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HC cares, how to mantain it

Discussion in 'General Plant Topics' started by Brian20, Sep 13, 2009.

  1. Brian20

    Brian20 Guest

    Thats is my question I have 3 patch of HC about 3 days and it is dieing, I think that it is emersed.

    I have good light, good CO2 (I think 3bps in 29G), good substrate.

    Maybe the temp.... or what?
  2. Philosophos

    Philosophos Lifetime Charter Member
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    Mar 12, 2009
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    3 days is too fast to be nutrients. You most likely do have emersed grown HC.

    High light isn't necessary, but so long as your CO2 is high, it's no harm either.

  3. Gerryd

    Gerryd Plant Guru Team
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    Sep 23, 2007
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    Does the HC pearl at all? What about after a water change? C02 bubble rate does not mean that you have enough c02. Are you using a drop checker at all?

    HC likes a lot of C02. See if you can get some current past it as well, so that c02/nute rich water is brought to it.

    It does not need as much light as you would think. The c02 is more important.

    Please provide some more details on your light and c02 and other setup details????
  4. Brian20

    Brian20 Guest

    Gerryd as you know I have a external reactor, all the plants are pearling very good, I cant push more Co2 because I have some fish gasping for air so I down to 1 bps in the afternoon.

    it can be a pH, kH or Gh problem? or HC adapts?
    maybe time?

    The HC is not pearling... maybe a little make 2 or 3 bubbles in all day. Nutrient deficency? I used KNO3, Micros and Iron. I have K2H2PO4 and KSO4 but still not use it in tank. Still I dont know what happend. all the other plants are growing.

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