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Aeration in the aquarium

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Oxygen is vital for all creatures, including aquarium fish. It would seem that it should produce green plants.

But, unlike the natural conditions, domestic water bodies have a limited volume and there are no currents in them that would update the water. And the plants themselves are consumers of this gas (in the dark), along with the other inhabitants.

Therefore, the oxygen concentration in the aquarium drops and additional aeration is necessary.

In this article we will talk about what aeration is, why it is needed, how to organize it, what happens when there is a shortage or an excess of oxygen. So let’s go!

  1. Increasing the temperature of the water in an aquarium increases the oxygen consumption of its inhabitants and vice versa. Knowing this, you can quickly help the fish in case of asphyxiation.
  2. Hydrogen peroxide. Few people know about its use in an aquarium. She can:
  • revive choked fish;
  • fight against undesirable living creatures (hydras, planarians);
  • assist in the treatment of fish (bacterial infections, parasites, protozoa);
  • fight algae on plants and aquarium.

But you need to know how to use it correctly, otherwise you can only bring harm and poison all the fish. In this article we will not dwell on this.

If someone is interested in this question, then the information can be found on the Internet.

  1. Oxidizers They are of different purposes: for long transportation of fish, for small and large aquariums, for ponds. The essence of the work: hydrogen peroxide and a catalyst are placed in a vessel. As a result of their reaction with each other, oxygen is released.

In conclusion, I will say that you should not underestimate the importance of aeration in an aquarium. Moreover, there is a large selection of equipment for it.

You can find cheap and quality models.

When choosing a device, it is necessary to compare its capacity, the displacement of the aquarium, the number of inhabitants and their CO requirements.2. Typically, manufacturers indicate the recommended volume for each model.

And remember that only an aquarium with healthy conditions for the inhabitants can be beautiful.

This concept refers to the movement of water layers, as a result of which the liquid is saturated with oxygen. During aeration, atmospheric air is blown through the water column, while it is divided into very small bubbles, which, in contact with water, enrich it with oxygen.

The more bubbles, the greater the area of ​​contact and the better the return of oxygen.

In nature, in water bodies, this process occurs naturally due to currents, winds, keys at the bottom, plants that make the water move. In the aquarium there is no. The only supplier of oxygen, and even then unstable, are plants.

As soon as there is a shortage of light and carbon dioxide, they immediately turn into consumers.

Aeration

Fish breathe oxygen and exhale carbon dioxide, which plants consume during the day of photosynthesis, releasing oxygen. Plants play a major role in maintaining the required amount of oxygen. Different plants supply different amounts of oxygen.

If the ratio of plants and fish in the aquarium is chosen correctly, then both gases are sufficient for them, and they feel great. If there are few plants and many fish, then the latter lack oxygen, in which case the aquarist resorts to aeration.

In addition, aeration is needed in nursery aquariums, when large quantities of fish are contained in a relatively small volume.

Aeration performs the following tasks:

  • Saturates water with oxygen.
  • Creates a circulation of water in the aquarium.
  • It equalizes the temperature in the whole aquarium.
  • Destroys the bacterial and dust film formed on the surface of the water.
  • Simulates the necessary environmental conditions, such as flow. These conditions are necessary for some species of fish.

But if you have a lot of plants in the aquarium, you can not use aeration. aeration is used to remove excess carbon dioxide. Our industry produces various types of micro compressors powered by AC power.

The drive in them is an electromagnet, which informs the lever connected to the rubber membrane, 50 reciprocating movements per second. They provide performance up to 100 liters per hour.

aquarium aeration

When you turn off the pump, water can rise through the hose and, if the pump is installed below the water level in the aquarium, then, according to the principle of communicating vessels, it enters the pump and spills onto the floor of the room. Vibro compressors need additional inventory – this is a hose and sprayer + suction cups, and clamps to adjust the air supply.

Foreign companies produce various air pumps with a capacity of 1 to 100 liters per minute. But do not choose too powerful compressor for your aquarium, because it can cause stress to the fish.

What volume of aquarium is one or another compressor usually indicated on the package. For example, the FAT-mini filter aerator is designed for an aquarium of 30-60 liters, no less than no more.

This filter aerator is the weakest of the FAT series, but its performance is from 50 to 250 l / h.

Many models are equipped with a built-in filter. Such compressors are very convenient. The air in these compressors is mixed with a water jet directed back to the aquarium, this creates additional ventilation.

They are installed directly in the aquarium. Filtering materials from such filters are quickly contaminated and they need to rinse the filtering agent once a week.

Factors affecting the oxygen content in water

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At the word “compressor”, many people immediately recall a complicated technical device that supplies compressed air for the operation of a pneumatic hammer in road construction. That is why when it comes to self-manufacturing aquarium compressor, it causes some confusion.

Meanwhile, making a small device with your own hands for forcing air into the aquarium water is quite capable of almost anyone. But how to do it? And in general, why is it needed?

Let’s try to figure it out.

The main types of professional aquarium compressors

  1. Increasing the temperature of the water in an aquarium increases the oxygen consumption of its inhabitants and vice versa. Knowing this, you can quickly help the fish in case of asphyxiation.
  2. Hydrogen peroxide. Few people know about its use in an aquarium. She can:
  • revive choked fish;
  • fight against undesirable living creatures (hydras, planarians);
  • assist in the treatment of fish (bacterial infections, parasites, protozoa);
  • fight algae on plants and aquarium.

But you need to know how to use it correctly, otherwise you can only bring harm and poison all the fish. In this article we will not dwell on this.

