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post #46 of 56 (permalink) Old 09-01-2013, 06:48 PM Thread Starter
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DSM conditions are fine. Basically, you would do it the same way you would ship plants. For me, that would maybe 1/4 cup of water and fill the bag about 1/2 way full, use more than one if you get past that. I wouldn't worry about getting the old substrate out of the root system and then put the substrate in a bag, bucket, etc to reuse if that is your plan.
And when I replant, do I do another quick DSM for them to root or plant directly in water?
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And when I replant, do I do another quick DSM for them to root or plant directly in water?
Either works. I have become less of a fan of DSM over the years. I find it takes longer and has more room for error. Planting HC is a pain compared to dry start but I just would rather take the extra few hours. Just make sure to take a break if you don't want to do a DSM tank and just go for it. It's really no different than if you were starting a brand new tank though, pick whatever way you prefer.
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Either works. I have become less of a fan of DSM over the years. I find it takes longer and has more room for error. Planting HC is a pain compared to dry start but I just would rather take the extra few hours. Just make sure to take a break if you don't want to do a DSM tank and just go for it. It's really no different than if you were starting a brand new tank though, pick whatever way you prefer.
Perfect, just picked up a 12g long on CL for $50. Here we go.
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Perfect, just picked up a 12g long on CL for $50. Here we go.
Nice. Awesome score right there.
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I am back in business!

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Damn, that was fast and it looks even better. So I guess the heater blowing up was a good thing? j/k. BTW, Welcome to the club.
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Good luck with algea . HC will melt down . DSM is not good way for HC
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And nice progression btw!
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That looks really good. Are you carpeting the whole thing or leaving the sand on the right side? If you leave the sand, I think it would be cool if you put some HC around the back so it isn't such a sharp line.
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That looks really good. Are you carpeting the whole thing or leaving the sand on the right side? If you leave the sand, I think it would be cool if you put some HC around the back so it isn't such a sharp line.
The plan so far is to put a blyxa in the back left corner and a tree (either Mini Pellia or US fissiden) where the little rock is on the right side. Probably a few s Repens around the tree and along the back as well.
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post #55 of 56 (permalink) Old 09-12-2013, 04:25 AM Thread Starter
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Started a new Journal for the 12G Long: 12G Long Iwagumi RCS Tank
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post #56 of 56 (permalink) Old 09-13-2013, 02:27 PM Thread Starter
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Found out what the heater was through a Google Image search. Looks like it was a Resun external control titanium heater: http://www.americanaquariumproducts....um_heater.html

I think I bought it off e b a y though. Either, not worth my time to pursue any further...

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