Aquarium Air Pumps prices online in the Philippines January 2021

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?? Fad 5pcs Aquarium Fish Tank Plastic Non Return Check Valve One Way Air Pumps

welcome to simplehomeline.ph?? Fad 5pcs Aquarium Fish Tank Plastic Non Return Check Valve One Way Air PumpsFeatures:100% Brand new and high qualityGreat one way check valve for aquarium air pump.Durable and easy to install.Fit standard aquarium air pipe of 4mm inner diameter.Material: ...

P71 16% OFF P85 Shopee

5pcs Aquarium Fish Tank Plastic Non Return Check Valve One Way Air Pumps Filter White - intl

Features: 100% Brand new and high quality Great one way check valve for aquarium air pump. Durable and easy to install. Fit standard aquarium air pipe of 4mm inner diameter. Material: Plastic Color: Transparent white Package includes: 5 x One Way Check Valve Note: 1.Please allow 0.1-0.5 ...

P90 50% OFF P180 Lazada

Jettingbuy 5pcs Aquarium Fish Tank Plastic Non Return Check Valve One Way Air Pumps Filter

Welcome to Snoopy Features: 100% Brand new and high quality Great one way check valve for aquarium air pump. Durable and easy to install. Fit standard aquarium air pipe of 4mm inner diameter. Material: Plastic Color: Transparent white Package includes: 5 x One Way Check Valve ...

P90 37% OFF P144 Lazada

10 Pieces Plastic Aquarium Fish Tank 2 Way Air Pump Control Valves, Blue

10 Pieces Plastic Aquarium Fish Tank 2 Way Air Pump Control Valves, Blue

P112 66% OFF P336 Lazada

300W 220V 240L/min Aluminum Alloy Electric Air Compressor Pump Oxygen Aquarium Fish Pond Hydroponic...

Description Packaged included: 1 x Air Compressor 1 x Short Tube 1 x Outlet Adapter 1 x 20-hole oxygen shunt 1 x User Manual Specifications: Model: ACO-300A Material: Aluminum alloy Color: Silver+Black Power: 300W Voltage: 220V Frequency: 50Hz Displacement: 240L/min Pressure:> 0.040MPA ...

P7,274 47% OFF P13,819 Lazada

140L/min 160W 220V 50Hz Aluminum Alloy Electric Air Compressor Pump Oxygen Aquarium Fish Pond Pumps

Packaged included:1 x Air Compressor1 x Short Tube1 x Outlet Adapter1 x 16-hole oxygen shunt1 x User ManualSpecifications:Model: ACO-009EMaterial: Aluminum alloyColor: Gold+BlackPower: 160WVoltage: 220VFrequency: 50HzDisplacement: 140L/minPressure:> 0.040MPANoise: Size: Approx 24x13....

P6,751 47% OFF P12,826 Lazada

500W 220V 275L/min Aluminum Alloy Electric Pump Oxygen Aquarium Fish Pond Air Compressor Pumps

Description Packaged included: 1 x Air Compressor 1 x Short Tube 1 x Outlet Adapter 1 x 26-hole oxygen shunt 1 x User Manual Specifications: Model: ACO-500 Material: Aluminum alloy Color: Silver+Black Power: 500W Voltage: 220V Frequency: 50Hz Displacement: 275L/min Pressure:> 0.045MPA ...

P11,023 47% OFF P20,942 Lazada

Portable Solar Oxygen Air Pump 3 Working Modes Oxygenator for Aquarium Pond Fish Tank Air Pumps...

Portable Solar Oxygen Air Pump 3 Working Modes Oxygenator for Aquarium Pond Fish Tank Air Pumps Accessories 2 Charging Ways --- Solar powered or charged by DC power with included USB cableLong Working Hours --- With built-in battery, the aerator continues to work after the sun goes ...

