09-06-2012, 01:34 PM
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Do I need an air pump in my 35 gallon tall tank?
I have a marineland bio-wheel 200 hang on back filter. It's a 35 gallon hexagon tank. I have an old air pump that seems to push some air, but when I hooked it up to my air stone that came with my decoration it did not seem to have the power to work with the air stone.
I guess my first question is if I need to use an air stone. Secondly if so, do I need a new pump? It's a Tetra AP80. If I blow really hard into the tubing bubbles come out of the stone. I have a check valve, and also I left the tubing in a full 6 foot length, not sure that effects anything. If I take the hose off of the stone it does spit out big bubbles into the tank.
Just for the record right now I have 2 mollies, 2 platties, and some fry