Help Air Stone Causing Tons Of Bubbles On Surface

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So the other night the tank I had my axolotl in cracked.. I found this out at 3 A.M. with a huge puddle and half of the water missing. So I quickly put my one fish and axolotl in a plastic bin with water from original tank, and new water. Since my filter now won't reach the water I can't use it, so I put in an air stone for some movement and oxygen. Whenever it's on there is a huge build up of bubbles on the surface, looks as if I put soap in, but of course I did not. Is this dangerous to the axolotl or does it matter? And why is it doing this?
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I may be wrong but I would think the bubbles are because of no current since there is no filter. Different air stones have different bubble sizes and I found that the small stones can create these small bubbles, not as soapy looking as these are but it is close.
 

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Did you add any medication to the water? I find it does this when I add some medications/chemicals.
 
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aussieJJDude said:
Did you add any medication to the water? I find it does this when I add some medications/chemicals.
Nope, no medications.
 

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Did you wash the tub before you put them in?
I know medications as mentioned above , and water conditions (probably even just small amounts of ammonia and nitrite) can cause bubbles but if the bubbles are staying there is definently a reason. Even if it was a brand new tub it could have had some coating inside it or something.

If your aquatic compatriots aren’t freaking out anymore then they would be during a tank transfer then it’s probably not hurting them.
I would not keep them in that water any longer then I had to if I were in your shoes all the same.
 

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