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    oxyganating water??

    ok my ph keeps droping and i added an airstone and its coming up...what the best way to oxygenated water?I have good surface circulation...any idea here?
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    A skimmer...
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    i have a lifereef skimmer with a rio 3100 running on a 40 gallon tank
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    would i have to keep an airstone in there?
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    Is the skimmer alone (without the added airstone) not oxygenating your tank enough?
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    no its not....thats why i fing it odd a big skimmer like that on a 40 gallon tank and the oxygen is low........any suggestions?
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    What's the in-tank circulation like? Is there enough turn over providing proper gas exchange?
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    ive got a fluval 304,a diatom xl,a maxijet 900 and a maxijet 400
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    I thought low PH was caused by high CO2 not low O2...

    I'm thinking that opening a window migth do more good then an airstone... Esp with the skimmer. Where's the air intake your skimmer?

    -yvest

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    Is there enough surface agitation?

    Try pointing one of the powerheads sightly towards the surface of the water...
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