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mullet 02-24-2007 12:04 PM

air bubbles
If I have a biological water filter or protein skimmer, will these provide the necessary oxygen for the fish or do I need air stones as well? My filter is a wet/dry filter.

musho3210 02-24-2007 12:09 PM

yes but it wont provide a good water current, you will need a powerhead to go with it

caferacermike 02-24-2007 12:34 PM

Pumping air in with an air pump does not actually pump in oxygen. It's the movement at the top of the water that exchanges the gases. So long as you have plenty of current you'll be all right.

usmc121581 02-24-2007 12:41 PM

It might look a little retarded. I have never seen an airstone in a saltwater tank. I dont like putting them in my freshwater tanks.

trreherd 02-24-2007 01:31 PM

All thos bubbles bursting at the surface would create alot of salt spray too.

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