09-23-2012, 08:34 PM
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Air pump or circulation pump?
So I've done some research and looked around but have not gotten a clear answer. I had an air pump and now have a 300 gph circulation pump, about 3/4 level in my 29 gallon tank oriented to the top so it disturbs the surface and it moves the water around quit nicely.
I have a 29 gallon with an aqueon filter (for a 30 gallon) and a fluval c3 or whatever the red one is... I believe c3. So I get food oxygenation from those but when I cut off the circulation pump I hardly notice any water movement around the tank .. Only the surface. The pump seems to move the entire body around and I can tell my fish seem more active when its turned on.
Is there any reason to consider an air pump over the pump I'm using? Most people I talk to, we'll all... Use an air pump... But I hardly noticed water movement and it was an eyesore to me... And I think with two filters I hve plenty of oxygenation ... Bubbles galore.
It just seems curious no one I ask uses a circulation pump Posted via Mobile Device