Is this enough water agitation?

Highlander88
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I'm getting all my questions in today before a busy week at work

This is a 25 gallon bow front with a seachem tidal 35 filter. Is this enough water agitation? When my tank has cycled my plan is to eventually get kuhli loaches, zebra danios and dwarf gouramis. According to Google they all prefer slow flow water. So my question is, do I need an air stone to create more surface agitation or is my filter providing enough for these guys?

Here's the video of my filter doing it's thing.



Thanks!
 
StinkyLoaf
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I’d say it’s fine. Dwarf gouramis in particular really need slow moving water and they’re not the most community friendly fish because of this. There appears to be a healthy oxygen exchange happening. :)
 
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Highlander88
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StinkyLoaf said:
I’d say it’s fine. Dwarf gouramis in particular really need slow moving water and they’re not the most community friendly fish because of this. There appears to be a healthy oxygen exchange happening. :)
Great! Hearing that I don't need another piece of equipment is always a good thing! Haha! Thanks ☺
 
jtjgg
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i would add more water. if the water is even or slightly above the output lip of the filter it will create more waves on the surface.

i've owned Aquaclear filters their lip is angled down at like 45'. I like the Tidals, the lip points out horizontally.
 
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Highlander88
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jtjgg said:
i would add more water. if the water is even or slightly above the output lip of the filter it will create more waves on the surface.

i've owned Aquaclear filters their lip is angled down at like 45'. I like the Tidals, the lip points out horizontally.
Ok thanks! I'll do that!
 
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Highlander88
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jtjgg said:
i would add more water. if the water is even or slightly above the output lip of the filter it will create more waves on the surface.

i've owned Aquaclear filters their lip is angled down at like 45'. I like the Tidals, the lip points out horizontally.
Does this look better? The water is just a touch above the lip. What about the far left side of the tank where it's still? Does that matter for slow flow fish?

 
jtjgg
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plenty of surface agitation, its moving to the left side also.

should be ok for the fish.
 
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Highlander88
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jtjgg said:
plenty of surface agitation, its moving to the left side also.

should be ok for the fish.
Sweet! I appreciate you taking the time to get back to me. It was stressing me out!
 

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