P1,085.42 67% OFF P3,324 Lazada

Mini Portable Aquarium Oxygen Pump Ultra Silent Fish Tank Air Pumps

Mini Portable Aquarium Oxygen Pump Ultra Silent Fish Tank Air Pumps Description:Item type:oxygen pumpInstructions for use: This oxygen pump is equipped with Usb interface. It needs to be connected to mobile power when using it. Various mobile phone chargers can be easily adapted.Color: ...

P268 45% OFF P494 Shopee

Portable Solar Oxygen Air Pump 3 Working Modes Oxygenator for Aquarium Pond Fish Tank Air Pumps...

Portable Solar Oxygen Air Pump 3 Working Modes Oxygenator for Aquarium Pond Fish Tank Air Pumps Accessories 2 Charging Ways --- Solar powered or charged by DC power with included USB cableLong Working Hours --- With built-in battery, the aerator continues to work after the sun ...

P1,134 66% OFF P3,402 Lazada

【Big Promotion】High Power Fish Tank DC Aeration Pump Aquarium Portable Fishing Micro Aquarium...

Feature: 1. Energy-saving motor, small temperature rise, small power consumption. 2. High quality aluminum shell, compact structure, fast heat dissipation, lower noise. 3. Small volume, large volume of air out, can all weather working. 4. Anti-slip and shock-absorbing foot pad, can ...

P2,020 40% OFF P3,404 Lazada

Portable Solar Powered Oxygen Air Pump ABS Aquarium Pond Fish Tank Oxygenator Air Pumps Accessories

The product description 1. high-quality lithium battery, cycle life up to 500 times, has the characteristics of small size, low noise, large gas volume, long life, and can be used continuously when fully charged. 20 hours.2. The internal circuit adopts imported single-chip ...

P1,107 66% OFF P3,321 Lazada

【HATELI】Aquarium Pump Aquarium Oxygen PumpAquarium Aeration PumpSuper Silent Aquarium PumpAir...

Aquarium Pump Aquarium Oxygen PumpAquarium Aeration PumpSuper Silent Aquarium PumpAir Series SeriesAquarium Air Pump

P1,018 49% OFF P2,035 Lazada

Portable USB Mini Mute Aquarium Air Pump Oxygen Supplies Tools Fish Tank Energy Saving Accessories (...

Designed to add water movement and oxygen in the fish tank to increase the health of water,Give your fish a comfortable environment, improving the overall health of the aquarium,This aquarium air pump has a multi-level muffler to guarantee ultra-quiet operation,High efficiency and ...

P365.70 48% OFF P703.27 Lazada

Westcoolpet USB Micro Submersible Water Pump Brushless DC for PC Aquarium Fountain Fish Tank

Type: Water Pump,Case Material: Plastic,Rated Voltage: 12V,No Load Rated Current: Less than 0.15A,Head of Delivery: 2.2M,No Load Water Flow: 280L/H,Interface: USB,Water Temperature: -20 ~ 90

P375 33% OFF P563 Lazada

Star Mall 10Pcs/Set 3-way Y-shaped Clear Connector Air Oxygen Valves Aquarium Fish Tank Tubing...

-- It can be used to pipe into two groups for various pump equipment increased supply capacity or other purposes. . -- Separable cylinder oxygen pump, valve and pipe supporting the use of oxygen good effect.. -- Usage: Tee outlet ends of the inlet end, a direct oxygen tube can make a gas ...

P189 23% OFF P246 Lazada

4mmx6mm Flexible Soft Silicone Vacuum Hose Oxygen Hose Air Tube Pipe(White)-1m - intl

Product size: inner diameter 4mm/0.16 , outer diameter 6mm/0.24 , Material: made of advanced environmental protection PVC material, environmental protection tasteless, flexible and elastic, no color change, no hard , Model: 1m,2m,3m

P76 44% OFF P136.80 Lazada

300ML Professional Aquarium Silicone Sealant Acid Fish Tank 121 Glass Adhesive # Clear

Reasonable price,Durable and practical,Top Sales Item,Environmental silicone, safe material, non-toxic. Features with excellent long-term water resistance. Suitable for aquarium, glass, ceramic products, and more. High strength, high toughness, high viscosity, short surface drying time.

