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Old 09-23-2011, 06:25 AM   #1
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hi all. iam unsure weather or not to add an air pump and air stone to my tank to add a stream of bubbles. so what i would like to know is does this have any affect on the tank life will it harm anything or is it just pointless and to look good
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Airstones are usually for fresh water applications. I would say to keep it around in case the power goes out. It is a good way to aerate the water in a pinch.

Some skimmers use air stones but that is a different story.
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it will cause a lot of salt buildup on surfaces that are near the tank. the little bubbles popping at the surface will throw tiny amounts of water and you'll have a mess in a short time. in the hobby, it's called salt creep.

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