What Size of Air Pump??

Discussion in 'Air Pumps' started by NVES, Mar 18, 2010.

  1. NVES

    NVESNew MemberMember

    Good day all,

    I'm having difficulity in determining what size of air pump I need.

    I have a 150 gallon tank (48"L x 24"W x 30"H), and I plan on running 2 24" flexible bubble wands, and 1 or 2 small air stones.

    How big of an air pump do I need?

    Thanks for your help.

  2. Nutter

    NutterFishlore VIPMember

    Something around the 5.0w mark should be good for what you need. You can judge what you need by volume to. I think somewhere around 450lt/hr should be about right.
  3. domingo3

    domingo3Valued MemberMember

    That's a handy rule of thumb.