Hydrogen Sulfide! - The Planted Tank Forum
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Started this tank doing a DSM with crypts, HC, DHG and anubias. DSM was almost 7 weeks long. When I flooded I immediately noticed bubbles coming up from the substrate. When I poked at the substrate TONS of smelly bubbles rose to the surface. Everything I've read about Hydrogen sulfide is that although toxic, it does not dissolve into the water column. Also, aside from some blackened roots most of the plants are good. Just bought all of my stemmed plants when I flooded it. Most of them were grown emersed and have to go through the change. That having been said, should I just leave it be and help the substrate release the gasses? And if so how long should that take (considering the 7 week DSM) Of course, every time I run my fingers through the substrate to release the gas bubbles it totally clouds up my tank. Should I do something different or just make myself a cocktail and sit back and let it do its thing?

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Last edited by Darkblade48; 07-06-2013 at 02:29 PM. Reason: Please use the edit function for back to back posts to keep threads cleaner
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