another surface agitation question
I know there are currently two other threads about surface ripple on this page--but I think this one is a little different.
I know that surface ripple is desired in an aquarium for oxygen exchange--or at least we have come to believe that, and it makes sense. We also know, or believe, that floating plants do a very good job of 'cleaning' tank water. My question is, what is the best way to combine the two? My floating plants grow the best when they are sitting still as if in stagnant water. Am I to believe that this is bad for the critters or is it good because of the nitrate hogs floating on the top?
I suppose you could have the best of both and have a ripple on the tank and use something like fishing line to keep the floaters stationary. Once my floaters cover the tank there isnt much ripple anyway.