Thread: Is airpump necessary?
11-16-2009, 02:36 PM #11
plants provide oxygen only during the day not at night. As correctly said above you need something to break water surface in order to get oxygen in the water, it might be a water pump , an air pump or just a powerful filter which keeps water moving . In fact oxygen is not added by bubbles but by the action of the bubbles breaking the surface.
Now if there's no power overnight then we are in deep s..t unless you can use a battery powered air pump.
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