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Exclamation fluval substrate tons of bubbles x__x



substrate - fluval stratum

i finished setting up my tanks a couple hours ago, and i have tons of
bubbles in the substrate. is this normal, safe or something i should be
worried about. this is my first planted tank so im a bit in panic mode, lol.


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Water is polar, so it doesn't wet porous surfaces (surface tension beading) as soon as they are submerged. As bacterial colonies and organics permeate they'll relatively disappear. Relatively because if substrate is too deep oxygen portion of entrapped air is consumed faster than nitrogen which may lead to anaerobic conditions

In summary...just chill out
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As said above just wait it will go away
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thanks for the quick reply, a lot of the bubbles have already started
to dissipate. thanks, now im chillin

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Water is polar, so it doesn't wet porous surfaces (surface tension beading) as soon as they are submerged. As bacterial colonies and organics permeate they'll relatively disappear. Relatively because if substrate is too deep oxygen portion of entrapped air is consumed faster than nitrogen which may lead to anaerobic conditions

In summary...just chill out


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Is there a way to prevent anaerobic gas from building, something that will turn the substrate for you or whatnot?

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Poke it with a small diameter dowel (available at Michaels, Home Depot, Walmart).
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Is there a way to prevent anaerobic gas from building, something that will turn the substrate for you or whatnot?
malaysian trumpet snails are good for this, most pet shops give them away because they're pests that come in on plants and breed like rabbits(infact they put rabbits to shame). or as someone else said you could just poke it with a stick every now and then personally i'd rather go with the snails saves you having to remember to poke the gravel, or even the very of doing so,plus when agitated the substrate kicks up all sort of muck whereas the malaysians gently stir it so you don't get that.
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