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Is there any actual benefit to this? Will using one have a noticeable impact on either the individual lifespan of the shrimp, or the long-term survival of the ecosystem? Short Answer It depends entirely on your current method of aerating your tank. If you aren't adding oxygen to the water (usually by bubbling air through it) then the answer to both ...


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We opted for the Million-Bubble air pump. Before we had it, we occasionally just used a dropper to blow some bubbles in the tank. The advantage that the Million-Bubble air pump has is that it is bigger than the dropper we were using (pushing more air into the water with each pump), and it has an aerator at the end which creates lots of tiny air bubbles ...


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You should be able to use any aquarium air pump, but most likely you will want a very small one. There's a number of online pet stores or your local big box or smaller local fish stores will carry them. The whisper brand pumps are decent and cost as little as about $5 or $6 for the model 10, which I would think would be plenty. Azoo, aqueon, and a few other ...


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Just remember that most of the time, the size of the bubbles that the pump produces are too large to be integrated into the water column, therefore most oxygen exchange is done via diffusion (see this webpage). The bubbles help as they increase the area of the water surface as they break through the top. I think the cheapest pump/air stone you can buy ...


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