Air Stone

By · Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

Air Stone

As we all know rivers and lakes are the natural habits of fish and other marine life. Rivers and lakes have large surface area that provides maximum oxygen for fish survival possible. Moreover, an aquarium is not like river or lake, which has a smaller footprint and no limitation of mobility habitats.

This makes the provision of alternative means of oxygen for fish to breathe important. This artificial process of providing oxygen is called aeration. This is a simple process of re-oxygenate the water in the aquarium tank.

Aquarium aeration of the system:

An aquarium aystem Aeration consists of a series of materials that increases the supply of air (which increases the oxygen concentration) are:



rubber tubes

-clamp or regulator

-distributors or airstones

Air pumps come in different shapes and sizes, but the most popular are tecax an air pump from Taiwan together with 'Dyna free, and the dragon' another popular one is super 555 from India though cheaper, but not so tough. Occasionally available are more expensive and Rens whisper air pumps in the UK and stale, respectively. Always place air pumps above the level water connected to a non-vibrating material.

You can accomplish aeration in the aquarium tank by aeration of the above materials.

For small tanks all you need is to connect a simple air pump from an aquarium to airstones air through a rubber tube. The system blows air into the water that causes movement in the aquarium tank and thus provide oxygen to the fish needs to breathe in the aquarium.

Sometimes people complain that the airpumps are too strong. A tricks to keep calm air pump is to insulate the vibrations by placing the air pump on a big sponge.

I have even heard of some people who have buried the pump in cat litter with a air tube running to the surface from the air inlet … but you have to go to that measure. A large sponge should do the trick.

For more great aquarium related articles and resources check out

Seio 10,000 litres an hour with air stone

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