HC darker than usual?
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 08-17-2011, 09:52 AM   #1
DerangedCorgi
Algae Grower
 
DerangedCorgi's Avatar
 
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: San Gabriel, CA
Posts: 131
Default

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.

DerangedCorgi is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 08-17-2011, 01:11 PM   #2
Geniusdudekiran
Prodigious Plant Pundit
 
Geniusdudekiran's Avatar
 
PTrader: (44/100%)
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Columbia, SC
Posts: 5,371
Default

Yeah, it is, but I'm thinking it's algae on the leaves?
__________________
"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." -- Steve Jobs
Geniusdudekiran is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-17-2011, 02:16 PM   #3
Optix
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
Optix's Avatar
 
PTrader: (3/100%)
Join Date: May 2011
Location: derrty south
Posts: 712
Default

probably BGA starting to form


...pray that Im wrong
__________________
ΔΙΡΤ Fraternity, Inc. #33
Optix is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-17-2011, 09:12 PM   #4
DerangedCorgi
Algae Grower
 
DerangedCorgi's Avatar
 
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: San Gabriel, CA
Posts: 131
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Geniusdudekiran View Post
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.
DerangedCorgi is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-17-2011, 09:16 PM   #5
Geniusdudekiran
Prodigious Plant Pundit
 
Geniusdudekiran's Avatar
 
PTrader: (44/100%)
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Columbia, SC
Posts: 5,371
Default

Well, it looks good IMO. Gives some depth to the carpet.
__________________
"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." -- Steve Jobs
Geniusdudekiran is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-17-2011, 10:14 PM   #6
happi
Planted Tank Guru
 
happi's Avatar
 
PTrader: (20/100%)
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Posts: 2,769
Send a message via Yahoo to happi
Default

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.
__________________
happi is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-17-2011, 10:21 PM   #7
DerangedCorgi
Algae Grower
 
DerangedCorgi's Avatar
 
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: San Gabriel, CA
Posts: 131
Default

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)

Last edited by DerangedCorgi; 08-18-2011 at 06:13 AM..
DerangedCorgi is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may 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 08:11 AM.


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