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Re: Air at night
on 01:48 AM 10/23/99 , Aquatic Plants Digest wrote:
>From: lksholy at webtv_net (Linda- K)
>Rather than adding an air pump and diffusor, wouldn't looking at the
>flow rate of your filters go more to finding the cause instead of
>treating the symptom? Is it possible that the gph turnover rate is too
>low? just a thought.
I could get LOTS of oxygen in my water if I moved my Fluval spray bar above
the waterline. I use a 303 on a 30 gallon tank, which is far more than most
planted tank people use. The point is, though, that an airstone can be put
on a timer to operate at night only. During the day the surface agitation
is kept to a minimum to prevent CO2 loss.
Filters don't add oxygen to the water unless they agitate the surface.
(wet/dry filters and biowheels being the exception.)
michael moncur mgm at starlingtech_com http://www.starlingtech.com/
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