Originally Posted by sayurasem
If you have your co2 setup already, use it
I dry start my 10g and pump co2 gas from my paintball setup 2BPS. Poke a hole with a pencil through the saran wrap and just insert your co2 tube in there.
*make sure you make another hole(s) for air circulation. and turn off co2 at night.
This was GREAT advice! Ive been pumping c02 in it for 2 full weeks now.
Originally Posted by Newman
keep us posted how that goes. i'm wondering if it will be enough to show great growth =)
Here are the results:
Yikes, its taken me almost two full weeks to get an update on here. Thats what 60+ hours of work a week will do to ya! Anyway, I took your advice and punched hole in the plastic, feeding the c02 tubing into the free air. Whew! When you pull that cover off to mist, it takes like pure acid! Haha. I am shocked by how much growth I've had in a week due to adding this to the atmosphere inside the tank. Awesome advice guys! Thanks so much. I also added a few other plants to the back. (Thanks rey!) I'll update again after Thanksgiving.
This is week 3 (prior to adding c02)
This is week 4 (after running c02 24hrs a day with a 12 hr photo period)
Here's a macro up against the front wall. Proof that the dry start works well! I obviously couldn't have planted a root up against the glass like that.