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Im pretty new to this whole planted tank thing...and loving it...started around August of this year...and have learned so much along the way

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I was just curious...what is the significance of pearling? I started with a 10 gallon as my experimental tank...and dont really understand the importance or significance of it. Ive had plants grow and thrive that never pearled at all...and then I had some that pearled like crazy while slowly melting away...so whats the point of it all besides looking cool?
 

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Pearling is not that crucial.

As you know, plants expire O2 when the lights are on, due to photosynthesis. When there are a lot of lights, CO2, and nutrients, the O2 production is in overdrive. So, there's an oversaturation of O2 building up on the leaves and such.

You better make sure you provide enough CO2 and nutrients or you'll see plants melting like you have.

An easy solution is to lower your lights but there won't be significant pearling.
 
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