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rebelson 02-10-2010 12:36 AM

Excessive air bubbles on surface
 
Hi all,

Just signed up and I must say, this fourm is great!

Now on to my question/dilemma....

I have a 46 gallon and for some reason there are excessive air bubbles on the waters surface. What can be causing this and is it bad? I have one 4 inch under gravel air stone, and 1 small air fizzer on the right side of the tank. I changed 20% of the water earlier today and it corrected the issue for about 4 hours but now it's back to the way it was. Any help will be much appreciated! Thank you! :-)

Angel079 02-10-2010 12:58 AM

Welcome to the Forum!

And you're postie its from the Air-stone and now a foam nest from any fish you have there? Meaning when you did your w/c earlier it fully went away and then came back?

rebelson 02-10-2010 01:01 AM

Thank you!

Yep, it's coming from the air stones and come to think of it, the filter as well. I only have 2 blue gouramis in the tank right now. I just started the tank last week, so it's only been cycling since then.

Angel079 02-10-2010 01:06 AM

As long as you hadn't used any cleaners on that tank at any stage during set up that would result in your water foaming up by the air stones now; there's nothing to worry about.

I am however not THE air stone expert here, cause I have all planted tanks so I don't use air stones at all :-) And maybe that's a option for you as well to give it a nice natural look?

rebelson 02-10-2010 01:10 AM

Nope I only used a clean wet cloth to remove any dust or particles inside the aquarium prior to adding the gravel, water etc. I WISH that I can have a planted tank! But who knows....maybe in the near future. :-D


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Originally Posted by Angel079 (Post 322906)
As long as you hadn't used any cleaners on that tank at any stage during set up that would result in your water foaming up by the air stones now; there's nothing to worry about.

I am however not THE air stone expert here, cause I have all planted tanks so I don't use air stones at all :-) And maybe that's a option for you as well to give it a nice natural look?


iamntbatman 02-10-2010 04:05 AM

Welcome to TFK!

Sounds like the bubbles from your air stones are just accumulating. Nothing to worry about, I don't think.

Just a heads up: blue gouramis can get pretty darn territorial, so as they settle into the tank be on the lookout for fighting/bullying. Making two defined territories on either side of the tank might be helpful but if they're particularly antagonistic you may end up needing to return one.

rebelson 02-10-2010 01:50 PM

Thanks for putting my mind at ease :-D

I already noticed how one gourami likes to bully the other one. Funny thing is, he doesn't do it too often. Their are times when they can both be side by side and everything is normal. Other times the larger of the 2 likes to chase the smaller one around.

Angel079 02-10-2010 02:00 PM

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Originally Posted by rebelson (Post 322909)
I WISH that I can have a planted tank! But who knows....maybe in the near future. :-D

Why shouldn't you? Keeping live plants is too simple and very easy and inexpensive to set up (contrary to popular believes). I recently walked several members here through getting their tanks planted and I will gladly offer the same help to you if you liked? To get some ideas look to the left here under my name where it say's on the tap "Aquariums" and you can see all my planted tank there.


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