Some pictures and more specific info?
Sounds good. Give it some time and try to keep the CO2 as stable as possible during photoperiod. Keep up with dosing and water changes. Remove algae infested leaves as much as possible. It's sort of a momentum thing. Healthy plants results in even healthier plants or the opposite with unhealthy plants.Using my powerheads I was able to create so much surface agitation that my drop checker now returns to a blue by the time the lights come back on. Before it would stay that lime greenish yellow all day. Hence I was again able to turn up the co2 to where it reached that color and again found the point where the fish were unhappy last night. So far however no change in plants.
Because, if you are already at the point of stressing your fish, the only way to increase CO2 even higher is more O2. Yes, you do need to add even more CO2 to make up for the increase in degassing.I'm confused about the issue of surface agitation. Unless I've been misinformed, it's kind of a "double-edged sword." Yes, surface agitation oxygenates the water. But at the same time, surface agitation allows CO2 to escape. Is that not true? If it is true, then it would seem counterproductive to suggest that you can get more CO2 in your water if you increase surface agitation. What am I getting wrong?