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Surface agitation in CO2 injected planted tanks - The 2Hr ...

For many planted tanks, especially smaller ones that are not too tall/narrow, having reasonably good gaseous exchange can simply be done if the flow pattern in the tank exchanged surface layer of water with deeper layers - this usually

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Surface Agitation | The Planted Tank Forum

Apr 12, 2016 · Any kind of surface agitation is going to cause a loss in co2 but you have to find the right amount to keep your co2 up and your oxygen up. So maybe if you have surface agitation turn your co2 up, which would seem to be countering the oxygen,but having one does not get rid of the other (as far as I know).

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Water surface agitation in planted tank. | Barr Report ...

Jan 22, 2015 · I want to ask about surface agitation. I have high lighted "test" tank and try to work on good plant grow. My target are hard to care plants. Since 2 months (new setup) I do not have surface agitation to achieve high level of CO2 in the water. I get +- 50mg/l.

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Surface Agitation: Stir, Churn and Oxygenate Your Aquarium ...

Apr 07, 2021 · When you agitate the surface water in your tank, the layer of water that is in contact with the air is constantly changing – the agitation increases the surface area of your tank, even though the physical dimensions of your aquarium are unchanged.

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Surface agitation in a planted tank - YouTube

Planted shrimp tank with co2

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How much surface agitation is required in a planted aquarium?

Surface agitation is good for removing biofilm, not the cause of it. The lack of biofilm and the increased water surface helps with gas exchange. More o2, less co2. You need balance for livestock. Otherwise more co2 is better. That's about what I remember from several podcasts. 1 Share ReportSave level 2 Op· 2y

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Surface agitation in co2 planted tanks. | UK Aquatic Plant ...

Jan 04, 2018 · Surface agitation in co2 planted tanks. Puntius 31 Aug 2017 Puntius Member Joined 13 Sep 2013 Messages 118 Location South Africa 31 Aug 2017 #1 Good day. As I read previously Surface agitation is needed for little o2 gasious exchange. While running co2 in your tank. There should only be a slight ripple effect on the surface...

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Surface agitation in low tech planted aquariums - Plants ...

Mar 05, 2021 · This is my first post on here. I thought it would be the perfect place to start a discussion on gas exchange and surface agitation in low-tech planted tanks. I am starting a 33 gal low tech and currently have 2 HOBs and a dual sponge filter running. As you can imagine, this provides a decent amount of surface agitation.

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Surface agitation in co2 planted tanks. | UK Aquatic Plant ...

Jan 04, 2018 · Surface agitation in co2 planted tanks. Thread starter Puntius; Start date 31 Aug 2017; Puntius Member. Joined 13 Sep 2013 Messages 118 Location South Africa. 31 Aug 2017 #1 Good day. As I read previously Surface agitation is needed for little o2 gasious exchange. While running co2 in your tank. There should only be a slight ripple effect on ...

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Too much surface agitation? : PlantedTank

110 HT Planted, 55/30 LT. Honestly in a tank without CO2 injection, water agitation is really a non-issue. With proper agitation CO2 will always equilibrate between water and air, and obviously more agitation facilitates this equilibrium faster due to air/water exchange, although the concentration is extremely low (somewhere around 1-2ppm).

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Co2, O2, and surface agitation | Tropical Fish Keeping

Oct 02, 2015 · Some think that C02 is the limiting factor in a low-tech planted tank, and since CO2 escapes through the gas exchange created by surface agitation, this should be limited to encourage plant growth.

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Surface agitation question - General Discussion - C.A.R.E.

Nov 23, 2021 · Posted November 23. Looks fine from the pics - with it so heavily planted I think you’re doing well from the start. A little more surface agitation will be fine - just means your red root floaters won’t take over. You’ve got low light not no light plants so you need to get some open spots. The sponge filter will do fine.

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Does Surface Agitation Reduce Co2 In A Tank? | Aquarium ...

