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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-27-2013, 02:58 PM Thread Starter
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I think I'm High Light

I recently got my 75 gallon tank cycled. I'm running an Aquatic life 48 inch two 54w T5HO lights about six hours a day.. The lights are on the three inch legs. From what I read about par this puts me in the high light category.

I'm using black Diamond sand substrate.

I've put some wisteria that's taking a long to get adjusted. The stems are getting a grayish color and are getting a white stringy substance that hangs from the leaves.

I've started co2 booster daily. Seachem flourish comprehensive once a week, api root tabs, but I haven't seen significant growth.

Any tips on how I can get better growth?

I'm looking to the following soon.

Ludwigia "Red" Hybrid

Narrow Leaf Java Fern


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hook up a CO2 system and start EI dosing, and you'll start to see some growth.

Are you using ONLY black diamond substrate or are you using it in conjunction with some type of soil or enriched plant substrate?
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-27-2013, 06:18 PM
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CO2 makes all the difference, 5X - 10X speed of non-CO2 growth. Liquid CO2 addictive don't match up nearly as much, though its better than not having any carbon source at all.

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