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Has My Substrate Run Out Of Gas?

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Question - when I set up my 75G 2 years ago I used 50% gravel and 50% Red Sea "Flora Base" Substrate.

Lately, however, my growth has seemed to slow way down. I am wondering - has my substrate run out of gas? Should I consider supplementing?

I have been to ADA and you can spend $1M on substrate supplies there....any other ideas?

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In the last 2 years have you changed your light bulbs?

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No, I have not.

I did buy 2 new ones (I use 4 total)....but stopped short of buying 2 more to complete the set becuase I couldnt get a solid answer on if people really believed that CF lights wear out.

Maybe I will buy two more and just see if that helps. That will give me spares in case bulbs eventually burn out.
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I did buy 2 new ones (I use 4 total)....but stopped short of buying 2 more to complete the set becuase I couldnt get a solid answer on if people really believed that CF lights wear out.
I agree, I've heard both sides, could be that it's making a little less light.

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