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Air and Oxygen is essential to all forms of life and particularly fish in Aquariums and Ponds
All life forms require a certain amount of oxygen and aquatic species are no different. Most aquariums will benefit from a greater oxygen content in the water. Filtration system performance and overall water quality will be greatly improved by adding that little bit more air that most species will find naturally in their native environment.
Just like us, fish need oxygen to survive. Whilst filters such as those in the TetraTec range aerate the water and add extra oxygen, for well stocked aquariums, or those with other types of filter, extra aeration can be beneficial.
Air pumps are specifically designed to blow air into the aquarium, increasing its oxygen content. In addition, the flow of air can be used to drive air-powered features and decorations, or simply to provide an attractive curtain of bubbles.
Your choice of air pump depends on what it’s going to be used for. To simply run an air-powered decoration, a small pump will be sufficient. To aerate the water, more careful selection is needed – good quality pumps, such as the TetraTec APS, come with recommendations on what size aquarium they are suited for.
You should also consider the noise produced by the pump. Air pumps vibrate during operation, creating a certain amount of noise.
Poor quality ones can be very noisy, which is why the TetraTec APS range has been designed with professional sound engineers to make it one of the quietest models available.