A great device for powerful aeration in a medium-sized aquarium. It works without complaints, however, over time it becomes more noisy.
I have long wanted to buy a water pump for aeration of the aquarium, before that I had several models from Soviet to modern, but they differed by the increased volume of work. If we consider that the aquarium is in my room, then it’s not like sleeping, and even sitting in it was impossible – it seemed that a drill or a drill machine was working nearby. Therefore, one of the important selection criteria was a lower volume of the instrument.
The water pump for aquariums "Tetra APS 300" is a very quiet and reliable water pump for aquariums 120-300 l.
- extremely low noise level due to noise-reducing cameras;
- innovative design, sealed hull walls, vibration-reducing rubber feet;
- high level of quality and reliability;
- uniform air supply due to the powerful and durable membrane;
- air valve to adjust the air supply in the kit;
- high level of ease of maintenance;
- quality control certificates TUV / GS, quality certificate CE.
Productivity (air supply): 300 l / h. Power consumption: 4.5 watts.
Number of nozzles for air release: 2.
The number of taps to regulate the air supply: 2.
3 year warranty.
Material Plastic, Rubber
Maximum volume of the aquarium, m 30.3
Productivity, l / h 300
Power consumption, W 4.5
Purpose For fish
Dimensions, mm 200 x 115 x 75
3 year warranty
Packing size, cm 21.5 x 10 x 16.5
Shipping Weight, g 865
- Manufacturing country: China.
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Tetra APS 300 – One of the line of similar water pumps, which are five for a different volume of the aquarium. Outwardly, each looks the same, and only by the different numbers in the name and size of the device can one model be distinguished from another. Otherwise, everything is similar – in a cardboard box with the characteristics and description of the content, there is an instruction that has disappeared from me untimely. Sam vodushny pump and warranty card – equipment is nowhere easier.
.° ☆ ‧ ° ‧ ° ☆ ∴ Appearance. The water pump of the original shape in the form of an arch is medium in size, gray, made of plastic. The upper part of the device is matte, which is convenient when moving – it does not slip out of hands. At the bottom of the legs are rubberized, they are very interestingly figuratively made, that the water pump itself resembles an antique handmade table. Puzatenky device is very cute and cute, and thanks to its legs it takes up little space on the shelf.
.° ☆ ‧ ° ‧ ° ☆ ∴ Structure. The water pump has a two-meter-long wire, sufficient to connect both inside the aquarium cabinet and with the device on the shelf. On the reverse side there is a hole for the tube, which will go to the aquarium. It must be purchased separately for the required size and thickness, depending on the composition inside the aquarium. Among other things, the sprayer itself is needed, which will disperse the air inside, they come in different types, sizes and externally different shape.
.° ☆ ‧ ° ‧ ° ☆ ∴ Installation Collect almost nothing, except for fixing the tube in a special outlet, and sprayer. But it is important to remember that The water pump can only be installed above the water level. That is, above the aquarium, otherwise the device will flood with water from the tube that is connected to the water. And here the attentive reader asks the question: how is it that I told about the installation in the cabinet or on the shelf, which are located below the water level !? That’s right, friends! In order to connect the device in a similar position, an additional device and a little dexterity will be required. The check valve saves those who wish to enjoy the benefits of humanity and hide them inside the same bollard. It is installed by connecting the tube and branching in a special way, it will require the help of men or knowledgeable people.
.° ☆ ‧ ° ‧ ° ☆ ∴ Noise. For the first three years, I hardly ever heard the work of a water pump, how happy I was at that time! But gradually the device began to rumble and perform louder and louder tasks. Reinstallation and the change of location of the water pump did not help – it still works much louder, it seems that something wears off over the years and can be fixed only by replacing it with a new device. It is difficult to sleep now, because the volume level is average, as with instruments that continuously buzz.
.° ☆ ‧ ° ‧ ° ☆ ∴ My experience. The water pump does not cause me any strong worries, I do not turn it off either for the night or periodically for no reason. Although there is a wrong opinion that in the aquarium it is necessary to turn off aeration, but it is fundamentally wrong – at night the plants absorb carbon dioxide less, and accordingly, they give out oxygen to the water. Therefore, such experiments do not bring good results. Almost all fish need air, except for those that have a double respiratory system and in addition to the gills, the ability to breathe by swallowing air near the surface of the water. But there are few of them, so it’s easier to understand that air is needed all the time, it’s impossible to overdo it with all quantities.
I do not know how much air you need to have a lot, despite the fact that she herself experimented a lot – brute force never happened, but the disadvantage is a more popular story. At the same time, I often notice that with a normally tuned aeration, the biological system is established faster in the aquarium and the plants develop better. But the terrible brown algae do not attack the surface of the glass so much as without aeration.
Tetra APS 300 prone to heating from the bottom of the device, which is not terrible, since all water pumps have this feature. The power consumption is sufficient for continuous and long work in the room, so this device is hardly suitable for pond or country conditions. The water pump is not located to function in conditions of increased dampness, or even more so with precipitation or moisture on it.
During operation, the water pump can move very little from a flat surface, so I put a mat under it. For several years of operation, I am satisfied with the quality of the device, it still remains powerful, even after a very long period of work. It draws any sprayer, even very large or system, I tried almost everything with the design of the aquarium. And if I again needed to choose between firms, I would take my favorite one again Tetra APS 300.
.° ☆ ‧ ° ‧ ° ☆ ∴ Care. Wipe the device with a dry cloth, periodically disconnect from the network and replace the incoming tube, as it tends to wear out and expand at the entrance. It is also recommended to check the operation of the check valve and that moisture does not appear near the device.
Tetra APS 300 – quality device that for many years helps to regularly supply air to the aquarium. The water pump works silently at first, but then different sounds and buzz appear, although the power and performance do not change. The device even blows out large structures.
With proper installation, it is possible to install a water pump below the water level, contrary to all rules. A lot of bubbles, they constantly fill the water with oxygen, allowing plants to grow better and live fish, and also protects the reservoir from the formation of brown algae.
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