07-17-2008, 07:26 PM
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Re: Airating tank with discus?
Do you run CO2 injection currently? Fish would be my top priority. Assuming your climate there at the moment is rather hot, then you really have to maximize the oxygen levels for the discus' sake.
Originally Posted by ojdewet
I read that discus likes a higher than average temperature and they also do not like too much water disturbance so I adjusted my tank accordingly. In general, the fish are much happier and livelier but I do find on very hot days that my discus sometimes gasp for air at the surface.
Would it make sense to put an airstone on a timer for a few hours every night to ensure sufficient oxygen in my water? My tank is planted so I am a bit worried of running an airstone too much for CO2 depletion but if it really becomes a problem I can look at CO2 injection as the fish are first priority...