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If the air is used to drive sponge filter I don't think you can over do it. As long as shrimps can find a quiet corner, it's probably hard to overdo it anyway. So I would say you can't do wrong with it.

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I have an AL-60 and it runs an air output of 68 lpm @ 2.18 psi.  Currently it is pumping air to ~ 60 tanks with more air power when I'll eventually need it.


So in theory 68 lpm/60 = ~1.13 ea tank which is more than enough.


1.13 x 12 = 13.56  and you are looking at 20 lpm, so you should be fine.


The psi will depend more on how deep the sponge filters are located in your tank and how far down or up they are on your shelves.


You should be fine though.

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Here's a link to what I use: http://www.shrimpspot.com/index.php?/topic/351-chriss-fish-room-basement-remodel/page-4#entry5128


and http://www.shrimpspot.com/index.php?app=core&module=modcp&fromapp=members&tab=iplookup&ip=


You can also visit the jehmco site and look up valves to put into pvc pipe.  I used the AV1B when I started with pvc, but look at the avmp series.  It may serve your purpose and your work is already done.  http://jehmco.com/html/air_accessories.html

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I use tetra whisper air pump 100, easy drive 8 sponge filters. 4.8W.


I'm more concerned about power consumption, it's always on, so less power the better.


it has dual outputs. one can drive 4 sponge filters.


It's very cheap in it's on sale.

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