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Old 09-05-2011, 11:34 AM   #1
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Good circulator for stored water?

Hey everyone, what is a good circulator for stored water? I have my water sitting in a trash bin in my garage, but to keep the water from going stagnant, should I just throw a hydor pump in there on a timer or what?

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Old 09-05-2011, 11:47 AM   #2
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An air pump would be ideal. It will create flow and break the surface, most pumps will just move some water (and may overheat it).
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Old 09-05-2011, 11:51 AM   #3
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An air pump would be ideal. It will create flow and break the surface, most pumps will just move some water (and may overheat it).
I'm REALLY glad I asked!!!!

I have an air stone shell from my fresh water setup; that should be fine to chuck in there right? And throw it on a timer on it to save some electric, cuz I don't need it running 24/7.

Can't believe I didn't think of that until now. Thanks!
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An airline is all you need, the airstone on the end just creates more back pressure on the pump.
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Water pressure creates effectively all the back pressure on the pump.

That said no air stone will give you large bubbles, more effective for what you want.
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