Do you use Air Pumps?

  • Personally I find that there is little reason for me to run them as they are extremely loud, tend to splash water all over the lid, and can mix things that you spray into your room's air into the water itself. I mostly use power-heads when I'm looking for the extra water circulation at the top or I use a spray bar to make sure that you can hear the water moving around. Plus the fish tend to love it since they know where the current is at and where to avoid unless it's feeding time (by having current at the top they avoid that area mostly and won't really jump out or try to jump out anymore).