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Old 05-31-2015, 10:17 PM   #801
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Ive had it for years, i run it as a effects light. It runs on a program the simulates the natural day. Its been there since the beginning.


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Old 05-31-2015, 10:21 PM   #802
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Ok, it's the BML.


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Old 05-31-2015, 10:29 PM   #803
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I would go back to how you had the lighting and see if things improve.

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Old 05-31-2015, 10:31 PM   #804
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At 100%?? I feel like the plants might dissolve lol!


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Old 05-31-2015, 10:36 PM   #805
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Are they not dissolving now?


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Old 05-31-2015, 10:39 PM   #806
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Some are some are not. Ive never had much issues with pogo or the purple cabomba.


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Old 05-31-2015, 10:42 PM   #807
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Maybe try just the BML at 70%-85% and see how things go.

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Old 05-31-2015, 10:45 PM   #808
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Yeah, that should give me about 80-90 PAR, this is typically where ive had it. I had it down to 40-25% the last 2 weeks and saw no improvement. Looking back at my notes i was using the spring water mixed with RO back in march and the tank did well (still had some melting). But overall plant health was better.


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Old 05-31-2015, 10:47 PM   #809
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Made some changes, reactor now tilted at 20deg, did a leak test in the pool(no leaks), got the drop checkers to a light green but cant seem to hit a yellow yet. Starting to think i had a false reading from the co2 mist rising into the drop checkers.


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I found your problem. Your reactor is off by a degree!


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Old 05-31-2015, 10:52 PM   #810
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I found your problem. Your reactor is off by a degree!


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While the sarcasm is a bit much for your presence in this thread.. i do agree that b is over thinking this.
I may have to bow out here bro but it's the freaking water.. the water it be.. no question in my mind. I can be sarcastic

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Old 05-31-2015, 10:54 PM   #811
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The water it is.


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Old 05-31-2015, 10:58 PM   #812
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BCarl's 26 gallon Bf Build

There's something in the water........ (Carrie underwood) LOL

I think if i tilt the reactor to 19.45 degrees it will fix everything. LOL

Ill pump some city water in tuesday and see what happens... As frustrating as this has been, WHEN i get it right I have learned so much about this hobby through all my struggles, tankin should be pretty smooth....


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Old 06-01-2015, 11:29 AM   #813
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Just looked up the water report for our families vacation house, that is on city water. Looks promising, pH 7.3-7.5, GH 105-153ppm or (about 6-8dGH), KH 25-40ppm (1-2dKH), TDS 170-240.
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Old 06-01-2015, 11:39 AM   #814
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Just looked up the water report for our families vacation house, that is on city water. Looks promising, pH 7.3-7.5, GH 105-153ppm or (about 6-8dGH), KH 25-40ppm (1-2dKH), TDS 170-240.

Great! Try that and if your tank starts to look better, your problem will be solved! Fingers crossed for you
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Alright guys, 10 gal of city water got put in the tank today, light increased to about 60% and no micro's. Its a shame that I am not on city water because it was pretty good, pH 7.3-7.4, KH 6 GH 12. A little on the hard side but the carbonate hardness is lower. Next water change I will use 5 gal of city water, and 5 gallons of RO/DI water that does not go through the softener.
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Did you listen real closely for the sounds of your plants weeping tears of joy?

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Why no micros??

Makes no sense to me limiting your plants in that way.

Good news about the city water


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Old 06-02-2015, 03:34 PM   #818
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The input from other forum was a micro-toxicity. If I remove micros and get stunting from other plants I know i need more micros and we can cross that off the list.
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The input from other forum was a micro-toxicity. If I remove micros and get stunting from other plants I know i need more micros and we can cross that off the list.

Your changing too many variables all at once to be able to cross anything of a list


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Old 06-07-2015, 12:18 PM   #820
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If anyone is interested in some conclusions from my substrate experiment, please look at this thread. The Substrate Experiment

I am getting some better growth from the tank. I have a few tips stunt and one stem of rotala was completely clear but the overall the new growth looks pretty good. I will stay the course and see what happens. [/URL][/IMG][/URL][/IMG]
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