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Old 01-21-2014, 01:48 AM   #1
 
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I just got a new air pump, I have a 20 planted, run by a sponge filter. The new one is rated for a 40 gallon, it's air 3000 the old one was for 20 600. Well now I'm worried that it might be too much, it's deffenatly stronger, but it's almost creating little waves in my tank. And I'm worried it's too much oxygen for my plants, and too much water disturbance for my African dwarf frogs?

In the bright side it is supposed to help lower kh, which in Arizona where I am the gh and kh are always high. My kh is off the charts.

Is this air pump too strong? Will it disrurb anything I currently have? How much benefit is it doing for the sponge, filter?

Lastly it has 2 outputs, what is that for? How do I use that? Right now I just connected both with tubing and a T piece, is that fine?


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Old 01-21-2014, 12:48 PM   #2
 
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I just got a new air pump, I have a 20 planted, run by a sponge filter. The new one is rated for a 40 gallon, it's air 3000 the old one was for 20 600. Well now I'm worried that it might be too much, it's deffenatly stronger, but it's almost creating little waves in my tank. And I'm worried it's too much oxygen for my plants, and too much water disturbance for my African dwarf frogs?

In the bright side it is supposed to help lower kh, which in Arizona where I am the gh and kh are always high. My kh is off the charts.

Is this air pump too strong? Will it disrurb anything I currently have? How much benefit is it doing for the sponge, filter?

Lastly it has 2 outputs, what is that for? How do I use that? Right now I just connected both with tubing and a T piece, is that fine?


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It's very rare for a tank to have "too much oxygen."
I'd say you're okay, as long as the air pump does say it's made for your size tank.
You should research Co2 and o2 as far as plants go, and I know that ADF need water currents to help them swim to the top in order to breathe.
Not sure what you mean on the outputs. Picture?
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Old 01-21-2014, 06:03 PM   #3
 
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It's very rare for a tank to have "too much oxygen."
I'd say you're okay, as long as the air pump does say it's made for your size tank.
You should research Co2 and o2 as far as plants go, and I know that ADF need water currents to help them swim to the top in order to breathe.
Not sure what you mean on the outputs. Picture?
But the AFD are sensitive to movement, right? And it's rated twice my tank.



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Old 01-21-2014, 06:37 PM   #4
 
Ohh in that case I wouldn't recommend using it..Is it possible to get one that is for your own tank size?
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But the AFD are sensitive to movement, right? And it's rated twice my tank.



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Where do the two ends lead on the pump??
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Ohh in that case I wouldn't recommend using it..Is it possible to get one that is for your own tank size?
I have one, but it's very week. So I don't want to use it. They lead into a T and connect again


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I have one, but it's very week. So I don't want to use it. They lead into a T and connect again


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Guess that would have to be something you have to decide yourself. whether you'll risk using the one you have or whether you'll invest in a new one.
As for the pump, two lines usually mean you connect them to two different air stones.. Did you read the instructions?
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Guess that would have to be something you have to decide yourself. whether you'll risk using the one you have or whether you'll invest in a new one.
As for the pump, two lines usually mean you connect them to two different air stones.. Did you read the instructions?
They didn't talk about that. And I JUST bought the new one.


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Old 01-22-2014, 11:30 AM   #9
 
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I don't like to use too powerful of an air filter because it's so loud. It bothers me, and I worry the the loud bubbling might be too loud for some fish as well.
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Old 01-22-2014, 05:40 PM   #10
 
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It's not really loud. But I'm just making sure it's. Ok for the fish.


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