FujiMAC Air Pumps are available

Fish Pond Products have FujiMac Air Pumps in stock, in various sizes. These pumps are perfect for providing aeration to your pond. We have in stock the MAC40R, MAC80R, MAC120R and MAC200R.

The key to longevity of diaphragm pumps is the operating temperature. FujiMAC pumps operate much cooler than other pumps. Therefore they will operate longer without issues.

FujiMac Air Pumps:

  • Provide long life operation. These air pumps have minimized housing temperature rise so your pump has extended use. Engineers rigorously test the Air pumps for endurance so consequently they are reliable long term.
  • Are energy efficient. The efficiency of the pump means that it consumes less power and so it therefore costs less to run.
  • Are easy to maintain. Pumps do not need lubricant. And in addition to this the diaphragm assembly can be easily replaced with the purchase of a rebuild kit.
  • Have a simple structure. These pumps are Oil-less and have proven, strong durability.
  • Have quiet operation. These pumps have an established noise suppression mechanism to ensure quiet operation.

In conclusion if you require an Air Pump for your Pond a FujiMAc Air Pump will provide you with a reliable, long term service.

HiBlow Air Pumps are Available

Fish Pond Products have HiBlow air pumps in stock. We have the HP-40 and HP-80 available for purchase. We provide free shipping to the continental US for all of our pumps including the HP-40 and HP-80. To have a pump shipped to Hawaii, Alaska or Puerto Rico please contact us for pricing.

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. These 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.

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How to install your air pump correctly

The benefits of an air pump for your pond are regularly discussed. An air pump introduces oxygen to your pond keeping it both aerated and circulating water. However although your air pump introduces air into your pond you must be aware to NEVER install an air pump BELOW water level! Water and electricity do not mix well!

Always consult the manufacturer’s installation guide when putting in your air pump. This will ensure maximum efficiency. It is also recommended to insulate your air pump. This will mean that in the colder months it does not add too cold air into your pond water. This will also help protect your air pump. Although necessary air pumps are not always designed with beauty in mind so you may also want to consider ‘hiding’ it in the landscape.

What factors effect the amount of oxygen in my pond?

The amount of oxygen water can hold is dependent upon three main factors: atmospheric pressure, salinity and temperature. As altitude increases water can hold less oxygen. Pond owners in states such as Colorado need to be aware of this. Fresh water pond owners will not generally find salt content an important factor.

The most important factor is water temperature. As temperature increases, water can hold less oxygen. Most aeration problems occur from June through September. The reasons for this are that water can hold less oxygen as it becomes warmer. Plants and animals respiration rates increase with the warmer water, so more oxygen is used. Finally on cloudy or still days in summer the amount of oxygen that is produced reduces.

It is always essential for a pond to have sufficient aeration for it to thrive. Pond owners may want to consider adding an air pump to their pond. An air pump will ensure that a pond has sufficient aeration and circulation. Make sure that you have an air pump the correct size for your pond. The correct size pump will ensure that you have sufficient aeration.

Reducing temperature fluctuation

Wow winter just arrived this week in my part of the world. However that is not to say that we wont see temperatures back up in the 60s and even 70s next week. It is the fluctuation in temperature at this time of year that can cause problems in your pond.

If you have a very deep pond the temperature fluctuations will not be as dramatic. However in a shallow pond it can be substantial and this can stress your pond life. Stressed fish often  get sick or even in worse case scenarios die. What a pond owner therefore wants to do is try to stabilize the temperature of their pond so it doesn’t fluctuate as much and doesn’t have vast variations in temperature through the pond.

An air pump can help with water circulation that will ensure that your pond water temperature is more consistent throughout the pond. Also as long as the pump is insulated it will pump air into the pond that is not too cold. It will also keep a hole in the ice to ensure that gases that are detrimental to your fish can escape.

Preparing your pond for Winter

The phrase ‘Winter is Coming’ is now well known to many and to those who haven’t heard the phrase they must still be aware of the implications. You need to prepare for winter and this is certainly true for pond owners. If you live in an area where you expect to get temperatures cold enough to form ice on your pond you need to have a plan in place before the ice forms. You need to ensure that you still have a healthy and thriving pond once Spring arrives.
You may want to consider an air pump. This will introduce air into your pond therefore oxygenating it. An air pump will also create water circulation. This will be good for your pond life, plants, fish and beneficial bacteria. These all need oxygen to survive the winter months especially if your pond is covered in ice. An air pump will also keep a hole in the ice to let gases to escape from the pond.

The air pump sits outside of the pond so it will need to be insulated. If it is not insulated it could introduce too cold air into your pond water. If the air is too cold it could be harmful to pond life. You will need this pump to run throughout the winter to ensure that your pond stays healthy through the entire season. Therefore you might also wish to consider buying a rebuild kit so you can carry out maintenance on your pump without having to wait for parts to be delivered. Winter is certainly on its way!

Helping your garden pond stay clean and clear

If you have a pond possibly the most important thing in it is the water. You want your pond to be able to support any pond life that you have. You also want your pond to be clear enough that you can see your pond life for your pond to look attractive.

In the wild ponds generally have a lot of water going into and then out of the pond. Therefore aeration and circulation are addressed naturally. There is often also a larger volume of water so it is less likely that the pond will become full of undesirable sludge, gases and nutrients. The movement of water can also help flush out unwanted decomposing organic matter and help keep that pond balanced. Your garden pond will not generally have a natural water source so you may need to help it along.

You can help maintain the balance in your pond by adding beneficial bacteria with a pond additive. These products help keep your pond’s nutrients balanced by ensuring that you have sufficient beneficial bacteria in your pond. This, in turn, reduces the amount of undesirable waste in your pond and so improves the clarity of your water and also its nutrient content.

You also need to ensure that your pond is sufficiently aerated so these bacteria can thrive. If you add an air pump this will help with aeration and water circulation in your pond. This again is, of course, beneficial to all pond life in your pond including the beneficial bacteria.

Do you think that your fish are stressed?

You wouldn’t think that a fish’s life was overly stressful. However fish can get stressed when their environment is not adequate or not constant. This can even lead to fish deaths.

If a pond does not have sufficient oxygen and all pond life is competing for oxygen this can cause stress for your fish. If your fish are at the surface gulping for air then your pond is highly likely to be insufficiently aerated. An air pump is placed on the ground outside the pond. It can be hidden to blend into the landscape around your pond and then introduces air into your pond. You will want to ensure that it is insulated so is not introducing too cold air into the pond which can also lead to stressed fish. The oxygen that is taken up by fish, plants, bacteria etc is then replenished and all pond inhabitants remain unstressed.

The circulation of water created by your air pump will also enable you to keep a hole in the ice over the winter that can form on your pond. This will let undesirable gases escape from your pond which can also keep your fish happy.

If you do want your fish to thrive in your pond consider getting an air pump facilitate this.

Do you have a Pond or a Lake?

Do you have a pond or a lake? It’s actually not as easily or definitively answered as you might think. Although it is generally understood that a pond is smaller than a lake there is no specific calculation to tell you which you have in your yard.

A definition for a pond could be ‘bodies of water where light penetrates to the bottom of the waterbody’. It could also be ‘bodies of water shallow enough for rooted water plants to grow throughout’. Another could be ‘bodies of water which lack wave action on the shoreline.’ However not everyone agree with this.

I think whatever you have in your yard, pond or lake, it will have similar characteristics. You will want to ensure that it remains healthy and vibrant. That will necessitate sufficient aeration and a good balance of nutrients so you may want to invest in an air pump and pond additives.