That red soil is starting to grow on me.
I don't know what you're talking about clown. I do not use a powerhead.
Yes there is a gas difference and yup cheap
I've probably used way too much co2 all along and all this time but the plants i'm dealing with thrive in it
co2 is extremely lower because of the fish, otherwise i would definitely go back because i have not seen much ill effects in syngonannthus with high co2, they actually will thrive more
Great information, thank you clown. Do you have ppm ranges with surface agitation? how much ppm we are increasing by? thank s very much:nerd:Oh no powerhead well does not matter same thing disturbing the surface is what I'm talking about. Either way I feel it's better overall for the plants and fish the good surface movement.
By more surface movement you are actually increasing the oxygen level 5%-15% which means you can run that much more co2. I am actually running 45ppm of co2 due to a lot of surface movement and the livestock are thriving in it and the plants pearl harder than ever. I feel good surface movement is very healthy for a planted tank running co2.
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The information I learned from Tom Barr. He stated that depending on how much surface movement you do you are increasing the oxygen level by 5-15% and this therefore lets you run 5-15% more co2 without ill effects on the livestock since you are providing more oxygen for them. So lets say that you are running 35ppm of co2 with no surface movement then you decide to turn on surface movement and are giving your fish 15% more o2 then you can in turn run 15% more co2 which will allow you to run 5.25 more ppm of co2 which brings it up to 40ppm of co2. Now for me I can actually run more than that I am actually running 45ppm of co2 and all livestock is fine even my shrimp. I will try to find the post by Tom Barr that explains this.Great information, thank you clown. Do you have ppm ranges with surface agitation? how much ppm we are increasing by? thank s very much:nerd: