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Beside co2, what else can make Pantanal stunted?

Discussion in 'General Plant Topics' started by a-hua, May 15, 2011.

  1. a-hua

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    hi all,

    My Pantanal stunted a few days ago. Before this time, I know it should be co2 issue. But oddly, this days I just went to low light + crazy co2 bubbles per second.

    The tank is...
    80L, middle heavy planted tank,
    T5NO 14W (ONLY!), 20cm above the water surface,
    700 L/W powerhead + DIY filter,
    co2 goes into the intake of the powerhead, 5~6+ bps,
    some ripples, good current,
    EI dosing,
    The Pantanal stunted, a unknow plant melted, but the others (Syngonanthus,tonina,Rotala indica..) are fine....

    After stunted, i increased the co2 day by day (even kill some shrimps and guppies), the tip of Pantanal still not become better....
    So, are there some thing I miss ???


    a-hua
     
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  2. Tom Barr

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    Patience and time...........takes a little bit for recovery.
    Lower KH's seem to help for some folks.........I found it grew fine in both moderate and low KH's......good GH also seems to help.
     
  3. dutchy

    dutchy Plant Guru Team
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    A sudden change in the amount of light can stunt plants like that. It can take up to two weeks for the plants to adapt. The stunted ones will from new shoots after some time.

    Keep KH and GH 4 or lower.
     
  4. Tom Barr

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    High GH(about 10), KH about 4-5.
    [​IMG]

    Low GH(about 2-3) and KH is 1
    [​IMG]

    Lighting is different, so the color comes out different, not flash was used.

    But they both grew pretty fast.
     
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    IME, a good fresh and healthy stock is also important.
     
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    Same lighting, CO2, etc. on both? The pic from the higher GH/KH appears to have more more red while the 2nd looks a little washed out in comparison.

    Nevermind... just saw the lighting was different.
     
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    IME, a change in light spectrum can cause a faded color.
     
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