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Do many cichlid folks use air bubble "wall" or bubbles for decoration etc?

Seems like i don't see many in the pictures, but kind of cool sometimes...
 

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No need for bubbles, you can get oxygenation more efficiently from your filtration and surface disruption. I find bubbles too loud and they don't have them in the lake.
 

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I don't. I point my returns upwards for oxygenation. I find the bubbles distracting.
 

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I'm a big fan of wooden blocks and use them frequently in cichlid tanks. I find that an $8 air pump and wooden air block can often replace the large canister or hang on the back filters at prices ranging from $50 to $400.

I am in the minority around here... :lol:

Most cichlid enthusiasts seem to be as much about bigger better badder equipment as they are about the fish! :wink:
 

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I find that in big tanks, the tiny bubbles that stay suspended tend to make the tank look cloudy/dirty. If the water level gets a little low in my large tank, the filters start to splash and I notice this. My little brother's 280 reef tank is set up as a peninsula, and it's especially noticeable.

There are bubbles in my breeder and grow out tanks.
 
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