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post #1 of 7 Old 02-26-2009, 02:05 AM Thread Starter
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I was wondering will having air bublers under the sand/substrate kick up too much of the sand and keep the tank water murky or will the sand finnally settle?
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post #2 of 7 Old 02-26-2009, 05:16 AM
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Sand is easily disturbed. If using an air bubbler, wand, or air stone it would be best to place them on surface rather than in or below the sand.

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post #3 of 7 Old 02-26-2009, 07:22 AM
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I ran into the same problem when switched my subtrate last week. My fiance likes the bubbles, but I didn't like just having a wand sitting out in the open...I hid the bubble wand behind a nice row of plants!

it's easily disturbed which would kick it all around and it would end up in your filter
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post #4 of 7 Old 02-26-2009, 08:22 AM
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yea its a good idea to use plants to hide equipment, including heaters, filters and so forth.
you could always put it inside a decoration or even get on of the treasure chests made for bubblers. putting it behind driftwood works well too.
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post #5 of 7 Old 02-26-2009, 11:30 AM
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I put my air bubbler into my filter so that my sand isn't kicked up, it only ever gets disturbed when i do water changes and when i clean it.

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Stock:

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Emerald Crab (1)
Coral Banded Shrimp (1)
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Blue Green Chromis (2)
Firefish (1)
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post #6 of 7 Old 02-27-2009, 01:56 PM
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Why would you put an air stone in your filter?

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post #7 of 7 Old 02-27-2009, 04:22 PM
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yeah I was wondering that as well......
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