Problems with an undersized air pump

Blue Diamond Air Pumps

Fish Pond Products has the Blue Diamond ET air pump range in stock and available for purchase. We have the ET40, ET60, ET80, ET100, ET120, ET150 and ET200 ready to be shipped. We also have the rebuild kits for pump maintenance.

Blue Diamond ET air pumps have green drive technology. Blue Diamond ET pumps have energy efficient motors that have low power consumption. This is ideal when you need your pump to be operating constantly to ensure the health of your pond life.

These pumps have a specially made diaphragm material to increase the life on your pump. They are also easy to service with a well priced rebuild kits. These pumps have no wearing parts so there is no reduction in performance due to general wear on parts.

Blue Diamond pumps are strong and have compact construction. They are also weatherproof.

The pumps are suited to intermittent or constant duty applications.

If you require an air pump for your pond go to our shop for more information. There is also information on other blogs about the benefits and uses for an air pump. You can buy a pump by following the below links or by going to our shop.

http://fishpondproducts.com/product/blue-diamond-et40-series-air-pump/

http://fishpondproducts.com/product/blue-diamond-et60-series-air-pump/

http://fishpondproducts.com/product/blue-diamond-et80-series-air-pump/

http://fishpondproducts.com/product/blue-diamond-et100-series-air-pump/

http://fishpondproducts.com/product/blue-diamond-et120-series-air-pump/

http://fishpondproducts.com/product/blue-diamond-et150-series-air-pump/

http://fishpondproducts.com/product/blue-diamond-et200-series-air-pump/

HiBlow Air Pumps

We have HiBlow air pumps in stock. We have the HP-40 and HP-80 available for purchase.

These pumps are designed to provide long term service.  HP pumps provide clean, oil-free flow, long life, low noise, low power consumption, low vibration and low starting current. HiBlow HP pumps are equipped with thermal overload protection.

The HP-40’s statistics are as follows:

Max Flow: 2.8 cfm

Max Cont. Operating Pressure: 2.9 psi

Power Consumption: 38 (Watts)

Noise-Level: 32 (dba@1m.)

Weight: 12.5 lbs

The HP-80’s statistics are as follows:

Max Flow: 4.2 cfm

Max Cont. Operating Pressure: 3.6 psi

Power Consumption: 71 (Watts)

Noise-Level: 36 (dba@1m.)

Weight: 15.4 lbs

For further information or for purchase please visit our shop.

Blue Diamond Air Pumps in Stock

Fish Pond Products has the entire Blue Diamond ET air pump range in stock available for purchase. We have the ET40, ET60, EY80, ET100, ET120, ET150 and ET200. We also have the corresponding rebuild kits available.

The Blue Diamond ET air pumps have green drive technology which means that their energy efficient motors have low power consumption.

These pumps have a specially formulated diaphragm material for extended life on your pump. They are also easy to service with a competitively priced rebuild kit. Because they have no wearing parts there is therefore no reduction in performance.

Blue Diamond pumps are robust and have compact construction. They are also weatherproof.

The pumps are suited to intermittent or continuous duty applications

If you require an air pump for your pond go to our shop for more information.

How to reduce algae growth in your pond

If you have algae in your pond it is probably not because you have put it there. A thick layer of string algae is not attractive and can certainly be detrimental to your pond life.

If you have algae in your pond it is probably because you have an excess of algal nutrients, including carbon dioxide in the water. Ponds without active aeration or gas exchange provide ideal growing conditions for this undesirable growth.

Persistent algae growth is often a symptom of an unbalanced pond ecosystem. You need beneficial bacteria in your pond to ensure that you maintain the correct level of nutrients in your pond. Without this balance you encourage its growth.

Pond Additives are specifically formulated to keep you pond healthy and maintain the balance in your pond. They can also remove unsightly and bad smelling sludge from your pond.

It is possible that your pond also has badly circulating or stagnant water. If you do not have sufficient aeration in your pond you can encourage the growth of algae. An air pump can dramatically increase circulation and aeration in your pond to help increase the dissolved oxygen in your pond and make conditions less favorable for pond life that prefers higher concentrations of carbon dioxide, stagnant or poorly circulated water.

 

Is the circulation in my pond sufficient?

Do your fish spend a lot of time at the surface sometimes gulping air? Do you have a bad smell coming from your pond? Then you most likely do not have enough circulation. If a large number of fish die in your pond then you may not have sufficient oxygen in your pond.

If you already have a waterfall or fountain it may not be adding enough circulation so you may want to consider a larger or additional pump. You may also want to consider adding an additional fountain or waterfall. It may also be necessary to remove plants and fish when these become excessive.

However by simply adding an air pump you can greatly increase the amount of aeration and circulation in your pond without going to the time and expense of adding additional features to your pond which may not have as effective results as an air pump.