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Old 03-29-2005, 12:21 AM   #1
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Air Bubble strip

Can you put a air bubble strip in a 5 inch sand bed 55 gallon ? Thanks...
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Bubble strips will irritate corals and are normally not used in a reef tank. I guess with a FO only tank you could.
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I have a long bubble strip in my FO. It does look pretty with my blue moonlight but regardless of how far down in the sandbed u put it - it always manages to find its way up pretty soon! Also my Boxer Shrimps tend to try and eat the bubbles which I'm sure isn't too healthy! :P
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could be hard in a reef tank as all of the water flow would/should blow the bubbles
all over.

It might work if you have big bubbles and low flow.
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Old 03-29-2005, 09:57 PM   #5
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the bubbles are a huge problem in SW tanks. Two words...salt creep.
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Thanks.no bubbles for me...
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It's possibly dangerous to coral and sponges. Also, in my opinion, decoratively speaking ... it's the equivalent of velvet portraits. Go natural. Unless you are recreating a reef adjacent to a volcano, there are no bubble walls underwater.
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the bubbles are a huge problem in SW tanks. Two words...salt creep.
Salt creep?
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When the salt spashes out of the water, slowly it will lower the salinity of your tank. Its a big problem. It also will leave a thick film of salt on any surfaces near your tank (that includes lighting fixtures).
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