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post #11 of 16 Old 12-20-2011, 03:44 PM Thread Starter
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Any particular growth abnormalities in the plants?
Not that I've noticed.

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post #12 of 16 Old 12-20-2011, 03:46 PM Thread Starter
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I think we may also need to know what kind of filter you are running and how much surface agitation you have. HOB filters will produce a lot of surface agitation that removes gases from your aquarium. Same if you have air stones, or any other aeration tool such as surface skimmers.

Emperor 280. I have an ornimental bubbler too.

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post #13 of 16 Old 12-20-2011, 04:13 PM
With a bubbler and HOB filter, adding CO2 would be a waste since it would leave the water too quickly to be effective. I would turn the bubbler off and see if you get any improvements with the plants. If not, you may also need to consider getting an internal filter or a canister to reduce surface agitation and encourage co2 concentrations.
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post #14 of 16 Old 12-21-2011, 05:19 AM Thread Starter
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ok. thanks to all who helped out. I will try adding the vitamins I was told about and reducing surface aggitation.

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post #15 of 16 Old 12-21-2011, 01:39 PM
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I would also reduce the light. I am surprised algae is not increasing, but it may soon do so.

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post #16 of 16 Old 12-21-2011, 02:36 PM Thread Starter
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I am surprised algae is not increasing, but it may soon do so.
My tank has been running for about a year and a half and the only algea problem I had to face was black beard algea, and that was in the 1st month that my tank was running. It went away with some algiside in 2-3 weeks. Also I have snails.

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