P662 47% OFF P1,258 Lazada

100G SuperFoods Aquarium Catfish Feed Koi Pond Fish Food Sinking Pellet # Large

Reasonable price,Durable and practical,Top Sales Item,Suitable for small fish and shrimp. Enjoy the time with feeding your lovely fish. Different particles size to feed different size fish. Nutritional balance, including most nutrition fish need. Good stability in water. High ...

P276 47% OFF P524 Lazada

BolehDeals USB Ultra Silent Air Pump Fish Tank Aquarium Oxygen Pond Stone Bubble Water Red

Material: ABS Plastic,Color:Red/Yellow/Blue,SizeLWH: Approx. 8.5x6x4 cm / 3.35x2.36x1.57 inch,Length of Line: Approx. 100 cm / 39.37 inch,Outside Caliber: Approx. 0.5 cm / 0.2 inch,USB Wire Length:Approx.46 cm/18.11 inch

P480 40% OFF P800 Lazada

MINI Bike Pump Bicycle Pumps Bomba Bicicleta Cycling Bike Air Pump Presta & Schrader Valve Black

100% brand new and high quality,Mini hand pump, Convenient to carry,Compact and fine, beautiful and durable,Suitable for American, British, French gas mouth,Equipped with air clip can be installed on bicycle frames<

P226 50% OFF P452 Lazada

100G SuperFoods Aquarium Catfish Feed Koi Pond Fish Food Sinking Pellet # Small

Reasonable price,Durable and practical,Top Sales Item,Suitable for small fish and shrimp. Enjoy the time with feeding your lovely fish. Different particles size to feed different size fish. Nutritional balance, including most nutrition fish need. Good stability in water. High ...

P276 47% OFF P524 Lazada

300ml Spirulina Tablets Enrichment Favorite Food For Fish And Crystal Red Shrimp

Reasonable price,Durable and practical,Top Sales Item,Designed to enhance color,Suitable for guppies, ornamental snails, ornamental shrimps, etc,Made from pure, highly nutritive algae, easily digested,able to activate various physiological functions of fish and shrimp

P374 47% OFF P711 Lazada

Air Flow Line Stainless Steel Control Valve Aquarium Pump Tube Splitter(Silver)-2-way

This product is made of copper, surface nickel plating, its property, durability and service life are all better than other ordinary stainless steel distributor. , Used in the air distribution of the air pump. , It can adjust the volume of the air pump. It is easy to operate, convenient ...

P120 45% OFF P219 Lazada

Air Flow Line Stainless Steel Control Valve Aquarium Pump Tube Splitter(Silver)-3-way

This product is made of copper, surface nickel plating, its property, durability and service life are all better than other ordinary stainless steel distributor. , Used in the air distribution of the air pump. , It can adjust the volume of the air pump. It is easy to operate, convenient ...

P135 45% OFF P246 Lazada

Magic Cube Indoor Home Plastic Black Aquarium Coral Reef Fish Tank Cooling Strong Fans

It can be used for many occasions, such as aquarium, fish tank, coral reef tank indoor, and so on.. Cooling fans to make?Air Circulating and reduce 2-4 degrees to make the fish tank cooling.. It is of silent and quiet when operating, so no loud noises to bother you..

P1,215 33% OFF P1,823 Lazada

External Hang On Filter Surface Skimmer Mini Nano Nquarium Fish Tank Black - intl

Color:Black,Durable and practical,Top Sales Item,Big Discount,Best Material,Fast Delivery,After testing & Good Service,Big Demand

P515 50% OFF P1,030 Lazada

20 Pcs 13mm Diameter Plastic Clear Aquarium Fish Tank Pump Airline Tube Suction Cup Holder Sucker...

20 Pcs 13mm Diameter Plastic Clear Aquarium Fish Tank Pump Airline Tube Suction Cup Holder Sucker Clip Clamp Size 5,Fit for the aquarium tube whose diameter is 13mm,Soft plastic suction cup will stay firmly on the surface of fish tank or aquarium,Clear color will well hidden in water to ...

