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post #1 of 3 Old 09-07-2010, 10:21 AM Thread Starter
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Is Using a Air Stone Really Necessary?

I have a 30 gal tank and have pretty good flow from my filter output which breaks up the surface tension pretty good.

Do I need to also add an air stone for oxygen into the water?
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post #2 of 3 Old 09-07-2010, 10:38 AM
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Welcome to TFK! An airstone is not necessary, in my opinion. I don't use them in any of my tanks. All my tanks are planted and I don't want the water's surface broken as that would affect the O2/CO2 process required by my plants for optimum conditions. Some people simply like the looks of a wall of bubbles. Not me.
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post #3 of 3 Old 09-07-2010, 07:44 PM
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Welcome to Tropical Fish Keeping forum.

I've nothing to add to what kymmie advised. Unless you have reason to suspect a problem...?


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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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