hello!

Giag

Junior Poster
Jan 24, 2009
14
0
1
Greece
Hello everyone..

I would like to ask a question about CO2 and circulation.

Could very good circulation in the aquarium be not good for plants concerning absorption of CO2.

I know that poor circulation is not good because the CO2 may not reach all the plants(i read that today at your forum) but what happens with very good circulation?

For example i have a 70 liter tank and a external filter eheim 2232. To dispesrse my CO2 i have CO2 energy mixer. Is that too much?

I am curious because i am almost 100% that my plants are hungry for Carbon...however i bought the mixer a couple of days ago before i just used a simple air stone...

PS: sorry for my english
 

SuperColey1

Guru Class Expert
Feb 17, 2007
503
0
16
46
Lincoln, UK
Is that an Ecco 2232? If so that apparently only does 400lph and therefore you are actually incredibly underpowered in comparison to most of us in planted!!!

I would look for a filter that does 700lph minimum.

AC
 

ccLansman

Guru Class Expert
Jan 22, 2008
375
0
16
Vista, Ca
I have to agree with super, i doubt the flow rate and time and time again as soon as an area in my tank has a drop in flow rate i see a outburst of algae and poor growth of the plants. Im in the middle of selling 16 anubis plants and they are crowding the right side of my tank, already i see great spot forming on the leaves.

I have a 225 liter tank and i use an ehim 2026, fulval 305, koralia 1, and a 300gph mag drive pump to circulate my tank, and i even feel that this is not enough at times.
(ps. IMO the fluval 305 is a joke compared to the eheim, it barely spits water.. :)