Air Pump Use and A Couple Other Questions - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 3 Old 03-02-2012, 12:58 PM Thread Starter
Air Pump Use and A Couple Other Questions

Hi again everybody! I'm not quite sure if this is in the right thread or not, so Mods, please move it as y'all see fit.

So I recently got my first tank set up, and the air pump (plus the API Master Test Kit... Woot!) I ordered just came in today. I have a few live plants -planning on adding more later- in the tank, a few ghost shrimp, and a pair of guppies. Should I put keep the air pump on 24/7 or just at night to keep it from pushing out the CO2 the plants need? Don't know if it'll help or not, but here's a pic of the tank without the pump:

I have a check valve, 1" air stone, and a crap ton of tubing... Any suggestions/critiques?

It's funnier in Enochian.

Last edited by pittipuppylove; 03-02-2012 at 01:03 PM. Reason: Pressed "Post" by Accident... Oops!
pittipuppylove is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 Old 03-02-2012, 06:53 PM
New Member
4shi's Avatar
You should never turn it off, except for a few minutes while feeding, and when you change the water. BTW get another female guppy, 'cos the male will... disturb her to death if she's alone.
4shi is offline  
post #3 of 3 Old 03-02-2012, 07:08 PM Thread Starter
Thanks for the reply! They're both males - as a college student, there's no way I can deal with all the fry! I'm adding plants as quickly as my budget will allow for more hiding places for the guppies and to aid in the cycling process.
Posted via Mobile Device
pittipuppylove is offline  

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Very new a couple of questions. newfishlover Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 12 06-23-2007 05:49 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome