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  1. #1
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    Air Pump Roll Call

    Time to gather up the data and specs on air pumps that everyone uses. We'll want to know all the specs you have on it so that everyone in the club can feel like they are making an informed decision when looking to upgrade.... such as myself.

    So, what we are looking for is this;

    1. Pump Brand
    2. Pump Model
    3. Pump CFM or LPM rating
    4. Type of pump, linear or diaphragm?
    5. Noise level of the pump
    6. How many outlets was it rated to run?
    7. Where did you buy it?
    8. Current number of outlets being run.
    9. Is your pump maxed out or can it handle more?
    10. General thoughts on your pump overall.
    11. Cost of the pump

    If I missed something that you think should be added, just let me know.

    Thanks to Roy for catching that I didn't have the price factor in there.
    Last edited by Pharaoh; 10-18-2012 at 11:43 AM.
    Bobby

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    I'll start...

    1. Jehmco
    2. DAPPH30
    3. 40LPM at 1.5psi
    4. Diaphram air pump
    5. It runs about 87dB
    6. 20-35 outlets per Jehmco
    7. www.jehmco.com
    8. Currently running 32 outlets
    9. I'm pretty sure it is maxed out. If install any more, I lose flow to another tank.
    10. I like the pump, it could be a little quieter in the room, but overall it is solid. I just need something bigger as I plan on installing more tanks.
    11. Costs $119, new. I got it used from a good friend.
    Last edited by Pharaoh; 10-17-2012 at 11:36 AM.
    Bobby

  3. #3
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    1. Pump Brand = Jehmco
    2. Pump Model = LPH80
    3. Pump CFM or LPM rating = 82 LPM
    4. Type of pump, linear or piston? = Linear
    5. Noise level of the pump = Not sure of decibels but it's very quiet, hardly hear it running
    6. How many outlets was it rated to run? = 60-80 outlets
    7. Where did you buy it? = Jehmco
    8. Current number of outlets being run. = approx. 45
    9. Is your pump maxed out or can it handle more? = can handle more
    10. General thoughts on your pump overall. = Love it. Money well spent. Speaking of which, I would add one more criteria for your survey...
    11. Cost? = $325

    Roy

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    I'll help Chris Eichrodt out with his pump since it used to be mine.

    1. Pump Brand - Supreme Pondmaster
    2. Pump Model - AP-40
    3. 1.67 CFM
    4. Diaphragm air pump
    5. Pump was running about 93-94 dB
    6. ~33
    7. Bought it up from another club member
    8. ~28
    9. This pump appeared to be maxed out a 28 outlets.
    10. Solid pump for a diaphragm. Could be a bit quieter in comparison.
    11. Sells for about $150-$200 currently
    Bobby

  5. #5
    1. Pump Brand = Jehmco
    2. Pump Model = LPH120
    3. Pump CFM or LPM rating = 142 LPM @ 1.5 psi
    4. Type of pump, linear or piston? = Linear
    5. Noise level of the pump = Less than the bubbling of my sponge filters. Love how quiet it runs.
    6. How many outlets was it rated to run? = 105-130 outlets
    7. Where did you buy it? = Jehmco
    8. Current number of outlets being run. = 88
    9. Is your pump maxed out or can it handle more? = can take more
    10. General thoughts on your pump overall. = Tried the LPH100 and it wasn't enough for my needs. This one rocks.
    11. Cost - Arm, Leg, first-born child, and a bag of chips. ($435)

  6. #6
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    Ummmm
    10 dollar pump from lfs.
    lol

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    I'm thinking that the LPH80 might be the pump for me. I'm looking at a max of 60 outlets in my fish room.
    Bobby

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    No one else using air pumps on their fish room? I know Bradley is, so he had better post up at least the info of where he was at before downsizing.
    Bobby

  9. #9
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    I also use the Jehmco LPH80. Roy has the specs covered above. The Jehmco linear piston pumps are very nice.
    Tanganyikans Rule! Currently keeding sandsifters, featherfins, cyprichromis, lamprologus, tropheus, and other Tanganyikan oddities.

  10. #10
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    1) alita
    2) al-200
    3) lpm-200, cfm-7.0, 2.9 psi
    4) linear
    5) sound llevel-45dB
    6) rated for 200-210. (note, the ratings were on vendor websites and not from Alita.)
    7) aquasythe.com
    8) 124 outlets
    9) maxed out or close to maxed out.
    10) pump is quiet. I cannot hear it over my dehumidifier. Pump is not as strong as I thought.
    11) so expensive, I had to put it on lay-away. J/K! Cost-$629(free shipping)
    Side note: I use 2.5" PVC airline.

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    That's the first negative comment I've heard about Alita pumps. But with your results, I would think it is well deserved.
    Bobby

 

 

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