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Bought submerged HC and need help

Hey guys I just received my package of some HC that the supplier grew submerged and I was wondering if there are any tips to grow this stuff successfully? I kept it in the moist paper/plastic baggie packaging because they're seem green and health. They're really small now so I'm hoping that they don't die off before I get my tank set up and ready. Here's what I have to work with:

MGOPS, Fluorite, and Black Diamond sand
A bottle of Flourish Excel
DIY co2

I have 2 separate baggies so I plan on planting one in the tank and one in a clear plastic container I have laying around for poops and giggles. Any help would be appreciated!
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Hey guys I just received my package of some HC that the supplier grew submerged and I was wondering if there are any tips to grow this stuff successfully? I kept it in the moist paper/plastic baggie packaging because they're seem green and health. They're really small now so I'm hoping that they don't die off before I get my tank set up and ready. Here's what I have to work with:

MGOPS, Fluorite, and Black Diamond sand
A bottle of Flourish Excel
DIY co2

I have 2 separate baggies so I plan on planting one in the tank and one in a clear plastic container I have laying around for poops and giggles. Any help would be appreciated!
is your tank filled, its much easier to dry start this

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It is not filled at the moment. I'm moving now so I wanted to wait until I get to the new place before I start filling the tank, so everything is brand new. Any tips on a dry start method?
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It is not filled at the moment. I'm moving now so I wanted to wait until I get to the new place before I start filling the tank, so everything is brand new. Any tips on a dry start method?
Keep the tank sealed so it humid

Keep water below the substrate

Mist everyday 2x's a day

Give it 16 hours of light

Air it out every other day for a few hours to combat mold

Break the hc up in to many small pieces, one or two stems with roots

Plant them like hair plugs

The better broken up the faster it spreads

There's some really good threads here if you search dry start or dsm

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