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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-15-2013, 10:56 AM Thread Starter
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Hi guys, been reading up about the dry start method, I'm setting up a 12G long, I'm in the UK so had to have one made for me as you can't get them over here. Thing that's worrying me is our current temps as its winter and this is sitting on my windowsill so with temps being low and trying DSM is it just going to fail as there is no way I can get warmth into the tank? I'm using HC and Hairgrass as its an Iwagumi.

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-15-2013, 12:09 PM
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i would move it away from the window and cooler temps and use the same fixture and bulb you plan to put on the tank after you flood it.

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Well I do have the lighting unit built, its LED but even if its away from the window I think it will still get quite cold.
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