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Re: [APD] aeration & a planted tank
I don't think aeration will drive out the Excel, it is not
a gas dissolved in the water. It can minimize the amount of
CO2 in the water and, if you are adding CO2 wither with a
compresseed gas set-up or via a fermentation bottle, then
an airstone or Biowheel will certainly greatly increase how
fast the CO2 is shed by teh water.
The Biowheel is probably providing plenty of aeration and,
in a well planted aquarium, even the Biowheel should not be
necessary to maintain healthy O2 levels in the water -- the
plants will do much in that regard as will having a
reasonable flow of current in the aquarium from a pump or
Good luck, good fun,
--- Scott Scheibe <dsscheibe at earthlink_net> wrote:
> I've been wondering lately if it would be a good
> idea to stop
> using the air pump and two stones on my planted community
> tank. It has a
> overly large (for the tank) Bio-wheel 300 which provides
> plenty of surface
> agitation. I use Flourish Excel and am wondering if the
> aeration is
> driving out the Excel faster.
> D. Scott Scheibe
> <mailto:dsscheibe at earthlink_net>
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