Airstone Question

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  1. Lysaell

    LysaellValued MemberMember

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    Is an airstone what has been used in saltwater for an extended period of time safe to use for freshwater fish? I may sound like an idiot but I’m paranoid :dead:
     
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    Yes, I would think so, if you're only worried about salt. Aquarium salt is often used to treat sick fish so potential remnants on an airstone won't kill fish.
     
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    Personally i wouldn't even bother with an air stone but instead attach a small sponge filter that way if you need to set up a quarantine or another tank after running the sponge filter in the tank for a month or so then swapping it to a new tank it'll give you an instant cycle. Just be sure to always check your water parameters when starting any new tank with established media just to be safe.
     
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    Yeah I was worried about the salt. But thanks! Now I have some peace of mind aha.

    Ah, I would but I’m currently with a makeshift setup with a betta far away from home/tanks.
     
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