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Re: DIY CO2 Optimization Question

>Date: Fri, 5 Jan 2001 05:28:30 -0800 (PST)
>From: Brett Agostini <brett_h_2000 at yahoo_com>
>I've rigged up some DIY spraybars that very effectively eliminate
turbulence from my AC's,  If
>viewed from beneath, the surface is, visually at least, completely
motionless.  My this I mean
>that any air bubbles, oily patches, flake food, whatever, are completely
still and

Don't fall into the trap of eliminating water movement to save that last
gram of CO2. You still need good water movement to circulate the water. O2
is added to the water from it's interface with the atmosphere at the
surface. If you don't move the surface water to lower levels and vice versa,
you may find a severe lack of O2 in the lower depths of the tank.

Avoid a lot of gratuitous splashing around. But do strive for good

George Booth in Ft. Collins, CO (booth at frii dot com)
The web site for Aquatic Gardeners by Aquatic Gardeners