P216 30% OFF P309 Lazada

DeeTee Air Bubble Disk Stone Aquarium Aerator Fish Tank Black Shell Pump Hydroponics Oxygen

Made from high quality sintered stone and plastic, environmentally friendly, durable and stable , Fine bubbles, increase the surface of dissolved oxygen. It also helps keep healthy fish and adds to the beauty of the aquarium , Beautiful fish grit and black shell shape, unique and ...

P413 49% OFF P825 Lazada

Aquarium 5.9 inchBy Dark gray Mineral Sintered Bubble Air Stone Emitters

Aquarium 5.9 inchBy Dark gray Mineral Sintered Bubble Air Stone Emitters

P820.49 66% OFF P2,461.47 Lazada

220V 20W Oxygen Air Pump Electric Magnetic Aquarium Commercial Pond Fish Tank Silver

Power:20W,Power supply:220V AC/50HZ,Pressure:0.0016Mpa,Output:20L/min,Working environmental temperature:0~35,Reasonable Price,Top sale items,Color:As the picture shown

P2,258.27 45% OFF P4,105.95 Lazada

10pcs/lot Blue Plastic 2 Way Aquarium Air Pump Control Valves Fish Tank Oxygen Pump Air Flow...

Model: 2 Way Air Pump Control Valve,Color: Blue,Material: Plastic,Connector Diameter Each : 4.8mm,Total Size: 3.7 x 2.4 x 0.9cm

P517.47 45% OFF P940.85 Lazada

3 in 1 Aquarium Filter Air Pump Water Circulating System(Blue)-25W

Color: black + blue , Material: plastic , Voltage: 220v-240v , Frequency: 50hz

P822.66 45% OFF P1,495.75 Lazada

10pcs/lot Blue Plastic 2 Way Aquarium Air Pump Control Valves Fish Tank Oxygen Pump Air Flow...

Model: 2 Way Air Pump Control Valve,Color: Blue,Material: Plastic,Connector Diameter Each : 4.8mm,Total Size: 3.7 x 2.4 x 0.9cm

P528.55 45% OFF P961 Lazada

10W LED Ultra-thin Waterproof Aquarium Water Grass Special Clip Light (White Light)

Aquarium clip light Home & Garden Aquarium Supplies Fish Tank & Fish Tank Decoration,Aquarium clip light Home & Garden Aquarium Supplies Fish Tank & Fish Tank Decoration

P685 30% OFF P979 Lazada

12 Pcs Aquarium Red White Plastic One Way Non-return Check Valves - intl

Product Name : Aquarium Check Valve,Use for : Fish Tank,Brand new with high quality,Aquarium Hole Diameter : 2mm/ 0.08,Total Size : 5.2x 1.5cm/2 x 0.6L*Max.D,Material : Plastic,Color : White, Red,Weight : 45g,Package Content : 12Pcs x Aquarium Check Valve

P126 66% OFF P378 Lazada

Air Bubble Stone Aerator Aquarium Fish Tank Pump Hydroponic Oxygen Plate(Grey)-13cm - intl

Color: Gray , Material: Mineral Stone + Plastic Item , Size:4cm,10cm,13cm,20cm

P374 50% OFF P748 Lazada

4mmx6mm Flexible Soft Silicone Vacuum Hose Oxygen Hose Air Tube Pipe(White)-2m - intl

Product size: inner diameter 4mm/0.16 , outer diameter 6mm/0.24 , Material: made of advanced environmental protection PVC material, environmental protection tasteless, flexible and elastic, no color change, no hard , Model: 1m,2m,3m

P94 50% OFF P188 Lazada

Jebao/Jecod DP-3 Dosing pumps complete kit - Perfect dosing solution Black - intl

