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Please Help my HC doesnt look so good!

Discussion in 'Talk to Tom Barr' started by ShadowMac, Jul 5, 2010.

  1. ShadowMac

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    I have had my dry start going for a little over 2 weeks and the HC is starting to yellow and brown. At first i was thinking it was because we had some really hot humid days here and the tank got warmer than usual. I allowed it to try out more and cool off, but this hasn't seemed to help. Any help on how to fix this problem would be much appreciated. I will attach some pictures, it has since gotten worse, more brown leaves.
     
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    Hi,

    The substrate has too much water in it....it needs to be moist not wet like that...remember that humidity plays a large role here as well...
     
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    Is this recoverable?
     
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    Yes, I think so.

    You need to dry the substrate out more...you may lose more HC but it will grow back if you are doing things correctly.

    Please note that others are more experienced in this method than I. I just know that it is TOO wet for sure...

    I am sure someone will chime in shortly...

    DSM experts?
     
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    Should i drain some of the water from the substrate or allow it to evaporate on its own? I've had another incident, my lighting went out. Just flickered and died. I think its the harness as i cannot get continuity through one of the wires. So had my brother help me carry the tank over to the window. Looks like its going to be sunlight til i can fix the lighting. Should do better with sunlight, right? Afterall that is what we are all trying to duplicate with our lighting.
     
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    HC is recovered and doing much better now. Thank you Gerryd!
     
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    Glad to hear it....
     

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