Originally Posted by Raichou
I recently got a 30 gallon tall tank...I'm doing a fishless cycle in it currently.
Because I've always wanted a bubble curtain, I installed one in the back of the tank. It looked great for about 3 days, but this morning I woke up to a strange pulsing noise. It was dark, but I fiddled around with the power on the motor anyway. Next thing I knew, there were no more bubbles.
I unplugged it, and sure enough, there was water in the air hose. I lot...like maybe it was completely flooded. I took everything out and set it out to dry.
Any idea what happened, and what I was doing wrong? I'm sure it was a user error. :(
Could you go on your paint program and draw us a general idea (using the rectangle and line tools) of how your tank, air pump, and air hose was set up?
I couldn't help unless I know how you had your hose and everything set up.
Also did you have a gang valve? If not you should get one. they prevent flooding. =]
I have an AQUA Culture air pump and mine came with instructions, do's and don'ts, and depictions of proper and improper setups. =] It's likely your type of air pump came with similar instructions if you bought it new.
If you got it used you could try going to the manufacturer's website and searching for instructions there. =]
Just re-read the pamphlet that came with your air pump and see if you have a set up similar to one of the "DON'T DO THIS" setups.
If you do, then reset your set-up to be like one of the approved ones. =]
Hope I helped. =] Good luck with it! =] Though I might advise you to only use the curtain for cycling purposes as most bettas don't like the bubbles or current generated by air stones and bubble curtains. Yours might like it though, you never know! =]