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Re: Re: very mysterious deaths...
on 01:48 AM 6/14/00 , Gitte wrote:
>Also...now I am a trifle confused. I thought air pumps were no-no's for
>planted tanks. You switch off filters to reduce turbulence, but doesn't the
>air pump cause CO2 depletion? Or is this not a problem in the dark?
Air pumps do cause CO2 depletion and potentially pH swings. In my
particular case, I have a high KH, so pH swings are minimal. (I don't
switch off filters either, as I like to have a biofilter just in case.)
BTW, I don't use a "normal" air pump for my size of tank... I use the
smallest one I can get. So it's really just a minor turbulence.
michael moncur mgm at starlingtech_com http://www.starlingtech.com/
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