Compressor for the aquarium we create by our own hands
Aeration is a process of saturation and enrichment of wateroxygen. This process is extremely necessary in aquariums, especially large ones. In order to create aeration, you need a compressor for the aquarium. It gives small bubbles, which, rising, top, saturate the water with oxygen. One of the necessary conditions for the compressor - it should work as quietly as possible, and even completely silent. Since often aquariums are located in rooms where people spend most of their time sleeping, and they must work constantly, especially at night, when plants do not produce oxygen.
The compressor for the aquarium, made by hand - is the best solution for those who do not want to put up with the noise. But first you need to know what it consists of.
The mechanism of eccentric transmission, pump and motor are the main parts of the compressor. The motor must have a power of at least 50 W to ensure normal operation of the pump.
So, how to make a compressor for an aquarium and what is needed for this? To construct the pump, you need to glue the flaps of the valves in the inner part of the body.
Using a gasket and a nut to the body, press andsecure the diaphragm. Now let's take the engine. On the side surfaces of the flywheel, you need to attach the plate with 2 screws, which has an axis. The motion transfer node is the axis.
This flywheel is mounted on the motor shaft. The eccentric transmission is influenced by a plate with two slots that allow the axis to be moved.
Of duralumin you need to turn on a lathebushings, flywheel and pump parts. Using an anvil and a hammer, it is necessary to make disc washers out of duralumin washers. From a sheet of rubber thickness of one millimeter, mount the diaphragm.
To make it as quiet as possiblecompressor for the aquarium, you will need a box on the acoustic interchanges. This will help to neutralize the vibration and transfer of sound from the compressor parts to the floor, bedside table or table. Of the boards with a thickness of twenty millimeters, it is necessary to make a lid and a box. Then fix them with screws, and put foam on the bottom. A thick porous fabric is quite suitable for acoustic isolation, napkins for washing floors - an excellent alternative to this. The lid should be glued with a cloth, so that it closes tightly, and make foam from the foamy polyurethane. In order for the compressor to be ventilated, the hose and the supply port must be closed, but not tightly.
You can design a simpler compressorfor an aquarium, for example, using a ball or a rubber camera. The rubber bulb pumps the air using the chlorovinyl tubes or silicone, air is supplied to the spray gun. With the help of such a compressor, air is injected 1-2 times a day.
And now our noiseless compressor is ready, nowyou must remember to take precautions, do not lower it into the water, be sure to turn it off if you want to open it or clean the aquarium. The compressor is extremely necessary for the inhabitants of the aquarium, including plants that are in it. Creating such a thing with your own hands will give you a lot of fun.