Pearling - how soon?
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > Specific Aspects of a Planted Tank > Plants


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-01-2011, 08:46 AM   #1
Golightly
Planted Member
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: England
Posts: 246
Default

Pearling - how soon?


How soon in a plants day cycle would they start to pearl and produce visible oxygen bubbles? Currently my plants start pearling roughly 4 hours after lights and CO2 go on in the morning.

Is it possible to have plants pearling sooner, straight away as soon as the lights switch on in optimal conditions? Or is it a natural process it needs to go through which takes time before the pearling starts?

Just wondering if I need to adjust my CO2 so that it's optimal when the lights go on (currently CO2 is switched on 2 hours before lights).
Golightly is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-01-2011, 11:05 AM   #2
scags
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
scags's Avatar
 
PTrader: (5/100%)
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: port huron michigan
Posts: 332
Default

My plants generally start pearling anywhere from 4 hours to 6 hours after the lights come on.
I am eager to know the same thing as you.
scags is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2011, 12:54 PM   #3
9am53
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
9am53's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: canada
Posts: 457
Default

riccia within an hour or two, the rest start around 4-6 like mentioned.
__________________
Fluval PEEEEMP #9
Fluval 205
2xAC30 + AC MINI (it's Hagen; close enough!)
EHEIM 2215
CO2 stuff c/o REX

9am53 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2011, 08:32 PM   #4
studentZ
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (4/100%)
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Baltimore, MD
Posts: 59
Default

Doesn't this also depend on the oxygen level already present in the tank? That the water has to be "saturated" with oxygen for pearling to occur? So a tank with lower oxygen levels will take longer to pearl than a tank with a higher oxygen level. I'm completely a novice, so I'm really not sure. And my 65gallon with co2 has never pearled.
studentZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2011, 01:33 AM   #5
fishboy87
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
fishboy87's Avatar
 
PTrader: (21/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Garden City, New York
Posts: 939
Default

It seems as though 4 hours or so is a good estimate. Mine always pearled for the 3 days after I did a water change.
__________________
fishboy87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
co2, pearling

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 11:12 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012