If someone is interested in this question, then the information can be found on the Internet.

  1. Oxidizers They are of different purposes: for long transportation of fish, for small and large aquariums, for ponds. The essence of the work: hydrogen peroxide and a catalyst are placed in a vessel. As a result of their reaction with each other, oxygen is released.

In conclusion, I will say, hthen do not underestimate the value of aeration in an aquarium. Moreover, there is a large selection of equipment for it.

You can find cheap and quality models.

When choosing a device, it is necessary to compare its capacity, the displacement of the aquarium, the number of inhabitants and their CO requirements.2. Typically, manufacturers indicate the recommended volume for each model.

And remember that only an aquarium with healthy conditions for the inhabitants can be beautiful.

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Should I turn off the pump and aeration of the aquarium at night?

The filter with the aerator cannot be turned off. They should work 24 hours a day.

On the filter material is a colony of beneficial bacteria and it lives due to the influx of oxygen.

Even a brief shutdown of the light and stopping the filter leads to the fact that it simply dies and after switching on the filter, instead of purifying the water, it begins to release food substances dangerous to fish, resulting from the death of the colony.
To all this I will add that the constant on and off can lead to the fact that the coil “starting torque” will quickly burn and you will have to buy a new

Why not turn off the pump and aeration of the aquarium at night?

Some novice aquarists turn off filtering and aeration for the night, “so that aquarium equipment does not buzz at night.”

Disabling the filter is fraught with problems. In principle, fish and plants can suffer for 7-8 hours without air and filtration, but the beneficial nitrifying bacteria will die in 3-4 hours and, as a result, the biological balance will be broken.

REFERENCE:

Nitrificators – a group of autotrophic (autotrophy – nutrition of organisms with inorganic substances, carried out by means of photosynthesis or chemosynthesis) of microorganisms capable of obtaining energy for life through the oxidation of inorganic nitrogen compounds. Divided into two groups. The first group oxidizes ammonia to nitrites to form nitrous oxide as a by-product.

The second group oxidizes nitrites to nitrates.

Question: What if, for example, guests arrived, and in the room is a humming aquarium?

Answer: It so happens that well, you just need to “turn off the aquarium” for a while. It is undesirable, but you can still disable something.

For example, reduce the power of aeration. Or disconnect / plug the filter aeration tube.

In the case when such manipulations are inevitable, it is desirable to use hydrogen peroxide – in the appropriate proportion, spray it from the syringe along the bottom of the aquarium.

QUESTION – Today, I finally launched a new akvaruim, however, this is not a dream-aquarium for 150 liters (there is not enough money for it yet), and a new house for a goldfish and a golden catfish for 60 liters (this is not common, but “useful “Volume, i.e. 60 liters of water). In this connection, several questions immediately arose, please help:
1. The seller advised the internal filter with Atman aeration, AT-F301 (to my request for a noiseless filter), when it was turned on, it turned out that it was making a decent noise, but this noise is created by aeration, the air supply power regulator does not save the situation.
ATTENTION, the question is: is it possible to turn off aeration at least for the night (not using the regulator, but to remove the oxygen supply tube itself) so that there is no noise? Do not choke fish because of this?

Maybe someone is familiar with the operation of this filter: it seems to me that it creates a strong current and a lot of bubbles, all the plants and walls of the aquarium in small air bubbles – this is how it should be (the regulator does not help, but if you remove the aeration, it is better)?
2. I bought a thermometer, which showed that the temperature in the aquarium is 20 degrees, is it not enough for a goldfish and catfish and how can I increase the temperature without a thermostat (I, by the way, wanted to buy it, but the seller said it was for gold, since it is cold-blooded, not needed)? What should be the optimal temperature?
3. Well, and the third question, I ask you not to swear strongly, I know that for complete happiness a goldfish needs 50 liters per nose and without any neighbors, but my husband caught fire to buy her a girlfriend, and the sellers’ opinions on this issue were divided. Question: Is it possible to plant another goldfish in this jar, or is it better to take a few catfish, which, as far as I know, are still schooling fish, and maybe someone else can be hooked (I want my husband to please the new fish, he deserved – I bought an aquarium, put it home, and honestly helped install, yes, and after 20 liters a new aquarium really seems to be just huge and empty, because its inhabitants are still very small)?
4. Question to Pikera: I bought a frozen bloodworm on your advice, treated the fish: I was very pleased with the gold one, gave you many thanks, but I can’t feed the catfish, because Gold has time to eat everything, but somehow I don’t want to leave the bloodworms at the bottom for the catfish. How can you feed him?
Thank you in advance for all the help!

ANSWER – Aeration for a night at T = 20 can be turned off, although I would first advise to turn off for a day on a day off and look at the behavior of the fish: if they swallow air from the surface, then alas. I can also advise you to put the L-shaped tube on the filter outlet pipe and direct it to the surface of the water so that there are breakers (even a fountain at will).

This will help saturate the water with oxygen. About the strong flow is the same.

If the flow interferes with the fish (or you) make an outlet through the sprinkler (piece of pipe or hose with holes).
Temperature. I can say one thing – for a catfish, of course, a little, 25-27 are needed.

Gold is more difficult – how many people, so many opinions. I kept both at 17-20 and at 27. No difference. By the way, the seller probably said cold-water, because all the fish are cold-blooded.

Without a heater with a thermostat you can not do. Buy now.
Fish can be planted if the filter manages and you can provide regular maintenance. Moreover, I realized that you have a fry, and not an adult fish.
The main thing is not to get carried away in the future. Best the enemy of the good.

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