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10 gal Dry Start Iwagumi Journal

Ok, so this is my very first attempt at a dry start, a shrimp (only) tank, and an advanced planted tank. I have previously kept large community tanks with various swords, hornwort, and other simple low light plants. Wish me luck!!!

Here are the specs:

-10 gallon (rim removed)
-Odyssea twin T5HO 18W 6700k bulbs with reflector (not raised for now since I'm begnning dry)
-Aquaclear 20 (cycling in my 55gal tank) with sponge filter
-Glosso carpet started (more plants to follow)
-Fluval Shrimp Stratum
-Fauna planned (25 RCS in a separate 10 gal that I got Friday)(2 otos)
-Paintball C02 will be started in 2-4 weeks when I flood it, and then slowly weaned
-Heater not ordered yet. (suggestions?)
-Plastic is wrapped ontop to hold humidity
-rocks from the mountains in NM where my inlaws live

October 30th- Dry start.

November 5th- Just water and light.

November 10th- Injecting c02 into tank atmosphere now.

November 19th- After 9 days of injecting c02, and adding a few plants.
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