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Old 06-22-2013, 11:04 AM   #1
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Oxygen

Ow to get more oxygen in your tank
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Old 06-22-2013, 11:10 AM   #2
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More surface agitation, a sump and skimmer,hob filters add surface agitation which increases oxygen..
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Protein skimmer and surface agitation both help
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Old 06-22-2013, 02:46 PM   #4
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Protein skimmer and surface agitation both help
Ok should I buy a fan to move the current from the top of the surface
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easier to just point a powerhead towards it
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Old 06-22-2013, 03:32 PM   #6
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A fan can have 2 good effects on your tank. First it helps reduce your water temp during summer and second it can increase your oxygen. A PH reading that goes up a little bit without dosing is an indication of oxygen level went up. You will also notice an increase of water evaporation.
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A fan can have 2 good effects on your tank. First it helps reduce your water temp during summer and second it can increase your oxygen. A PH reading that goes up a little bit without dosing is an indication of oxygen level went up. You will also notice an increase of water evaporation.
I see that a lot of saltwater owners don't use air stones that makes bubbles should I stay with a fan then.
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Unless you need to lower your temp, using a powerhead will get a lot better surface agitation and cause less evaporation, too.
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I see that a lot of saltwater owners don't use air stones that makes bubbles should I stay with a fan then.
Yes air stone is discouraged in salt water tank due to impending effect of bubbles to fish aside from the salt being splashed everywhere gradually lowering salinity.
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Look into a Loc-Line for your return and you can fan it across the surface
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