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Old 06-07-2012, 11:30 PM   #1
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Air pump?

I know this may sound like a dumb question but do i need an air pump for my tank? Ive seen some with out them soo i wasn't sure.
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Old 06-07-2012, 11:41 PM   #2
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For saltwater, air pumps or bubblers become more of a hassle than they are worth. They create a lot of salt creep on lights and all around the tank. The bubbles pop at the surface and throw salt everywhere. Most salt tanks do not use them.
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Old 06-07-2012, 11:42 PM   #3
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For saltwater, air pumps or bubblers become more of a hassle than they are worth. They create a lot of salt creep on lights and all around the tank. The bubbles pop at the surface and throw salt everywhere. Most salt tanks do not use them.
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Old 10-11-2012, 04:01 AM   #4
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Not a dumb question I was wondering that myself. So where does the oxygen come from?
Wake maker? Skimmer?
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Not a dumb question I was wondering that myself. So where does the oxygen come from?
Wake maker? Skimmer?
Skimmer and surface agitation
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Skimmer and surface agitation
So you would need to point a power head towards the surface ?
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Old 10-11-2012, 10:42 PM   #7
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So you would need to point a power head towards the surface ?
Yes i do, its good for gas exchange
also an overflow will pull in oxygen
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Old 10-12-2012, 12:40 AM   #8
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Okay cool. Don't have an overflow should still be okay yeah ?
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Old 10-12-2012, 07:50 AM   #9
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Okay cool. Don't have an overflow should still be okay yeah ?
Yes youll be fine
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