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Umm, quick question is there any harm in giving shrimp fluctuating extra dissolved oxygen? I have a fairly small aquarium set up with a waterfall like pump/filter, I have also added an air pump which I plan to turn on and off every morning and night after an hour will this be a problem? as the general consensus is to keep everything fairly constant in shrimp tanks. (The shrimp I keep are yellow cherrys)


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  • sharpoo changed the title to Fluctuating dissolved oxygen

Why are you turning on and off an additional air pump?  It sounds like your main filter is a HOB (hang on back), is that accurate?  If so adding an additional source of air occasionally won't hurt your shrimp.

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ya you should be fine then.  You probably don't need the air pump at all as long as you are creating surface agitation with the HOB.  

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