Penn-Plax APB1 First Impressions

Good luck.

I'm using it for small start-up hydroponic system. Works well in my 75 gal tank running a 36 inch bubble stick! I have 3 of them on different surfaces. Overall seems like a good air pump. Though the 18W model isn't so loud that it can only be used outside. And there are fixes around all of it. It still works internally, but no air.

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Penn-Plax APB1 Final Thoughts

I hope this helps anyone.

This seems to be a good little pump that really puts out some air! For the money, this air pump cannot be beat. I had to use valves to reduce the output. This happened to me with this unit. If that is true-then no wonder this is pretty quiet! I cleaned the sponge and hooked it all back up, hardly any air was coming out. The pump is so powerful that it pushed off the connection tube several times.

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  • Penn-Plax APB1 Features & Specs
  • Aquarium Air pump runs on 4D batteries when it senses that electrical current is interrupted. It will switch from electric to battery operated automatically. Pump is designed for ultra-quiet operation.
  • Pump has an adjustable flow control dial with dual air outlets to customize your air flow according to your needs. A handy power indicator light helps to identify which power source is being used.
  • Aquarium Air pump is safe to use in tanks up to 55 gallons and can provide power for 150 hours. Larger tanks would require more than one unit. Air pump uses 110 volt electrical current.
  • A check value is recommended but not included in the kit. Pump is safe for both freshwater and marine environments.
  • Operates on your home’s normal (AC) electrical power; pump will only switch to battery power (DC) if it senses an electricity outage, ensuring continuous tank aeration. Fish need a constant supply of oxygen for survival.
  • Manufacture: Penn-Plax
  • Product Dimensions: 2.8 x 8 x 6.75 inches; 1.14 Pounds

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