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Old 09-17-2014, 08:04 AM   #1
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Birds nest is bleached?

Ok so the tips of my birds nest is bleaching. I think it may be my lights. It's only about 6" from my current USA orbit LEDs? Water parameters are all good. Just had them check


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Old 09-17-2014, 09:17 AM   #2
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are you sure its bleaching and not new growth? upload a pic.
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Will take one when I get home.


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Old 09-17-2014, 10:36 AM   #4
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Impossible to help with "parameters are good". Do you not have your own test kit? Those orbits aren't going to support the birds long term.
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I got ammonia and the nitrates and nitrites. I take sample to LFS to test others


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Old 09-17-2014, 11:40 AM   #6
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A pic will help but If it is bleaching I'd pin it to alk, bn have a hard time when it comes to alk swings.


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I got ammonia and the nitrates and nitrites. I take sample to LFS to test others


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The others are the most important ones, IMHO your next purchase shouldn't be live stock it should be quality tests for nitrate, phosphate, calc, alk, and mg
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I agree 100% with investing in your own testing equipment. However, if its just the very tips of the birds nest.. no more than a small fraction of an inch (1/16th) or so then then thats likely growth. If its much more than its something to worry about.
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That looks like new growth to me. Good work


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