I'm about 16 days in to the dry start and the roots on all the plants seem to have developed pretty well. Unfortunately I've been blighted by mold - white, stringy, spider-web like strands on and around a lot of my plants. I tried drying my tank out (which was previously covered 100% of the time), keeping it only half covered and spraying with 4:1 water and 3% hydrogen peroxide, and have so far been unable to control the mold. I'm thinking I can either spray with 100% Excel which other people have found helps control algae or mold, or flood the tank now even though I was planning on flooding at the 6 - 8 week mark.
Does anybody have any suggestions?
Returning to the hobby, for the
second third time.