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Hello guys I'm new to this and had a question that I can't figure out. I have a 29gal planted aqurium and I have a DIY co2 that I just did today and haven't kicked in yet (start bubbling) my question was that I have my air pump running during the day and it shuts off at night. Now should I not be using a air pump or should I have the air pump going at night



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I would say ditch the air pump or run it at night only. The extra surface agitation it causes might be lowering the available CO2 during the day when your plants need it. At night when the light is off, it can help replenish O2.

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Thank you very much I made all my changes today
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Side note: The plants in the foreground with the silver on the leaf are not true aquatics. They will slowly die under water.
Pilea cadierei makes a nice house plant, though, and a good plant in a large enough terrarium.
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Side note: The plants in the foreground with the silver on the leaf are not true aquatics. They will slowly die under water.
Pilea cadierei makes a nice house plant, though, and a good plant in a large enough terrarium.
oh wow i wasn't aware of that and thank you very much for the tip now ik not to purchase anymore of those
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