How would you improve aeration in a tank?

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So I preformed the aeration test on my tank water using both inside an outside air.

starting tank ph 8.04
tank temp 78
outside temp 81
inside temp 73
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The impact to my ph was a postive, up to 8.18 and 8.12. So how would I increase the aeration in my main 150g mix reef tank? I already have a bubble mag curve 5 skimmer,pulling outside air thru a co2 scrubber. At present I have an air pump adding air but that's just a draft set up.
 
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Running fan across top is one way

adding an air stone via air pump is another
Aim water flow towards the water surface is yet another

high temperatures decrease oxygen so keep in range of 77-79
 

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So I preformed the aeration test on my tank water using both inside an outside air.

starting tank ph 8.04
tank temp 78
outside temp 81
inside temp 73
1630534484863.png


The impact to my ph was a postive, up to 8.18 and 8.12. So how would I increase the aeration in my main 150g mix reef tank? I already have a bubble mag curve 5 skimmer,pulling outside air thru a co2 scrubber. At present I have an air pump adding air but that's just a draft set up.
Perhaps the CO2 your skimmer is blowing off, being liberated from the display and is settling in the sump.Try blowing it away, even if temporarilly to see if it helps. Even wafting the sump doors would give you an idea.
 
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