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  1. I have foam Bubbles on the surface of my 5 gallon fish tank. I just did a gravel vacuum and 50% water change. I used my master test kit before the water change and also three days later. Water Quality is all good so what could be wrong. And yes I used Prime water conditioner. I'm only 8 months into this hobby. I have one Betta fish and one snail in this tank. The tank is six months old. I have other larger tanks that are not having this issue. I also serviced the pumps by wringing out the dirty filter in the aquarium water I vacuumed out. The bubbles appeared three days after tank maintenance. Any Advice?
  2. Hello, I have a 29 gal community tank. I will say that it has many many fish in it. It has all live plants, mainly huge Java Fern, a large amazon sword, and dwarf water lettuce floating up top. I do a 40% water change weekly. Recently, I've noticed that the Cory cats in the tank keep "jumping". I did some research and my thought from my finding is that there is not enough aeration, or water movement from the filter. Do you have any tips on how to increase water flow from the filter, or other things I can do that do not cost money?
  3. So I have a nano filter coming in today and I plan on adding air to another tank as well. I am cheap/ find what little money I have better for other things. So I created an air stone out of Airline tubing. Has anyone else tried this I'm sure it will clog at one point but in my initial testings it seems to work fairly well. The steps I use go like this I cut about a half inch of air tubing then a small amount that is about as long as the width of the tubing. Then I will use some super glue gel to seal the bottom and attach the tiny bit of tubing that has been cut in half to seal the end. I will let it dry for a few minutes and then I will take a large sail needle heat the end and make larger holes towards the bottom then I will take a regular size leather needle and make smaller holes to the top.
  4. hey team, Any tips on how to make bubbles look like they do in this George Farmer video of an ADG tank? https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-EqyI7Z_HVw
  5. I have a question. I was wondering if HOB filters provide sufficient oxygen for a 10-gallon. I have my 10-gallon tank set up but have yet to add my fish. My HOB filter creates lots of movement at the surface but I'm not sure if I'm going to need air stones or not. I noticed bubbles on my aquarium decor and at the surface but I'm still not sure if that'd be enough oxygen for my fish. What are your thoughts?
  6. Recently I purchased the 4 outlet metal gang valve from AC. It is a well made piece of equipment that works really well. An article in the AC blog stated that you can use both the inlet barbs on this valve to get more air for the outlets. My air pump has 2 outlets but I use only 1 because Cory said in one of his video's that you couldn't use more than 1 air source from a vibrating air pump because the pump(s) would end up working against 1 another. Can you use both the inlets on the gang valve from the same vibrating air pump?
  7. Hi everyone, I am breeding Peacock Gudgeons and I have a 10 gallon tank setup for fry. I recently received a small Aquarium Co-Op sponge filter. I set it up after watching Cory's youtube video and made sure to attach the air stone with an extremely short piece of tubing, but I am still having issues with intermittent large bubbles. I took the sponge filter apart in the tank and held just the top of it with the air stone in the water. I believe I found the "problem". Even though all of the bubbles are small, some of them collect and form big intermittent bubbles on the underside of the plastic top part of the sponge filter. Is this pretty normal? I've never had a sponge filter before, but I didn't notice this happening in Cory's video. Does anyone know how to easily fix this? It's not that big of a deal, but it does make a little more noise and the aquarium is in my bedroom. Thanks for your help!
  8. Living in a city with no Aquarium Store and the nearest one is 36 miles (30 minutes) away and there is ones within a 3 hour drive of me. Going the distance with a USB Powered Air Pump has been on my mind because of the distance I have to travel to go to an aquarium shop. When should you use a USB powered air pump and when should you not use a USB powered Air pump? is it smart to use a USB powered air pump in transportation of fish from aquarium stores to home quarantine tank? What would your max distance be to use a USB air pump? These are all questions that could help a Beginner in the hobby.
  9. Hello everyone, I plan on building a rack using Cory's system of cinder blocks and ten foot two by fours. I am only going to build this rack (as it is going into a spare bedroom space is limited). At first I thought about using a linear piston air pump and pvc to power my sponge filters, but the pump is pretty expensive for just eight tanks. Should I go ahead and buy a linear piston air pump or just use eight individual air pumps? I apologize for what are probably beginner questions, but this is my first time expanding to this scale and I don't want to reinvent the wheel. I'd rather people who have done it before advise me.
  10. I currently have 2 40 gallon breeders and a 20 gallon tank. I would like to use one pump to support them all. Can anyone suggest a pump and the size I need to be looking for? Thanks.
  11. I was thinking about how to do large fish rooms and was thinking using a large air compressor with a tank (Like this) to aerate the tanks would work. I can't find anything in a 5 min google search, and all the fishroom/farm tours that I have watched either use the water from the water change system to aerate the aquariums through drip towers or venturis except a discus farm using sponge filters in addition to venturis. I think that having one central air supply with regulators and running airline would be easier to manage than having a bunch of air pumps, but I'm not sure if there is some factor with air compressors + air tank that causes them not to be used. Thanks
  12. Hi all, I have planted tanks and mostly sponge filters and extra bubblers in most of them. I do not run co2 and I have very hard, high PH (8+) well water. I recently picked up this book: Sunken Gardens: A Step-by-Step Guide to Planting Freshwater Aquariums and it made it sound like you can't have a sponge filter and plants that grow. This is observably false, but now I am questioning the "more bubbles!" approach I've taken (guppies like the bubbles). At the same time I'm pretty sure I've seen minor pearling in some of my tanks (probably from algae but let's not get too picky). What're the balancing factors to keep in mind with this stuff?
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