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01 Jan 2008 18:06 #1 by oscar (barry mc grath)
Hi, I have a question on air pumps. I had an ornament in my tank connected to an air pump but the ornament was to big so I removed it. What I want to know is do I still need to have air being pumped into my tank.
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Barry.

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01 Jan 2008 19:01 #2 by Cynos (Cynos)
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I'd put an airstone at the end of it

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01 Jan 2008 19:21 #3 by KenS (Ken Simpson)
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Pumping air into the water is not beneficial in itself, it's the surface disruption that the bubbles cause that's beneficial as it increases the oxygen level in the water.

You can also use the output from your filter to cause surface disruption. That will have the same effect.

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01 Jan 2008 20:39 #4 by Processor (Niall O'Leary)
Depends on your tank size and what fish you are keeping.
Alwyas a good idea to have air if you don't have much disturbance at the top of the water to assist gas exchange.

Let us know what you have .

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02 Jan 2008 00:29 - 02 Jan 2008 00:32 #5 by Valerie (Valerie)
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This thread was also started in another section.
Just transfering the reply to it and deleting the other thread.
Thanks and regards, Valerie

Peter OB wrote:

You should be fine without the airpump. As long is the surface of the water in your tank is getting slightly aggitated by the filter you'll be fine.

Just to let you know, The higher the temperature of your water the less oxygen that'll be in it. So if your tank is 25-27 degress that's ok as most fish are kept at this temperature.

If you are keeping fish at higher temperatures i'd suggest running an airpump all of the time.

Welcome to the forum too.

Peter

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02 Jan 2008 11:04 #6 by oscar (barry mc grath)
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Thanks for your help everyone.
Barry.

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02 Jan 2008 15:01 #7 by Cynos (Cynos)
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Alot of the smaller juwel tanks dont cause much disruption, if any

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