Thread: Is this too much air 4 Guppies?
05-04-2012, 11:37 AM #1
Is this too much air 4 Guppies?
Hi I have Guppies coming today as some of you already know.
My question is what is too much air or oxygen?
10 gallon tank I have Two 6 inch air stones, 1 on each side of tank plus I have a sponge filter going. I also have a power filter(doesnt create air) but movement.
Should I shut down one stone? I added it to the tank to help with cycling.
I thought I read somewhere that they need a calm place in the tank with not a lot of movement. Is this true?
1 airstone, the sponge filter and power filter are to the left of the tank. If I turn the airstone off on the right side of the tank that would pretty much calm the right side of the tank. Should I do this or is it ok to keep the air going?
05-04-2012, 11:47 AM #2
05-04-2012, 11:50 AM #3
WOW that pic is huge! I thought photobucket resized for you. Is this too big for on this forum?
05-04-2012, 12:06 PM #4
Your photo is fine
You could do without some of the bubblers, but they certainly would not hurt anything. As long as there is not too much flow for your fish, you should be OKIf you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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05-04-2012, 12:36 PM #5
OK thank you. The one I dont even want in there.
I only out it in there because I read it will help bacteria grow.
I think Ill shut that one off for now.
05-04-2012, 01:35 PM #6
You will see by how your fish react to the flow in the tank whether it's too much - to me that's a lotta water movement in that sized tank. I keep one airstone in my 46 gal and that's sufficient - again, you won't be doing a fishless cycle so you don't need to overdo the oxygen.46 gal fw tank with black skirt tetras, neon tetras, spotted corys, green corys, 1 guppy, cherry barbs, otoclinus, snails & 4 amano shrimp - plastic & live plants
5 gal QT with green corys & 2 guppies
05-04-2012, 01:59 PM #7
If you keep the airstones, I would suggest getting a feeding ring. It will keep the food you feed the guppies from blowing all over the tank with the surface agitation. It will help keep the tank cleaner.2 10 gallon tanks, 1 20 gallon tank, 1 Fluval Edge, 1 29 gallon tank, and one backyard pond.