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how can i control the airflow coming from my airpump for a brine shrimp hatchery? Answered

i think i want to make a valve of some type on the tubing itself. i have an airpump that doesnt come with any flow control, i put a tube on that and an airstone at the end, but my "aquarium" is really small (gallon and a half, tops) and the bubbles are causing havoc. I need to be able to divert some of the air somewhere along the tube. any help would be appreciated.

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Vyger
Vyger

8 years ago

And another really cheap but effective solution would be to get a small clamp or even a pair of vise grips and clamp it on the hose line. Just tighten it or loosen it to adjust the flow.

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Burf
Burf

8 years ago

Take hot pin and burn one or more small hole(s) in the air hose before it enters the tank. Burn one hole, check the results and either enlarge or add more holes until the volume of air entering the tank falls to the desired volume.

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

8 years ago

Use a T piece, and put a pinch valve on the side arm, on a short piece of pipe. Don't block the pipe from the pump, it will cause the pump to stall.