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how to make an aquarium air pump

hi all
so i do not know much about air pumps, but i wanted to construct one
i know i need a diaphgram for the pump, but what else do i need?
i found this replacement part (http://cgi.ebay.com/Perfecto-Aquarium-Air-Pump-200-Replacement-Diaphragm_W0QQitemZ200197939820QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item2e9cba226c&_trksid=p3286.m20.l1116) which was the diaphragm pump itself

it has some magnet part which it attaches to for the electric part,
but say i wanted to make it to a kind of attachment where i wanted it to split to two wires, how would this work?

thanks!

kmuse13 years ago
Huh, yeah i know that these pump aren't expensive,but how do i make an air pump water from one tank, to another one? Sorry, these is for my project(hydroponic)... I have seen one b4(just a draw sketch)... but i really don't know how it work ;(... Sorry my english grammar was sooo bad...
lemonie5 years ago
These pumps aren't that expensive, if you're having to buy the individual parts you'd be better buying the whole unit?
I believe these have the diaphragm driven by a solenoid, rather like Wahl clippers.

Don't understand what you mean about splitting 2 wires - can you elaborate?

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