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Lit up the trees today

I've decided to slowly move some plants around to make the forest look more organized. The taller plants are being moved towards the back.

After a large water change today, the plants put on their "lights" and started pearling like crazy.

Still waiting for the carpet to fill in. I started cranking up the CO2 last night.

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just wondering is that all pearling or is alot of it from your water change leaving air bubbles everywhere? Just wondering because i see it on the glass and its everywhere. If not then dang thats alot of pearling!
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I think it's pearling. It isn't that heavy all the time but it has happened in the past. I'm thinking it's because I'm increasing the CO2?

It's still there and I did the water change around 11:00 this morning.

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I think it's pearling. It isn't that heavy all the time but it has happened in the past. I'm thinking it's because I'm increasing the CO2?

It's still there and I did the water change around 11:00 this morning.
looks very similar to "fake pearling" after a water change. Water in the tap is super saturated with oxygen and will create small air bubble on all surfaces.

refer to this link created by one of the members here.
https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=800754

I'm not saying your plants don't pearl but large water changes will enhance the appearance of pearling. Plus i don't really think Co2 plays a big factor in "pearling". I think high light does it. My 20 gallon long will make plants leak air bubbles or "pearl" and i don't add co2 at all. All due to 2 6500k CFL right at the top of the tank that grows more algae than plants.

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