Dec 07, 2018 · Increasing surface agitation allows some advanced planted tank keeps to bump up their CO2 closer to 40 ppm instead of the usual 30 ppm. Yes it does cost a little more CO2, but is important for the health of livestock. This is a fantastic video with more info on gaseous exchange, also a stunning planted tank:

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Why is a Surface Skimmer Important in Planted Tanks?

Aug 24, 2021 · Do Planted Tanks Need Surface Agitation? I have talked about how important oxygen is to your fish. So, in order to ensure that it is always available in abundance to your fish tank inhabitants, there is another component that can be added to your tank. This component would be an aerator.

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surface Agitation & CO2 | Barr Report Forum - Aquarium Plants

Jun 12, 2009 · I read here in planted tank, i still should have surface agitation. in my tank, there is no water surface movement, thus sometimes there is oily film on the water surface. I am thinking to raise the outlet of the filter out of water, thus the water can flow down and hit the surface, generate many bubble downwards.

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10 planted tank myths - Practical Fishkeeping

6. Planted tanks need minimal surface agitation. This isn’t true. In fact, in some circumstances this can be dangerous. Surface agitation effectively maintains ample oxygen levels in the water. If CO2 injection is employed then gas levels build up more rapidly without any surface movement to

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7 Things I Wish I Knew About Aquascaping — Buce Plant

Sep 02, 2021 · Water surface agitation is necessary for the oxygen exchange process to take place in your tank. When I first started keeping planted tanks, I would sometimes notice a shiny film right above the water and would have to scoop it out with a cup. This is known as biofilm, which is a buildup of proteins and organic materials commonly seen in tanks ...

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Surface ripple in low tech or no surface ripple? | UK ...

Apr 05, 2014 · Thanks Alastair. I might try aiming the filter outlet more towards the surface then and see if the plants grow any faster. I was just always under the impression that in a non co2 tank, surface agitation was a bad thing in regards to plant growth as you can't keep what little co2 you have in the water.

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CO2 in a Planted Tank Guide - Shrimp and Snail Breeder

Surface agitation will keep your tank safe. For example, if you have a biofilm on the surface of aquarium water, it will cause a rapid increase of CO2, which may lead to asphyxiation. In Conclusion. Before you decide to dive into the high-tech planted tanks, you have to do your research regarding lighting, nutrients, and CO2.

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Film on tank water surface? | Aquarium Water Forum | 39728

Oct 18, 2013 · The stuff on the surface of the water is called Bio-Film. It can be caused by several different things; tanks with very little surface agitation, tiny uneaten food particles or dead plant material, new gravel that releases organic debris, too much bottled bacteria, unfiltered tank, or the mucus from a betta or gourami when they make their ...

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How to Start and Maintain a Low-Tech Planted Tank (Guide ...

Gas exchange at the surface allows CO2 to dissolve for the air to the aquarium water. Surface agitation, caused by our filter for example, improves gas exchange and allows more CO2 to enter our low-tech tank. Maintaining a low-tech planted tank: algae and trimming. Now you’re ready to set up your very own planted tank.

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CO2 and surface agitation? | The Planted Tank Forum

Feb 08, 2012 · However, if a "stagnant" (no surface agitation) tank increases to 10 ppm, we can test for that. Now, if that is the case, it doesn't mater what Tom Barr or anyone says. 10 ppm is going to grow your plants much faster than 0.7 ppm, even in a low light, low tech tank. We know what your CO2 concentration will be with surface agitation or an airstone.

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10 planted tank myths - Practical Fishkeeping

6. Planted tanks need minimal surface agitation. This isn’t true. In fact, in some circumstances this can be dangerous. Surface agitation effectively maintains ample oxygen levels in the water. If CO2 injection is employed then gas levels build up more rapidly without any surface movement to

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How to Start and Maintain a Low-Tech Planted Tank (Guide ...

Gas exchange at the surface allows CO2 to dissolve for the air to the aquarium water. Surface agitation, caused by our filter for example, improves gas exchange and allows more CO2 to enter our low-tech tank. Maintaining a low-tech planted tank: algae and trimming. Now you’re ready to set up your very own planted tank.

