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Is Wave Maker good for aquarium?

Is Wave Maker good for aquarium?

Wave makers are especially helpful in a marine aquarium since lack of circulation can cause poisonous substances to grow in marine aquariums and wave makers eliminate any such problems. Wave makers also help deliver food to corals and other invertebrates that cannot search for food on their own.

Where should I put my aquarium wavemaker?

Position the powerhead so it pumps water from the back of the tank and hits the front glass. This will complement the water flow pattern of the filter. This technique flushes every corner of the tank with water and helps keep the aquarium clean.

How does an aquarium wave maker work?

Wavemakers are electrical timing devices that turn multiple submerged powerheads on and off at predetermined intervals. By installing powerheads at different locations in the aquarium, the wavemaker alternates power to these powerheads, mimicking natural ocean currents.

Do I need wavemaker?

The simple answer is no. A wave maker is not necessary. Having an air pump with an air stone or even a simple sponge filter setup will provide surface agitation for proper oxygen transfer. But adding a wave maker can be very beneficial for certain tank/fish setups.

What is the difference between a powerhead and a wavemaker?

A wavemaker moves the whole body of water back and forth. A powerhead just moves part of the water.

What is the difference between a powerhead and an wavemaker?

Can you have too much air in a fish tank?

Too much oxygen in water can lead to the potentially lethal gas bubble disease, in which gas comes out of solution inside the fish, creating bubbles in its skin and around its eyes. (Excess nitrogen, however, is a far more common cause of this disease.)

Do Airstones oxygenate water?

The bubbles produced by the air stone do not only fill the tank with oxygen, but it also helps circulate the water. When the bubbles rise towards the surface, the water near the substrate is lifted to the top. As this process keeps on repeating, the water in the tank is efficiently circulated.

Should I keep my Airstone on all the time?

You’re better off leaving it on all the time. Over time algae will build up and block the holes on the airstone, making your pump need to work harder which will eventually wear it out. While this will happen even if it is on constantly, the build up will be slower.

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