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post #12 of (permalink) Old 11-25-2012, 06:19 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by beedee View Post

i noticed on my old 11.4g that after i filled it, the hc seemed to take off and thrive much more than it did when it was dry starting. right now my photo period is 12hrs, so i hope it doesn't trip out after i fill it, crank the co2, and reduce the light to a 5-6 hour photo period.

thanks again, and i will be watching this thread for updates!
Many don't reduce the photoperiod so it's not something you have to do. I didn't even learn that from anyone else, my dry starts were hit or miss with algae issues so it's just something I decided to try, it worked a few times, kept doing it. Cranking the CO2 will be helpful regardless though.
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