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Surface Agitation Or No? | Tropical Fish Forums 🐠

Dec 07, 2015 · Dec 6, 2015. #4. Akasha has a good point. If there is absolutely no surface agitation then you will most likely develop the surface film. Bettas don't need surface agitation so really it is up to you whether you decide to move your spray bar from the position you have it

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Surface Agitation vs Air Stones - Technical - Aquarium World

Oct 22, 2013 · my big tank is heavily stocked with big fish, it needs the airstone because making enough surface movement with filters is too splishy splashy. my lightly stocked planted tank on the other hand - don't need an airstone in there, even slight surface movement from the filter keeps DO levels replenished.

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Biofilm In Our Aquariums. How to Remove - Shrimp and Snail ...

Note: If you are using a CO2 system in your planted tank you should know that strong surface agitation will increase the loss of CO2 from the aquarium. At the same time, injecting CO2 without proper surface agitation means that your water may oversaturate with CO2 and gas the livestock. So, keep it in mind and balance the system accordingly.

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Oxygen Levels In A Planted Tank | Tropical Fish Forums 🐠

May 11, 2007 · 55 gallon, freshwater, heavily planted, 2 months old, eco gravel, eheim 2217 with j hook for little surface agitation, pressurized CO2, no2 0 no3 0 kh 7 ph in morning is 7.6 ph by night is 6.8 ei fert 3x / week ammonia 0 hard 120 ppm I just had 2 new rose line...

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Circulation In The Planted Aquarium | AquariaCentral

Dec 14, 2016 · On the planted tanks I've had, the ones with very gentle water movement and low surface agitation did best. Expand signature. 75g Tiger oscar and green severum. 55g Community tank w/ plants. 55g Subtropical community tank w/plants. Plants: java fern&moss, anubias, amazon sword, crypts.

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Film on tank water surface? | Aquarium Water Forum | 39728

Oct 18, 2013 · The stuff on the surface of the water is called Bio-Film. It can be caused by several different things; tanks with very little surface agitation, tiny uneaten food particles or dead plant material, new gravel that releases organic debris, too much bottled bacteria, unfiltered tank, or the mucus from a betta or gourami when they make their ...

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Gasping fish does not automatically mean that your plants ...

Jul 19, 2019 · This is an enormous paradox that is difficult for newer planted tank aquarists to accept. Let us examine it through a chart below. The blue line indicates the CO2 build up typical in tanks where there is the combination of poor CO2 off gassing (for folks afraid of losing CO2, so they have no surface agitation or circulation) and low injection ...

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Airstone / Airpump For Water Surface Agitation In NON CO2 ...

Airstone / airpump for water surface agitation in NON CO2 planted tank - best practice. Hi, I have 4 neon tetras and 2 white cloud mountain minnows added to my betta tank with water lettuce and supposedly anubias in it. I have read a lot online and need you help now that I am still confused about my situation.

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Canister Filters – Types of Planted Aquarium Filters | AAPA

Apr 11, 2021 · An aquarium filter can also provide the water surface agitation, aerating the water for our faunas and beneficial bacteria’s nitrification activities. It can also prevent the accumulation of wastes, sludge, mulm in the substrate, keeping them suspended/floating so they can be taken in by the filter’s intake.

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[Wet Thumb Forum]-Slime Layer on Surface | Aquatic Plant Forum

Nov 23, 2005 · A slime coat is totally normal in a planted tank. I have seen them on both my 50s and on my 20. The way to get rid of it is to apply some surface agitation. You dont want violent agitation. You want to gently ripple the top of the water. I dont know what it does, but it gets rid of the slime. Hope this helps.

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15.3. Fish Limitations - Aquariumscience.org

The CO2 level in a well planted tank can rise to 6 ppm overnight. Then, in an aquarium with aeration by surface agitation or air bubbles, within one or two hours of turning on the light it can fall to “undetectable” and the plant growth stops. Even with good aeration the CO2 replenishment from the atmosphere will not keep up with heavy ...

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