OKay, so got (2) 2.5g tanks for the ec x nm... then thought...hey, why not get more for other projects...so got 2 more...and then I splurges a little and bought some black silicone airline hose. Ninja, baby! LOL
Just ordered 20 more xy-2831's for future tanks.
My AL-60 came in today and man is it loud. Not as loud as other power air pumps, but louder than my mini air pumps for sure, so I may be diverted while the 2.5's are cycling.
I took measurements of my al-60 and set out to find something to dampen the sound. My decision is box with box technique, but do it as cheaply as possible. Above the air pump I want 3" clearance for air to enter and heat to dissipate.
My first idea was to buy
I got it home, tried sticking the pump in there...FAILURE! Apearently when I took measurements, I took them in the wrong spot. The pump is trapezoidal shaped, so goes smaller as you go up. The footprint was too large to go in.
I still think the cooler idea may work, albeit a larger one. Coolers are made to be insulated, so may work with sound, too. HOWEVER, having said that, I had another brainstorm...
Yepper a 5g bucket for $3. Gonna try it first without insulation, then with if needed. My mission...do it CHEAP and do it safely...