Color:As the picture shown,Type:Dosing Pump,Water Type:All Water Types,Jecod DP-3 Auto Dosing Pump

P2,966 47% OFF P5,635 Lazada

Air Flow Line Stainless Steel Control Valve Aquarium Pump Tube Splitter(Silver)-4 way - intl

Nickel plating copper, Metal air control valve / distributor. , 2-way. 3-way. 4-way. 5-way. , 2-5 ways air flows, It can be used with inner diameter 4mm/0.15in air tube

P155 44% OFF P279 Lazada

Mangouu Aquarium Fish Tank Air Vent Bubble Release Bar Diffuser Plastic Made Transparent Color

Brand new and high quality aquarium fish tank bubble release bar with accessories , Produces even bubbles to create a comfortable surroundings for fishes and it's a good decor as well , With 3 super strong suction cup helps to fix the bar tightly on the wall of fish tank, and the plastic ...

P143 44% OFF P257 Lazada

3D Aquarium Background Old Rock Formation 18x24 (1.5ftx2ft)

Made with heavy duty PU resin,Lifetime quality,Non toxic to fish,18x24 inches in size 1.5ftx2ft,60X45X7 cm,Color of rocks adjust to lighting -- when lights are bright, the rocks are turnyellowish, but in dim lights, the rocks turn reddish

P1,000 60% OFF P2,500 Lazada

Vegoo 3-In-1 Mini Aquarium Internal Filter Oxygen Submersible Water Pump For Fish Tank With Stock

Excellent waterproof protection, secure and reliable,Water filtration, water circulation and aeration,Mini 3 in 1 Multi-function Aquarium Filter for your fish tank,Mini size, space saving and easy cleaning

P275 50% OFF P550 Lazada

3-In-1 Mini Aquarium Internal Filter Oxygen Submersible Water Pump For Fish Tank With Stock

Excellent waterproof protection, secure and reliable,Water filtration, water circulation and aeration,Mini 3 in 1 Multi-function Aquarium Filter for your fish tank,Mini size, space saving and easy cleaning

P286 50% OFF P572 Lazada

100pcs Aquarium Bio Balls Filter Strainer Media for Fish Tank Aquarium Pond 16mm - intl

Clarify your water naturally and cultivate beneficial bacteria with these bio-balls,These bio balls provide biological filtration, break down harmful organic waste keeping your aquatic friends safe,Do not require replacement unless damaged or destroyed,Bio-sponge inside provide more ...

P299.99 48% OFF P576.90 Lazada

2pcs Double Layer Plastic Ring Station Aquarium Fish Safe Food Feeder with Sucker Suction Cups for...

Put foods into the circle, it will prevent food from floating around,Less wasted food and reduces filter clogging,Made of high quality plastic material, non toxic, safe and durable,Adjustable joint, can adjust the different water level in the aquarium,Set include 1 square shape feeder and ...

P202.22 48% OFF P388.88 Lazada

Aquarium Cichlids Fish Egg Incubator Tumbler Fish Tank Fish Hatchery Incubator Eggs Mouth-brooding...

Provide clean water for non-adhesive fish eggs to help prevent mould and fungus from growing,Made of non-toxic plastic material, hatching for raising fish eggs,Make egg incubate in same tank as fish are breeding in to provide identical water conditions during incubation period,Suction ...

P440.12 48% OFF P846.38 Lazada

Aquatic CO2 Cylinder Connector Adapter Converter for Regulator W21.8 to G5 / 8

Product category:Other aquarium supplies,Modle:W21.8 to G5 / 8,Color:Silver

P249 47% OFF P473 Lazada

DeeTee Stainless Steel Carbon Dioxide Diffuser Atomiser for Aquarium Fish Tank Plant

Made of high-grade material, which is non-toxic, safe, energy-saving and eco-friendly , Provides precise and clear carbon dioxide bubbles , Simple design, the best safety performance , Easy and convenient to use and install

P99 44% OFF P179 Lazada

2pcs Artificial Coral Reef Glowing Lotus Leaf Mushroom Luminous Stones Fish Tank Decoration with...

