Air pumps in parallel

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Frank
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Air pumps in parallel

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What do you think about smaller air pumps in parallel?

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Frank
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Pssymon
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Hey Frank,

To me it seems like multiple smaller pumps will always give better efficiency than one large pump. As measured in our tests. I don't think you can overcome this difference with any of the airlift types we know of. If I were building a pond where I would need a flow of 45000L per hour for example, I would always use three small pumps with three airlifts instead of one big one with one large membrane airlift.

Do you have a different experience?
Frank
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Thanks, that is my result too. :good:

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Frank
mralex
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It seems like everyone recommends one air pump per airlift. Why is that?

I already have a larger air pump, so I was think of splitting the output to 2 airlifts.

Thanks
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