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Lady Hobbs
10-07-2010, 02:20 PM
I got some lovely java moss from korith this week that is now pearling. I thought you had to have CO2 to have pearling. At least that's what I've been lead to believe.

10-07-2010, 02:42 PM
No that's a common misconception. Given the proper conditions you can get plants to pearl without CO2. Usually it takes a lot of light, some ferts and some really healthy plants. I've had java moss and hygros both pearl without CO2 running in the tank.

10-07-2010, 05:58 PM
Agree with nic, as long as the plants have a good carbon source you can get pearling. Though I really haven't noticed much pearling in the tanks I have other than the one with co2.