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How much time do I have to replace the air pump in my tank?

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The air pump in my tank broke. I know that I need to get a new one. I won't be able to get to the store for a few days. Will my fish be OK?
asked Dec 3, 2013 in Fish Products by anonymous

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Actually, if the air pump is broken, the fish cannot go without air for more than a day. Have you tried cleaning the pump. Remove it from the tank and then take the filter and the sponge out of the back of the pump. Discard the filter screen and replace it. It's a good idea to keep a few screens and sponges in reserve.  Rinse the sponge thoroughly. If it's too dirty, then replace it. Always check the air tubes so that if the pump does break, you can replace it within a day.
answered Dec 31, 2013 by (36,420 points)