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Three air pump questions.......have any takers?
    #4660454 - 09/14/05 04:27 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

I have decided to rig up an air pump for my terraniums so I don't have to worry about the humidity and air exchange. On with the questions.

1) Do you still need an air pump when you are casing, I have only seen them with cakes and the wand in the perlite (or geolite).

2) How BIG of a pump do you need for decent air exchange? Any will do?

3) To filter the air being sucked into the pump, would enclosing it in a cardboard box with holes stuffed between some polyfill do the trick in both noise dampening and filtering the intake air to reduce contams?

Thank ya much!!


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Re: Three air pump questions.......have any takers? [Re: tokey666]
    #4660465 - 09/14/05 04:30 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

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Re: Three air pump questions.......have any takers? [Re: tokey666]
    #4660482 - 09/14/05 04:34 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

1. Yes, it will work:



2. This depends on the size of your chamber. I used a Walmart pump that was rated for 50-70 gal aquariums with dual outlets on a 54 quart rubbermaid chamber.

3. I never used a filter around the air pump. They usually come with a small filter and if your bubblewands are under water, the water will catch any potential contaminant. Just put a little peroxide in the water.


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Re: Three air pump questions.......have any takers? [Re: FooMan]
    #4660497 - 09/14/05 04:36 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

For noise dampening, just set the pump on a towel. It's usually the vibration that comes from setting the pump on a hard surface that makes noise rather than the pump itself.


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Re: Three air pump questions.......have any takers? [Re: FooMan]
    #4660897 - 09/14/05 05:39 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Yeah, mine pump hangs by wire ties off the towel rack ;-) I'd say just use a pump rated for your size grow chamber.


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Re: Three air pump questions.......have any takers? [Re: WhAcKeD]
    #4661082 - 09/14/05 06:19 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Thanks for the advice.

I actually use air pumps for aeroponics in another grow operation, and they are setting on a thick piece of foam. Works great.

I am mainly just wondering about the size of the air pump. Air pumps are rated for fish to live in water, not mushrooms to get enough CO2 exchange, lol, which is why I would believe that any small pump would do, but I may be wrong.

Has anyone upgraded from a small pump to a larger one and seen improvements?

Again, thanks all!


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