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lowco1 02-26-2009 01:05 AM

sand/substrate
 
I was wondering will having air bublers under the sand/substrate kick up too much of the sand and keep the tank water murky or will the sand finnally settle?

1077 02-26-2009 04:16 AM

Sand is easily disturbed. If using an air bubbler, wand, or air stone it would be best to place them on surface rather than in or below the sand.

JohnnyD44 02-26-2009 06:22 AM

I ran into the same problem when switched my subtrate last week. My fiance likes the bubbles, but I didn't like just having a wand sitting out in the open...I hid the bubble wand behind a nice row of plants!

it's easily disturbed which would kick it all around and it would end up in your filter

onefish2fish 02-26-2009 07:22 AM

yea its a good idea to use plants to hide equipment, including heaters, filters and so forth.
you could always put it inside a decoration or even get on of the treasure chests made for bubblers. putting it behind driftwood works well too.

pkennedy0219 02-26-2009 10:30 AM

I put my air bubbler into my filter so that my sand isn't kicked up, it only ever gets disturbed when i do water changes and when i clean it.

Tyyrlym 02-27-2009 12:56 PM

Why would you put an air stone in your filter?

JohnnyD44 02-27-2009 03:22 PM

yeah I was wondering that as well......


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