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Surface agitation or dispersement of bubbles

Discussion in 'General Plant Topics' started by Simpte, Oct 26, 2005.

  1. Simpte

    Simpte Prolific Poster

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    I'm a little confused here. I think I read your posts right, Tom but maybe I am missing something..........
    I believe you stated that co2 bubbles spread around the tank are better than liquid co2 for the plants. Placing one's diffuser disc below the output will give better results. I also think you said a little surface agitation helps also. The question is how can you do both? My output isn't a spray bar. If I set it low to push the bubbles around then I lose my surface agitation. Its a Fluval 204 on a 20 gallon high tank.
     
  2. PeterGwee

    PeterGwee Lifetime Charter Member
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    Re: Surface agitation or dispersement of bubbles

    You can drill a couple of anti-siphon holes near the surface on the vertical bar extension for the filter return to get some movement going while directing the rest of the flow elsewhere.

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    Peter Gwee
     
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    Re: Surface agitation or dispersement of bubbles

    You could add a spray bar fairly easily. That should solve the problem for you.
     
  4. Tom Wood

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    Re: Surface agitation or dispersement of bubbles

    Don't think in terms of just one filter to do everything. I have a canister, a circulation pump (also runs the UV), and a UGF on my 90 gallon. The water rocks and rolls. :p

    TW
     
  5. Simpte

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    Re: Surface agitation or dispersement of bubbles

    I could understand multiple pumps/filters on a 90 gallon but a 20 gallon high? Seems excessive.
     
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    Re: Surface agitation or dispersement of bubbles

    Ooops, I missed that part. Then splitting the return into two or more lines makes more sense.

    TW
     
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