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Old 06-27-2006, 08:03 PM   #1
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I bought a 6" ceramic wand and started it up. Only the ends are bubbling. Does it take a while???

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It can take a while to break in. If it doesn't come around you may need a stronger pump.
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shouldnt take longer than an hour. what kind of pump are you using?
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I bought one because my fish might have ick and I have it up to 88.

I bought a new Whisper for a 10 gallon. It's a short little wand.

This thing is really quiet. Maybe I need to tighten the end, but I just gelled my hair.

The bubble streams are changing. I'll wait. I knew I should have bought a stone.
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a good trick is to soak the wand or stone in hot water for a while, it loosens it up alot, sometimes they do take time to come around, a bigger air pump would be better in the long run though
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well at this point it looks like it has more than enough, it is just escaping out the ends. I'll probably buy something else so I can bury it.

I don't want a big pump because I hear they annoy frogs, so I want to stay with the small motor. The pictus seems to like it.
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Re: ceramic bubble wand

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I bought a 6" ceramic wand and started it up. Only the ends are bubbling. Does it take a while???

TIA!!!




I think your pump is too small.

The air is escaping through the points of least resistance.
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