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Old 06-21-2004, 10:30 PM   #1
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I have a airstone in my tank right now and was wondering do I need it and should I even have it in there? I thought it would mix more oxygen into the water but maybe im wrong. What say you all?
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Old 06-21-2004, 10:35 PM   #2
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Surface agitation is the best method of gas exchange. The airstone will do little good in that regard.
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Old 06-21-2004, 10:39 PM   #3
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yeah but you need to keep that surface churning. what kinda PowerHeads do you have in your tank? what kinda filtration? how big is your tank?
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Old 06-22-2004, 07:24 PM   #5
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(2) Percula Clownfish
(1) 3 Spot Domino Damselfish
(2) Yellowtail Damselfish
(2) Sargent Major Damselfish
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At least one more Maxi1200 or a nice arrangement of 600's or 900's might help--People on this sight love water movement. Also make sure to direct the flows at each other for turbulence or get a wave maker
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