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Is This Too Much Water Flow? Video Include

Hey I just want to get your opinion. I was getting a lot of junk building up on the surface of my water so I tilted a powerhead upwards. Wanted to know if you think this is too much agitation at the surface and will it greatly effect the CO2 levels. I include I video. Thanks.

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That amount of agitation will decrease your CO2 levels a bit.

I would try to point the powerhead just a little lower to get a slightly gentler rippling.

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Is This Too Much Water Flow? Video Include

I seem to be getting this film on top of my tank what exactly is it? Got my powerhead gently rippling the surface whist is better but not a complete fix
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Looks fine to me. It will likely degas CO2 a bit faster, but you only have to turn up the CO2 to compensate.
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It's just dust and junk from the air that settles on the water surface. You have to break the water's surface tension to get rid off it. This is my first planted tank with compressed co2 so I don't want to aerate the water too much and loose all that co2 I'm pumping in there.
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That looks like near perfect water surface ripple. Of course you will lose some CO2 that way, but CO2 is cheap, so just increase the bubble rate a bit.

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