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    So after a water change, I always have micro bubbles for a bit in the tanks due to the way the water changer works. But after this morning's change, I've got three plants that have a thin stream of constant bubbles coming off them. What is this?
    ~Erin
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    I'm not sure, but I think that means you have happy plants.
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    • #3
      If they are stem plants that float you may have broken the stem and they are leaking air, this happens to my Cabomba after I trim it.
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      • #4
        It's the crypt, the cardinal, and the red/green sword. All the bubbles are coming off the leaves themselves.
        ~Erin
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        • #5
          I believe that is what they call "pearling".
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          • #6
            Congrats....you have happy plants
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            • #7
              I get that sometimes too after water changes. I wonder what abut a water change triggers it.

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              • #8
                I believe it is because when you put fresh water into the tank you are putting more oxygen into the water than it normally has and that causes the pearling.
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                • #9
                  Yay happy plants!
                  ~Erin
                  10g, 20g, 29g, 55g

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                  • #10
                    Oh man, I want happy plants
                    It does not matter if you are right or wrong...
                    As long as you learn and Keep Moving Forward!

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                    • #11
                      I believe you can find a scientific diagram of a happy plant here.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Raerianna View Post
                        So after a water change, I always have micro bubbles for a bit in the tanks due to the way the water changer works. But after this morning's change, I've got three plants that have a thin stream of constant bubbles coming off them. What is this?
                        As you've learned the bubbles coming off a plant is a good thing. That is a steady stream of oxygen being released and is known a pearling. Only happy plants will do this, so good job!

                        The bubbles after a water change is a very common occurrence, even worse in the colder months. The colder the water the more gasses are trapped in it. If it gets too bad you may want to fill your tank a little slower and add airlines to help the gasses escape. The reason for this caution is that if one of those gas bubbles get trapped in a fish's gills it can cause them stress; and if really extreme can kill them.
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                        • #13
                          Um... my Angels like to swim through my bubble bar, is that dangerous?
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                          • #14
                            A bubble bar is different. It is the absorbed gas that is the issue.

                            I am tired, but hopefully this will make sense.....

                            When water is very cold, but still liquid, it can trap and hold more gasses. It can reach a point of supersaturation. These gasses could be any number of things found in our atmosphere. Then, move that water to the stove and quickly heat it up to just above room temperature. Even without being near the boiling point you will see bubbles forming in the water. This is what happens when replacing water in an aquarium.
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                            All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.
                            Walt Disney

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                            • #15
                              Gotcha... get some rest... I see you made a rant section lol
                              It does not matter if you are right or wrong...
                              As long as you learn and Keep Moving Forward!

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