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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-18-2016, 07:28 AM Thread Starter
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Tupperware Experiment

So I decided to do a little experiment on a dry start using some tupperware which I had layout out. This would prepare me better for any challenges that I would have dry starting my 4ft tank.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-19-2016, 05:52 AM
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From what I have and seen you the tops should not be on tight. For then the plants use up the oxygen in the container.
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Don't have the lids on just clingwrap which I open every day for a few minutes.
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Don't have the lids on just clingwrap which I open every day for a few minutes.
You need to keep it open for at least 2hrs. I am leaving the lid to my tank open 4hrs. I have some red plants though. I tried it your way and the plant died. Also if water gets on the leaves they could mold.

Here setup with bottles.

I get plants from Pet Supermarket that are in great shape with great color. The reason is because their tanks are open.
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A little more growth, One of the smaller rocks got moved, but plants looking much better.
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A little more growth, One of the smaller rocks got moved, but plants looking much better.


This is really brilliant actually. Fun project. I suggest trimming some of the tops after different lengths of time to see if they spread out more


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Growth has been a lot more since the start. Haven't done anything yet. Just natural sunlight.

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