02-08-2007, 02:36 PM
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Re: To bubble or not to bubble?
Originally Posted by zen
Hello comrades. I've only just begun my cycling. I've got a submerged power filter and I was wondering how necessary the bubbles are that arise when I attach the air tube
. If some air is indeed necessary, can I squeeze the tube air valve just enough so only the required air intake takes place? (much more quite that way).
My problem is that the filter seems to make more noise than I had initially expected. When I unplug the air valve however, the noise falls down to the operation of the machine alone (which is much less noisy).
Apologies in advance for the clearly amateur question but I suppose we must all start somewhere
thanks in advance.
the bubbles are very i important. you need the bubbles to irritate the surface of the water to keep the oxygen lvl for the fish to breath.