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Old July 24th 04, 06:40 PM
Bill Stock
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I want to add a bubble wall to my 55 gallon. I had an old Hagen Optima that
I bought for a non fishy purpose about 20 years ago, but it's toast. I don't
imagine it's worth fixing, so what's a good alternative, Whisper, Tetratec?

It should be cheap, quiet and have amazing output! But I'd settle for
reasonably quiet and decent output. Should I use a couple of the long
airstones for my wall or use the weighted tubes?



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Old July 25th 04, 07:32 PM
Paul Wright
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Should I use a couple of the long
airstones for my wall or use the weighted tubes?


I don't really know the differences in cost between the different brands, but I
do know that it takes more power to force air through air stones, hence you
would have to get a more powerful/expensive air pump to do this.


Paul Wright

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Old July 26th 04, 09:59 PM
Arthur Urban
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Back in the day, I had real good success with Whisper products, but you
really need to be buying the very expensive units. Keep in mind that these
bubble-walls and such will promote algae growth rather heavilly, and is the
number one reason I don't use them anymore.

In terms of diffuser, I really enjoyed the bubble appearance of the weighted
tubes, as long as I could hide the whole contraption. You need good pressure
to flow air down the whole tube, though, so get a capable pump.

"Bill Stock" wrote in message
. rogers.com...
I want to add a bubble wall to my 55 gallon. I had an old Hagen Optima

that
I bought for a non fishy purpose about 20 years ago, but it's toast. I

don't
imagine it's worth fixing, so what's a good alternative, Whisper,

Tetratec?

It should be cheap, quiet and have amazing output! But I'd settle for
reasonably quiet and decent output. Should I use a couple of the long
airstones for my wall or use the weighted tubes?



  #4  
Old July 27th 04, 01:13 AM
Bill Stock
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Default Bubble Wall


"Arthur Urban" wrote in message
...
Back in the day, I had real good success with Whisper products, but you
really need to be buying the very expensive units. Keep in mind that these
bubble-walls and such will promote algae growth rather heavilly, and is

the
number one reason I don't use them anymore.

In terms of diffuser, I really enjoyed the bubble appearance of the

weighted
tubes, as long as I could hide the whole contraption. You need good

pressure
to flow air down the whole tube, though, so get a capable pump.


Thanks Arthur,

I was looking at the TetraTec Deepwater, as I read good and bad about the
Rena pumps and they are a bit pricey. I was thinking of using the ceramic
weighted tubes, so it's good to hear of your experience.

Too bad about the Algae though, but the fish will appreciate it.



"Bill Stock" wrote in message
. rogers.com...
I want to add a bubble wall to my 55 gallon. I had an old Hagen Optima

that
I bought for a non fishy purpose about 20 years ago, but it's toast. I

don't
imagine it's worth fixing, so what's a good alternative, Whisper,

Tetratec?

It should be cheap, quiet and have amazing output! But I'd settle for
reasonably quiet and decent output. Should I use a couple of the long
airstones for my wall or use the weighted tubes?





  #5  
Old July 31st 04, 10:06 PM
P. Wright
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Default Bubble Wall

I have a Tetratec pump hooked to a weighted tube in my 10 gal., and the
effect is great!

--
P. Wright



"Bill Stock" wrote in message
t.cable.rogers.com...

"Arthur Urban" wrote in message
...
Back in the day, I had real good success with Whisper products, but you
really need to be buying the very expensive units. Keep in mind that

these
bubble-walls and such will promote algae growth rather heavilly, and is

the
number one reason I don't use them anymore.

In terms of diffuser, I really enjoyed the bubble appearance of the

weighted
tubes, as long as I could hide the whole contraption. You need good

pressure
to flow air down the whole tube, though, so get a capable pump.


Thanks Arthur,

I was looking at the TetraTec Deepwater, as I read good and bad about the
Rena pumps and they are a bit pricey. I was thinking of using the ceramic
weighted tubes, so it's good to hear of your experience.

Too bad about the Algae though, but the fish will appreciate it.



