Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Southern California
Newbie to planted aquarium.
I have a 55 gal tank that I am going to repurpose into planted. The water flow will be provided by a Filstar (formally Rena) XP3 -(supports up to 175 gal). I have always run this filter on my 55 and it does great.
Reading some here on the subject, it seems that to a degree you want to limit movement of the water surface so as to prevent CO2 from escaping. As I am planning on adding fish to this tank eventually, I wanted to better understand how best to oxygenate the fish while keeping the CO2 in the water.
I currently have my water return spray bar a couple inches below the surface pointed upward at a 30 degree angle. That provides mild disturbance and has always seemed sufficient for my fish. (which I don't overload).
Note: I am planning on adding a diffuser into the CO2 system (hi tech).
Thanks for your input,
Last edited by Mega Shrimp; 03-13-2014 at 07:05 PM.
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