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HC in a high tech tank.

Hi, guys I would like to know if I'm going to run into trouble growing a carpet of HC in my 40 gallon breeder. I currently have a finnex ray II 36" 29 watt LED light, 5lb pressurized co2, and eco complete as an substrate. Also I dose maco and mico ferts daily. Lastly, if I plan to get emersed HC what should I expect when I plant the HC with in the first few weeks.
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high tech is probably the best thing you can do for HC. can't tell you about what to expect; i've never kept it before but my preceding advice is based upon many others' experiences that i've read :P
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That is a really good set up actually, depending on the quality of the led light. If it is high end then you are more than good to go. Search on the web about HC growth. There is one with pictures and what to expect.
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IMO HC is not that light demanding (medium-ish) if you have really good CO2 distribution. I have a crapton of duckweed in my tank that blocks alot of light and it grows like a weed.
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Should I expect the plant to be melting if I buy the emersed form?
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Should I expect the plant to be melting if I buy the emersed form?
I used HC that I had in an emersed set up for months due to no where to put it and I experienced no melting. I think if you keep CO2 levels high enough in that initial period its very minimal.
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Hi, guys I would like to know if I'm going to run into trouble growing a carpet of HC in my 40 gallon breeder. I currently have a finnex ray II 36" 29 watt LED light, 5lb pressurized co2, and eco complete as an substrate. Also I dose maco and mico ferts daily. Lastly, if I plan to get emersed HC what should I expect when I plant the HC with in the first few weeks.
Melting will result either way. It's just a transition phase plant have to go through when the environment changed. Lots of co2, cool water temp (no higher than 80F) works with me.


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