How Much L/min Would Do?

  1. Cholo Anderzon

    Cholo Anderzon Valued Member Member

    I just see this online and it sure caught my attention..
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    I'm planning to buy the 28 inches one but my concern is: "will my air pump be enough to create a decent looking bubble curtain with its output of only 3L/min. I tried to ask the seller but it's been a week and there's still no answer yet that I decided to ask here in the forum hoping I'll somehow get better responses.

    Has anyone try such air stone?
    Any suggestions, helps, tips, etc.?
    Thanks..
     
  2. KittyFish62

    KittyFish62 Well Known Member Member

    I've never tried bubble walls, but they should be pretty much the same as air stones. Not sure if 3l/min is enough, but what i usually do for that kind of thing is get a large aquaculture pump from walmart, those are really cheap. Then I use a t-valve or a gang valve with two inputs to connect the two outputs, and it makes it much stronger. You could even connect two air pumps all together with a few t-valves.
     
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    Cholo Anderzon

    Cholo Anderzon Valued Member Member

    Thanks..
    I don't know what aquaculture pump is but I can't seem to find that online. "by the way I don't think that there's a Walmart here nearby.
    I'm planning to swap mine with an air pump with 5 L/min. output, I'm just still not sure though weather it would be enough or what.
     


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    Cholo Anderzon

    Cholo Anderzon Valued Member Member

    I found air pump with output, 320L/hr(5.33L/min) and 640L/hr(10.67L/min)
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    Would these do?
    If the 320/hr can do the trick I'll get one but if not I'll get the more expensive 640/hr one.
    What do you guys think?
    Thanks.
     
  5. KittyFish62

    KittyFish62 Well Known Member Member

    Should be fine. Aquaculture is a walmart brand, so the only place you'll find them online is at walmart.com or on ebay where people rip you off.
     
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    Cholo Anderzon

    Cholo Anderzon Valued Member Member

    Hahah..
    I can't seem to bear the delivery fee as I'm from Asia..
     


  7. KittyFish62

    KittyFish62 Well Known Member Member

    Alright then.
     
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    Cholo Anderzon

    Cholo Anderzon Valued Member Member

    How much output does "aquaculture pumps" have anyway?
     
  9. KittyFish62

    KittyFish62 Well Known Member Member

    The large ones are 2800 cubic centimeters/min, not sure about the small ones.
     
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    Cholo Anderzon

    Cholo Anderzon Valued Member Member

    So it only releases 2.8L/min. then..
     
  11. KittyFish62

    KittyFish62 Well Known Member Member

    It is a walmart brand, about what you'd expect
     
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    Cholo Anderzon

    Cholo Anderzon Valued Member Member

    Alright then..
    So as you told earlier, you buy a couple of these "aquaculture pumps" then combine their output with y connector to provide a huger amount of output then connect it to your air-bubbles to give them more bubble outputs, right?
     
  13. KittyFish62

    KittyFish62 Well Known Member Member

    yea t or y valves. I saw some t-valves at petsmart, they're like $2.
     
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    Cholo Anderzon

    Cholo Anderzon Valued Member Member

    Hmhmm.. ...
    That's a witty idea kind of costly though those "aquaculture pumps" probably really cheap if you put it that way.

    Thanks a lot by the way..