VPA-3 Variable Pond Air Pump
Aeration for 750 Gallon Ponds and Water Tanks
The VPA-3 variable pond air pump lets you "dial-in" just the right amount of air for your application. It is also energy efficient at just 2 watts. The VPA-3 variable pond air pump costs just ₵0.11 per month to operate.
- .05 - .12 cfm / 86 - 207 in³
- Infuses oxygen into water
- Increases circulation
- Increases fish health
- Increases bio filtration efficiency
- Integrated rubber feet reduce vibration
- Keeps holes open in ice
- Increases hydroponic growth rate
- 1 year warranty
VPA-3 variable pond air pump produces .05 - .12 cfm (86 - 207 in³) of oxygen to ponds, fish holding tanks, and hydroponic systems. Oxygenated water is critical for keeping fish and aquatic life alive and healthy. Aerating the water also benefits the bacteria living inside biological filters.
The fish holding tank shown here features VPA-3 variable pond air pump pushing air through one 2″ ball diffuser. The VPA-3 can also be used to aerate fish hospital tanks and holding tanks during pond clean-outs.
VPA-3 variable pond air pump is not rated for outdoor use. If using the VPA-3 outdoors, it must be protected from the weather. The VPA-3 variable pond air pump is not weather resistant or submersible.
The VPA-3 variable pond air pump can be used with one 2″ ball diffusers, or one 3″ round diffuser. The maximum depth a diffuser can be with the VPA-3 is 24″.
High Efficiency VPA-3 Variable Pond Air Pump
Running on just 2 watts of electricity, this whisper-quiet aeration pump costs virtually nothing to run. You can feel good about providing constant aeration to your pond, fish tank, or hydroponic system.
Aeration is extremely important. A healthy ecosystem requires a constant supply of oxygen. The VPA-3 variable pond air pump provides .05 -.12 cubic feet of oxygen per minute to the water. This increases and maintains higher levels of dissolved oxygen in the water. Also, the rising air bubbles increase water circulation.
During warmer months, warmer pond water contains less dissolved oxygen than colder water. Adding a VPA-3 variable pond air pump with a diffuser ball will help keep fish and ecosystem healthy. Higher levels of oxygen dissolved in your pond increases the metabolism rate of the beneficial bacteria living in your biological pond filter.
During periods of freezing weather – the rising air bubbles from a VPA-3 variable pond air pump diffuser will keep a hole open in the ice. The churning bubbles prevent the pond from completely freezing over. Keeping a hole open in the pond is critical for the health of your fish. An open hole in the ice allows for potentially harmful gasses to escape the water.
The Benefits of a VPA-3 Variable Pond Air Pump and Hydroponics
Hydroponics is proved to have several advantages over soil gardening. The growth rate on a hydroponic plant is 30-50 percent faster than a soil plant, grown under the same conditions. The yield of the plant is also greater. Scientists believe that there are several reasons for the drastic differences between hydroponic and soil plants. The extra oxygen supplied by the BAP-1 small pond air pump in the hydroponic growing mediums helps to stimulate root growth. Plants with ample oxygen in the root system also absorb nutrients faster.