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I have a 55 gallon tank and want it to have a underground bubbler which would need to be powered by a air pump.

I have an olde one made by Whisper and its a Whisper 10 - 30 (Not sure if meaning gallons)

It is 4 watts, How by air pumps can you tell if they can handle a certain amount of gallons??

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Good lord! Are pumps WPG now, too!

29 gal planted tank, 30" FW Aqualights w/ 1x 65W 6700K CF & 1x 55W 9325K CF, 20-lb CO2 w/ Milwaukee SMS122 controller, reverse-flow UGF (bah!), gravel substrate (also bah!), 4 Praecox, 3 Ottocats, 1 SAE, 1 Bristlenose cat, 2-3 C. japonica, 5 Red Cherry Shrimp, & too many detestable pond snails!!!
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Whisper 10-30 is for 30 gl tank. Do you have CO2 injection? I tried running an airpump with CO2 injection. It gassed out the CO2 so fast and the pH bounce back to normal within an hour.

The airpump is more based on how deep you tank is. And if you don't need to split the output, you can use the smaller one.
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