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Old 12-20-2011, 01:58 PM   #1
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Bubblers work in sand?

Can I do a submerged bubbler in sand, as I would in gravel? Or is the sand too fine and the bubbler will blow it away and expose the unit.
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Old 12-20-2011, 02:31 PM   #2
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It would displace the sand. The unit would end up exposed or clogged.
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Not to mention sand disturbed may clog filters.
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I'm going to set one up too and I have sand. Should I just attach it to the wall near the bottom but not in the sand?
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I wouldn't bury it bc I am sure it would just stir up a sand cloud.
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I'm going to set one up too and I have sand. Should I just attach it to the wall near the bottom but not in the sand?
I have bubblers in my sand substrate tanks and keep them a minimum of half inch above the sand. I have no issues with sandy water or clogging.
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I had mine burried at first, it was making air pockets under the sand for a few seconds and would bubble thus making the sand shoot up mid tank. I wouldnt do it IMO.
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