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post #16 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-31-2012, 07:28 AM
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i do have some algae issue which i dont know what they are... its like on the glass under the substrate... browning looking... dont have pictures
Metoo i have that. I figured the cause to be to much ferts under the substrate, as in root tabs :p

Are you using root tabs?

Correct me if im wrong.
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post #17 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-31-2012, 04:48 PM Thread Starter
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Metoo i have that. I figured the cause to be to much ferts under the substrate, as in root tabs :p

Are you using root tabs?

Correct me if im wrong.
well i'm not using any root tabs lol but it could be something else maybe to much fertz? idk... i hope someone can help tho lol
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I inject c02 from an inline atomizer leading into a rex grigg style reactor. It turns on 1.5 hours prior to my lights, and I have observed pearling within an hour of the lights being on. Constant ripple on the surface, surface skimmer + lilly ripples. Ferts should always be at optimum levels

You turn on the CO2 before lights go on to make sure plants have it immediately?

I just assumed it took them a bit to "wake up" and turned mine on (DIY) after lights go on.
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we turn co2 on before light are for one reason is to get max photo period... so that when plants "wake up" they already have it ready for them to use and wont need to wait for it to build up... some plants "wake up" at different time so you never know which one will "wake up" first but this way the plants will have it there when they need it....

also turn off 1-2 hours before lights go out also... for the reason of the plants using up all or most of the remaining co2 before the lights go out....


many people will do this to get max plant growth
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