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Old 08-28-2012, 04:46 PM   #1 
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Mini Air Pump

I am wanting to set up an air pump in my 2.5G rectangle tank, but all the ones I have seen look like they would put out too hard of a flow for the smaller tank.

Does anyone know of a good mini pump that is quiet and dependable? The 2.5G is heated and filtered, but I wanted to increase the surface agitation a bit and thought that an air stone or decor that uses an air pump would be a nice addition.

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Old 08-28-2012, 04:50 PM   #2 
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In a 2.5 I wouldn't recommend you add any more water movement as you will only make it uncomfortable for the betta.
But all you need is a gang vaulve for your airpump to control the airflow
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Old 08-28-2012, 05:33 PM   #3 
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I agree, an air pump may be just a nuisance to a betta.
Theres no point in having it anyways, your betta will still breathe at the surface if there's an air pump.
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Old 08-28-2012, 06:05 PM   #4 
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No matter what air pump you get it will make noise. The bubbles in the water will make the most noise. If you really want a bubbler on a tank that small, use a gang valve. A lot of air pumps come with them.

But I do agree with everyone. A 2.5 gal isn't that large and a betta won't appreciate the water movement in a tank that small. If the dissolved oxygen does get low, the betta will just take atmospheric oxygen.
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Old 08-28-2012, 09:51 PM   #5 
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Well, I am certainly glad I asked! Thanks for the input everybody!
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