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    Any Quiet Airstones?

    I have a quiet pump, nearly silent, but I'm having problems finding an airstone that's not noisy. I've been using the round ball type and I tried a 1" cylinder type which was a little quieter. Are there other types that are gentler sounding?

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    It's all about how much air you put through it. The noise is from the air hitting the surface and causing surface movement. Why do you use an air stone? It's not needed usually.

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    I prefer sponges over air stones.

    Like Swoof, i am curious for your need of an airstone, specifically.

    If you are interested in floculation of oil slicks, a woodstone works better, but hey. You've got me curious.

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    I am using the https://amzn.to/2UuzeF1 Pm0606 micro bubble bar, and they have another shorter one, with one of those Tetra deep water pumps. It makes a nice small bubble and is pretty good as far as that goes.

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    Thanks for the replies. I'm using it for two reasons. First, a friend who has the best plant tanks I've seen said to run air at night since the CO2 remaining in the tank is of no positive use once the lights are off and second, yes it helps control the surface oil slick. I'll definitely give the wood stone a try.

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    Never tried it but i know aquario neo makes an air diffuser, i think its the same thing as their co2 diffuser but white, so it should make some pretty fine bubbles

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    Limewood wins. Basically silent. Thanks for all the suggestions.

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