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I have a heavily planted 29g right now. I have a planted+ on max for 8 hours with pressurized CO2. According to Tom Barr's CO2 pH/kH chart my CO2 is ideal.

I also EI dose. I am surprised I have gotten 0 algae over the first month the tank has been running. Growth is pretty good but not super fast. Do you think I should crank the light up some or just stay how it is now?
 

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Keep everything how it is for at least another 2 weeks. If no plants are dying you are in good shape.

When transferred, plants need time to adjust. Consider yourself lucky that you don't see any algae.

Keep the good luck going!
 

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If it ain't broke don't fix it.

Incidentally, if you do want to increase lighting, do so very slowly and compensate your CO2 as well. I find that beyond ~60 PAR it becomes very hard to balance plant CO2 needs with livestock.
 

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Depends on your tank really... if you're very sparsely planted, leave it alone... if it's heavily planted and looks like a jungle leave it alone... at least for the next month or so, new tanks need to break in so to speak, after that I would consider another hour, MAYBE 2 on the schedule, but no more than that, and only if you REALLY want additional viewing time or growth
 

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Ok thanks guys! It's only my second Tank so I was expecting algae issues. The fact I didn't have any made me think I wasn't using enough light since I thought that was more plausible than me balancing it right haha.
 
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