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Joined: 08 Aug 2004
Location: chaska,mn

PostPosted: 2004.08.20(Fri)20:28    Post subject: bubbler in saltwater tank Reply with quote

hey I was wondering if I need sumthing like a bubbler in my slat water tank for oxygen for my fish???

thanks, nanoreef777
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Joined: 06 Feb 2003
Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

PostPosted: 2004.08.20(Fri)21:04    Post subject: Reply with quote

you shouldn't need a bubbler if you have somthing circulating the water. but if you want to use it you can nothing wrong with them.


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PostPosted: 2004.08.23(Mon)19:53    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think you are talking about an airstone.
If you can put up with the salt creep at the top of the tank,
an airstone is a great addition to your marine fish system.
They drive off Co2 which helps with the pH--a very beneficial and economical way to improve the water quality of your system.
You can also drop one in the sump of your trickle filter under the bio material to boost oxygen there.
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Joined: 22 Jan 2005
Location: Georgia

PostPosted: 2005.02.13(Sun)7:09    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm both new to this forum and new to the SW scene as well.... I'm in the process of converting my 150g to a reef system... ( man the bucks are flying out the door) anyway... I've been told that you don't want to run any airstones in a reef setup... correct?? And is this due ...?
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Joined: 09 Dec 2004
Location: Taylorsville, KY

PostPosted: 2005.02.13(Sun)20:17    Post subject: Reply with quote

Most marine aquarists avoid using airstones in their tanks due to the increased amount of "salt creep" which will result. Salt builds up rapidly on the lid and along the trim of a marine aquarium. Adding an airstone will significantly increase the buildup of salt. This is a serious issue for marine aquariums, because it is time consuming and messy to clean up.

I would strongly suggest that you purchase a small powerhead for increased water movement, rather than using an airstone. Good luck with your new aquarium!
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