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Am I missing something

Just bought the following plants.

eichhornia diversifolia
Alternanthera reineckii Variegated
sagittaria subulata
lilaeopsis
helanthium tenellum
Eleocharis Montevidensis
Myriophyllum red stem

My tank.
Standard 125 gallon with 75 gallon sump
2 36” beams work da fspec (spanning the center of the tank)
1 48” Finnex Ray 2 (centered in the middle of the tank)
Pressurized co2
Co2 on 1 hour before lights and 8 hour photo period
Nilocg ei based ferts and root tabs
Pool filter sand

2 days in and I have not had any pearling.
1. Do I have enough light?
2. Could I be off gassing too much co2? I just adjusted the flow to not let any water enter the emergency overflow.
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Have you measured your pH for degassed tank water and tank water during 1st hour of photoperiod?


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No I have not. I have read about people on here aiming for 1 degree drop, but wasn’t exactly sure how to determine the saturated co2.
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