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Very hot air pump?

Hi everyone, I have a haliea aco 500 which is incredibly hot. I can hardly keep my hand on it! Just wondering if this is normal? Or how I can possibly keep it cooler? Thanks 

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Air pumps get hot, that's why they are made as one big heat sink. Maybe use more pumps and cycle them so they get a break. For what it's worth, after having a room full of air pumps bubbling away in various reservoirs, I stopped using them all together. You can opt for water pumps, positioned on the water line that will actually oxygenate your res better than any airpumps. It's quieter, and cooler and you dont spend your time cleaning gunk off airstones anymore. 

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Just now, Bushido420 said:

Air pumps get hot, that's why they are made as one big heat sink. Maybe use more pumps and cycle them so they get a break. For what it's worth, after having a room full of air pumps bubbling away in various reservoirs, I stopped using them all together. You can opt for water pumps, positioned on the water line that will actually oxygenate your res better than any airpumps. It's quieter, and cooler and you dont spend your time cleaning gunk off airstones anymore. 

Iv been considering this I use a submersible pump to top up and when I mix nutes I don't bother mixing I just take the hose off the pump it bubbles it up nice 

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Use a Venturi based aeration system such as a bubblegen, or get on that there YouTube and it shows you how to make one for about 3 quid (minus the pump of your choice)

 

Or put your pump elsewhere and run the hoses into the tent.

 

enjoy

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