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hosey27 08-09-2011 12:21 AM

do i need a air pump in my 10 gallin fish taink

small fry 08-09-2011 01:56 AM

Hey! Welcome to Tropical Fish Keeping! :-D

Air pumps are great because they can provide extra aeration for the tank, however, some fish will not appreciate the aeration (such as bettas, etc.).

If you tell us what kind of fish you have, and what kind of filtration you have we could help you alot better.

Hope you enjoy the forum! :D

small fry,

BarbH 08-09-2011 10:05 AM

Hello and welcome to TFK. As small fry has said some fish like and some don't like the extra water movement. Also if you have live plants in the tank that you want to keep the surface aggitation to a minimum.

Mikaila31 08-09-2011 02:12 PM

No its not necessary

ladayen 08-09-2011 02:40 PM

Assuming you have a proper filter then it's not likely to be necassary. With a poor filter, or none at all then I would recommend an air pump.

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