whats the best air pump?
Hi All. I am just beginning a grow in a nft 424 tank in my growdrobe.
I have just tried the airstone in the sink with an air pump my friend gave me (which was nice).
Anyway, the volume level from the pump (hailea aco-2204) is outrageous!
I've tried wrapping the thing in foam, but as the growdrobe is in my bedroom (this is the only place!), it's hard to sleep let alone put up with a constant 'drrrrrrrr' in the background! Desperate for a quieter pump.
any help, much appreciated.
Last edited by pilgrim69; 12-03-08 at 05:54 PM.
Reason: adding a bit more info
Extremely quiet and powerful, the Tetratec range of air pumps incorporate a powerful long-lasting diaphragm, noise suppression chambers and rubber feet - all of which contribute to a long lifespan and superior performance.
Seems to be what your looking for :P
Yeah those tetratec pumps are pretty quiet, you can try hanging the pump so its not touching any surfaces so less vibrations.
you dont need an air pump with NFT that would be totaly defeating the purpose of Nutrient Film Technique
the plants have access to atmospheric oxygen (the air around it) therefore you should not need an air pump the flowing back down into the reservoir oxygenates the water
just my 2p worth
Its not necessary sure but some growers run an airstone in nft reservoirs, there ya go.
Originally Posted by organix
people grow all different ways but all i was saying is that true NFT doesnt use airstoes and air pumps
there ya go yerself m8!
putting an airstone in the res hardly disqualifies it from being "true nft" it can be seen as a precautionary measure to ensure dissolved oxygen levels(not atmospheric oxygen)are kept optimum and I have grown in nft many times I'm not a noob.
to all those who replied, much obliged.
I think the current noise box, er...pump, is heading for the bin!
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