Phytoplankton Culture Tube Diameter

Ecotech Marine

BloopFish

Well-Known Member
View Badges
Joined
Oct 2, 2019
Messages
583
Reaction score
491
I wanted to improve my phyto setup and I was hoping to improve my setup. I was watching a video and a guy stated that you can snugly fit a 1/4" tubing over a hard 3/16" air line tubing. However, what I don't quite understand is if 1/4" airline tubing would actually fit on a standard Tetra Whisper for 100 gallons? How do you guys set up the hard airline tubing?
 
Champion Lighting & Supply
OP
BloopFish

BloopFish

Well-Known Member
View Badges
Joined
Oct 2, 2019
Messages
583
Reaction score
491
A clean cut will make it easier so some good wire cutters are best. Take a lighter to the end and smooth it out if needed
Nice, sounds good. I was wondering how strong the air pump should be? Trying to figure out what size of Tetra Whisper I should have. Currently just using Tetra Whisper 10 for my single culture. I imagine phyto cultures don't need as much air pressure because theres no airstone? I was planning on having 5 2L cultures. How large is your culture and how strong of an air pump do you use?
 

NeonRabbit221B

2500 Club Member
View Badges
Joined
Jun 21, 2019
Messages
2,817
Reaction score
5,234
Location
Harrisonburg, Va
I have an air pump that feeds a gang valve for several things. You will want to dial in air flow so quality metal is preferred. I wouldn't worry about output being very high but get a reliable pump with a good gang valve.
 
OP
BloopFish

BloopFish

Well-Known Member
View Badges
Joined
Oct 2, 2019
Messages
583
Reaction score
491
I have an air pump that feeds a gang valve for several things. You will want to dial in air flow so quality metal is preferred. I wouldn't worry about output being very high but get a reliable pump with a good gang valve.
Definitely getting a good plastic gang valve. What type of air pump do you use?
 

NeonRabbit221B

2500 Club Member
View Badges
Joined
Jun 21, 2019
Messages
2,817
Reaction score
5,234
Location
Harrisonburg, Va
Don’t get air if possible, it’s too hard to control. Metal is the way to go!

HIRALIY Aquarium Air Pump, Fish Tank Air Pump with Dual Outlet Adjustable Air Valve, Ultra Silent Oxygen Fish Tank Bubbler with Air Stones Silicone Tube Check Valves Up to 80 Gallon Tank
This is what I got but I have 4 cultures, some macro and brine shrimp going.
 
Industrial Test Systems, Inc.
Top