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Old 02-05-2013, 06:52 PM   #1 
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Talking Filter Pump question :3

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I finally got my marineland LED bio-wheel 10gal tank (woot!) and i put the filter(penguin bio-wheel 100) together. it did not come with an air pump which i am aware of but... i was looking all over it and i don't see an insert for an optional air pump. i don't wanna buy a pump for it and not be able to attatch it. thanks and here's some different views of the filter:
and do you think this pump would be good if i can use one? : http://www.petsmart.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2753029&f=PAD%2FpsNotAvailInUS %2FNo
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:28 AM   #2 
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Why would you need an air pump for an HOB? I don't have this particular HOB but I would think it'd be like others, you plug it in, it sucks the water through the intake tube & spills it back into the tank over the top. Not trying to sound rude, just trying to understand.
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Old 02-06-2013, 03:57 PM   #3 
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dont bettas need aeration??
unless this filter provides it..
i thought bettas do and i have a pump for Zuko's current 2.5gal.
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Old 02-06-2013, 04:01 PM   #4 
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You don't really need an aerator. Bettas have a labyrinth organ which allows them to breath from the surface. They get like 3/4 of their oxygen from the surface. HOBs already make some gas exchange anyways once the output water hits the surface so you don't really need an air pump/aerator. :)
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Old 02-06-2013, 04:02 PM   #5 
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phew! and yay :) that's good for me i have more $$ to spend on decors and stuff xD thanks!!
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Old 02-06-2013, 04:35 PM   #6 
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As Lebron stated, the outflow of the filter is tyically enough. If you put your water line a little below the output of the filter so its more of a waterfall you're water will be oxygenated more than enough. Most people don't add the additional aeration unless they have their temp really high or a deep tank. I have a 46g bowfront with female Bettas, snails & 2 CAE's & I only have the canister filter & everyone appears healthy & happy.
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Old 02-07-2013, 03:13 PM   #7 
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wow yay thanks!! one less thing i have to buy
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