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Why is it that airstones are not used in saltwater aquariums but they are used extensively in freshwater aquariums?

Don't marine fish need oxygen as much as freshwater fish?

As the water temperature rises isn't the amount of oxygen depleted? So why not use them?

I guess there must be a good reason but danged if I know what it is!

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I would think our skimmers add much of the oxygen needed. I could be wrong but makes sense to me. I guess if your drains go into a sump it would mix some more.

James

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Why is it that airstones are not used in saltwater aquariums but they are used extensively in freshwater aquariums?

Don't marine fish need oxygen as much as freshwater fish?

As the water temperature rises isn't the amount of oxygen depleted? So why not use them?

I guess there must be a good reason but danged if I know what it is!

I think airstones make lot of bubble. That make flying saltwater. :)

Too much mess up.

Anyway, how is going your F/O tank?

I want see your tank with my frind.

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Most people I know spend a good amount of time trying to eliminate bubbles. :) I would never add them on purpose, at least not to a reef tank anyway. No airstone is going to be close to doing what your skimmer does anyway, and I agree with versace that bubbles lead to mess (salt creep).

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