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? […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]