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HC darker than usual?

My HC seems darker than usual, or I think it is. Is it normal for it to be dark(er) green? The lighter green patches are from an emmersed patch *which doesn't seem to be doing so well transitioning from emmersed to immersed *

The darker green patches were in my tank for about 2~3 weeks if that helps. My nitrates seems to be too low as the recommended dosage for a 13g isn't enough apparently.

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Yeah, it is, but I'm thinking it's algae on the leaves?

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probably BGA starting to form


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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-17-2011, 08:12 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah, it is, but I'm thinking it's algae on the leaves?
It's kind of like anubias, in a sense, where the leaves are just growing darker.
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Well, it looks good IMO. Gives some depth to the carpet.

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i have the same algae issue, are you using T5? i have reduced my light and this algae is less now but still there. co2 needs to be increased as well.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-17-2011, 09:21 PM Thread Starter
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I'm using two 30W T5HO bulbs on my tank right now. It doesn't look like algae though, well not the usual kind I guess :\ (ignore the algae on the anubias, it was from another tank lol)

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