Quiet air pump

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JD77

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Hey guys im wondering what air pumps are quiet yet put out a decent amount of air for a 2 - 5 gallon setup with a 15 gallon resevior?

Right now im running a commercial air pump rated at 950GPH air pump. I have a 5"round stone in each 5 gallon bucket and three 4 inch regular aquarium stones in the resevior.

When i first got it it was somewhat quiet. But now its pretty loud. If i move it a bit it will quiet down a bit. I cant have something that loud going on constantly.

So im in the market for a new one. I have around 75 to get one. I do have a ecoair plus 4 outlet air pump which is pretty quiet but it seemed to not put out enough air to me.
 

DukeO

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GH dual diaphragm pumps are the quietest ones I know of and they put out a lot of air for that kind of pump.

Plus they last for many years. I have some that have been going over three years now.
 
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JD77

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Thanks for the response. I will take a look at those. Do you know the outlet size right off hand?

Edit: i found it. It 1/4. I dont see a noise rating though. If i cant hear it upstairs i will be good lol. Do you hang yours or sit it down.

It looks loke a decent pump. I may have to give it a try
 
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DukeO

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It has 4 outlets.

The tone of the pump is easy to live with.

I have four of them running in one little room and their sounds just kind of blend in instead of stand out.
 
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JD77

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I had to look up how an ebb and flow table was setup lol. Im curious as to how your yields are on a setup like that. Ease of maintenance? Right now it seems a weekly water change and a quick wipe out of the reservoir and two buckets is all thats needed. That may change since I've hit the flowering stage.

I'm sold on this pump. I will get one ordered up first thing friday morning. I guess this 950 was a bit overkill. And truth be told if I really do need another pump I can use the ecoplus air 4 outlet one I got. its rated at 250 I think. As I am typing this I can hear the hum of the one downstairs lol
 

dj1714

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My yields are never the same. It all depends on the strain, problems that occur,and how many plants make it to the table. Usually 4-5 girls are the most that make it. To me ebb and flow is pretty easy to take care of. I change the res out every 2 weeks sometimes 3 when I get lazy. don't get me wrong because there is nothing wrong with dwc either. I use to run water farms which is kind of like dwc and constant drip together. I run z7 in my res. and I don't worry about cleaning anything until I harvest.
 
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I have been wiping the buckets and tote because it seems my original tote I was using for my reservoir was not light proof enough. I was getting brown growth in it. Now that I switched over to a solid black (last one was a dark gray) there is no slimyness growing on the sides and pump and hoses. Just making sure I am making it a habit to wipe things down. The only residue I really notice is a few bubble areas but thats from the hydroguard.

Ive seen you praise that z7 and I am looking at it. Its not cheap lol. Its a 2 part system, correct? whats the dosage?

Edit: I think my current pump has overheard me about replacing it. It has been pretty quiet here lately
 

dj1714

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Normal dosage is one teaspoon/5 ml of part 1 and part 2 for every 10 gallons of water. Z7 will cost about 2 cents per gallon of water you use. I add it once a week.
 
I had the same problem, I needed lots of air but most pumps create too much noise and vibration.
I found out about this pump, very low noise, and little vibration.
The pump is a {Blue Diamond ET-30}, 30 LPM, pressure is 1.06 bar