01-20-2010, 06:49 PM
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Originally Posted by 1stAquarium
Lol, thank you Angel, any info on plants is appreciated as I say I have a lot to learn! Houseplants I'm good with, not aquatic plants though! I'll get some fertiliser soon.
Can I still use the air pump and stone for decorative purposes? It came today.
As Lisa said don't use the Air stone with the plant combo.
The problem is, amongst other things plants need CO2 to thrive, which they get from your fish. Now if you add a air stone and it bubbles "all nice" it bubbles all your CO2 right out of the tank. Also in planted tanks to achieve a balance for the O2 need of fish the CO2 needs of plants - these bubbles just toss all that right out of your tank.
I pers keep one as a back up if I needed to medicate
, but otherwise you ain't gonna see no air stone in non my set ups.