Rick ~ The new tanks are looking good. I love the backgrounds. Man I wish I lived closer to you, I'd smack you for taking down that 125
. What beautiful fish.
As for the DSM. You should get a spray bottle and spray the back AS to keep it moist. You also don't want that puddle in the front. I know it's hard with the steep incline, but you just need to stay on top of it. You should be able to grow the HC no problem with the DSM, but if you're not going to have co2 on these tanks, it's going to melt when you fill it.
As far as the smacking goes, my wife's already done it, lol. She loves that tank/discus. The backgrounds im starting to think were pointless since I plan to cover the the background with stem plants.
As far as the DSM, its you who introduced me to it, so thx. Also, do you recommend for me to remove the small amount of water? Or just keep the plants above the water line? All 3 tanks will have co2, so hopefully once i flood the tank it wont melt. I do have a spray bottle with water and dry fertz mixed in. I was planning to just spray 2x's daily, do you recommend spraying more times? Thx Anthony