Tom Barr;128106 said:I've never once seen this is any of my tanks and the number of tanks and plant species are staggering after 20+ years.........
I suppose some folks can really be over gassing their tanks, and they were larding it on, in such cases, I suppose it could be possible.
Every time I've ever tried it, poor plant growth, algae etc. With some species, they might be adapting fast, better than others. But some species may not.
With more light, you will also find this much less likely I would suggest.
reef12;128115 said:Yes Tom maybe the water , maybe the filter, maybe the gravel as all different from your stuff and water.
No BS had the Rotala Wallichii about go away, the Pogostemon erectus, change it's leaves and boy does that plant smell bad, the Ludwigia Cuba change about 4 times, the Limnophila Aromatica change also.
So maybe as my tank way different then yours could be. What do you think Tom?
What would be your routine on say ferts and light for a 125 and a 75?
I run the ferts this way Macros' every other day 25 Ml of a solution of 1/8 cup to 16 ounces Distilled water, which is used on all of my solutions and kept in the fridge.
On the Micros' 25 Ml from a solution of 3 tablespoons in 10 ounces water.
On the other one 1 tablespoon and half , of potassium sulfate, mag sulfate, and mono potassium phosphate in 10 ounces of water.
Iron 1 and half teaspoons in 4 ounces water dosed everyday.
Any help? Seems I can't find the balance between all for both tanks , but can grow Ambulia like crazy and a few others, really fast
I will fight this battle until I win all the way, sort of like a Reef tank back in the 90s early 2000's
reef12;128358 said:Thanks Tom ,and now I am beginning to understand , the slow ones have no chance at the CO 2 as the fast ones taking all of it.
I think right there, now if the wife would let me set up another 75.
Tom Barr;128511 said:I buy that rational, the diffuser can be more efficient since it produces finer mist and current is better able to mix that versus a higher rate with large bubbles that rise up too fast to become dissolved.
But if you use a method that is not dependent on a diffuser, but rather a reactor or a high mix rate and long return lines etc for longer contact times, then you will never see this.
I've long said that diffuser disc have issues.
The good part: you can see if the rates of CO2 drop and if the gas is stopped for any reason easily.
1. They clog, this changes the diffusion rates
2. They need cleaned
3. It's something else inside the aquarium.
4. They suck on larger tanks
5. They required high out put pressure
6. The bubble sizes change over time.
7. Like CO2 mist from venturis, they add mist all over the place.
8. They break easily
9. Good diffusers cost a fair amount of $$$(ADA were by far, the best ones I used)
I've used them on various tanks over maybe 10 years. I'll never use them personally again.