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Water level & Aeration
Old 09-18-2006, 08:15 PM   #1
 
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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?
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Old 09-18-2006, 08:18 PM   #2
 
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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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Old 09-18-2006, 08:19 PM   #3
 
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So what should I do?
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Old 09-18-2006, 08:21 PM   #4
 
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So what should I do?
Limit the water movements, of course.
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Old 09-18-2006, 08:22 PM   #5
 
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I have a Fluval 204 - should I close the valve so it isn't running at full blast?
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Old 09-18-2006, 08:25 PM   #6
 
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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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Old 09-18-2006, 08:26 PM   #7
 
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Cool I'll give it a try. Thanks.
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Old 09-18-2006, 08:28 PM   #8
 
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Just a case of explaining photosynthesis and respiration.
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Old 09-18-2006, 08:29 PM   #9
 
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ok and what about the water level?
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Old 09-18-2006, 08:30 PM   #10
 
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ok and what about the water level?
Nothing wrong with filling it to the rim.
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