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etgregoire 09-12-2012 03:00 PM

A few DSM questions...
 
1- is there anywhere online considered to be THE how to guide for this?

2 - is this technique considered only for growing a carpeting on the substrate?

3 - I see lots of people talk about HC and glossostigma - what Other plants work?

4 - are there particular substrates that work best for DSM?

Thanks!!

etgregoire 09-13-2012 02:55 PM

Bump...

Anyone?

salmon 09-13-2012 03:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by etgregoire (Post 2008483)
1- is there anywhere online considered to be THE how to guide for this?

2 - is this technique considered only for growing a carpeting on the substrate?

3 - I see lots of people talk about HC and glossostigma - what Other plants work?

4 - are there particular substrates that work best for DSM?

Thanks!!

1- Dont think there is one particular "THE how to" out there, best to search for similar examples for what your planning to do

2- For the most part for many that do it, yes, i'd say so. But not limited to just carpet plants

3- There are lots...lots of aquatic plants can handle it quite well. There are a few that wont, like blyxa, vals etc.

4- I would recommend Aquasoil personally, but any nutrient rich substrate should in theory work the same

etgregoire 09-13-2012 03:11 PM

Thanks Salmon

salmon 09-13-2012 03:17 PM

No problem. shameless plug, but my 75P journal in my sig below has some examples of using different plants in a DSM. There are a few other good examples in the journals on here as well.

etgregoire 09-13-2012 05:10 PM

Cool I am checking out your journal now!


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