If you are an owner of an aquarium, you will know the importance of getting an air pump. Fish do not need to breathe air like humans do but they still need oxygen to survive.
Live plants in the ocean, rivers and pond are the oxygen supplies of fish. But in the aquarium, there are not any ingredients needed to produce oxygen.
By many different air pumps are available in the market, it is not difficult to find one, but finding the best aquarium air pumps may not an easy task. This article will help you avoid the overwhelming of choosing air pumps.
#1 Types of aquarium air pumps
There are two types of air pumps are electric and battery-powered. In case there are power outages, a battery-powered is a good ideal. Meanwhile, the electrics device is the most common products and easy to use by plug in the wall.
#2 Aquarium size
If you have a large tank, you will need an air pump with high power or more than one pump to meet the needs of your tank. Choosing air pumps to depend on your tank size.
If your tank is too much larger (high) and does not look like the other normal standard tank, you will need to check the end to see whether the pump is efficient with your whole tank or not.
For example, if you have a deep tank (about 18-20 inches high). The best aquarium air pump for you is the one that can pump air too much further from the water surface.
The most important factor that all fish keeper looking for when choosing an air pump is how quiet the pump is. You won’t certainly want to have a noise aquarium in your house and affect other activities. Ensure the air pump you are planning to buy does not produce lots of noise.