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Old 12-26-2013, 01:08 AM   #1
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Air stone question.

My air stone is a disc shape and I really like it, excpt for the fact that its like 5 inches in diameter. My tank is only 30x12 footprint. So it takes up alot of space. I wanted to get a different stone but all the other ones produce small bubbles, and I really like the one I have that has larger bubblers. Any ideas?
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Old 12-26-2013, 01:09 AM   #2
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Make bigger holes in the airstone with a knife? Never tried it but think it would work in theory
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Old 12-26-2013, 01:10 AM   #3
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Considering they are only about 3 dollars, I guess that is worth a shot! Only contradicting thing is that it is more like a sponge than individual holes
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Old 12-26-2013, 01:12 AM   #4
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I use to have a huge airstone and I just stuffed it in the gravel so all you could see was bubbles coming out of the gravel.
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Old 12-26-2013, 01:13 AM   #5
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I use to have a huge airstone and I just stuffed it in the gravel so all you could see was bubbles coming out of the gravel.
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That is what I am doing also. The problem I guess is that i can't place any caves or plants over the stone.
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Old 12-26-2013, 01:18 AM   #6
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Ok I loved to put plants over to watch them plants move around but it's your aquarium of course.

And I agree with Sidman's idea. Wouldn't hurt to try!
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Old 12-26-2013, 01:26 AM   #7
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Ok I loved to put plants over to watch them plants move around but it's your aquarium of course.

And I agree with Sidman's idea. Wouldn't hurt to try!
My airstone disc barley goes under the gravel, so I can't burry the plants over them!!
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Old 12-26-2013, 01:31 AM   #8
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Oh wow it must be big. LOL
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What about a tiny drill bit? To drill a few holes.
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Old 12-26-2013, 10:40 AM   #10
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I just heated the end of 3/8 vinyl tubing up with a lighter than crimped it with pliers to seal it, drilled 1/8" holes for a few inches and buried it in gravel, basically allows you to customize bubbles with no air stone at all!
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