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Old 07-18-2012, 09:37 PM   #1 
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Help with bubble stone!!

How in the world do I get a small star shaped bubble stone to lay flat in the tank??? I'm losing my mind here...I don't have a lot of gravel in the tank just round smooth stones...please help if ya have a suggestion on how to keep this thing in place! I'm not a drinkin' woman, but I may start! sigh, thanks
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Old 07-18-2012, 10:51 PM   #2 
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My experience with bubblers is to burry them under gravel.
The air that you are pumping into the stone will make it float.
You could get some aquarium sealant and attach it to the bottom of the tank with a small amount.
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Old 07-18-2012, 11:00 PM   #3 
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My experience with bubblers is to burry them under gravel.
The air that you are pumping into the stone will make it float.
You could get some aquarium sealant and attach it to the bottom of the tank with a small amount.
Thanks..I was thinking the same thing about the sealant..I am really trying to just use the round stones in my tanks, gradually eliminating gravel, so it is a challenge. The stones just make is so much easier to keep the tanks clean! I'm thinking a lot more stones are needed lol. I don't have enough for the newest tank anyway...waiting for payday.
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Old 07-18-2012, 11:09 PM   #4 
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I was floating mine on top of the water for a while. It made a giant bubble nest across the waters surface. You could also attach a fishing weight to the bottom of the stone and let it sink similar to what you'd do with aquarium plants.
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Old 07-18-2012, 11:23 PM   #5 
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I was floating mine on top of the water for a while. It made a giant bubble nest across the waters surface. You could also attach a fishing weight to the bottom of the stone and let it sink similar to what you'd do with aquarium plants.
Omgosh excellent idea with the fishing weight! Brilliant..thanks!
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Old 07-18-2012, 11:38 PM   #6 
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Aren't most fishing weights made out of lead?

I'm not sure what your rocks look like, but pick one out and tie the star airstone to it with some fishing line. Once you make a nice knot, cut off the excess.
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Aren't most fishing weights made out of lead?

I'm not sure what your rocks look like, but pick one out and tie the star airstone to it with some fishing line. Once you make a nice knot, cut off the excess.
Thanks..I was wondering about the material of the weights also. I think I'll try the fishing line around a heavy stone!
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Yeah, they're made out of lead but I know a ton of other aquarists who use them in their tanks on a regular basis with no ill effects.
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Old 07-19-2012, 12:44 AM   #9 
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Some pet stores have little suction cup clips that hold onto airline tubing. You can get a few of those and stick your stone where you want it.
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Old 07-19-2012, 06:58 AM   #10 
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I have a package of 12 airline tubing holders with the suction cups.

Those little cups don't work well at all. The material the suction cups are made out of get hard after a month or two. Once the suction cup gets hard, it renders the little device useless.

I was using it to hold a bubble wand in place. A complete waste of time.

I need to find out where I put my fishing line.

I also have a led wand stick that floats as well. I need to attach that to something heavier as well.
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