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post #1 of 12 Old 12-30-2006, 02:07 AM Thread Starter
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Breeding Guppies, need air pump?

My question is do i need an air pump?

If i do need one can i buy this airpump?

I think it's also a filter but im not sure.

Here is the info and pic

Hydor Ario Turbo Air Pump

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...pc=1&N=0&Nty=1




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I currently have an empty 10 gal running.

I feed my hatchling turtle in it so that he can poop in it. He then goes back to his tank after he poops.

There is a fluval 3 PLUS internal filter running 24/7. Its been running for about 3 days now.

I think il have to remove the filter because the fry get suckd into it.

Heres what im getting.

Clamp Lamp for lighting
3 Female fancys 1 male fancy
A hang over Heater for heating. The temps gonna be at 80 F
Thermometer
and javamoss

Il add buy the guppies in about a week or two.[img][/img][img][/img]

20 Gal Long
Justice-Hatchling W. Painted Turtle
Tweek-Chinese Algae Eater
African Driftwood
Fluval 305 Canister Filter
Anacharis

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2 Pregnant Guppies
Anacharis, Corkscrew
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post #2 of 12 Old 12-30-2006, 02:24 AM
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Re: Breeding Guppies, need air pump?

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I feed my hatchling turtle in it so that he can poop in it. He then goes back to his tank after he poops.
lol the way you say it makes me think "CUUUTE!" lol you might think me craxy=P but i cant stop imagining a baby turtle pooping in an empty aquarium. loool. well having a ir pump is optionla. if your filter breaks the surgavcve tension of the water enough to let the co2 be exchnged with o2 then its probably not too bad as seeing the baby fish is small and assumably take little 02. maybe put a plant in there? my filter trickles water and i put a little stream of air to counter the flow as seeing my fry (guppes (14)) dont look like they have much fun with being rammed by the current. but i dont think you need an air pump. are yuo going to get a powerfilter? or are you using the air pump as a filter. or like a filter that uses air. lol 3-1 lucky male =P

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post #4 of 12 Old 12-30-2006, 02:26 AM
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hey i did that =P (i used my sponge filter took out the songe and ripped the hole bigger lol. and slipped it over my water intake of my hob) 2 gallon tank for fry rearing

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post #5 of 12 Old 12-30-2006, 02:34 AM Thread Starter
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I have a HOB fitler somewhere in my backyard

I have a Hang on back power filter somewhere in my backyard. I guess il set that up.

Hmm i dont know where to get the sponge to cover the intake.

What is filter floss? Ive never seen/heard of it. How much it costs?

So i dont need an airpump? Theres gonna be alot of fry breathing

Sorry to say but Im gonna feed the moms and dad to my turtle after they breed and the 10 gal will only have Fry.

heres a pic of my turt :P


20 Gal Long
Justice-Hatchling W. Painted Turtle
Tweek-Chinese Algae Eater
African Driftwood
Fluval 305 Canister Filter
Anacharis

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10 Gal-guppy breeding tank
2 Pregnant Guppies
Anacharis, Corkscrew
Some random power filter
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post #6 of 12 Old 12-30-2006, 02:42 AM
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hi micheal, i thought your turtle was a baby. still cute haha. well yeah i guess you would need an air pump. are you gonna have live plants in ther? java moss is small unless you gonna carpet it with jmoss. well. i think i t wouldnt hurt to put an air filter =D

i still read your post with the poop thing rofl

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post #7 of 12 Old 12-30-2006, 02:43 AM Thread Starter
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filter floss?

Is this the filter floss i want?



How do i put that on the filter intake?

Wrap it with rubberbands?

20 Gal Long
Justice-Hatchling W. Painted Turtle
Tweek-Chinese Algae Eater
African Driftwood
Fluval 305 Canister Filter
Anacharis

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10 Gal-guppy breeding tank
2 Pregnant Guppies
Anacharis, Corkscrew
Some random power filter
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post #8 of 12 Old 12-30-2006, 02:45 AM
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ermmm. for less hassle. i would buy like a 3 dollar sponge filter then jack its sponge and shove it into the power filter's intake =)

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post #9 of 12 Old 12-30-2006, 02:49 AM
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^ inthis pic you can see where i shoved the sponge deep into the intake

pretty cool eh?. lol i like your turtle.

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post #10 of 12 Old 12-30-2006, 03:17 AM Thread Starter
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I love your tank

Are all the plants real?

Im thinking about adding javamoss and ancharis to mine

maybe some duckweed too

20 Gal Long
Justice-Hatchling W. Painted Turtle
Tweek-Chinese Algae Eater
African Driftwood
Fluval 305 Canister Filter
Anacharis

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10 Gal-guppy breeding tank
2 Pregnant Guppies
Anacharis, Corkscrew
Some random power filter
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