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Discussion in 'Journals' started by skija, Mar 29, 2017.

  1. DutchMuch

    DutchMuch Junior Poster

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    @skija sound good,
    but as usual
    pics or it didn't happen.
    So until then, all I can say is it sounds good ;)
     
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  2. skija

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    Here's the proof :)
    Nothing special , just a simple tank , after 10 days i was in holiday and no trim

     
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    Oh wow!
    Good looking :D!
     
  4. skija

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    Here's a recent one , not great quality, made with the phone

    IMAG0820.jpg
     
  5. Fissh

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    It's beautiful! That pinnatifida looks amazing!
     
  6. skija

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    Asking about EI again ? ;)
    Do you think its too much if i dose 9 ppm KNO3 and 1.2 ppm KH2PO4 each other day , 3 times per week ?
     
  7. fablau

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    No, I dose 7ppm No3 and 0.8 ppm Po4 and never had problems. Not much different by your suggested dosing... Go for it!
     
  8. skija

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    Thanks for your answer , you dosing each other day or daily ?
     
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    Every other day, 3x a week. I actually dose pretty low macros side, many people dosing EI dose at least 1/3 more than me. So... no worries!
     
  10. Leafinaforest

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    Alohas,

    I seem to be having the same problem as skija. Aloha have u had positive progression with your new fertilizing ratio?
     
  11. skija

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    Till now i don't see any change, but it's maybe too soon to talk about this , i changed the ferts about 2 weeks ago .
    If co2 is in good shape i shouldn't see any change because of the ferts
     
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    Got a question for the more experienced of you guys.
    Considering co2 is in good shape, ferts and lights are ok , plants are growing ok without algae (so basically this is a perfect scenario) .
    After starting the light in how much time should plants start to pearl ?

    Thanks
     
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    So algae is still a problem on your Plants?
     
  14. skija

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    Since i changed the co2 diffuser with a cerges reactor algae problems disappeared.
     
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    If your light is high enough (let's say 50-60 PAR minimum) you should start seeing plants streaming O2 in 5 minutes. Pearling is something that occurs with O2 saturation, and that depends by many factors (flow, current, Co2 diffusion, etc). In my 75 streaming starts in 5 minutes with 50-60 PAR at the substrate and pearling is visible at the end of the day. In my new 20 gl with Co2 with same PAR but more current and less Co2 diffusion (more Co2 bubbles around), pearling occurs much sooner... But still, hard to understand if that "pearling" is due to Co2 trapped in the leaves or plants actually trapping their own O2.
     
  16. skija

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    I'm talking about Co2 trapped in the leaves , see picture attached , of course at the beginning of the photoperiod these bubbles are smaller than in the picture (this picture is from google , not my tank)
    Thanks

    rotala g.jpg
     
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    Thanks skins. Excuse me if my questions have been answered previously, I am just trying to get a firm grip on the whole picture. Do you think the original problem was because you co2 injection was inefficient with a po4 deficiency? Or just a co2 injection issue?

    Thanks!
     
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    Thanks Skija!

    Director typo , I didn't catch the auto correct
     
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    Yes , all the issues were related to co2 , was insufficient , since i switched to cerges reactor all fine
     
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    Thanks buddy, I will focus more on co2 injection and hopefully that's my piece to the puzzle also.

    Aloha
     
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