Durable and Reliable AIR PUMPS
The Air Pump is as important as the Water Pump, because without air in the system your fish will die, and they’ll do it fast. This is because even water life needs oxygen. In fact, the water oxygen level, called dissolved oxygen, is one of the most important water quality components in an Aquaponics system; and it needs to be of sufficient quantity. The best levels of dissolved oxygen are close to 80% saturation, which translates as 6-7 parts per million–ppm (milligrams per liter). Levels below 3 ppm are a hardship on aquatic life and levels under 1 ppm are deadly.
These high levels of Dissolved Oxygen cannot be achieved by returning water, even if dropped from a height. You have to have an air pump pushing air to aerators in your tank or pond.
The AP-793 has a high quality aluminum alloy housing and a water resistant cylinder and piston. This 120V, 60Hz, 18 Watt Pump pushes 793 gallons of air per hour. It also comes with a 6 outlet valved air divider.
The AP-1300 has a high quality aluminum alloy housing and a water resistant cylinder and piston. This 120V, 60Hz, 80 Watt Pump pushes 1300 gallons of air per hour. It also comes with a 8 outlet valved air divider.
The AP-3566 has a high quality aluminum alloy housing and a water resistant cylinder and piston. This 120V, 60Hz, 200 Watt Pump pushes 3566 gallons of air per hour. It also comes with a 12 outlet valved air divider.
EcoPlus Commercial Air Pumps
Widely used to provide oxygen in aquariums, fish farms, hydroponic and Aquaponics Systems. One year warranty. Will meet many requirements of pumps with air dividers from six to twelve outlets. Cylinders and pistons are made of excellent materials, making the pump strong, durable. Convenient to operate without oil or much noise. These pumps come with a 1 year warranty.
Fish may be water breathers, but that doesn't mean they don't need Air. If you fail to include an Air Pump or if your Air Pump fails, your fish will die in a matter of hours.
So when it comes to moving air through your Aquaponics STEM & Family PLUG & GROW™ Food Growing System's Fish Tank, choosing the right Air Pump was one of the most important choices we made. And we've made it easy for you by including one of these reliable Blue Diamond Piston Air Pumps seen below with your System. If you're building your own AP System, we have you covered.
The AP-1030 has a high quality aluminum alloy housing and a water resistant cylinder and piston. This 120V, 60Hz, 35 Watt Pump pushes 1030 gallons of air per hour. It also comes with a 6 outlet valved air divider.
Blue Diamond Economical Piston Air Pumps
Robust and virtually maintenance free. Exceptionally large airflow for the size of unit. Supplied complete with manifold for running several systems on a single pump.
The AC piston range of air compressors is suitable for applications where high pressure is required to provide a continuous supply of oil-free air. Used in conjunction with air stones or diffusers, they are suitable for the aeration of larger hydroponic growing systems or aquatic tanks. These Air Pumps have a 1 year warranty.
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Model # GPH Bar Watts Fitting Manifold Price
AC45 714 0.18 22 0.3" 6 Way $41.00
Blue Diamond 12 VDC Air Pump/Compressor
The ACO-006 is 12 VDC air pump that produces up to 1584 GPH and maximum pressure of 13 PSI. The ACO-006 compressor is large in output and high pressure. With dual operation of air compressor and vacuum pump, it is suitable for a wide number of applications but most commonly used in vehicle operated applications such as the transportation of fish and comes with an 8 way manifold. This pump has a 2 year warranty.
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