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AERATION Question
« on: Feb 16, 2007, 08:01 PM »
Hello... I just ordered a commerical rubbermaid stock tank. 70 gal. model. Just wondering if anyone had some AERATION tips on what I should use for a pump. Any help would be great! This is for a bait tank.. darn bait is to expensive to throw away these days
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Re: AERATION Question
« Reply #1 on: Feb 17, 2007, 02:07 AM »
I use a pump used for yard fountains or goldfish ponds that are popular now.  I have the smallest but they come in different size gph.  Home discount stores carry them and are realatively cheap.  The 4" pvc pipe has small holes drilled in it and I poured a little quickcrete cement in the bottom to help hold it upright then the pump is inside with a plastic hose coming out and an elbow on it.




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Re: AERATION Question
« Reply #2 on: Feb 17, 2007, 06:54 AM »
ahhh. thanks oldbear  :)
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Re: AERATION Question
« Reply #3 on: Feb 21, 2007, 11:47 AM »
I use a large aquarium pump.

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Re: AERATION Question
« Reply #4 on: Feb 21, 2007, 03:25 PM »
I use a pump used for yard fountains or goldfish ponds that are popular now.  I have the smallest but they come in different size gph.  Home discount stores carry them and are realatively cheap.  The 4" pvc pipe has small holes drilled in it and I poured a little quickcrete cement in the bottom to help hold it upright then the pump is inside with a plastic hose coming out and an elbow on it.



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If you really want to aerate your set up and pump more oxygen under water rather than having the water spray on top, drill a hole on top of the grey PVC elbow. The hole should be large enough in which a piece of 5/16 tubing can be inserted. Insert one piece of 5/16 tubing in the hole and submerse the elbow unit under water. The other end of the 5/16 tubing will have to be secured so as to not have it come in contact with water. What this will do create a cavitation and thousands of tiny bubbles will be dispersed throughout the tank. Just be mind full this set up is a bit louder. This is something I adapted from my saltwater reef aquarium.  ;D
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