wow, that looks great! how long was your photoperiod during your dry start? i just started an 11.4 mr aqua, dry start method, with hc. so far its been going for a week, with an 8 hour photoperiod. i noticed a little bit of growth, but heard that upping the photoperiod to 12 hours would really help. so i adjusted my timers yesterday to a 12 hour period, we'll see how this next week goes. im misting it every morning, and have the water just below the substrate. cling wrap over the top as well.
thanks for sharing your progress!