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    Hi everyone,

    My first post and I'm just curious about a good size airstone for the Tetra Whisper 300 ..... not to big
    but will give a good flow of bubbles. I've just purchased this pump online and I'm just not familiar
    with how large of a stone/bar I can use, as I've only ever used a smaller pump and a 1" stone. I'm
    just looking for a nicer looking & greater flow of bubbles.

    I will have it in my 3ft goldfish tank and will be putting it on the bottom at the back.

    Thanks for your suggestions.

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    Welcome to the AC.

    I'm not familiar with that particular pump, but a quick search shows that it is quite powerful...is the airflow rate adjustable?

    You could most likely use any airstone you wish, but unless the airflow is adjustable, you might have some serious boiling bubbling going on, lol
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    You could run a couple airstones or bars off that pump depending on how deep the tank is. The deeper the tank, the more air power you'll need.

    Or consider a bubble wall curtain along the back?

    If it's too much flow just get yourself one of these
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    So if you are talking about the AP300 then according to Tetra product description;

    Product Description
    The Tetra Whisper AP300 Aquarium Air Pump delivers air where fish need it most. This powerful pump adds dramatic bubble effects to tanks as tall as 8 feet. Deliver air to all of your powered accessories with just one pump – the Tetra Whisper DeepWater series can run up to 10 accessories in tanks up to 24” deep, typically 90 to 180 gallons. Never buy another pump or worry about oxygen in your aquarium water – the Tetra Whisper AP300 Aquarium Air Pump carries a limited lifetime warranty (see product packaging for details). Whisper Air Pumps are Tetra brand’s most powerful line of air pumps. The pumps are designed for situations that produce greater back pressure, such as deep tanks (up to 8 feet deep), long decorator air stones, multiple air stones in one or more tanks, and protein skimmers for saltwater. UL Listed. Since 1951, Tetra has developed the world’s most comprehensive body of fish food knowledge, and fishkeeping enthusiasts have looked to the brand for products and solutions that add ease and beauty to their home. Whether you're an experienced hobbyist or just starting out, Tetra has everything you need – from a large variety of quality fish food and innovative equipment to test kits and decor.
    So you will have a lot of power to run multiple airstones, like Slapp suggested. I would get a gang valve which will allow you to run multiple stones and have some control regarding air flow to the stones. Heck with goldfish you may even want an extra sponge filter.


    https://www.amazon.com/Penn-Plax-Lok.../dp/B0026XWLQA

    I have had one of these and used them on and off for decades, sturdy and doesn't leak air. Can't beat Pen Plax gang valves, lol.
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    IME a sponge filter is much bette than airstones or bubble wands. Those always accumulate minerals and clog up over time. reducing the airflow and circulation. The ATI hydrosponge pro series are the best I've found in many years of keeping aquariums, but cheaper look-alike products are also available that may be just as good. Never tried the MIT knockoffs myself, but I haven't bought any new ones for years either.

    Incidentally, the Whisper 300 air pumps are the best I've ever found. Used them for many years w/out replacing any diaphragms or silicone valbes. The blue dome models are junk, not nearly as much air pressure and their diaphragms wore out very quickly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by toddnbecka View Post
    Incidentally, the Whisper 300 air pumps are the best I've ever found. Used them for many years w/out replacing any diaphragms or silicone valbes. The blue dome models are junk, not nearly as much air pressure and their diaphragms wore out very quickly.

    Agree 100% They are reliable and powerful. I also have used them forever without any replacement of parts, just changing the air tubing when it gets hard.
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