommy jr.Valued MemberMember

    So the fish room is almost done and I am looking at plumbing in a line that will do 20 or so tanks (40 gallon breeders).
    I have heard mixed reviews about linear piston v.s. diaphram and am not sure what to get. Here is what I am looking for.....

    A pump to run around 20 or so tanks (sponge filters)
    Must be fairly quiet
    Economical to run
    A good price

    I was going to get a jehmco but then I had a few people suggest a HiBlow or a Pondmaster.

    Does anyone have first hand experience with these pumps and if so please give me your thoughts on them.

    Any help is greatly appreciated.
  2. OP
    tommy jr.

    tommy jr.Valued MemberMember

    No one has any info on any of these?
  3. Cichlidnut

    CichlidnutFishlore VIPMember

  4. OP
    tommy jr.

    tommy jr.Valued MemberMember

    Fantastic info! Thanks for the video, I appreciate it.

    Keep the info coming everyone!
  5. Thunder_o_b

    Thunder_o_bFishlore VIPMember

    I don't know about the models you speak of, but go with the piston model.

    This is the one I use (too small for your needs) it is a magnetic piston driven pump

    I have run 4 tanks for 5 years. Not a lick of trouble with it. I have never had a diaphragm air pump that was worth a dang. The tanks are UG filtered with bubble stones, and I have power to spare.

    It is air suspended in the basement with a 1/4" ID tubing to the gang valves on the first floor.
  6. OP
    tommy jr.

    tommy jr.Valued MemberMember

    Great info so far everyone and much appreciated. Anyone else?