Too much light! - Lighting - Aquatic Plant Central

Go Back   Aquatic Plant Central > Special Interest Forums > Lighting

Lighting Science of Aquatic Lighting - Aquarium lighting is essential for healthy aquatic plants. Discuss proper aquatic lighting for your plants and fish here.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-24-2017, 05:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 15
iTrader Ratings: 0
Beerman is a regular member
:
Default Too much light!

Hi,
This is my first post!
I have a 46 gallon bow front. Right now it is light to mod planted, but want to plant heavy.
I have been using seachem frets, but have realized I was way under dosing! Some algae. I have ordered dry ferts from GLA, and have really uped my seachem products starting today to follow the EI dosing regime until dry ferts arrive. I have a 36 inch Ray2 in front to penetrate the bow area and a 36 marineland aquatic plant led in back. I'm pushing approx 20-30 ppm co2. It looks like my wisteria has leaf curl? Is this to much light? Any other ideas or comments?
Thanks!!!
Beerman
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0086.jpg
Views:	102
Size:	517.7 KB
ID:	50897   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0401.jpg
Views:	101
Size:	376.4 KB
ID:	50905  
Beerman is offline   Reply With Quote

Advertisement [Remove Advertisement]
Old 01-24-2017, 08:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Seattle_Aquarist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 5,061
iTrader Ratings: 30
iTrader Positive Rating: 100%
Seattle_Aquarist is a regular member
:
Default Re: Too much light!

Hi Beerman,

Welcome to APC!

Leaf curl can be an indication of a nutrient deficiency depending upon where the leaf is curling (edges, tip, etc) and how it is curling. For example if the leaf curl is at the tip, and it is 'hooking' downward that could indicate a calcium (Ca) deficiency. Usually several leaves will be effected, not just one.

Can you provide a picture of the plant with a leaf showing the 'curl' you are concerned about?
Seattle_Aquarist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2017, 12:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 15
iTrader Ratings: 0
Beerman is a regular member
:
Default Re: Too much light!

Here is of a picture of the leaf curl I was concerned with.
Thanks!!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0088.jpg
Views:	81
Size:	495.8 KB
ID:	50913   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0087.jpg
Views:	82
Size:	501.7 KB
ID:	50921  
Beerman is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Old 01-25-2017, 12:40 PM   #4 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 15
iTrader Ratings: 0
Beerman is a regular member
:
Default Re: Too much light!

One other thing.living in the upper Midwest where water is very hard. I have a water softener. Is this a big problem? I can get non softened water from outside, but will need to heat.
Thanks!!
Beerman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2017, 12:49 PM   #5 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
s2man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Kansas City-ish
Posts: 215
iTrader Ratings: 0
s2man is a regular member
:
Default Re: Too much light!

Yeah. That is a big problem. Your softener is replacing calcium ions with sodium.

I have hard water, too. I got a couple of 5-gal jugs and can refill them with RO water for $0.37/gal. I mix 1/3 RO with my tap water...
s2man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2017, 12:58 PM   #6 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 15
iTrader Ratings: 0
Beerman is a regular member
:
Default Re: Too much light!

Does that require a lot of testing or do you just eyeball it?
Beerman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2017, 01:51 PM   #7 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
s2man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Kansas City-ish
Posts: 215
iTrader Ratings: 0
s2man is a regular member
:
Default Re: Too much light!

I have test kits. But, you should be able to get your water hardness from your water supplier. Mine puts out reports I can download in pdf format.

My water is about 15Dh and I wanted it around 10, so I just put in1/3 RO. Close enough for me. Some folks call that micro management. Some local breeders just use the hard water and are successful. I like my fish to have water which is closer to their natural environment, so I spend the $4 on each WC.
s2man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2017, 03:34 PM   #8 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 15
iTrader Ratings: 0
Beerman is a regular member
:
Default Re: Too much light!

My Kdh is 20 and my Gh is 6. PH out of tap is 8.2 after co2 my pH meter is 7.4 I will start using water from outside which bypasses softener. My tank is 46 gallon ,if I do a 20 gallon water change, would I mix 15 gallon house water and 5 ro. With this my pH will change I assume. Will I have to monitor pH and adjust co2 than as well?
Thanks!
Beerman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2017, 05:59 PM   #9 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
s2man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Kansas City-ish
Posts: 215
iTrader Ratings: 0
s2man is a regular member
:
Default Re: Too much light!

Sorry, I meant my Gh is 15, not Dh. Limestone country, here in Missouri.

Are those your tap water prams? Those sound good to me; Just bypass the softener.

Also, if I were you, I would wait for someone more knowledgable on water than me to comment before buying RO.
s2man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2017, 06:29 PM   #10 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 15
iTrader Ratings: 0
Beerman is a regular member
:
Default Re: Too much light!

Yes those are the tap parameters.
Thanks!!
Beerman is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Aquatic Plant Central > Special Interest Forums > Lighting > Too much light!

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 07:10 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.