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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-24-2013, 11:35 PM Thread Starter
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why are my plants not responding to fert dosing

so i got pps-pro pack from one of the members here about a week ago. i used to dose aqueon plant food before and the plants used to bubble all the time when co2 was running. i started dosing pps-pro at night before bed, 1ml/10gal so i was doing 3ml of micro/maco.that wasnt doing much so i uped the dose, didnt work either, then i moved it to before lights on. dint work either. i have dosed 2 days 5ml (thats almost 2ml/10g). there is maybe 1 plant bubbling or 2 but thats all. i should mention that i changed the diffusing method, i went from piece of chopstick in the tubing to a ladder, im assuming there is more co2 in the water now since this looks to be a more efficient method. is there a reason why the plants are not bubbling like before, should i not worry? i was thinking of dosing plant food again tomorrow to see what happens, what do you guys think?
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Are you still using pressurized CO2? Plants will only pearl when there is low O2 in the water as well.
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Are you still using pressurized CO2? Plants will only pearl when there is low O2 in the water as well.
I thought plants pearl when there's a lot of oxygen in the water.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-25-2013, 12:56 AM Thread Starter
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im using diy co2 at about 1b/sec
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