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Re: Strange happenings regarding plants bubbling

> Date: Tue, 6 Mar 2001 15:04:36 +0800
> From: "J. Hammond" <geohammo at iinet_net.au>
> I just changed the water in my 10gal tank as it was a lil bit cloudy (tiny
> by).. I changed about 50%.. After I changed it my plants started bubbling
> like crazy ! what causes this ? was it because not enough light was getting
> to them (even tho the water was only slightly cloudy?). I inject co2 with
> the DIY method and have an aquaclear filter running on the tank with 30W of
> light (1x grolux and 1 warm white). Any explanations would be appreciated :)

The water in your tap is cold and under pressure.  Both of these cause
the water to hold more gasses is solution than the water in your tank
(warm, and at atmospheric pressure).  The bubbles were probably
disolved air coming out of solution.  The plants just provide a
convenient surface for the bubbles to form.

Best regards,