I have a 20 gallon Long tank... so it is not deep. I am running 2 AC 30's on it so there is some surface movement.
I am using the Nutrafin ladder bubble counter, so I am waiting for that to really kick in and start working properly, before I turn off mt air pump in the day. (It's been like 36 hours and Iam getting a bubble per second, but its just not moving up the ladder (I have read it can take a couple of days for slime to produce so the bubbles can flow through it and co2 to be achieved.) I think I need more plants to really cut off the air pump. I have 2 wisteria bunches, a nice amount of java Moss, 2 Anubias Nana, an unkown plant growing from my driftwood (bought it at petsmart, thought it was java Fern attached, still might be. it is thriving. and 3 bunches of water sprite floating which are almost goners, not brown yet, just really pale/light green. hoping the co2 can revive them.. I don't know if the water sprite are giving off any oxygen... does it sound as of right now I can turn off my air pump in the morning? enough plants? I will definately wait for my co2 to start working properly.
I am going to add 3 crypt wendtti and another Java Fern or something else. as soon as co2 starts working.
Thanks for your responces, much appreciated