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Enough Water Agitation?

Please suggest if my surface agitation is adequate for oxygenation. Its a 6 gallon. Live stock is shrimps and snails.

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With a hob you have plenty of oxygenation, most planted tanks don't have that much as it drives CO2 out of the tank.


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With a hob you have plenty of oxygenation, most planted tanks don't have that much as it drives CO2 out of the tank.


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Sorry but what do you mean by the word "hob" I Google but didn't find in sense you use. Please explain.
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My bad, hang on the back filter = hob. Since it is dumping water into the tank you are getting a lot of oxygen, unfortunately it also forces CO2 out of the tank if you dose it which is why many people use canister filters instead of hang on the back filters for planted high tech tanks


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My bad, hang on the back filter = hob. Since it is dumping water into the tank you are getting a lot of oxygen, unfortunately it also forces CO2 out of the tank if you dose it which is why many people use canister filters instead of hang on the back filters for planted high tech tanks


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Thanks a lot. I Google "Hob" and it showed me some part on top of a cooker lol Thanks for explaining. Now I understood.
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Hang on back filters are great for water oxygenation and happy fish!

I run a wet/dry sump on my planted tank which creates even more air/water surface area for an even greater oxygen exchange. I have not seen any signs that my plants are not getting enough CO2. They are actually growing like crazy! I do not inject CO2 on my tank though.
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Hang on back filters are great for water oxygenation and happy fish!

I run a wet/dry sump on my planted tank which creates even more air/water surface area for an even greater oxygen exchange. I have not seen any signs that my plants are not getting enough CO2. They are actually growing like crazy! I do not inject CO2 on my tank though.
Thanks. I put liquid carbon instead of pressurized co2 and my plants are growing fine and healthy.
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