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post #1 of 10 Old 09-18-2006, 09:15 PM Thread Starter
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Water level & Aeration

Hi I was wondering if it was OK to fill a tank all the way to the rim (it has a glass canopy) or should you leave an inch between the water level and the canopy?

I have a canister filter pushin mad water thru my 15gal. Will this provide enough aeration in the tank?

90gal: 2x Tangerine Discus, 2x Clown Pleco, 2x Catfish.
75gal + 10gal sump: 2x Large Goldfish, 1x Common Pleco, 14x Leopard Danios
55gal: 5x Angelfish, 1x Common Pleco, 8x SIlver Tip Tetras, 16x Neon Tetras, 8x Albino Corys
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post #2 of 10 Old 09-18-2006, 09:18 PM
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I have a canister filter pushin mad water thru my 15gal. Will this provide enough aeration in the tank?
There's one thing I don't get. You added CO2 and you have vigorous agitation of water movements.
You'll only be diffusing more CO2 than producing oxygen.

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So what should I do?

90gal: 2x Tangerine Discus, 2x Clown Pleco, 2x Catfish.
75gal + 10gal sump: 2x Large Goldfish, 1x Common Pleco, 14x Leopard Danios
55gal: 5x Angelfish, 1x Common Pleco, 8x SIlver Tip Tetras, 16x Neon Tetras, 8x Albino Corys
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So what should I do?
Limit the water movements, of course.

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I have a Fluval 204 - should I close the valve so it isn't running at full blast?

90gal: 2x Tangerine Discus, 2x Clown Pleco, 2x Catfish.
75gal + 10gal sump: 2x Large Goldfish, 1x Common Pleco, 14x Leopard Danios
55gal: 5x Angelfish, 1x Common Pleco, 8x SIlver Tip Tetras, 16x Neon Tetras, 8x Albino Corys
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I have a Fluval 204 - should I close the valve so it isn't running at full blast?
Yes. Just open it during the night as plants and fish use oxygen at night otherwise you'll see the fish gasping for air at night. Plants use CO2 during the day.

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Cool I'll give it a try. Thanks.

90gal: 2x Tangerine Discus, 2x Clown Pleco, 2x Catfish.
75gal + 10gal sump: 2x Large Goldfish, 1x Common Pleco, 14x Leopard Danios
55gal: 5x Angelfish, 1x Common Pleco, 8x SIlver Tip Tetras, 16x Neon Tetras, 8x Albino Corys
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Just a case of explaining photosynthesis and respiration.

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ok and what about the water level?

90gal: 2x Tangerine Discus, 2x Clown Pleco, 2x Catfish.
75gal + 10gal sump: 2x Large Goldfish, 1x Common Pleco, 14x Leopard Danios
55gal: 5x Angelfish, 1x Common Pleco, 8x SIlver Tip Tetras, 16x Neon Tetras, 8x Albino Corys
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ok and what about the water level?
Nothing wrong with filling it to the rim.

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