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post #61 of 166 (permalink) Old 10-18-2012, 01:26 PM
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Are you running just an air pump through your air stone or is that your CO2? If your running the air stone along side your CO2, you are basically getting nothing accomplished cuz your getting rid of all the CO2 you are trying to add to your tank. I would just take the air stone out or only run it at night.

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post #62 of 166 (permalink) Old 10-18-2012, 06:21 PM Thread Starter
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I don't really have co2 but I must be doing something right because I have some new plants starting to come up. I'm not sure what they are yet but I was telling my wife "this is cool come check it out." I was pretty excited about it.
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Got the co2 hooked up now we play the waiting game. The spray bar must off got a little air in it because it went off all crazy that's why there are a bunch of bubbles.


So DIY CO2 isn't CO2? You do have nice growth in the tank, just saying if this ^ is CO2 then you are releasing most of it back to the air from the tank with the air stone.

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post #64 of 166 (permalink) Old 10-18-2012, 07:13 PM Thread Starter
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I guess so but if it's not broken I don't want to mess with it.
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post #65 of 166 (permalink) Old 10-18-2012, 07:23 PM
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I guess so but if it's not broken I don't want to mess with it.
Good point

You probably have it just right, perfect balance between the airstone and the co2.

Just keep watching!


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post #66 of 166 (permalink) Old 10-27-2012, 01:36 AM Thread Starter
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Little update: I have algae on my tanks glass and some on the little rocks in my tank. I been running the light 8hrs a day trying to see if that works but nope. The weather here got cold this week down to 30° and I had one glowlight die not sure what happen but it might of been old already. One of the bulbs I planted is growing like crazy one of the leaf's on it grew all the way out of the water and some new plant is growing too.
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Quick video I made I'll try to make a better one later.

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So, when you get algae... You need to do things like shorten the photoperiod but you need to manually remove the algae that Is already there. However, 8 hrs was still too long then bro.


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Maybe 5hrs?
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Maybe 5hrs?
That is what I have on mine and I have separated in 2on 3 off and 3 on.

Just make sure you clean the existing algae very well change water to get rid of their spreading and after you set for 5hrs observe for at least 2 weeks to see if you are getting algae again.
Only change the light period time, so you know what you are observing is related to one isolated factor.


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Thanks. Alright I'll try that out. Around what time would be best or it don't matter?
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Thanks. Alright I'll try that out. Around what time would be best or it don't matter?
Around the time you are gonna be likely to want to stare at it!


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Good idea.
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