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veganchick 05-14-2009 05:44 PM

Air pump questions
 
ok, I just got an air pump for my 10g and I was wandering if I have the tubing and all that do I still need an airstone to keep it effectively working? thanks!

princesuhaib 05-14-2009 07:45 PM

no you don't u can place the tube directly in the tank, best to place something over the tube to keep it from floating to the top

whitedevil 05-14-2009 08:36 PM

What does it matter if its held down or not? the bubbles go to the surface no matter what.

veganchick 05-14-2009 09:49 PM

its held down (by a rock and small gravel), i just didn't know if it would be usefull this way, my ten gallon is a little overstocked at the moment so I am trying to add more oxygen for the fish. Whitedevil, I would prefer that you keep any unnecessary or rude comments to yourself. thank you.

Fishin Pole 05-15-2009 05:46 AM

one thing to note, if your tank is heavily planted, adding an airstone will dissipate the naturally occurring CO2 that exists in the water......You might see a slowing in the growth of your plants....Thought that was worth mentioning

princesuhaib 05-15-2009 04:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by veganchick (Post 195623)
its held down (by a rock and small gravel), i just didn't know if it would be usefull this way, my ten gallon is a little overstocked at the moment so I am trying to add more oxygen for the fish. Whitedevil, I would prefer that you keep any unnecessary or rude comments to yourself. thank you.

Yes good call on the rudeness, there is no need for any of that! We are here to help everyone out, with our knowledge

veganchick 05-15-2009 05:34 PM

thanks, not too heavily planted, only a few live plants.... I just need more oxygen cuz I have too many fishies in there at the moment.....


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