View Full Version : Advice with air pump please

4th June 2014, 05:47
Hi everyone I was just wanting to no how long do you's have you air pump on during the day and night?

4th June 2014, 06:23
I don't turn my airstone off.

4th June 2014, 17:35
I don't ever turn mine off either. The bubbles help provide a constant flow of oxygen in to the water, your tank will be a lot healthier if you keep the air stone running.

4th June 2014, 20:31
Ok thank you I'll take the timer off and give it a try been on all the time.👍

5th June 2014, 17:08
I have mine on for 12 hours a day. I found it impossible to sleep with the noise so I bought a timer for it. The bubbles don't really provide much oxygen anyway, it's got more to do with the bubbles moving the water on the surface and that way getting more oxygen in the water. I have my spray bar directed across the surface so that will move the water enough anyway. Some people don't use airstones at all and their oxygen levels are still ok, it's often really more for show.

5th June 2014, 20:47
Ok thanks my tank is in the kitchen dinner so the sound doesn't make any difference for me but I can understand not having it on if it's in your room :-)
I'm just trying to get my tank running better as lizzy keeps on floating due to gulping air the water levels are ok from doing tests everyday. So I thought it may be due to not enough oxygen in the water but had the pump on for 24hours now and still no change ;-(

5th June 2014, 21:01
Some axies actually like to float and gulp air - as long as she's not floating on her side or back she's fine.

5th June 2014, 21:29
Yeah I read a thing that said that but you can see sometimes when she's doing it she seems to be panicking trying to get back down and hitting off the glass its hard to explain but she doesn't seem happy when she does this I'd understand if it was once in a while but it's every day and most of the day at the moment. The only way she calms down is of I change a bucket of water or bring her water level down even more but her tank is only about 10inchs deep already.
I've tryed finding someone local that knows more about these but I can't seem to find anyone. I've had her a long time now aswell (about 8-9year) so don't no if it's something with her age.
It's a hard one,as far as I no everything is right so it doesn't make sence.

23rd June 2014, 02:41
If she seems better with the lower water level, why not keep it that way?

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