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post #11 of 21 (permalink) Old 04-25-2013, 04:43 PM
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I'd say that if your light looks white rather than orangish... you should try using it ^_^

PAR measures the amount of light that can be used by plants.
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Ok i have a problem, my water is turning white. Is the because the root tabs?
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u mean like cloudy? rot tabs leeching into the water column could certainly be a primary reason. I would advise to do a water change, then test your nitrates.
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u mean like cloudy? rot tabs leeching into the water column could certainly be a primary reason. I would advise to do a water change, then test your nitrates.
Like a white cloudy look. I did a little research and determined that it is a bacteria bloom due to the 2 root tabs I put in. They didnt say to do a water change, but I did it anyways last night. It is cloudy again this morning.
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Get rid of the root tabs. Anubias really don't need them, they pull most of their nutrients by their leaves from the water column. The main function of anubias roots is to anchor the plant to something. If you really want to use ferts, try a liquid like Flourish. But anubias have pretty low nutrient requirements, so if two anubias are the only plants in your tank, you can probably skip liquid ferts, too.

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test your nitrates. you may need to do more water changes >.<
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I did try root tabs once and had the same result.
I change to slight Seachem ferts.
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I have 15 wat bulbs in my ten gallon tank. If your hood takes the little ones and there is two of them.

YOU have plenty of light for anything really. I grow hornwort in there, water sprite, ruffled amazon sword liked it in there too. So did the alge......


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I have 15 wat bulbs in my ten gallon tank. If your hood takes the little ones and there is two of them.

YOU have plenty of light for anything really. I grow hornwort in there, water sprite, ruffled amazon sword liked it in there too. So did the alge......
There is one 15w tube
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Cloudy water could be a bacteria bloom. But I think your gravel is too loose for root tabs. They will just dissolve and leak into the rest of the water.

Only stem plants need root tabs, and they would need a different substrate. Your plant needs liquid ferts.
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