We recommend that you use these small manifolds for aquariums. These small air manifolds can exert too much back pressure on your pump if used incorrectly.
You may use these small air manifolds to split your air to ceramic type air stones for aquarium applications or in cases where you need to put air stones in various locations around the pond or filter. It allows you to vent off potential back pressure if you are not using all outlets. Use all available air outlets on the manifold. Do not restrict the air pumps ability to breathe and cool itself. See section on Troubleshooting.
For the best results with your Matala Air Pumps for your Pond Select the
RELIEVING BACK PRESSURE It is important for the longevity of your Matala© Air Pump performance that you install a BLEEDER VALVE. The bleeder can be a secondary valve which is cracked open just enough to vent off excess back pressure. You may also use one of the existing outlets on the stainless steel manifold. Simply do not use one or two of the outlet valves and leave them open to bleed off excess
Use the 12 way manifold for HK 40L to HK 60L.
Use two (2) 12 way manifolds for the HK80L.
Use three (3) or four (4) 12 way manifolds with HK 100L or 120L.
The manifold has 3/16" valves which control the outlet of air to your air stones or diffusers.
- 3/16" Valved Taps
- Available with 12 or 6 Taps
- Use 3/16" air hose for distances less than 3 feet and 1/4" air hose up to 5 feet