Power heads vs air pump Question

  1. jdmLuzon Member Member

    I recently bought a powerhead for my 65 gallon tank...I also have an air pump that runs on air stone wand
    my question is:
    - DO I REALLY NEED THAT AIR PUMP AND THAT AIR STONE WAND?

    - IS MY POWER HAD ENOUGH TO SUPPLY OXYGEN AND A LITTLE BIT OF SURFACE AGITATION?

    - WHICH ONE IS BETTER POWERHEAD OR AIR PUMP?

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  2. jetajockey Fishlore VIP Member

    Surface turnover is what's important for oxygenation. Usually a filter alone is sufficient. Powerheads are just as good as an aerator as long as they are moving the surface.
     

  3. Ben3721 Well Known Member Member

    It depends if you run a power head in a tank with a full cover it may be hard for fresh air to get in for the surface of the water. An air stone keeps the air above the water fresher as well as mix up the water. But power heads can really move a lot of water side to side while air stones only move the water up and about. I would both imo
     

  4. jdmLuzon Member Member

    I'm currently using both of them right now

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  5. Ben3721 Well Known Member Member

    As long as sound isn't an issue (if its in your bedroom) and its not blowing the fish around id say your good. But I don't use bubble wands/long airstones or power heads. I just use many small air stones. But what do I know I only have a 10 gallon tank tbh. Good luck!