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Old 08-02-2012, 12:17 AM   #1
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Air Bars Not Bubbling

I just replaced my volcano and decayed bubble wand with two bubble bars from a different brand, and now, they aren't bubbling. I soaked each for just over an hour. I connected the longer one first, and put it in, it was bubbling a bit, then I connected the other one, that one didn't bubble very much when I put it in. I switched the tubes' ports and the longer one bubbled a little bit, and the short one began to bubble more, and tiny bubbles. The tank is 55g with a 60g air pump, 2 ports. I can't control how much air is going through which, cause there's nothing to do that. One is significantly stronger though. I'd take a video, but then I can't get on my Youtube :|
I'd hate to get new ones, since they're brand new, and my dad doesn't wanna go shopping again so soon, just for new stones.
Pump - Tetra 60g w/2 ports
Tank - 55g
Stones - Petco brand, 12" and 4"
Please reply asap, as I'm trying to get it fixed before I go to my friend's

An hour later, it's still not bubbling. I know it's not the pump, because the old volcano bubbled nicely for a few months. I hear moving the pump above the tank helps, but I have nowhere besides the desk it's on, there isn't a shelf above it.
;A; I also did poke some holes in it but that has no effect until the stone is near the surface

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Old 08-03-2012, 07:18 PM   #2
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My guess is the resistance in these new stones is such that your air pump is not powerful enough to push air through them at depth in your tank.
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