Placement Of Sponge Filters In Tank

Discussion in 'Air Pumps' started by Ciara Gray, Mar 5, 2017.

  1. Ciara GrayNew MemberMember

    I have an 80 gallon tank (48 in long) and want to add a second sponge filter to put more oxygen in my tank. My first sponge filter is at one end and I was planning on placing the second filter at the other end, but I have noticed my fish seem to like to hang out on that side.

    Could the fish be stressed out by/scared of the bubbles and as a result are choosing to stay in the calmer area of the tank? If so, should I reconsider where I put the second sponge filter?

    The fish I have are:
    • 2 albino cories (I plan to complete the school as soon as I find more albinos)
    • 3 serpae tetras (also planning on getting 3 more)
    • 12 guppies (species unknown)
    I also have a Cascade 1000 canister filter, so I am not relying on the sponge filters alone.
  2. smee82Fishlore VIPMember

    I wpuld still keep it on the other side. Once you schools are larger they should be less shy and more active.
  3. GekcoWell Known MemberMember

    The other end should be fine, plus it will add surface agitation on that end as well.

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