12-27-2006, 09:12 AM
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As caferacermike stated here
Originally Posted by caferacermike
Remember it is all a cycle. To much or not enough and you get poor results.
To much lighting and no added co2. The plants will slow down their growth but algae will grow ultra fast due to excess nutrients that the plants are not using.
To much lighting and no supplements, no more growth.
To much Co2 and not enough lighting. The tank can crash and have all kinds of PH problems.
To much Co2 and not enough ferts. Same as above with to much lighting and not enough ferts.
to much ferts and not enough light. Extremely bad. Plant growth will slow and algae will abound.
To much fert and not enough Co2. Instant plant burst until they run out of Co2 to synthesise with. Instant algae problem
Also remember that the bulbs spectrum plays a huge role. Bulbs out of spectrum or worn out will contribute to either no growth or algae problems.
This is why I questioned about the lighting, CO2, and if there were any algae growth. With no algae growth, I would have to suspect not enough CO2.