11-19-2010, 12:36 AM
| || | I just set up my new tank....Bubbles?
I bought a 29 gal tank with lighted hood and set it up less than a week ago, I've been buying bits and pieces for it for over a month now, I'm sure you know I was excited
. I have a gravel bottom with an 18" bubble wand buried in the back attached to a 10-30 gal air pump, and a Penguin bio-wheel filter for up to 50 gal (I went overkill thinking I might keep my fantail and knowing they are dirty fish). I bought a beautiful castle for the fish to hide in as well. I'm going to put tropical freshwater fish in but I'm concerned about a few things. My new tank is full of tiny little bubbles, it looks like a giant snow globe with smaller particles. When I unplug my bubble wand the tiny bubbles gradually clear. Is there too much air in the tank? I can tell that the current from the filter is pushing the bubbles down into the tank as well. I don't know if this is a bad thing or not.... Also, I want to add live plants to this aquarium, I was told to wait until I got some fish before I plant it, but will the castle be enough for the fish I get until then? Will I have to buy fake plants to put in until I put in real ones? I don't want to purchase the fake ones unless I have to. Any help will be much appreciated, I want whoever I bring home to be healthy and happy