T5 light question for planted 150 - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 Old 08-28-2012, 10:54 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Question T5 light question for planted 150

Hi everyone,
It has been awhile since I have posted anything but I have been reading most of the posts every day. My tank is a 150 tall which is 30" tall. all of my plants have not grown at all and they just seem to be there and not going anywhere. I changed all of my t8 fixtures to a 4 bulb t5 HO last weekend. I have this on a timer for 8 hours everyday. Today I noticed that my jungle vals have tiny bubbles on them and was wondering if this was something they do when the lighting is changed. A few of them I can see a single tiny stream of bubbles comming from the leaves. I do weekly water changes and use seachems flourish comp once a week. Any ideas would be great or should this not be something to be concerned about ?

150 gallon planted discus tank, 40 gallon planted community tank, 20 gallon community tank.
osti is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 Old 08-29-2012, 11:05 AM
Member
 
Byron's Avatar
 
I see that at every water change, for a day or less, caused by the influx of CO2 in the fresh tap water. I have been told it is oxygen being released from the leaves during increased photosynthesis. Normally, this is more common on a regular (daily) basis in high-tech systems with CO2 diffusion, which you don't mention.

Byron.

Byron Hosking, BMus, MA
Vancouver, BC, Canada

The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian. [unknown source]

Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If youíre going to take it under your wing then youíre responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
Byron is offline  
post #3 of 4 Old 08-29-2012, 01:34 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Byron View Post
I see that at every water change, for a day or less, caused by the influx of CO2 in the fresh tap water. I have been told it is oxygen being released from the leaves during increased photosynthesis. Normally, this is more common on a regular (daily) basis in high-tech systems with CO2 diffusion, which you don't mention.

Byron.
Posted via Mobile Device
osti is offline  
post #4 of 4 Old 08-29-2012, 01:37 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Hi Byron
I do not use co2 in my tank, only seachem fertilizer and reached root tabs.
Posted via Mobile Device
osti is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Low tech/low light planted questions No CO2 Beginner Planted Aquarium 2 08-26-2012 01:19 PM
Need Advice - Converting 29 gal. to low-light planted Lost Eventide Beginner Planted Aquarium 8 07-03-2012 12:30 PM
lighting question for planted low light tank zfarsh Beginner Planted Aquarium 8 06-01-2011 05:06 PM
light for 35 gal planted tank kcormier Beginner Planted Aquarium 19 02-06-2011 06:36 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome