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Last update: November 12, 2022

Gang Valve – A Single Fitting to Split & Control Your Airline!

Most aquarium air pumps only have enough nozzles to run one or two airline tubes. As you are no doubt aware, one airline will run one piece of air-powered equipment, such as an airstone or a sponge filter. But what happens if you want to run three…four…or even more airstones from the same air pump? […]

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Last update: November 12, 2022

Airline Control Valves: Airflow Regulation for Your Air Pump

When it comes to reducing the air flow in your aquarium, the most popular solution is to use an idle air control valve. But it may surprise you to learn that this valve could be doing your tank more reproductive harm than good. So read on to learn more about aquarium airline control valves and, perhaps most […]

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Last update: January 4, 2024

Aquarium Airline Tubing: Deliver Air Into Your Tank!

While there is plenty of information to be found on air pumps and airstones, there isn’t a lot said about the very thing that connects the two… I am talking about airline tubing. You might be thinking: It’s a tube…how much more do I need to know about it? More than you think. And today, […]

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Last update: October 24, 2023

Aquarium Airline Connectors – Air-Tight Joints for Your Tubing

Do you need to join two pieces of airline tubing together? Maybe you need to bend the air tube around a corner or fork a tube to two different pieces of equipment. If that’s the case, airline connectors are just the tool you need! What is an aquarium airline connector? An airline connector is a […]

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Last update: November 12, 2022

Bleed Valves: Reduce Air Pressure and Increase Your Air Pump’s Life!

An air pump that is too powerful can wreak havoc in your aquarium. When attached to a sponge filter, it can cause a current strong enough to stress fish that prefer calm water. Or, maybe it’s causing your airstone to work overtime, producing so many bubbles that you can’t see your fish. Somehow, you need […]

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Last update: November 3, 2022

Aquarium Air Check Valves – Save Your Tank!

It may surprise you to learn that your air pump could actually suck all the water out of your tank. If your air pump is positioned below the level of the air tube or airstone in your aquarium, you are at risk. Let’s say your pump stopped working or the airline tube became detached from […]

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Last update: November 1, 2023

What the Heck Is the Aquarium Water Column?

You might have come across the phrase water column in online discussions. That’s exactly how I stumbled across the phrase years ago, when I first entered the hobby. And, when I googled: What is a water column in aquariums? It only brought up the water column in relation to oceans… Nothing related to aquariums.[1] And, […]

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Last update: November 12, 2022

Lily Pipes: Say Goodbye to Ugly Filter Equipment for Good!

Are you sick and tired of staring at those ugly plastic hoses and filter intakes sitting inside your tank? Wouldn’t it be great if you could get rid of them? Well, a lily pipe is exactly what you are looking for! This nearly invisible piece of equipment replaces all the plastic distractions in your tank, […]

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Last update: November 12, 2022

Spray Bars: Create Gentle Water Movement with this Simple Device!

It always surprises me how few people have heard of a spray bar. While they certainly aren’t for everyone, there is no denying that a spray bar can be a very useful piece of aquarium equipment. In fact, they are so useful that many people go the DIY route and create their own custom spray […]

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Last update: November 3, 2022

Aquarium Oxygen: The Essential Ingredient to a Healthy Aquarium

You might not be able to see it, but it’s actually one of the most important parts of your aquarium. No, I’m not talking about the canister filter hidden away underneath your aquarium. I’m talking about oxygen. It’s funny – one of the only times you will think about the oxygen in your aquarium is […]