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Aerator
« on: Feb 06, 2022, 07:02 AM »
Could my aereator be causing my minnows to die because its meant to pump a 100 gal tank but im using in a 2 gal bucket

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Re: Aerator
« Reply #1 on: Feb 06, 2022, 07:57 AM »
Well, if the water looks like a boiling pot of water, probably.
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Re: Aerator
« Reply #2 on: Feb 06, 2022, 03:49 PM »
Well, if the water looks like a boiling pot of water, probably.




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Re: Aerator
« Reply #3 on: Feb 06, 2022, 03:59 PM »
I'm gonna say I think that's your issue. Too much aeration dissolved nitrogen (air) in your livewell water can kill bait and fish.
Air is not oxygen, these gasses are very different. Air is a mixture of gasses that contains oxygen (21%), but it primarily contains nitrogen gas (79%). Too much infused nitrogen will kill fish. They need dissolved OXYGEN in a proper percentage to live.
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Re: Aerator
« Reply #4 on: Feb 06, 2022, 04:01 PM »
I'm gonna say I think that's your issue. Too much aeration dissolved nitrogen (air) in your livewell water can kill bait and fish.
Air is not oxygen, these gasses are very different. Air is a mixture of gasses that contains oxygen (21%), but it primarily contains nitrogen gas (79%). Too much infused nitrogen will kill fish. They need dissolved OXYGEN in a proper percentage to live.

Any electric aerators that you would recommend thats on the cheaper side

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Re: Aerator
« Reply #5 on: Feb 06, 2022, 04:08 PM »
Do you want cheap or do you want live fish? Quiet Bubbles. Mr Bubbles. Hush Bubbles. Marine Metal products Co.
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Re: Aerator
« Reply #6 on: Feb 07, 2022, 06:18 AM »
Do you want cheap or do you want live fish? Quiet Bubbles. Mr Bubbles. Hush Bubbles. Marine Metal products Co.

So the least powerful electric ones aerate 8 gallons do you think that would be too powerful

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Re: Aerator
« Reply #7 on: Feb 07, 2022, 07:31 AM »
I use the baby bubbles in my 8 quart bucket and  in my opinion its not the bubbler unless its so powerful that its making the minnows struggle in turbulent water.its ammonia and skanky water that kills them.and if the bubbler was killing them theres a on/off switch.dont have to blow air up the minnows a$$ all day long.lol

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Re: Aerator
« Reply #8 on: Feb 07, 2022, 07:34 AM »
I use the baby bubbles in my 8 quart bucket and  in my opinion its not the bubbler unless its so powerful that its making the minnows struggle in turbulent water.its ammonia and skanky water that kills them.and if the bubbler was killing them theres a on/off switch.dont have to blow air up the minnows a$$ all day long.lol

True thats why i personally will keep my bucket lid open to help release gasses

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Re: Aerator
« Reply #9 on: Feb 07, 2022, 07:42 AM »
Doc, yer good at releasing gasses, ain'tcha?  :woot: :roflmao:
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Re: Aerator
« Reply #10 on: Feb 07, 2022, 09:03 AM »
Is there an air stone on the end of that hose of just a hose stuck in the bucket. The pic shows only a few big bubbles and smaller, more numerous bubbles carry more oxygen. Also, oxygen transfer takes place on the surface of the water so if foam accumulates or bubbles are not breaking the surface very little O2 will be in the water.

Do be aware of cloudy/stinky water. That means waste products have built up and water needs to be changed. Any store that sells aquarium products will have a decent aerator for 15 -20 bucks. Pick one...
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Re: Aerator
« Reply #11 on: Feb 07, 2022, 09:11 AM »
Is there an air stone on the end of that hose of just a hose stuck in the bucket. The pic shows only a few big bubbles and smaller, more numerous bubbles carry more oxygen. Also, oxygen transfer takes place on the surface of the water so if foam accumulates or bubbles are not breaking the surface very little O2 will be in the water.

Do be aware of cloudy/stinky water. That means waste products have built up and water needs to be changed. Any store that sells aquarium products will have a decent aerator for 15 -20 bucks. Pick one...
I actually just took a screenshot of the video i took of it. The hose has an airstone if i figured it out i could send recording

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Re: Aerator
« Reply #12 on: Feb 07, 2022, 09:13 AM »
I use a rechargeable aerator with intermittent aeration.

Bonus: can go on for days.


AquaMiracle Lithium Battery Powered Portable Aquarium Air Pump for Fish Tank up to 120 Gallons, USB Rechargeable Aquarium Bubbler Aerator for Outdoor Fishing, Power Outages and Emergency
by Tenyon
Learn more: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B098QRTN7V/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_HR1EDRQ33BX2XX1DDY2R?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
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Re: Aerator
« Reply #13 on: Feb 07, 2022, 09:14 AM »
I use a rechargeable aerator with intermittent aeration.

Bonus: can go on for days.


AquaMiracle Lithium Battery Powered Portable Aquarium Air Pump for Fish Tank up to 120 Gallons, USB Rechargeable Aquarium Bubbler Aerator for Outdoor Fishing, Power Outages and Emergency
by Tenyon
Learn more: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B098QRTN7V/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_HR1EDRQ33BX2XX1DDY2R?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
I have a battery one for when im out fishing and an electric for at home.Batterys are expensive

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Re: Aerator
« Reply #14 on: Feb 07, 2022, 09:49 AM »
I have a battery one for when im out fishing and an electric for at home.Batterys are expensive

Yeah. Was tired of constantly replacing batteries. Rechargeable is the way to go!

The intermittent aeration reduces the super saturation of nitrogen in the water.
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Re: Aerator
« Reply #15 on: Feb 07, 2022, 11:05 AM »
To much moving water they get tired and die.  i have a double hose bubbler and if I put both stones at the bottom of the bucket creates a current and the shiners get tired and die.  I move the stones up to the surface just 1/2" to 1" below and they do just fine...
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Re: Aerator
« Reply #16 on: Feb 07, 2022, 11:29 AM »
I use a rechargeable aerator with intermittent aeration.

Bonus: can go on for days.


AquaMiracle Lithium Battery Powered Portable Aquarium Air Pump for Fish Tank up to 120 Gallons, USB Rechargeable Aquarium Bubbler Aerator for Outdoor Fishing, Power Outages and Emergency
by Tenyon
Learn more: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B098QRTN7V/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_HR1EDRQ33BX2XX1DDY2R?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

THANKS for this! Was looking for something like this just the other day..................s o tired of buying "D" batteries for my portable aerator!  ::)  And I see you can also run this off household current. Even better for keeping them alive at home!  @)
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Re: Aerator
« Reply #17 on: Feb 17, 2022, 11:15 PM »
Been using these for the past couple years with good results.  Caught them for $5 at Petco one day and picked up 8 for myself and friends.  Knocked one into the drink a couple weeks ago in my permanent and it still ran fine after drying out overnight.  Fortunately I have several spares.  You’ll need air hose and a stone.
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