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Hi all, i put some chemiclean into my reef tank today and added an air stone as per the instructions. Now my wife has decided she likes the look of the bubbles under the moon light so, could I keep it in there permanently?

I've done a bit of research and everything I read that are potential issues is disproved with a counter argument, the same as most things in reef keeping lol.

The only thing that I can see happening is salt creep which shouldn't affect me as the water level is over 10cm lower than the tank.

Does anyone have any first hand experience?

Thanks in advance.

Cheers mick

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If this was an off topic subject it would be moved to off topic.

This is a marine topic so should it be moved to marine section?

Just asking?? don't really care.

But no one reads the marine section so I cheated.

I don't mind if it gets moved after i get some answers.

Cheers mick

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It's been a long time since I kept marine fish.

From memory, I used to get gradual salt build up along the air line and a bit of crusting around the lids of the tank. My tank was pretty full tho.

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salt build up is the biggest issue, when bubbles pop droplets go further than 10cm, if this isnt a problem for you with regular maintenance I dont see any other reason not to

I ran bubbles in all my marine tanks that werent sumped.

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I remember our original marine tank had undergravel filter which ran off air pump I know that we eventually put a diffuser of some sort just below the surface to slow down the rise is suspect and limit splash

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