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Can anyone recommend a good air pump to run 3 separate sponge filters that isn't going to be lout. I need it to be quiet for the room I'm putting it in. i was doing some searching on the net and read something about when you are looking for a pump, you should go with a linear piston model.
 

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Can anyone recommend a good air pump to run 3 separate sponge filters that isn't going to be lout. I need it to be quiet for the room I'm putting it in. i was doing some searching on the net and read something about when you are looking for a pump, you should go with a linear piston model.
I am using this one to drive 4 sponge filters and they are flowing like mad. I just set it up as I split my tank in 3 divisions plus another tank but I could probably have more room for even more. I am using an airstone inside of each sponge filter too.

Air pump http://www.bigalspets.ca/Tetra-Whis...olor_map,price,size_name&searchRank=salesrank It's dual output, so I hooked up 2 sponge filters to each output.

Here is 3 of the filters running. http://img847.imageshack.us/img847/1356/sam1366d.jpg
 

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I am using this one to drive 4 sponge filters and they are flowing like mad. I just set it up as I split my tank in 3 divisions plus another tank but I could probably have more room for even more. I am using an airstone inside of each sponge filter too.

Air pump http://www.bigalspets.ca/Tetra-Whis...olor_map,price,size_name&searchRank=salesrank It's dual output, so I hooked up 2 sponge filters to each output.

Here is 3 of the filters running. http://img847.imageshack.us/img847/1356/sam1366d.jpg
How quiet is it? Or should I say is it loud at all. This is going in my den with the tv and stuff, so I don't want to hear it.
 

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Ya, its a beast. I had the sponge filters running off a little dinky tetra air pump and they were barely pumping bubble out. From redoing my tank I stirred up lots of mulm and I could see the stuff being pulled across the tank right to the sponge filter and cleared up in like 10mins. I had the double whisper 100 air pump on my turtle tank powering 2 lonely airstone. I swapped it with the tetra one. The turtles don't even need the air, its mostly just to keep the surface a bit agitated, so the 2 little airstones still pump out fine with that and 4 of my sponge filters are blasting out like never before.
 

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How quiet is it? Or should I say is it loud at all. This is going in my den with the tv and stuff, so I don't want to hear it.
Its quieter than any of my other ones. The whisper series is one of the better ones for sure.
 
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