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post #1 of 3 Old 02-21-2009, 02:01 AM Thread Starter
Do these airstones make any difference?

I am trying to increase the aeration in my biocube 14. I have added 2 airstones to the back. 1 in chamber 1 and 1 in chamber 2. I was just wondering if the aristones in the back help with the aeration any or if it is just a waste of time. I am not really sure on how much circulation an airstone really provides. I also added a small powerhead in the tank to circulate more water around.

125g cichlid - 14g biocube reef - 6g planted Edge - 20g L goldfish/African Clawed Frog
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post #2 of 3 Old 02-21-2009, 08:16 AM
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I think it is a bad idea all together. The amount of salt creep that will occur far offsets the benefits. One small powerhead, gently tilted towards the surface, is sufficient for your needs.
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post #3 of 3 Old 02-21-2009, 02:35 PM Thread Starter
Okay then, I am going to remove my airstones. If they aren't doing much good then the humming from the pump and the future salt creep is not worth it I guess.

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