Essentials Filter Kit

Essentials Filter Kit
Do I need an air pump in this tank?

I’ve just bought a ‘starter kit’ for keeping goldfish. It is a 25L tank, and came with a filter and lighting. I’ve rinsed everything, measured water conditioner, and everything, just leaving it to settle for a week or so now before adding fish (I’m planning on about 3 or 4 fish).

I’m a little concerned that the kit didn’t come with an air pump for oxygenation, neither did the set-up guide mention one. I had tropical fish ages ago when I was young and dimly remember our tank having an air pump and everything – but then that tank was much larger with a lot more fish.

Is an air pump essential, or does the fortnightly changing of water add enough new oxygen?

I was also thinking about adding live plants. Would these add enough oxygen into the water without a pump?

Thanks 🙂

you don’t need an air pump. most filters provide adequate oxygen by agitating the surface much like a river. If you have a filter that is completely submersed then you do need one.

The air pump is just for additional oxygenation. With a little creativity, air bubbles can look really pretty in a tank.

yes it would be a lot better if you get live plants coz it can contribute to the oxygen supply..

TELESCOPES.COM (Zhumell 1.25in. Eyepiece and Filter Kit)

eBay Logo  

Schneider 4 x 5.65


Schneider 4 x 5.65″ Essential Filter Kit for RED


$1,550.00


Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G Lens - Pro Filter Essentials Kit


Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G Lens – Pro Filter Essentials Kit


$1,505.99


Tiffen 4 x 5.6


Tiffen 4 x 5.6″ (4mm thick) Digital Video Essentials Kit 3 – Clear, Ultra Circul


$1,090.00


Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 16-35mm f/4G ED VR Lens - Pro Filter Essentials Kit


Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 16-35mm f/4G ED VR Lens – Pro Filter Essentials Kit


$1,067.99


LEE Filters LEE100 82mm Essentials Kit - NEW Holder & Polarizer, 100mm Soft Set


LEE Filters LEE100 82mm Essentials Kit – NEW Holder & Polarizer, 100mm Soft Set


$653.00


LEE Filters LEE100 77mm Essentials Kit - NEW Holder & Polarizer, 100mm Soft Set


LEE Filters LEE100 77mm Essentials Kit – NEW Holder & Polarizer, 100mm Soft Set


$653.00


WonderPana FreeArc Essential CPL 0.9HE Kit - Core Filter Holder, Lens Cap, 66...


WonderPana FreeArc Essential CPL 0.9HE Kit – Core Filter Holder, Lens Cap, 66…


$494.06


WonderPana FreeArc Essentials ND Kit-Rotating Holder, Cap, 6.6


WonderPana FreeArc Essentials ND Kit-Rotating Holder, Cap, 6.6″x8.5″.9SE Grad…


$481.74


TIFFEN VIDEO ESSENTIALS DV FILTER KIT 4X4 CARRY BAG AND 3 FILTERS


TIFFEN VIDEO ESSENTIALS DV FILTER KIT 4X4 CARRY BAG AND 3 FILTERS


$350.00


Fotodiox WonderPana Absolute Essentials Kit - SKU#1098940


Fotodiox WonderPana Absolute Essentials Kit – SKU#1098940


$329.00


Haida 75-Pro 46mm Essentials Kit NanoPro ND 3.0 Soft 0.9 Grad CPL Pouch


Haida 75-Pro 46mm Essentials Kit NanoPro ND 3.0 Soft 0.9 Grad CPL Pouch


$240.00


Haida 75-Pro 49mm Essentials Kit NanoPro ND 3.0 Soft 0.9 Grad CPL Pouch


Haida 75-Pro 49mm Essentials Kit NanoPro ND 3.0 Soft 0.9 Grad CPL Pouch


$240.00


Haida 75-Pro 52mm Essentials Kit NanoPro ND 3.0 Soft 0.9 Grad CPL Pouch


Haida 75-Pro 52mm Essentials Kit NanoPro ND 3.0 Soft 0.9 Grad CPL Pouch


$240.00


Tiffen 82mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit


Tiffen 82mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit


$225.00


Fotodiox WonderPana 145 Essentials Kit for Tamron 15-30mm SP f/2.8 Di VC Lens


Fotodiox WonderPana 145 Essentials Kit for Tamron 15-30mm SP f/2.8 Di VC Lens


$219.95


Fotodiox WonderPana 145 Essentials Kit for Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8G ED AF Lens


Fotodiox WonderPana 145 Essentials Kit for Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8G ED AF Lens


$195.91


Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1.8G Lens w/ Caps, Pouch, 58mm UV Filter & Cleaning Essentials


Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1.8G Lens w/ Caps, Pouch, 58mm UV Filter & Cleaning Essentials


$191.46


Tiffen 82DVVEK 82mm Video Essentials DV Filter Kit includes Clear, CP, Warm UV


Tiffen 82DVVEK 82mm Video Essentials DV Filter Kit includes Clear, CP, Warm UV


$170.00


Gobe The Essentials 2Peak 77mm Japan Optics 16-Layer MRC Filter Kit #FK77M4P2P


Gobe The Essentials 2Peak 77mm Japan Optics 16-Layer MRC Filter Kit #FK77M4P2P


$165.00


Lipa Filters 100mm Essentials Kit -  ND 3.0, 0.9 Soft Grad, Holder, CPL, 5 Rings


Lipa Filters 100mm Essentials Kit – ND 3.0, 0.9 Soft Grad, Holder, CPL, 5 Rings


$158.00


Formatt Hitech Firecrest 62mm 5 Filter Essential Kit UV + Polarizer + 2/4/6 IRND


Formatt Hitech Firecrest 62mm 5 Filter Essential Kit UV + Polarizer + 2/4/6 IRND


$155.00


Tiffen Digital Essentials 82DIGEK3 Filter Kit for 82mm Filter Size


Tiffen Digital Essentials 82DIGEK3 Filter Kit for 82mm Filter Size


$148.08