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post #1 of 5 Old 02-20-2009, 08:36 PM Thread Starter
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Question Do i have to much air bubbles going on?

I have a 36 gallon bowfront, with 2 airstones running in it, 1 on left side which shoot out of a volcano and 1 on the right that shoots out of a tower house looking thingy :)
Plus the flow from the 2 filters i have running on the back seems like alot of movement in there.
Does this bother the fish?
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post #2 of 5 Old 02-20-2009, 09:14 PM
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What kind of fish?

IMO, you can never have to many bubbles, they help add oxygen to the water and look great.

But there are some fish that don't like excess water flow and currents.
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post #3 of 5 Old 02-20-2009, 10:17 PM Thread Starter
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I have 2 pictus catfish , 1 velvet swordtail and 3 tetras for now.
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post #4 of 5 Old 02-20-2009, 11:11 PM
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Can you "over-oxygenate" water?

55 Gallon

-10x Zebra Danio
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-5x Velvet Red Swordtail
-3x Albino Cory Cat
-3x Clown Loach
-3x Black Mollie
-1x Red Tailed Shark
-1x General Pleco
-1x Snail

10 Gallon

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37 Gallon (Wanted)

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post #5 of 5 Old 02-21-2009, 01:45 AM
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i dont think so, but unless the line is hooked to a sponge filter, its really not necessary. airstones and air powered decor, is meant to be decorative. if you have a proper sized HOB filter on your tank, it adds a sufficient amount of oxygen on its own. there are some situations where more oxygen may be neccesary, but thats mostly in regards to treating illness.
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