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post #1 of 3 Old 02-19-2008, 03:40 PM Thread Starter
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Extra surface agitation

I'm worried that my tank doesn't have enough surface agitation. The only thing oxygenating the tank right now is the filter, a magnum 350 in an 85 gallon tank (there's no fish in it yet). I'm just not convinced that air stones are the way to go, and I don't really want a wall of air bubbles.

What's your favorite, most discreet equipment you use for this?
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post #2 of 3 Old 02-19-2008, 04:09 PM
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Leave the water just low enough that the water returning from the filter actually has to fall into the tank. Best way I can think of.

Next would be to use a powerhead to spray air into the tank. Could be done at the bottom if you wanted to. Most descent powerheads come with a connection for airline.
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post #3 of 3 Old 02-19-2008, 04:13 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah, I've got the water falling about an inch from the filter back into the tank right now. I think I'll add a small/cheap powerhead since I can disguise it pretty well behind the top edging of the tank.
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