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Old 06-12-2016, 05:59 PM   #1
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Flow in the aquarium

For all those planted enthusiast out there here is a good read from Tom Barr regarding flow and why it maybe important in a planted tank.

shoukld we say CO2 and water flow or just CO2 when we consider things? - Aquarium Plants - Barr Report

Remember what we observe. Healthy plants reduce algae. Another factor?

Happy plant keeping...oh go on then...fish as well.

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For all those planted enthusiast out there here is a good read from Tom Barr regarding flow and why it maybe important in a planted tank.
Thanks for posting this.

I was doing a water change today and a plant trimming and realized I've got a budding serious problem with green hair algae. It seems mostly to be in areas of weaker flow, so this article is timely.

I really do need to set up that citric acid CO2 system I've been putting off, too.
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Thanks for posting this.



I was doing a water change today and a plant trimming and realized I've got a budding serious problem with green hair algae. It seems mostly to be in areas of weaker flow, so this article is timely.



I really do need to set up that citric acid CO2 system I've been putting off, too.

Any reduction in hair algae?


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Any reduction in hair algae?
Yes, but not because I've done anything about flow. It may be due to the tank finally getting into balance, or maybe the Nualgi I've been using is at last having an effect. Too many variables, and I'm not experienced enough to make a sure judgement. I'll write more on the thread dedicated to that tank: I don't want to hijack this one.
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