"Bill Stock" wrote in message
. rogers.com...
I want to add a bubble wall to my 55 gallon. I had an old Hagen Optima

that
I bought for a non fishy purpose about 20 years ago, but it's toast. I

don't
imagine it's worth fixing, so what's a good alternative, Whisper,

Tetratec?

It should be cheap, quiet and have amazing output! But I'd settle

for
reasonably quiet and decent output. Should I use a couple of the long
airstones for my wall or use the weighted tubes?








  #6  
Old August 1st 04, 02:44 AM
Bill Stock
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Default Bubble Wall


"P. Wright" wrote in message
...
I have a Tetratec pump hooked to a weighted tube in my 10 gal., and the
effect is great!


Which TetraTec, I have a deep 55 gallon.


--
P. Wright



"Bill Stock" wrote in message
t.cable.rogers.com...

"Arthur Urban" wrote in message
...
Back in the day, I had real good success with Whisper products, but

you
really need to be buying the very expensive units. Keep in mind that

these
bubble-walls and such will promote algae growth rather heavilly, and

is
the
number one reason I don't use them anymore.

In terms of diffuser, I really enjoyed the bubble appearance of the

weighted
tubes, as long as I could hide the whole contraption. You need good

pressure
to flow air down the whole tube, though, so get a capable pump.


Thanks Arthur,

I was looking at the TetraTec Deepwater, as I read good and bad about

the
Rena pumps and they are a bit pricey. I was thinking of using the

ceramic
weighted tubes, so it's good to hear of your experience.

Too bad about the Algae though, but the fish will appreciate it.



"Bill Stock" wrote in message
. rogers.com...
I want to add a bubble wall to my 55 gallon. I had an old Hagen

Optima
that
I bought for a non fishy purpose about 20 years ago, but it's toast.

I
don't
imagine it's worth fixing, so what's a good alternative, Whisper,
Tetratec?

It should be cheap, quiet and have amazing output! But I'd settle

for
reasonably quiet and decent output. Should I use a couple of the

long
airstones for my wall or use the weighted tubes?









  #7  
Old August 1st 04, 09:40 PM
P. Wright
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Default Bubble Wall

I have a 40 gallon AP-150 for my 10 gal.

--
P. Wright



"Bill Stock" wrote in message
e.rogers.com...

"P. Wright" wrote in message
...
I have a Tetratec pump hooked to a weighted tube in my 10 gal., and the
effect is great!


Which TetraTec, I have a deep 55 gallon.


--
P. Wright



"Bill Stock" wrote in message
t.cable.rogers.com...

"Arthur Urban" wrote in message
...
Back in the day, I had real good success with Whisper products, but

you
really need to be buying the very expensive units. Keep in mind that

these
bubble-walls and such will promote algae growth rather heavilly, and

is
the
number one reason I don't use them anymore.

In terms of diffuser, I really enjoyed the bubble appearance of the
weighted
tubes, as long as I could hide the whole contraption. You need good
pressure
to flow air down the whole tube, though, so get a capable pump.

Thanks Arthur,

I was looking at the TetraTec Deepwater, as I read good and bad about

the
Rena pumps and they are a bit pricey. I was thinking of using the

ceramic
weighted tubes, so it's good to hear of your experience.

Too bad about the Algae though, but the fish will appreciate it.



"Bill Stock" wrote in message
. rogers.com...
I want to add a bubble wall to my 55 gallon. I had an old Hagen

Optima
that
I bought for a non fishy purpose about 20 years ago, but it's

toast.
I
don't
imagine it's worth fixing, so what's a good alternative, Whisper,
Tetratec?

It should be cheap, quiet and have amazing output! But I'd

settle
for
reasonably quiet and decent output. Should I use a couple of the

long
airstones for my wall or use the weighted tubes?












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Old March 29th 11, 06:58 PM
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I don't absolutely apperceive the differences in amount amid the alterebrands, but I do apperceive that it takes added ability to force air through air stones, appropriately you would accept to get a added powerful/expensive air pump to do this.
 




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