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How To Create The Right Level Of Oxygen In My Aquarium

How To Create The Right Level Of Oxygen In My Aquarium

Marc Grover (Professional Aquarist) gives expert video advice on: How do I create the right level of oxygen in my aquarium?

How do I create the right level of oxygen in my aquarium?

Oxygen in a fish tank is just like oxygen for us; it's paramount. Fish will die without it. The way to do that is through water movement. You can use air pumps to bubble the water, and when they break on the surface, the agitation of the surface allows O2 molecules to get in and CO2 molecules to get out. Also, you want to move currents throughout the aquarium - the top, the middle, and the bottom - so carbon dioxide that's in solution will have a chance to get up and out of the top of the aquarium, basically the only place it can escape, and oxygen molecules will be able to get in so your fish can breathe.