NOTE: This Aeration Kit in not meant for the 1 Gallon Self-Cleaning Betta Aquarium. It's intended for the 5 Gallon NCA.
This aeration kit is the smallest, quietest and most efficient air pump kit available.
FOR A DISCREET TUBE INSTALL:
If using it with the NoClean Aquariums 5 Gallon self-cleaning aquarium, be sure to install the flexible tubing in between the back, double walls of the aquarium. Then, guide the tube under the "sliding wall" and "gravel wall" space/gap. Next, cut a small, matching sized hole for the tube in the nylon, mesh grill that's provided with the aquarium. Lastly, bring the tube through your newly cut hole; install the air stone at the end of the tube on top of the mesh grill (and gravel/substrate).
Take advantage of the space between the double back wall to keep tubes out of plain eyesight, enhancing the visual esthetics of your aquarium. The aquariums comes standard with a clear "sliding wall". AND, if you want to completely hide the tube, remove remove the clear "sliding wall" and replace it with any of our colorful "Dazzle Wall" upgrades. Since the "Dazzle Walls" are non-transparent, they completely hide the tube within the vertical cleaning chamber. Current Dazzle Wall colors include Sparkle Pink, Sparkle Blue and Black).
Note: This pump should not be used for the 1 Gallon Self-Cleaning Betta Aquarium. It's not necessary and your Betta won't like it.
-USB Powered (USB adapter not included), it can also be battery operated
-Small pump measures 2.5" long x 1.25" diameter
-Creates water movement with air bubbles, which oxygenate the aquarium and water movement also helps break down debris into fine particles that sink through the gravel down into the cleaning reservoir system (this will happen regardless, but water movement speeds up the process).
The amount of oxygen needed in the water for a healthy aquarium depends on several factors, including the size of the aquarium, the number and types of fish and other inhabitants, and the temperature and other water conditions.
In general, a healthy aquarium should have a minimum dissolved oxygen (DO) level of 5-6 mg/L. This can be measured using an oxygen meter or test kit. A higher oxygen level is generally better for the health of the fish and other inhabitants, but it is important to maintain a balance, as too much oxygen can also be harmful.
To maintain adequate oxygen levels in the water, it is important to provide adequate surface agitation to promote oxygen exchange with the atmosphere, and to avoid overstocking the aquarium with too many fish or other inhabitants. In addition, proper filtration and water circulation are important in maintaining a healthy aquarium environment.