internal reactor with air injection for dissolved nitrogen.

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if the diy internal reactor from the articles on this site was used to inject air instead of co2, would the dissolved nitrogen provide any benefit to the aquarium?

What do you think?
 

Tom Barr

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Microbubbles are sticky due to surface tension. These can stick to periphyton and attached algae and pull them off plant leaves.
But...........they might also provide more O2 and other gases to periphyton and bacteria, causing too much growth on plant leaves.

A little bit of micro bubbles for a couple of hours seems okay, but not all day or 24/7 in my experience.
You also have a hazy cloud form all the suspended particles stuck to the bubbles.
 

Tom Barr

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Jan 23, 2005
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Microbubbles are sticky due to surface tension. These can stick to periphyton and attached algae and pull them off plant leaves.
But...........they might also provide more O2 and other gases to periphyton and bacteria, causing too much growth on plant leaves.

A little bit of micro bubbles for a couple of hours seems okay, but not all day or 24/7 in my experience.
You also have a hazy cloud form all the suspended particles stuck to the bubbles.