11-17-2007, 08:46 PM
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Brentwood, CA, USA
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| | Re: Water Current and Plants
A good water current is beneficial because it brings a constant supply of nutrients to all of the leaves, never allowing the water at any leaf to be deficient in any nutrient. This is very noticeable when you set up a tank with good water flow throughout the tank, and the plants grow so big and full that they restrict the current. Then problems start, like BBA, for example. But, once you prune the plants back to restore the good water flow, the problems go away. I'm not sure how one can get a full lush growth of plants throughout the tank and still keep the water flow going. I haven't succeeded at that yet.