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  1. Kevin_E

    Kevin_E Giant Squid

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    Awesome. I'm jealous of your plant growth. Mine is straggling along.
     
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    Swisswiss Caribbean Reef Squid

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    2 t5s with reflectors, its crazy the difference they make. once its done flowering im going to have to cut her back though she is covering the surface with all her leaves giving me issues with my other plants. also i read that they secret a chemical substance that stunts the growth of other plants?...crazy!!!

    2in10 will she bloom again if she only has submerged leaves?
     
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    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I would guess not, but am not positive. I never had any blooms with mine because I would not let the leaves get to the surface. But I may not have had the right conditions for blooms.
     
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    Swisswiss Caribbean Reef Squid

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  6. Kevin_E

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    I just have a single t-8 hood. Might explain my slow growers lol.
     
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    haha how it pops out
     

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    Swisswiss Caribbean Reef Squid

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    as in one single t8 bulb? or 1 rail with 2 bulbs?
     
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    have you considered investing in a new rail?
     
  12. Kevin_E

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    Not really. I'm getting growth (12 small, but new leaves on 3 plants in 5-6 weeks), they are just growing slowly. They have great color and appear healthy.