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Who makes the best air pumps?

So i have a 10gal aquarium with 2 plants with that I have a aquarium pharm heater and a bio wheel I want to get a airstone or something for the low levels of 02 at night I may be wrong but i want to know what to do.
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The biowheel should keep your tank plenty oxygenated. Do you notice fish gasping at the surface ever?
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I agree with yoink; a biowheel will oxygenate the heck out of water.

But, to answer your question... I have used many many pumps over my 20 years of aquarium keeping. Rena, tetra, hagen, etc..... This IS the best pump - nothing else comes close.

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/Produc...&N=2004+113800

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Luft Pumps are the best I've ever used by far

I totally agree with Unirdna. These air pumps are silent, rugged, reliable and easily adjustable. I ran one for over 8 years and then loaned it to Unirdna, and he has used it for 2 or 3 years. Neither one of us did any maintenance to it, and it still runs like new.

This may seem like hyperbole, but after all of the pumps I've used for over 30 years, I have not seen anything close to its equal. At around $50.00 they are a little more expensive, but worth every penny, since you will never have to replace it.
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I totally agree with Unirdna. These air pumps are silent, rugged, reliable and easily adjustable. I ran one for over 8 years and then loaned it to Unirdna, and he has used it for 2 or 3 years. Neither one of us did any maintenance to it, and it still runs like new.

This may seem like hyperbole, but after all of the pumps I've used for over 30 years, I have not seen anything close to its equal. At around $50.00 they are a little more expensive, but worth every penny, since you will never have to replace it.
Luft for sure.
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I like the coralife SUPER LUFT PUMP SL-65 . It pumps out 3.9 PSI ! I have had it for 2 year . And still going STRONG ! ! ! It cost me $150.00 ca.
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I like Rena. IMO do you need one... NO. Biowheel is plenty. Want more oxygenation- add more plants. Lots of easy fast growing plants.
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