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Old 08-04-2014, 01:34 PM   #1
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Hey guys wanted it just ask a quick question on whether or not I need an air pump for my ten gallon tank. I recently moved it and am looking for it to be as pretty as possible. I don't want a bulky air pump in the way. I have heard some discussion about power filters being able to oxygenate the water but I don't really know. Here's a pic (not done decorating btw)Click image for larger version

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Old 08-04-2014, 01:45 PM   #2
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You probably won't need one if you have a HOB. Especially with a 10 gallon as it is rather small, you won't stock many fish in there anyways. If you feel like you need more oxygen, just lower the water a little so there is more surface agitation.

You should be good though.

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They are good if you need more oxygen, if you have a good filter system that makes a lot of water movement you won't really need one, if when you put fish in you notice them gasping at the top quite a bit then I would add one in, only tank I've got an air pump for is my cory fry tank none of my other 4 need one and they all have diff filters,


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Thanks so much! Glad to hear that, I am really glad to hear that I don't need one cause it would make it kinda ugly


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Old 08-11-2014, 03:53 AM   #5
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Oh just another thing you can do, You can run the airline into the HOB if you need more oxygen too. XD
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