Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources (
-   Freshwater Aquarium Equipment (
-   -   Extra surface agitation (

okiemavis 02-19-2008 03:40 PM

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?

fish_4_all 02-19-2008 04:09 PM

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.

okiemavis 02-19-2008 04:13 PM

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.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:19 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2016 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome