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post #1 of 19 Old 01-31-2010, 04:43 PM Thread Starter
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Question Plants on Oxygen overdrive!?

Apparently something must have happened in my shrimp farm to put the plants on oxygen overdrive....but what??? All the wall and floor carpets of the Java moss are FULL with lil oxygen bubbles at the tips...but what changed this?

There's no ferts of no kinds used in this tank (cause of the shrimp) the lights been the same dim lights from Bright effects @6500K and 15w as always....No new additions to this tank nadda

So why NOW this oxygen explosion?

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post #2 of 19 Old 01-31-2010, 05:54 PM
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Have you messed with the filter? Water change? I usually see some excess bubbles coming out of the filter after a pwc.
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post #3 of 19 Old 01-31-2010, 06:21 PM
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I did a search on this because I was curious. This is what I found in an article:

"You can tell if aquarium plants are photosynthesizing by observing the plants. When small bubbles form on the leaves of plants it is a sign that photosynthesis is occurring. Many hobbyists refer to this as pearling."


That sentence may not completely answer your question of why it is doing it now or in more excess than what you have experienced before. Here is a link to the article: Live aquarium plants, watergardens, and discount aquarium supplies.

One reason why I was curious is because I was searching something the other day and came upon a site that had a YouTube video. I then was going through all kinds of beautiful planted tank videos (big time competitors or something) and one video was showing air bubbles being released off of the plants. Everyone was commenting on this and asked him/her how he/she achieved this.

To me it does not sound like a bad thing, unless I am missing something...unless maybe there was too much oxygen being put into the tank other than what the plants are releasing which I know that you do not have. But, like you ask, why are they doing this more so right now?

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post #4 of 19 Old 01-31-2010, 06:28 PM Thread Starter
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Nop like I said I didn't do nothing and the filter is a low tech sponge....I seen plants with a FEW oxy bubbles developing during photosynthesizing but not to this extent where you have the whole carpets on the sand and the wall coated in lil bubbles....I'm just curious what would trigger this out of the blue? Low preassure due to storm front? i donno

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Was that bright window near the Shrimp tank? I saw that you were having a very bright day. Not sure if that would have anything to do with it...extra lighting. ??
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post #6 of 19 Old 01-31-2010, 06:31 PM Thread Starter
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Naw they both sit in a pretty dark corner sheltered by shelves on the top and the desk to the side, neither one even gets much extra light from the ceiling lamp where/ how they sit

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post #7 of 19 Old 01-31-2010, 06:35 PM
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Well, that beats that thought. Not sure then. Maybe the plants are feeling really good!
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post #8 of 19 Old 01-31-2010, 08:32 PM Thread Starter
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Maybe Mr B will come on and has ideas there..he always does

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Maybe Mr B will come on and has ideas there..he always does
I was thinking the same thing.....or Wisfish. Those two guys explain things real well.
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post #10 of 19 Old 01-31-2010, 08:49 PM
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Natalie, try sending Byron a PM.
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