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osti 08-28-2012 10:54 PM

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 ?

Byron 08-29-2012 11:05 AM

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.

osti 08-29-2012 01:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Byron (Post 1218999)
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.

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osti 08-29-2012 01:37 PM

Hi Byron
I do not use co2 in my tank, only seachem fertilizer and reached root tabs.
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