20 gallon high, to add an airstone or not to add and airstone?? - The Planted Tank Forum
 
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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-14-2013, 10:30 PM Thread Starter
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20 gallon high, to add an airstone or not to add and airstone??

Hi all,

I have a 20 gallon fully planted tank and I was wondering if i should add an airstone to it.

I am getting almost like some dust on my plants and im wondering if its from poor circulation in my tank.

Below is a shot of my tank and the dust type im talking about.

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I think that brown dust are diatoms. Is this a new tank? Which is normal.

I would reduce photoperiod(light time) and invest in some nerites and otos.

Increasing oxygen via additional airstone might actually increase some types of algea, so consider additional CO2 sources such as Excel or DIY Yeast.

Either way it can't get that bad.
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its not a new tank had it set up for a few months then just a week ago did a substrate change, I have a blue ramshorn snail in there and some ghost shrimp but thats it besides my other fish.
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