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i have a underground filter system in my 55g tank, is this putting enough oxygen in my tank for three 2" rbp's. if not what should i do? thanks for the help.
 

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thats more than enough,are you useing a filter,powerhead,cause all of the above will circulate the water and supply it with oxygen.i also have the under gravel filter.do you have the bubble maker? that should ease your mind about the oxygen.good luck
 

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Here comes the start of a debate with UFG's (under gravel filter). I suggest you rip out your UGF and just use the powerhead presently in the tank and replace the filteration with a canister and/or with an external.
 

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RhomZilla said:
Here comes the start of a debate with UFG's (under gravel filter). I suggest you rip out your UGF and just use the powerhead presently in the tank and replace the filteration with a canister and/or with an external.
funny you brought this up. This last weekend that is just what I did. I removed my UGF and it seems like my tank is easier to keep clean. I know some people like them, I also hated my P's running into the up tubes.
 

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Kewl!!!
And trust me, in the long run.. you'll be doing yourself and your P's a favor. I learned the hard way of not listening and making the Nitrates in my water deadly killing off my Bala Sharks.

Yeah I used to own Bala Sharks!!! HeH HeH
 

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I have both in my tank and mine is fine as can be!
 

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i had a ugf in my first p tank and ripped it out and bought a canister filter and just used the powerhead on it own.ugf's cant get rid of all the waste good enough and movement by the p's stirs it up with it using the gravel as the filter .also waste gets trapped down the sides of the tray
if you think by using a seperate external or internal filter the gravel is still acting as a biological filter also
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Another way to make your reds get more oxygen is to add aquarium salt. It makes the fish breathe faster so they get more oxygen. But as long as water is breaking the surface, the oxygen exchange is there.

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Sir Nathan XXI said:
no I meant in a 24 hour cycle of producing and consuming, that they consumed less than they produced
I understand what you meant, but it still remains irrelevant at night time as oxygen is consumed rather than produced.
 

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Heh, yeah they sure can be. If plants are to be used in large numbers, it might be a good idea to turn on an extra supply of oxygen. That is if there is a lack of it at night time and your fish seem to be stressed from it.
 

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I use both too, under gravel and power filter!

I also recommend bubble wall, powerhead and live plants!
 

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I was never into using under gravel, though I did in the very beginning when this hobby was young and under ground and box filters relatively new. One thing I am certain those little wand bubble makers are and should be a part of any aquarium. If anything, it performs an invaluable service for circulating water for the fishes gills., not to mention the value in it breaking the water surface to keep polluting material from covering the surface.
 
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