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Old 03-17-2018, 02:13 PM   #1
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Has anyone used the tri spec led I have a unit on my trigon 190 the 90cm-100cm which is larger than the specified unit for that aquarium my worry is I don't think I have enough light for my planted tank. I have a co2 pressurised system running at 2 bubbles per second and starting 2 hours before my light going off 1 hour before the lights my light is running 10 hours per day. I was thinking of getting a light unit for my t5 spare bulbs I have I have seen a deal on the hagen glo starter unit but not sure if this may be too much light any help would be great.
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Haven't used that light - I assume no pearling?
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How many gallon is that tank? 2bps seems a bit low of the tank is 20+ gallons.
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No pearling my aquarium is 190l 42g. Its a trigon 190 so its a deep tank so not sure what par is hitting the substrate. What bps would you recommend I have just bought a co2 drop checker but the solution did not come that was ment to be supplied
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No pearling my aquarium is 190l 42g. Its a trigon 190 so its a deep tank so not sure what par is hitting the substrate. What bps would you recommend I have just bought a co2 drop checker but the solution did not come that was ment to be supplied
Aim for a 1.0 drop in pH. So measure pH just before the CO2 comes on, then measure throughout the day and see how low the pH drops. Slowly increase the amount you are using until you reach ~ 1.0 peak CO2 drop. 42 gallons you'll likely not be able to use bps as reference, they will be "bubbling" too fast to count.

I have a 30 gallon running roughly 2bps and I'm getting a 0.6 peak pH drop, so I'm in the process of ramping mine up.
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So it's been over a month now my co2 has been running and I have been dosing EI ferts but not had much growth in my plants Im now wondering if it could be my Led lights that are not supporting plant growth my monte carlo has some new green coming threw but not getting much else from any of the plants. I have been considering wither to get a t5 starter unit and adding my t5 bulbs in to the mix also, first planted tank so new to this and its now stressing me outClick image for larger version

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Did you check the ph drop? Iíve left mine for the moment but even with 2 CO2 outlets Iím not getting a large ph drop.
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What is your fertilizer dosing regime? More light wouldn't hurt.... as long as you are at proper CO2 levels and ferts are plentiful.
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