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09-07-2012 05:40 AM
caykuu
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Originally Posted by tetra10 View Post
thanks for commenting! im actually just spraying heavily. i dont want to fill it because i dont want to run into mold and fungus problems. just resprayed today so the hc should be all good. someone told me that if i see leaf yellowing, im putting in too much water. so when i saw the leaves yellowing, i put less water.....
Ah, there's your problem! Like Hoppy said, dry start doesn't actually mean DRY start. The water level must be filled to reach the level just where the substrate ends, basically.
Hmm... I'm thinking the leaves are yellowing for the exact opposite reason. :s Even most land plants MUST have their dirt soaked thoroughly with water every few days, or else they dry to death.

ETA: Check out plantbrain's tank journal on DSM for HC. I managed to find the page for it, so you can start going through the pages on HC from there. You can see in the picture how the water level should be when doing this method for HC. http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...tbrain&page=13 Good luck!
09-07-2012 05:29 AM
Hoppy I can't tell how much water you have in there. A "dry start" doesn't mean dry, just no water above the substrate surface. With your hilly terrain in the tank it is going to be difficult to keep a good level of water for all of the HC. But, at least get the water level up to the level of the lowest spots on the substrate.
09-07-2012 04:29 AM
jkan0228 nice scape you got there. The driftwood could use a little work, I feel like it shouldn't look like an arc and have a base with a few points and sticks sticking out but that's just what I would do.

Any plans for livestock?
09-07-2012 04:26 AM
tetra10
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Originally Posted by caykuu View Post
Whee, that driftwood shape looks like one fun thing to work with. Lots of potential designs.
Hmm, I also agree that the HC looks a bit dry; at least, compared to other photos of DSM with HC that I've seen. Have you filled the tank with water up to the level of the roots? Not covering the leaves, but just so the roots have soaking. That should get it started.
thanks for commenting! im actually just spraying heavily. i dont want to fill it because i dont want to run into mold and fungus problems. just resprayed today so the hc should be all good. someone told me that if i see leaf yellowing, im putting in too much water. so when i saw the leaves yellowing, i put less water.....
09-07-2012 04:17 AM
caykuu Whee, that driftwood shape looks like one fun thing to work with. Lots of potential designs.
Hmm, I also agree that the HC looks a bit dry; at least, compared to other photos of DSM with HC that I've seen. Have you filled the tank with water up to the level of the roots? Not covering the leaves, but just so the roots have soaking. That should get it started.
09-07-2012 01:56 AM
Kai808 The HC does look a little dry. I'm not sure if your light period is too long or if you can try taking off one of the lights. Also try spraying one side of the tank more often just to see if it makes a difference.
09-07-2012 01:08 AM
tetra10
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Did you try my picture trick? That's the best way to see the difference. I believe the 1st week the plant will establish the roots. Once those are set, it will begin to spread.

In my best Mr. Miyagi voice "Patience Daniel Son...Patience!"
I have been watching the HC carefully and have noticed that my HC is melting! here is the link to what I'm talking about
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=189867

is it just that the HC is still adjusting to the environment? the tank is pretty humid, water is sufficient, my greatest suspect is that the lights are bad.....
09-04-2012 11:18 PM
antbug Did you try my picture trick? That's the best way to see the difference. I believe the 1st week the plant will establish the roots. Once those are set, it will begin to spread.

In my best Mr. Miyagi voice "Patience Daniel Son...Patience!"
09-04-2012 11:10 PM
tetra10 five days and no noticeable growth....
09-02-2012 10:54 PM
tetra10 been busy messing around with the camera
no sign of noticeable growth. im spraying with water from my ten gallon, not sure if it is helping. photoperiod is roughly ten hours and i uncover the saran wrap to air the tank out every day. i spray whenever the humidity seems low.




09-01-2012 01:40 AM
tetra10 UPDATE TIME! as antbug suggested, i brook the clumps of HC into smaller pieces to increase the spread rate. when i lifted the pieces of HC up, i notics that some roots hung onto the aqua soil! yay that means the HC is starting to root i think....my room temp is at 65 degrees, will this work for HC?
08-31-2012 11:43 PM
tetra10
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Originally Posted by green_flash View Post
looking nice.

Where did you get the hakkai stone at?
lfs
08-31-2012 11:42 PM
tetra10
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Originally Posted by antbug View Post
If you want your HC to spread faster and I know you do, break it apart more. A lot more. It took me over 3 hours to plant my mini l. You could also try the break apart, sprinkle and press down trick.
ok, will do! im not sure if my HC is moist enough but i dont want to spray too much cuz i dont want mold or fungus
08-31-2012 11:40 PM
tetra10
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Cool scape. Looks wicked to me.
thanks
08-31-2012 05:34 AM
antbug Cool scape. Looks wicked to me.
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