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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-30-2011, 08:09 PM Thread Starter
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plants pearling question

I have a 90 gallon with
Paint ball co2 runs 24/7 and
T5 ho x 4- 6 hours a day.
My question is I have money wart
And 30 minuts after my lights kick on
They will start to pearl. I also have some java fern
And that will create air bubbles on the underside of the
Leaves after about two hours of the lights being on.
Is this normal or is something out of whack?
Any ideas would be helpful thanks
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Absolutely normal. Pearling is the visible release of o2 during photosynthesis.


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Ok thanks for the reply. In my other tanks it happens but usually the last hour or so of the
Photo period.
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I see this mostly right after a big water change....like 1 to 2 minutes afterwards. They must really love the minerals in there.

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Yeah I just thought it was crazy that they started to pearl that fast with not a crazy amount of light over the tank.
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I see this mostly right after a big water change....like 1 to 2 minutes afterwards. They must really love the minerals in there.
That's just because city tap water has higher amounts of oxygen than that which is found is most of our aquariums... it's pretty normal, just diffusion gradients equalling themselves out. That's why it doesn't continue on all day
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Thanks for the question and the answers!!!! I was kind of wondering that too.
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