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Re: GW and UV
- To: <Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com>
- Subject: Re: GW and UV
- From: Thomas Barr <tcbiii at earthlink_net>
- Date: Sat, 14 Jul 2001 10:15:56 -0700
- In-Reply-To: <200107140748.f6E7m5E28611 at actwin_com>
- User-Agent: Microsoft-Outlook-Express-Macintosh-Edition/5.02.2022
> History - The tank is about 4 months old, with laterite substrate, heavily
> planted, CO2 enriched. pH 7.2, kH 4, gH 3 or 4. Things were going GREAT; I
> got the green water the day after a heavy pruning, and it's hung around for
> nearly a month despite lights out, water changes, etc...
Well your CO2 is too low. Your CO2 at those lighting levels should be more
> My theory is that I way overdid the lights, and added too much ferts too
> early. Once I get this under control, I'm going to dose ferts only when
> plants appear to need it, and increase the light from 440 watts cautiously
> and gradually. Would some one confirm my plan or recommend a different one?
Well you can either keep on things the way you have them and also add more
fert's and CO2 or you can lower the light some and add a bit less nutrients
and less CO2 But I'd still keep my CO2 higher no matter what.