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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-16-2019, 02:20 AM Thread Starter
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How do I get my reds more red? I run co2, dose pps pro, finnex 24/7 with a dual t8 fixture with a 6500k and "natural spectrum" plant light. I've read it's light, I've read it's iron. I was planning on getting a finnex monster Ray for the color enhancing aspect.
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More often than not lighting is the key.

Any idea what your PAR level may be?

What plants are you speaking of?
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No idea what my par is honestly, I have ar mini, ludwigia super red, and ar
 
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More often than not lighting is the key.

Any idea what your PAR level may be?

What plants are you speaking of?
Agreed....90% of the time it comes down to light.

More light = more color.

More light also means more important to get everything else right (CO2/ferts/maintenance).


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How do I get my reds more red?
The most common reason why some red plants are green is too much nitrogen.

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