Did you know that bubbles do more than just add decoration to the tank? One of the keys to a healthy aquarium is water that is rich in oxygen. Here’s more information:
- Oxygen is replenished at the water’s surface. Water found at the bottom of the aquarium has the lowest oxygen content. It is heavy with carbon dioxide. This water must be brought to the surface to be re-oxygenated. When water is brought up the siphon tube in a power filter from lower parts of the aquarium and spills back over the return, it absorbs oxygen. For this reason, the siphon tube strainer should be as deep in the aquarium as possible.
- Bubbles perform the same function. Bubbles “push” water to the surface and create a circulation in the aquarium. The bubbles themselves don’t add the oxygen. The “pushing” of the water to the surface does.
So, not only do bubbles add a unique look to the tank, they add a healthy way to add essential oxygen to the water. Adding bubbles is good for every tank, especially tanks which are very deep with small surface areas. Pet Supermarket has a wonderful selection of aquariums in all shapes and sizes. We also have a large selection of aquarium supplies, accessories, and decorations, along with much more. Stop in today to start creating the perfect aquarium for your fish.