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Looks like it growing now. Have you made any changes?
No changes, the hole point to this is for me to be able to set it, and leave it. I open this up once a week and keep the tight on timer 12hrs a day. I did poke some holes in the plastic for some air exchange but it still holds plenty of moisture.

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this looks great, I want to try this too
Try it, I am posting to show everyone my results and reveal how easy it really is.

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Yes ur growth new growth is noticeable. Much less yellow and brown colors and a lot more bright green showing! Good start keep it going!
Thanks, I imagine that the HC will start to cover more of the substrate by the end of the week. At this rate, by week 4 it might be complete. Time will tell...

Thanks for looking everyone. Stay Tuned.
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Week 3 Update

End of Week 3 Results:

Nothing new happening. Looks the same at last week.

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I disagree. Looks greener than last week.
How much light are u blasting?
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I got x2 13w mini spiral CFL's 6,500k. I'm glad you disagree because I like to hear it's progressing even if I can see it myself. I sprayed it with tank water before covering it up for another entire week.

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I disagree. Looks greener than last week.
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Week 4 Update

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Well, I've hit the 1 month mark and things are coming along nicely. The HC seems to be growing well emersed. I hope to see it start filling in more in the next few weeks.

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Really coming along. Much greener!

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This DSM is doing as well as expected. If you look at the close up picture you can see the leaves are very small and some a yellowing. I apologize because it is hard to see in the picture. I attribute this partly to lack of water and neglect. I have been opening the tray only once a week and I haven't added any water beside a quick spay when it's been open. This experiment has been fun so far.

If I were to do this DSM over again I would have used dirt and a 10 gallon tank; however, I am not finished and plan to do at least another few weeks.

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After 4 more week, the HC never filled in the way I wanted it to so I took all the HC out and added it to a different HC DSM i was doing.

Just filled that tank yesterday.

Experiment closed.
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Hi, so I have read the DSM method does not exactly work the best?
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Re: DSM HC Clippings Tupperware! *****Week 4 Update

Hmm. I'm doing HC DSM right now. Today would be the 6th day. Mines looks great. Didn't embed the HC. I just placed it on top. At first when I got it, the HC was yellow. It's now green! All I do is remove the plastic wrap for a bit so I can mist it. Then I cover it up again. I poked several holes with a toothpick. I am using a 55w 5,500k and 75w 6,500k bulb over it (only for today). I had it on a window sill that got a moderate amount of sunlight.


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