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co2 and water clarity linked?

Discussion in 'CO2 Enrichment' started by nicklfire, Oct 25, 2007.

  1. nicklfire

    nicklfire Subscriber

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    I have been noticing for about the last year, during different periods through my hobby. Somtimes water changes, somtimes adjusting co2 pressure... different diffuser placement this can affect the clarity of the water.

    My tank has been very cloudy for the last month it seems... done rescaping, new design... hasnt looked good. I have my co2 diffuser in the corner of the tank... so yesterday night i placed the diffuser under the inlet of the canister filter so it gets sucked up, then i have a spray bar outlet... i came home from work and just eyes were just stunned about how clean the water was.

    Could water clarity be as simple as different placement of gas saturation throughout the tank. IS there a balance of somthing now.. that maybe there was not before?
     
  2. nicklfire

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    no ones interested or fascinated by it??
    The possability that setting your co2 at the right direction, and the perfect co2 amount and saturation could cause clarity in water.. fascination..... anyone else experience/notice it?
     
  3. VaughnH

    VaughnH Lifetime Charter Member
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    My 45 gallon tank is the clearest before the CO2 is on in the morning. Once the lights come on and the CO2 is on, the tank gets more and more tiny bubbles of gas, which reduce the clarity. By the lights off time it approaches champaign in its lack of clarity due to bubbles, bubbles everywhere. Is that what you are seeing?
     
  4. Tom Barr

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    Indirect, you finally got good CO2 dispersion.
    Thus pearling, thus high O2, thus high bacterial cycling and plant uptake= more water clarity.

    Also, micro bubbles attach and are sticky and break up boundary layers.


    Regards,
    Tom Barr
     
  5. nicklfire

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    interesting,

    I'd like to test it and turn the co2 down to where it was before, but i've been trying to get it this clear for a while, i'm afraid if i mess with the co2 again i'll have troubles getting back this clarity. it's been a week and it's still nice and clear.

    And V - my clarity i was observing about 9 hours while the lights were on
     
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