Should I put back my air bubbler?
I have a 55 gal with some discus and plants. I was using air bubbler until 2 weeks back. Because the air pump was noisy, I removed it. Instead, I pushed the spray bar a little up to create some agitation in water. That became noisy too and I submerged the spray bar few days ago.
Now, my fish (mollies and even discus) are at the surface gasping for air (most of the time). My temp is at 82 and use excel for CO2. I don't know what to do. Will they be fine? Should I get a new quiet air pump? Any suggestions on the pumps?
55 Gal Tank with: Eheim 2213 Canister, Hydor Inline 300 Watts, 2X54 Watt (6,700K & 10,000K) T5 HO for 7 hrs, Excel for CO2
3 Discus, 4 Mollies, 2 Tetras, 2 SAE, 1 Pleco,1 Platy, 1 Zebra Danio, 1 Snail
1 Cryptocoryne, 1 Java Fern, 4-5 Unknown, Dwarf HG, Some baby tears