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Old 01-30-2013, 09:08 PM   #1
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What happens when an airstone goes bad?

They sell airstones in multipacks and I was wondering if my airstone has gone bad, cause the last few days I have noticed a ton of what appear to be tiny, tiny air bubbles causing an almost cloudiness in my what has otherwise been a very clear 20 gallon tank to this point over the last year plus.

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Old 01-30-2013, 10:39 PM   #2
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They can get clogged over time. When they do I try scrubbing it and if it is still clogged and I can't fix it I'll replace it with a new one.
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They can get clogged over time. When they do I try scrubbing it and if it is still clogged and I can't fix it I'll replace it with a new one.
Cool, thanks.
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:12 PM   #4
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They can get clogged over time. When they do I try scrubbing it and if it is still clogged and I can't fix it I'll replace it with a new one.
Yeah i find they only last about a year. When replacing it, soak the new one for 24hrs before using it. Just leave it in tank....
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Yeah i find they only last about a year. When replacing it, soak the new one for 24hrs before using it. Just leave it in tank....
Is there a benefit of soaking it or a downside of not soaking it?
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Is there a benefit of soaking it or a downside of not soaking it?
Not sure if there is a benifit or a downside, i just remember reading it on the instructions the last time i replaced mine. I think they're supposed to work better, if they are soaked??
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