Does anyone use the Hydor CO2 green NRG system? What are your opinions about it?
Oh I see lol. So do you mean the Hydor is an overpriced DIY or do you mean ALL systems are overpriced DIY. So what would you recommend? A certain type/brand of pressurized CO2 system or DIY sugar+yeast. I like hands on too and I bet I can link up a good amount of bottles. But whatever gives me a good amount of CO2 im happy.because its an OVERPRICED diy system, nothing more nothing less.
Im not using T5s, I'm using 3 CFL pigtail bulbs 6500k daylight color hooked parellel under my DIY hood.Did you ever think about just lowering your wattage some...say 2wpg? Are those T5s HO? Also turn down your hours from 12hrs to about 8-9hrs.
Staghorn thrives on 2 things: low CO2 and ammonia. Have you checked your ammonia? Lowering your light will act the same as increasing your CO2 since your plant growth will slow down slightly. Could you be leaking ammonia from your mineralized soil? If you vacuumed or stirred it up in anyway, and some "clay-like" soil gets in the water, it will land on the leaves/driftwood, and this will be enough to cause some algae growth.