Fluval Q1 and Q2 Air Pumps Q1 (Mfg# A-850)
These air pumps work just fine.
Have two of these each blowing a 3" air stone in a beautiful 180 gallon tank and they work just fine. Actually had to turn them down a bit because they were pumping a little to strong. They are not the quietest air pumps in the world but they are not ridiculously loud either. One of them is well over a year old and has lost a little bit of pep but is still blowing pretty good. I would definitely buy one of these again if need be.
February 26, 2015
Good Quality Air Pump
Setup was quick and easy. I bought this with a check valve, air line tubing, and airstone. Setup was less than 5 minutes and is simply a plug and play system. Quiet operation and does its job. Happy Cichlids
May 13, 2014
Very Nice Pump
I've had the Q2 now for about 4 months. Found it to be very quiet and very strong. I chose this as I am using on a 56 gal tank on a stand. Since the 56 is 24" deep and on a stand, I needed a lot of tubing. I wanted a pump with some muscle and yet since in my office it needed to be quiet. It has fully met my requirements and satisfaction. Admittedly not super quiet but much more so than many other brands I have used. I have been a hobbyist for over 50 years and this is one of the best for the money I have come across.
January 24, 2014
I purchased this product hopeing that it would be quite and user friendly, it does both and I was very satisfied with it. I would recommend it to anyone who is thinking about it buying it.
January 23, 2014