Oxygenation of water using a HOB filter

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  1. Jason182

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    Hi all, I am somewhat new to the game, I bought a 300L Boyu bullet tank back in January this year, the tank is doing pretty well, Ive got around +/- around 100 fish (didn't realize that swordtails breed like flies), so I decided it was time to upgrade my pump/filtration. I opted for a seachem Tidal 75, it works great but the waterfall noise is driving me insane! If I up the water level so that the water, instead of falling into the tank , just flows almost level with the water into the tank then the waterfall noise disappears, but I'm just concerned that by doing this, I will greatly reduce the oxygenation of the water, is this true or am I worrying about nothing?
     
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  3. Radesh

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    Hello, and welcome. One way that works for me is to have a small air stone from my air pump going into the Tidal.
    And put this into the Tidal under the filter bag of Matrix. My reasoning is that there is a lot of motion, and the popping of the bubbles into the Matrix stones should cause a lot of Oxygen absorption. And the oxygenated water is then released into the tank.

    I fill it so that it is level, so I don't have the waterfall. And the current flowing along the surface should encourage more absorption.
    That's my story and I am sticking to it......
     
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    Welcome Jason, also by slowing the flow you are effectively slowing down the liters per hour that filter will process and thats also not good. The key to successful fish keeping is consistency. Either way though I would strongly recommend at least one small air stone in the tank, especially if the HOB stopped running for what ever reason and you only notice hours later.

    Having an additional airstone in the tank can be the difference between life and death of the tank inhabitants in the event of your filter failing. I would also stronly recommend with the amount of fish you mentioned that you get a USB airpump that you can run off a power bank in the event of power outages or some type of AC/DC battery operated air pump. You will be surprised hiw quickly the water can run out of oxygen in a well stocked tank!!

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    Welcome @Jason182 ! Share some pics, start a thread :thumbup:
     
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    Welcome to the Forum

    Good advice above :thumbup:
     
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    Jason182

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    Thanks everyone for the solid advice, its really been a big help, I decided to go with the air stone, I put one in my filter as Radesh mentioned but after seeing how awesome they actually look, I decided to put one in my tank as well! I took a few snaps of my Tank for you guys. Luckily its cucumber night, my plecos favorite night!IMG_20210630_184323.jpg IMG_20210630_184336.jpg IMG_20210630_184823.jpg IMG_20210630_184849.jpg IMG_20210630_184930.jpg IMG_20210630_185004.jpg

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    nice tank
     
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    Nice tank. That vallisneria is out of control. Love it!!!
     
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    Thanks guys, yeah @Shabir they were actually completely taking over my tank! I eventually uprooted all of them and moved them over to the corner, every time a new one shoots out from the corner I uproot it and move it back
     
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    That tank cool
     

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