Glow in the dark effect. No harm to your acquarium pets. Material: Plastic,Color: random

P563 42% OFF P986 Lazada

yFree Shipping + Flash Dealz220V 30W Electromagnetic Air Compressor Air Pump Oxygen Aquarium Fish...

The case is made of high quality ZL102 Aluminum alloy with radiator,heat-dissipation is more effective. Driven by electric magnetic motor,adopt straight-line reciprocal motion to produce air and more reasonable in structure. Adopt SF3 new-type wearing-resistant material for the cylinder ...

P1,867 47% OFF P3,547 Lazada

Westcoolpet Synthetic Resin Artificial Driftwood Aquarium Fish Tank Landscape Ornament Decor

Type: Artificial Driftwood,Material: Synthetic Resin,Features: Realistic, Fish Tank Decoration, No Damage or Pollution,Size: 11cm x 8cm x 5.5cm/4.33 x 3.15 x 2.17 Approx.

P195 33% OFF P293 Lazada

Westcoolpet Rechargeable Remote Control Shark Fish Swim in Water Children Kids Toys Gifts

Type: RC Shark Toy,Material: ABS, Metal, Electronic Components,Frequency: 27MHZ, 40MHZ,Shark Battery: 2.4V/40maAh Li-ion Included,Remote Battery: 4 x 1.5V AA Battery Not Included,Charging Time: 15-20 Mins,Endurance Time: 15 Mins,Plug Type: USB

P684 33% OFF P1,026 Lazada

2/4 Holes 8W Adjustable Air Output Aquarium Fish Tank Oxygen Pump Low Noise Air Compressor Pump...

Reasonable price,Durable and practical,Top Sales Item,Power: 8W,Cable Length:1.1m,Air Output: 3.5L/min x 2,Safe and durable,Multi-level muffler

P834 47% OFF P1,585 Lazada

220V 10A 60Min Time Countdown Intelligent Timer Aquarium Switch Fish Tank Water Pump Light Filter...

Reasonable price,Durable and practical,Top Sales Item,Plug in the power to control the appliance easily,With working indicator, clearly shows the timing status,Especially suitable for kitchen appliances and water pump. Adpots flame retardant PC material, safe and reduce accident. Can ...

P350 47% OFF P665 Lazada

Aquarium Siphon Gravel Cleaner Fish Safe Tank Vacuum Pump Water Change Switch

Reasonable price,Durable and practical,Top Sales Item,Switch Valve,Transparent Water Inlet,Super Atmospheric Cavity

P711 47% OFF P1,351 Lazada

Magic Cube Stainless Steel Aquarium Tank Air Pump Air Flow Splitter Air Flow Tube Pipe Line...

-- Stainless steel Air Flow Splitter is used in air pumps to distribute airflow.. -- It can simply adjust the airflow of the air pump, easy to operate, long lasting.. -- Suitable for: Inner diameter 4mm general air pump pipe..

P116 33% OFF P174 Lazada

Got It Aquarium Manifold Air Flow Pump Splitter Handy Lever Control Switch_x001f_ Valve Home

Care and Love for Your Lovely Pet , Free Shipping , Brand New and High Quality , Chinese Original Product , Fast Shipping 3 to 3047 days to arrive , Cute and Simple Design

P100 37% OFF P161 Lazada

Aquarium Manual Cleaner Tool Siphon Gravel Suction Pipe Fish Tank Vacuum Water Change Pump Tools

Made of high quality material, eco-friendly, soft, durable.. Clean gravel, siphon the fish excreta and other dirt out effectively.. Removable sifter keeps small fish and gravel from siphoned out.. The tube is long enough and flexible, convenient to use..

