CO2 + flow
Recently (past 1-2 months) I removed my powerhead from my tank for being an eyesore. I didn't notice any stress on the fish so i assumed oxygenation was not hurt. Last week, I broke ton of my equipment like my intake and outflow, but the new outflow I got has terrible directional flow. Very weak. I reintroduced the powerhead this last week. O M F G.
Basically, My plants have never been healthier. Within the past week, i have noticed a significant growth rate increase and overall plant health. I thought I had enough flow to suffice but I had wondered why after removing my powerhead my plants didn't pearl as heavily. With the flow now, i get tons of pearling as well, and in the area of my tank that gets lower flow, i can see much less pearling. And don't get me wrong, its not like my plants are flying all over the place, they are gently swaying. But even so, seems to really help.
I just wanted to share my experience recently with flow and distributing CO2 around the tank. Seems that it really makes a big difference!