AIR COMPRESSOR ADVICE

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  1. Alex Richards

    Alex Richards New Member

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    I am building my new aquarium. its a 900l tank with 350l sump. want to put air pipes under the sand. and just before water changes want to bubble dirt out. need a large volume compressor. will a oil free one be safe? using 3ml hydraulic fittings and making holes in them. gluing with silicone to base. will oil free be enough?
     
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    you can get a filter after the compressor that will ensure air is clean
    how guys in food manufacturing do it
     
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    Stupid question but how often do you intend to do a wc and how deep will the substrate be?
     
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    Use your sump pump. Make yourself a pipenetwork under your substrate and attach your sump pump to it for 5 min. It will work much better than air and you will not need an extra pump

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    water change is done weekly. in summer twice per week. we hit high 40 degrees here.. so rather push water through. sounds good. air compressor i was going to use is (link) http://www.loot.co.za/product/tradeair-oil-free-compressor-750w-x2/prtk-4571-g720. Am using jebao pumps 15000l/hour and a smaller one for night. also have 2 massive wave makers. aeration will be done in sump just before pump in a seperate chamber. also put in an autofill hopefully connected to a ro-system tank.
     
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