P152 36% OFF P241 Lazada

Aquarium Fish Tank PH NO2 NO3 Water Quality Test Kit No2 Nitrite Light Seawater Universal

Helps to understand the water quality of your aquarium, and keep the water at most suitable condition.. Do not place the test tube directly into the tank for moisture testing, add water to the test tube with suction pipe.. A perfect and necessary item for you aquarium, provides a clean ...

P167 36% OFF P265 Lazada

Air Pump: Aquarium Essentials

Introduction

One of the most basic pieces in your aquarium, this feature is a guide on everything you wanted to know about Aquarium air pumps.


Definition

Aquarium air pump is an essential part of an aquarium that mechanically pumps air from the atmosphere to create motion in water with rising air bubbles which provide oxygen for fish. These air pumps have four functions, provide oxygen, help in water circulation, operate ornaments and filtration instruments.


History

・ 1650 - The first Otto von Guericke created the first air pump which formed a partial vacuum by pushing air out of a sphere and the remaining being spread across the vessel.

・ 1622 - British scientist, Robert Boyle discovered the pressure and volume inverse relation and worked on an improved vacuum pump design.

・ 1671 - This air pump which became the principle behind the Newcomen steam engine. Guericke's research was published in 1671 and during the 17th century, he started researching and improving air compressors.

・ 1855 - Henrich Geissler invented the mercury displacement pump. Also, electric properties were observed at a vacuum level.

・ 1858 - Johann Geissler invented the Geissler tubes which worked with moving mercury that removed air from tubes.

・ 1897 - The cathode ray tube by Sir Joseph Thompson was invented

・ 1917 - The condensation pump which later evolved into the modern-day diffusion pumps was invented by Irving Langmuir

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Tips for Choosing an Aquarium Air Pump

Aquarium air pumps are used to replicate natural conditions of flowing water. For faster movements, powerheads are also used. Equipment like protein skimmers and filters, like an under gravel filter, require air pumps for the filter to function. To use underground volcanos, spinning wheels and other ornaments for aquarium, air pumps are needed.

Air pumps connected to air stone create bubbles in the aquarium. One can observe these rising bubbles to the top of the tank and is one of the most popular reasons why people buy air pumps. Also, semi-aquatic animals like crabs and salamanders require air pumps for fresh air circulation.

1. Price
Air Pumps vary in prices from few to a hundred dollars. For a long term professional use, an expensive air pump unit is preferable.

2. Size
For tanks bigger than 18 inches, a stronger pump should be used. Choosing an air pump depends on the space it occupies and the space available in the aquarium. Some air pump units are small and barely visible. Others require space. Although the general advisory when buying an aquarium air pump is choosing a slightly larger pump than needed. In doing so, there is room to expand and there is ample pressure to run other equipment.

3. Equipment
Depending on the number of equipment that will be powered by the air pump, you should choose accordingly. Air pumps fitted with a single connection point can run single equipment. If you choose to run a filter and air stones or more equipment, multiple connection points sporting air pumps should be bought.

Undergravel filters work well with high to medium pressure designed air pumps.

Foam and corner filters work on smaller and low pressure based air pumps.

Protein skimmers like wood airstones need high-pressure air pumps.

4. Miscellaneous
Other factors like how quiet the pump is also a determining factor. For aquariums kept in a living room, people would prefer low noise creating air pumps.

Most air pumps are not waterproof so care must be taken to place it above the water level and outside the aquarium. Placing it above the water level ensures that water does not flow back into the pump and break it.

Another important thing to note when installing an air pump outside the aquarium is keeping it as close with short airline tubing for better performance. On placing pumps lower than the water level, a check valve should be used to make sure that water does not flow back.

Air pumps work best with regular cleaning and replacement of airstones. Items like air valves and check valves are also needed to be bought separately.

Decorative elements like a bubbling backdrop are often used which help in removing unwanted gases.


Conclusion

All in all, the best air pump is determined by what you use it for and your budget. For first-time aquarium buyers, this can be overwhelming and more often than not, people avoid it altogether. In the above feature, we provide a complete guide of what, why and how to look for the right air pumps for your aquarium.

July 31, 2020

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