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Old 04-06-2014, 12:49 PM   #1
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3rd day of DSM with HC. Some patches look like this.


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I'm using ADA soil and water nearly up to the substrate line I keep a slight opening on the top because I noticed it was getting too moist in the tank.

Should I be concerned?
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Old 04-06-2014, 11:05 PM   #2
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Seems that more patches are getting dark green and or black. (not brown). Seems like most of the leaves are getting flaky.

What could it be?
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Old 04-07-2014, 01:16 AM   #3
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I apologize in advance for my newbieness, but what does DSM stand for?


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Oh I figured it out..dry start method...sorry for wasting time, I feel silly now :-[


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Did you buy them submerged?
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Old 04-07-2014, 01:42 AM   #6
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Yeah DSM = is dry start method.

Yes I had purchased them submerged.

I'm hoping they are just going through a temporary shock or something from being submerged to immersed and will be fine
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Old 04-07-2014, 01:50 AM   #7
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Yeah DSM = is dry start method.

Yes I had purchased them submerged.

I'm hoping they are just going through a temporary shock or something from being submerged to immersed and will be fine
That's what I think, give it a little more time, hopefully they'll snap out of it. I've had the same thing happen to me. In the right conditions they should come back.
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Yes I hope so
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Old 04-08-2014, 02:11 AM   #9
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They are getting worst please help!

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They obviously have good healthy soil, so I would say the only explanation is the shock of going from submerged to emersed, there is still some good life in them I would say don't get 5 alarm worries until they have been in there a week and they get a little worse, I've seen plants get worse than that and still turn around.


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Hey, I'm having the same issue, but not as extreme. With maybe 10% of my HC now, during dry start, from submerge, shipped wet, now emersed.

Does misting more help? I mist a ton every day. It's a hooded tank but there is minimal airflow -- it holds humidity though.
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I would say the extra misting would help, but I don't think you want to to the point that water is puddling, I'm no expert on DSM though, maybe OP can try more misting and a more evap proof top?


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I'm not sure about misting as much. From what I'm reading is that hc doesn't appreciate being soaked all the time. I also noticed everything in the tank is staying quite moist even the stones with the top slightly open during the day. I just hope the plants come back to life lol! It's been day 4 now...
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I'm not sure about misting as much. From what I'm reading is that hc doesn't appreciate being soaked all the time. I also noticed everything in the tank is staying quite moist even the stones with the top slightly open during the day. I just hope the plants come back to life lol! It's been day 4 now...

I would hold back then, but I think a more evap proof top raising the humidity might make the nutrients more available through the foliage?..again I'm just hypothesizing...it's weird to me how plants that grow under water, when grown emersed will do worse if the get overly wet lol. But like I said, I'm a complete DSM noob, so that's a concept I'll have to learn.


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Yea I don't get how the plant being an under or above water plant have issues of being too dry and or too wet lol if that makes any sense! I guess Ill just have to hope for the best.

I think I'm starting to see new growth though so ill update when I am sure of new growth
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