Super Luft Pump - 3.9 psi
Item # 209601 / Manufacturer Part # 05146
The Super Luft Aquarium Air Pumps offer unbeatable power for all of your large high-pressure or deep fish tank jobs. Luft Air Pumps are capable of running multiple high pressure/high flow devices, and the durable heavy-duty aluminum housing and removable air filter ensures continued operating excellence. Large protein skimmers, airstones and deep tanks are no match for the Luft series air pumps. Breeders rely on Luft pumps for powering their fish tanks, so should you. Amazingly quiet for such a powerful pump. The Super Luft Aquarium Pumps may be the last aquarium air pump you ever buy.
The SL-65 model has a 3.9 psi rating. The pump has a 3/8 in. brass outlet fitting. It also comes with two outlet adapters, a 4-outlet adjustable metal fitting and a 6 outlet plastic fitting. 6 outlet fitting requires 3/8 in. ID tubing (not included). Pump measures 6 in. x 4 in. x 5 in.
Using an air pump also adds dissolved oxygen to your water, improving the overall health of your aquarium. For more information on aquarium aeration, please see our article on Air Pumps.
|Outlets||1, 4, 6|
|Power Cord Length||6 ft.|
a Real Pump 8/12/2014
not a toy pump....putting out alot of air...
You'll love it 8/12/2014
it is loud, does run hot, but puts out real air...even the fish seem to have more life
Best Yet 7/29/2014
Reviewer: Tom Keller
Compared and looked at was on the market. I did some serious research on air pumps. Needed one pump to power three tanks. I knew I needed a professional piece of instrument to do the job. After looking on Ebay and Amazon this was my choice. I have never gone wrong with "That Pet Place Products". Price was right and they have the replacement parts.
This pump truly puts out more than expected. Running four air units now in three tanks and will add more once the 75gal. is up and running. The only down fall is the pump is loud and runs hot. I have contained the noise by putting it in the filter room away from the tanks area. The longest run of air line is 10’ and the power is better than anything you can buy at a pet store.
This is definitely not a toy pump. If you need air power and can suppress or deal with the noise, this pump is for you. I gave it 5 stars because the noise is not a factor to me.
Powerful pump, but loud 2/7/2014
I have had my SL-65 for 2 years & 4 months. It runs hot, & it's too loud for the house, so I put it in the basement with 70' of air lines running to the first floor. It was most powerful when new, and began to weaken considerably and get noisier after 2 years, so I bought the replacement diaphragms from this site. When I took it apart, I had to clean out a considerable amount of diaphragm and metal dust and noticed that the piston had wear on one side. After speaking to the Coralife Technical Department, I replaced both the front and piston diaphragms and greased the piston spring, ball bearing, sides and housing surfaces with auto wheel bearing grease (to withstand high temperatures) and put it back together. It quieted down considerably, and pumps a lot of air again, but not as much as when it was new. When I removed the old diaphragms, they were both the same size, but the kit had two different sizes. I used the smaller one for the piston, and the bigger one for the front. Overall, it's a good pump, and eliminates having to buy multiple air pumps for multiple tanks. At $60, this is a great buy, and $2.00 for replacement diaphragms on this site is a bargain. Buy an extra set at that price.
A real pump --- not a toy 12/3/2013
I put this pump in a weatherproof box to aerate my pond. It's a bit noisy but pushes out a LOT of air. I got this as a replacement for a 4 year old SL-38 that needed a new diaphragm. (I'm keeping the rebuilt SL-38 as a spare.) The SL-65 pumps much more air than the SL-38, especially considering the small difference in price.
I suggest you buy a replacement diaphragm kit when you buy this pump. You may not need it for a few years but it's really cheap and That Fish Place is the only site I've found that carries replacement kits for both the SL-38 and SL-65 pumps. If you look at reviews of these pumps on other sites, the most frequent complaint is that spare parts are not available. So it's good to see that this site supports their products.
Great service from the store, by the way.
Reviewer: Howard & Judy
I bought 2 of these to replace 4 air pods that all died. I only actually need 1 of these to run 2 55 gallon tanks, a 125 gallon tank and a 10 gallon hospital tank. This thing puts out an incredible amount of air. We put it in our garage so we don't have to hear the noise which isn't much louder than the air pods. We bought a battery backup for power outages. 500 feet of tubing which we are running through the ceiling will be dropped down to each tank. No drip loop needed :-) LOVE IT, saving the 2nd one as a spare just in case.
Pretty loud 9/18/2013
Reviewer: Don Powell
Well I have to admit that I would have been OK with the sound level as an aquarist but the aquarium is in my wife's home office and it proved too loud for her.
Although as long as you don't might air pump sound, it is an exceptional pump.
What a relief... 9/13/2013
...to finally have a decent pump for a mere $15 more than the "toy" pumps from my local pet shop. Using this one to keep about 60 small koi happy in a small, but deep hand-dug pond. It's super!
Air to Spare 8/7/2013
Reviewer: John P. 08-07-13
Great pump. More air pressure than I thought, runs 3 55 gal. tanks and still has pressure left over. A little loud to run, best to keep it in a cabinet. I also put foam sheet insulation on in side of cabinet to dampen pump
great pump, pushes more than enough air for my 100 gallon. love the fact you can adjust each individual control, also have the option of putting on the extentision for 6 outlets.
Saved me 6/8/2013
Reviewer: Aquatic Imitations,
I loved this little power house. We just opened a Live Bait, tackle, fly tying supplies, and Flies, and my little fatheads need more water moved. The smaller pumps at the pet store, just wasn't doing it. It worked so well, I came back and order a second one. Thank You
Super Luft Pump 4/14/2013
I bought two of the Super Luft Pumps. They looked very robust but both units only lasted around 1-1/2 years and then produced very minimal pressure. Unfortunately I could not find a rebuild kit.
Super Luft Pump 2/25/2013
Better than I expected.