Only half of 12" airstone bubbling

Firecracker
  • #1
Umm, why is this? Is it too big for the pump? I can't remember the type of pump I have, but the airstone didn't list any requirements.
 
sirdarksol
  • #2
Sometimes it just takes time to break it in. I've had this happen before. (not in an aquarium, but the same type of setup)
 
susitna-flower
  • #3
Do you have anything else on the pump? If so, can you cut some of the air going to something else?

Most of the big airstones say to soak them for a couple of hours before attaching to the air. If you just hooked it up, give it time, it may still start bubbling.

Also, check the level. If one end is higher, it won't make it to the low end. Good luck.
 
Firecracker
  • Thread Starter
  • #4
It should be level, and it's been a few days. If it was going to, wouldn't it have by now?

There's nothing else hooked to it.
 
sirdarksol
  • #5
I've never had one take that long to start up.
I suppose it's possible that there's some flaw in the stone halfway through that is impeding the flow of air.
I don't know, though.
 
Firecracker
  • Thread Starter
  • #6
Hmm, well I saved the package so maybe I will take it back.
 
Tavel
  • #7
I agree, the stone has some kind of defect. take it back.
 
Firecracker
  • Thread Starter
  • #8
well we got a bubble wand instead and it works better and looks nicer too.
 
COBettaCouple
  • #9
Cool.. bubble wand are more fun, especially flexible ones.
 
Tavel
  • #10
I buried my bubble wand in the gravel...very cool appearance.
 

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