How to choose an aquarium compressor


The life of aquatic inhabitants in the water is supported by the oxygen dissolved in it. In order for the oxygen concentration to be optimal, it must be «mixed».

If you do not take care of this, then the water will begin to stagnate, which will lead to the formation of «turbidity», with the subsequent development of harmful bacteria.

The compressor is an indispensable and mandatory device for any home reservoir. And how to choose the best one for yourself? When buying, pay attention to:

  • Compressor type.
  • Power.
  • Noise.
  • Price.

The remaining characteristics add to the cost and comfortable use of the compressor, but do not have any important structural significance.

Now the most popular piston or diaphragm compressors on the market. Let’s compare them:

  1. Piston. Durable, efficient, quiet. Powerful, suitable for deep waters. They cost more than membranes.

  2. Membrane. They have a smaller resource of work. Not as powerful as pistons, therefore not suitable for deep tanks. More noisy, but win in terms of cost.

If you do not want to figure out for a long time which compressor is best for your home pond, you can consider ready-made popular options below. Among these compressors you will definitely find the right one for your type of aquarium.


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