Triton Bulbs and Stem Rot
I have a 55 gallon aquarium which currently has 3 48" bulbs (1 Triton,
1 regular, 1 coral life). These bulbs are now 6 months old. How
necessary is it to replace these bulbs at 6 months? Can I wait up to
a year? Also, should I go ahead and replace all 3 of them with
Tritons. I have heard that Tritons have a higher light intensity and
will also help to eliminate algae problems. Currently, I have a slight
thread algae problem.
Also, about 2 weeks ago I posted a message about several of my
bunch plants rotting at the stems. My nitrates don't register on
the Tetra kit - no traces of ammonia or nitrites either. The PH is 6.8
and my KH is 2.5. The water temp is 76 degrees. I am also using a DIY CO2
injection system which I have been using for the past 2 months.
The plants that are rotting are the ones that I had to trim about
once a week because they were growing so fast. These plants include
Hygro, Foxtail, and Tropic Sunset. Most of these plants I have
had to completing throw away. I had only fertilized with ferovit
one time over the last month because I had a thread algae problem
which has become better. I did not get any response to my last posting
about this problem. If anyone has any ideas, I would appreciate hearing
about them. I am also wondering if I can go ahead and replace these
plants or will this problem probably occur again.
Thanks in advance for any advice on these two issues.