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What causes red plants to turn green?

I have a few new red plants and most of the leaves are turning green. I wasn't sure what might cause this. They are growing but just not the deep red I wanted. I have DIY co2, 96w T5HO quad, and EI on a 25T.
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Probably transplant shock.

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What light bulbs are you using?
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I have DIY co2, 96w T5HO quad, and EI on a 25T.
T5ho Quad of which type of bulbs? this is a huge variable...


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Most plants that we like to see be reddish colored are that color only if they are growing in good health and fairly rapidly. With the light you have I doubt that you will ever get the plants growing in good health with DIY CO2. Most likely you will soon have green plants covered with black brush algae. When you use DIY CO2 it is virtually impossible to avoid the fluctuations in CO2 concentration, day to day, that trigger BBA growth.

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T5ho Quad of which type of bulbs? this is a huge variable...
6500 or 6700K. The ones that came with the freshwater odyssea fixture.

If CO2 is the cause it should be resolved soon. I'm still working up the nerve to spend like 300 bucks on a bottle and regulator.
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6500 or 6700K. The ones that came with the freshwater odyssea fixture.

If CO2 is the cause it should be resolved soon. I'm still working up the nerve to spend like 300 bucks on a bottle and regulator.
You really could easily get a reg and bottle for under $150. There's no reason to have to spend $300.
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You really could easily get a reg and bottle for under $150. There's no reason to have to spend $300.
Since you replied first, what do you think of this one?

http://milwaukeeinstruments.com/co2regulator.html
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