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"Hello. Does a freshwater tank have to have air bubbles blown into it? I have a very tall 55-gallon tank. I bought a long, thin "bubble blower" (for lack of a better term). The idea was to have the bubbles streaming up the back wall of the tank. I cannot get the dang suction cups to stay and it keeps coming apart. Is it necessary to have the bubbles? Should I get something else? Thanks in advance for any advice!!"


October 9, 2006 at 7:15 pm
(1) genea says:

i know that this may sound simple but i had to do this with some of my suction cups, try using different/stronger ones. you can get them pretty much anywhere

October 10, 2006 at 3:21 am
(2) Trudy says:

The airstone gives the fish extra oxygen to breath and adds an “air” of beauty to your tank. I have used these and found that burying the wand under the gravel or weighing it down with pretty rocks or shells works and has a nice effect on the movement of the bubbles. Good luck to you and happiness to your fish.

October 11, 2006 at 1:22 pm
(3) adam84 says:

Airstones and bubble blowers help but arnt neccasary unless your filter doesnt provide air. Power filters, and undergravel filters help bring O2 into the tank. Live plants also create oxygen.

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