How do you provide oxygen to your aquarium?

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How do you provide oxygen to your aquarium?

  1. My skimmer I guess.

    68.4%
  2. Air Pump

    15.8%
  3. Open Top

    57.9%
  4. Other

    19.3%
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  1. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    We all should know the importance of oxygen in your aquarium water, but....


    How do you provide oxygen to your aquarium?

    :idea: :uhoh2:
     
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  3. Bruce

    Bruce Giant Squid

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    I suppose my skimmer. But I also have an open top to keep the cool factor up.
     
  4. amcarrig

    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Airstones in the sump :)
     
  5. BaxterS80

    BaxterS80 Pajama Cardinal

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    Good one Matt,

    1. I am thinking this is fairly obvious, Power heads. We have a Hydor Koralia 4 and a Seio 820GPH on opposite sides of the tank this coupled with the returns oxygenates the water to some extent.

    2. Also, protein skimmers oxygenate the water, to varying degrees, dependent upon the power of the power head.
     
  6. lunatik_69

    lunatik_69 Giant Squid

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    I also think the skimmer produces enough oxygen. In my case, I also have an open top and my return line has a pvc elbow that has a small hole where it shoots a strong spary of water that hits the water in the over flow chamber producing alot of bubbles.
     
  7. Diver_1298

    Diver_1298 Eyelash Blennie

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    Skimmer, open top, and surface agitation!
    I see Matt's been busy ;)

    Jim
     
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  9. omard

    omard Gnarly Old Codfish

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    Ditto!
     
  10. coral reefer

    coral reefer Giant Squid

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    Through the efforts of my skimmer, open top, photosynthesis produced through my plant life as well as the position of my powerhead creating a turbulence across the air/water surface interface at the top of my tank-this affords me of proper dissolved oxygen for the most part!
     
  11. Nemo 2

    Nemo 2 Bristle Worm

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    through my skimmer(micro bubbles everywhere:Halloween45: )and my filter.
    live rock produces oxygen too?:Halloween44:
     
  12. APC

    APC Gigas Clam

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    Skimmer, lots of turbulance, overflow, etc.