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Hmm, amazing

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sorry to burst your bubble but that is not pearling, its simply the oxygen being offgassed from your tapwater after the water change.
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sorry to burst your bubble but that is not pearling, its simply the oxygen being offgassed from your tapwater after the water change.

I know that just thought id share what i enjoy.
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I know that just thought id share what i enjoy.
it does look pretty
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In your opinion jreich, do the plants look healthy? Im asking because i dont inject co2 and i only use sub ferts once amonth. I have this theory that because of the way i have my tank setup for water changes, there is a higher concentration of co2 in the water.
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Well, I'm no Jreich, lol, but I think they look real good. If your Madagascar Lace is happy, then the rest of your plants should be, and it looks great!
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they do look good. keep up on good trims and maintenance and they will stay that way

c02 dissipates in about 45 minutes to a 1.5 hours depending on flow and surface agitation
after a water change it doesn't stay there long. u go back to equilibrium which is about 2-3 ppm


and my water must suck.. i can't do that.. ever. when i change water. i just change water. only difference is fish act different for a few hours

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Well, I'm no Jreich, lol, but I think they look real good. If your Madagascar Lace is happy, then the rest of your plants should be, and it looks great!
this made me shoot strawberry quick out my nose
i agree everything does look healthy.
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Well, I'm no Jreich, lol, but I think they look real good. If your Madagascar Lace is happy, then the rest of your plants should be, and it looks great!
Im assuming the lace is the hardest to grow?
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Im assuming the lace is the hardest to grow?
I don't know, I have one and it's moody as hell. They get algae very easily it seems like. They have a reputation of being difficult, and your's looks great. So does the furry thing in the middle!

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this made me shoot strawberry quick out my nose
i agree everything does look healthy.
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This is also my favorite part of water change, my huge clump of water sprite turns my tank into a fizzy cola!!
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Hahahaha...you guys like the 7up look. I have been dealing with the 7up look for couple of months. Too much CO2 needed in a too small CO2 reactor. I was still getting fine bubbles. I finally solved it by adding a sponge over the water output head. Added an extra powerhead connected to a spraybar to circulate the water in the tank faster. Finally, I see no more fine bubbles.


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Yea this only lasts for a couple hours then its gone. I do water change 2 to 3 times a week.
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sorry to burst your bubble but that is not pearling, its simply the oxygen being offgassed from your tapwater after the water change.
What exactly is pearling?
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