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Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V6 #95
- To: Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com
- Subject: Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V6 #95
- From: Cheryl Rogers <cheryl at rightstuffwebsites_com>
- Date: Tue, 25 Mar 2003 08:37:40 -0600
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In my experience, #2 and #3 were related. Increased circulation (not
necessarily surface agitation) helped not only the fish, but plant
growth as well. When the filter broke on my 30 g, I bought two
powerheads and sponges to go over the intake. No problem with gasping
fish since then.
> Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2003 10:11:07 -0800
> From: Jason <beatsfrombeyond at mac_com>
> Subject: Sand/substrate, algae, aeration/circulation, etc.
> Fish warriors,
> I am on the verge of completely redoing my 55 gal tall planted tank. It is
> in need of cleaning, and I'm thinking that several factors should be changed
> in the process. Here's the current details/problems:
> #1. Flourite substrate w/sand on top. The sand looks cool, but everything
> (fish poop, food, etc.) all just sits on top of it and looks ugly (+
> decays). What's a better solution? Just Stirring it up w/the flourite?
> Smaller gravel instead of the sand?
> #2. Circulation problems. My Fluval 304 seems to do a decent job, but it
> seems like water circulation could be better. Powerhead? Second filter?
> #3. Aeration: do I need an air stone? Fish seem to be hanging out @ the
> surface quite a bit - are they wanting air? I do not yet have a CO2 setup,
> but I have lots of plants (don't they produce oxygen for the fish?)