Aeration - Does it affect nutrient levels?

Discussion in 'General Planted Tank Discussions' started by Ben_K, 6 Oct 2007.

  1. Ben_K

    Ben_K Member

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    Bursledon, Hampshire
    Hello all,
    Ive started aerating the tank a bit as some of my fish are unwell and they all seem much happier with some air bubbles drifting around. I was wondering does this have any effect on the water conditions? Will it affect my dosing amounts? Im wondering whether it will affect the Carbon levels from the Excel dosing e.g. releasing the carbon into the air rather than leaving it in the water.

    Thanks,
    Ben
     
  2. JamesC

    JamesC Member

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    Bexley, Kent
    With excel dosing I think you should be fine. Just don't have too a vigorous stream of bubbles going. Aerating the water will not affect any of the nutrient levels except for CO2. Excel provides carbon in a different way so won't be affected by aeration. I have an airstone in my shrimp tank which is low light and no CO2, mainly to prevent scum on the surface. My willow moss, fissidens fontanus and plagiomnium trichomanes all grow great.

    James
     
  3. Ben_K

    Ben_K Member

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    Bursledon, Hampshire
    Cheers James, I was hoping that would be the case.
     

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