Does abruptly stopping co2 dosing typically shock plants so that algae bloom occurs
Does abruptly stopping co2 dosing typically shock plants so that an algae bloom occurs, keeping in mind, the tank had algae issues before the co2 better stabilized things? Would the plants need to be weaned off the co2 to avoid shocking them and causing an algae bloom, is that possible?
Or, just cause I have more than enough light to keep using co2, even though I don't want to, is it likely that the algae bloom will come back anyway, even if I do wean the plants off the co2 slowly, and if that is likely, why? I would think it not possible because the extra light is wasted when enough co2 is not present (those parameters are directly dependent on each other, right?)
Or, finally, can one just stop dosing co2 without worrying about shocking plants and the return of algae blooms?
I'm specifically concerned with hair algae that tried to take over my rotala walichii.
Last edited by mef1975; 02-17-2014 at 04:24 AM.