<sound of hand slapping forehead>
Well, time to play a little Sherlock Holmes. Here were the changes I noticed in my aquarium the last month:
1) Glosso height increasing
2) Much less pearling
3) Alternathi Reinicki (sp?) was losing color and bottom leaves
4) Surface Scum on surface of water
Well, I happened to be up in the room Saturday morning when the lights came on. Usually 2 of the four come on before the other set. I saw the first 2 come on and waited for the second two....and waited.
You guessed it, through some bulb switching, I found out that two of my bulbs were burnt out!
Replaced the bulbs and #2 and #4 above have been rectified and I trimmed #3 and replanted. I did give some of my glosso a 'haircut' and will see how it responds.
I did ask this one other time but just want a verification:
My glosso has grown over itself many times, so that the leaves of the lowest runners are yellow (Can only see well up next to glass. Am I actually supposed to thin it out by pulling out runners? Tough to do without pulling it all up.
Well, a mystery solved, though it seems obvious to me now.
75 gallon ph 6.8, Nitrate 5.0ppm, Phosphate .5ppm, Ammonia & Nitrites 0
GH & KH ~12 3wpg lighting