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    Christmas moss and pellia turning brown

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    Hi all

    What can i do to revive the moss and pellia? temp of tank is already at 27-28deg with a fan and 4x36W PL. Just started my dosing regime of Lushgro KNO3, KH2PO4 and Lushgro micros twice a week.

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    Gene, like I said in the pm, work on the CO2. The nutrients are not going to work its wonder if the CO2 is poor when you use CO2 enriched methods. Moss cannot use bicarbonate as a source of carbon...they can only use CO2.

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    I have up been using 5bps since i started out this 3ft tank but moss and pellia still browning...its 5bps not enough still?

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    If for example you're pumping 5bps but using a diffusor in a 4ft tank, it's not going to work.

    There must be something wrong with the way you dissolve the CO2, or water circulation. Temperature plays a part too particularly for mosses.

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    Hi squeel, Am using a internal reactor and should be working fine cause can see very fine bubbles coming out from the rain bar. However, i put my rainbar horizontally close to the surface with the the holes on the bar facing 45deg downwards. Wanted to keep the rainbar out of view.

    Have just changed its position and now its vertical at one corner of the tank. Hope it helps...

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    Quote Originally Posted by genes
    Hi squeel, Am using a internal reactor and should be working fine cause can see very fine bubbles coming out from the rain bar. However, i put my rainbar horizontally close to the surface with the the holes on the bar facing 45deg downwards. Wanted to keep the rainbar out of view.

    Have just changed its position and now its vertical at one corner of the tank. Hope it helps...

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    Rainbar on the surface of water? You probably loose quite a bit of CO2 that way!

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    Indeed i have lost lots of co2...with the rainbar vertical, my nanas and dd and toninas are bubbling now....christmas moss seems to be getting better...looks greener with very very fine and short hair on the leaves...hope its not algae.

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