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Old 12-21-2014, 09:57 AM   #1
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Hello guys. I got an Eheim air pump and it usually comes with a diffusor from Eheim. At the moment it is slowing down. Any suggestion of a good air stone?

I was thinking of this.

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Old 12-21-2014, 10:08 AM   #2
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An air stone will become plugged with tank material and will need to be boiled to clean it up for reuse. This one looks as good as any. What's your need for using it? Air stones don't add anything to the workings of the tank and the added surface agitation it makes will drive off CO2 the plants need.

If you just like the looks of the bubbles then any one will work.

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As mentioned above, boiling is an effective method for cleaning an air stone. A soak in bleach, hydrogen peroxide, or vinegar followed by a good rinsing are other methods that can be used alone or along with boiling. I do not have air stones anymore but I do have ceramic diffusers for CO2 diffusion and use any of the above methods for periodic cleaning.
Just keep an eye on boiling plastic parts; they can melt and/or warp if boiled too long.
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I've never had an air stone get plugged from stuff in the tank. I've buried em in substrates and had em all over, never an issue.

I would be asking you, how big of an air pump do you have?

What is the height from the air pump to the top of the tank?

Double check and make sure there are no kinks in the airline tubing. They make a blue tubing that is virtually kinkless, though it can happen.

Also, you have the air pump only powering one stone? Or do you have it split to power 2 or more?




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I've just taken off the one way valves on mine (watching for backflow but good so far) and getting much more air.
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An air stone will become plugged with tank material and will need to be boiled to clean it up for reuse. This one looks as good as any. What's your need for using it? Air stones don't add anything to the workings of the tank and the added surface agitation it makes will drive off CO2 the plants need.



If you just like the looks of the bubbles then any one will work.



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Hello B. I had these airstones for surface agitation and it also helps in breaking up ur unwanted stuff like nitrate (couldn't remember much of this stuff). And i dont have that many plants. Anubias on a rock is all i have.


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As mentioned above, boiling is an effective method for cleaning an air stone. A soak in bleach, hydrogen peroxide, or vinegar followed by a good rinsing are other methods that can be used alone or along with boiling. I do not have air stones anymore but I do have ceramic diffusers for CO2 diffusion and use any of the above methods for periodic cleaning.
Just keep an eye on boiling plastic parts; they can melt and/or warp if boiled too long.
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Hello mate.

Below is the diffusor that comes with my Eheim air pump. Im not too sure if they can be boiled. I tried searching for ways to clean on inet but haven't found any.

......and the loaches
I only had two healthy loaches left after the two died and one not so well cz it doesnt eat. I already had 4 deaths on them. Cz i kept replacing dead ones but didnt realize how sensetive they are on water with just a slight change they get sick and would lead to death.

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I've never had an air stone get plugged from stuff in the tank. I've buried em in substrates and had em all over, never an issue.

I would be asking you, how big of an air pump do you have?

What is the height from the air pump to the top of the tank?

Double check and make sure there are no kinks in the airline tubing. They make a blue tubing that is virtually kinkless, though it can happen.

Also, you have the air pump only powering one stone? Or do you have it split to power 2 or more?

Hello mate.

Air pump is Eheim 400 and it has a two separate valves on the pump.

Height of pump to top of tank is 8 feet.





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Do you have a hose going to a stone on both valves?


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