Aeration Pumps 20 Air Pump
This is the second one I have purchased. The first one ran for years before it needed repairs. Parts were available. Ran for several years after repair before I decided to replace it. Got larger one this time, I like equipment the stays the same model after model and parts are available.
May 27, 2013
A fine product
I had read that some of these pumps are noisy or that they do not pump well enough. Well in my experience, the 40 sized pump works very well and is feeding two sandstones which are bubbling to a large degree. The pump is positioned outside under an artificial rock and when I walk up to the rock it is no more noisy than previous smaller pumps that I have had so that is not a problem noise or volume of air produced.
The only thing that was a problem is that it is not easy to find adapters to get from the large output to those of the 1/4" hose and sand stones plus making a T with the water hose adapters was how my T was accomplished. This needs to be worked on but is NOT the pumps fault.
November 25, 2011
I HAVE BEEN DOING PONDS/FISH FOR MANY YEARS. I HAVE THE 40 AND IT WORKS GREAT. VERY QUITE,PUMPS LOTS OF AIR. I HAVE 7 AIRSTONES AND THE ARE ALL BUBBLING LIKE CRAZY.
I HAVE HAD MANY AIR PUMPS,THIS ONE, SO FAR, IS AS GOOD AS THE MORE EXPENSIVE MODELS. MY AIRSTONES ARE BETWEEN
18" AND 36" DEEP.
August 13, 2011
Pretty darn good pump...
This is actually the second one of these pumps I've purchased. The first one was the exact same model and lasted me about 5 years. The pump was exposed to the elements the entire time and did a great job. Some have complained about the pump being noisy and I agree it is just a little bit noisy; but not horrible. I easily fixed this by putting one of those fake plastic rock housings over it. I can barely hear it now.
I have an 1800 gallon pond and this little pump was a real workhorse and was never off the entire life of the pump. The rubber diaphragms eventually got brittle and cracked which was totally acceptable for me based on the pump life and price and it's exposure to the outdoors. The cost of 2 replacement diaphragms was barely less than a whole new pump, so I just went with the new air pump.
With the appropriate round air stone and weighted air tubing the entire kit is great and very effective. It even helped with water clarity by making particulate matter settle. I hired a 'pond guy' to build me a waterfall several years ago and he really mucked up the water doing the job, and the water level was down about 18"- about 1/2 depth. I kept this air pump running the entire project while the water pump was out of commission and even the pond guy said he was surprised and impressed by how well the pump worked to settle the particulate matter and keep my fish happy. I kept my fish in the pond for the work, by the way, and they were all good.
My fish are happy, I'm happy and I will buy this pump again in another 5 years, or later, when it's time for a new one.
January 17, 2014