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    I use this method and it works realyl well.

    get a peice of hosing and stuck a peice of gravel i nthe end, then poke holes in the tubing with a needle. Viola! instant airstone. It works really well and its simple. took me like 5 minutes tops to pock the holes.
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    yep, its a good idea! i used to make a string of it and have a bubble curtain

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    I wonder if it would work to drill a small hole in some lava rock and put some air tubing in it...the lava rock is so porous, the whole thing would probably bubble...hmmm, I think I'll have to try a new project.
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    id assume the lava rock might work, let us know if it does. it would look good i reckon, and thats a cool idea about a DIY air curtain thingy cocoa. im going to do that now, i got given like 3 metres of spare airline the other day!!!
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    Cool Ideas everyone...I just so happen to notice tonight during my water change that my air stone in my guppy tank is slowly starting to plug up and not throwing out as many bubbles as before...told hubby I seen them for like .97cents at wally world so I will pop in and grab those in the morning...I dont have all the extra tubing to try that out. One quick question tho...Do you think you will ever need to clip the hose and start fresh, Like we do with the air stones?
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    id assume the lava rock might work, let us know if it does. it would look good i reckon, and thats a cool idea about a DIY air curtain thingy cocoa. im going to do that now, i got given like 3 metres of spare airline the other day!!!
    lol, it was trops idea, but ive done it too

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    Success!!!! i now have a very nice bubble wall in my 3 ft tank, just took me ages to poke enough holes in that much tubing!! im very impressed and so are the fishys. thanks for such a great idea
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    Yup!

    I used it too, and i really like it, but to do a whole bubble curtain! that musta been fun hahaha.
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    it took ages, my tank is 3 ft long so that was alot of holes to poke!!!! had enough time to watch the entire south park movie lol. it was worth it though
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    Quote Originally Posted by arkie
    Success!!!! i now have a very nice bubble wall in my 3 ft tank, just took me ages to poke enough holes in that much tubing!! im very impressed and so are the fishys. thanks for such a great idea
    I bet that looks great! Haven't gotten to doing the lava rock one yet...I'm a procrastinator
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