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how can i balance co2 and water agitation?

Any tips? Recently i increased my water agitation by a lot because i was accumulating bio film and the water surface at the end of the tank wasn't moving much.

Now i have a lot of movement that will reach to the end of the tank. I have ripples reaching all over the place however im worried about my co2 levels. What can i do to balance it?
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Turn the CO2 up?

If you don't have a drop checker & 4dKH solution, get one.

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i'm still new at this but i have a regulator and i have it set at 30psi, is that ideal?
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That doesn't tell us anything useful. Even bubble rate is of questionable value as the bubble size varies. The most reliable way to determine actual CO2 level is using a drop checker with 4dKH indicator, aside from expensive dedicated CO2 meters of course.

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That would certainly do the trick.

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thanks, just ordered it, can't wait to use it.
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