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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-13-2019, 11:55 PM Thread Starter
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Am I missing something

Just bought the following plants.

eichhornia diversifolia
Alternanthera reineckii Variegated
sagittaria subulata
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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